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Eric Schmoldt

Pitch perfect: Several area soccer squads off to flying starts
- Evansville, Delavan-Darien and Beloit Memorial's boys soccer programs have put together solid performances so far this boys soccer season. Read more >>
Elkhorn grinds out rainy victory
- The Elks traveled to Southern Lakes rival Delavan-Darien and won 22-19 to maintain its undefeated record. Read more >>
Leipold, Warhawks expect challenge in playoff rematch
- UW-W breezed to a 73-7 nonconference victory over Waldorf (Iowa) to open the season Sept. 5. It expects a much tougher test from Franklin (Indiana) College in a rematch from the NCAA Division III playoffs last season. Read more >>
Evansville soccer remains unbeaten in RVC after tie against McFarland
- The Blue Devils couldn't convert a last-minute goal-scoring opportunity but moved to 4-0-2 in league play Read more >>
Craig volleyball passes rivalry test at Parker
- The Cougars settled in after losing the second set to a feisty Vikings team Tuesday night Read more >>
High five: Glowacki's field goal tops this week's standout moments
- PrepSpot's weekly look at five notable high school performances from this past week and what to watch for in the next seven days Read more >>
Parker great Mistie Bass ready for WNBA Finals
- Mistie Bass and the Phoenix Mercury open the best-of-5 WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Read more >>
Red Hawks grind out win in league opener
- Milton held on for a gritty 14-13 Badger South Conference victory over Madison Edgewood at Carl F. Anderson Field on Friday night. Read more >>
Craig volleyball team young but talented
- The Cougars, who boast just three seniors, opened Big Eight play with a sweep of Beloit on Thursday Read more >>
Parker volleyball laying building blocks
- The Vikings opened the Big Eight season with a loss at Middleton Read more >>
Prep Spotlight, Week 3: Conference football play arrives for most
- Week 3 of the high school football season has arrived and just four teams in The Gazette's coverage area remain unbeaten. Read more >>
Tyler Elliot, Cougars start fast to beat Vikings 6-1
- The Janesville Craig boys soccer team scored three times in the first nine minutes on its way to a Big Eight victory Tuesday Read more >>
Area volleyball teams gear up for season
- Coaches often say they don't know a lot about their teams until they get out on the field or court and face another team. On Friday, many area volleyball coaches learned a lot about their teams in a hurry. Read more >>
Craig rolls Parker in rivalry game
- Janesville Craig maintained its focus through a lightning delay at halftime to beat crosstown rival Janesville Parker 35-0 on Friday. Read more >>
Cougars come up clutch in third sets to beat Vikings
- The Craig girls tennis team beat crosstown rival Parker 5-2 in Big Eight play Thursday. Read more >>
Prep Spotlight, Week 2: Football rivals Craig, Parker face off
- Gazette Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry break down the crosstown rivalry game between Janesville Craig and Parker and other area Week 2 games. Read more >>
Ricky Williams scores five times in Edgerton win
- Williams’ final plunge, a three-yard burst with 22.8 seconds left, paved the way to a Crimson Tide victory. They outslugged a gritty New Glarus/Monticello team, 33-26, in a nonconference home victory. Read more >>
Watch as we preview HS football's week 1
- Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and sports reporter John Barry break down this week's matchups and the upcoming season in high school football. Read more >>
After three seasons of nearly making playoffs, Craig football looks to seal deal
- For three straight seasons, the Cougars have finished one victory shy of a potential postseason berth. Might 2014 be the year that they get over the hump? Read more >>
Parkview Vikings expect better football season
- Last season was the definition of a rebuilding year in Orfordville. The Parkview Vikings lost a talented senior class and were hit with low returning numbers. Read more >>
Clinton football takes it step by step
- Last year, the Clinton Cougars fought their way to their first playoff appearance in 13 years and won its first playoff game ever, going on the road to beat New Glarus/Monticello 26-14. Read more >>
Big Foot football looking to extend Rock Valley winning streak
- With nearly two decades of coaching experience, Greg Enz has landed jobs where his immediate motto was: Rome wasn’t built in a day. This is not one of those gigs. Read more >>
Optimism prevails despite abundance of inexperienced players on Evansville/Albany
- With 17 starters lost from a football playoff team a year ago, Evansville/Albany certainly hopes that is the case in 2014. Read more >>
Edgerton shooting for another playoff run behind Williams
- Edgerton spent decades playing the role of hunters. The Crimson Tide would love nothing more now than to settle into the position of being the hunted. Read more >>
Football record-breakers Ricky Williams, Derek Severson and Jesse Collins are back for more
- As juniors, Edgerton's Ricky Williams, Clinton's Derek Severson and Delavan-Darien's Jesse Collins took the area football scene by storm in 2013. As seniors, can they do it again? Read more >>
Youth Baseball finds success with Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken
- Group shifted focus more to tournaments in recent years Read more >>
Behm holds off Van Galder for crown
- Matt Behm won his fifth Janesville Men's City Golf title Sunday Read more >>