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All signs pointed to a potential magical season for the DeForest girls soccer team in 2020. The Norskies were coming off their first regional title since 2015 and were returning a talented senior group.

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Rachel Williams, a 2016 DeForest graduate, added to her list of accomplishments at the University of Oklahoma as the senior rower earned Academic All-Big 12 first team. It is the third straight year she has been recognized.

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The DeForest prep softball team has put together an impressive string of six straight Badger North Conference titles. The Norskies will not have the opportunity to add to the remarkable streak this spring, as the WIAA has cancelled the 2020 spring sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The scene was set for the University of Virginia baseball team and senior catcher Logan Michaels, a 2016 DeForest graduate, after jumping out to a 14-4 record. The Cavaliers were poised to make a run at an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title and appearance in the NCAA World Series, while M…

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It has been a while since DeForest baseball coach Harold Olson has seen the Norskies’ field look this great this early in the spring season, but for now, it sits unused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted all spring sports in Wisconsin.

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The DeForest prep wrestling team took small steps in the right direction this past winter. Despite a small roster, the Norskies were competitive, especially at the end of the season.

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The story of senior Adam Szepieniec has been an inspiration to many in the DeForest community and now the entire state of Wisconsin knows the challenges he has overcome.

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These are tough times for sports fans. Life would be a lot better if we got to watch the Milwaukee Brewers’ early-season rise to the top of the National League Central Division and the Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff drive to an NBA title, but that will have to wait as the sports world is on hold d…

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The DeForest boys basketball team will have to wonder what if for the rest of time. The Norskies were in the midst of one of the best seasons in program history when it was abruptly ended by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Former DeForest prep standout Aleah Grundahl made a great first impression in her first season with the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team.

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It was a long season in the Badger North Conference for the DeForest boys hockey co-op. The Norskies went 0-10 in conference play for a third straight year.

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The DeForest prep wrestling squad didn’t enjoy a lot of team success, but the Norskies had some talented wrestlers. The Norskies had three athletes earn All-Badger North Conference honors.

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The DeForest boys basketball team was in the mix for a Badger North Conference title all the way up to the final night of the season, but came up a game short.

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DeForest Area High School has its new man in charge of the varsity football program. Aaron Mack has been hired to lead the Norskies.

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DeForest Area High School has its new man in charge of the varsity football program. Aaron Mack has been hired to lead the Norskies.

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When the day started on March 12, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding not only high school sports in Wisconsin, but the well-being of citizens across the United State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Life has come full circle for 1997 DeForest Area High School graduate Richard Henert. After years working out of state, he is returning home to be athletic and activities director for his alma mater.

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After putting together its best performance of the season and earning one of the biggest wins in program history, the DeForest boys basketball team had its magical season come to an end when the WIAA canceled the rest of the postseason tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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STEVENS POINT — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association determined all remaining games of the State Girls Basketball Tournament, and the boys basketball sectional finals and the State Tournament will be canceled in response to the evolving concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

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With the DeForest boys basketball team on the brink of having its season come to an end, senior Trey Schroeder took it upon himself to change the fortunes of the Norskies in their WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal game with visiting McFarland.

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Junior Sydney Thompson set a goal of making it to the WIAA Division 1 state gymnastics meet in Wisconsin Rapids after watching her Waunakee-DeForest teammate Caylee Powers compete at the highest level last season. The motivation worked to perfection as the DeForest athlete competed on the ba…

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After a nail-biting victory over McFarland the night before, the DeForest boys basketball team was in command from start to finish in last Saturday’s 75-61 WIAA Division 2 regional final victory over host Monroe.

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After a nail-biting victory over McFarland the night before, the DeForest boys basketball team was in command from start to finish in Saturday’s 75-61 WIAA Division 2 regional final victory over host Monroe.

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While many will compare DeForest sophomore 160-pound wrestler Brody Hemauer to his brother, Jackson, who was one of the most decorated wrestlers in Norski history, he is on his own path to greatness.

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The DeForest boys basketball team did its part to have a chance at a Badger North Conference title by winning its regular-season finale against Mount Horeb on Feb. 27. But, the Norskies did not get the help they needed.

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Last season, the DeForest girls basketball team needed two buzzer-beaters to win a WIAA Division 2 regional title for the first time since 2014. The Norskies had a much easier time returning to sectionals this year.

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The 46th Annual American Birkebeiner was held in Hayward under ideal winter and snow conditions with over 7,000 skiers from 47 States and countries participating in multiple racing events last weekend.

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After dropping their conference showdown with Beaver Dam the week before, the DeForest girls basketball team looked to close out the regular season strong against Sauk Prairie on Feb. 20.

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The DeForest boys basketball team had a golden opportunity to put itself in great position for a Badger North title last week with key conference games against Waunakee and Reedsburg. The Norskies entered the week in second place, one game behind Waunakee.

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DeForest senior Ben Ramminger capped off his brilliant high school career by capturing two individual medals at the WIAA state boys swim meet in Madison last Friday.

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While team success was hard to come by for the young and short-handed DeForest wrestling team during the regular season, the WIAA Division 1 postseason gives the Norskies a chance to shine individually.