February 17, 2011The Badger boys basketball squad probably wouldn't mind playing Union Grove more than twice a year.
The Badgers swept the season series with the Broncos Friday night at home with a 56-52 victory.
The local boys improved to 3-9 in the Southern Lakes Conference and 3-17 overall. Badger previously beat Union Grove back on Jan. 21 in a 68-55 overtime thriller. The Broncos dropped to 6-6 in the SLC and 11-9 overall.
February 17, 2011Wilmot — Badger wrestling coach Shane Koehl thought his squad was good enough Saturday at the Wilmot Regional to send 10 individuals to sectionals.
When all was said and done, he wasn't too far off.
The Badgers qualified eight of 11 grapplers for this Saturday's Janesville Craig Sectional, including two regional champions and four others in the top three.
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January 20, 2011Menomonee 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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January 20, 2011Everything 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: Faith boys crush Cougars, Lady Eagles fall shortFebruary 10, 2011Williams Bay -- On Friday night at Faith Christian, the boys basketball squad had to deal with one of the deadliest shooters in the state, Mountaintop Christian Academy junior guard Chris Gough. Gough scored 42 points including 12 three-pointers the night before, so Faith's top priority was shutting down the sharpshooter. The Eagles were successful, holding Gough to 19 points, nine below his season average, in a 70-28 rout that wasn't close in the second half.
Kopp’s late dagger dims CometsFebruary 10, 2011Maybe it just wasn’t Emma Kopp’s night.After all, the Delavan-Darien defense held the Badger junior guard scoreless for the first 16 minutes Friday. What’s more is Kopp suffered a sprained ankle in warm-ups before the game.
Leibforth, Ruzga, Nugent win SLC titlesFebruary 10, 2011Delavan — Badger coach Shane Koehl knew his team had an outside shot at the Southern Lakes crown going into Saturday’s conference meet at Delavan-Darien High School. After last Thursday’s dual against Delavan-Darien was cancelled, the Badgers needed a big day at the meet to catch up with conference-leading Burlington. Despite three individual championships, the Badgers stumbled to a fifth-place finish with 169 points. Elkhorn won the meet with 200 points, while Burlington grabbed second with 196. Delavan-Darien and Wilmot also finished ahead of the local grapplers.
BREAKING: Kopp shoots down Comets with late threeFebruary 03, 2011Maybe it just wasn't Emma Kopp's night.After all, the Delavan-Darien defense held the Badger junior guard scoreless for the first 16 minutes Friday. What's more is Kopp suffered a sprained ankle before the game in warm-ups. But when it mattered most, Kopp, as all great players do, allowed adrenaline and a will to win carry her when the Lady Badgers needed her most.
Badger wrestlers save best for lastFebruary 03, 2011It came down to the last match last 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, considering Johnson’s weight advantage.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.
Sports CheckSuper Sunday hereFebruary 03, 2011This weekend is shaping up to be monumental. And no, it’s not because NBA doubleheaders are finally back on ABC. It’s simply due to the biggest game in all of sports, the Super Bowl.
How the West was wonKunes, Walker lead Chiefs past neighboring BulldogsFebruary 03, 2011Williams Bay — Big Foot senior guard Mike Kunes enjoys playing against his old buddies from Williams Bay. On Monday night at the Bay, Kunes, who attended Williams Bay Elementary School, helped lead the visiting Chiefs to a 53-37 blowout victory in the battle of Geneva Lake West. Big Foot embarked on a 19-0 run lasting most of the second quarter to take a 26-14 halftime lead and coasted the rest of the way. The Bay could only cut the lead to nine points in the second half.With the victory, Big Foot improved to 3-13 overall. The Bay dropped to 4-11.
BREAKING: Badger grapplers save best for lastJanuary 27, 2011It 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.
BREAKING: Late rally not enough as Wolverines topple BadgersJanuary 27, 2011On 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.
Faith on fire in fifth straight winJanuary 27, 2011Milwaukee — 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.