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What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

The days are officially getting longer, and the temperatures are heating up. No more staying inside all day and watching “Frozen” on repeat with the baby. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And though we all know Wisconsin could decide to drop a foot of snow on […]

 
 

Grove boys step up late in season

Grove boys step up late in season

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent Union Grove boys basketball coach Dave Pettit perfected his improvisation skills this season. Plagued by injuries and an undersized frontline, Pettit had to adjust lineups, rotations and defenses on the fly to keep the Broncos afloat. The Broncos responded well to the improvisation, finishing […]

 
 

Silver lining: Playoff loss doesn’t diminish Union Grove basketball season

Silver lining: Playoff loss doesn’t diminish Union Grove basketball season

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent Nobody captured the pain of Union Grove girls basketball team’s WIAA Division 2 Regional final loss to Milton like coach Rob Domagalski. The veteran coach said the loss was like a train hitting a wall at 100 miles per hour. The Broncos came into […]

 
 

Stoughton stops Waterford at wrestling team state

Stoughton stops Waterford at wrestling team state

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Stoughton closed with victories in the final five matches and beat Waterford 40-22 March 3 in the quarterfinals of the WIAA Division 1 State Team Tournament at the UW Field House in Madison. Stoughton lost 35-27 to Kaukauna in the championship match, and Kaukauna […]

 
 

Waterford’s Ruffalo takes fifth at state bowling

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Tatum Ruffalo capped a stellar career on the Waterford Union High School girls bowling team with a fifth-place finish March 5 in the Wisconsin High School Girls Bowling Club State Championships at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa. The Waterford girls finished fifth in the state […]

 
 

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final: Westosha Central (20-5) vs. Waunakee (23-2), 1 p.m., Saturday, Middleton High School   BURLINGTON – It was one of the most electric atmospheres I have seen in my 10+ years covering high school basketball. At Burlington High School Thursday night, a massive parking lot that […]

 
 

Catholic Central hangs tough, but season ends in regional final

Catholic Central hangs tough, but season ends in regional final

WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal: (1) Hilbert 64, (8) Catholic Central 55     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com As an 8 seed facing No. 1 and state-ranked Hilbert on its home court for a WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal March 3, the Catholic Central boys basketball team faced an uphill […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

  It’s the beginning of March, so the energy and atmosphere inside basketball gyms will be turned up to 1,000 in anticipation of some of the most exciting games of the year. At 23-8, the Wisconsin Badgers are a shoe-in, fresh off two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 appearance […]

 
 

Future burns bright for Burlington wrestling

Future burns bright for Burlington wrestling

Five Demons finish season at state tournament   By Andrew Horschak Sports Correspondent Burlington wrestling coach Jade Gribble is already looking forward to next season. Who can blame him? The 2017-18 Demons will feature four returning state qualifiers and two additional sectional qualifiers who just missed moving on to Madison. […]

 
 

McFarland ends Waterford girls’ hoops season

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent McFarland scored six points on consecutive possessions late in regulation and beat Waterford 58-45 Feb. 24 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal girls high school basketball game at McFarland. The loss brought the Wolverines’ season to a close. Waterford opened the playoffs with […]

 
 
 
 
 

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