May 27, 2010Williams Bay -- The Williams Bay softball squad had a score to settle Thursday night against Highway 67 rival Faith Christian.
Early in the season, the Eagles squeaked out a 10-9 victory over the Bulldogs. But the stakes were higher Thursday, with the Bay hosting a WIAA Division 4 regional.
Williams Bay exacted sweet revenge with a 13-7 thumping of Faith. The Bulldogs (14-7) will now advance to a regional semifinal Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Burlington Catholic Central.
May 27, 2010Lake Geneva -- It only took two matches Wednesday at the Badger Sectional for the Badger boys tennis squad to send three athletes to state.
At No. 1 singles, Dean Schwefel handled Westosha Central's Alex Ferruzzi, 6-0, 6-4, in his first action of the day. Schwefel later fell to Kenosha Bradford's Michael Savaglio, 6-4, 6-1, but Schwefel qualified for the state tournament June 3 through 5 at Nielsen Stadium in Madison.
Joining Schwefel in the state capital will be the No. 1 doubles team of Matt Heinz and Reid Solheim. The dynamic duo downed Racine Horlick's Max Bishop and Erik Skaarnes, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. They were later ousted by Kenosha Tremper.
May 27, 2010Janesville — The Big Foot golf team turned in one heck of a performance May 20 at the Rock Valley Conference meet at Glen Erin. But it wasn't enough to capture the RVC South title.
The Chiefs placed fifth overall with a score of 349, and it was the top performance by an RVC South squad. However, despite receiving the maximum 12 points from the conference tournament, Big Foot finished the season with 36.5 points, a mere one point behind conference champion Beloit Turner.
Coach Bob Sullivan said his team gave it everything.
May 27, 2010Racine — The Badger softball squad keeps fighting to improve its postseason position, and it is showing in the win-loss column.
The girls won three of five games last week, including a 2-1 decision Saturday at the Racine Case tournament.
The solid week put the girls at 7-12 overall for the season.
May 27, 2010Waterford — Both the Badger boys and girls track squads had plenty of success Monday at the Waterford Regional.
The boys finished fourth among the nine teams with 107.33 points. The Badgers qualified seven individuals and all four relays for the sectional Thursday at Badger.
The qualifiers were highlighted by the 400 relay team of Wes Aranda, Connor Kotula, Jarek Kunz and Justin Bowers, which broke its own school record with a first-place time of 43.44. Other first-place finishers included Kunz in the triple jump (44-1.25), Bowers in the long jump (22-9.5), the 3200 relay team of C.J. Morris, Dan Sepe, Corey Nevin and Jordan Skates (8:26.15) and Joe Cychner in the shot put (48-11), a season best.
First place good for BadgersMay 20, 2010Waterford — It came down to the third set of the No. 2 doubles match for the Badger boys tennis squad Monday night at Waterford. Badger’s Kevin Williams and Kolin Harrigan had just lost the second set and needed a victory for Badger to defeat the Wolverines and move into a first-place tie. Williams and Harrigan rose to the occasion, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 over Waterford’s Max Lindell and D.J. Mireles and catapulting the Badgers into first place in the Southern Lakes Conference (5-2).
Boys, girls struggle at RVC meetMay 20, 2010Whitewater — Warm temperatures. Blue skies. The sun shining down. It was a picture perfect Saturday at the Rock Valley Conference meet. Unfortunately for the Big Foot boys and girls track squads, that didn’t translate to much team success. The boys were eighth out of 12 RVC teams with a score of 35.5. Coach Greg Lueck said a better result was a difficult task.
Lady Bulldogs rout FalconsMay 13, 2010Williams Bay — The Williams Bay softball squad enjoyed a cupcake Friday night in the form of the Hustisford Falcons. The Bay erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and nine in the third on its way to a 21-2 shellacking in five innings. With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 10-6 overall and 7-3 in the Trailways South Conference.
Badger stays in line for SLC crownMay 13, 2010Kansasville — The Badger golf squad remained in the hunt for a Southern Lakes title Monday night at Brighton Dale.Powered by Ryan Garske’s 39, the Badgers soundly defeated Westosha Central, 164-186. Badger, ranked seventh in the latest Wisconsin Golf Coaches Association poll, improved to 6-1 in SLC meets. Coach Dave DeShambo was impressed by his team’s performance.
Lady Bulldogs keep rollingMay 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.
Tracksters brave severe
weather at Badger InviteMay 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.