Hat tricks for everyone?

By Garrett Aleckson —   In hockey, a hat trick happens when a player scores three goals in a single game. The natural form of a hat trick is when a player does it uninterrupted—without any other player scoring from either team.   The University of Wisconsin–Stout hockey team has had two hat tricks this season—something that…

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Winter (Hockey) is coming

By Garrett Aleckson — “Winter is coming.” Those are the words of House Stark in the ubiquitous book and television series, Game of Thrones. In the world of “Game of Thrones,” it is a long wait for winter to come—making many question the phrase from the Stark family. Fortunately for hockey players and fans, we are…

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Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes — Track and Field The Blue Devil track and field teams wrapped up their team season this past weekend with a good showing at the WIAC Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.) took home two WIAC titles in the 5000-meter and 10000-meter run, while Austin Zett (Sr, Presque Island,…

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Blue Devil athletics cap off another good year

By Matt Haile — University of Wisconsin–Stout athletics have had success all across the board throughout their fall, winter and spring seasons. The Blue Devils women’s golf team was able to recapture the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, earning them a trip back to the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship in just a few weeks….

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Stout baseball chirps are not for the birds

By  Garrett Aleckson — Chanting is a big tradition in sports. Teammates chant to each other so that they are involved in the game and because it helps teammates become closer. Although there are general chants that are specific to the sport being played, each team has different chants that they use throughout games. The University…

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Budget cuts loom over sports programs across Wisconsin

By Garrett Aleckson — The budget cuts proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have been a hot topic in much of the political discourse in recent months. The budget, which is proposing $300 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, has forced universities across Wisconsin to look at everything in order to comply…

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Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes — Track and Field The last two weeks have been good ones for the University of Wisconsin–Stout track and field teams. In their last two meets, the men’s and women’s teams have had two first-place finishes, seven second-place finishes and four third-place finishes, all in multiple events. Tyler Odom (Fr, Oshkosh, Wis.)…

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Stout golf teams nearing end of long season

By Garrett Aleckson — Both the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s and women’s golf teams are in the last portion of their spring schedule. The golf season is split between a fall schedule, which runs from September to October, and the spring schedule, which runs from late March to early May. Men and women’s coach Howie…

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Stout strength competition sends strong message

By Garrett Aleckson — University of Wisconsin–Stout held their 16th annual strength competition at the Health and Fitness Center Wednesday, April 8. The competition is divided among different weightlifting categories, consisting of the men’s overall winner, which is determined after doing three separate lifts. The lifts include: bench press, squat, and deadlift. The other men’s…

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Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes — Track and Field The track and field teams continued their outdoor seasons last Friday at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Ashton May Invitational; both men’s and women’s teams had a great day for the Blue Devils. On the men’s side, Stout had many good finishes in all events. Nick Lubinski (Jr, Hudson,…

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Stout gymnastics ends season on high note

By Garrett Aleckson — On March 27 and 28, the University of Wisconsin–Stout gymnastics team competed at NCGA National Championships in La Crosse, WI. The Blue Devils went up against some tough competition, but managed to finish sixth in team competition. Kaylee Jondahl (So, Anoka, Minn.) said that they did not have their best performance…

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Patrick Jenkins on running at Nationals

By Matt Haile — Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.), a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s track and field team, qualified for nationals for his eighth consecutive appearance. Patrick has qualified for every national meet since he began competing for the Blue Devils in 2012. Except this time was special, this was only Jenkins’…

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Moody and Tredinnick both earn All-Conference honorable mention

By Matt Haile — The University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s hockey team is proud to have both Justin Moody (Fr, Grand Forks, N.D.) and captain Jordan Tredinnick (Sr, Onalaska, Wis.) be selected to the WIAC All-Conference honorable mention hockey team. Tredinnick is a versatile player playing both forward and defense each game. Tredinnick’s strengths include his vision…

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Van Grinsven brothers keep each other on track

By Garrett Aleckson — Paul (Sr, Little Chute, Wis.) and Joe Van Grinsven (Fr, Little Chute, Wis.) are two brothers who have been running since a young age. The Van Grinsven brothers both are distance runners for the University of Wisconsin–Stout track and field team. Paul and Joe are not the only members in their family…

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