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BREAKING: Late rally not enough as Wolverines topple Badgers

January 27, 2011
On Friday night, the Badger boys basketball team welcomed a taller, more physical Waterford team into the Badger High School gymnasium. But after Waterford's sharpshooting first half, size didn't really matter. The Wolverines jumped out to a 39-23 halftime lead thanks to seven three-pointers, and Badger couldn't catch up in a 54-42 loss.

BREAKING: Badger grapplers save best for last

January 27, 2011
It came down to the last match Thursday night. With the Badger wrestling squad trailing 30-25 at home to Elkhorn, all senior Dylan Peter had to do was pin Rory Johnson for the win. Not exactly an easy task. But Peter rose to the occasion, pinning Johnson in 3:10 to lift the Badgers to a 31-30 victory against their Southern Lakes rival. Badger improved to 4-2 in the SLC with the win, jumping into a tie with Elkhorn.
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Badger grapplers 3-1 at Tosa West Invite

January 27, 2011
Wauwatosa — The Badger wrestling squad had a nearly perfect day Saturday at the Tom Janssen Invite. The grapplers went 3-1 on the day, including three dominant victories over South Milwaukee, West Allis Hale and Wisconsin Lutheran. Badger's one blunder was in the championship match, which was the second meet of the day because of the tournament's round robin style. Manitowoc Lincoln edged Badger, 25-23, in a battle that featured two tough double overtime losses by Badger.

Faith on fire in fifth straight win

January 27, 2011
Milwaukee — In boys high school basketball, the Indian Trails Conference should officially take notice. The Faith Christian Eagles have won five straight games, and at 6-1, they have catapulted into a tie for the ITC lead with Kenosha Reuther. Faith's latest victim never had a chance.
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Eagles soaring above foes

January 20, 2011
Menomonee Falls — In high school basketball, teams hope to play their best in late January and February to gain momentum heading into the March playoffs. In the case of the Faith Christian boys basketball squad, the Eagles are peaking at the right time. With two convincing victories last week, the Eagles are winners of four straight games and are now 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the Indian Trails Conference. Coach Brian Pollard is pleased with his team's recent hot streak.
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Sports Check: A semi-pro football tryout

January 20, 2011
Everything about Sunday morning was unorthodox. It started with me, a 28-year-old, mostly out of shape, former quarterback, waking up at the crack of dawn and driving 30 minutes to Williams Bay from Burlington. What I did at Williams Bay High School at 9 a.m. was for the love of journalism but could be construed by outsiders as straight-up crazy.

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BREAKING: Bay boys decimate Dodgeland
January 20, 2011
Williams Bay -- Temperatures outside of Williams Bay High School were in the single digits Thursday night, with a biting wind chill below zero. However, inside the gym, the Bay boys basketball team was on fire early and often against Trailways Conference foe Dodgeland. The Bulldogs completely dominated the Trojans from the opening tip, sprinting out to an 18-0 lead en route to a 68-41 thumping.
BREAKING: Badgers upset Broncos in overtime
January 20, 2011
Union Grove -- The Badger boys basketball team snapped its nine-game losing streak in grand fashion Friday night.Badger outscored host Union Grove (9-5, 5-2) 16-3 in overtime to steal a 68-55 victory in Southern Lakes action.Badger (2-10, 2-5) led 44-37 after three quarters, but the Broncos used a 15-8 fourth quarter to force overtime, including a layup with six seconds left to tie the game at 52-52.
BREAKING: Badgers upset Broncos in overtime
January 20, 2011
Union Grove -- The Badger boys basketball team snapped its nine-game losing streak in grand fashion Friday night.Badger outscored host Union Grove (9-5, 5-2) 16-3 in overtime to steal a 68-55 victory in Southern Lakes action.Badger (2-10, 2-5) led 44-37 after three quarters, but the Broncos used a 15-8 fourth quarter to force overtime, including a layup with six seconds left to tie the game at 52-52.
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.
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.”
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.
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