400 Freestyle Relay – (Clockwise from top left) Brianna Zimdars, Ella Houwers, Sophia Fanshaw, Amber Krebs
Ella Houwers, winner 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke
The Whippets were able to run with the big dogs at the Elkhorn Invite on Saturday, September 8. The Whippets ended up in 5th place at the 10 team invite with 6 Division 1 teams competing. While competing the girls were able to earn several medals.
2nd place, 200 Medley Relay – Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers, Brianna Zimdars, Amber Krebs
1st place, 200 Individual Medley – Ella Houwers
4th place, 50 Freestyle – Morgan Radaj
3rd place, 100 Butterfly – Brianna Zimdars
2nd place, 100 Freestyle – Brianna Zimdars
5th place, 100 Freestyle – Amber Krebs
5th place, 100 Backstroke – Sophia Fanshaw
1st place, 100 Breaststroke – Ella Houwers
3rd place, 400 Freestyle Relay – Brianna Zimdars, Amber Krebs, Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers
Other swimmers that scored for the Whippets were:
14th place, 200 Freestyle – Lexi Hackney
10th place, 50 Freestyle – Sophia Fanshaw
10th place, 100 Freestyle – Morgan Radaj
13th place, 200 Freestyle Relay – Lexi Hackney, Ellie Treder, Brianna Staebler, Morgan Radaj
14th place, 100 Backstroke – Amber Krebs
15th place, 400 Freestyle Relay – Lexi Hackney, Ellie Treder, Brianna Staebler, Morgan Radaj
A big thank you to Maci Parrish, Sarah Johnson and Lucy Amos for coming along to support the team. It was a long day and these guys were rock stars helping cheer on the team. We had a swimmer unable to swim and it was great that Mina Truesdale stepped in and swam the 400 Freestyle while Katya Morales filled in with the 100 Backstroke. What an outstanding group of athletes we have!
We had several swimmers have outstanding swims. Ella Houwers dominated the 200 Individual Medley winning by 8.5 seconds. In the 50 Freestyle, Raquel Ortiz and Sarah Morales were both able to take charge and win their heats. Brianna Staebler was able to swim faster in both the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly that last year already. I was impressed by all of our girls as we had just come off a meet on Thursday and came here to this fast invite!
Next up will be VIP night on Tuesday, September 11th at 6 pm at the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center.
The No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team used an early surge Saturday afternoon to defeat Concordia Moorhead (Minn.) 24-6 in a non-conference affair in front of 8,168 fans at Perkins Stadium.
The Warhawks (2-0 overall) tallied 24 first-half points and didn’t look back. Defensively, the team held the Cobbers (1-1) to 173 total yards, including 96 on the ground, to help avenge a loss last season against Concordia in Moorhead.
Senior quarterback Cole Wilber finish 20-of-28 passing with 223 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Mitchell Dess contributed five receptions for 77 yards and one score, and sophomore wide receiver JT Parish posted four catches for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Sophomore running back Alex Peete ran for a career-high 104 yards on 19 carries and opened scoring with a six-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter.
Junior linebacker Jacob Erbs paced the defense with eight tackles, and senior linebacker Bryce Leszczynski collected seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble. Senior defensive lineman Harry Henschler registered five tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble.
The Warhawks conclude non-conference action next Saturday, Sept. 15, when they host Middle Georgia State at 2 p.m. A pregame concert featuring Kinfolk will begin at noon in the Perkins Stadium parking lot.
Big Foot won the last time they faced Whitewater, and things went their way on Friday, too. Big Foot blew past Whitewater 48-18. Big Foot was expected to win, but the margin was definitely larger than the state rankings had forecast.
The win bumped Big Foot’s record up to 1-3. Whitewater is still searching for that first win as they fell to 0-4.
Whitewater will face off against McFarland next week.
From Coach Nelson:
On Saturday, the Whippets won the Edgerton Quad Championship. Three out of the four teams were playing with replacements at different spots due to ACT testing, which led to some imbalances in competition at times. Whitewater had Hailey Murphy filling in for their two single’s player Hannah Delaney. The Whippet player was able to play solid tennis throughout the day winning all three matches by 7-0 scores.
Whitewater had a few key highlights throughout the day at different spots. Hailey Murphy, playing her first ever varsity tournament, was pretty worn out by the end of the day, but also quite happy with her play. She played solid tennis, keeping the ball in play and hustling for everything. In her final match of the day she had taken a 3-0 lead in the second set, before losing the next four. She was able to regroup and take the next three games to win the match.
Sydney Treder at number 1 singles played one of her smartest matches ever, in her final match against Edgerton. She was very aggressive at the net, yet controlled and efficient.
At number 1 doubles, Odessa Sonn and Sophie Olson continue to improve their game plan and execution. All day the two played mistake-free tennis.
Saturday was a very good day for the number two doubles team of Melanie Reyes and Mariana Cano. The two have run into some very stiff competition the last couple of weeks, so to be able to get back into the win column will do wonders for their growth. All day the two were able to focus on the basics that the team has been stressing in practice and matches, and they were able to make some nice strides in those areas.
Cassidy Laue, at 3 singles, Katelyn Partoll, at 4 singles, and Marissa Mueller and Tessa Papcke, at 3 doubles, were also all 3-0 on the day. There were times when they struggled with the focus but were all able to overcome those moments to bring everything together to pull out the wins.
The Whippets will be back to conference play Tuesday, Sept. 11, at home, against Edgerton.