May 06, 2010Pardeeville — Solid hitting and stellar pitching propelled the Williams Bay softball squad to a doubleheader sweep at Pardeeville Monday.
In the second game, the Bulldogs blanked Pardeeville, 8-0, behind another strong outing on the hill from Sam Storms.
The freshman hurler went the distance, striking out seven and forcing 12 groundouts.
May 06, 2010Treacherous weather including threats of thunderstorms and lightning may have cut the Badger Invite short Friday, but the Badger track squads still were able to break some records and post solid times.
The boys placed sixth as a team with 49 points, but some individuals had great performances.
Wes Aranda set a new school record in the 100 meter dash with a 10.7, and the 800 relay team of Justin Bowers, Jarek Kunz, Aranda and Connor Kotula broke the school mark with a time of 1:32.88.
Tracksters roar at Lyon InviteApril 29, 2010Whitewater — The Badger boys track squad faced little resistance Friday at the Randy Lyon Invitational. The guys grabbed first place with a top score of 181.5, well ahead of Whitewater’s second-place mark of 164. The highlight of the event was the 4x100 relay team of Jarek Kunz, Justin Bowers, Wes Aranda and Peter Scheuerman. They set a school record with a time of 43.73.
Chiefs double up Highway 67 rivalsApril 29, 2010Williams Bay — Heading into Saturday’s tilt against the Bulldogs, the Big Foot softball team didn’t have much going for it. The Chiefs were 0-7 overall, still searching for answers and that elusive first win. The squad had played a couple close games but just couldn’t get over the hump. That all changed against Williams Bay.
The perfect ‘Storms’ blanks the PiratesApril 22, 2010Williams Bay — The start of the spring season has been an up and down one for the Williams Bay softball squad, but one thing has remained constant — the rising star of Sam Storms. The freshman hurler turned in another impressive performance Monday against Fall River. She pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 12 and surrendering only three hits in six innings in a 10-0 rout. Storms didn’t allow any walks. The Bay bats erupted for three-run rallies in the third and fifth innings. Leah Newel led the charge by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Storms, Sarah Mather and Emily Laidley also had hits.
Badger crushes county foes for titleApril 22, 2010Fontana — The Badger boys golf squad flexed its muscles Monday. The team scored a 322, good enough for first place in the Walworth County Open, played on a gorgeous wind-free day at Big Foot Country Club. Badger, the area’s sixth-ranked team according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, had three players take the top three spots and all five in the top 10.
Badger golf ready to reignApril 15, 2010Lyons Township — Last year, the Badger boys golf squad made a magical run at the state tournament. Alex Gaugert topped the field after the first day of competition, and the team finished third overall. After losing only one player, Austin Gaugert, to graduation, the Badgers return four key cogs from last year’s Southern Lakes title squad. Fourth-year coach Dave DeShambo said his team’s experience will be a major strength.
A high-powered start for Badger baseballApril 15, 2010Beloit — The Badger baseball squad finished off a powerful week Saturday against Beloit Memorial at Telfaer Field, home of the Beloit Snappers. Thanks to an 11-run third inning, the Badgers pounded the Purple Knights, 13-6. The Badgers improved to 2-0 overall on the young season. Head coach Aaron Zweifel couldn’t have pictured a better start for his team.
Hodgeman, Beck power Badgers past PanthersApril 08, 2010Lake Geneva -- A close game into the fifth inning turned into an old-fashioned drubbing Friday night in Badger baseball's season opener. And the host Badgers came out on the positive side, scoring a 10-0 rout in five outings over Racine Park. Badger senior Jake Hodgeman led the way with both his arm and his bat, pitching five shutout innings while only surrendering one hit and helping his own cause with a solo blast to straightaway center field in the fourth inning.
Badger will battle in loaded Southern LakesApril 08, 2010Last year, Badger baseball coach Aaron Zweifel hoped his squad could advance to play at home in the Badger Sectional. But a regional final loss to Waterford derailed Badger’s season.This year, Badger will have yet another opportunity to ride home-field advantage to state thanks to sectionals at Badger High School. And in the early season, key clashes against regional rivals such as Kenosha Tremper, Beloit and Janesville Craig should help the Badgers when June rolls around. But, for now, Badger, which finished 14-7 in 2009 and 9-3 in the Southern Lakes Conference, is trying to regroup after losing six starters to graduation. Zweifel, in his second season, will have to replace the entire outfield along with ace pitcher Ricky Ecklund, a first-team all-conference pick a year ago.
athletic, talentedApril 08, 2010It’s not every year that a team has to replace the best player in the conference and two other all-conference selections.For the Badger softball team, this is that year. Gone are two-time Southern Lakes player of the year Rachelle Gremo, first-team outfielder Leah Rempert and second-team pitcher Val Hutkowski. The Badgers will rely on several returners and eight underclassmen including five freshmen this season.