Lucas Koepke made a big splash at Elkhorn Area High School and not just in the pool. He was a state track and field qualifier and was set to play a lead role in the spring musical, too.
The WIAA state boys swim meets are this week, with Division 2 on Friday night and Division 1 Saturday at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium.
Lucas Koepke and Hunter Johnson won two individual events each to lead Elkhorn Area's boys swim team to a second-place finish Saturday at the WIAA Division 2 Whitefish Bay Sectional.
Elkhorn's Lucas Koepke set a Southern Lakes Conference record in the 50 freestyle and was also a part of two record-setting relay teams to highlight area swimmers Saturday.
The Elkhorn Area boys swim team won the Racine Invitational on Saturday, with Janesville Parker finishing second.
Janesville Craig's boys swim team split a Big Eight Conference double dual meet Thursday night.
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Beloit won the team title with 709 points. Janesville Parker was second with 495. Janesville Craig was third with 470, and Milton was fourth with 406.
Janesville Parker was sixth and Janesville Craig seventh at Saturday's Beloit Invitational swim meet.
On a night when defending WIAA Division 1 boys swimming state champion Madison West demonstrated its power, Janesville Parker sophomore Zhander Rowley continued to make his own waves for Janesville Parker.
Janesville Craig's 400-yard freestyle relay team came from behind to win the final event of the night by a little more than two seconds, giving the Cougars an 87-82 victory over Parker on Friday.
The Janesville Parker and Craig high school boys swim teams dive into their season Friday night with a Big Eight Conference dual meet against each other at Craig.
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.