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Wisconsin Heights spikers struggle at own invitational


Olivia Buol and Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team went 1-4 at the Vanguard Invite last Saturday. Photo by Aaron Jacobus

It wasn’t quite the outcome they wanted in front of their home crowd.

But Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team hope they can build on their performance at their own invite.

The Vanguards went 1-3 at the Heights Invite last Saturday.

Battle royale


Coleman Frost (22) and the Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys soccer team tied Watertown Luther Prep, 2-2, on Sept. 20. This week, the Vanguards hosted Monroe on Monday and traveled to Cambridge/Deerfield Tuesday. Heights/Barneveld is then off until it hosts Lake Mills on Oct. 4 at 6:45 p.m. Photo by Aaron Jacobus

Coleman Frost (22) and the Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld boys soccer team tied Watertown Luther Prep, 2-2, on Sept. 20.

This week, the Vanguards hosted Monroe on Monday and traveled to Cambridge/Deerfield Tuesday. Heights/Barneveld is then off until it hosts Lake Mills on Oct. 4 at 6:45 p.m.

Rough night at the office


Derek Hilden and Sauk Prairie’s football team dropped a 21-0 decision to visiting Stoughton last Friday. After winning their season-opener, the Eagles have lost five straight games and are now 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the Badger Small Conference. The Eagles travel to Monona Grove Friday at 7 p.m. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Derek Hilden and Sauk Prairie’s football team dropped a 21-0 decision to visiting Stoughton last Friday.

After winning their season-opener, the Eagles have lost five straight games and are now 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the Badger Small Conference.

Sauk Prairie’s boys soccer team has up and down week

It was an up and down week for Sauk Prairie boys soccer team.

The Eagles dropped a 3-1 decision at Baraboo on Sept. 20. Sauk Prairie blanked host Monroe, 2-0, on Sept. 22, then the Eagles fell at Middleton, 4-0, last Saturday.

Here’s a recap of Sauk Prairie’s week:

Sauk Prairie’s spikers cruise past Baraboo


Sauk Prairie girls volleyball coach Amy Schlimgen (right) talks to Ellie Setterlund during a recent match. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Sauk Prairie’s girls volleyball team remains ranked No. 2 in the latest Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association Division 2 poll.

And the Eagles show no signs of slowing down.

In a relatively quiet week, Sauk Prairie made plenty of noise going to Baraboo and routing the host Thunderbirds, 25-6, 25-14, 25-14, on Sept. 22.

Sauk Prairie swimmers dunk Portage

Sauk Prairie’s girls swimming and diving team defeated Portage, 125-30, on Sept. 20.

The Eagles’ 200-meter medley relay team of Riley Talmage, Kaylee Oleson, Carly Coy and Ally Saladis was first, while the quartet of Ava Flanagan, Savannah Acker, Carly Schroeder and Kaya Howard was second.

Eagles’ girls shine at Baraboo, Reedsburg


SPEED DEMONS Sauk Prairie’s girls cross country team enjoyed a terrific week.

The postseason is right around the corner.

And Sauk Prairie’s girls cross country team has picked the perfect time to be running its best.

The Eagles won the Thunderbird Challenge in Baraboo on Sept. 20. Sauk Prairie then came back and finished second at the Reedsburg Invite last Saturday.

Eagles shine at conference

 Sauk Prairie’s girls tennis team finished in sixth place at the Badger Conference Tournament held Sept. 23-24 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. 

The Eagles’ solid finish allowed them to place third in the Badger West Conference behind Madison Edgewood and Oregon.

Football Vanguards survive

Wisconsin Heights football coach Cam Brown is a young, first-year boss.

He shouldn’t be keeping Rolaids in business just yet.

But there’s no doubt, Brown was reaching for antacid tablets plenty last Saturday.

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. 

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