Blugolds keep on winning The No. 14 UW-Eau Claire volleyball team kept rolling on Tuesday night, knocking off St. Norbert 25-19, 25-14, 25-16 in nonconference action in De Pere. The win lifted the Blugolds to 21-2 on the fall. Krista Meyer led the way with 12 kills, while Madelyn Pashibin and Arianna Barrett each had nine. Madison Surprise had a double-double with 31 assists and 11 digs. MEN’S GOLF: The UW-Eau Claire men’s golf team finished 11th at the Golfweek Division
Twenty-two minutes and six seconds. The length of a Netflix episode, the time it takes to prep dinner, or fold some laundry. What can you do in 22 minutes? It means something different to everyone. To UW-Eau Claire cross country runner Sam Slattery, it’s the time of her most recent six-kilometer race. And she’s getting faster. The UW-Eau Claire senior has been pushing her pace at the first three of the Blugolds’ meets, finishing in the top two at all three and improving her
McCambridge named All-WIAC UW-Stout golfer Madison McCambridge was named first team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Monday, highlighting a slew of UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire golfers to get all-conference recognition. McCambridge was named to the first team for the second time in her career. UW-Eau Claire’s Allison Chomniak joined UW-Stout’s Marie Allo and Trystin Kluess as second team All-WIAC honorees. Blugolds golf in 11th The UW-Eau Claire men’s
Dwain Mintz is credited with turning the UW-Stout basketball program into a powerhouse that gained nationwide attention. It took the winningest coach in UW-Stout history only four years to claim a championship in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the most highly-regarded small school leagues in the nation. Ken Anderson came on at UW-Eau Claire a few years later and their duels through the years became legendary, often determining a conference champion. Mintz died
Most of the plays and games — legendary in Blugolds history — have been dimmed in memory over the past five and one half decades. But one thing remains constant. Each other. “The basic thing was and still is the camaraderie of the players,” said two-way end Gene Golden. “I was 28 and some of the others were just coming out of high school. I was darn lucky that they accepted me and we became a closely-knit unit. And that’s the way it’s been”
A week after failing to convert in critical situations and not being able to finish off drives, UW-Eau Claire coach Dan Larson has a challenge for his offensive playmakers headed into Saturday’s bout with No. 6 and the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense in UW-Whitewater. Somebody has to pound himself on the chest and go make something happen. “It’s guys playing selfishly in some of those moments too,” Larson said. “ ‘Throw it to me or give it
UW-Eau Claire senior volleyball player Madelyn Pashibin was named the WIAC’s offensive player of the week. During the time period of selection, Pashibin surpassed 1,000 career kills, hammering home 57 in a 2-1 week for the No. 15 Blugolds. — In football, UW-Stout’s Dylan Peterson was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for special teams. In the Blue Devils’ overtime loss to UW-La Crosse on Saturday, Peterson blocked two kicks, had a sack and forced a
Trystin Kluess finished two shots back to finish third and lead UW-Stout to a runner-up finish after the final round of the WIAC women’s golf championship on Sunday at Reedsburg Country Club. UW-Oshkosh’s Hannah Braun was the individual medalist and UW-Whitewater won the team title. The Warhawks were 12 shots clear of the Blue Devils. Allison Chomniak was fifth, seven shots back, to lead UW-Eau Claire, which took fifth as a team.
UW-Whitewater took a two-stroke lead over UW-Stout after the second day of the WIAC women’s golf championship on Saturday at Reedsburg Country Club. UW-Stout entered play with a one-stroke lead over the Warhawks, but UW-Whitewater shot a 312 on Saturday to the Blue Devils’ 315. Trystin Kluess in in second place with a two total of 151 (76-75). UW-Eau Claire is in fifth place. Allison Chomniak is in a tie for sixth place after a two-round score of 158 (83-75).
MENOMONIE — After coughing up four turnovers in the first 48 minutes of the game on Saturday, UW-Stout managed to significantly clean things up. The turnaround allowed the Blue Devils to eliminate a 14-point deficit in the final five minutes of the contest and force overtime against UW-La Crosse. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the demons they thought they had exorcised came back to haunt them one last time, in the most costly way possible. On the first possession of overtime, UW-La