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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 »

Men’s Hockey Team Continues Season with Mindful Approach

Head Coach Chris Brooks, Student Assistant Coach Zach Badalamenti, and team | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team is mid-way through their season with a record of 13-4-3. After taking home the national title last season the team is working to receive a bid for what would be the fourth year in a row and compete for the national title once again. Lawrence Cornellier, senior forward, cites UW-Eau Claire and ... Read More »

UWSP Cheer and Stunt Team Gives Helping Hand

Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Extreme Dream Team Facebook page.

Many times, student-athletes are given an opportunity to go above and beyond the call of duty and make an impact on something greater than their respective team. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point cheer and stunt team has been doing just that by helping a group called the Dream team accomplish their goal of auditioning for America’s Got Talent. With assistance ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Men’s Basketball Picks Up Win In Final Seconds

Sophomore Mark Nelson scored the game winning shot for the Pointers in a 74-72 victory against No. 12 Hope College on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Holland, Mich. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Buzzer Beater Propels Men’s Basketball to Victory On Saturday, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team pulled out a 74-72 victory over No. 12 Hope College after sophomore Mark Nelson hit a game-winning shot with seconds remaining on the clock. With just under four seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied at 72, the Pointers drove down the ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Volunteer

Photo courtesy of UWSP Love Your Melon Twitter page.

As the holiday season approaches, student-athletes continue to volunteer their time to good causes. Kelly Magliano, junior volleyball player, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Love Your Melon crew. Love Your Melon is a popular organization and many crews exist at universities across the nation. The organization sells apparel, mainly hats, with the goal of helping children ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Stays Hot

Junior goalie Max Milosek was credited with scoring his first career goal as a Pointer against UW-River Falls on Friday, Dec. 2 at K.B. Willett Arena in Stevens Point, Wis, Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Men’s Hockey Adds Two More Wins On Dec. 2, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior goalie Max Milosek recorded his third career shutout while also scoring a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory over UW-River Falls. Late in the first period, sophomore Tanner Karty got the scoring on the way for the Pointers giving UWSP a 1-0 lead that ... Read More »

Two-Sport Athletes Embark on Basketball Season

Sophomore Payton Mix plays post on the women's basketball team and scored 10 points during the Pointers first home game of the season. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a plethora of athletics that sophomore Payton Mix and freshman Carly Cerrato have taken advantage of. Mix has taken on the challenge of two sports in one year. “I have never been able to decide my favorite, I love them both,” said Mix. Basketball and softball are the two chosen sports by Mix. “I ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Early Win Streak Ends For Women’s Basketball

Senior guard Lauren Anklam has scored 18 points in the last two games. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Women’s Basketball Suffers First Loss after Defeating Lakeland On Nov. 22, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball team slid past Lakeland College by a score of 40-36. Senior Lauren Anklam, junior Mickey Roland and freshman Bre Richter each dropped in seven points for the Pointers to help move the team’s record to 4-0. The Pointer bench played a vital ... Read More »