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‘Birds zone in for a win at state

DARLINGTON – Darlington had not faced a 1-3-1 zone defense all season, but with that being Cameron's bread-and-butter the Redbirds worked all week on beating that defense.

March 23, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Destiny not on Darlington’s side in title game

DARLINGTON – It turns out it was not Darlington's destiny to win the Division 4 state title this year.

March 23, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


#2 Redbirds sink Pirates on the way to state

BARABOO – Darlington wasn't going to let it come down to a last-second shot for a second year in a row.

March 16, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington stopped just shy of Big Dance

BARABOO – After defeating the #1-seed in their regional bracket on the way to a regional title and then knocking off the defending Division 4 state champions for the program's first-ever sectional victory, all that stood between Darlington and a trip to the state tournament was #1-ranked and unbeaten Aquinas.

March 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington goes on the defensive to capture regional crown

DARLINGTON – Darlington turned to the defensive to capture its second straight regional title.

March 08, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Ubersox finishes 5th at state meet

MADISON – Darlington/Black Hawk's Kolbe Ubersox closed his sophomore season on the awards stand after finishing in fifth-place in the Division 3 132-pound weight class at the 2017 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Meet held at UW-Madison's Kohl Center on Feb. 23-25.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington runs down Riverdale for a perfect SWAL finish

MUSCODA – Darlington closed the first half with a 40-1 scoring run to pull away for an 86-46 victory over host Riverdale and finish off a perfect regular season at the Riverdale Middle School gym on Thursday, Feb. 23.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds vanquish #4 Vanguards to capture regional crown

MAZOMANIE – Darlington ran out to an early lead and never eased up, stunning the #4-ranked and top-seeded Wisconsin Heights Vanguards, 54-47, to capture a WIAA Division 4 regional girls' basketball title in a regional championship game held at WHHS on Monday, Feb. 27.

March 02, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Sarbacker, Peat finish second at state wrestling tournament

MADISON - Four of Iowa–Grant/Highland's state qualifiers reached the Division 3 medal podium Saturday, capping a successful weekend for the Panthers at the WIAA individual state wrestling tournament.

March 01, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Lady Bulldogs advance in Regional action

BOSCOBEL - The Boscobel Girls basketball team finished the regular season with a bang last Thursday night and gave the seniors a game to remember on Senior Night with a 67-27 win over the Southwestern Wildcats.

February 23, 2017 | | SWAL Conference


Bulldog boys take one win, lose another

BOSCOBEL - The stands were packed last Friday in the big gymnasium at Boscobel High School, as the Bulldog boys' basketball team hosted long-standing conference rival Riverdale for an exciting game.

February 23, 2017 | Erin Martin | SWAL Conference


Beinborn’s State bid ends at Sectionals

BOSCOBEL - For Boscobel's sophomore wrestler (152#) Chase Beinborn, dreams of competing at State ended with a fourth place finish at Saturday's sectional meet in Mineral Point.

February 23, 2017 | Erin Martin | SWAL Conference


Three Riverdale wrestlers State-bound!

MUSCODA - Riverdale had a great day on Saturday at the Mineral Point Sectional. Three wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Bradon Roen, Caleb Johnson and Brian Mathews combined to go 8-1 on the day to lead Riverdale to a fourth place finish out of 25 schools with only four entries.

February 23, 2017 | Jeff Campbell | SWAL Conference


Darlington locks up SWAL crown

LIVINGSTON – Iowa-Grant didn't make it easy for Darlington to earn their conference-clinching victory last Friday night, but when the final horned sounded the Redbirds had secured sole possession of the SWAL boys' basketball crown.

February 22, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Two WarBirds lock up berths at state wrestling meet

MINERAL POINT – Darlington/Black Hawk sophomore Kolbe Ubersox finished in second-place at 132-pounds to earn his second state berth and junior Tyler Mosley placed third at 170-pounds to lock up his first state berth at the 2017 WIAA Division 3 Individual Sectional Meet held at Mineral Point High School on Saturday, Feb. 18.

February 22, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


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Weather doesn’t dampen fine regional performances

CUBA CITY – After battling lightning, rain and technical problems throughout the meet, Monday's stormy weather eventually became issue enough to postpone the Cuba City ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington finishes seventh at SWAL Conference Meet

PLATTEVILLE – Darlington junior Brogan Evenstad finished in a four-way tie for fourth-place to lead the Redbirds at the 2017 SWAL Boys' Golf Conference Meet held ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds run away with a SWAL sweep

CUBA CITY –Darlington crowned seven conference champions on the way to winning the girls' team title for the second straight season, while the Redbirds claimed ...

May 25, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Walk-off win keeps Redbirds all alone atop SWAL standings

DARLINGTON – Will Schwartz singled home Jesse Sturtz with one down in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Darlington to a 5-4 come-from-behind SWAL ...

May 17, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Panthers clinch SWAL softball crown

FENNIMORE - The Iowa–Grant softball team clinched the outright Southwestern Wisconsin Activities League championship with a 12–1 victory at Fennimore last Thursday afternoon.

May 17, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Redbirds rally past Fennimore to grab SWAL lead

FENNIMORE – Darlington took over the sole possession of first-place in the SWAL baseball standings after rallying for three runs in the top of the seventh ...

May 11, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Lady Redbirds walk off twice with wins

DARLINGTON - The Redbirds were good to their last batter in a pair of home victories on the softball diamond last week.

May 11, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Iowa–Grant closing in on SWAL softball title

COBB - The Iowa–Grant softball team inched closer to the 2017 SWAL conference title with a dominating 12–2 win over visiting Darlington Monday afternoon.

May 10, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWAL Conference


Lady Zephyrs, Redbirds win titles at Becker Invite

CUBA CITY – Battling the cold and the wind along some stiff competition, the Darlington boys' and Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg girls' track and field teams ...

May 05, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds host SWAL Meet in the rain

DARLINGTON – A little rain couldn't keep the Darlington boys' golf team from getting in their SWAL Meet on Friday afternoon.

May 05, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Kelly’s clutch plays lift Lady Redbirds over Riverdale

DARLINGTON – Hannah Kelly used a pair of clutch plays– one with her bat and another with her glove– to lead Darlington over Riverdale, 9-7, in ...

April 27, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Darlington golfers open SWAL play with two meets

GALENA – Darlington junior Brogen Evenstad carded a pair of top 12 rounds to lead the Redbirds boys' golf team at the first two SWAL Meets ...

April 27, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds rout Riverdale, nip Pointers in SWAL play

DARLINGTON – Darlington ran their SWAL winning streak to four games by routing Riverdale, 14-2, in Muscoda on Tuesday, April 18, and edging Mineral Point, 3-2 ...

April 27, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Redbirds runner-ups at Platteville Relays

PLATTEVILLE – Darlington athletes teamed up to win nine events as the Redbirds earned a pair of second-place team finishes at the annual Platteville Relays held ...

April 27, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


Sturtz no-hits Bulldogs in Redbirds’ 3-2 win

DARLINGTON – Left-handed senior Jesse Sturtz fired a complete-game no-hitter and scored the go-ahead run during Darlington's two-run rally in the fifth inning as the ...

April 20, 2017 | Thomas Gunnell | SWAL Conference


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