Jordan Johnson of Elkhorn Area High is The Gazette's area boys basketball player of the year thanks to an outstanding junior season.
Led by player of the year Jordan Johnson of Elkhorn Area, the Gazette's all-area boys basketball team is loaded with underclassmen.
Bridgette Alexander spent this past season as a volunteer assistant swim coach for her alma mater, the University of Kentucky.
Travis Frederick tops the list of the best 25 players Rodney Wedig has coached in his 25-year high school football career.
Coming off a season in which she led the Big Eight Conference in scoring, Janesville Craig junior Claudia Fieiras is The Gazette's area player of the year in girls basketball.
The Gazette's all-area girls basketball team features player of the year Claudia Fieiras of Janesville Craig, along with Lake Geneva Badger's Macie Todd, Whitewater's Kacie Carollo, Elkhorn Area's Haley Remington, Evansville's Paige Banks and Craig's Kate Huml.
Former Gazette sports editor Dave Wedeward looks into a couple issues on the WIAA's plate during what is a tough time for sports at every level.
Janesville Craig senior Matt Dillon and Peyton Sippy, a Craig graduate now competing for University of Wisconsin, were among a small group of runners who got together for a training run near a local park Tuesday.
The WIAA boys state basketball tournament would have tipped off today if it had not been canceled. In its stead, how about a look back at one of state's most memorable moments? "The Shot," by Beloit Memorial's LaMont Weaver.
For eight summers, I had the greatest job in the world. I was the bat boy for my Dad's American Legion baseball team.
What might've been is the final chapter in the storybook seasons of the Ekhorn Area and Beloit Turner boys basketball teams.
Track and field practices went on as scheduled Friday for Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig, but late after, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said public schools and extra curricular activities would close Wednesday.
On a day when the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out nearly all sports nationally, the effects were felt locally, as well, including the the WIAA canceling the remainder of its boys and girls basketball tournaments.
Photo gallery: Beloit Turner defeated Edgerton 68-52 in the Division 3 sectional semifinal game Thursday at Craig High School.
Turner advanced to the WIAA Division 3 sectional finals for the second straight year after dispatching Edgerton 68-52 at Janesville Craig High School under the oddest of circumstances.
COVID-19 has forced limited attendees to games and made the future of the WIAA boys basketball tournament uncertain. But the Turner boys team tuned all that out Thursday in a 68-52 sectional semifinal win over Edgerton.
Devon Davey and Nick Brown combined for 41 points in the Elks' 69-63 victory over Waukesha West in WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal Thursday night.
Per WIAA policy issued Thursday morning, attendance at sectional semifinal boys basketball games involving Edgerton, Elkhorn and Beloit Turner will be limited to 88 tickets per team, two supervisors and a limit of 22 team personnel.
UW-Madison announced Thursday that a limited number of tickets will be distributed through the high school teams.
Beloit Turner's boys basketball team beat Edgerton 57-53 last year in a Division 3 sectional semifinal game at Janesville Craig. The two teams meet again tonight at Craig under the same scenario.
Tim Collins will retire end the of the school year after 20 years as the athletic director at Walworth Big Foot High School. He leaves a lasting legacy.
Elkhorn Area's Elizabeth Lockhart and Janesville Craig's Olivia Rebout both placed at the WIAA state gymnastics meet Saturday.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball WIAA regional semifinal tournament games played Friday, March 6, 2020. Top seeds Elkhorn and Turner moved on but had to hold on late to do so.
Craig had seven players score at least eight points, limited Dayne Armwald--the league's scoring leader--to 15 points and notched its highest point total of any game this season in an 85-63 regional semifinal victory over Madison West.
Sun Prairie used a 31-9 run between the end of the first half and start of the second to beat Janesville Parker 68-42 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal.
Edgerton High's boys basketball team raced out to a 15-2 lead and cruised to a 61-37 win over Marshall in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game Friday night.
Elkhorn finished third in Division 2 and Milton/Edgerton was sixth in Division 1 at the team portion of the competition at the WIAA state gymnastics meet Friday.
Sitori Tabin scored 26 points and hauled down 17 rebounds to lead Middleton to a 62-55 win over Janesville Craig in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game Thursday in Beloit.
The Trojans, who will forever be remembered for their 13-point, second-half comeback against Clinton in a WIAA Division 3 regional final, fell to a strong Martin Luther squad 62-46 Thursday night in the sectional semifinals.
The Metro Lynx (Middleton co-op) scored three first-period goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Rock County Fury (Beloit Memorial co-op) in the WIAA state semifinals Thursday in Madison.
The road to the Kohl Center began Tuesday night as the WIAA boys basketball postseason tournament got underway.
Janesville Craig senior Caleb Scoville and junior Angelo Rizzo were named all-Big Eight Conference first team in boys basketball.
Janesville Craig junior Claudia Fieiras was named all-Big Eight Conference first team in girls basketball.
Janesville Bluebirds freshman forward Jake Schaffner was recently named second team all-Big Eight Conference in boys hockey.
Milton/Edgerton tied for second at the WIAA Division 1 Burlington Sectional on Friday to advance to the state meet as a team for the first time in nine years.
The Whippets erupted for 55 points in the second half Tuesday night en route to an 82-65 victory over Walworth Big Foot in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal game.
A roundup of area WIAA boys basketball regional quarterfinal games played Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Area teams advancing include Evansville, Parkview, Delavan-Darien and Badger.
Janesville Craig sophomore gymnast Olivia Rebout qualified for the WIAA state meet in three events and the all-around Friday at the Burlington Sectional. This after winning Big Eight Conference gymnast of the year last week.
The inexperienced Blue Devils nearly erased a 12-point second half deficit but made key mistakes down the stretch to allow third-seeded Prairie du Chien sneak by with a 46-39 victory in a WIAA Division 3 regional final Saturday night.
Janesville Craig's girls basketball team rallied in the second half for a 40-37 win over Sun Prairie on Saturday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional title game.
Jennifer Njoo made a long 3-pointer in the final seconds, and fourth-seeded Turner beat top-seeded Clinton 43-41 in a WIAA Division 3 regional final Saturday night.
The No. 3-seeded Whippets made 10 3-pointers and had three players in double figures, but it was not quite enough in a 61-55 loss to second-seeded Martin Luther in a WIAA Division 3 regional final game.
Elkhorn's Colman Karl was the runner-up at 160 pounds in Division 1 to highlight seven area wrestlers that placed in the top six at the WIAA state individual tournament that wrapped up Saturday at The Kohl Center in Madison.
Craig scored 21 points in the opening 5 minutes, 5 seconds and 30 in the final 8 minutes, junior Claudia Fieiras reached the 1,000-point mark for her career and the Cougars ran away with an 88-51 victory over visiting Racine Horlick on Friday.