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Warhawks down defending champs, return for Semifinal

Warhawks down defending champs, return for Semifinal

Ross Guyette, Ethan Maurice, and Carter Secor

December 9, 2019

Whitewater’s forced fumble early in the fourth quarter proved to be the backbreaker for Mary Hardin-Baylor as the Warhawk offense methodically destroyed last season’s champions. The game ended with a historic victory for the Warhawks, by a score of 26-7 over UMHB at Crusader Stadium in Belton...

Meinerz plans offseason in Ontario

Meinerz plans offseason in Ontario

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

It’s a beautiful day in Ontario, Canada as Quinn Meinerz starts his day. It’s about 8 a.m. as the sun rises over Hector Lake, where he stays. It’s nice to lay in bed for a while, however Meinerz has to get up – he’s got trees to clear. The walk down to the portage is quick, as the island is smal...

Survive and Advance, Hawks into Quarterfinal

Survive and Advance, Hawks into Quarterfinal

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Picks, picks and more picks. Wartburg College’s air raid offense fell short as Whitewaters defense forces the Knights into throwing four interceptions as a result. Kickoff at Perkins Stadium was more tense this time around as the stakes are much higher as the trip to the quarter finals were on the l...

Football remains undefeated

Football remains undefeated

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

Warhawk Football took on the UW-Stout Blue Devils at home at Perkins Stadium Saturday, Nov. 9, where they extended their win streak to 18 wins against the Blue Devils and proved the game to be more than advertised. Both teams were very physical. Knowing the regular season is about done, they wanted to p...

warhawks tighten grip on wiac championship

warhawks tighten grip on wiac championship

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The Warhawks took another huge stride along the road toward a potential 37th WIAC Conference Championship after their victory over UW- La Crosse (5-3, 3-2 Conf.) by a score of 21-17. The game went down to the wire, but a 4th quarter interception by Mark McGrath secured the game for the Warhawks (8-0,...

Warhawk football plows through Pioneers at Homecoming 2019

Warhawk football plows through Pioneers at Homecoming 2019

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

UW-Whitewater will retain the Miner’s Axe trophy for winning the George Chryst Memorial Bowl. The contest between the Warhawks and Platteville Pioneers ended by a score of 21-14 Saturday, Oct. 12, with Jarrod Ware scoring the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter. “This is the home of the Axe, and you...

UW-W football wins big

UW-W football wins big

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The Warhawk Football team took down Dubuque (Iowa) by a score of 42-7 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Perkins Stadium, following a performance by Jesse McCartney as well as Senior Day festivities. The Warhawks (1-0) put together a dazzling debut defensive display, decimating Dubuque’s drives by daring them to drop ...

Warhawks begin season ranked No. 4

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

The Warhawk football team is poised to make 2019 a memorable year at Perkins Stadium after a deep playoff run ended in heartbreak last season. The WIAC champion Warhawks kick off the season Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. against Dubuque (Iowa) at home. The game will take place following the performance...

Concordia’s running game forces Warhawks to 0-2 season start

Concordia’s running game forces Warhawks to 0-2 season start

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

The No. 15 UW-Whitewater football team is 0-2 to start the season for the first time since 1999, following the Warhawks’ 25-17 defeat against Concordia College on Sept. 9 in Moorhead-Minnesota. UW-W outgained Concordia 363 to 336 in yards, but committed three turnovers and 11 penalties in the process. “You can’t...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 13, 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. ...

Record crowd witnesses history

Record crowd witnesses history

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

When sophomore running back Drew Patterson received a toss on the Warhawks patented stretch play on third-and-13 with the game on the line, a collective groan emerged from some of the 17,535 fans in attendance. Seconds later, the groan turned to a cheer for Warhawk fans as Patterson waited for a creas...

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 28, 2016 If recent history was any indication, UW-Whitewater fans knew that Morningside College (Iowa), a top NAIA team, was going to prove to be quite a test for the Warhawks. Last year, it took a six yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left to secure a 33-30 road vic...

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