Collegiate national champions Ross and Alexis Mauermann are joining their father, John, this week at the Janesville Ice Arena as part of the Mauermann Summer Skills and Drills Hockey Camp.
Ahead of an unconventional season and school year, the Big Foot Chiefs are taking an unconventional approach to hiring a new athletic director. They hired two to replace the retired Tim Collins, who served in the role for 20 years.
The Janesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association was forced to cancel its 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
The worst-kept secret in baseball became official Tuesday afternoon when Minor League Baseball officially announced the cancellation of its season.
The Ray Fischer Amateur Championship was the first major live sports event in Janesville in more than 100 days. Exactly what local and high school sports look like moving forward, though, remains up in the air.
After playing four rounds in three days in the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship, Edgerton's Joe Forsting returned to Riverside Golf Course for a State Amateur qualifier Monday and wound up as the first alternate to next month's event at Milwaukee Country Club.
Onalaska's Joe Weber shot 19-under over four rounds at Riverside Golf Course from Friday-Sunday to edge a trio of players by one shot in the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship.
Matt Tolan shot a second-round 67 to take a 3-shot lead heading into Sunday's 36-hole finale of the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship at Riverside Golf Course.
Eau Claire's Matt Tolan shot a 6-under 66 to open the Ray Fischer Amateur Championship on Friday at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville. Tolan took second last year. Three former Fischer champs are within two shots of the lead.
The Home Talent League amateur baseball season had been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. The league was scheduled to begin regular-season play July 4, but the season has been canceled.
The Rock River League, including the Milton Junction Pub Raptors, is scheduled to begin play Sunday. The Home Talent League is scheduled to begin play next weekend.
The 54th annual Ray Fischer Amateur Championship runs Friday-Sunday at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.
Quint Studer could not be more excited about the future of baseball in Beloit.
Owen Butler is back to defend his title at this year's Ray Fischer State Medal Play Championship at Riverside Golf Course. The tournament, which features the top amateur players in Wisconsin, runs Friday-Sunday.
Mackenzie Long, a 2014 Walworth Big Foot grad who played four years at Saint Louis University, is now a volunteer assistant coach with Wisconsin volleyball, which is coming off a trip to the NCAA Division I Championship match.
“For the fan on his couch or recliner, it could be the greatest fall of their lives as far as sports on TV,” said Greg Hughes, a Janesville native who is the senior vice president of communications with NBC Sports Group.
Have you been productive during the coronavirus pandemic? Without sports, Gazette reporter John Barry has struggled finding things to do, settling mostly for listening to great music and watching bad TV.
"Morning Afternoon And Night Run Group - Janesville" is a Facebook group of local runners in the Janesville area. Members have found ways to continue holding run events while maintaining safety. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt ran in the Janesville 5K Trail Run on Saturday.
Elkhorn Area High 2018 graduate Derek Davey, a middle distance track and field runner at Brown University, not only saw his spring season canceled but also faced the entire program being cut by the university before it was reinstated this week.
Jack Blomgren, a 2017 Janesville Craig High graduate, was selected 140th overall in Thursday night's Major League Baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies.
In March of 1994, both the University of Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay men's basketball teams collected first-round NCAA Tournament victories, a feat that had been unheard of to that point.
Jack Blomgren, a 2017 Janesville Craig High grad and now shortstop for the University of Michigan, hopes to be picked on the second night of the MLB draft Thursday. This year's draft was shortened from 40 to five rounds, with Rounds 2-5 taking place Thursday.
Area baseball league to begin play July 4 with safety stressed
The Janesville Jets saw their North American Hockey League season end early amidst a pandemic that has since postponed or canceled offseason combines and camps. They also announced a new head coach Friday.
The Jets announced Friday that Burgess will replace Leivermann as the team's head coach. Leivermann will be an associate head coach with the Madison Capitols, a move announced just hours before the Jets announced Burgess' hiring.
Parker Burgess is the new head coach of the Janesville Jets junior hockey team, taking over for Corey Leivermann, who is moving on to be associate head coach for the Madison Capitols.
A couple modifications are part of the plans, but the Ray Fischer State Medal Play Championship, set for June 26-28 at Janesville's Riverside Golf Course, is still scheduled to be played.
Janesville Youth Football and the Janesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association are still holding out hope of having a 2020 season.
Janesville's Tim Cullen opened up the driving range Saturday at Hackbarth Hills, a former nine-hole par-3 course that was also home to a driving range and mini golf course.
The Rock River League baseball managers met Saturday in Lebanon and decided to plan for a June 28 start to their season. The Home Talent League currently is slated to begin July 4.
As area amateur baseball leagues work toward start dates later this month or in early July, some teams from around the region have started playing non-league games. Jefferson's Home Talent team played Sunday in Rome.
Even with the weekend print editions of The Gazette ending, weekend sports events will get the same coverage they've always had.
Gazette sports reporter John Barry has a man cave dedicated to the Wisconsin Badgers, once had his car covered in Badger graphics and named his dogs after UW sports figures.
The Kentucky Derby was scheduled May 2.
Eight area teams with high school players have tentative league planned with a July 3 start
Scott Irwin, a 37-year-old who recently moved to Cambridge and works in Janesville, has posted Boston Marathon qualifying times on three separate occasions but is still waiting to actually run in the prestigious event.
Abbie Campion and Bailee Collins will be reunited on the court once again.
The Riverside Men's Golf Association's season begins Thursday under a new format at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.
Area golf courses were allowed to open last Friday with several social distancing guidelines set forth by Gov. Tony Evers.
Prospective Beloit Snappers owner Quint Studer remains confident in the team's future despite the current coronovirus pandemic and speculation over a reduction in minor league teams overall.
Maria, Marty, Jennah, Jaida and Jasmin Speth are used to spending their spring and summer seasons traveling the region and country for softball. But that came to an abrupt halt. When sports start again, could the three sisters all be on the same roster?
Sixteen golf enthusiasts, including three brothers and other friends since high school, get together every Sunday morning--weather permitting--to play 18 holes at Janesville's Riverside Golf Course, followed by whatever shenanigans may occur at a local watering hole.
Gazette reader Mike Stearns contributes a look back at what it was like enduring life as a Packers fan from the 1960s until things turned around in the 90s--a stretch he refers to as the "Gory Years."
The state's public and private golf courses opened for play Friday under strict guidelines from Governor Tony Evers.
The only thing that could stop Milton High graduate Billy Pitzner and the St. Cloud State wrestling team was a worldwide pandemic.
What do I do with all my free time? Come up with a no-holds barred NFL Mock Draft.
Area golf courses are set to open Friday with strict guidelines enforced.