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Sun Prairie PAC II baseball team posts two wins

The Prairie Athletic Club (PAC) II baseball team, coached by Peter Gumina, posted three victories and one defeat last week... Read More

Sun Prairie shocks West in girls soccer 1-0

Sun Prairie shocks West in girls soccer 1-0

The Sun Prairie girls soccer team scored in the third minute to hand Madison West its first Big Eight conference loss Thursday night, 1-0 at Mansfield Stadium.

Hannah Zacher got the early goal to put the Cardinals in front and it held up as Sun Prairie goalkeeper Courtney Craighead got the shutout for Sun Prairie

West is now 6-1-2 in the Big Eight. Sun Prairie improves to 5-3 in the conference.

Friday night, Madison Memorial (6-0-2) plays at Middleton (6-1). The winner gets the Big Eight conference championship.

Sun Prairie Summer Youth Cardinal Basketball Camps

Sun Prairie Cardinal Basketball Camps will be offered this summer and are designed for individuals to improve their fundamental skill sets as well as their team offensive and defensive concepts... Read More

Sheriff offers boating classes in Sun Prairie, Verona, Stoughton

Sheriff offers boating classes in Sun Prairie, Verona, Stoughton

The Dane County Sheriff's Department is offering multiple classes this summer throughout the area teaching boater safety. 

Two classes will be held in Stoughton, one beginning May 24 and another beginning June 8; the class in Sun Prairie is scheduled to begin May 18; and the Verona class begins July 8. 

Sheriff spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said lack of education was considered a factor in many of the 87 boating accidents last year. 

The classes are open to beginning and experienced boaters, Schaffer said Wednesday. The minimum age to attend is 10 and there is a $10 fee due the first day of class. 

Registration is available online at https://danesheriff.com/boatSafety.aspx

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Planning committee votes to support Ashley Field, awaits board input

The Sun Prairie School Board’s Planning Committee formally reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining Ashley Field as the high school's centralized competition field and outlined necessary steps needed to move forward with creating a formal improvement plan during a regular meeting Monday.

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the actions came after several years of discussion centered on maintenance needs and desired upgrades for the field, which has served as the high school playing field for many decades... Read More

Verona hockey defeats Sun Prairie

Verona hockey defeats Sun Prairie

The Verona boys hockey team is ranked second in the state and the Wildcats renewed its Big Eight rivalry with Sun Prairie Thursday night at the Eagles Nest.

This time it was an elimination game and the Wildcats got the first score at the mark. 

Verona's Brogan Baker picked his spot up top and snapped the puck in for the goal, making the score 1-0. 

Verona won 6-1. 

Verona will play Monona Grove Tuesday.

Watch highlights from the game: www.channel3000.com/sports/-/1612/24598054/-/12mso28z/-/index.html

New arena features NHL-size ice rinks, other amenities

A new two-sheet ice arena will open next weekend in Sun Prairie, according to a release.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 17 and then a grand opening event from 5-10 p.m. on Jan. 18, organizers said. Both events are free and open to the public.

The grand opening event will include open skating on both rinks, tours of the facility, door prizes, a silent auction, hockey and figure skating demonstrations, face painting and more, according to the release.

The 94,000 square-foot ice arena features 14 locker rooms, 2 concession stands, a skate rental room, a dance studio, meeting rooms and a family lounge, according to the release. It also features two NHL-size ice surfaces with seating available for more than 1,000 spectators in the Cardinal Rink and 600 in the Tubbs Rink.