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Sports reporting job a crazy journey

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

I’m not sure where to begin. To be honest, I wasn’t even interested in sports until 10 years ago. I’ve been a WWE fan for most of my life, but that’s sports entertainment, not actual sports. I’m not sure what got me interested in sports, but for some reason it stuck with my one day and I ha...

Softball drops first WIAC game of season

Softball drops first WIAC game of season

Tyler Job, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team continued to roll past its competition this past week, going 3-1 against WIAC foes UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls. All four games were contested on the road, even though the Warhawks’ games against UW-RF were technically at home. That doubleheader was moved to...

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team turned things around quickly this past week, going 5-1 in a span of three days. The Warhawks improve to 14-8 overall and 4-0 in the WIAC following a shaky regular season start in Florida. UW-W kicked off its busy week by sweeping UW-Stevens Point in consecutive blowouts,...

A Meinert setback for a major comeback

A Meinert setback for a major comeback

Tyler Job, Sports Writer

February 19, 2018

Everything was going well for UW-Whitewater women’s basketball senior forward Andrea Meinert at the start of her junior year. She was averaging a career-high in points (9.7 per game) and minutes (23.7), and for the first time in her career, she was the starting forward for every game. “We k...

Championship rugby team honored at state capital

Championship rugby team honored at state capital

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

February 12, 2018

February 7 is now known as “UW-Whitewater Men’s Rugby Team Day” as declared by Governor Scott Walker in a proclamation. at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The proclamation came in response to the 15s men’s rugby team winning the national championship last December over Virginia Military Institu...

Three is key in Warhawks’ victory

Three is key in Warhawks’ victory

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

January 29, 2018

The No. 8 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team rebounded from their previous loss against UW-Platteville to handily defeat UW-Eau Claire 75-59 Jan. 27 at Kachel Gymnasium. UW-W’s 3-point shooting, like in many other games, was the main takeaway from the contest. After being down 4-0 early, the Wa...

Giannais leads herd of young bucks

Tyler Job, Senior Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017

No player in the NBA has had a faster start to the 2017-18 season than premier young Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Over the first two weeks of the season, he was the NBA’s leading scorer at over 35 points per game. In addition to his obnoxious scoring abilities, the “Greek ...

Overjoyed for three more years of Boyd

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

November 29, 2017

If you ever attended a UW-Whitewater women’s soccer game this past season, there was a good chance you would see freshman forward Anna Boyd either score a goal or come close to scoring one. That is because she has blazing speed that makes it difficult for any defender to try and stop her. “Ev...

Women’s Soccer face tough round one loss

Tyler Job, Senior Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017

Despite a late game surge, the UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team could not overcome a one goal deficit and fell to Hope College (Mich.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 1-0, Nov. 10 in Chicago. “Our teams were really evenly matched, which made it fun to end it on a pretty hard game,” ...

Warhawks punch tournament ticket

Tyler Job, Senior Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017

The UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team tried earning its third consecutive WIAC tournament championship over the weekend, but came up just short against No. 15 UW-La Crosse in the tournament final. Even without the conference title, which would have granted the Warhawks an automatic bid into the...

First WIAC win for women’s soccer

First WIAC win for women’s soccer

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Number 18 women’s soccer (8-2-3) secured its first WIAC victory of the season Oct. 7 after shutting out UW-Eau Claire, 1-0, at Fiskum Field. Before scoring the lone goal late in the second half, the Warhawks went six periods without scoring a single goal, including the two overtimes played in the...

Women’s soccer ties Blue Devils in WIAC opener

Women’s soccer ties Blue Devils in WIAC opener

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

It was a bittersweet result for the No. 12 UW-Whitewater women’s soccer team, as the Warhawks ended up tying UW-Stout in the WIAC opener Sept. 30, 1-1. UW-W began the contest aggressive, registering three corner kicks within the first seven minutes. All three corners, which were kicked by junior def...

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