September 30, 2010Elkhorn -- Homecoming game for Elkhorn. A deafening volume in the student section. A 13-3 lead to start the game.
The Badger football team had to scratch and claw its way out a sizable hole Friday night on the road.
Not only did the Badgers battle back to take the lead, they proceeded to pour gasoline on the fire.
September 30, 2010Badger freshman Cricket Geldermann isn't your average 15-year-old.
The wide-eyed, blonde-haired tennis sensation has more than impressed in her first career high school matches.
Winning the Southern Lakes Conference championship at No. 1 singles may have seemed like the world to most, but for Geldermann, it was just another day at the office.
September 30, 2010Kenosha — The Badger girls swim squad can take solace in the fact that it beat some of the best teams in southeastern Wisconsin Saturday at the Bradford Invite. The girls finished second with 363 points.
But coach Glenn Biller knows there is more work to be done, because the only team to beat them at the event was Southern Lakes foe Elkhorn, who only edged the locals by 46 points. Badger will get a chance at revenge Tuesday in Elkhorn.
"It will be our biggest meet of the year," Biller said of the upcoming showdown. "We really need to win it. It will be a knock-down, drag-out fight."
BREAKING: Badgers dominate both sides of ball in first winSeptember 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.
Big Foot rolls, other area scoresSeptember 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.
Lady Badgers capture conference crown on linksSeptember 23, 2010The Badger girls golf squad mowed down each one of its conference opponents, and that didnít 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.
Still winning all these yearsMelges legend keeps growing with another winSeptember 23, 2010Fontana ó Heís 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 Americaís Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist, Melges hasnít 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.
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.