Prep Sports


Mary Bavery

It’s likely one local boys’ team will do well at the state tournament. Three of the four remaining teams in this sectional bracket are from the Big Eight Conference. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


John Hagen

Girls’ high school basketball kicks off March Madness in Wisconsin. Middleton, Madison East, Sun Prairie, Stoughton and Edgewood all have high hopes. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Keith Allen

The WIAA swimming and diving championships at the Natatorium can feel like the Olympics. And EauClaire standout Paul DeLakis is ranked sixth in the U.S. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Rettler Corporation

Will Edgewood High School finally get its own stadium and be able to host home football and soccer games? Many neighbors hope not. more

Jan 31, 2017 11:16 AM News 26 Comments

How about fixing some of the dumb stuff? Adios, Thursday night football. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Darren Lee

La Follette, Middleton and Verona are all contenders for making it to the WIAA state football championships. Are major upsets in store? more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Darren Lee Photography

This week’s USA swimming Olympic trials feature plenty of Madison talent. Beata Nelson and Ivy Martin are looking for spots on the team. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Darren Lee Photography

Three area girls’ teams — Stoughton, Verona and Madison Edgewood — are bouncing up U.S. Highway 41 with the goal of winning a state championship. more

Mar 10, 2016 6:00 AM Sports


Kirk Lawler

Madison College women’s basketball has a convincing record, despite dropping two late-season games. more

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


David Michael Miller

Furor over WIAA chant reprimand fails to address the lack of sportsmanship. ESPN’s Jay Bilas and area athletic directors weigh in. more

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Greg Dixon

Prep basketball heads into regionals. The end-of-season matches are well worth watching. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


David Stluka / UW Athletics

In 2015, so many Wisconsin teams fell just short of championships. But there were some heartening bright spots, too. more

Dec 17, 2015 5:00 AM Sports


Mary Langenfeld

Lodi’s the only area team in the WIAA football championships Nov. 19 and 20 at Camp Randall, but there’ll be intensity and spirit worth watching. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:00 PM Sports


Caitlin Prochaska

Michael Popke surveys area prep football prospects. more

Oct 2, 2015 9:00 AM Sports

Friday night lights return to the Madison area this week, with 43 games scheduled throughout Dane County and south central Wisconsin. more

Aug 20, 2015 1:05 PM Sports


Todd Hubler

Swimmer’s ear was a common malady for me growing up. So it’s a little ironic that I’ve spent a good chunk of parenthood on the decks and in the stands of countless indoor and outdoor swimming facilities all over southern Wisconsin. more

Jun 5, 2015 7:15 AM Sports


James Heimer

There are new guidelines to help parents, coaches, athletic trainers and administrators identify and assist high school student-athletes with mental health problems. more

Jun 4, 2015 11:00 AM Sports


Jeneene Olson-McConley

The Madison East Purgolders, driven by talent, adrenaline and sheer emotion following a tumultuous week, crushed Kenosha's Indian Trail High School, 65-39, to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 1990. more

Mar 19, 2015 5:13 PM Sports

Dr. David Bernhardt sees a lot of concussions. A pediatric sports medicine specialist at UW Health's Sports Medicine clinic, he treats them and also attends conferences devoted to the injury. more

Sep 30, 2010 2:00 PM Isthmus Parents