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A Look into Sports 2/13 – 2/19

The UWSP Men's swim team holds the WIAC Championship banner. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

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 »

Women’s Basketball Players Reflect on their Athletic Careers

Sarah Gamillo fights off a UW Stout player. Photo courtesy of Kylie Bridenhagen.

Seniors Autumn Hennes, Lauren Anklam, Taylor Douglas and Sarah Gamillo are nearing the end of their college basketball careers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Hennes said that her four years of playing basketball at the collegiate level have taught her not to take playing the game for granted. Playing basketball has not been without its struggles for Hennes. During her ... Read More »

Look Into Sports

Head Coach Chris Brooks coaches up the team during a time out | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

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 »

Student Athletes Swim to Championship

A UWSP swimmer competes at the University of Minnesota Challenge. Photo Courtesy of Kylie Bridenhagen.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s swimming and diving team is heading to the conference championship with an undefeated record of 4-0. On Feb. 3-4 the team competed in the University of Minnesota Challenge. It was an invitational meet where teams throughout the Midwest attended. The challenge is not scored and for some swimmers on the team, it was their ... Read More »

UWSP’s Jerry Williams Emerges as Two-Sport Star

Jerry Williams waits for his events during the Pointer Invite | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

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

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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 Hockey Team Mid-Season Reflection

Sydney Conley focus on the puck | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s hockey team currently stands at 11-7-2. In early January, the team went on a winning streak, having won three games in a row. Head Coach Ann Ninnemann said that a positive aura and chemistry played a role in the team’s success. “They are excited to be here, which adds a whole other dynamic to coming in and ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Looking to Hit Stride as Tournaments Loom

The Pointers break it down before the game | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

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

Pointers celebrate a 3–Point shot | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

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 »

Kent Dernbach: Pointer Basketball’s Next Man Up

Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen

As many begin the process of getting acclimated with their classes, six-year University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point men’s assistant basketball coach Kent Dernbach has gotten a jump on getting comfortable in his own new role as interim head coach of the men’s basketball team. “My experience here as being the assistant coach with coach Semling for six years gave me the best preparation ... Read More »