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Lancaster boys topple first-place River Valley for first SWC win

LANCASTER – For the first time in 13 seasons, a Lancaster varsity boys basketball team came out on the winning end of a Southwest Wisconsin Conference contest over the Blackhawks of River Valley, as coach Brian Knapp's Flying Arrows picked up their first conference win of the season last Friday night with a 66-58 victory over visiting River Valley.

January 25, 2018 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


Flying Arrows pick up first league win

LANCASTER – Free throws played a major roll in the Lancaster varsity girls basketball team's first conference win of the season last Friday night, where they defeated visiting River Valley, 62-44, and improved to 1-5 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference play.

January 25, 2018 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


Hillmen swimmers place fourth at own invite

PLATTEVILLE - The Platteville/Lancaster boys swim team scored 273 points to place fourth out of six teams at Saturday's 33rd annual Hillmen Invitational at UW–Platteville.

January 24, 2018 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Braves finish third at own tournament

BELMONT - The Braves crowned two champions and placed seven wrestlers in the top 3 to finish third out of eight teams at Saturday's Belmont/Platteville Scramble.

January 17, 2018 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Hillmen block host Dodgers

DODGEVILLE - Most observers picked Dodgeville and Platteville to finish on top of the Southwest Wisconsin Conference in boys basketball this season.

January 10, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | SWC Conference


Jones, Dodgers topple top-ranked Platteville

DODGEVILLE - Sports fans love upsets … unless they are fans of the team that was upset.

January 10, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | SWC Conference


Lancaster's Hale takes fifth at Bi-State

LA CROSSE – Three wrestlers for the Flying Arrows placed among the top eight in their respective weight class at the always competitive 36th annual Bi-State Classic held last Friday and Saturday.

January 04, 2018 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


Hillmen go 2–0 at Candy Cane Classic

PLATTEVILLE - Platteville closed out 2017 with a ninth consecutive victory, toppling Barneveld 60–31 Thursday afternoon in its second game of the third annual Girls Candy Cane Classic.

January 03, 2018 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Top-ranked Hillmen keep on rolling

It was more of the same for the top-ranked Platteville girls basketball team last week.

December 20, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Number one ranked Platteville girls pummel host Lancaster

LANCASTER - The Platteville girls basketball team successfully defended their number one status with a 62–33 road win in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference boys'–girls' doubleheader at Lancaster Friday night, in their first contest since being voted the top team in the state in Division 3.

December 14, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Platteville bounces back from first loss

LANCASTER - Three nights after suffering its first loss of the season, Platteville got back on track with a 56–47 Southwest Wisconsin Conference road Friday night at Lancaster in the first game of SWC boys'–girls' double header.

December 14, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Lancaster wrestlers win Black Hawk Invitational

SOUTH WAYNE – With 223 total points, the Lancaster wrestling team took top honors at last Saturday's Black Hawk Invite, finishing 26 points ahead of the second-place team from Darlington/Black Hawk.

December 07, 2017 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


Arrows steamroll Timberwolves

LANCASTER – For 13 of the past 16 years, Lancaster and River Ridge have kicked off the boys basketball season together, making it tradition to play the first game of the season against one another.

November 30, 2017 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


Balanced attack leads new-look Hillmen

Platteville must replace a trio of all-conference performers from last year's 16–9 team that won the program's first regional title since 1997.

November 29, 2017 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


A Record-Breaking Run

LANCASTER – Entering his sophomore season as the starting fullback for the Lancaster Flying Arrow football team, Evan Gates pinned a single sheet of paper to his bedroom wall.

November 24, 2017 | A.J. Gates | SWC Conference


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State champion

LA CROSSE - Platteville junior Austin Jentz completed his 2019 season sweep of every discus competition he entered to become the 87th Hillmen athlete to take ...

June 06, 2019 | By Jason Nihles and Brian Molle | SWC Conference


Champion Hillmen finish a perfect 10–0 in SWC

PLATTEVILLE - The Platteville/Lancaster girls' soccer team made it a perfect 10-for-10 and won a fourth straight Southwest Wisconsin Conference title with Senior Night a ...

May 29, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Hillmen play extras in four straight

Platteville's recent string of extra-inning games and walk-off finishes has to be some kind of record.

May 22, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Platteville golfers win SWC title

VIROQUA - The Platteville boys golf team made their inevitable conference title official with a 35-stroke victory over runner-up River Valley at last Wednesday's Southwest ...

May 22, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Throwers lead Hillmen sweep of SWC titles

LANCASTER - On Feb. 15, at the Platteville Track spring organizational meeting, the boys and girls team both set a goal to win the conference championships.

May 22, 2019 | | SWC Conference


Platteville's Sami Martin makes her college choice

Platteville junior Sami Martin has made her decision.

May 22, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


72 holes: Hillmen win five events in five days

PLATTEVILLE - The Platteville golf team has the busiest week in school history, and quite possibly its most successful.

May 16, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Platteville/Lancaster soccer on a roll with 3 straight SWC wins

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - The Platteville/Lancaster girls soccer team is on a roll.

May 02, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Hillmen rally past Arrows

PLATTEVILLE - On the verge of a third straight Southwest Wisconsin Conference loss, Platteville came alive.

May 02, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


Platteville wins Lancaster Early Bird Invitational

LANCASTER - Two more meets, two more team titles.

April 18, 2019 | Jason Nihles | SWC Conference


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