For Gazette sports writer John Barry, compiling a list of the greatest athletes he has ever covered was a difficult but rewarding task.
Baseball my be back at Riverside Park in July, as the Janesville Express look to play an independent schedule.
This week marks the five-year anniversary of Janesville Craig's dominating run to 2015 WIAA Division 1 state baseball championship.
Brian Rusch was a three-sport standout at Edgerton High but will concentrate on basketball at Beloit College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Janesville Craig senior Connor Clark was an unselfish leader on both the baseball diamond and the basketball court for the Cougars.
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.
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.
It would hard to find a more compelling or storied rivalry than Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker baseball. Some of the programs' longest tenrued coaches look back on some of the city teams' most memorable games.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers extended the safer-at-home order to May 26 and closed all schools for the rest of the academic year Thursday, likely putting an end to the spring high school sports season.
For eight summers, I had the greatest job in the world. I was the bat boy for my Dad's American Legion baseball team.
There are 64 boys in Edgerton's Class of 2020. Eight of them (12.5%) are moving on to play sports at the college level. That is more than twice the national average, according to data put out by the NCAA in 2019.
Brian Cashore has retired after 15 seasons as Evansville High's baseball coach.
Craig senior Eric Hughes was the football team's starting quarterback this past fall, has returned to the basketball court this winter and will finish off a standout baseball career in the spring.
Baseball remains king in Janesville. The 13U tournament team's World Series appearance capped off another stellar season for Janesville baseball.
A magical postseason run came to an end Wednesday for Janesville's 13U baseball tournament team. Fargo, North Dakota eliminated the local team with an 8-5 win in a semifinal game of the Babe Ruth World Series.
The Rock County River Monsters opened up the AAA American Legion state baseball tournament with an 8-5 win over Marinette on Friday.
The Rock County River Monsters topped Madison Impact 11-3 on Monday night to capture a regional title and advance to the Class AAA state tournament beginning Friday in Chippewa Falls.
The Rock County River Monsters split a pair of games Friday on the first day of the three-day Plover Tournament. The area's American Legion 19U team defeated Madison Impact 11-1 and lost to Manitowoc 9-5.
The Rock County River Monsters ran their winning streak to three Tuesday night with a doubleheader sweep over Union Grove in American Legion baseball at Pohlman Field.
The inaugural season for the Rock County River Monsters has been a success. The area's 19U American Legion baseball team is 14-5 on the season.
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.
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.
The Rock County River Monsters began play in the Dale Barry Classic on Friday with a 7-4 win over Mukwonago at Riverside Park.
The Rock County River Monsters opened up the American Legion baseball season Tuesday night and have 37 games scheduled in the inaugural season.
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.
Led by player of the year Mitchell Woelfle, Janesville Craig landed five players on the all-Big Eight Conference baseball first team.
The season ended one win short of a state tournament berth Tuesday for Milton High's baseball team. The Red Hawks lost 6-3 to Sussex Hamilton in a WIAA Division 1 sectional title game.
Photo gallery: Milton defeats Janesville Parker 4-3 in their sectional semifinal game in Oconomowoc on Tuesday.
Milton High has never played in the state baseball tournament. The Red Hawks are one win away from changing that.
Janesville Parker, Milton and Elkhorn will play in high school baseball sectionals Tuesday, where a pair of victories would lead to rather unlikely state tournament berths.
Casey Stone tossed a three-hitter Thursday evening at Riverside Park, and ninth-seeded Janesville Parker scored on an error in the seventh inning to shock top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Janesville Craig 1-0 in a WIAA Division 1 regional final.
Milton High won its first regional baseball title since 2012 Thursday with an 8-1 win over Hartland Arrowhead in a Division 1 game.
The season ended for Beloit Turner on Wednesday with a 1-0 loss to McFarland in a WIAA Division 2 regional title game.
The Elkhorn High School baseball team won a regional championship Wednesday in the school's first season in Division 2.
The season ended Wednesday for Orfordville Parkview's baseball team following a 15-3 loss to Lakeside Lutheran in a Division 3 regional title game.
A roundup of regional baseball games for Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Janesville Parker's baseball team opened up WIAA Division 1 tournament play Tuesday with a 6-1 win over Mukwonago in a regional semifinal game.
Janesville Parker's baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a 19-0 Big Eight Conference win over Beloit Memorial on Thursday.