The Spectator

Dealing with the streak

Story by Katie Bast, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

Before the UW-Eau Claire women’s softball team starts any game, they come together on the field to do their pregame ritual. They huddle together and the seniors lead a chant that ends with the team shouting “Blugolds!”...

Two former softball players stay involved in program as coaches

Story by Chris Reinoos, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

When UW-Eau Claire softball Head Coach Leslie Huntington wanted to add to her coaching staff for this season, she did not look any further than two graduating seniors from last year’s team. “I gave them a lot of responsibility...

Blugolds up seven spots in Director’s Cup moving into spring schedule

Story by Zack Katz, Copy Editor

April 17, 2013

Despite finishing the winter in a lackluster fashion, UW-Eau Claire shocked Div. III athletics with their successful performance in last season’s Director’s Cup — a trend the Blugolds hope to build on in their spring season,...

Track teams in top five at Platteville Invitational

Story by Ellis Williams, Freelancer

April 17, 2013

The UW-Eau Claire men’s and women’s outdoor track teams competed at the UW-Platteville Invitational this past weekend. The men finished in fourth place with 94 points, and the women finished in third place, scoring 108...

“Never let anything dull your sparkle”: Volleyball team makes volunteering a priority

Story by Ellis Williams, Freelancer

April 11, 2013

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s volleyball teams have raised over $100,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness over the past five years. According to UW-Eau Claire Athletic Director Scott Kilgallon, the UW-Eau C...

With golf courses still under snow, Blugolds forced to wait

Story by Martha Landry, Currents Editor

April 11, 2013

A fresh batch of snow fell on the greens of Eau Claire, leaving the UW-Eau Claire men’s golf team without a place to practice. The Blugolds recently had their first tournament of the spring season on April 6. The men went...

Softball team rolls, opens conference play 4-0

Story by Chris Reinoos, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2013

The UW-Eau Claire softball team got off to a perfect start in its conference schedule, going 4-0 this past weekend at Pioneer Stadium in Platteville. The Blugolds played both UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior on Saturday and...

Women’s tennis continues stellar play

Story by Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013

The red-hot UW-Eau Claire women’s tennis team continued its winning ways in blowout wins Friday and Saturday at the McPhee Center.  They beat St. Scholastica 8-1 Friday night before shutting out Bethel (Minn.) 9-0 on Satur...

Blugolds lose 2 in a row for first time this season

Story by Chris Reinoos, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2013

The UW-Eau Claire softball team is in the midst of its first losing streak of the year after dropping its final two games last weekend in Iowa. The Blugolds defeated Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 7-4 in the first game of a double...

Men’s tennis scores victories over Dubuque, Northwestern College

Story by Hannah Critchfield, Freelancer

April 7, 2013

The UW-Eau Claire men’s tennis team won both matches against the University of Dubuque (Iowa) and Northwestern College (Minn.) March 30. The Blugolds took straight wins in the doubles and singles competition against the Dubuque...

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