The UW-Whitewater men's basketball team lost its top seven scorers from last year to graduation, while the women's team must replace three of its five starters.
Elkhorn senior Devon Davey has made a name for himself as a lockdown defender and versatile athlete that has qualified for WIAA state competition four times in track and field, twice in boys soccer and once in boys basketball.
Brookfield Central's second goal in a 14-minute span came with less than two minutes left in regulation and dealt Elkhorn a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in a WIAA Division 2 boys soccer state semifinal at Uihlein Soccer Park.
UW-Whitewater is 8-0 entering Saturday's home football game against UW-Stout. After winning 11 of 13 games by at least 20 points last year, five Warhawks victories this year have come by 10 points or less.
Elkhorn is 17-1 and riding a 17-match winning streak into the WIAA Division 2 state boys soccer tournament, which begins Friday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
Fifth-seeded Lakeside Lutheran downed top-seeded Evansville 14-6 in a WIAA Division 4 second-round football playoff game Friday night.
UW-Whitewater and UW-La Crosse square off on the football field Saturday for the first time since news broke that Dubuque obtained a copy of the Warhawks' defensive playbook and forwarded it on to La Crosse.
Craig's scoring runners (top five on the team of seven) at the Kettle Moraine Sectional on Saturday all finished their 5,000-meter race within 38 seconds of each other. Running as a pack, the Cougars girls team qualified for the WIAA state cross country meet for the third straight year.
Saturday's 1 p.m. date with UW-La Crosse will mark the fourth straight week the Warhawks have prepared for one of the top four passing offenses in the league.
Some conservative play calls had NFL coaches being second-guessed Monday. Locally speaking, though, there was nothing conservative about a decision to go for two in Milton's playoff win Friday night. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt breaks it down.