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Friday, February 29, 2008

Badger advances on last-second 3

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Badger High student Cameron Volbrecht, center, celebrates his team's 65-62 WIAA sectional semifinal win over Janesville Craing in Fort Atkinson Friday. Badger won the game on a 3-point shot by Merritt with 4 seconds left in the game.
The Badger boys basketball team knew they didn’t have the size to match up with Janesville Craig.

If they were going to win their WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game in Fort Atkinson Friday night, they’d have to do it with hot shooting.

And sharp-shooting guard Jimmy Merritt saved his best for last, draining a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to defeat Craig 45-42.

In the other local Division 1 game, Elkhorn's season ended with a 52-48 loss at home to Verona.

The Badgers looked outmanned early, giving up a series of easy inside baskets to Craig.

But as Badger began to find their shooting touch, particularly from 3-point range, they began to climb back from an early deficit.

The score was tied at the end of 3 periods, and tied again with under a minute to play.

Badger controlled the ball, and the clock setting up Merritt’s last second heroics.

Badger moves on to face Verona in the sectional final at Elkhorn Area High School tomorrow at 7 p.m. A trip to next weekend’s state tournament is on the line.

East Troy rolls past Edgewood

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East Troy's Alex Bondar goes up for a shot during a 53-39 win over Madison Edgewood Friday night.

In Division 2, East Troy moves on to the sectional final in Sun Prairie Saturday following a 53-39 win over Madison Edgewood at Janesville’s Parker High School.

East Troy, which finished the season as the No. 1 ranked Division 2 boys team, will face Monroe, 45-25 winners over Wisconsin Dells.

Results: Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Div. 1
Elkhorn 48, Verona 52
Badger 45, Janesville Craig 42

Div. 2
East Troy 53, Madison Edgewood 39

Sectional final, Saturday, March 1, 2008

Div. 1
Badger v. Verona at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.

Div. 2
East Troy v. Monroe at Sun Prairie, 7 p.m.

Whitewater, Delavan-Darien girls basketball showdown

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The Delavan-Darien girls basketball team will face Whitewater for the third time this season, with the winner advancing to sectional play in Division 2 of the WIAA playoffs.

The regional final is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Badger High School.

The Southern Lakes Conference rivals split their regular season series 1-1, with Delavan-Darien taking the conference title with their win over the Whippets on the final game of the season.

In Division 4, Williams Bay advanced to the regional final against Burlington Catholic Central Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Clinton.

WIAA girls basketball regionals

Results Round 2, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008



Div. 2

Delavan-Darien 72, Union Grove 40
Whitewater 40, Whitnall 33

Div. 4
Williams Bay 36, Johnson Creek 31

Regional final, Saturday, March 1, 2008

Div. 1
Elkhorn at Verona, 1 p.m.


Div. 2
Delavan-Darien v. Whitewater at Badger, 1:30 p.m.

Div. 4
Williams Bay v. Catholic Central at Clinton, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Badger boys game moved to Fort Atkinson

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The Badger High School boys WIAA sectional game scheduled for Friday evening, Feb. 29 has been moved to Fort Atkinson.

The Badgers will face Janesville Craig, game time 7 p.m.

Elkhorn will still play Verona at home, but the start time has been moved to 7 p.m.

The winners of those Division 1 games will advance to the sectional final Saturday, March 1 in Elkhorn at 7 p.m.

Sectional semifinal

Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Div. 1
Elkhorn v. Verona at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.
Badger v. Janesville Craig at Fort Atkinson, 7 p.m.


Div. 2
East Troy v. Madison Edgewood at Janesville Parker, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Elkhorn girls advance to regional final

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The Delavan-Darien and Whitewater girls basketball teams kick off WIAA post season play Thursday after sitting out Tuesday's games with first-round byes.

Williams Bay will also play Thursday after a first-round win, and Elkhorn advanced to the Division 1 regional final Saturday.

WIAA girls basketball regionals

Results, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Div. 1
Badger 53, Westosha Central 54
Elkhorn 67, Burlington 56


Div. 2
Big Foot 53, Union Grove 58
East Troy 45, Whitnall 57
Delavan-Darien and Whitewater have first-round byes

Div. 4
Williams Bay 37, Maranatha Baptist 32
Faith Christian 63, Albany 65 in overtime

Round 2, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Div. 2
Delavan-Darien hosts Union Grove, 7 p.m.
Whitewater hosts Whitnall, 7 p.m.

Div. 4
Williams Bay at Johnson Creek, 7 p.m.

Regional final, Saturday, March 1, 2008

Div. 1
Elkhorn at Verona, 1 p.m.


Div. 2
Thursday game winners

Div. 4
Thursday game winners

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Badger, East Troy advance to sectionals

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The Badger High School boys basketball team won their WIAA Division 1 regional final Saturday with a 57-54 victory over Stoughton. The Badgers advance to sectional play Friday in Elkhorn where they will face Janesville Craig, a 53-47 winner over Westosha Central.

Elkhorn High School will also play on their home court Friday as they won their regional final 51-31 over Westosha Central. They'll face Verona in the 6 p.m. game.

In a Division 2 regional final, East Troy posted a comfortable win over Whitnall. The Trojans will face Madison Edgewood when the travel to Janesville Parker's gym Friday to begin sectional play.

In Division 4 play, Williams Bay's season ended with a 70-56 loss to Burlington Catholic Central.

Regional final results

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

Div. 1
Badger 57, Stoughton 54
Elkhorn 51, Kenosha Tremper 31

Div. 2
East Troy 64, Whitnall 42

Div. 4
Williams Bay 56, Catholic Central 70

Sectional semifinal

Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Div. 1
Elkhorn v. Verona at Elkhorn, 6 p.m.
Badger v. Janesville Craig at Elkhorn, 8 p.m.


Div. 2
East Troy v. Madison Edgewood at Janesville Parker, 7 p.m.


Friday, February 22, 2008

East Troy, Bay advance

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Top-ranked East Troy broke open a close game with a big third quarter to earn a 6 4 - 4 4 WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal victory over Whitewater on Thursday night.

The Trojans (19-2) led just 25-24 at half, then put the game away with a 27-9 run to earn a date in Saturday's regional title game against Whitnall (14-7) at Wilmot at 1 p.m. Saturday's winner advances to the Sun Prairie sectional.

Alex Bondar scored 11 of his 15 points in the third quarter and Kyle Jones added 10 of his team-high 24 during the same span as the Trojans beat the Whippets for the third time this season.

Miles Hookstead scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Whippets (11-11), but nobody else scored more than seven for Whitewater.

Williams Bay 71, Faith Christian 35-The top-seeded Bulldogs (20-2) had a double-figure scorer in each of the first three quarters and advanced to Saturday's regional title game where they will play second-seeded Burlington Catholic Central in a 5 p.m. game at Lake Geneva Badger High School.

Williams Bay, ranked No. 10 in Division 4, got 10 firstquarter points from Ben Miller, 10 second-quarter points from Andrew Martin and 11 third-quarter points from Damian Brellenthin.

Brellenthin finished with 17 points. Martin also had 17 points and added 15 rebounds. Miller had 11 assists to go with his 10 points. Michael Hanley also had 10 points for the Bay.

Josh Sass scored a gamehigh 18 points to lead Faith Christian (14-8).

Regional final

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, 7 p.m. (unless noted)

Div. 1
Badger hosts Stoughton (65-51 winner over Burlington). 1:30 p.m.
Elkhorn hosts Kenosha Tremper (60-47 winner over Janesville Parker)

Div. 2
East Troy v. Whitnall at Wilmot, 1 p.m.

Div. 4
Williams Bay v. Catholic Central at Badger High School, 5 p.m.

Comets may face Whippets for third time

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Friday's rematch between Whitewater and Delavan-Darien in a Southern Lakes Conference girls' basketball game may not be the last time the two teams see each other this season.

The Comets and Whippets are on a collision course to meet in the WIAA state basketball playoffs regional final March 1, if both teams advance that far.

Neither team should look too far ahead however, because both could face a Walworth County foe in Thursday's Round 1 game.

The winner of Tuesday's Big Foot, Union Grove game will travel to Delavan-Darien to face the Comets, while the winner of the East Troy, Whitnall game had to Whitewater.

WIAA girls basketball regionals, Round 1

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, 7 p.m.

Div. 1
Badger (12) travels to Westosha Central (5)
Elkhorn (6) hosts Burlington (11)


Div. 2
Big Foot (4) hosts Union Grove (5)
East Troy (6) travels to Whitnall (3)
Delavan-Darien and Whitewater have first-round byes

Div. 4
Williams Bay (3) hosts Maranatha Baptist (6)
Faith Christian (5) travels to Albany (4)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

East Troy hosts Whitewater in Round 2

The Badger and East Troy boys basketball teams were spectators Tuesday, having earned first-round byes in the WIAA boys basketball playoffs.

By the end of the night however, both teams knew who their round 2 opponent would be.

Badger will host Stoughton, a 65-51 winner over Burlington.

No. 1 seed East Troy will host Southern Lakes foe Whitewater after the Whippets defeated Delavan-Darien 49-39.

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Regionals, Round 1

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 7 p.m.

Div. 1
Elkhorn 58, Wilmot 45

Div. 2
Whitewater 49, Delavan-Darien 39

Union Grove 74, Big Foot 59

Div. 4

Williams Bay 52, Maranatha Baptist 34

Faith Christian 68, Parkway Christian 59

Regionals, Round 2

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, 7 p.m.

Div. 1
Badger hosts Stoughton (65-51 winner over Burlington)
Elkhorn hosts Kenosha Tremper (60-47 winner over Janesville Parker)

Div. 2
East Troy (1) hosts Whitewater (5)

Div. 4
Williams Bay hosts Faith Christian

Friday, February 15, 2008

Walworth County boys basketball post-season tips off Tuesday

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Tournament play in boys high school basketball tips off Tuesday with an eye to the WIAA state championship.

Badger High school in Division 1, and East Troy High School in Division 2 have first-round byes and will play Saturday, Feb. 23.

In games Tuesday, Feb. 19, Elkhorn Area High School, the No. 4 seed, hosts No. 13 Wilmot at home with tipoff at 7 p.m. The Elks are in Division 1 this year.

In Division 2, No. 4 Delavan-Darien hosts No. 5 Whitewater, with a 7 p.m. tipoff. The game is the only in-county showdown during first-round play

The only team looking for an upset will be No. 6 Big Foot which travels to No. 3 Union Grove for a 7 p.m. game.

In Division 4, No. 1 Williams Bay will host the winner of Saturday's play-in game between University Lake School and Maranatha Baptist.

No. 4 Faith Christian will host No. 5 Parkway Christian in a 7 p.m. game.

Regionals, Round 1

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 7 p.m.

Div. 1
Elkhorn (4) hosts Wilmot Union (13)

Div. 2
Delavan-Darien (4) hosts Whitewater (5)

Union Grove (3) hosts Big Foot (6)

Div. 4

Williams Bay (1) hosts either University Lake School or Maranatha Baptist.

Faith Christian (4) hosts Parkway Christian (5)
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