Sports

Eagles’ gymnasts have high hopes

There is a new look to the Sauk Prairie gymnastics program this winter.

But Eagles’ coach Justine Anderson, who is in her 10th season in charge of the program, said despite the loss of several athletes through graduation and others who opted not to compete this season, she expects the program to take a step forward.

Heights boys hoping for a big season

There is experience.

There is talent.

And there is hope.

Wisconsin Heights’ boys basketball team brings back a solid nucleus this winter. And Vanguards coach Zack Colby believes Heights can be one of the surprise teams in the Capitol Conference.

Eagles’ football players named all-conference

Sauk Prairie’s football team struggled through a winless season.

But the Eagles had several players named to the Badger Small all-conference team.

Junior Nolan Vils was named second team all-conference as a running back and a defensive lineman. Senior wide receiver Brenden Larsen was also named second-team all-league.

Chasing a title


Nolan Vils and Sauk Prairie’s wrestlers are looking to regain their status among the Badger Conference elite this season. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

A brand spanking new wrestling room and weight room awaited the 2021-22 Sauk Prairie wrestling team when it opened practice on Nov. 15.

But for two-time sectional qualifier Nolan Vils, it all comes down to the basics.

Swimmers look to stay on top

Records, as well as winning streaks, are meant to be broken.

But if senior Matthew Loy and the Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights boys swimming team can help it, the Eagles’ streak of conference titles will continue.

Pros, cons with new Badger

Change can be good, but a Badger Conference realignment will take some getting used to on the hardcourt this winter.

Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team is part of a realignment inside the Badger Conference, which will bring a few changes in its pursuit of a conference championship.

Eagles drop opener


McKayla Paulkner and Sauk Prairie’s girls basketball team dropped their season-opener to Waunakee. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

There was a lot to be excited about.

There were things that need cleaning up.

Overall, though, Sauk Prairie girls basketball coach Jacob Breunig saw plenty of positives in the Eagles’ 58-41 season-opening loss to Waunakee on Nov. 18.

Vanguards toppled by Lancaster

Wisconsin Heights’ girls basketball team dropped its season-opener to Lancaster, 72-37, last Tuesday.

Anna Geishirt and Keera Payne led the Vanguards with seven points each. Bridee Burks led Lancaster with 20 points, while Lainee Burks added 16.

Heights soccer stars named all-conference

Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld soccer players Matthew Russell, Sam King and Cayden Kennedy received  all-conference honors inside the Capitol South.

Russell, a senior defender, was named second-team all-league. Russell had five assists thanks to his long throw-ins and added a goal.

FAB FOUR

Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team had four players named all-Capitol South Conference.

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