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UW-W golfers battle weather during Spring Fling

John Miller, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

With a few weeks left of the spring season, UW-Whitewater women’s golf team placed 16th out of 22 teams on April 14-15, at the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling in Normal, Illinois. Head coach Andrea Wieland contributed the stellar competition the Warhawks faced as a reason for the placement in the two-day...

Warhawks win sixth straight game

Warhawks win sixth straight game

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The No. 4 ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team rolled to six straight wins, bringing the team’s early season record to 16-2. On April 5, UW-W took on Ripon College in a non-conference double header. In the first contest sophomore right-hander Michael Kaska started on the hill and threw six shutout...

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team won five of six games at home from April 6-9. UW-W first swept the University of Dubuque (Iowa) in consecutive shutouts April 6. The team then posted consecutive comeback wins over UW-Eau Claire April 8, before winning one of two against No. 7 Coe College (Iowa) the next...

Track and field teams open outdoor season

Track and field teams open outdoor season

Matt Gilson, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

The Warhawk men and women both had strong performances in the team’s first home outdoor track and field meet, in the home Rex Foster Invitational on April 7. There were no team scores kept but many Warhawks captured victories or placed high in their events. Women In the 100-meter dash sophomore...

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Connor Moore, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-Stout the weekend of Friday, March 31 and and came back home soaring high as 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Champions. The team, who concluded the team championships on Friday with a total team score of 191.000, are now fo...

Baseball squad splits doubleheader

Baseball squad splits doubleheader

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The No. 4 UW-Whitewater baseball team split a doubleheader against St. Scholastica (Minnesota) March 29 in Whitewater. The Warhawks handily won the first game 10-5, but fell in extra innings in the second game 10-8. Game one started out as a little bit of a pitcher’s duel until the fourth inning, wh...

Title proves Perry’s doubters wrong

John Miller, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

His motto is “train for excellence, achieve greatness.”  Adopting that mentality has propelled UW-Whitewater track and field thrower, senior  Levi Perry, to achieve something in most athlete’s dreams. What started as simply something to do in junior high, track and field has not only becom...

Softball begins season 3-1 at home

Softball begins season 3-1 at home

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team emerged with a 3-1 record on the weekend after a pair of home doubleheaders.  The team started conference play with two games on April 1 against 22nd ranked UW-La Crosse.  The Warhawks won both games in close, hard fought fashion to start out 2-0 in the WIAC and at home, moving t...

Potent offense propels softball team to hot start

Potent offense propels softball team to hot start

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2017

The Warhawk softball team started the season on a hot streak beginning on March 17 in Clermont, Florida. The ’Hawks started the trip winning five straight games, starting the season sweeping Roger Williams out of Rhode Island with a combined score of 13-1 through two games. The ’Hawks finished the trip with...

Tennis squads head west

Matt Gilson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

The men's and women's tennis teams traveled to California over Spring Break to take on some of the best teams in the country. The men's and women's teams did not fare too well in the win column with the men 0-4 and the women 2-3 on the trip. Although both teams combined for just a 2-7 record, the results ...

Golfers begin spring season in Arizona

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

The UW-Whitewater golf team dualed St. Catherine at Villa de Paz Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona to begin the spring season. The Warhawks had 360 strokes, while the St. Catherine Wildcats won with 330 on the 18-hole course. This was the Wildcats first time back on the course since they won the Minnesota In...

Warhawk wrestler earns national championship

Warhawk wrestler earns national championship

John Miller, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The UW-Whitewater men’s wrestling team crowned its first individual national champion since 1991 on March 11, when junior Jordan Newman defeated his fifth-seeded opponent in the 184-pound weight class championship match at the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin. N...

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