Baleigh Pajerski wore many hats at Janesville Parker, including valedictorian, seven-time letterwinner and weight room leader. She will play soccer at St. Norbert.
Walworth Big Foot High senior Reagan Courier will play basketball at Division II Drury in Missouri.
Elkhorn seniors Izzy Regner, Haley Remington, Morgan Hunter and Kassidie Biefeld were mainstays in the lineup for a softball team that got better and better since their freshman season. They hoped to lead the program to the state tournament for the first time this spring.
After initially deciding not to pay spring sports coaches when their season was canceled due to COVID-19, the Janesville School Board voted Tuesday to pay them 50%.
Skyler Gullickson earned all-Rock Valley Conference honors in football, baseball and basketball at Edgerton High and is headed to play football at UW-Oshkosh.
Gazette sports reporter John Barry has a man cave dedicated to the Wisconsin Badgers, once had his car covered in Badger graphics and named his dogs after UW sports figures.
Ryann Porter and Tina Shelton won't get a chance to return to the state track and field meet this season, but the Janesville Parker senior standouts both have bright futures ahead of them on the track.
Gabby Petruzzello’s athletic resume pales in comparison to her academic achievements.
Gehrig Monday and Cooper Pease were busy in the fall and winter seasons, but baseball is the Whitewater High seniors' favorite sport, and they were looking forward to one final spring on the high school diamond.
Dane Nelson left his mark in Milton.
Clinton High senior Hannah Welte stands 5-foot-3 but was a three-year starter in basketball and finished seventh at state in the 300-meter hurdles last spring.
The Whitewater High softball team delivered a turnaround year in 2019, finishing second in the Rock Valley. The Whippets' senior class was hoping to build on that this spring.
Whitewater sprinters Jack Mayer, Will Leibbrand, Juan Cuellar and Jared Clapper teamed up to win two medals at the WIAA state track and field meet last spring, including finishing second in the 4x200 relay. They were all looking forward to a successful senior campaign this spring.
Carter and Parker Schneider share a lot in common besides being twin brothers. The Janesville Parker seniors are roommates, scholar athletes and best friends, too.
Eden Lyle simply wanted a chance to compete. The Janesville Craig senior will now get that chance after committing to Triton College to pitch for the junior college's softball program.
Senior Jared Emerson was a second-team all-Big Eight Conference infielder last season for a Janesville Parker team that made a surprise run to sectional play. A natural at first base, the lefty was poised for even bigger and better things this spring.
Katie Goecks will graduate in the top 10 in Brodhead High's Class of 2020. She earned first-team all-Rock Valley Conference honors in volleyball and was a second-teamer last spring in softball.
Jasmin Speth was a key figure for a Delavan-Darien girls basketball team that became a contender in the Southern Lakes this past winter and a softball team that reached sectionals as a junior.
Lucas Koepke made a big splash at Elkhorn Area High School and not just in the pool. He was a state track and field qualifier and was set to play a lead role in the spring musical, too.
Orfordville Parkview's Remington Stark was one of the most prolific softball pitchers in the state the last three years. Her stats back it up.
The Kentucky Derby was scheduled May 2.
Janesville Craig senior Connor Clark was an unselfish leader on both the baseball diamond and the basketball court for the Cougars.
Eight area teams with high school players have tentative league planned with a July 3 start
Janesville Parker senior Taylor Barfield, one of the school's Class of 2020 valedictorians, worked her way back from a knee injury as a junior and was looking forward to being a captain for a team on the rise.
Ben Wileman was a two-sport standout at Edgerton High, but he'll stick to football next season as a preferred walk-on at the University of Minnesota.
Scott Irwin, a 37-year-old who recently moved to Cambridge and works in Janesville, has posted Boston Marathon qualifying times on three separate occasions but is still waiting to actually run in the prestigious event.
Hailey Elwood grew up catching Emily Pfeil's pitches. In high school, they played outfield and first base, respectively, and were part of Evansville's lone two regional championships in program history. They would have been the only seniors on this year's team.
Often referred to as 'Doc,' Ethan Haefner carved up opponents last season for Milton High's baseball team and was set up for a huge season in 2020.
Sam Dickerson was a standout offensive lineman for Big Foot's football team, pitched and played first base in baseball and was a critical senior leader for a young basketball team this winter.
Elkhorn senior Haley Remington was a two-time first-team all-conference softball player who will play at Missouri-St. Louis in college. She also worked hard on her basketball game, averaging 16.5 points and becoming a first-team all-SLC pick as a senior.
Abbie Campion and Bailee Collins will be reunited on the court once again.
Although she won’t get the chance to display her offseason track and field work this spring after the season was canceled, Whitewater's Abby Grosinske signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at Division I Troy University on Thursday.
The vast majority of school districts within The Gazette’s coverage area will pay their high school sports coaches in full this spring. And all of them will pay their coaches at least some percentage. Except Janesville.
Zack Milner and Ryan Zimmerman were expected to give Janesville Parker's boys golf team a dynamic one-two punch this spring.
During the Brewers' inaugural season in 1970, a player signed an alias autograph--twice--to a future sports writer. He just remembered that day so long ago.
The Riverside Men's Golf Association's season begins Thursday under a new format at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.
Several area players are scheduled to play in the WFSCA high school softball all-star games Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Woodside Sports Complex at Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells.
Janesville Craig senior Hannah Dunlavy was the Cougars' last line of defense on the soccer pitch as the team's center back. Her ability to shut down opposing offenses helped her land a spot playing for Division II Winona State in college.
We will not be able to make up for all that the Class of 2020 is missing out on. But at the very least, the group deserves to have its stories told. So The Gazette will profile at least one area spring sport student-athlete every day in the month of May.
Senior Drew Ries was a standout linebacker, wrestler and versatile baseball player for Beloit Turner. He will play baseball in college at UW-Stout.
The School District of Janesville said Wednesday that it will not participate in a potential 30-day contact period for spring sports in July. The WIAA canceled the spring sports season last week but offered up the 30-day possibility as a chance for teams and seniors to gain some closure.
Area golf courses were allowed to open last Friday with several social distancing guidelines set forth by Gov. Tony Evers.
Prospective Beloit Snappers owner Quint Studer remains confident in the team's future despite the current coronovirus pandemic and speculation over a reduction in minor league teams overall.
A couple weeks ago, former Gazette sports editor Dave Wedeward tested readers' knowledge with 25 trivia questions revolving around Janesville sports. This time, Wedeward is back to see how much you know about area high school sports.