With non-football athletes able to sign national letters of intent for the 2023 college seasons, the State Journal is following commitments from area students. Here's who has signed so far.
Rashard Griffith played for the Badgers from 1993-95 and replaces Hall-of-Fame coach Jeff Kind, who stepped down last month.
Reedsburg's Mahra Wieman and McFarland's Teagan Mallegni lead area players. Badgers' commit Lily Krahn earns second-team honors, while Germantown's Kamorea Arnold repeats as the state player of the year.
The Tritons beat the Beavers in last year's state title game but it was the Beavers who spent all of this year ranked No. 1 and the Tritons at No. 2. That has flip-flopped for state.
The Golden Beavers lost to the Tritons 53-44 after giving up a six-point lead in the early going of the second half.
Beavers all-time leading scorer Mahra Wieman 20 of her game-high 25 points in the first half.
Reedsburg moves to 18-0 on the season with a 74-38 Badger West Conference win over Oregon.
Tim Aalsma has been coaching his daughters Abbie and Naomi Aalsma the last four years. Now he can include his youngest, freshman Lydia Aalsma, with the two seniors.
There are numerous area teams with at least one set of sisters on the roster. Some even have two or three sets. Here is a list of team's that foster siblings.
Flanagan directed a highly successful program. He compiled a 309-71 record over the 15 seasons he coached at Black Hawk, including winning the WIAA Division 5 state title in 2019.
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association named Gard as the state's NCAA Division I men's basketball coach of the year and Rechlicz as Division I women's coach of the year. Siska was tabbed as the high school girls basketball coach of the year for the state after leading the L-Cats to its first state title.
By his count, Krentz played 1,974 nine-hole rounds, or 17,766 holes in 2020 — about 85% of the time by himself.
Lake Mills' Brandon Siska is selected as All-Area girls basketball coach of the year after leading the L-Cats to the WIAA Division 3 state title.
Marshall's Anna Lutz and Beaver Dam's Maty Wilke, a Badgers' commit, are second-team all-state selections. The state player of the year is Germantown sophomore guard Kamorea “KK” Arnold.
The WBCA Hall of Fame class for 2021 includes Harris, Janesville Parker's Nicole (Luchsinger) Anders and Mineral Point's Dan Burreson.
Eight players from the area and eight more from the region are named first-team picks, including Natalie Jens and Maty Wilke of Beaver Dam
The top-ranked Tritons pull away late in the second half to beat the Beavers in their first-ever trip to the Division 2 state title game
There was no panic on the faces of Germantown’s girls basketball players when Hudson jumped out to leads of 9-0 and 15-3 during Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 state championship game.
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association 2020 Hall of Fame Induction has been rescheduled for Aug. 1 in Wisconsin Dells.
The Beavers advance to the WIAA Division 2 state final for the first time after outscoring Eisenhower in the second half, 36-13.
Views from the Reedsburg girls basketball team's 67-48 victory over New Berlin Eisenhower in a WIAA Division 2 state girls basketball semifinal on Saturday at the La Crosse Center:
Making its first state tournament appearance since winning a title in 2016, the Verona girls basketball team fell off a cliff in the first seven minutes of its 76-57 loss to top-seeded Germantown in a WIAA Division 1 semifinal game on Saturday at Menominee Nation Arena.
Germantown defeats Verona 57-76 during the WIAA Division 1 state girls basketball semifinal at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Mishicot scores the game's final four points to beat the Pointers, 70-66, in the WIAA Division 4 championship game
Wisconsin Rapids Assumption beats the Bluejays in the WIAA Division 5 state final after beating Chippewa Falls McDonell in a semifinal
Area qualifiers: Verona in Division 1, Reedsburg in D2, Lake Mills and Westfield in D3, Mineral Point and Bangor in D4, Black Hawk in D5
The two-weekend events will put the updated convention center on statewide display, and bring a glimmer of much-needed normalcy to the community.