Sports

Behind the Scenes at the NFL Scouting Combine

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

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

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

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, 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 »

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 »

Softball Team is Ready to Step up to the Plate

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point softball team started practice in late January and is working hard to kick-off what they hope will be a successful season. Paige Allen, junior outfielder, is entering the season with the hopes of becoming an all-conference player. According to Allen, in order to prepare for the season, last semester the team took advantage of open ... 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 »

Women’s Basketball Players Reflect on their Athletic Careers

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 »