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Sun Prairie Baseball Shuts Out Madison West

The top two teams in the Big Eight Conference baseball standings met on Wednesday, but the game wasn't as close as you might think.

Sun Prairie shut out Madison West 8-0 at Summit Credit Union Field in Sun Prairie.

The Cardinals were up 3-0 in the fifth inning, when the Regents loaded the bases, but Sun Prairie's Logan Mara got a called third strike to end the threat.

Sun Prairie broke the game open in the bottom half of the inning, scoring five runs.

Sun Prairie remains unbeaten and alone in first place in the Big Eight Conference.

Local Golfer Shines In MG Invitational Despite Weather

Local Golfer Shines In MG Invitational Despite Weather

Marquette University's high school golf team finished in first place in the Monona Grove Invitational at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove on Thursday.

Marquette shot a combine 291 to win the tournament. Waunake topped Edgerton by four shots. Reedsburg finished in fourth place. Oregon finished in fifth place and the host team Monona Grove finished in sixth place.

Invidual Results:

  • R.J. Budd, Sauk Prairie
  • Jack McKinney, Marquette
  • Zach Gaugert, Waunakee
  • Andrew Morrison, Edgerton
  • Tyler Schmidt, Jefferson
  • Luke Rhyner, Marquette
  • Keegan English, Marquette
  • Henry Klongland, Stoughton
  • Colin Lane, Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie Man's Dream Turns Into Fundraiser

Sun Prairie Man's Dream Turns Into Fundraiser

Bicycling enthusiast, Jamie Dressel, 39, of Sun Prairie, dreamed of completing the cross-country trek known as the Southern Tier Bicycle Route.

After almost 20 years of work, Dressel's employer closed it's doors and he was out of a job. But instead of getting down, Dressel decided to map his route and in the process help others.

Dressel reached out to the local March of Dimes chapter to discover how his planned journey could work to bring awareness to the organization’s mission -- and change the future for families across the nation.

Dressel’s 3,092.5 mile trek will begin Sunday, April 17 in St. Augustine, Florida. He will travel through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with a final destination of San Diego, California.

Sun Prairie Junior Pitches No-Hitter

Sun Prairie junior Nate Hoffmann pitched a no-hitter Wednesday as they team defeated Waunakee.


Big 8 Girls Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced

Big 8 Girls Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced

1st TEAM

  • Kerry Gardner -Sr , G - Middleton (Player of the Year)
  • Makailah Dyer -Jr, G - Madison East
  • Amanda Hamilton - Sr, G – Janesville Craig
  • Ashley Bartow - Jr, F/G - Verona
  • Danielle Flood - Sr, G - Janesville Parker

2nd TEAM

  • Nyakour Deang - Sr, F –Madison East
  • Adrianna Stephens - Sr, G - Madison La Follette
  • Rachael Eklund - Sr, F - Middleton
  • McKayla Yentz - So, F - Sun Prairie
  • Emily Hinman - Sr, F – Janesville Craig

3rd TEAM

  • Ashley Hartwig - So, F - Janesville Parker
  • Clare Gloede - Jr, G – Madison La Follette
  • Domonique Golz - Sr, F/G - Madison Memorial
  • Kirsten Gunderson - Jr, F/G - Middleton
  • Rachel Cropp - Sr, G - Verona

Honorable Mention

Sun Prairie Teacher Chosen For Kohl Teacher Fellowship

Sun Prairie Teacher Chosen For Kohl Teacher Fellowship

Marsha Herman, a first grade teacher at Westside Elementary School, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2011 Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship.  

The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin. 

Its goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. Annually, the Herb Kohl Foundation awards 100 Wisconsin teachers with $1,000 Kohl Fellowship grants, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school receives a matching $1,000 grant.

Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring. 

Background on the Kohl Teacher Fellowship program is available at www.kohleducation.org/teachers.

2010-11 All-Conference Boys Big 8 Hockey Team Announced

2010-11 All-Conference Boys Big 8 Hockey Team Announced


Position           Name                           Grade              School

Goalie              Zach Woodman          12                    Beloit

Defense           Ron Lindgren              11                    Janesville**