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Sun Prairie baseball outlasts Craig after wild first inning
- The Cardinals beat the Cougars 7-4 at Riverside on Thursday. Read more >>
WIAA membership sends multiplier idea to committee
- The state's schools voted to spend the next few months searching for the best option when it comes to a potential 1.65 enrollment multiplier for private schools. Read more >>
Van Zandt, Vikings deliver in Big Eight statement game
- Parker downed Middleton 11-0 in five innings in Big Eight baseball Wednesday. Read more >>
Sharpshooter Eric Burdette to enter Janesville Sports Hall of Fame
- After a prolific scoring career at UW-Whitewater in the mid-1990s, 1993 Craig High graduate Eric Burdette will enter the city's Sports Hall of Fame this year. Read more >>
After strong finish to regular season, Janesville Jets swept in playoffs
- The Michigan Warriors completed a sweep of the Janesville Jets in the first round of the NAHL playoffs Friday night. Read more >>
Craig's bats too much for Parker
- The Cougars knocked off the Vikings 19-2 in five innings in a Big Eight softball game. Read more >>
Jets looking to stave off elimination
- “It doesn’t matter if it’s the first game you steal (on the road) or the fifth game you steal, as long as you get the opportunity,” Joe Dibble said. Read more >>
Middleton tops Craig in Big Eight softball opener
- The Cougars never got the bats rolling in a 4-1 loss Read more >>
Craig softball team will rely on rookie pitchers
- The Cougars will start a pair of freshmen on the mound. Read more >>
New Parker softball coach preaches fundamentals
- The Vikings are set to open the season with new head coach Alli Driscoll. Read more >>
Janesville Jets set for NAHL playoffs
- Michigan native Alex Smith will be close to home as the Jets take on the Warriors to open a best-of-five series on Friday. Read more >>
NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld makes stop in Janesville
- The Gazette caught up with the commissioner of the North American Hockey League on Friday as the Janesville Jets hosted the Johnstown Tomahawks. Read more >>
Janesville Jets win back-and-forth affair
- Janesville faced a 3-2 third-period deficit Friday but scored the final two goals of the game to win 5-3. Read more >>
Janesville Craig player earns top Big Eight honor
- Janesville Craig's junior point guard Al Hughes also made first-team all-Big Eight along with Janesville Parker's Paige Smith. Read more >>
Newcomers send Warhawk women home
- Despite all their experience in the Division III Final Four, the UW-Whitewater women's basketball team couldn't overcome Whitman College in a national semifinal Friday night. Read more >>
Brodhead out in Division 3 semifinals
- In a matchup between undefeated, top-ranked teams in Division 3, Neillsville outlasted Brodhead in overtime to move on to the state championship game. Read more >>
Magical season continues tonight for Whitewater women
- The first step when it came to making a return trip to the Final Four was not to let this season be all about making a return trip to the Final Four. Read more >>
Warhawks begin title quest tonight
- UW-Whitewater faces Illinois Wesleyan in a national semifinal game tonight at 5 p.m. CT. Read more >>
Xtra Points: UW-Whitewater makes second straight Final Four

The UW-Whitewater women's basketball team returns to the Final Four on Friday night for the second year in a row.

Addition of Kristen Ruchti pays off for UW-Whitewater
- The Brodhead grad has helped lead the Warhawks to their second straight NCAA Division III Final Four. Read more >>
Janesville Jets prep for wacky weekend road series
- The Jets will play 2 1/3 games this weekend at Michigan. Read more >>
Xtra Points: Warhawk men talk Final Four

What's better than one Final Four? How about two?

The UW-Whitewater men's and women's basketball programs are both heading to the NCAA Division III Final Four this weekend, an impressive feat to be sure.

Oh, brothers: Elkhorn's Brysons help lead UW-Whitewater to Salem
- Senior guard Eric Bryson and younger brother, Drew, will play at the NCAA Division III Final Four with UW-Whitewater this weekend. Read more >>
Brodhead girls basketball team earns spot at state
- The Brodhead Cardinals beat Adams-Friendship 36-25 on Saturday and will play in the girls state tournament in Green Bay next week. Read more >>
Jets continue their ascent toward NAHL playoffs
- Janesville beat the Michigan Warriors 6-3 on Friday to continue its winning streak and its pursuit of the North American Hockey League playoffs. Read more >>
UW-Whitewater, Oshkosh face off on foreign ground
- The Warhawks and Titans play in a Division III NCAA Sweet Sixteen game in Indiana tonight. Read more >>
Brodhead girl's basketball team one win from state
- The Cardinals beat Whitewater 47-42 in a WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal on Thursday. Read more >>
Jets' Halladay signs with Minnesota
- Following in the footsteps of teammate Robin Hoglund, Jets goaltender Logan Halladay committed this week to play for the Golden Gophers. Read more >>
Evans, Warhawks on a roll
- The Warhawks counter with Beloit Memorial alum KJ Evans, another player capable of scoring at all three levels. Read more >>
Schumacher's long buzzer-beater lifts Craig over Parker
- The Cougars beat the Vikings for the third time this season and matched a program record with their 20th victory. Read more >>
State a learning experience for Blue Devils
- Evansville/Albany fell 65-6 in a state wrestling semifinal Saturday. Read more >>
Evansville/Albany wrestlers set for state debut
- The big picture will be on full display at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse on Saturday. Evansville/Albany will compete in the WIAA state team wrestling meet for the first time in program history. Read more >>
Janesville's Lemirande fulfilling lifelong dream
- The Madison Capitols. The Janesville Jets. The Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms.
Janesville native Conor Lemirande has been climbing the hockey ladder for years, and it paid off recently with the opportunity to play at the NCA... Read more >>
Out of Harms' way: Senior leads Milton to victory
- The Red Hawks went on the road to beat Delavan-Darien in a WIAA Division 2 regional basketball game on Tuesday. Read more >>
Battle royale on tap in competitive girls regional
- Five teams in a local Division 3 girls basketball regional—Brodhead, Whitewater, Clinton, Lakeside Lutheran and Marshall—have a combined record of 100-10. Read more >>
State wrestling: Meyer out but not down after final
- Though he was the state runner-up at 132 pounds, Evansville/Albany's Jordan Meyer came out of it satisfied with reaching the final match. Read more >>
State wrestling: Furseth travels bruising, bloody road
- Janesville Craig's 106-pound wrestler Airk Furseth wrestled six matches on his way to placing fourth in his weight class in the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling tournament. Read more >>
Spurts key Cougars' regional win
- Janesville Craig's boys basketball team topped Lake Geneva Badger in WIAA regional action Friday night. Read more >>
Whitewater seniors celebrate conference title
- The Whippets won a share of the Rock Valley North title on Senior Night on Thursday. Read more >>
Hoglund gets Golden opportunity
- Janesville Jets winger Robin Hoglund didn’t make a trip to the Twin Cities for a college visit, but that didn’t stop him from committing to play for the Gophers next season. Read more >>
Banks, Evansville top Brodhead to open tournament play
- The Blue Devils won for the eighth time in 12 outings on Tuesday. Read more >>
Xtra Points: What will you do with your Braun gear?
- With the MLB season right around the corner, how will you treat Braun, and any gear of his you might own, as he returns from his suspension? Read more >>
Team effort: Brodhead gains steam with win at Oregon
- The Brodhead girls basketball team earned a big road victory Monday night Read more >>
Janesville Jets' future hinges on lease
- The Janesville Jets hope a one-year lease with the city will give them time to solve attendance woes. Read more >>
Pressure defense keys Lake Geneva Badger win
- With a pivotal Southern Lakes Conference game upcoming against Wilmot, the Lake Geneva Badger girls basketball team smothered Elkhorn on Friday night. Read more >>
Power plays propel Janesville past Beloit Memorial
- The Janesville Bluebirds opened WIAA regional hockey play with a 7-3 win over the Beloit Memorial Purple Knights. Read more >>
Milton stumbles in team wrestling sectional
- The Red Hawks won't be going to state after losing, 29-25, at Stoughton on Tuesday Read more >>