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Hitting lifts Lady Badgers to three straight wins

May 12, 2011
After a rough 1-5 start to the season, the Badger softball team has reeled off four wins in its last five games. Last week, the Lady Badgers picked up three big Southern Lakes Conference victories to improve to 4-4 on the season. Also, the girls are inching closer to .500 with a 5-6 overall mark. On Monday night at home, Badger fired out to a 7-0 lead after three innings en route to an 8-0 shellacking of Delavan-Darien.

Badger netters serving up perfection

May 12, 2011
Janesville — Heading into this week's Southern Lakes Conference meet, the Badger boys tennis squad is giving a new meaning to the word momentum. On Friday, the Badgers won three dual matches at the Janesville Parker quad to improve to 9-0 overall on the season. With the SLC meet looming Thursday and Saturday this week, the local boys are oozing with momentum. Coach Marty Badt knows there's still work to do.

Bay annihilates Falcons, now 8-6

May 12, 2011
Hustisford — The Williams Bay softball squad walked all over Trailways South foe Hustisford Monday night, literally. The Lady Bulldogs drew 16 walks and were hit by four pitches in a 19-0 laugher in five innings. With the win, the Bay improved to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in conference.
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Eagles soaring above foes

January 20, 2011
Menomonee Falls — In high school basketball, teams hope to play their best in late January and February to gain momentum heading into the March playoffs. In the case of the Faith Christian boys basketball squad, the Eagles are peaking at the right time. With two convincing victories last week, the Eagles are winners of four straight games and are now 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the Indian Trails Conference. Coach Brian Pollard is pleased with his team's recent hot streak.
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Sports Check: A semi-pro football tryout

January 20, 2011
Everything about Sunday morning was unorthodox. It started with me, a 28-year-old, mostly out of shape, former quarterback, waking up at the crack of dawn and driving 30 minutes to Williams Bay from Burlington. What I did at Williams Bay High School at 9 a.m. was for the love of journalism but could be construed by outsiders as straight-up crazy.

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Badger starts week strong, falters late on links
May 05, 2011
Pewaukee — Saturday’s Lake Country Charity Invite had its share of the state’s big dogs in high school golf. According to Badger coach Dave DeShambo, it is one of the best tournaments of the year and featured five of the best teams in the state, including Kettle Moraine and Milwaukee Marquette. Unfortunately for the Badgers, it wasn’t their best round of golf.
Bay takes three on diamond
May 05, 2011
Williams Bay — The Williams Bay softball squad is over the .500 mark thanks to a 3-1 mark last week. On Monday at home, the Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after the first inning but came back with two runs in the third and three in the fourth en route to a 5-3 victory. The girls improved to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the Trailways South Conference.Sophomore Sam Storms went the distance on the mound, striking out 12 while allowing one earned run, two hits and a walk. At the plate, Alyssa Alheid and Claudia Wautlet each had two hits for the Bay. Also, Molly Perkins had a hit and two RBIs.
Chiefs down Bay
April 28, 2011
Williams Bay — On Monday night, the Williams Bay softball squad may have struck first against neighboring Big Foot. But it was the Chiefs who had the last laugh. Big Foot benefited from big innings in the third and seventh en route to an 8-5 victory over the host Bulldogs.
Badger takes two on links
Team flying high at 3-0 in Southern Lakes
April 28, 2011
Lyons Township — Coming into Monday night’s double dual at Hawk’s View, the Badger golf squad hadn’t competed in about two weeks due to weather cancellations. After all was said and done, however, the Badgers didn’t show any signs of rust. Badger picked up two Southern Lakes victories, 155-174 over Elkhorn and 155-191 over Wilmot, in a par 36 meet dampened by chilly conditions and a late rainfall.
Badgers blanket Big Foot in Rock/Lakes challenge
April 21, 2011
Walworth — After starting the season with two losses, the Badger girls soccer squad is righting its ship. Saturday at Big Foot at the Rock Valley/Southern Lakes challenge, despite some bizarre weather conditions, the Badgers picked up shutout victories over Big Foot and East Troy. Badger (4-2 overall) has now won four straight games, including shutouts in its last three. Ross Fowler is proud of his team.“The girls are really buying into our style,” he said. “They are possessing the ball and finishing opportunities. And freshman goalie Autumn Mikrut, for never playing goalie before, has been outstanding. She is playing with a lot of confidence.”
Uniting for a good cause
April 21, 2011
Williams Bay — Back in January, when the American Cancer Society contacted Williams Bay softball coach Jeff Kuespert about hosting a Coaches vs. Cancer game, his answer was a no-brainer — yes. This particular cause hit home for Kuespert, whose father-in-law died from cancer in December. So Kuespert reached out to Big Foot softball coach Craig Utesch, who also jumped on board. This year’s Big Foot-Bay tilt will mean something more than the annual rivalry. On Monday, April 25, the Bay will host Big Foot in a Coaches vs. Cancer game at 4:30 p.m. at Williams Bay High School.
Chief golfers ready to reign
April 14, 2011
Walworth — Last year was a good one for the Big Foot boys golf squad. The guys took second in the Rock Valley South Conference and advanced to sectionals. While last year was good, this spring is shaping up to be great for Big Foot.
Badger netters fully loaded
April 14, 2011
At last year’s Southern Lakes boys tennis meet, Badger missed out on the conference title by one measly point to Waterford. Coach Marty Badt and his players haven’t forgotten about that day. With plenty of experience back, including three state qualifiers, Badt’s bunch is ready for big things this season. “The conference meet left a bitter taste in our mouths last year,” said Badt, now in his seventh season. “We have a chip on our shoulder this year to make sure it doesn’t come down to one point. This is one of the deeper, stronger teams I’ve had in a long time.”
BREAKING: Spangler, Wieseman land first-team honors on all-county squad
April 07, 2011
The 2011 All-Walworth County basketball teams were announced today, and several area stars shone brightly. None lit up the court more than two offensive juggernauts, Big Foot senior Courtney Spangler and Badger junior Lana Wieseman. Both were named to the girls first team.
New coach Isham ready to win
April 07, 2011
Walworth — Annie Isham isn’t your typical first-year coach. It’s like she was born to do this job. Isham has coached the Geneva Lake United Soccer Club for 15 years, including U12 and U14 girls for the last five. So in December, it was only natural when she became the Big Foot/Williams Bay girls soccer coach, a spot vacated by Marcus Nolan.
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