Softball team struggles closing at end of games, drops two against Blue Devils

Softball team struggles closing at end of  games, drops two against Blue Devils

Kassidy Kahout, kohoutka@uwplatt.edu
April 16, 2015
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Although the University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team lost both games to UW-Stout, the two contests ended up coming down to the final innings. Lee Negrelli, head coach of the Pioneer softball team, said she felt good coming into the first game and knew it was going to be a close match up. The... Read more »

Athletics faces budget cut decisions

Karlie Miller, millerkarl@uwplatt.edu
April 16, 2015
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The athletics department, which is funded mostly by auxiliary enterprises and general purpose tax dollars, will see a cut of $200,000 in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will see a structural deficit of $5 million going into the next biennium which begins this summer.... Read more »

Baseball team makes history with 4-game Yellowjacket sweep

Baseball team makes history with 4-game Yellowjacket sweep

Justin Fey, feyj@uwplatt.edu
April 16, 2015
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville baseball team beat UW-Superior and earned a program-best 12 wins in a row. The Pioneers swept the Yellowjackets on April 11 with victories of 8-4 and 11-4, and continued their roll on April 12, 12-11 and 9-4. “It’s tough to take four from anyone,” junior... Read more »

Trip exposes men’s soccer team to Italian art, ‘calcio’

Karlie Miller, millerkarl@uwplatt.edu
April 1, 2015
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While other students lounged beneath the sun, traveled with family or simply relaxed during spring break, the Pioneers men’s soccer team flew overseas and embraced the Italian culture. Head coach Enzo Fuschino was born in Italy and wanted to create an unforgettable bonding experience for the team... Read more »

Florida results provide optimism for a tough 2015 softball season

Florida results provide optimism for a tough 2015 softball season

Austin McCourt, mccourta@uwplatt.edu
April 1, 2015
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team enters into a new season full of potential. There are talented new starters and returning veterans, but the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is as tough as ever. The Pioneers enter this season after a trip to Florida for spring training.... Read more »

Bittersweet loss for football team, Erickson to Whitewater

Bittersweet loss for football team, Erickson to Whitewater

Jeremy Williamson, williamsonj@uwplatt.edu
March 5, 2015
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Former defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville football team, Robert Erickson, is parting ways with the Pioneers after seven years at the position. Erickson recently acquired the position for defensive coordinator/ assistant head coach at the defending... Read more »

Pioneers upset by Titans in first round, 59-55

Clare May, maycl@uwplatt.edu
March 5, 2015
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In a whirling turn of events, the men’s basketball team ended their season too soon as they fell 59-55 to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Tuesday Feb. 24. The Pioneers have seven seniors including lead scorer Jim Stocki with a total 1,048 career points and Jake Manning with 1,030. Other graduating... Read more »

Women lose to Pointers, senior season to remember

Women lose to Pointers, senior season to remember

Jeremy Williamson, williamsonj@uwplatt.edu
March 5, 2015
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Five Pioneers seniors ended their athletic careers Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Bo Ryan Court, with a 61-55 loss to the Pointers of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Pioneer women’s team finished the season 15-11 overall and 8-8 in the WIAC. Three of the Pioneers’ seniors have been at the... Read more »

Women earn first WIAC tourney home game with win over UW-River Falls Falcons

Hannah Helwig, helwigh@uwplatt.edu
February 26, 2015
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers women’s basketball team was in high spirits Saturday night after an 87-82 victory over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons at Bo Ryan Court. The final regular season win earned the Pioneers their first home game in WIAC tournament history. The... Read more »

Pioneers soar higher than Eagles

Pioneers soar higher than Eagles

Sydney Bend, bends@uwplatt.edu
February 26, 2015
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The Pioneers triumphed over the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagles with a 64-61 win on senior night, Feb. 18 at Bo Ryan Court, during the final home game of the regular season. The game started out with the team’s five seniors: Jake Manning, Jim Stocki, Wes Nemitz, Steve Scharc, and Collin Macomber. The... Read more »