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A Look into Sports 3/8 – 3/12

With the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point baseball, softball, swimming and hockey teams on breaks in their respective schedules this past week, the spotlight shifted towards the UWSP wrestling and track & field teams. Neither team disappointed. In NCAA Championship competition over the weekend, UWSP’s track and wrestling teams shined, as both came away with All-American and National Champion representatives.   Track and ... Read More »

A Look Into Sports 3/1 – 3/5

Pointers Sweep Regular, Postseason WIAC Titles The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team captured the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship for the second consecutive year on Saturday, outlasting UW-Eau Claire 3-2 at KB Willett Arena. The contest featured a scoreless first period, but Ethan Strong’s goal with under five minutes to go in the second gave the Pointers ... Read More »

A Look Into Sports 2/22 – 2/26

Men’s Hockey Advances to Conference Championship The men’s hockey team dominated UW-Superior in a pair of blowout wins over the weekend to advance to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. Friday, the Pointers defeated the Yellow Jackets 5-1 at KB Willett Ice Arena. Stevens Point got on the board first, as Willem Nong-Lambert scored at 4:28 minutes into the opening ... Read More »

UWSP Basketball Seniors Leave Lasting Impression

The 2017 senior class of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball have been through quite the journey over their careers. In the 2014-15 season, Brad Freeborn, Caden Untiedt, Jared Gjertson and Aaron Retzlaff inserted themselves into Pointer sports lore as sophomores, winning that year’s NCAA Division III championship. Two years later, they welcomed a 20-point-per-game scoring transfer from Lancaster Bible College, Bryce Williams to ... Read More »

A Look into Sports 2/13 – 2/19

MEN’S SWIMMING WINS 18th STRAIGHT WIAC TITLE The men’s swimming and diving team won its unprecedented 18th straight conference championship Saturday. The team finished with a total of 971.50 points en route to a 251-point margin of victory. Owen Gluck, who was named Diver of the Meet, continued his dominance as he won both the one and three-meter diving events. ... Read More »

Look Into Sports

Men’s Hockey Clinches WIAC Regular Season Crown Over the weekend, the men’s hockey team clinched their second Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title in the past three seasons. The reigning national champs posted back-to-back wins at UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire. Friday’s affair at Stout saw the Pointers overwhelm the Blue Devils, using a 3-1 second period to hold a ... Read More »

UWSP’s Jerry Williams Emerges as Two-Sport Star

Athletics require individuals to step up when their number is called. For University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior Jerry Williams, that number is being called, with increasing frequency, across two sports. He is responding by embracing prominent roles on both the track and football team. Being a two-sport athlete comes with its own set of rigors, one of which is an ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Playing at Peak Performance

Men’s Hoops Triumphs over Oshkosh, Eau Claire The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team won a pair of road games this past week, defeating UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire. Wednesday’s 69-68 win against the Titans saw the Pointers get off to a slow start, as the team fell behind early, 14-4. However, UWSP, led by Zach Goedeke with 19 points, ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Looking to Hit Stride as Tournaments Loom

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball head coach Shirley Egner is not one to compare her current team to any past iteration of Pointers. “It’s always a different season, with different things that happen on and off the court,” Egner, UWSP coach of 29 years, said. Such an outlook is understandable, especially in the case of this year’s team. Last year at this ... Read More »

Sports Briefs: Lady Pointers Post a Pair of Double-Digit Wins

Men’s Basketball Falls to Whitewater and River Falls The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team concluded a stretch of three consecutive games against ranked teams this past week. After defeating then-12th ranked UW-Eau Claire at Bennett Court on Jan. 21, the Pointers were edged against UW-Whitewater, 80-74, before losing at home to 5th ranked UW-River Falls, 67-51, on Saturday. ... Read More »