Friday’s high school football schedule and rankings

Headlining Friday’s high school football schedule is a Big Eight Conference matchup between undefeated Verona and Middleton. Both teams enter with perfect 4-and-0 records hoping to expand a lead on third place teams Sun Prairie and Madison La Follette (3-0). All games listed begin at 7 p.m.

Big Eight Conference

Verona (4-0) at Middleton (4-0)

Madison West (2-2) at Madison La Follette (3-1)

Janesville Craig (1-3) vs Janesville Parker (1-3) at Monterey Stadium

Madison East (1-3) and Madison Memorial (1-3)

Beloit Memorial (0-4) vs Sun Prairie (3-1) at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School

Badger North Conference

Mount Horeb/Barneveld (1-0) at Waunakee (2-0)

Reedsburg (1-1) at DeForest (2-0)

Baraboo (0-2) at Sauk Prairie (0-1)

Badger South Conference

Monroe (2-0) at Milton (0-1)

Madison Edgewood (1-1) at Stoughton (1-0)

Oregon (0-2) at Monona Grove (1-1)

Inter-Conference Games

Portage (0-2 Badger North) at Fort Atkinson (1-1 Badger South)


Week 4 State AP Rankings

Large Division (enrollment 900 and up)

1. Kimberly (15), 4-0, 150, 1
2. Menasha 4-0, 129, 2
3. Middleton 4-0, 108, 3
4. Waunakee 4-0, 103, 4
5. Hudson 4-0, 93, 6
6. Brookfield Central 4-0, 69, 7
7. Mequon Homestead 3-1, 51, 8
8. Stevens Point 4-0, 45, 9
9. Oconomowoc 4-0, 33, 10
10. Verona Area 4-0, 14, NR

Others receiving votes:

Appleton North 7
Bay Port 5
Waukesha North 5
Sun Prairie 4
Menomonie 4
Wilmot 2
Chippewa Falls 1
Green Bay Southwest 1
Hartland Arrowhead 1

Medium Divison (enrollment 301-899)

1. Green Bay Notre Dame (12), 4-0, 147, 1
2. Waukesha Catholic Memorial (3), 4-0, 138, 2
3. Osceola 4-0, 113, 3
4. Pewaukee 4-0, 85, 5
5. Amherst 3-1, 72, 6
6. Little Chute 4-0, 71, 9
7. Columbus 4-0, 66, 7
8. Lodi 4-0, 56, 8
9. West De Pere 4-0, 32, 10
10. Freedom 3-1, 14, 4

Others receiving votes:

Mount Horeb/Barneveld 10
Kewaskum 8
Luxemburg-Casco 7
Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 3
Monroe 2
Rice Lake 1

Small Division (enrollment 300 and lower)

1. Fond du Lac Springs (15), 4-0, 150, 1
2. Darlington 4-0, 117, 2
3. Bangor 4-0, 106, 4
4. Lake Country Lutheran 4-0, 86, 5
5. Eau Claire Regis 4-0, 76, 6
6. Pepin/Alma 4-0, 63, 7
7. Stanley-Boyd 3-1, 52, 8
8. Edgar 3-1, 38, 3
9. Coleman 4-0, 32, 9
10. Fond du Lac Winnebago Lutheran 4-0, 30, 10

Others receiving votes:

Stratford 26
Pecatonica/Argyle 14
Spring Valley 10
Ozaukee 8
Hurley 4
Lancaster 3
Hilbert/Stockbridge 3
Markesan 2
Abbotsford 2
Glenwood City 1
Iola-Scandinavia 1
Random Lake 1

WIAA girls soccer: 12 locals make All-State Team

MILWAUKEE — After play in last weekend’s WIAA State girls soccer tournament, 12 Madison-area players were named to Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State teams.

1st Team

  • Jen Brien | Oregon F 12

2nd Team

  • Patty Grimmer | Madison West M 12
  • Grace Douglas | Middleton D 12

Honorable Mention

  • Savannah Cruz | Monona Grove F 12
  • Makena Fanning | Oregon F 12
  • Kate Melin | Verona F 12
  • Rachel Peaslee | Madison West F 11
  • Kristen Reikersdorfer | Middleton F 11
  • Sydney King | Mount Horeb M 10
  • Emily Krogman | Verona M 12
  • Abby Breitbach | Oregon GK 11
  • Jamila Hamdan | Madison Edgewood GK 10

WIAA girls soccer: area teams finish runners-up

MILWAUKEE — Madison West, Oregon, and Belleville/New Glarus all ended their seasons with runner-up finishes in the WIAA State girls soccer championships this weekend.

Division 1

Madison West 0, Divine Savior Holy Angels 1

  • DSHA picks up its second Division I championship in the last three years and the fourth overall. Madison West finishes runner-up for the second time in 12 State appearances.

Division 2

Oregon 0, Homestead 0 (Homestead 2-1 SO)

  • Allie Haddad and Jordan Ellerbrock scored shootout goals for Homestead after a scoreless 90 minute period plus 20 minutes of overtime.

Division 3

Belleville/New Glarus 0, Catholic Memorial 5

  • Catholic Memorial got three goals from Emily Cervantes to earn the win. Belleville/New Glarus was out-shot 31-4.

WIAA girls soccer: three area teams battle for titles

MILWAUKEE — The Belleville/New Glarus, Oregon, and Madison West girls soccer teams have advanced to Saturday’s State final matchups played from Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.

Division 3

Belleville/New Glarus vs Catholic Memorial (12 p.m.)

  • Belleville/New Glarus advanced to the State finals after defeating Seymour 1-0 on Thursday. Vanessa Narveson scored her 28th goal of the season in the 86th minute, finding space at the far right post. Both teams put up seven shots  during the contest.

Division 2

Oregon vs Homestead (3 p.m.)

  • Oregon makes a return trip to the State finals after wearing down Pulaski in a 2-0 victory on Friday. Jen Brien scored the first goal of the game at the 66 minute mark after juking past her defender. Brien then assisted Makena Fanning in her 74th minute goal to seal the win.

Division 1

Madison West vs Divine Savior Holy Angels (5 p.m.)

  • Madison West and Eau Claire Memorial played to a 1-1 draw in the semifinal round, getting an 83rd minute goal from Anali Osorio.  Both teams played two scoreless 10-minute periods, leading to a shootout, in which the Regents outlasted the Old Abes 5-3.

WIAA Girls Soccer: State Semifinal Schedule

MILWAUKEE — Three Madison-area girls soccer teams are still in the hunt for State championships, beginning with semifinal matchups Thursday night.

Division 3:

Thursday, June 16
Seymour vs Belleville/New Glarus (5 p.m.)

Division 2:

Friday, June 17
Pulaski vs Oregon (12 p.m.)

Division 1:

Friday, June 17

Championship games for division 3, 2, and 1 will be held on Saturday, June 18 at approximately 12:05 p.m., 3:05 p.m., and 5:05 p.m.

All games will be held at KOHLER Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. State championship games are broadcast on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Waunakee Comes Up Short In State Finals

By Eric Rogers
Mar. 20, 2016 12:11 p.m. CT
MADISON, Wis. — The Waunakee boys basketball team fell short of a State title during the WIAA Division 2 championship game Saturday at the Kohl Center.
Kaukauna’s hot shooting proved to be too much to overcome, beating Waunakee 91-62, the largest margin of victory in a Division 2 State final. That output was also the most points scored by a winning team in tournament history for Division 2.
The Galloping Ghosts were led by Jordan McCabe’s 24 points (8-15 FG, 4-9 3FG). McCabe also set a Division 2 State Tournament record with six steals. The Warriors’ leading scorer was Riley Freeman with 13 points (4-9 FG) and 10 rebounds.
Waunakee fell behind early, as Kaukauna built a double-digit lead using an 11-0 run the final 4:42 of the half. That carried into the second half where the Galloping Ghosts led by as many as 31 points.
As a team, Waunakee was held to just 30.3 percent from the field and 18.2 percent from beyond the arc. Kaukauna could do no wrong, hitting on 52.2 percent of its shots and 30.4 percent from distance.
It was the first State Championship for the Ghosts in their third appearance, while the Warriors fell short in just their second trip to State.

WIAA Girls Basketball: Verona And Mineral Point Crowned

By Eric Rogers
Mar. 13, 2016 1:21 p.m. CT
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Verona and Mineral Point girls basketball teams were crowned champions Saturday during the WIAA State Tournament held at the Resch Center.Division 1
The Wildcats took home their first championship in school history with a 52-46 win over Mukwonago in the Division I championship game. The Indians trailed early in the first half, but after a five-point surge, they took a 20-19 lead and held possession of the ball for the remaining two minutes (there is no shot clock in high school basketball) heading into halftime.
After falling in an eight-point hole heading into the second half, Verona responded with an 11-2 run, using a trio of three-pointers to take the lead for good.
Leading scorers: Alex Luehring (18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots), Grace Mueller (12 points, seven rebounds)Division 4
The Pointers set the pace early with a 28-22 halftime lead before eventually beating the Lancers of Kenosha St. Joseph 68-52 in the Division IV championship game.
A 10-3 Lancer run in the second half made it 31-30 Kenosha St. Joseph, but Mineral Point responded about halfway through with a 16-2 run, closing the game scoring 26 of the game’s final 32 points.
Leading scorers: Jessica Schultz (21 points, nine rebounds), Sydney Staver (20 points), Clara Chambers (18 points)

Verona, Three Other Area Girls Teams Playing For State Titles

By Eric Rogers
March 12, 10:28 a.m. CT
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Four Madison-area teams are playing for State titles Saturday night after Friday’s semifinal rounds from the Resch Center.
Division 1
Verona 69, Appleton North 41
The Wildcats shot a WIAA-record 27-35 (77.1 percent) from the field in the win over the Lightning, also setting a Division 1 record with 21 assists in the game.

Verona faces Mukwonago at 8:15 p.m.

Division 2

Stoughton 59, Onalaska 56
After getting down 31-27 early in the second half, the Vikings went on an 11-0 run to put away the Hilltoppers and advance to the State finals.

Stoughton takes on New Berlin Eisenhower at 6:35 p.m.

Division 4

Mineral Point 77, Regis 56

The Pointers had no previous State Tournament experience, but made 4 of 6 from beyond the arc in the first half to get out to an early lead. The Ramblers couldn’t keep up in the second half, only drawing to within nine points.

Mineral Point matches up with Kenosha St. Joseph Academy at 12:45 p.m.
Division 5

Barneveld 57, Clayton 46

The Eagles have been to State four consecutive years now and took a step towards a third straight championship after jumping out to a 9-0 lead. But the Bears came back early in the second half to take their own nine-point lead. Adjustments by Barneveld proved to be the difference as they advance to the finals.

Barneveld meets Assumption at 11:05 a.m.

WIAA Girls Basketball: Five Area Teams Advance To State

By Eric Rogers
Mar. 6, 2016 1:26 p.m. CT
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Five Madison-area girls basketball teams advance to the WIAA State tournament at the Resch Center after this weekend’s sectional finals.
Division 1
Verona Area (23-3) vs Appleton North (22-4)
March 11 | 6:35 p.m.

Division 2

Stoughton (24-2) vs Onalaska (21-5)
March 11 | 1:35 p.m.

Division 3

Madison Edgewood (20-6) vs Hayward (24-1)
March 10 | 1:35 p.m.

Division 4

Mineral Point (24-2) vs Regis (22-4)
March 10 | 6:35 p.m.

Division 5

Barneveld (27-0) vs Clayton (26-1)
March 11 | 9:05 a.m.

Edgewood Preps For WIAA State Hockey At Coliseum

By Sean ‘Snuff’ Smith  Thurs. March 3, 2016  11:43 a.m. CT   
MADISON, Wisconsin —  The Capitol City is bustling with Hockey fans as the Tourney brings High School players closer to their dream of a State Championship.  Quarterfinal action began today at 11 a.m. with Eau Claire Memorial vs. Antigo Co-op.  The Crusaders are appearing for the first time since 2010 this Evening.  Checkout who came to visit Kidd Snuff and the Benchwarmers: Just 2 Victories away from entering Saturday Afternoons Championship Game!  Follow along, get Tickets and full Schedule at
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