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Women drop eighth straight, lose 61-60 to UW-River Falls

January 31, 2013

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In a back-and-forth contest, the Pioneers (5-15, 1-10 WIAC) fell just short of picking up the win Saturday over the visiting University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons (11-9, 5-6 WIAC), dropping the Alumni Day game 61-60. Pioneer...

Did Michael Jordan hurt the NBA?

Colten Bartholomew, Sports Editor

December 13, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Sports

Let me preface this column by saying that I do think Michael Jordan was the best player in NBA history, but I think this idea should be considered. He is literally the most famous athlete ever. His iconic brand, his countless...

Cole Ferguson highlighting young core of Pioneer wrestling

Lara Fairchild, General Reporter

December 13, 2012

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team has seen its share of struggles this season, but freshman Cole Ferguson has been a bright spot in head coach Chris Walter’s lineup. Ferguson began wrestling at age 8...

Wellnitz’s scoring a needed boost for women’s basketball

Priscialla Breininger, General Reporter

December 13, 2012

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Communication is a foundational aspect of the Pioneer’s women’s basketball team. A leading communicator and scorer for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s women’s basketball team this season is junior Kim Wellnitz. Wellnitz...

Men win WIAC home opener over Blugolds

Colten Bartholomew, Sports Editor

December 13, 2012

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With 3:30 remaining and the Pioneers clinging to a six-point lead, junior forward Chas Cross blocked a shot, recorded a steal and then was fouled on a made lay-up, a sequence that sparked his teammates and the crowd, helping the...

Historic men’s soccer season ends at hand of No. 4 Loras

Priscilla Breininger, General Reporter

December 6, 2012

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Men’s soccer ended their most successful season in program history with a 2-1 loss to No. 4 ranked Loras Nov. 16. With the season at an end, a number of players were recognized for their performances. Senior Brandon Chmiel...

Men’s basketball picks up first WIAC win at UW-RF

Natalie Braun, General Reporter

December 6, 2012

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men’s basketball team suffered their first loss at the hands of Augustana College 69-57 in Rock Island, Ill, Nov. 27. Head coach Jeff Gard said the team struggled to play with the same...

Cross serves as quiet leader of Pioneer men’s basketball

Kayla Heise, General Reporter

December 6, 2012

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Although he is the last one introduced in the Pioneers’ starting lineup on game nights, junior Chas Cross has had a major impact on the Pioneers’ success in recent years. He made WIAC all-conference his freshman year and...

Wrestling team nets two titles at MSOE

Colten Bartholomew, Sports Editor

December 6, 2012

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In his first dual meet of the season, junior and team captain Mack Drees picked up a 4-1 win for the Pioneer wrestling team in their matchup with WIAC rival and No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Nov. 29. Drees’...

Goalkeeper Christensen anchors playoff run

Priscilla Breininger, General Reporter

November 29, 2012

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The University of Wisconsin Platteville’s men’s soccer team finished the regular season with a 14-3-1 record and won two games in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament.  Leading the team to victory has been Pioneer...

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