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The 37th Annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has officially cancelled the 2020 All-Star Games, benefitting Children’s Wisconsin of Wisconsin, and the All-Star banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JUNE 1-7

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Recent protests in the wake of yet another African-American man’s death at the hands of police have sent more shockwaves through the nation. Those protests, marches, riots and looting have occurred from within the very city where George Floyd died, Minneapolis, to as far away as California —…

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Troy Giesegh has had the interim tag removed and has been officially hired to be the new head boys hockey coach at Sun Prairie High School.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Beginning next year, high school basketball rules will further clarify when a contest is to be forfeited, including if a qualified individual is not present to coach. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock as well as a proposal to allow a shot clock by sta…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proud to host the 8th annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived on June 6-7 to encourage Wisconsinites to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin’s outdoors.

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MADISON — From his days growing up in Madison as neighbor to the Johnsons, time as a stick boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s, playing baseball and winning an NCAA title with Wisconsin hockey, his program support and inspiration, and his broadcasting work, Rob Andringa has long been the e…

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The most exciting time in the growth of a child is when they reach a new highlight in their life. Whether it be crawling, walking, or any new accomplishment in any sport, seeing the face of a child that has just experienced something new is a precious moment for all of us to witness and enjo…

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Sun Prairie’s Conner McKenzie performing traditional form Chung Mo at a Kicks Unlimited belt test.

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Today would have been the start of the WIAA spring postseason, and I for one was really looking forward to covering all the Sun Prairie teams on their quest for state championships. Over the past two months The Star headlines, from the front page to the sports section, have detailed the coro…

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Sun Prairie senior Hallie Wilkins announced on Twitter her plans on attending Edgewood College and will play for the women’s soccer team.

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After being named the 2019-20 Madison United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Bowlers Association Sandy Stanley Youth Female Bowler of the Year and to the MBA All-Area Female Team, Sun Prairie senior Erica Lohr signed a National Letter of Intent to bowl for Lewis University, in Chicago were sh…

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**This is a new weekly segment that will run in the sports section now until the end of summer. Here are some of the sports headlined stories that ran during this week in past editions of the Star Countryman and The Star during.

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The next biggest project at Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium at Ashley Field occurred last week as lights were installed. Construction is on schedule as the plan for completion in mid-August remains the goal, in time for the first football game between the Sun Prairie Cardinals and Hudson Raiders…

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Packers star Aaron Rodgers acknowledges Green Bay drafting a quarterback in the first round surprised him and complicated his hopes of playing his entire career with the same team.

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Sun Prairie junior Josie Halbleib will be attending Kansas State University following her senior year. Halbleib recently made the announcement on Twitter saying: "I am so excited to announce that I have committed to further my academic and volleyball career at Kansas State University!! Huge …

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Sun Prairie’s Sophie Fiske has been named the 2020 Division 1 Wisconsin Swim Coaches Association co-Swimmer of the Year.

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Growing up Conner Schneider honed his skills on the ice while playing in the Sun Prairie Youth Hockey Association. He’s hoping those early skills one day lead him to the National Hockey League.

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Back in the 1960s and 70s, 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 76er…

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference announced the hockey All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Monday as selected by the conference’s coaches and a media panel.

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While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins match, the sports calendar still remains mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events tha…

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brett Favre on Friday disputed a Mississippi state auditor’s report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn’t actually attend.

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The Northwoods League continues to closely monitor the developments related to COVID-19 and the different ways in which each sub-region in the Northwoods League is responding. Fan, player, and personnel safety remains our primary focus. Because the situation changes almost daily, and differe…

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Maddie Gardner has built up one of the more impressive résumés of anyone ever to play high school softball in the state of Wisconsin. But many years down the road, when she looks back on that prolific career, she’ll wonder how much more she could have accomplished.

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GREEN BAY – The 2020 NFL schedule has the Packers opening the regular season at the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in franchise history and closing in Chicago, with five big primetime match-ups along the way.