September 23, 2010Walworth -- Friday night was one of those games for the Big Foot football squad where it was over in the first quarter.
Unlike their nail-biters the last two weeks, this one allowed coach Rodney Wedig to relax and get everyone on the field.
The Chiefs (3-2, 3-0 Rock Valley) scored 28 points in both the first and second quarters and cruised to a 56-8 win. Big Foot dominated, piling up 284 rushing yards while holding the Cougars (0-5) to 145 total yards.
September 23, 2010"This game was won on Monday and Tuesday."
That's what Badger football coach Matt Hensler told his players Friday night after an impressive 28-13 victory, Badger's first of 2010, over Westosha Central in front of a packed home crowd. Badger improved to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the Southern Lakes Conference.
Hensler commended his guys for their hard work and dedication to winning that began with the first practice of the week.
Melges legend keeps growing with another winSeptember 23, 2010Fontana — He's one of the biggest names in sports, and he lives in our backyard.
For 75 years now, the 80-year-old Buddy Melges has dedicated his life to sailing, and he has the medals to prove it. A former America's Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist, Melges hasn't lost a step.
At the recent Inland Lakes Yachting Association championships on Geneva Lake, Melges and his team won first and second place in two different A scow races. Melges beat out competitors from all over the Midwest including Michigan, Missouri and Indiana.
September 23, 2010The Badger girls golf squad mowed down each one of its conference opponents, and that didn't change Tuesday at the Southern Lakes Conference meet.
Playing at Rivermoor in Waterford, the Badgers strutted their stuff, taking the title with a team score of 413. It was a considerable 15 strokes ahead of the second-place team.
Junior Annie Gaugert continued her banner 2010 campaign with the top score, a 96 in 18 holes.
BREAKING: Walker's last-second, two-point dive clinches victory for ChiefsSeptember 16, 2010McFarland -- The Big Foot football squad showed its flair for the dramatic a second straight week Friday night. And for a second straight week, the Chiefs pulled off a victory on a two-point conversion. Last week, it was Vaughn Bourassa's sack that gave the Chiefs a win over Brodhead, but this time it was Kenny Walker. Walker's two-point conversion with no time remaining sealed a back-and-forth 26-25 victory for the visiting Chiefs.
Faith Christian kickers boast
deep roster for boys, girlsSeptember 16, 2010Williams Bay ó Itís not easy to replace two former all-conference players who now play in college. But thatís exactly what Faith Christian soccer coach Tim Yorgey must do in his third season at the helm. Gone are stars Andrew Mulder and Jake Stoeckman. Mulder is playing this fall at Division 2 Trinity in Illinois, and Stoeckman will play at Maranatha Baptist College in Watertown.
Runners ready to contendSeptember 16, 2010The Badger boys and girls cross country teams are on the verge of greatness. Both squads finished in the top three in the Southern Lakes Conference, and both return many key athletes from last season. Boys coach Mike Butscher lost talented seniors Ellis Lagerhausen and Ryan Murray, but two all-conference runners and plenty of letterwinners are back from a team that placed second in the SLC a year ago. Butscher said his squad could be in title contention for the long haul.
Fowlkes' five touchdowns floor BadgersSeptember 09, 2010Lake Geneva -- Delavan-Darien senior running back Justin Fowlkes is stating his case to not only win Southern Lakes Conference player of the year, but also garner first-team all-state honors. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound high school version of Barry Sanders is that good.He scored early and often, including three second-quarter touchdowns runs en route to five total scores as the visiting Comets white-washed the Badgers, 40-20, Friday night. Fowlkes, who tore through Big Foot's defense last week for 183 yards, followed up his Geneva Lake tour with a 210-yard encore on only 16 carries. Badger coach Matt Hensler gave credit where it was due.
BREAKING -- Chiefs save best for last in area's first winSeptember 09, 2010Brodhead -- Through 48 minutes of football Friday night, Big Foot and its arch-nemesis Brodhead-Juda were all tied up at 14-14. But none of that mattered in overtime when junior running back Kenny Walker and senior defensive end Vaughn Bourassa both decided losing was no longer acceptable. On Big Foot's first play of overtime from Brodhead's 25-yard line, Walker bolted for a touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 20-14 lead. Then, freshman kicker Ian Gallagher had his shot at redemption. Gallagher missed a 25-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game, but he was dead on with this extra point to extend Big Foot's lead to 21-14.
netters look to improveSeptember 09, 2010Every once in awhile, a great player comes along that makes coaches re-evaluate their season goals. This player is a difference-maker. He or she can win a game by themselves and is a shoe-in for all-conference honors.Well, she may only be a freshman, but Badger girls tennis star Cricket Geldermann may be that player this year for a Badger squad that finished in the middle of the pack in the Southern Lakes conference last year.
still in search of first winSeptember 09, 2010West Allis ó Currently, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association awards playoff berths to high school teams that end the regular season with a winning record in their conference.Just like their winless neighbors at Williams Bay and Big Foot, that is very good news to the Badger football team. Badger rallied for 14 unanswered points before falling in the fourth quarter en route to a 17-14 defeat at the hands of nonconference foe West Allis Hale Friday night.
Chiefs lose first home game in five years, now 0-2September 02, 2010Walworth -- October 14, 2005. I'm sure the majority of you don't remember what you were doing on that day. But the Big Foot football team had a game that day and lost 12-0 at home to Evansville. Since that loss, 17 opponents have attempted the daunting task of winning at Big Foot, and all of them failed.
A mecca for Walworth County soccerSeptember 02, 2010Walworth -- Saturday marked the annual Big Foot Invite for boys soccer, and the area was well-represented.Players from all four schools, Badger, Big Foot, Williams Bay and Faith Christian, participated in the kicking extravaganza.Badger, possibly the toughest team at the tournament, fell 1-0 in the semifinals to Mt. Horeb thanks in part to some questionable officiating.
Local little leaguers enjoy magical rideSeptember 02, 2010Lyons Township ó With Japanís 4-1 victory over Hawaii Sunday in the championship game of the Little League World Series, 12- and 13-year-olds around the world hung up their cleats, gloves, hats and uniforms one last time before next summer. But did you know a local team almost made it that far?The Burlington Little League 12-year-olds recently enjoyed a magical ride where they advanced all the way to the Regional tournament in Indianapolis, a mere two games from the Little League World Series. The special squad was the first in 51 years to win the state tournament, and it wasnít limited to kids from Burlington. There also was some Walworth County flavor.