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.
Crimson Tide out-rallies Delavan-Darien in D2 regional quarterfinal
Grand Chute is the grand prize for area baseball teams as the road to state officially begins today.
Schneider piled up 10 strikeouts and allowed two hits as the Vikings topped host Beloit Memorial 3-1 in a Big Eight Conference game.
Janesville Craig built a 5-0 lead in the first two innings and hung on for a 5-4 Big Eight Conference baseball victory over Madison Memorial at Riverside Park on Tuesday.
Micah Overley gave up one run in four innings and combined with reliever Eric Hughes to hold Madison West to six hits as the Cougars secured a 6-1 Big Eight Conference win to improve to 16-0 in league play.
A team batting average of .347. A pitching staff with a 1.38 ERA. A total of 33 sacrifices in 19 games. Janesville Craig's baseball team has put up some head-turning numbers on the way to a No. 1 state ranking.
Drew Hanson pitched a complete game Friday to lead Edgerton's baseball team to a 5-1 Rock Valley Conference win over Evansville.
Madison Memorial's baseball team took advantage of three Janesville Parker errors en route to a 4-1 Big Eight Conference win Thursday at Riverside Park.
Janesville Parker's baseball team picked up a Big Eight Conference road win Tuesday, toppling Madison Memorial 4-3.
Janesville Craig scored five first-inning runs on the way to beating Madison West 9-0 on Tuesday, improving to 18-1 overall and 15-0 in Big Eight play.
Host Madison West scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to edge past Janesville Parker 5-4 in a Big Eight Conference baseball game Saturday afternoon.
In a battle of state-ranked teams Saturday, second-ranked Janesville Craig rallied past third-ranked Waunakee 6-2 in nonconference baseball.
Red Hawks put 15 on base but score just two runs in loss to Oregon
Eric Hughes fired a no-hitter Friday to lead Janesville Craig's baseball team to a 10-0 Big Eight Conference win over Madison East at Riverside Park.
After a rough couple early innings, Craig's bats woke up and used a slew of singles and sacrifices to pile up runs in a 10-1 victory over Middleton at Riverside Park.
The high school baseball postseason tournament will have a different look in 2019.