Elks' 400 freestyle relay team closes meet with second-place finish
Elkhorn High's boys swim team finished fifth at last year's WIAA Division 2 state swim meet and is hoping for even better results at this year's meet Friday night at the UW-Natatorium in Madison.
Madison West won the Middleton boys swim sectional title Saturday. Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig failed to advance anyone to nest Saturday's WIAA Division 1 state meet.
The “big boys” in the Big Eight Conference hit the water on Saturday, and Madison West came out on top.
Elkhorn claimed first place in nine of 11 events on its way 535.5 points at the 10-team meet. Janesville Parker finished second with 389 points, followed by Burlington (362).
The 2016-17 season helped set the table for the Elkhorn Area High boys swim program.
Kiel Wolff finished third in the 200-yard individual medley, leading the Janesville Craig High boys swim team at Saturday's Menomonee Falls Invite.
Janesville Parker's boys swim team finished second Saturday at the Manitowoc Invitational.
Parker finished fifth in the seven-team tournament that featured college-distance events.
Janesville's boys swim teams were a combined 0-4 during a pair of Big Eight Conference triangulars Friday evening
Parker second and Craig third in meet
Parker, leading by two points going into the final event, finished first and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to secure an 89-81 Big Eight Conference dual win over rival Craig
Janesville Parker split its two duals, defeating Madison East, 98-72, while losing to Verona, 130-37. Madison West swept all 11 events Friday evening against Janesville Craig and Sun Prairie in a Big Eight Conference triple dual at Craig High.
Janesville Parker High School’s swim team won eight of 10 events to defeat visiting Madison La Follette in the Vikings' Big Eight Conference opener, while Craig rallied past Madison East.
Gazette sports writer John Barry wraps up the winter sports season with a couple of individual and team awards, along with a look at his crystal ball predictions for the state basketball tournaments.
A preview of the WIAA boys state swim meets Friday and Saturday in Madison.
Elkhorn won the Nicolet Sectional while Lake Geneva Badger took second at the Kenosha Bradford sectional
A summary of Big Eight, Badger South and Southern Lakes conference swim meets held Saturday.
After sending four swimmers to the WIAA Division 2 state boys swim meet a year ago, the Elkhorn team has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the state this winter.
Elkhorn's boys swim team won seven of 11 events to win the Racine Invite on Saturday, while Lake Geneva Badger was fourth and Parker fifth.
The Vikings swept Janesville Craig, 100-70, and Madison East, 108-62, during Friday's Big Eight Conference double dual.
Vikings' Ethan Griffith finished third in 100 freestyle, fourth in 50 freestyle at Saturday's meet
Parker loses to Sun Prairie; Craig falls to Verona/Mount Horeb
Cameron Odegaard won one individual event and helped the Vikings win one relay at the Stoughton Invite boys swim meet Saturday.
Both Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker suffered two Big Eight Conference losses in boys double-dual swimming meets Friday night.
Viking senior finishes first in both 50 and 100 freestyle events