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John Barry

Spring sports season warms up
- Gazette sports writer John Barry takes an early look at the spring sports picture in Rock and Walworth counties. Read more >>
Wyatt Olson, Cougars beat West in extras
- Olson scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep the Craig baseball team unbeaten. Read more >>
Van Zandt fans 13 to lead Parker past La Follette
- Vikings open Big Eight play with 9-6 victory. Read more >>
Wrestling enthusiast Joe Kaster joins Hall of Fame
- Joe Kaster is one of five 2014 inductees into the Janesville Sports Hall of Fame. The Gazette will feature one inductee each Sunday leading up to the ceremony. Read more >>
Cougars swipe bases, beat Milton to open season
- The Cougars opened their baseball season with a road win. Read more >>
Season opener Friday for Craig High baseball
- The Cougars hope to open the season tomorrow afternoon at Riverside Park against Oconomowoc. Read more >>
Parker baseball returns strong nucleus
- Parker returns six starters, including All-Big Eight first-team outfielder Cullen Osmond. Read more >>
Beloit Snappers open 2014 campaign Thursday
- Snappers hope pitching carries them early in Midwest League season. Read more >>
The best of the winter in area prep sports
- Gazette sports writer John Barry selects his superlative teams and athletes in area sports for the winter season. Read more >>
Dibble relishes win against ex-team
- The Jets held a 2-1 lead and knew if they could hold on at Springfield they’d clinch an appearance in the NAHL playoffs. Read more >>
Mauermann elevated to cult status at Providence
- The Providence College junior forward has become a fan favorite for the rabid Friar hockey fans. Read more >>
Janesville's David Jacobson celebrates milestones with St. Norbert
- Parker grad was named Division III's top player and won a national title all in one week. Read more >>
Carly Mohns leaves Brodhead as its golden girl
- Her basketball career didn't end exactly how she might've wanted it to, but Brodhead High's Carly Mohns carved out a special place in the school's athletic history. Read more >>
Cardinals flying high
- The Cardinals aren’t afraid to be great. They’ve only been afraid of losing. They’ve got two games left to make sure that doesn’t happen. Read more >>
Janesville's Riley Grafft knows plenty about American U
- The Janesville Parker grad recently wrapped up his college basketball career with team that Wisconsin will face Thursday. Read more >>
Mukwonago edges Janesville Craig in sectional semifinal
- The Cougars went cold in the fourth quarter of a WIAA Division 1 tournament game. Read more >>
Road to Resch Center continues
- Here’s a look at two area games that will send teams one step closer to a state berth at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Read more >>
Brodhead has no trouble with Marshall
- The Cardinals earned their third straight regional title. Read more >>
Craig tops Muskego to set up third crosstown showdown
- The Cougars host Parker in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Read more >>
Milton's Kelley hoping to find podium at state
- Taylor Kelley is no stranger to the state meet. The Milton High junior gymnast will end her season for the third straight year by competing at the WIAA Division 2 state meet. Read more >>
Janesville's Jacobson continues to shine at St. Norbert
- Parker grad David Jacobson was recently named Northern Collegiate Hockey Association's Player of the Year. Read more >>
Former garage builds successful youth boxers
- Janesville's Chub's Boxing Gym boasts recent state, national title-winners. Read more >>
Beloit Memorial ends Craig's season
- Andre Neal scored 27 for the Purple Knights in a WIAA regional final against the Cougars on Saturday. Read more >>
Edgerton rolls past Clinton
- For the second time in a week, the Crimson Tide beat the Cougars in boys basketball. Read more >>
Parker wins game of wild runs
- The Vikings girls basketball team scored 20 straight in the fourth quarter to beat La Follette Read more >>
Milton's Shea looking to repeat as state champion
- The 71st annual WIAA individual state wrestling tournament begins Thursday. Where wrestlers are ranked is irrelevant. Where they finish is all that matters. Read more >>
State wrestling tournament begins Thursday
- The road to the state individual wrestling tournament can be tough to navigate. There are many obstacles to overcome along the way. Read more >>
Parker boys come alive in fourth quarter
- The Vikings beat Kenosha Bradford in a WIAA Division 1 regional opener on Tuesday Read more >>
Craig basketball teams eye state berths
- Both the Cougars boys and girls teams earned high seeds in their respective regional tournaments and are hoping to play their way to state in Madison for the boys and Green Bay for the girls. Read more >>
Craig dodges letdown against Parker
- After upsetting state-ranked Middleton last week, the Janesville Craig girls basketball team backed it up with a 45-34 win over Janesville Parker on Thursday. Read more >>
Johnson, Roberts lead list of area state swim qualifiers

As a four-time qualifier, Sam Johnson has made steady progress at the WIAA Division 2 boys state swimming meet.

Turnovers cost Vikings late
- The Janesville Parker boys basketball team lost a Big Eight game to Madison West on Tuesday. Read more >>