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State hockey moving to Middleton


Capitol Ice Arena, which is home to Middleton’s hockey team (above), is the new site of the WIAA boys and girls state hockey tournaments. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

The WIAA boys and girls state hockey tournaments are moving to Middleton.

The WIAA Board of Control approved an Executive Staff recommendation on Sept. 16 to move the tournaments to Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena effective in March, 2023.          

The WIAA and Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena agreed to a two-year term. 

Oregon rolls by Sauk Prairie


Jackson Breunig and Sauk Prairie’s football team fell to Oregon, 33-8, last Friday. Photo by Mary Langenfeld.

That fast start seems like years ago.

Sauk Prairie’s football team started the year with a bang, beating Baraboo in Week 1 and snapping a losing streak that lasted more than two years.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, they haven’t been able to find the win column since.

Heights/Barneveld soccer team go 1-1


Cayden Kennedy and the Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys soccer team defeated Columbus, 3-2, on Sept. 13. The Vanguards also dropped a 3-1 decision to Richland Center on Sept. 16. Photo by Aaron Jacobus

Cayden Kennedy and the Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys soccer team defeated  Columbus, 3-2, on Sept. 13. The Vanguards also dropped a 3-1 decision to Richland Center on Sept. 16.

Heights XC teams shine

The Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld girls cross country team finished seventh at the 13-team Boscobel Invite on Sept. 15.

The Vanguards’ boys finished in 10th out of 17 teams.

Heights spikers drop two


Emersyn Schaefer and Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team dropped matches to New Glarus and Marshall last week. Photo by Aaron Jacobus.

It was a tough week for Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team.

Marshall toppled the Vanguards, 3-1, on Sept. 13. And New Glarus bested Heights, 3-0, on Sept. 15.

Swimmers fall to Oregon


Carly Schroeder and Sauk Prairie’s swimming team fell to Oregon on Sept. 13. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Oregon’s girls swimming team raced past Sauk Prairie, 116-54, on Sept. 13

The Eagles had a pair of first place finishers. Savannah Acker was first in the 500-yard free-style, while Riley Talmage won the 100-yard breaststroke.

Eagles’ soccer team survives tough week


Angel Ibarra and Sauk Prairie’s boys soccer team went 1-1-1 during a busy week. Photo by Mary Langenfeld.

Sauk Prairie’s young and improving boys soccer team plays in a demanding league. And coach Drew Kornish makes sure the schedule is packed with challenges to get the Eagles ready for the postseason.

Last week was no different.

The Eagles went 1-1-1 overall and are now 3-2-3 on the year.

Wisconsin Heights toppled by DeSoto


Damian Henning and Wisconsin Heights’ football team fell to DeSoto last week. Photo by Aaron Jacobus

It came via land.

It came through the air.

And it never stopped.

DeSoto featured one of the most dynamic offenses Wisconsin Heights will see this season. And the Vanguards couldn’t slow the Pirates down.

DeSoto had three passing touchdowns, three rushing scores and toppled the Vanguards, 52-13, on Sept. 15.

Eagles’ tennis team splits a pair


Ava Andres and Sauk Prairie’s girls tennis team split a pair of matches last week. Photo by Mary Langenfeld.

Sauk Prairie’s girls tennis team split a pair of matches last week.

The Eagles defeated Reedsburg, 5-2, on Sept. 13. Oregon then upended Sauk Prairie, 5-2, on Sept. 15.

In the Eagles’ win over Reedsburg, they swept all three doubles matches and won two singles flights, as well.

Eagles’ spikers keep on rolling

They’ve jumped to No. 2 in the latest Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association Divi-sion 2 poll.

And after another terrific week, it’s easy to see why Sauk Prairie’s girls volleyball team is commanding so much respect.

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