After going 5-9 and finishing fifth in the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League standings, four members of the Southwestern varsity girls' basketball team received postseason honors at the conclusion of this past season. Earning first-team all-conference honors from Southwestern was the team's leading scorer, senior Emma Droeszler. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
DARLINGTON – Lancaster guard Nathan Tranel scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter, including six during an 11-0 run to open the second half, to lift the #9-seeded Flying Arrows over #8-seed Darlington, 57-45, in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal boys' basketball game held at DHS on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
DARLINGTON – The Darlington girls' basketball team will head into the tournament riding a two-game winning streak after taking care of Southwestern, 53-37, in their SWAL finale at DHS on Thursday, Feb. 21.
MADISON - Just moments after pinning Westby's Ross Withington to win the 138-pound Division 3 state title, Iowa–Grant senior Tucker Sarbacker did what came naturally.
LIVINGSTON - Senior Logan Leverton was literally head and shoulders above the competition in last Tuesday's WIAA Divison 4 regional quarterfinal.
MINERAL POINT - Iowa–Grant's senior trio of Tucker Sarbacker, Derek Peat and Ben McFall, as well as sophomore Luke Nowak, are headed to state.
LANCASTER – Black Hawk sophomore Colin Novak was one of the few wrestlers without the name Lancaster, Mineral Point or Iowa-Grant/Highland written across the front of a singlet to advance to sectionals after finishing second in the 113-pound weight class at the WIAA Division 3 Regional Meet held at Lancaster High School on Saturday, Feb. 9.
MINERAL POINT – Darlington senior Cassidy Chambers scored the 1,000-point of her career on Friday night, but she would have liked to have had her Redbirds pick up the win instead.
RICHLAND CENTER - Iowa–Grant season Ben McFall fulfilled the first of his season-long goals Saturday by winning the 285-pound individual conference title at the annual SWAL/SWC Clash.
MINERAL POINT - As it is every year, the atmosphere at Friday's SWAL wrestling dual between rivals Iowa–Grant/Highland and Mineral Point was fitting of the championship showdown it was.
PLATTEVILLE – Riverdale erased a seven-point halftime lead by outscoring Darlington by a 19-3 margin in the third quarter, and the Chieftains held off a late push to sink the Redbirds, 50-46, at the seventh annual SWAL Basketball Jamboree held at UW-Platteville's Bo Ryan Court in the Williams Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 12.
MIFFLIN - In three quick games Iowa–Grant freshman Hailey Roth is making a name for herself.
DARLINGTON – Many of the Darlington players wanted to do something special to welcome back former assistant coach Matt Fink, so they went out and put together their best offensive output of the season en route to a 71-51 non-conference victory over Pecatonica in his homecoming to DHS on Thursday, Dec. 27.
DARLINGTON – Head coach Riley Fitzsimons had a lot to be nervous about heading into Darlington's make-up game with Mineral Point on Thursday night. How would his team respond to the early start time? How would his team handle the distraction of the holiday break? How would his team handle the pressure of a battle for second-place in the SWAL with their rivals from just up the road?
WHITEWATER - Five members of the Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling team placed in the top six and the Panthers finished 10th out of 43 teams at the two-day Mid-States Tournament this past weekend.
MADISON - Iowa–Grant's Derek Peat closed out his fine prep golf career with an 11th place finish at last week's WIAA Division 3 state golf tournament at University Ridge near Madison.
DARLINGTON - Outfielder Aric Geissbuhler smashed a grand slam home run to highlight a five-run fifth inning rally that sent the #4-seeded Darlington Redbirds flying past the #5-seeded Belleville Wildcats, 5-2, in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal game at Otto Ruf Field on Friday, May 24.
GALENA - The season came to an end for the Darlington Redbirds boys' golf team with a sixth-place finish at the WIAA Regional Meet hosted by Southwestern at the Galena Public Golf Course on Tuesday, May 21.
GALENA - Iowa–Grant senior Derek Peat is one solid round away from qualifying for a return trip to the WIAA State Golf Tournament.
FENNIMORE - Friday's WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal baseball game at third-seeded Fennimore figured to be an up-hill battle for Chris Rear's young Iowa–Grant ball club.
COBB - One big inning and the sizzling hot bat of senior Lachen Esters meant the end of Iowa–Grant's season.
CUBA CITY – The Cuba City softball team crammed a lot of games in on the diamond over the span of the past week, and they were rewarded for all their hard work with five victories in their six games.
Southwestern senior Katie Droeszler had a record-setting day at the plate this past Monday evening, going 5-for-5 with five runs scored and two RBIs.
Losses to Riverdale and Darlington last week left the Southwestern varsity baseball team with a Southwest Wisconsin Activities League record of 2-8 heading into their last three games of the regular season.
DARLINGTON – With conference meets and regionals just around the corner, area track and field athletes relished the opportunity to perform in the sunshine at Monday's Redbird Invitational.
COBB - Iowa–Grant's opportunity to pull into a first-place tie in the SWAL standings was short-lived.
DARLINGTON – The Darlington Redbirds boys' golf team competed in three SWAL meets over the past week and carded some consistent scores as just three strokes separated their final team score in those three matches.
DARLINGTON – After scoring 17 runs on 17 hits in a win over Southwestern a week ago, the Darlington baseball team found runs and hits a little harder to come by over their next three games as they managed just three runs on 10 hits in a trio of SWAL losses.
HAZEL GREEN – Darlington brought their bats with them to Hazel Green and knew just how to use them as they pounded out 17 hits, including six doubles, en route to a 16-10 SWAL softball victory over Southwestern on Thursday, April 25.
BOSCOBEL – Darlingon sophomore Jason Singer fired a five-inning no hitter with seven strikeouts and he helped his own cause by driving in four runs as the Redbirds opened SWAL play with a 13-1 victory over the Boscobel Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 16.