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Junior outfielder Matt Korman (19) gets ready to hit the ball during the game against UW-Stout Sunday afternoon May 1, 2022.

Hitting a home run

May 2, 2022

It’s hard to stay at the top of a sport for a long time. For UW-Whitewater baseball Coach John Vodenlich, it’s something he takes a lot of pride in. This is his 19th season coaching the Warhawks, and...

Freshman guard number 13 Kacie Carollo looks to make a basket against the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point during their home game on Jan. 26, 2022.

Record night in double overtime for women’s basketball

Parker Olsen, Sports Editor January 30, 2022

The No. 9 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team (17-2, 8-1 WIAC) defeated the UW-Stevens Point (9-7, 2-5 WIAC) 74-69 in double overtime Wednesday night Jan. 26 at Kachel Gymnasium in the Williams Center....

Freshman Tyler Holldorf, far lane, prepares to run the sixty meter dash during the “Squig” Converse Invitational meet in Whitewater on Jan. 28, 2022.

Fassbender flies by facility record at track meet

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2022

The UW-Whitewater men’s track and field team hosted the annual “Squig” Converse Invitational at the Williams Center Track Jan. 27. The Warhawks finished third with a score of 98.5, in second place...

Freshman guard number 12 Jameer Barker cuts toward the basket in hopes to score a few more points for the team during their game against the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in the Kachel Gymnasium on Jan 19., 2022.

Warhawks struggle for wins

Parker Olsen, Sports Editor January 23, 2022
Men's basketball
Senior running back Alex Peete (23) looks to his teammates in a time out during the NCAA semifinals against Mary Hardin-Baylor University from Texas Saturday, Dec.11, 2021.

Crusaders’ defense dominates in football semifinal

Sam Strash, Assistant Sports Editor December 12, 2021

The UW-Whitewater Warhawks football team (13-1) fell to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) Crusaders (14-0) at Perkins Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders will now travel to Canton, OH...

Senior quarterback Max Meylor (7) jumps over the opposing team and across Perkins Stadium field to score Saturday afternoon Dec. 4, 2021.

Warhawks crush Central College

Parker Olsen, Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The No. 3 UW-Whitewater football team (13-0) prevailed in their battle with the No. 8 ranked Central College (IA) (12-1) winning by a score of 51-21 at Perkins Stadium Saturday, Dec. 3 in the National...

Senior running back Alex Peete (23) runs across Perkins Stadium field towards the end zone during the NCAA Division III Playoffs against DePauw University Saturday Nov. 27, 2021.

Warhawks advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Mikey Rottier, Sports Journalist November 29, 2021

After a 69-7 victory against Greenville (Ill) in the first round of the playoffs, the UW-Whitewater football team kept their momentum going in a 45-0 shutout win against Depauw University out of Indiana...

Bringing the cheer

Bringing the cheer

Alicia Dougherty, Editor September 19, 2021

At the latest football home game against Berry Viking, the Royal Purple interviewed members on the Cheer Squad of the UW-Whitewater Spirit Program to find out what it was like to cheer on the Warhawks...

Warhawk running back Ronny Ponick evades a North Central defender. The UW-Whitewater football team makes its tenth appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game, the Stagg Bowl, against North Central College (Illinois) at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

UW-W Football breakout player projection

Parker Rezner, Assistant Lifestyle Editor August 29, 2021

The 2019 Warhawks unfortunately could not end their season on a win, and were unable to redeem themselves in 2020 with a cancelled season. Two years is a long time between live snaps, and with that brings...

Senior running back Alex Peete (23) makes a move on a defender while running the ball, during a morning practice in November 2020 at Perkins Stadium.

Warhawk football still flying

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

  The UW-Whitewater football program has not played a game since the the Division III National Championship December 20, 2019 against North Central (Ill.) in the Stagg Bowl. The program dealt with...

Junior Pitcher Westin Muir (18) leans forward to throw the ball towards home plate, during game one of the Warhawks doubleheader against UW-La Crosse Wednesday March 31.

Conference dominance continues on the diamond

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor April 4, 2021

The UW-Whitewater Baseball Team has won six games in a row. They now faced two double header matchups against conference opponent UW-Lacrosse.  The Warhawks began Wednesday’s double header against...

Sophomore Taiya Stelmachowski competes on Bars during the Warhawks dual meet vs UW-Oshkosh, inside Kachel Gymnasium Saturday April 3.

One last flip

Nay Salter, Assistant Sports Editor April 4, 2021

The women’s gymnastics team concluded their season on April 3 against UW-Oshkosh. This Saturday was a special day for the Warhawks since it was their Senior Day and last time they would compete with...

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