Male Athlete of the Week

Rayce Wadsworth, Catholic Central High School football: In a game devoid of defense, Wadsworth made sure his offense was enough for CCHS to win its game against Lake Country Lutheran.

Wadsworth rushed for 319 yards on 33 carries, and scored six touchdowns in the Hilltoppers’ 63-55 win over Lutheran.

He also threw a touchdown pass to Abel Wagner.

Also considered: Zach Fisher, Waterford Union High School football; Nick Bartlett, Burlington High School boys’ volleyball.

Female Athlete of the Week

Kaysie Shebeneck, Burlington High School girls’ volleyball: With a WIAA Division 1 state title on the line, the junior setter and right-side hitter had her best games of the season at the Resch Center in Green Bay last week.

In the state quarterfinals, Shebeneck finished with nine kills and 42 assists, along with 17 digs. In the state semifinals, she had eight kills, 32 assists and nine digs.

And in the state championship game, Shebeneck had eight kills, 23 assists and 12 digs, as well as four block assists.

She was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts, and was also named a Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association first team All-State pick following the state tournament.

Also considered: Katie Drohner, Burlington High School girls’ volleyball; Ciara Capezio, Burlington High School girls’ volleyball; Morganne Longoria, Burlington High School girls’ volleyball; Maggie Smith, Catholic Central High School girls’ volleyball.

Team of the Week

Burlington co-op swim team: Another week, another title for the Burlington co-op swim team.

This time, the squad edged out Badger to win the WIAA Division 1 Kenosha Tremper sectional Saturday, 369 points to 358.

Burlington dominated the distance events once again, playing four in the top six in the 200 freestyle and five in the top seven in the 500 free.

Of those swimmers, Serena Wanasek, Sara Wanasek and Anna Gomez are qualified to state in both events. Senior Coriann Dorgay swam significant personal bests in taking sixth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 500 free.

In addition to those swimmers, the 200 and 400 free relays qualified for state, as did Emily Gomez (100 backstroke) and Abby Hansen (100 backstroke). All those swimmers, along with relay swimmer Brittany Ehlert, will make the trip to state.

Also considered: the Burlington High School and Catholic Central High School girls’ volleyball teams.


Number of the Week

2 – The number of state girls’ volleyball titles brought back to the city of Burlington last week from the WIAA state tournament. BHS beat Fond du Lac for the D1 title, CCHS Owen-Withee for the D4 state title. It was the first time in WIAA history that two schools from the same city won two titles in the same year.


Game of the Week

Two area football teams are still in the mix – and a win Saturday for either will send them to the WIAA state championship games in Madison next week.

Waterford plays Green Bay Southwest in a Division 2 state semifinal Saturday at 5 p.m. in Kimberly, while Catholic Central travels to Middleton to play Seneca Saturday at 4 p.m. in Division 7.

It is Waterford’s first trip ever to a Level Four playoff game, while if CCHS wins, it will be the school’s fourth straight appearance in the Division 7 title game.