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MLB Draftee comes back to school

MLB Draftee comes back to school

John Miller, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Austin Jones, UW-Whitewater baseball’s pitching ace, has had anything but an ordinary career. After a breakthrough senior year in high school, Jones decided to his take his talents on the diamond to UW-W. Jones’ first year for the Warhawks was surreal. Jones played a significant role in the Warhawks...

Quamme leads UW-W to success

Quamme leads UW-W to success

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

After leading the UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team to a school record 21 straight victories, hosting games in the first and second weekends of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and countless other accomplishments, the Royal Purple sports staff has nominated head coach Ryan Quamme...

O’Donnell has stellar second season

O’Donnell has stellar second season

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Picking a college is tough for any student. When athletics are added to the equation it can make the decision nearly impossible. Evaluating the academic side of school with the athletic side can make for a very tough combination. For sophomore gymnast Lisa O’Donnell, it took her until nearly the...

Humphreys etches name in records

Humphreys etches name in records

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Senior tennis star Megan Humphreys didn’t even know she set the UW-Whitewater school record for career singles and doubles victories. It was assistant coach Bryon Balkin who had let her know that she had passed Alexandra Bayliss with 215 career victories after winning the only match the women’s...

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Adjusting to the next level is one of the toughest things to do in sports. Countless athletes have been chewed up and swallowed because they weren’t able to perform. It’s tough enough to be able to perform at the next level for any team. It’s even tougher to make an immediate impact. It’s very...

Athletic royalty at UW-W

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017

Powered by tradition is a learning community that helps student-athletes adjust to college demands as both a student and athlete. It has also been the unofficial slogan of the UW-Whitewater athletic department. This slogan also applies to the Mierow family. Jeff and Cathy Mierow met at UW-Whitewater’s...

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

O’Donnell is an all-around threat

Bailey Johnston, Connor Moore, and Justin St. Peter

March 14, 2017

“Fierce.” This is a characteristic which sophomore Lisa O’Donnell could very well wear on her sleeve. As a strong competitor for the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team, the success she has had this season has taken more work and dedication than one may think. “She’s willing to work extreme...

UW-W enjoys seven years of Bryson

UW-W enjoys seven years of Bryson

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

You can still find them at the YMCA in the summer playing hoops together. Brother and brother, uniting to lock down some unknowing patrons who came to get in some run. Little do they know, that scoring on this afternoon might not be in the cards for them. Even after 160 wins, two national champi...

Love and sports

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 Trying to balance a college sport, work and schoolwork can be tough. When you add a boyfriend or girlfriend into the mix it gets even tougher. But not for senior love birds Carina Krausert and Austin Jones. They’ve found more than enough time to keep their lust alive for nearly a year, ...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 NASA. Boeing Co. Football. John Flood does it all. The senior defensive lineman is a finalist for the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy, an award that goes to the most outstanding NCAA Division-III football. To date, 41 ballots have been cast for the award, including one from the fans from Nov. ...

Reid scores for the history books

Reid scores for the history books

Josh Sinclair, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

56 is a number. 56 is the number of consecutive games in which New York Yankees’ Joe DiMaggio had a base hit in 1941, still a record. 56 is the number of men who signed the Declaration of Independence. 56 is the car number of Ray Peyton, Jr. in Herbie: Fully Loaded. 56 is also the number of goals it would take...

Friends on and off the gridiron

Friends on and off the gridiron

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Justin St. Peter ‘Matt Behrendt throws and it is caught by Jake Kumerow!’ ‘Matt Behrendt throws and it is caught, once again, by Jake Kumerow!’ Whenever the UW-Whitewater Warhawks are playing, get used to announcers saying that over and over again. The senior duo is a huge...

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