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.
Dane Nelson left his mark in Milton.
Janesville Craig senior Connor Clark was an unselfish leader on both the baseball diamond and the basketball court for the Cougars.
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.
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.
What might've been is the final chapter in the storybook seasons of the Ekhorn Area and Beloit Turner boys basketball teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Purple Knights, who have struggled from the free-throw line all season, clinched a 69-65 victory over Janesville Parker by connecting from the charity stripe on 8 of 11 attempts in the final 90 seconds Thursday.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball games played Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Spartans senior Kole Kerkhoff buried a long 3-pointer with just over 13 seconds remaining, and that lifted Memorial to a 65-63 victory.
Gazette sports writer John Barry makes his picks for the five WIAA state champions in girls basketball.
Beloit Turner's starting five seniors asked coach Ken Watkins to start the "second senior five" on Senior Night, and the Trojans beat Big Foot
76-52 on Monday in a Rock Valley boys basketball game.
A roundup of Rock Valley Conference boys basketball games played Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
The WIAA boys basketball tournament brackets were released Sunday.
Turner, Evansville, Edgerton are Rock Valley winners
Spartans make 16-point halftime lead stand up in Big Eight win
Angelo Rizzo scored 29 points and Caleb Scoville added 26 to lead Janesville Craig's boys basketball team to a 79-71 win over Madison West in Big Eight Conference boys basketball action Friday night.
A roundup of area high school girls and boys basketball games played Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
Jaden Bell scored 23 points to lead Beloit Memorial to a 74-66 win over Janesville Parker in Big Eight Conference boys basketball action Thursday night.
Seeding meetings have been the norm for determining postseason positioning in boys and girls basketball.
Is it time for a change, much like we'll see next fall in football?
A roundup of area high school boys basketball games played Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Elliot Berry's driving bank shot with just under 6 seconds left lifted West to a 65-63 victory in a game where the Regents coughed up a 16-point halftime lead but scored 11 of the game's final 12 points.
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.
Rizzo scores 24, Scoville and Harriel add 19 and 12, respectively, to lead the Cougars
Cole Deptula hit sevn 3s and scored a game-high 24 points Saturday to lead Middleton to a 61-55 win over Janesville Parker in Big Eight Conference boys basketball.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball games played Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
Beloit Turner got within two points with less than two minutes to play Thursday, but East Troy won 59-51 to all but wrap up a Rock Valley Conference boys basketball title.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball games played Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2020.