Janesville Parker High recently hired a pair of strong candidates to coach its athletic programs on the ball diamonds this spring. But why did it take this long?
Kerry Michaels has been named the baseball coach at Janesville Parker, replacing Brian Martin, who resigned after 18 years at the helm.
Janesville Craig freshman Gavin Kilen gave a verbal commitment Sunday to play baseball at the University of Louisville.
When an athlete finds a school that he or she likes, the first thing they can do is verbally commit to a program. That's what Janesville Craig freshman Gavin Kilen did when he gave a verbal commitment last week to play baseball at the University of Louisville.
Jaden Johnson is the all-American kid. The Edgerton High senior is a three-sport standout and carries a 3.9 grade point average.
Janesville and Beloit's American Legion baseball programs have combined to form the Rock County Legion program and will begin play at three levels in 2019.
For the second year in a row, Jacob Campbell is The Gazette's player of the year in baseball. The University of Illinois recruit tore it up offensively and was a rock behind the plate.
Mitchell Seager is The Gazette's area co-player of the year in baseball. The recent Beloit Turner graduate led the state in hitting with a .614 average and was 6-0 on the mound.
Talent abounds on The Gazette’s all-area baseball team. Janesville Craig, which fell one game short of the state championship, leads the way with six selections.
Janesville's storied American Legion baseball program will not field a team at the 19U level this season due to a shortage in players.
Senior designated hitter Zak Karrels hit a home run to left field to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, propelling Arrowhead to a 2-1 victory over Craig in a WIAA Division 1 state semifinal baseball game Tuesday night.
Janesville Craig's pitching strategy played out perfectly Tuesday, at least until the very last at-bat of the night. The Cougars got gems from juniors Mitchell Woelfle and Micah Overley but came up just short of playing for a state title.
Janesville Craig banged out 13 hits, while Micah Overley allowed only two hits in six innings of work in an 8-0 win over King in a WIAA Division 1 quarterfinal game.
Janesville Craig plays Milwaukee King at approximately 3:30 p.m. today in a WIAA Division 1 state quarterfinal game.
Janesville Craig seniors Ross March, JJ Brennan and Jacob Faust represent the unsung heroes that often take a good high school baseball team and turn it into a state tournament-caliber group.
Janesvile Craig's baseball team is back on familiar turf--the WIAA state tournament--where the Cougars open up Division 1 quarterfinal play at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday against Milwaukee King.
Janesville baseball fans witnessed history Tuesday as Craig and Parker squared off against each other in a sectional final for the first time ever.
The Cougars rallied from five-run deficit to defeat Janesville Parker 7-5 in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final at Riverside Park on Tuesday. Craig will play at its 14th state tournament in program history.
The season ended one win short of state for Edgerton High's baseball team. The Crimson Tide lost 11-1 to Jefferson on Tuesday in a WIAA Division 2 sectional title game.
Janesville Parker will play Janesville Craig in a Division 1 sectional final at Riverside Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Janesville Craig's baseball team is one victory away from a third trip to the state tournament in four years.
Edgerton High's baseball team is two wins away from its first state berth since 1990. The Crimson Tide play Mount Horeb at 10 a.m. Tuesday in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game at Brodhead.
Janesville Parker's baseball team advanced to a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game with a 6-3 win over Elkhorn on Thursday at Riverside Park.
In WIAA Division 2 regional final baseball games Thursday, fourth-seeded Edgerton knocked off Evansville 6-4, and Jefferson shut out Whitewater 7-0.
Thirteen of the 16 first-team all-Big Eight Conference baseball selections came from Janesville Craig, Sun Prairie and Middleton. The group was headlined by Craig senior catcher Jacob Campbell, who was named player of the year one season after earning co-player of the year honors.
Two three-run innings propelled Edgerton past Beloit Turner 7-5 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal baseball game Tuesday on the Trojans’ field.
The WIAA baseball postseason ramps up Tuesday with regional semifinal action. Craig and Parker don't play until Thursday, meaning they'll have had nearly a full week off.
The Vikings racked up their 10th win in a row 13-6 over Monona Grove on the Silver Eagles’ field Friday afternoon. The Vikings take a 14-8 record into the WIAA Division 1 tournament. Parker plays the winner of Stoughton and Elkhorn at Riverside Park on Thursday night.
Janesville Parker’s high school baseball team is on a roll.
Gregory's 401st career victory much easier than No. 400
Janesville Craig's baseball team will enter the postseason on a rare two-game losing streak. Craig lost 5-4 to Verona on Thursday at Riverside Park.
Playing for a share of the lead in the Big Eight Conference on Wednesday, Craig lost 9-3 at Sun Prairie.
The Vikings won their eighth straight game Wednesday.
Parker senior Jordan Bailey allowed just three hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight batters in a 5-1 Big Eight Conference baseball victory over visiting Madison West on Tuesday.
Janesville Craig's baseball team won 5-3 at Verona on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Cougars play at Sun Prairie. Both teams are 13-3 and a half-game behind Middleton in the Big Eight standings.
The Eagles' title hopes, virtually gone just a week ago, were fully realized Tuesday after an 8-0 win over Evansville pulled the Eagles level with Beloit Turner on the final day of the Rock Valley Conference season.
The first full week of June will be busy for Janesville Craig senior catcher Jacob Campbell. He'll graduate, could hear his name called in the early rounds of the Major League Baseball draft and would love nothing more than to lead the Cougars through sectionals and to another state tournament berth.
Edgerton High's baseball team swept a doubleheader from Rock Valley Conference champion Beloit Turner on Saturday, winning 4-1 and 5-4 in eight innings.
Jacob Faust continued his dominance Friday, needing just 81 pitches to complete a six-hit shutout against visiting Beloit Memorial. The Cougars won 8-0 to set up a Big Eight Conference showdown Monday at Sun Prairie.
When you are a roll, you find ways to win.
The Vikings scored four runs in the first inning and held on late to win 5-2 over Madison Memorial at Riverside Park on Thursday.
The Cougars scored 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 16-1 win Thursday.
Tom Davey can add another milestone to his coaching legacy. The Janesville resident and Palmyra-Eagle baseball coach won his 400th career game Monday with a 10-3 nonconference victory over Williams Bay.
Janesville Craig's baseball team rebounded from Monday's loss to Middleton by whipping Madison West on Tuesday. Mitchell Woelfle pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Luke Malmanger drove in three runs in a 10-0 Big Eight Conference win over Madison West.
Craig went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, falling 2-1 at Middleton on Monday three weeks after losing 4-3 to the Cardinals at home.
Janesville Parker High's baseball team extended its winning streak to three games Monday with an 8-2 victory over Madison East at Riverside Park.