Janesville’s Merle Franks threw out the first pitch before a Brewers-Reds game last week. The pitch was part of Franks’ benefits of being selected as the first Nellie Global Award recipient.
The WIAA Board of Control approved several changes at last week's meeting, including allowing a maximum of 24 games to the boys and girls varsity basketball schedules beginning with the 2020-21 season.
Jonathan Chinchilla won a $100 prime for being in the lead of one of the first laps of the Category 4/5 race at the Janesville Gran Prix on Tuesday. The mad dash sapped his energy and took him out of contention to win the race, but the prize money made it worth it, he said.
Six Janesville riders entered Tuesday's bike races. Bryan Fratianne led the locals by taking 19th in the men's Category 4/5 race, followed by Kyle Pierson in 20th and Ryan McGee in 24th
Hustisford (5-1 RRL) holds a 1/2-game lead over Neosho (5-2 RRL) and Clyman, while Lebanon (4-2 RRL) and Milton (4-3 RRL) are each within 2 games of first place in the Rock River League's Southern Division. Plus, Albion and Stoughton are tied for 1st in the Home Talent League's Southeast Section.
The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain's aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night.
The Town Square Gran Prix, Janesville’s leg of the famed Tour of America's Dairyland, is set for Tuesday. Nine races will be contested over roughly 10 hours, filling the city’s downtown with the sound of cowbells and humming bike tires.
The Lebanon left-hander tore his way through Milton's lineup, striking out 21 batters to lead the Whitetails to a 2-0 win Sunday over the Raptors in a Rock River League game
A high-octane fastball helped Janesville Craig right-hander Mitchell Woelfle earn first-team all-Big Eight Conference honors three times. A better curveball led him to a 10-1 record and The Gazette's area player of the year honor as a senior.
Of the 16 players selected, 11 were on either Janesville Craig, Beloit Turner or Milton. Craig has five players on the team, while Milton and Turner have three each.
This year's flooding will have profound effects on the mighty Mississippi
Brady, 18, a native of Pickering, Ontario, posted a 2.79 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 43 regular-season games during the 2018-19 North American Hockey League campaign.
Wisconsin hasn't had a baseball program since 1991, and likely isn't going to change than any time soon
Rock County won both games via the 10-run mercy rule, 12-2 and 11-1, at Riverside Park.
Blomgren, a Janesville Craig grad, went 2 for 5 with two runs scored for the Wolverines, who will face either Vanderbilt or Louisville on Monday in the opener of the best-of-three finals.
The Janesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association is one of the top programs in the state and features one of the top facilities, as well.
The River Monsters scored six runs with two outs in the second inning on the way to an 11-2 victory over visiting Whitewater at Riverside Park.
Mike Murphy, a 2014 Janesville Craig High graduate, wrote a book to help youngsters adjust to high school, college and athletics.
Rock County Post 205 defeated Madison Impact 4-2 and 12-0 on Tuesday in a Legion baseball doubleheader at Riverside Park
Each stage consists of multiple criterium (closed course) bike races open to a range of skill and age levels. Janesville will host the sixth stage next Tuesday.
Needing three putts to win, Gary Woodland finished in style with a 30-foot birdie putt for a 2-under 69, giving him the lowest 72-hole score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach and a three-shot victory over Brooks Koepka.
The county's legion baseball team fell 2-1 to Oconomowoc on Sunday in the Dale Barry Classic championship game at Riverside Park.
Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals Sunday as the US rolled past Chile 3-0 in its second group stage game at the World Cup
Less than a month after becoming a dad, I celebrated Father's Day by reaching out to area high school coaches who are dads and asking for their best advice.
Remington Stark of Orfordville Parkview is The Gazette's 2019 area player of the year in softball. The junior right-hander was second in the state in strikeouts per game and was fifth overall in total Ks.
Led by three Elkhorn High players, The Gazette's all-area softball team was dominant at the plate, in the circle and with the glove.
The Panthers (18-0-2) won the shootout 4-1, clinching their second state title and an unbeaten season.
Luke and Vince Umnus combined for eight points in the White team's 96-94 win over the Red team.
The Rock County River Monsters began play in the Dale Barry Classic on Friday with a 7-4 win over Mukwonago at Riverside Park.
Badger's Jada Moss scored 15 points and Janesville Craig's Emily Pierson contributed 13 points as the South used a dominating third quarter to pull ahead for a 90-85 win at JustAGame Fieldhouse.
Janesville Craig graduate Jack Blomgren has helped lead Michigan's baseball team to the College World Series for the first time since 1984. His family and local fans have been watching many of the teams NCAA Tournament games late into the night.
Jameson Punzel takes a break from pool swimming to compete in an open-water event today
Building an NAHL hockey roster is a year-long ordeal, and the Janesville Jets--with a new head coach and returning GM--have focused on young talent in signing tenders and drafting players this offseason.
The Rock County River Monsters opened up the American Legion baseball season Tuesday night and have 37 games scheduled in the inaugural season.
Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women's World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night.
Janesville Craig juniors Hallie King and Brooke Parkhurst earned first-team all-Big Eight Conference honors in girls soccer.
Thailand kicks off the Women's World Cup on Tuesday with a daunting challenge against the defending champion United States. The top-ranked Americans are seeking their fourth overall World Cup title, and coach Thailand coach Nuengruethai Sathongwien said the team is not backing down.
The stage is set for what should be the ideal U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, perhaps the most popular of all U.S. Open courses with its magnificent Pacific coastline and small greens, with its history of high drama and great champions.
Janesville Craig graduate Emily Pierson will wrap up her high school basketball career by playing in the WBCA All-Star Division 1 girls game Friday in Wisconsin Dells.
Mike Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
After six and a half years of covering area high school sports, Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt takes a moment to reflect on just how hard it is for teams to make a run to a state tournament.
Gazette outdoors columnist Ted Peck headed north to fish 10 lakes in four days recently. With high water prevalent, spawning crappies became the trip's best bet.
The LPGA’s Symetra Tour will not make a stop in Janesville this summer.
Jack Blomgren, a 2017 Janesville Craig grad, earned second-team all-Big Ten honors at shortstop for Michigan this season. The Wolverines play at UCLA in a best-of-three Super Regional beginning Friday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Led by player of the year Mitchell Woelfle, Janesville Craig landed five players on the all-Big Eight Conference baseball first team.
Janesville man spent six years planning league that begins July 27 in Oshkosh
Abby Humphrey overcame the injury bug to earn all-Big Eight first-team honors this season in softball.
Janesville Craig senior Daniel Thomsen was recently named second-team all-Big Eight in boys golf.