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Gymnasts make case for state's top team

Demons win stacked invite, beat defending D1 champ Arrowhead

January 13, 2011
Paddock Lake — When the Wisconsin high school state gymnastics rankings are released later this week, the Burlington/Badger/Wilmot squad may very well be at the top looking down in Division 1. Thanks to another stellar week where the girls won the Westosha Central Saturday and toppled Franklin last Thursday, the Demons will most likely earn a No. 1 ranking in the state, according to BBW coach Diane Biedrzycki. And her girls have earned all the accolades. "On Saturday, we beat the top two teams in the state from last year," she said. "Actually, the top six teams there were really tough. Although we don't really talk about it, we know we are the top team in the state right now. Going into Saturday, the girls made a goal to win the invite, and they did. I'm happy to get a win."

Eagles notch first win

January 13, 2011
Delavan — One good thing about basketball is that a single game can turn around a season. That may be the case for the young Faith Christian girls basketball squad. After a rough start to the season including some nail biters, the Lady Eagles finally got over the hump. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Eagles played a complete game, leading throughout in a 39-19 blowout win.

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Soaring to new heights
Male Athlete of the Year
January 06, 2011
Justin Bowers isn’t the tallest guy in the world.Standing about 5-foot-8, the 2010 Badger graduate didn’t overpower opponents in track or basketball with size and strength. But the guy can jump over just about anybody or anything, and his explosive athleticism helped him become the 2010 Regional News Male Athlete of the Year.
Top sports story of 2010
December 30, 2010
1 In 2010, it was the summer of Badger track. The boys and girls squads sent numerous athletes to state, and they didn’t come home empty-handed. The following is a story that originally ran June 10.The Badger track squads entered 18 athletes in the state tournament Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and four of them returned to Lake Geneva with medals.
Sports Check: Packers could end up on ‘good’ list
December 23, 2010
So far, the 2010 season has been nothing but “Bah, Humbug” for the Green Bay Packers. The team has stumbled to an 8-6 record with two games left thanks to a 31-27 loss Sunday night at New England. With the holiday season here, hopefully Santa Claus will be in the giving spirit for the Pack with a playoff berth.
BBW remains perfect
December 23, 2010
Waterford — The Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics squad continued its dual meet meet dominance last Thursday in its first Southern Lakes action.The Demons pounded the Wolverines, 141.55-127, to improve to 5-0 overall in dual meets and 1-0 in the SLC. Coach Diane Biedrzycki thought it was a bit of a sloppy night for her girls, but she will take the win.“When I saw our score, it was a pleasant surprise,” she said. “I thought it would be lower. I felt like we had enough errors to have a lower score.”
BREAKING: Lady Badgers pull off second straight OT win
December 16, 2010
Just like the Badger girls basketball team's last game at Delavan, the Lady Badgers scored 10 points in overtime Friday night.And just like the last game, Badger won. This one was a 52-46 home victory over Wilmot thanks to a 10-4 overtime, and it improved Badger's record to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Lakes. All of those hours at the end of practice shooting free throws paid off as Badger hit eight of 11 from the foul line in the extra five minutes.
Other area scores: Bulldogs roll, Chiefs routed
December 16, 2010
Other area scoresBoys basketballWilliams Bay 69, Hustisford 50
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Bay-Faith tilt more than a game
December 16, 2010
Saturday’s boys basketball game between Faith Christian and Williams Bay was special. Although it was a classic battle on the court, it was what happened off the court that really stood out. Fans from both sides took part in a “Gray Out.” Gray T-shirts were sold for $10 apiece promoting the idea of “One Game, One Cause, One Community.”
Lady Badgers knock off Comets in overtime thriller
December 16, 2010
Delavan — Last Thursday, the Badger girls basketball squad showed a never-say-die attitude. With three players fouling out in overtime, the girls still found a way to edge the Comets, 60-57. Badger outscored Delavan 10-7 in the extra frame, including five points from sophomore Karina Reeves. “With multiple players fouling out, others had to step up,” Badger coach David Jooss said.
BREAKING: Badgers can't overcome triples, Panthers
December 09, 2010
Badger High School was rocking Friday night. It was the first Southern Lakes home game for the Badger boys basketball squad, and the guys were poised to bounce back from a tough loss at Waterford Tuesday. The home fans and student section were at high volume, but it was the Wilmot Panthers whose sharp shooting silenced everyone in the gym, including the Badgers.Despite entering the contest with a 1-3 record, Wilmot was on fire, draining eight three-pointers in a 67-54 victory. Badger dropped to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the SLC.
Other area scores: Burlington whips state-ranked Waterford
December 09, 2010
The Waterford boys entered Friday's contest at Burlington ranked ninth in the state in Division 2 with a 2-1 record. The Demons didn't offer a warm welcome to their rivals, still bitter from two losses to the Wolverines last year. Burlington crushed Waterford, 84-57, behind 28 points from senior forward Travis Crayton, who hit four three-pointers. In all, Burlington connected on nine long-range jumpers. The Demons (2-1, 1-0 SLC) jumped out to a 28-11 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
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