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Game of inches

Game of inches

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

It took two clutch defensive stops for the Warhawks to hold on to the Miner’s Axe in a thrilling 17-16 victory over the No. 20 UW-Platteville Pioneers. “As a (defensive) unit we enjoy the pressure and we rose to the occasion,” sophomore defensive back Jacob Frey said. UW-W was up 17-14 with th...

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

Jarrod Ware

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...

Warhawks still success

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 Column by Andrea Sidlauskas It’s both a blessing and a curse to be dominant, and the Warhawk football team has one of the most dominant programs in college football. Prior to the 2015 season, the ’Hawks had appeared in the NCAA Division-III playoffs 10 times in the last 11 years, ...

Second time’s the charm

December 10, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas It’s a rivalry many years in the making. The UW-Oshkosh Titans have long been a conference foe for the Warhawk football team, with each squad tallying two victories over the past four meetings – the Titans’ most recent win just seven weeks ago, resulting in a tight 10-7...

Warhawks bully Blue Devils

November 19, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Nov. 18, 2015 It’s been said to save the best for last, and this past Saturday, that’s exactly what the Warhawk football team did. An explosive start helped the ’Hawks, ranked No. 5 according to D3Football.com, rack up 595 yards of total offense – their highest output of the...

Hudson leads ’Hawks to win

Hudson leads ’Hawks to win

November 11, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Nov. 11, 2015 The Warhawk football team, ranked No. 6 in the latest D3Football.com poll, utilized a high-powered offense and lockdown defense en route to its triumph over UW-River Falls, 42-6, on Nov. 7. Despite an average margin of victory of 41-14 against the Falcons, the ’H...

’Hawks haunt Blugolds in win

’Hawks haunt Blugolds in win

November 5, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Nov. 3, 2015 Rain, sleet and chilly 12-mile-per-hour winds couldn’t stop the Warhawk football team en route to its 14th-consecutive win against UW-Eau Claire this past Saturday. The ’Hawks racked up a season-high 582 offensive yards to defeat the Blugolds, 63-0, in the a...

October 29, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Despite a relatively close matchup, the Warhawk football team propelled itself to a 35-27 victory against UW-Stevens Point to hand the Pointers their third-straight loss on Oct. 24. “Going in, we knew it was going to be a tough game,” senior running back Jordan Ratliffe said. ...

’Hawks back on track again

’Hawks back on track again

October 21, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 21, 2015 The Warhawk’s football team has faced its share of difficulties in the recent past, but last week it proved just how resilient it is. Just six days after the team suffered its first loss in nearly three years, the ’Hawks faced off against conference rival UW-L...

A streak, broken

A streak, broken

October 21, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 14, 2015 All good things must come to an end. After a 36-game win streak spanning three years, the Warhawk’s football team took its first lost since Oct. 27, 2012, against conference rival UW-Oshkosh by a score of 10-7. “It was a surprising feeling,” junior quarterback Chris N...

Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

October 21, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 14, 2015 The Warhawks’ football team’s longstanding mentality is, “pound the rock,” in reference to the program’s ability and tendency to run the football. Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe has made a career of shedding tacklers and lives by the ’Hawks’ mant...

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