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(Fore)ward into the future

(Fore)ward into the future

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
May 12, 2016
Clubbing at the top

Clubbing at the top

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
April 28, 2016
Junior Joey Dreier is set to lead the UW-Eau Claire men’s golf team into a spring season where they are looking for a bid to the nation tournament

Enter Everett

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
March 31, 2016
Pheng Thao, a senior criminal justice student, published his first book of poetry in 2014. Since then, he has been trying to find a new inspiration for his second book while being a full-time student at UW-Eau Claire.

A young poet’s journey

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
March 17, 2016
Blugolds win back-to-back

Blugolds win back-to-back

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
February 25, 2016
Staying strong over break

Staying strong over break

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
January 28, 2016
Underdogs no more

Underdogs no more

Story by Ellis Williams, Managing Editor
November 12, 2015
Building from the mat up

Building from the mat up

Story by Ellis Williams, Managing Editor
October 29, 2015
Junior captain Joey Dreier uses experiences from his underclassman years to help lead this years crop of young golfers.

Leader of the clubhouse

Story by Ellis Williams, Managing Editor
October 1, 2015
Senior marketing major Jennifer See is in the peak of her training camp for her mixed martial arts fight Oct. 3 at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. She is also a WWE prospect and will be attending Monday Night Raw later in October to learn more about her future with the company. (SUBMITTED)

A fighter’s two roads

Story by Ellis Williams, Managing Editor
September 10, 2015
Catch the hit film on Towers Field following the Blugold football game Saturday Sept. 5.

A colossal hit

Story by Ellis Williams, Managing Editor
September 2, 2015
Nearing the finish line

Nearing the finish line

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
May 13, 2015
FILE PHOTO

Great Debate

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
May 7, 2015
Going Hamm on the world

Going Hamm on the world

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
April 29, 2015
The Lego Movie shines as Batman soars

The Lego Movie shines as Batman soars

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
April 15, 2015
Making History

Making History

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
March 19, 2015
Wrestling among the nation’s best

Wrestling among the nation’s best

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
March 11, 2015
Win or go home

Win or go home

Story by Ellis Williams and Nick Erickson
February 26, 2015
Effertz is having a career season shooting 42 percent from the field while not missing a game.

A life long journey

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
February 26, 2015
Senior Eric Effertz shoots a free throw Saturday when the Blugolds fell short to the Pointers.

Blugolds nearly upset Pointers at home

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
February 1, 2015
The defensive efforts of senior Lewis Mau and the Blugolds was enough to beat UW-Stout Wednesday night with a score of 69-64. Eau Claire will play UW-Stevens Point at 5 p.m. Saturday at Zorn Arena.

Sweeping out Stout

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
January 29, 2015

Free throws and foul trouble doom men’s hoops

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
December 6, 2014
Sophomore Justin Karkula pinned UW-Plattevilles Brandon Boyle to give the Blugolds their first WIAC victory since 2008.

Three straight pins stun Pioneers

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
December 5, 2014
Submitted

Men’s hoops splits past two games

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
December 4, 2014
The first African-American Supreme justice in Minnesota, Alan Page, spoke this Wednesday in Schofield Auditorium about the importance of mentoring and being good role models for children. - Photo by Ellis Williams

Page calls for education

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
December 4, 2014
 Alan Page comes to campus

Alan Page comes to campus

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
December 2, 2014
The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Story by Ellis Williams and Meghan Hosely
November 18, 2014
WINNING THROUGH LOSING: Adam Hjelter led the men’s basketball team in scoring last season, and he said the difficulties of years past has taught him and his teammates the keys to winning. - Submitted

Building on a foundation

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
November 12, 2014
Social media a driving force behind athletics

Social media a driving force behind athletics

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
November 5, 2014
Caught in a web of lies

Caught in a web of lies

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
November 4, 2014
Major races are too close to call

Major races are too close to call

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
November 3, 2014
Wrestling through adversity

Wrestling through adversity

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
October 30, 2014
Engler wins WIAC title

Engler wins WIAC title

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
October 8, 2014
CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED: Sophomore Brady Hanson and the men’s golf team found their stroke this weekend. After two weeks of struggling, the Blugolds are in position to show the nation why they deserve a national tournament bid this spring.

Finding new life in the fall

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
October 1, 2014
Adam and Alex Ray took their gaming passion to a new level by starting the Super Smash Bros. Club at UW-Eau Claire.

Virtual sibling rivalry

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
September 24, 2014
The bond that binds them

The bond that binds them

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
September 17, 2014

Two teams? No problem

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
September 10, 2014

The Will of El: fantasy hero

Story by Ellis Williams, Sports Editor
September 4, 2014

An unexpected end

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff writer
May 7, 2014

Go Claire: Pizza Del Yum

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

The start of a movement

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014

Blugold track takes on Platteville

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Wirth

Smooth transition into season opener

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
FRESH START: Freshman Joey Dreier tees off during one of the golf team’s fall meets earlier this year. The men’s first meet of the spring portion of their season will be the UW-Stout Invitational at the Chippewa Valley Golf Club April 17.  Submitted

Gearing up for the green

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
April 2, 2014
Williams is a sophomore journalism major and staff writer for The Spectator. Williams can be reached at williaml@uwec.edu or @bookofellis.

A judicial win for college athletics

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
April 2, 2014
DESERVED HONOR: A plaque honoring former UW-Eau Claire wrestling coach Don Parker is hung in the McPhee Strength and Performance Center. © 2014 Ellis Williams

Forever enshrined

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Now among the conference’s best

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
March 12, 2014
STRUTTING WITH CHARM: WHYS radios St. Patricks day parade hosted by Acoustic Cafe, draws enthusiasts of Irish culture of all ages. Submitted

Searching for the pot of gold

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
March 12, 2014
Sophomore Adam Hjelter drives to the paint in UW-Eau Claires 85-57 loss to UW-Whitewater on Saturday. It was the teams last game of the season. © 2014 Elizabeth Jackson

Looking toward the future

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 27, 2014

Track performs well at St. Thomas meet

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014
UW-Eau Claire College of Business students, who qualified to compete in the National Collegiate Sales Competition, posed for pictures on Friday, February  7, 2014 in Schnieder Hall.

Sales team prepares for pitch-off

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014

Meet Your Professor: Joel Pace

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014
A career scoring night

A career scoring night

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014

Hjelter’s career night leads to win

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 10, 2014
Men’s hoops picks up  second conference win

Men’s hoops picks up second conference win

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
February 6, 2014

Phil’s on the bill

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014

Richard Sherman far from a thug

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014
Sophomore guard Adam Hjelter handles the ball at the top of the key against UW-Stout Saturday afternoon.

Men’s hoops can’t stop UW-Stout

Story by Ellis WIlliams, Staff Writer
January 26, 2014
Sales wins international competition

Sales wins international competition

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013

Williams secret fantasy football sauce-Week 12

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff writer
November 21, 2013
Stories coming to life

Stories coming to life

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
November 20, 2013

Volleyball team nets sixth straight win

Story by Ellis Williams, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
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