Game to continue FridayJuly 22, 2010Beloit -- The game was only two innings old before Mother Nature reared her ugly head into the equation Thursday night at Pohlman Field, the home of the Beloit Snappers.
Thanks to heavy lightning and severe thunderstorms, the Geneva/Genoa Senior Legion's regional tilt with Union Grove will resume in the third inning Friday at 5 p.m. at the same location, 2301 Skyline Drive. The Red Legs had fallen behind 4-1 after two innings before a third-inning double by Colter Beck, a single by Clint Andresen and a Sawyer Tisch (Wilmot) sacrifice fly cut the lead to 4-3.
However, continual lightning rods which were first ignored eventually stopped the action.
Badger football itching to improve after excellent 2009 campaign, 9-3 markJuly 22, 2010Last fall, the Badger football squad had one of its most successful seasons in school history — a 9-3 record and qualifying for the third level of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.
But the success was the culmination of something more than just football. The season didn't start with the first game. It started in June as soon as school was out. The football players were in the weight room three times a week, sometimes more, to prepare for their magical run.
This year, there is even more dedication. Coach Matt Hensler has seen many more players in the weight room on a consistent basis since June, and the players are excited to build upon last season's winning foundation.
July 22, 2010Lyons — Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Wrestling gods in their own right, they all had to start somewhere.
The next Hulk or Rock could be performing July 23 at 5 p.m. at Bobby Rockets at Wicked Wisconsin's wrestling promotion. According to Bobby Rockets owner Bob Flores, the "festival" will include live music beginning at 3 p.m. followed by wrestling at 5 p.m. and four or five bands performing the rest of the night until bar closing time.
Geneva/Genoa suffers sweepTeam hoping for full roster in regionalsJuly 15, 2010Genoa City — The Geneva/Genoa Red Legs are stumbling into the playoff picture. That’s because last weekend the boys dropped both games of a doubleheader, 15-7 and 2-0, to Beloit, considered to be one of the top two teams in Region 7 along with Burlington. Once again, the Red Legs fell victim to the numbers game. They were without Jake Hodgeman along with several other top players. However, they have still found a way to possess a 15-9 mark heading into regionals Wednesday, July 21 at Telfaer Field in Beloit, home of the Minnesota Twins Single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers.
Sports CheckCalling all starsJuly 15, 2010Tuesday marked another Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and the Milwaukee Brewers were well-represented during the festivities.In Monday’s home run derby, Corey Hart led all players with 13 home runs in the first round but failed to hit one in the second, causing his elimination. Hart didn’t hit in the second round until an hour and a half after his first-round performance. He seemed visibly fatigued, and he admitted that he didn’t feel right in a post-derby interview.
Summer of LeBronSports CheckJuly 08, 2010This is a historic summer for the National Basketball Association. On July 1, free agency officially kicked off, and mega-stars such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Amare Stoudemire (who signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Knicks Monday) and Carlos Boozer all hit the open market. Not to be outdone, the Milwaukee Bucks have actively joined the mix, signing “B” players Corey Maggette, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Drew Gooden as free agents. Thanks to the expiring contracts of not only has-beens but never-dids Dan Gadzuric and Charlie Bell (sorry, Danny G), the Bucks cleared up $11 million in salary cap space.
Red Legs roll at holiday tournamentJuly 08, 2010Burlington — The Geneva/Genoa Senior Legion squad laid its claim as the second-best team in the area behind Burlington last weekend at the Boom Boom Classic at Beaumont Field.The Red Legs finished the four-day holiday tournament with a 4-1 mark, improving their overall record to 12-5. On Sunday, the local boys shellacked Waterford, 13-3, in a game that 15-year-old Colton Andresen pitched a gem. He fired six innings and allowed three runs on three hits.
19U loaded with talentJuly 01, 2010Genoa City — Curt Andresen has never seen it quite like this. The Geneva/Genoa 19U coach has experienced more lineup shuffling than usual with this year’s squad. But through it all, the team is 8-4 and sitting in third place behind Burlington and Kenosha in the Region 7 National League. Regardless of early success, Andresen said it’s been a struggle.
Burlington native Romo addresses Packers, RodgersWedig personally invited for first timeJuly 01, 2010Burlington — Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo understands the importance of teaching young kids the right way to play football. On June 23 and 24, he was back at Burlington High School, his alma mater, for his annual football camp. And during a June 23 press conference, he made it clear what his visits back home are all about.“Football can be hard for a young kid,” he said. “They need to learn fundamentals first and foremost. They need to be taught in broad strokes. You don’t want to say something specific and be wrong. Once you see a kid is talented, then delve into the technical side. I like to teach the older kids about leadership and younger kids that their parents are the most important people in their lives.”
Sports CheckHello, Brew CrewJune 24, 2010Lake Geneva. A beautiful, picturesque landscape nestled in the heart of southern Walworth County. Every summer, people from around the country, especially Wisconsin and Illinois, flock to our tiny little tourist town in hopes of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Whether it’s water skiing, boating, shopping or simply just kicking back on the beach and catching some rays, thousands upon thousands each summer flood Broad and Geneva streets in search of a good time.
Long time comingJune 24, 2010Walworth — Although the Big Foot baseball team ended its season with a heartbreaking 8-7 loss in a playoff opener, it wasn’t the end of its season.Well, sort of.That’s because the team’s current 17-year-olds are playing in a second season for the 17U Walworth Legion Post 102 squad, the first legion team in the village since 2007. Coach Mike Kahl said the team was pivotal to each player’s development.
Sports CheckWhat a springJune 17, 2010The Badger boys golf squad competed at state June 8 and officially marked the last action of the spring for area high school sports teams. While it wasn’t the most successful spring in recent memory, plenty of coaches and athletes wowed us with their performances in April, May and June. Before I embark on another summer covering golf, legion baseball and semi-pro football, let’s take a moment to look back at the highlights of the spring.
Moon steps down after 20 yearsJune 17, 2010Williams Bay — For the past 20 years, Jim Moon has led the Williams Bay golf squad with his positive attitude and zest for life. Recently, he decided to step down as the Bulldogs leader. Moon, 56, Honey Creek, will continue teaching science including biology, ecology, geology and physical sciences at Williams Bay High School, but he wants to spend more time with his family, which will include a new dog in the fall. He is finishing up his 33rd year of teaching, 29th at the Bay.As a coach, Moon has won the Trailways South title six times, including three of the last five years. His overall varsity record is 200-116-4.