Whippets Bullis and Houwers Sign Letters of Intent

November 27, 2020

Whitewater High School Senior Emme Bullis signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Division 1 Cal Poly State University, the team with the longest home-winning streak in Division I, at 32 games. Bullis has played many positions on the volleyball floor but was recruited by Cal Poly as a setter. She is hopeful that she’ll get to play her final season as a Whippet as the Rock Valley Conference postponed their fall sports season until spring.

Whitewater High School Senior Ella Houwers capped off her two-title performance at the state swim meet by signing her Letter of Intent to swim for Northern Michigan University on November 19. The Wildcats are part of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for swimming and diving.

Girls’ Basketball Falls in Opener; Games Can Be Watched Online

November 25, 2020

Whitewater Girls’ Basketball fell to Lake Mills in their season opener on Tuesday, November 24, 62-23. The young Whippets were down 26-14 at the half. Captain Kacie Carollo scored 15 for the Whippets with additional points added by Lexi Juoni, Jenna Pope, and Kindyl Kilar.

Total fouls were even with 14 for Lake Mills and 13 for Whitewater. Ten of Lake Mills’ fouls came in the first half.

2020-2021 Whippet Roster

3Nikita Hartzheim11Guard
4Jenna Pope10Guard
10Savannah Hill11Guard
14Kindyl Kilar10Guard/Forward
15Kacie Carollo12Guard
21Mayte Navejas9Guard
22Danielle DePorter9Guard
23Cali Kopecky10Guard
30Aidyn Amundson9Forward
32Lexi Juoni11Guard
33Gwen Truesdale11Guard/Forward
35Cora Linos12Forward/Center

The Whippets are coached by Kristen Lippens.

The Rock Valley Conference is not allowing spectators at games this season, but many games if not all will be livestreamed. Watch the Whitewater High School Facebook page for information on how to watch each away game. Catch all home Whippet basketball and wrestling matches streaming live on YouTube. The channel URL is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSNbiMBtrtpskkb5l3OBQA. After going to that link, you’ll need to subscribe to the channel, and you should be all set. The games will be under the videos tab and should start recording approximately 10-15 minutes before each game. 

Hunters’ & Fishers’ Showcase – J.T. Richardson, son of Sal & Mary, harvested his 1st deer at age 9 on November 14th, 2020

November 22, 2020

J.T. Richardson harvested his 1st deer at age 9 on November 14th, 2020 in Franklin County, Indiana. He is the son of Sal and Mary Richardson.

A New Seasonal Feature – Hunters’ & Fishers’ Showcase – First submission is in sports

November 21, 2020

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff

A reader shared this suggestion with the Banner:

“I am writing to offer an idea for you to consider for the future Mid-November issues of the Banner.  Every year when I return to my hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, I am always excited to grab the Clark County Press off the coffee table and pull out the Hunters’ Guide.  This Seasonal sectional to the paper showcases the past year’s hunters and fishers and their success participating in our wonderful outdoor Wisconsin traditions.  A first time hunter with their first deer, a young angler catching their first fish, a family group picture of “buck camp” or “fishing trip,” seasoned veterans landing a big musky, black bear, or whitetail buck…it is always exciting to see friends, family, and neighbors enjoying our great outdoors with family, and inspiring the next generation of Wisconsin Outdoorsmen.  The success isn’t always in or near my hometown either.  Many former members of town (myself included) have sent back photos and stories to share.  I hope you will give the idea some thought and maybe help inspire some of our citizens to get outdoors and join in our wonderfully unique fall traditions!”

We would have been happy to share this reader’s name, but since we haven’t received permission to do so, you’ll have to ponder whether you know someone who hails from Clark County.

We’re happy to try this idea, so we encourage sportspeople to submit photos and/or stories related to your 2020 outdoor experiences. Although some of the stories will likely be featured in our “news” area, most will probably be found in the “sports” section. In particular we will not be featuring photos on our homepage that some non-hunters/fishers may prefer not to see. Let the boasting begin! Send your submissions to whitewaterbanner@gmail.com. Thanks.

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