The Whippet City Mile Is Back!!

Photos of previous Whippet City Miles courtesy of and copyright by Bob Mischka

The Thirteenth annual Whippet City Mile, run fifteen minutes prior to the start of the Fourth of July Parade, is back!  Registration is open to all and information/registration is available at whippetcitymile.com or on the 4th of July website.  “We are excited to be able to hold the race,” said race director Mark Maas.  “We have had people from as far away as Alaska come to participate and in 2019 we set a record for the number of participants with 225 runners.” 

The Whippet City Mile has become a great tradition starting off the annual parade.  The usual array of Harley Davidsons will lead the runners once again and Maas is hoping for another large contingent.  “Just to have the parade back, the carnival, fireworks, all of it, it’s just great.  Maas is also hoping for participants to get back into the parade spirit as well.  “We’re finally coming out of this pandemic and feeling some semblance of normalcy; it sure would be great to see a large turnout for the parade.  I hope we can just make it a great day for everybody.”

Discover Whitewater Series: Great News – We’re Running Again!

WHITEWATER– June 10, 2021 – The Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon & 5K is excited to once again host 600 participants in the Half Marathon and 5K. This is a 50% increase from last year’s modest event.

In coordination with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Whitewater Unified School District, and the City of Whitewater, the DWS has created a safe and fun event for this upcoming September that closely resembles past DWS race days. There will once again be an awards ceremony commemorating the overall winners of the Half Marathon and 5K. Winners of the Half Marathon will also receive a purse prize, a trophy and a gift card to Performance Running Outfitters. 

“It has always been our goal to bring this race back to the full, fun event it was two year ago,” said Race Director Dawson Miller. “We’re grateful to be able to bring back so many of our family events that come along with race weekend. We’re also bringing back a competitive, herded race start that allows for our runners to truly race against one another.” 

This year, the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle will be back, which is a great way to get kids involved and active. This year’s W3 Fit Kid Shuffle will take place on Saturday, September 18—the day before the race. Parents and those with young children in their lives can come pick up their registration packets that Saturday and watch their little ones participate in this fun, athletic event. 

Race day is set for Sunday, September 19, 2021 and registration is picking up fast. 

“Increasing our number of participants allows us to involve so much more of the Whitewater community, which has always been one of our top priorities,” said Executive Director Jeff Knight. ”This event allows us to give back to Whitewater, get active, and raise money for our local charity partners, Bethel House, Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. That’s what this event has been about these past nine years. We can’t wait to make this year even bigger and better than ever.”

The DWS will continue to allow more events back into race day weekend as it is deemed safe to do so. 

The entire DWS team looks forward to another great year packed with family friendly fun. To receive a t-shirt, be sure to register by September 5, 2021. Register at https://runwhitewater.com.

About the DWS

The goal of the DWS is to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features, while keeping everyone in the community active. All the proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), Whitewater LEADS, Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District and the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. The DWS partners with the city, business community, university and the school district to make this a tremendous event that benefits all who participate. For more information about the race visit www.runwhitewater.com.

Whitewater Youth Football registration deadline is Tuesday noon


Whitewater Youth Football League is seeking final registrations for 2021-2022 grades 4th – 8th for hybrid and tackle football teams.  The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is June 15th at 12:00 p.m.  Parents can register their players for 4th/5th grade HYBRID team (8 on 8 padded flag football) and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade tackle football.  Practice is set to begin in August, with Saturday games in September and October.  You can register your player through the Whitewater Park & Recreation website under the Programs/Team Sports page.  Any questions, you can contact Neal Kolb by email at wildlifepreservation@hotmail.com

Whippets Compete in RVC Track and Field Championships

Article Submitted by Mark Maas
Whitewater High School Head Track and Field Coach
mmaas@wwusd.org
Photos Courtesy of Bob Mischka

The Whippet Girls placed 3rd and Boys finished 7th at the Rock Valley Conference Championship Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, June 9, at Big Foot.

Kindyl Kilar

The girls were led by Kindyl Kilar, Kacie Carollo, and Crystal Chan, each competing in 4 events. Kilar, a sophomore, was 4th in the 100, sprinting a season best of 13.14, 3rd in the 200 with a season best 27.31, 5th in the high jump with a leap of 4′ 6″, and running the anchor of the 4X100 bringing home the baton in a first place time of 51.97. Rounding out the gold medal relay were Emma Weigel, Amanda Tovar, and Madelynn Buehler. Kacie Carollo had a busy day placing 6th in the 100, 5th in the 200, 4th in the long jump, and 3rd in the triple jump, with season best performances in each event. Crystal Chan was 2nd in the high hurdles, 2nd in the 300 hurdles, 4th in the high jump, and ran a leg on the 7th place 4X400 M Relay. The 4X200 M relay brought home gold running 1:53.04 with Amanda Tovar, Madelynn Buehler, Emma Weigel, and Izzy Dieter.  Olive Coburn sprinted her way to a 6th place finish in the 400 with her best time of the season. The 4X800 made up of Danielle DePorter, Sophie Walton, Catherine Skindingsrude, and Gwen Truesdale placed 5th, and Jenna Caldwell and Amanda Tovar pole vaulted to a tie for 3rd with vaults of 8′ 6″. Sophie Walton’s 7th place finish in the 3200 rounded out the Whippet scoring.


Jon Aron

For the boys, Trenten Zahn led the way with a 2nd place finish in the 800 running 2:00.01 and a 3rd place in the 400 with an outstanding 51:48. Also scoring in the 400 for the Whippets was Ignacio Cuevas with a 6th place finish in 55.24. Cuevas was also part of the gold medal 4X800 M Relay along with Nate Holden, Cooper Hammond, and Ethan Dugan. Aaron Porras had a season best 11.7 in the 100 M placing 7th and helped the 4X200M Relay to a 4th place finish along with teammates Mason Nobs, Carter Friend, and Connor Sharlow. Jon Aron’s leap of 5′ 8″ in the high jump earned him a 2nd place finish, Dylan DuClos was 3rd in the pole vault, and Connor Raupp rounded out the scoring with an 8th place finish in the shot put.

The Whippets will travel to Jefferson on Monday, June 14, for the WIAA Regional and then be back home on Thursday, June 17, hosting the WIAA Sectional.

Results: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/437818/results

Soccer Falls in WIAA Tourney

Article Submitted by Maddy Blain
Whitewater High School Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
mblain@wwusd.org
Photo Courtesy of Bob Mischka

The Whitewater Whippets traveled to #1 Oregon on Thursday night, June 8, for the first round of sectionals. The Whippets faced a strong, fast team from Oregon and lost the game, despite many great saves from senior goalkeeper Cora Linos. 

Cora Linos

Baseball Claims Second Victory Over Clinton

Article Submitted by Michael Hookstead
Whitewater High School Head Baseball Coach
mhookstead@wwusd.org
Photo Courtesy of Bob and Peter Mischka

Marc Jones

The Whippet Baseball Team picked up another win against Clinton on Thursday, June 3, by a score of 7-4. The game was close the whole way, but the team put up two insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 7-3 lead. The Cougars scored one run in the 7th inning before Mason DePorter ended the game by throwing out a runner trying to steal second. 

Marc Jones was the starting pitcher, and Jacob Heritage came in to record the last two outs. 

The team is playing their best baseball at the right time of year. The Whippets will be back in action on Friday, June 4, when they host Edgerton at 4:45.

Whippet Soccer Wraps Up Conference Season with Win

Article Submitted by Maddy Blain
Whitewater High School Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
mblain@wwusd.org

The Whitewater Girls’ Soccer Team traveled to Clinton on Thursday evening, June 3, for their last conference game of the season.

The Whippets won 5-2 over the Cougars, with goals by Kazi Beth, Mayte Navejas (2), and Mariana Cano (2). 

Baseball Claims First Victory

Article Submitted by Michael Hookstead
Whitewater High School Head Baseball Coach
mhookstead@wwusd.org

The Whippet Baseball Team got their first win of the season over a tough Clinton team by a score of 5-0 on Tuesday, June 1. 

Wyatt Nickels was solid on the mound throwing a 98 pitch complete game. The team committed only one error defensively and made some great plays behind Wyatt’s performance.

The offense scored two runs early in the game and added three insurance runs in the top of the 7th inning. 

The Whippets will be back in action on Thursday and Friday this week.

Frye Advances to Sectional Golf Meet

Article by Justin Crandall
Whitewater High School Athletic Director
jcrandall@wwusd.org

Congratulations to Camden Frye on shooting a 90 on Tuesday, June 1, at the Regional Golf Meet at Edelweiss Chalet CC. Frye played 20 holes of golf, as there was a 3-way tie after the standard 18 holes.

Camden has now qualified for Sectionals to be hosted next week in Prairie du Chien!

Track and Field Competes in Last Meet Before Conference

Article Submitted by Mark Maas
Whitewater High School Head Track and Field Coach
mmaas@wwusd.org
Photo Courtesy of Bob Mischka

What a beautiful night for track and field! The Whippets battled Elkhorn, Delavan-Darien, Lake Geneva Badger, Mukwonago, and Big Foot on Tuesday, June 1.

We had a chance to get in a nice tune-up meet before the conference championship next Wednesday at Big Foot. We had some really nice performances all the way around as our times continue to get faster, and field events continue to improve.

The boys’ 4X400 made up of Trenten Zahn, Ignacio Cuevas, Cooper Hammond, and Denver Isbell had a season best time of 3:40.

Crystal Chan

Crystal Chan eclipsed the 5′ barrier in the high jump.

The girls’ 4X100 and 4X200 again ran season bests of 51.63 and 1:50.44. Those teams consisted of Kacie Carollo, Kindyl Kilar, Madelyn Buehler, and Amanda Tovar.

Our throwers keep improving each week which is nice to see.

Now we’ve got about a week to prepare for the RVC Championship. It will be a fun battle as the conference is putting out a lot of really good performances.

Full results are available at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/432317/results