Brian Post, a 37-year-old who owns a construction business in Janesville, developed a passion for fishing when he was a kid. Last month, he competed in his first Bassmaster Open tournament in Oklahoma.
The Janesville School Board meets tonight to discuss what school will look like this fall. A presentation on fall sports is also part of the agenda.
For Gazette sports writer John Barry, compiling a list of the greatest athletes he has ever covered was a difficult but rewarding task.
Lake Geneva’s Cory Aune is making a habit of going low at Riverside Golf Course.
Drew Freitag leads way with four hits and six RBI in 22-1 victory
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon’s win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Winning an IndyCar race is nothing new for Scott Dixon, particularly this year.
I doubt there are any walleyes swimming beneath the floating gardens of Xochimilco near Mexico City. Water temperature and weed growth are similar on lakes in and around the Madison this summer.
Mistie (Bass) Boyd, a 2002 Janesville Parker graduate who majored in fashion design while playing women's basketball at Duke, is now working on a product line for Nike.
Janesville Parker's Mistie Bass was a three-time Associated Press state girls basketball player of the year from 2000-02. When it comes to high school athletes Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt has seen in person, she tops the list.
Michael Flowers gets Gazette sports writer John Barry's vote for the greatest high school athlete he's ever covered.
Ben Heller, a 2009 Whitewater High graduate, returned from Tommy John surgery to pitch in six games last season. With a 60-game sprint on the docket for MLB beginning later this month, Heller could play a key role in relief for the New York Yankees.
Seven-time Men's City Golf champion Chris Pastore is 64 years old. Last Sunday, he fired a 9-under-par 63 at Riverside Golf Course.
Janesville Parker boys basketball coach Matt Bredesen is also the coach of a 17U AAU team that will make its season debut Friday at a tournament in Dubuque, Iowa among continued COVID-19 concerns.
Brodhead football coach and principal Jim Matthys said his team responded enthusiastically to its first opportunity to gather in small groups.
Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated devised a plan that would put the University of Wisconsin in the Great Midwest Conference for football. A plan that I highly endorse!
With student-athletes set to return to campus in a little more than a month, UW-Whitewater athletics officials are doing their best to be ready for whatever restrictions, guidelines or season changes lie ahead.
State high schools were able to resume summertime athletics programming and other activities starting Wednesday, but local schools are cautious as ever with concerns of coronavirus still swirling.
Collegiate national champions Ross and Alexis Mauermann are joining their father, John, this week at the Janesville Ice Arena as part of the Mauermann Summer Skills and Drills Hockey Camp.
Ahead of an unconventional season and school year, the Big Foot Chiefs are taking an unconventional approach to hiring a new athletic director. They hired two to replace the retired Tim Collins, who served in the role for 20 years.
The Janesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association was forced to cancel its 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
The worst-kept secret in baseball became official Tuesday afternoon when Minor League Baseball officially announced the cancellation of its season.
The Ray Fischer Amateur Championship was the first major live sports event in Janesville in more than 100 days. Exactly what local and high school sports look like moving forward, though, remains up in the air.
After playing four rounds in three days in the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship, Edgerton's Joe Forsting returned to Riverside Golf Course for a State Amateur qualifier Monday and wound up as the first alternate to next month's event at Milwaukee Country Club.
Onalaska's Joe Weber shot 19-under over four rounds at Riverside Golf Course from Friday-Sunday to edge a trio of players by one shot in the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship.
Matt Tolan shot a second-round 67 to take a 3-shot lead heading into Sunday's 36-hole finale of the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship at Riverside Golf Course.
Eau Claire's Matt Tolan shot a 6-under 66 to open the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship on Friday at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville. Tolan took second last year. Three former Fischer champs are within two shots of the lead.
The Home Talent League amateur baseball season had been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. The league was scheduled to begin regular-season play July 4, but the season has been canceled.
The Rock River League, including the Milton Junction Pub Raptors, is scheduled to begin play Sunday. The Home Talent League is scheduled to begin play next weekend.
The WIAA Board of Control met Wednesday and approved several winter sports changes, along with adjusting rules and policies due to COVID-19.
The 54th annual Ray Fischer Amateur Championship runs Friday-Sunday at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.
Quint Studer could not be more excited about the future of baseball in Beloit.
Owen Butler is back to defend his title at this year's Ray Fischer State Medal Play Championship at Riverside Golf Course. The tournament, which features the top amateur players in Wisconsin, runs Friday-Sunday.
Steve Krupke, who coached the Brodhead softball team for a dozen years, was set to return to the Cardinals' diamond this spring, but the season was canceled. Krupke and Brodhead won a Division 3 state title in 2004.
Mackenzie Long, a 2014 Walworth Big Foot grad who played four years at Saint Louis University, is now a volunteer assistant coach with Wisconsin volleyball, which is coming off a trip to the NCAA Division I Championship match.
Under a new proposal from the Sun Prairie School District, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker football would return to the Big Eight Conference in 2022 with Sun Prairie East and Sun Prairie West moving into the Badger Large.
“For the fan on his couch or recliner, it could be the greatest fall of their lives as far as sports on TV,” said Greg Hughes, a Janesville native who is the senior vice president of communications with NBC Sports Group.
Tim Collins (Big Foot), Shane Suehring (Parkview) and Brian Hammil (Milton) had 44 years of combined experience as athletic directors and leave big shoes to fill following their resignations.
Baseball my be back at Riverside Park in July, as the Janesville Express look to play an independent schedule.
Hunter Johnson and Willy Pinnow left their names all over the Elkhorn Area High boys swim record books. Johnson will swim for UW-Milwaukee and Pinnow at Western Illinois.
Have you been productive during the coronavirus pandemic? Without sports, Gazette reporter John Barry has struggled finding things to do, settling mostly for listening to great music and watching bad TV.
In a submission to all involved superintendents, principals and athletic directors Monday, the Sun Prairie Area School District proposed a future move out of the Big Eight Conference and into the Badger Large Conference for football only.
"Morning Afternoon And Night Run Group - Janesville" is a Facebook group of local runners in the Janesville area. Members have found ways to continue holding run events while maintaining safety. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt ran in the Janesville 5K Trail Run on Saturday.
Rock Valley Conference football will have a new look in 2020--both on the field and on the sidelines.