2020 All-Midway Conference Team

The 2019-2020 season comes to an end and it is time to announce the Midway Conference All-Region team. Our Midway Conference consists of: University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), DePaul University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, (SIUE), Ball State University (BSU) and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). This list consists of the top 12 in the conference, voted on by their peers. A special thanks to the players that helped me out with this. Let’s take a look at the results and see who impressed this year!

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Zanderthon Throw-Down 5 Recap

Last Saturday, marked another successful Zanderthon Throw-Down. The teams showed up and came to compete. The talent on these teams is better than every and they will be able to show it off in just over a month’s time. Here are the scores from the weekend.

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Zanderthon Throw-Down

This weekend mark’s the fifth Zanderthon Throw-Down in its history. One of the best tournaments of the year and one that the Midway conference looks forward to the most. The teams in attendance will be University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP), and UWP alumni. Let’s take a look at the schedule for the day!

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Pioneer Classic Recap

At the Pioneer Invitational, UWP, DePaul, UNL, and SIUE competed to see who was the top team in the Midway conference. The games were highly competitive and entertaining to watch. The following are the results from Saturday:

UWP def SIUE (6-1)
UWP def DePaul (6-0)
UNL def SIUE (5-1)
UNL def DePaul (6-1)
Alumni def UWP (3-1)
SIUE def DePaul (7-0)
Alumni def SIUE (3-0)
UWP def UNL (2-1) OT

A quality tournament from a high quality bunch!
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Pioneer Classic

This Saturday, November 16, 2019, the teams of the Midway Conference go head to head in what should be a classic. The teams in attendance will be the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP), University Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), and DePaul University. This is the first time that all these teams will be in the same building, which is a great thing to see for this conference. It is going to be a fun day and it all starts at 8:30a.m. with SIUE vs UWP. Let’s take a look at the schedule and what some of the leaders think going into the tournament.

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2019 All-Midway Conference Team

The 2018- 2019 season comes to an end and it is time to announce the Midway Conference selection team. This year’s conference consisted of: University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), DePaul University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, (SIUE), Ball State University (BSU) and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). This list consists of the top twelve in the conference which was voted on by their peers. A special thanks to the captain’s that help me out with this. Let’s take a look at the results and see who impressed this year!

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Midway’s Best

The second semester is off to a great start and we are ready for the 2nd half to the season.  With that in mind, it is a good time to look at the top players in the Midway Conference. These individuals where active last semester and earned their spot on this list. We have representatives from Ball State, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Nebraska, and the University of Wisconsin Platteville.  Let’s take a look at the players that made the list. Continue reading “Midway’s Best”

Battle of the Midway- Recap

Last Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Battle of the Midway took place between Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville (SIUE) and Univeristy of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP).  The UWP alumni were in attendance too, but as Matt Batuch (UWP Alumni) said, they are washed up so they are not that important.  It was a exciting day, and the scores were as follows:

UWP- JV def SIUE 2-1

UWP Varsity def SIUE 4-2

UWP Alumni def UWP Varsity 3-2

UWP Varsity def SIUE 6-1

SIUE was at a higher level of play this year than they were the year before.  They worked really well as a team and were great at catching. For more than half the team, this was just their second time playing with rubber dodgeballs, as they are used to playing with foam.  That did not seem to stop them from picking up on how to throw and bringing the heat.  As the day went on, their confidence grew and their skill and understanding of the game got better. As they get more games in, and play more teams at their level they will pull out the wins.

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Battle of the Midway- Preview

This Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the teams of the Midway Conference will go head to head in the Battle of the Midway. The teams in attendance will be Platteville (UWP), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), DePaul University, and UWP Alumni. The games will be played at the Williams Fieldhouse (350 Jay St, Platteville, WI 53818).  See the schedule below. Continue reading “Battle of the Midway- Preview”

2018 All-Midway Team

The 2017-2018 season was a year for the Midway Conference to build and grow.  This year the Midway played the most games they ever had and traveled more than they have ever before.  With that, it bred some tough competition between these teams and led to some stand out players. The following list was chosen by their peers and here are the top 18 players of the Midway.

Here is your 2018 All-Midway Team:

MVP: Tim Ebert (UWP)

This individual did it all for Platteville. Tim would catch when a catch was needed and had an arm to go along with it.  As a captain, he made his presence know on the court and had a killer ball fake.

-Written by Erik Zander

2. Alec Scott (DePaul)

Captain Fluffy, the bearded wonder. I was always amazed on the amount of hair he could grow on his face, a true talent.  This guy was definitely my top player in the Midway Conference.  He threw harder than anyone out there and was an effective communicator on the court.  I always hated going against his throw.  They will be missing him next year on the court.

-Written by Erik Zander

3. Erik Zander (UWP)

Despite battling an injury for part of the season, Erik Zander’s strong play has earned him the #3 spot on this list.  Erik has been a great leader for Wisconsin Platteville over the past few seasons.  He is a big reason why UWP remains atop the Midway Conference each year.  Not only is Erik a dependable player for the Pioneers as both a thrower and catcher, he is also a very important on court presence.

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Midway Conference Report Cards

It is the end of the semester and it is time to grade the teams of the Midway Conference.  This is at the request of Anthony Goetz of Midland University, ask and you shall receive, I just hope it is to your liking. The grading will be done by the yours truly, your favorite content writer.  For this semester, some of the teams were very active and others were still trying to put a team together.  This makes it challenging to grade these crews as I have yet to see them play.  Let’s take a look at each team and the grade I feel they earned. Continue reading “Midway Conference Report Cards”

The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational-Recap

It was awesome getting to know and play dodgeball with these teams. They are always welcomed back.

It was a successful weekend for a tournament as DePaul and University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) welcomed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) to the league as the 48th school to play in the NCDA.  The following were the results of the day:

UWP JV def SIUE 4-2
UWP JV ties DePaul 2-2
UWP Varisty def DePaul 6-1
DePaul def SIUE 3-1
UWP Varisty def SIUE 6-0

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The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational

Well, ladies and gentlemen, as always it is your favorite content writer coming to you with another preview.  It is Platteville’s home tournament this weekend on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Williams Fieldhouse (350 Jay St, Platteville, WI 53818). Three teams will be in attendance: UW-Platteville (UWP), DePaul and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe). This will be SIUe’s Induction match into the league and it could not be with two better teams to show them how to play the game of dodgeball. Below is the schedule for the day for: The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational (Tournament name, courtesy of Will Martin- former freshman and sophomore sensation and now junior sensation). Continue reading “The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational”

Midway Conference- Preview

It is another season with your favorite content writer, from your favorite region, and it is time to preview the teams in the Midway Conference.  It will be interesting to see how these teams do this year and who will reign top dog.  The teams in this region are Platteville, DePaul, Whitewater, Northern Illinois, North Park, Nebraska, Minnesota, Eau Claire, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Let’s look at the teams playing this year. Continue reading “Midway Conference- Preview”