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Eric Schmoldt

Top-ranked Whitewater plays at 16th-ranked Platteville on Saturday
- Whitewater travels to face No. 16 Platteville, the only other remaining team unbeaten in WIAC play, on Saturday, and a date with No. 20 Stevens Point looms next weekend. Read more >>
Janesville Jets feasting on the road
- The Janesville Jets have taken a liking to the road.
Smack dab in the middle of a nine-game stint without a home game—the stretch covers an entire month—they’ve won their first four games. Read more >>
Delavan-Darien soccer advances to state match
- The Comets beat Rice Lake 6-2 in a WIAA Division 3 boys soccer state semifinal Thursday. Read more >>
Playoff Prep Spotlight, Level 2: Only two area teams remain
- Level 1 took its toll on our area high school football teams, but we break down the games of those still alive for Level 2. Read more >>
Delavan-Darien heads to state with two of Wisconsin's top scorers
- Chuy Rocha and Tigrio Huerta have combined for a whopping 83 goals and 45 assists for the Comets, who open play at the WIAA Division 3 state boys soccer tournament Thursday. Read more >>
Milton's Westrick, Weberpal have reliable connection
- Red Hawks quarterback Tyler Westrick and wide receiver Colin Weberpal have developed a knack for making plays in the passing game in Milton's offense. Read more >>
Clinton's Julia Kaster books fourth state trip
- Julia Kaster won the Division 2 Pewaukee Sectional to earn her fourth trip to the WIAA state cross country meet. Read more >>
Boys soccer: Delavan-Darien nets trip to state
- The Comets scored four goals in the second half to beat Grafton and advance to the Division 2 state tournament starting Thursday in Milwaukee. Read more >>
Milton wins playoff opener in comeback fashion
- Quarterback Tyler Westrick connected with Colin Weberpal on a pair of second-half touchdowns, and Milton fought off Watertown 21-18 at Anderson Field. Read more >>
Craig High grad Paul Foster settles in as UW-Whitewater starting linebacker
- The sophomore ranks third on the team in tackles through six games this season Read more >>
Grady Welsh's late goal sends Elkhorn past Milton
- The Elks toppled the Red Hawks in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal for the second straight year Read more >>
Kyle Patava hopes to soar at Air Force
- On the final day of a visit to the Air Force Academy last week, Kyle Patava committed to play for the Division I Falcons. Read more >>
Playoff Prep Spotlight: Breaking down the brackets
- Gazette Sports editor Eric Schmoldt and sports reporter John Barry discuss the playoff hopes of area teams in the WIAA football playoffs. Read more >>
Evansville captures momentum to beat Clinton in volleyball regional
- The Blue Devils scored 12 of the first 14 points in game two and nine of the last 12 in game three. Read more >>
Schmoldt: Football playoff seeding remains imperfect
- Janesville Craig and Big Foot are among area playoff qualifiers that might have an objection to the outcome of the seeding process this season. Read more >>
Cross country: Sippy seventh in Big Eight girls meet
- Madison West's Olin Hacker, Sun Prairie's Katie Hietpas win individual titles. Read more >>
Brodhead/Juda ends Big Foot's win streak
- The Cardinals endured a comeback attempt to end the Chiefs' Rock Valley South winning streak at 53. Read more >>
Boys soccer regional roundup: Milton battles back to win in shootout
- In area regional finals, Milton, Delavan-Darien, Elkhorn and Evansville all prevailed Read more >>
Clinton's Kaster second at Rock Valley cross country meet
- Brooke Lonigro of McFarland edged Clinton's Julia Kaster, a three-time state qualifier who will compete for a fourth trip at the Division 2 Pewaukee Sectional next weekend. Read more >>
Whitewater's Brady Grayvold averaging one pick per game this season
- Opposing offenses keep trying to pick on Brady Grayvold. The plan is backfiring. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight, Week 9: Conference crowns on the line
- It's not often that not a single conference in The Gazette's coverage area has been been decided by Week 9, but that's the case this year. Eric and John break down all of the games with title implications on this week's Pre... Read more >>
Milton's CheyAnn Knudsen medals at state golf
- The Red Hawks junior tied for sixth at the WIAA Division 1 state golf tournament, and the team finished in fifth place Read more >>
Tight-knit Milton girls golf team eyes state
- The Red Hawks will take on 11 other Division 1 teams and the vaunted University Ridge Golf Course at the state tournament Monday and Tuesday. They'll do so while leaving the drama at the door and carrying a camaraderie fost... Read more >>
Milton Red Hawks stumble to first league loss
- The Oregon Panthers built a three-touchdown lead by halftime and picked up a 28-12 Badger South Conference road upset. Read more >>
Florida native Brandon Schultz soaring with Jets
- At 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds, Dibble said Brandon Schultz’s size has always been a focal point. But the Fort Myers, Florida, native refuses to back down. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight Week 8: Breaking down the playoff picture
- Which area high school football teams will make the WIAA playoffs? Which ones are on the outside looking in? Eric and John take a look. Read more >>
Vikings' comeback bid falls short against Regents
- Parker lost 3-1 in its Big Eight volleyball finale against Madison West, while Craig was swept on the road by Middleton Read more >>
Milton golf qualifies for state
- One year after missing out on state tournament qualification by a single shot, the Red Hawks put together a dominating back-nine performance at Riverside Golf Course on Monday. Read more >>
Injuries take out area's top football players
- Janesville Craig's Shayne Ellis, Edgerton's Ricky Williams and Clinton's Derek Severson, Connor Campbell and Luke Risse all went down with serious injuries in recent weeks. Read more >>
Chiefs pull away from shorthanded Cougars
- Walworth Big Foot beat Clinton 29-12 to extend its conference winning streak to 52 games. Read more >>
Big Foot volleyball avenges early loss to Brodhead
- The Chiefs topped the Cardinals in four sets Thursday night to hand Brodhead its first Rock Valley loss Read more >>
Led by Mia Seeman, Milton wins D1 golf regional
- Red Hawks freshman shoots 78 to win medalists honors; Parker, Craig also advance to sectionals Read more >>
Top-ranked Warhawks open WIAC season at home Saturday
- Coming off a bye week, the No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater Warhawks host UW-La Crosse to open their WIAC season. The game is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight Week 7: What's in an upset?
- Week 6 of high school football provided two of the biggest area upsets this year. Sports editor Eric Schmoldt and reporter John Barry break them down and look at Week 7. Read more >>
Sophomore Lexi Becker breaks out on Craig's Senior Night
- The Cougars got a four-set victory over Madison Memorial to remain in a tie for third place in the Big Eight Read more >>
Schmoldt: Cougars hungry for conference title
- Janesville Craig's football team has exceeded preseason expectations and is tied for first place in the Big Eight Conference. Read more >>
Evan Feno, Jets sweep Blues with 2.1 seconds left
- The Janesville Jets fought back from a two-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes to beat Springfield 3-2 on Saturday Read more >>
Craig dominates Sun Prairie
- Janesville Craig got a signature win on Homecoming night and maintained its place tied atop the Big Eight Conference. Read more >>
Rocha, fourth-ranked Comets go unbeaten in Lakes
- Chuy Rocha scored three goals and assisted on two others as Delavan-Darien beat Badger 6-1 to close out a 7-0 record in league play Read more >>
Make-or-break season for Janesville Jets
- A make-or-break home season for the Janesville Jets begins Friday night. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight Week 6: Time to hand out midseason grades
- Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and sports reporter John Barry assess area football teams at the season's midpoint. Read more >>
High school volleyball: Sun Prairie sweeps Craig, Parker wins in five
- A recap of the two Janesville schools' performance on the volleyball court Tuesday night. Read more >>
Turnovers doom Evansville/Albany
- Four second-half turnovers helped Jefferson overcome Evansville/Albany in a key Rock Valley North matchup. Read more >>
Bucks forward Middleton stops in Janesville
- Middleton’s stop was part of the Bucks’ #OwnTheFuture Statewide Bus Tour. He was joined by the team’s mascot, Bango, several Milwaukee Bucks dancers and members of the Bucks Hoop Troop. Read more >>
Big Foot/Williams Bay wins battle of Rock Valley unbeatens
- The Chief Dogs topped the Evansville Blue Devils Thursday night, 2-1 Read more >>
Edgerton native could start Sunday for 49ers
- Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald did not practice Wednesday, leaving Derek Carrier to work with the first unit. Read more >>
The College of New Jersey next up for top-ranked Whitewater
- The Warhawks (2-0) and the Lions (1-1) play at 1 p.m. Saturday. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight, week 5: Playoffs already on the mind
- At 4-0, Janesville Craig could clinch a playoff berth Friday night at Monterey. Eric Schmoldt and John Barry discuss that and more. Read more >>
Janesville Jets head off to Showcase
- After splitting a weekend road series, the Jets play four games in four days Read more >>
Brodhead ends Big Foot's 56-match RVC South volleyball streak
- The host Cardinals swept the Chiefs on Tuesday, ending a stretch of more than five years where Big Foot went without a conference loss Read more >>