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The Icebergs girls high school hockey co-op was an enjoyable experience for former Monona Grove High School athlete Brynn Weaver, as she scored 16 goals and had 11 assists in 41 games as a sophomore and junior.

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Mady Davis-Troller has been a determined competitor and an important leader for the Monona Grove High School volleyball team.

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The Indiana University men’s swimming team had finished third in the Feb. 29 Big 10 tournament at its own pool in Bloomington and was preparing for the NCAA Division 1 championship in Indianapolis when the COVID-19 pandemic began its stampede across the globe.

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One of the Monona Grove High School football team’s more reliable receivers has signed a letter of intent to play at UW-Oshkosh.

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Former Monona Grove High School athlete Henry Carman feels very blessed and fortunate these days, even though his life didn’t turn out the way he expected.

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Monona Grove High School senior Madeline Davis-Troller signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Wesleyan University in Connecticut, an NCAA Division 3 institution. Davis-Troller plans to major in chemistry and Spanish, and minor in neuroscience.

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Avid golfers in McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove had to be breathing a sigh of relief April 24 when their favorite local golf courses opened after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay closed.

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A decade after retiring as head coach of the Monona Grove High School girls soccer team, Jeff Vitense almost has a photographic memory of six special seasons from 2000-05 when the Silver Eagles were virtually unbeatable in the postseason.

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It was a decision that was not unexpected, but it was still a punch in the gut to athletes who play spring sports at Monona Grove and McFarland high schools.

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When Natasha Lippitt – now the head coach of the Monona Grove High School girls soccer team – was part of the Silver Eagles state championship run of 2001-03, she always remembered what her parents told her about those special years and how they would stick with her into adulthood.

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A freshman participating in her first women’s college golf tournament is going to be nervous the first time. But, former Monona Grove High School athlete Klairissa O’Reilly-Dye kept the jitters under control and played three straight days of 18 holes at the Whitetail Golf Course near Colfax …

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There will be no sports this spring for McFarland and Monona Grove high schools.

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Golf courses around the state of Wisconsin are expected to open Friday, April 24, one month after Gov. Tony Evers ordered they remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monona sixth-grader Mike Braun was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Bucks when the team won its only NBA championship in 1971. But he might have had just as much fun listening to tape recorded broadcasts by the team’s play-by-play announcer, Eddie Doucette.

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Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the NBA was not the hottest ticket in town as Major League Baseball and pro football had far more followers. Thus, some NBA teams tried to sell tickets by playing in cities surrounding their home base. For example, in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76…

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Monona Grove High School athlete Jennifer Gorton has been named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All Star Team. Gorton will be a member of the South team for Division 2.

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Monona Grove High School senior Garrett Hanson earned a spot on the All-Badger South Conference second team for defense in 2019 after 38 total tackles, six for loss of yardage, and 2.5 sacks. Much of his success could be attributed to powerlifting, which he took up as a sophomore.

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Mike Braun probably didn’t care that in 1971, the 26th Amendment that lowered the voting age to age 18 was ratified, “The French Connection” won the Oscar for best picture and President Richard Nixon put a 90-day freeze on wages and prices.

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If golfers, tennis players and softball teams from Monona Grove and McFarland high schools qualify for state tournaments this spring, they will not be playing at UW-Madison owned property.

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Monona, Cottage Grove and McFarland Home Talent League baseball players will have to wait until June 7 to begin the Sunday League season.

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Bob Blakley was playing softball Friday, June 28, of last year when his world suddenly changed. While chasing for a fly ball, his left foot became entangled in the fence.

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It was April Fools’ Day, but there was no joke when Milwaukee’s sports landscape changed forever April 1, 1970.

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His teammates and coaches affectionately call him Gilby, but by the end of the 2019-20 season, everyone knew the full name of Monona Grove High School boys hockey senior goalie Andrew Gilbertson.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) forced Gov. Tony Evers to close all Wisconsin schools March 16 to reduce spread of the disease. Practices and games for spring sports have been suspended by the WIAA.

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A pack of Monona Grove High School athletes gathers at one end of a hallway while strength and conditioning coach Andy Bellamy stands at the other end with a clipboard and stopwatch.

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STEVENS POINT — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control voted to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and to delay making a determination on the continuation or cancellation of the spring sports seasons and tournaments at a special meeting today.

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The McFarland junior can add another success to his resume as he was named to the All-Badger South Conference Wrestling first team at 152 pounds.

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It’s been more than three years since junior Peighton Nelson first stepped on the basketball court for Monona Grove High School girls basketball coach Tyler Kuehl, and all she has done is get better every season.

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With the graduation of Caden Nelson, the 2018-19 Badger South Conference player of the year, Monona Grove High School basketball coach Dan Zweifel needed a point guard this season with the gumption to drive to the hoop and draw fouls.

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The words of McFarland athletic director Paul Ackley rings true for all coaches in spring sports, which have been suspended after area schools were shut down due to the escalating fears of COVID-19.

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McKenna Warnock, a dominant force on the Monona Grove High School girls basketball and volleyball teams, got her women’s college basketball career off to a great start this season at the University of Iowa.

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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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The time is here for March Madness and the high school and college basketball playoffs. Everyone talks about the brackets, the players, the coaches and the teams vying for a title.

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The game plan was to minimize the impact of Cael McGee and Adam Hobson when the Monona Grove High School boys’ basketball team played its March 6 WIAA Division 2 regional game at Stoughton. It made sense since McGee and Hobson scored 94 points combined in two regular seasons against the Silv…

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It’s one of the most dreadful things an athlete can experience: a traumatic knee injury leading to hospital stays, months of rehabilitation and uncertainty of what will happen in the future.

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Last season was a banner year for the Monona Grove High School gymnastics as Peyton Jenks-Recker won the WIAA Division 2 state title in the vault. The Silver Eagles took fourth place in the Mount Horeb sectionals with better than 130 points.

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The Icebergs girls high school hockey co-op, which came up with a surprise victory at Onalaska in the first round of the WIAA regional tournament, couldn’t pull off the same magic Feb. 25 against the Cap City Cougars at the Sun Prairie Ice Arena.

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He may have been the first athlete in Monona Grove/McFarland wrestling co-op history to earn a spot at the WIAA Division 1 tournament, but that’s not enough for the 152-pound McFarland junior Zach Gunderson.

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Reality was starting to set in for Jadee Christiansen and Kayleigh Zank as both stood out outside the Monona Grove High School girls basketball locker room at DeForest on Feb. 29.

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It was just two years ago when the Monona Grove High School boys basketball team eliminated Stoughton in the 2018 WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game in Sun Prairie after a 58-47 victory.

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Sophomore Cameron Tejeda departed the UW-Madison Natatorium Friday, Feb. 21, with three medals, one each for the top six finishes he had during the WIAA Division 2 boys state swimming tournament.

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Junior Ellie Van Veghel had the best performances for the Monona Grove High School gymnastics team, which finished seventh at the Feb. 22 Badger Conference in Waunakee.

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The road to any state tournament in Wisconsin is never easy to travel, but McFarland junior Zach Gunderson will be finding his way to the Kohl Center to compete against the state’s top wrestlers.

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The perimeter shooting was working for the Monona Grove High School girls basketball team, but the foul line proved to be its downfall as the visiting Oregon Panthers defeated the Silver Eagles 68-65 in a Badger South Conference battle Thursday, Feb. 20.

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Head coach Zoe Kurth has guided the Icebergs girls high school hockey co-op to its first playoff win since 2015.

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High-scoring junior forward Brady Welsch scored a three-goal hat trick and earned two assists as Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs ended the Monona Grove High School boys hockey season with a 10-0 win in a first-round, WIAA Division 2 tournament game Thursday, Feb. 20.

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In close basketball games, making free throws down the stretch and staying out of foul trouble can offer influence the outcome. That was the case Feb. 22 when the Monona Grove High School boys basketball team took on non-conference Slinger in the Badger/North Shore Classic at Beaver Dam High…