Sports

Rugby Teams Reunite with Former Players

A rugby ball sits on a field. "Cus Torino-Lions Piacenza7" by Max is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

After a successful fall season, the men’s rugby team will participate in a friendly competition with their former players at their annual alumni game. Brady Lepak, senior and president of the men’s rugby team, said that the tentative date for the game is May 6. According to Lepak, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s rugby team formed in the 1970s. ... Read More »

A Look into Sports: April 10, 2016

A couple of Pointer's hats and gloves. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

Baseball Splits Series in Conference Home Opener The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point baseball team opened their home schedule over the weekend to take on UW-Oshkosh, finishing the weekend with a record of 2-2 versus the Titans. The Pointers started the weekend with a positive, winning the first game of the series on Saturday. Cole Erickson, now with a 2-1 record, ... Read More »

Timber Sports Team Chops Through Competition

Example of timber sports. Photo provided by wikimeida

On April 1, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point timber sports team took second place at the 65th Annual Midwestern Forester’s Conclave. The once a year conclave brings together timber sports teams to compete in both academic and physical forester related events. This year’s conclave was held at Iowa State University. There were 26 UWSP students that traveled to the event. ... Read More »

A Look into Sports: April 5, 2017

William IIoncaie bats for the Pointers. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

Spring Break Trip Brings Mixed Results for Pointer Baseball The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point baseball team headed to Auburndale, Florida, over spring break as part of an invitational to compete against teams across the nation. The team competed in a total of nine games, finishing with a record of 5-4. The Pointers started off with a 6-5 win against UMass Boston. ... Read More »

Doubles Partners Work to Step up their Game

The tennis team gathers on the court. Photo courtesy of Erin Lemmer.

Doubles partners, Erin Lemmer and Elizabeth Wilichowski bring passion and skill to the tennis court. Lemmer and Wilichowski have been working hard at practice throughout spring season to work on improving their skills for fall’s competitive season. Lemmer has been playing for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point tennis team since her freshman year. She plays both single and doubles matches, ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes at the NFL Scouting Combine

Photo courtesy of Austin Krueger.

Since becoming a fan of the National Football League, attending the NFL Scouting Combine has been on my bucket list. Like many, my hopes of playing in the NFL have come and gone but from March 1-4 Eastbay provided me with the opportunity to realize a childhood dream. From my time working for The Pointer, I found myself qualified enough ... Read More »

A Look into Sports 3/8 – 3/12

Logan Hermsen competes during a home match. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

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 »

National Champion Looks Back on Career Highlights

Logan Hermsen competes during a home match. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

Senior Logan Hermsen’s final season as a collegiate athlete is coming to an end. He will finish his career with a long list of accomplishments. Last season, Hermsen took home a national title at conference and was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference wrestler of the year in 2016. Johnny Johnson, head coach of men’s wrestling at the University of ... Read More »

A Look Into Sports 3/1 – 3/5

Goalie Max Milosek tracks the puck. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

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 »

Student Shares Experience as Two Sport Athlete

Kennedy Halsmer is a two sport athlete in swimming and rugby. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

Kennedy Halsmer, sophomore engineering major, has become an expert at managing her time between rugby games, swim meets and academics. Halsmer has been swimming competitively for 14 years and entered college with the intention of being on the swim team. As a senior in high school, Halsmer was introduced to rugby and enjoyed the sport enough to play for the ... Read More »