October 07, 2010Orfordville -- The Big Foot football team is headed for disaster.
It only scored 46 first-half points Friday night en route to a 46-6 victory over Orfordville-Parkview. In each of the last two games, the Chiefs racked up 56 first-half points, so they may be slipping.
But probably not.
October 07, 2010Burlington -- The Badger football team found itself in a two-score deficit for the second straight week Friday night, and once again the boys persevered to take a big lead.
But unlike last week against Elkhorn, the Demons fought back and even had a chance to win in the final minutes. With 23 seconds remaining, Badger senior Trevor York intercepted an overthrown ball in Badger territory to seal a 31-28 win.
Badger improved to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Southern Lakes and nabbed its third straight win thanks to another dominant running performance.
October 07, 2010Last Thursday, the Badger boys soccer team pulled off the most improbable comeback of its season.
Down 1-0 in the second half of the championship game of the Southern Lakes Conference tournament against Elkhorn at the Badger Soccer Field, time was ticking down, with only three minutes left in the game.
Crunch time is when great players shine, and Badger senior forward Matric Kotula proved he is just that with his clutch performance. In the 77th minute, Kotula rebounded a deflection off a corner kick, booted it with his left foot and found the right corner of the goal to tie the game.
October 07, 2010Take a trip down South Road in Lyons, and you will find plenty of households with plenty of students.
But not all of the teenagers living in this area attend Badger High School. In downtown Lyons, near Lyons Center School, an interesting dynamic occurs. It is about equidistant from Badger and Burlington High Schools.
Lyons Center actually is part of the Burlington School District. So it's very possible to have one student attend Badger High School and his or her neighbor attend Burlington High School. This could cause a verbal spat or two, or 100.
BREAKING: Badgers score 41 unanswered points, spoil Elkhorn homecomingSeptember 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.
Badger swimmers finish strong at Bradford InviteSeptember 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.”
Nothing but a dreamerSeptember 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.
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 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.
Still winning all these yearsMelges 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.
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 — It’s not easy to replace two former all-conference players who now play in college. But that’s 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.