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After devastating explosion, four Sun Prairie football players will play in WFCA All-Star Game Saturday Video included

On the campus of the University of Whitewater, some of the seniors from southern Wisconsin from last football season are spending their week. They're getting ready for the WFCA All-Star Game. Four players from Sun Prairie, are representing their home town this Saturday, and this year it has a different feeling after a devastating explosion to their community last week.

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"King of the Trenches" celebrates high school linemen Video included

Any football player will tell you that the offensive and defensive linemen are the unsung heroes of a team. They don't get much credit, but an event is trying to change that - even if just for a day. 

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Sun Prairie's Jalen Johnson grows as a player and as one of the nations top recruits Video included

At 16-years-old and 6-foot-8, Jalen Johnson is not only becoming the best high school player in Wisconsin, but also in the country for the class of 2020, now let the recruiting begin.

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Stoughton's Hunter Lewis heads to Croatia for Cadet World Championships Video included

Wrestling practice one morning, and board five different flights halfway across the world the next. Stoughton senior Hunter Lewis has traveled the world to wrestle and this week he's adding another country to his list for the Cadet World Championships in Croatia. 

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Oregon girls soccer falls in WIAA D2 Championship Video included

After a hard fought battle, the Oregon girls soccer team fell in the Division 2 state championship game, 2-0 to Brookfield Central, on Saturday.

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Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld and Sugar River both fall in semifinals of state soccer

Day two of the WIAA State Girls Soccer Tournament didn't go well for Madison area teams. In Divisions 3 and 4, Sugar River (Belleville/New Glarus) and Wisconsin Heights were shut out in their games having their seasons come to an end. 

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Waunakee wins first baseball state title Video included

For the first time in school history, Waunakee is celebrating a baseball state championship. The Warriors edged Arrowhead 3-1 in the WIAA Division 1 title game. 

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Oregon soccer advances to state championship game Video included

For the third time in four seasons, the Oregon girls soccer team will play in the state championship game. The Panthers beat New Berlin Eisenhower 2-0 in the WIAA Division 2 semifinals. 

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Oregon soccer returns to state for fourth straight year Video included

The Oregon girls soccer team is back in familiar territory. They will compete in the WIAA State Tournament in Milwaukee for the fourth consecutive season when they face New Berlin Eisenhower in the Division 2 semifinals. 

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Jefferson slugs past Mosinee in state semifinals

The Jefferson baseball team used an 11-run third inning to roll past Mosinee 14-2 in five innings in the WIAA Division 2 semifinals. 

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Ithaca baseball falls in state semifinals Video included

The Athens baseball team scored three runs in the sixth inning to rally past Ithaca 3-1 in the WIAA State Tournament. 

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Mineral Point baseball falls in first state appearance Video included

The Mineral Point baseball team's first trip to state was shorter than they would have liked. The Pointers fell to St. Mary Catholic 4-0 in the Division 3 semifinals. 

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Thorp baseball rallies late to beat Johnson Creek Video included

Thorp scored two runs in the seventh inning to slip past Johnson Creek 6-5 in the WIAA Division 4 State Baseball Tournament. 

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Waunakee baseball advances to state title game for first time since 1978 Video included

The Waunakee baseball team will play for a state championship for the first time in school history. The Warriors advanced to the title game by edging Green Bay Preble 3-1 in 11 innings. 

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Janesville Craig baseball rolls in state opener Video included

The Janesville Craig baseball team had little trouble rolling past Milwaukee King 8-0 in the WIAA Division 1 State Quarterfinals. 

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Waunakee baseball team beats Eau Claire North in state opener Video included

The Waunakee baseball team had a roller coaster ride in the first game of the WIAA State Tournament but came out with a 12-8 victory over Eau Claire North. 

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Mineral Point is on point and headed to the state tournament Video included

The Mineral Point baseball team is young but getting hot down the stretch of the season on their way to the school's first ever WIAA State Baseball Tournament berth on Wednesday. 

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Waunakee baseball returns to state Video included

For the first time in school history, the Waunakee baseball team is making a second straight trip to the WIAA State Tournament. 

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Janesville Craig baseball has high expectations for State tournament berth Video included

With a 22-5 record, the Janesville Craig Cougars are one of eight high school baseball teams in Division 1 still playing in the state. The Cougars are making their third trip to State in the last four seasons.

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Sun Prairie wins first WIAA softball championship Video included

The Sun Prairie softball team won its first state title on Saturday night, taking down Burlington, 7-1, in the D1 championship.

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Edgewood wins WIAA D2 boys' tennis title Video included

The Edgewood boys' tennis team edged out a 4-3 victory on Saturday over University School of Milwaukee, to win the 2018 WIAA D2 championship.

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Poynette takes home another D3 softball state title Video included

The Poynette Pumas won their programs fourth WIAA State Softball Championship Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win over Tomahawk at Goodman Diamond on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. 

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Portage softball drops WIAA semifinal to Whitnall Video included

The Portage softball team lost a heartbreaker in the WIAA Division 2 semifinal on Friday night, 2-1, to Whitnall.

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Sun Prairie softball beats Menomonee Falls in extra innings Video included

The Sun Prairie softball team is headed to the state championship game after surviving a nine-inning showdown with Menomonee Falls in the WIAA Division 1 semifinals. The Cardinals won 9-5.

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Poynette softball survives marathon against Westfield Video included

The Poynette softball team survived a marathon extra-inning battle with Westfield 4-3 in the WIAA Division 3 semifinals. 

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Local teams advance to girls soccer sectional finals Video included

Several local soccer teams are headed to the WIAA girls soccer sectional championship game after posting semifinal victories on Thursday. Here's some scores of local interest.

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Sun Prairie softball wins state opener Video included

The Sun Prairie softball team had a roller coaster ride but came out victorious in the WIAA State Tournament opener. The Cardinals beat Appleton North 8-4 in the Division 1 quarterfinals.  

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Sun Prairie softball returns to state Video included

For the second straight season, the Sun Prairie Cardinals have earned a berth in the WIAA State Softball Tournament. Their trip last year ended in the first round with a 6-0 loss to Stevens Point providing the motivation for this season. 

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Southern Wisconsin products selected in MLB Draft Video included

The Major League Baseball draft ended Wednesday with three local products being selected.

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Local baseball teams punch tickets to WIAA State Tournament Video included

Multiple local high schools punched their tickets to the WIAA State Baseball Tournament next week in Grand Chute. The tournament runs Tuesday-Thursday. Here's some sectional championship scores of local interest.

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Boys state golf concludes with back-to-back titles for Madison Edgewood Video included

The Madison Edgewood boys golf team repeated at the Division 2 champions Tuesday afternoon at University Ridge Golf Course with a first place finish, 39 stroke lead.

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Edgewood boys golfers leading after first day of state tournament Video included

The Edgewood boys golfers are well positioned to repeat as state champions. The Crusaders shot +15 as a team. They have a 23-stroke lead after the opening day of the WIAA Boys State Golf Tournament. 

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Memorial's Tegtmeier wins D1 Singles state title Video included

On the final day of the season, Madison Memorial senior Colt Tegtmeier ended his high school tennis career winning the Division 1 Singles state title Saturday afternoon at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison over Neel Raut from Oshkosh West.

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Cambridge claims Division 3 boys title, Benton claims girls championship at state track and field Video included

Several individuals, and the Cambridge boys team came away with state titles on Saturday on the final day of the WIAA State Track and Field Meet on the campus of UW-La Crosse. 

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Local stars claim state titles on Day 1 of the WIAA Track and Field Meet Video included

Several local high school athletes brought home state championships on the first day of the WIAA State Track and Field Meet. 

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WIAA girls soccer scores from May 31 Video included

Here's some local scores from the WIAA girls soccer playoffs on May 31st. 

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High school baseball scores from May 31

Here's some local scores from the WIAA baseball playoffs on May 31st.

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Local softball teams punch tickets to state Video included

Several local softball teams punched their tickets to the WIAA State Tournament next week at Goodman Diamond in Madison. Here's some scores of local interest.

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WIAA regional baseball scores from May 29th Video included

Here's some local scores from WIAA regional baseball action on May 29th.

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WIAA sectional softball scores from May 29th

Here's some local WIAA softball tournament scores from May 29th.

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WIAA softball scores from May 25th Video included

Here's some local scores from the WIAA softball postseason on May 25th.

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WIAA softball scores from May 24th Video included

Here's some local WIAA softball tournament scores from May 24th.

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WIAA regional baseball scores from May 24th

Here's some local scores from the WIAA regional baseball tournament.

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Memorial sprinter dual-sports - in Irish dancing Video included

Meg Fitzpatrick isn't just the Big 8 Conference Champion in the 200 and 400 meter dash - she's also a very accomplished Irish dancer.

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WIAA regional softball scores Video included

Here's some local WIAA regional softball scores from May 23rd.

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WIAA softball regionals begin Video included

Here's some local scores from the opening day of regional play in the WIAA softball tournament.

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Columbus pitcher's love of baseball leads to Ohio commitment Video included

The Columbus High baseball team wrapped up the top seed in the region this week. A big reason for their success this season is that they're powered by a soon-to-be NCAA Division 1 pitcher.

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Oregon-Stoughton rugby looking toward state title and growing the sport Video included

The Oregon-Stoughton rugby club is still undefeated - and looking to do big things in the postseason.

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Waunakee boys and girls track and field teams claim Badger North crowns Video included

The Waunakee boys and girls each claimed team championships in the Badger North Conference Track and Field Meet. 

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Schroeckenthaler Driving to New Heights Video included

Monona Grove's Jake Schroeckenthaler stands at 6'7" and one of this nicknames is Shrek (after the movie, and his name). It looks as though he may be too tall for the sport, but he's actually putting his height to good use.

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Edgewood's Schmaltz follows family tradition to North Dakota

Jake Schmaltz has always dreamed of playing college hockey. That dream always seemed to feature the University of North Dakota as a backdrop. Schmaltz will soon realize that dream as he has committed to playing hockey at North Dakota. Schmaltz will join a long line of family members donning the North Dakota jersey. 

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One last go for Coach Grutzner in Oregon Video included

After 13 seasons Julie Grutzner will be stepping down as the head girls soccer coach at Oregon High School at the end of this season. Ending a long standing winning coaching tenure for the Panthers.

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Johnson chasing state sprint record - and dad's record

Warrior Stadium is home to the Waunakee football and track teams - sports L.O. Johnson has been starring in. This track season, he's chasing a second state title - and sprinting records.

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Droessler's Play Anchors Vikings as Season Starts

The Mount Horeb Vikings just so happen to have one of the best goalkeepers in the state in front of their net, junior Grace Droessler as they look to return to the state tournament for the first time since 2015 this season.

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Janesville Craig used No. 1 rank and talented roster to eye up state title in 2018

Two games into the season and the Janesville Craig Cougars have two wins, but will have a large target on their backs this season. The Cougars are ranked as the No. 1 team in the state, and have one of the most talented rosters to match it.

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La Follette's Turner a spring dual-sport star

Madison La Follette's Tyra Turner earned an all-around gymnastics section title and a first place finish on the vault at state a few weeks ago.  This spring, she's not slowing down.

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Alexis Jackson climbs back to the top on the track

While some seniors in high school are coasting to graduating day this time of year, Oregon High School senior Alexis Jackson in starting her senior track campaign and is climbing back to the top spot in the state in the process. 

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TackleBar trying to change youth football

A Minnesota company is in Middleton this weekend, trying to promote a new way for kids to play tackle football at the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association conference.

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Kaukauna charges back in state title win over Milwaukee Washington

It's championship Saturday at the 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament March 15-17, 2018

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Oshkosh North downs Brookfield East for WIAA D1 crown

It's championship Saturday at the 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament March 15-17, 2018

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Marathon falls to Roncalli in the WIAA D4 championship game

It's championship Saturday at the 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament 

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Prescott outlasts Valders to claim D3 title on buzzer-beater three

It's championship Saturday at the 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament March 15-17, 2018

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Bangor powers its way to WIAA championship over McDonell Catholic Central Video included

Top seeded Bangor's high-scoring offense powered the Cardinals to a 91-67 win over McDonell Catholic Central for the 2018 WIAA Division 5 state boys basketball championship.

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WIAA state boys basketball schedule and scores 2018

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Sun Praire falls to Brookfield East on an overtime buzzer beater

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Milwaukee Washington overcomes deficit in win over La Crosse Central Video included

A tight game early on rolled into a safe lead late in the game Milwaukee Washington advanced to the WIAA Division 2 boys state title game with a 70-58 win over La Crosse Central.

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Bangor rolls over Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran into D5 title game Video included

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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McDonell Catholic Central holds on to defeat Deerfield and advance

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Balanced attack propels Marathon to WIAA win over Clear Lake

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Pardeeville falls to hot three-point shooting Roncalli in D4 semifinal

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Prescott advances to WIAA championship game with win over East Troy

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Pardeeville returns to state tournament for the first time since 1978

The party on the basketball court is in Pardeeville. If you're practicing this late into the season you made it to the state tournament. The Bulldogs have done just that for the first time in forty years. 

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Deerfield boys make first trip to state basketball tournament

The Deerfield boys basketball team is going somewhere they have never been before....the WIAA State Tournament. The Demons will face McDonell Catholic Central on Friday in the Division 5 semifinals.

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Sun Prairie, Deerfield, Pardeeville headed to state boys hoops tournament

Sun Prairie, Pardeeville and Deerfield move on to the state tournament after winning section finals on Saturday afternoon.

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Beaver Dam wins 2nd straight Div. 2 championship

Two players in double digits led Beaver Dam to the Division 2 state title over New Berlin Eisenhower Saturday night.

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Marshall wins D3 state title with strong second half performance

A quick start and a strong second half was what it took for Marshall to win the D3 state title 63-55 against Amherst. 

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Bangor wins Division 5 Girls State Championship

The Bangor Cardinals are the WIAA Division 5 state champions after a 39-29 win over the Black Hawk Warriors.

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Beaver Dam heads to D2 Championship, Monroe falls in semis

Beaver Dam held on to an early lead to defeat Hortonville, 54-43, in the WIAA Division 2 semi-finals on Friday afternoon.

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New Berlin Eisenhower hangs on in high-scoring thriller to beat Monroe

It was a high-scoring affair from the get go, but in the end the shots just fell more frequently for New Berlin Eisenhower when route to the Lions' win over Monroe. 

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Black Hawk uses strong defensive effort on way to D5 semifinal win

Poor shooting and a plethora of turnovers proved to be too much for Newman Catholic against Black Hawk in the Division 5 Semifinal Friday morning at the Resch Center. 

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