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REGIONAL NEWS SPORTS CHECK

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY Is warm, spring weather ever going to get here? This is my fi fth spring season covering high school sports, and it is by far the wettest and most depressing. For roughly three weeks now, I have searched the Badger, Big Foot and Williams Bay school websites for scheduled games and more often than not there is a black line through the event. This means either a cancellation or postponement. I’m writing this on a soggy Thursday afternoon. Water levels on the Fox and White rivers are nearly at record highs, and you pretty much need a boat to navigate through local parks. All 17 area teams have been hit hard by the rain, as most have only managed one or two games. But thanks to plenty of hard work from Tami Buntrock at Badger, Jan Berlin at Big Foot and Mike Coolidge, Darla Thiele and Kellie Quinn at the Bay, we are proud to bring to you the 2013 Lake Geneva Regional News Spring Sports Guide. We are starting something new with this special section. Team photos will be slightly smaller to accommodate fresh, informative editorial content. Will Badger baseball win conference this season? Who has a new coach? You will get all of that inside stuff. Without giving away too much, I can tell you that Big Foot and Badger’s baseball teams are sizzling to start the season. With the Chiefs at 5-0 and the Badgers at 40, the area could enjoy two clubs playing well into June.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

This spring, we have two defending conference champions, Badger girls track and Big Foot golf, and several teams, including Badger and Big Foot baseball, Badger boys track, Big Foot boys track and Williams Bay softball, seem poised to take that next step toward conference supremacy. Individually, the area boasts star athletes like Badger’s Peter Krien, Colton Andresen, Tristan Sproul, Elle Adams and Frankie Bobula; Big Foot’s Carter Hehr, Austin Hoey, Garett Cary, Adam Kolnik, Seb Lauterbach and Craig Halma; and Williams Bay’s Sam Storms and Jake Sutter. A couple of coaching changes could shake up the area as well. Golf pro Dan Plens takes over Bay golf, and Paul Lauterbach, who led the Badger girls tennis team to its fi rst-ever sectional title last fall, returns to the boys program after a 13-year hiatus. Overall, it should be an action-packed, entertaining spring sports season. With all of these April showers, teams may be forced to play four or fi ve days in a row on a weekly basis in May. Let’s hope Mother Nature pulls a hammy and sits out the rest of the spring.

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Peter Krien, senior, Badger baseball: A first team all-conference catcher last season, Krien led the area in batting average with a .387 clip in 2012. Krien topped the Badgers in on-base (.489) and slugging (.640) percentage, RBIs (25), runs (21), home runs (three) and doubles (10). Carter Hehr, senior, Big Foot baseball: The first team all-conference second baseman was second in the area a season ago with a .385 batting average. Through five games this season, Hehr is hitting .800 (8-10). Colton Andresen, senior, Badger baseball: The crafty southpaw is recovering quite nicely from an injury to his throwing arm last season. In eight innings of work, Andresen has struck out nine and only allowed two hits with no earned runs. Frankie Bobula, sophomore, Badger softball: The top hitter on the Lady Badgers, Bobula was an all-Southern Lakes selection last season. Liberty Wieseman, senior, Badger girls track: After competing at state last year in the discus, Wieseman could make state in both the shot put and discus this year. Austin Hoey, junior, Big Foot baseball: The lanky lefty has been unhittable so far, with 23 strikeouts, seven hits and no earned runs in 14 innings. Garett Cary, senior, Big Foot track: The 6-foot-5, 265-pound powerhouse who recently signed to play college football at Division 1-AA North Dakota took seventh in discus at last year’s state meet. Seb Lauterbach, junior, Big Foot/Williams Bay tennis: One half of a state-qualifying doubles team last year, Lauterbach, the son of Badger tennis coach Paul Lauterbach, will be one of the area’s best singles players. Adam Kolnik, junior, Big Foot/Williams Bay tennis: Kolnik, who teamed with Seb Lauterbach at state last year, gives Big Foot a dynamic 1-2 punch in singles. Craig Halma, junior, Big Foot golf: An all-conference pick as a sophomore, Halma had the second-best score at this year’s Walworth County Open with an 82. He will lead a Chiefs squad that seeks its third straight conference title. Sam Storms, senior, Williams Bay softball: The school’s all-time leader in just about every major category, Storms hopes to help the Lady Bulldogs win their first conference title since 2008. She will play Division 1 college softball at St. Peters in New Jersey next year.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR APRIL 30 Badger at Big Foot girls soccer: These friendly rivals square off with area bragging rights at stake. MAY 16 Big Foot baseball vs. Clinton: It’s Big Foot’s last conference home game, and Clinton should contend with Big Foot and Parkview for the title. MAY 20 Badger track regionals at Badger: The local athletes will hope home-field advantage can lead to a strong start to the postseason. The Badger girls won this meet last season. MAY 21 Badger baseball at Wilmot: This could be a game to determine the Southern Lakes Conference champion. Wilmot won conference last season. MAY 21 Big Foot boys golf regional at Geneva National: The Chiefs have won two straight conference titles, but coach Bob Sullivan hopes his squad can take the next step by winning regionals.


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BADGER varsity baseball

FAST START The boys of spring are off to a 4-0 start after a doubleheader sweep of Westosha Central April 16. Eric Skipper leads the team with a .556 batting average. On the mound, Colton Andresen is 1-0 with eight scoreless innings. Andresen has recovered nicely from an injury to his throwing arm suffered last season.

EXPERIENCE RULES The Badgers return eight of nine starters this season, and all eight are seniors. Peter Krien, Skipper and Mitch Jensen were all-conference last season. photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Bryan Nugent, Mgr. David Stefaniak, Jake Morelli Row 2: Mgr. Anastasia Bouras, Donald Schnurer, Eric Skipper, Tom Ritzman, Travis Stahulak, Conway Middleton, Kevin Murray, Mgr. Nicole Johnson Row 3: Coach Zweifel, Asst. Coach Vorpagel, Mitch Jensen, Derek Denecke, Peter Krien, Asst. Coaches Koronkiewicz & Nottestad Row 4: Gunner Losch, Ian Weber, Bryan Kostein, Jonah Zeinert, Trent Bobula, Colton Andresen

PITCHING WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS Through five games this season, Badger pitchers have only allowed four runs in 26 innings, good for a microscopic 1.08 earned-run average. Senior Travis Stahulak is 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 1.00 ERA.

THE SKINNY

4/26/2013

vs Waterford

5/14/2013

at Waterford

4/29/2013

vs Kenosha Tremper

5/16/2013

vs Wilmot

4/30/2013

vs Delavan-Darien

5/17/2013

vs Kenosha Tremper

5/2/2013

at Delavan-Darien

5/21/2013

at Wilmot

5/4/2013

vs Kenosha Bradford

5/25/2013

at Antigo (Doubleheader)

5/6/2013

at Burlington

5/28/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/7/2013

vs Burlington

5/30/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/10/2013

vs Waterford

6/4/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/13/2013

vs Janesville Craig

6/11-13/2013 WIAA State Tournament

The Badgers almost won conference with a strong second half last season. They have all the tools, especially pitching, hitting and experience, to win the SLC this season. Expect the Badgers to contend with Burlington and Wilmot for the crown, and don’t be surprised if the local boys play their way to state.

QUOTABLE “We definitely believe we can win conference.” Aaron Zweifel Fourth-year head coach


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BADGER jv baseball

From bottom left Row 1: Thomas Ferrini, Clint Ugolini, Frankie Steadman, Mgr. Jonathan Quast Row 2: Logan Siegler, John Laskowski, Colton Tisch, Alex Morland, Joey Pacholzcak, Ben Audetat Row 3: Asst. Coach McBride, Coach Clark, Don Catarello, Alex Johnson, Taylor Zick, Assts. Bouzek & Emma Row 4: Domas Zukauskas, Levi Burnette, Caleb Ganansky, Lincoln Wieseman, Liam Poetzinger, Chase Waschow Not Pictured: Zach Miller, Riley Peterson

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

freshmen baseball

From bottom left Row 1: Anthony Osnacz, Nick Laskowski, Riley Gentile, Ryan Carlson, Bryce Osborne Row 2: Simon Brzinski, Tyler VanDeVelde, James Bowen, Isaac Ziervogel, Zack Ditzenberger, Dale Fischbach, Noel Vargas, William Lorenz Row 3: Asst. Coach Ploch, Nick Halpin, Grayson Grimsley, Cole Mikrut, Andrew Ploch, Philip Kutsch, Coach Roddy Not Pictured: Assts. Osborne, Emma

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography


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BADGER varsity softball

BIG SHOES TO FILL The Lady Badgers must fi nd a way to replace all-conference performers Stephanie Parks and Riely Mikrut. Parks was the team’s ace. Molly Schumacher and newcomer Ashley Sanew will attempt to fi ll that role.

KILLER CONFERENCE

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Paige Stan, Tara Baker, Megan Batz, Kiley Johnson, Caitlynn Nugent Row 2: Molly Schumacher, Atlanna Tschida, Shannon Geaslin, Mgr. Vanessa Hillary, Frankie Bobula, Jamie Mikrut, Nicole Burkoth Row 3: Asst. Coach Schultz, Alicia Nielsen, Lily Quinn, Ashley Sanew, Ashley Nielsen, Head Coach Glen York

The Southern Lakes Conference is one of the best in the state for softball. Last year, Westosha Central qualifi ed for state, and two years ago Union Grove won the Division 2 state title and Wilmot qualifi ed in Division 1. In 2010, Wilmot and Union Grove both made state.

QUOTABLE “Defense will be our greatest strength, but we are working hard at hitting and the short game.” Glen York Head coach

4/26/2013

vs Burlington

5/11/2013

at Oconomowoc Invite

4/29/2013

at East Troy

5/13/2013

at Janesville Craig

4/30/2013

vs Delavan-Darien

5/14/2013

vs Elkhorn

5/1/2013

at Arrowhead

5/16/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/2/2013

at Waterford

5/21/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/3/2013

at Brodhead

5/23/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/6/2013

at Westosha

5/28/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/8/2013

vs Union Grove

5/30/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/9/2013

at Wilmot

6/6-8/2013

WIAA State Tournament


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BADGER jv softball

From bottom left Row 1: Kaityn McManus, Lizzie Francisco, Mackenna Bogan, Michelle Murphy Row 2: Danielle Baker, Corine Sass, Iliana Pipsen, Tamera Harris, Yesenia Onofre, Brittany Wisniewski Row 3: Shawna Ruck, Amber Humphrey, Kaitlyn Hansen, Aleah Haworth, Coach Schiller

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

freshmen softball

From bottom left Row 1: Jordan Creighton, Jordan Schneider, Julia Melson, Kayla Probst Row 2: Katelynn Kramer, Leslie Zelinski, Madeline Aradillas, Kayley Eggie, Laina Batdorf, Briana Kelly Row 3: Coach Hoey, Taylor Schneider, Angela Klein, Amber Westerlund, Jessica Clary Not Pictured: Mgrs. Justine Zeien, Desi Caithamer

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography


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BADGER varsity girls soccer

GOODBYE STARS Two of the best players in Badger history, Angelina Delgado and Emma Kopp, both graduated and will be sorely missed. Delgado, the 2012 SLC player of the year, and Kopp, Badger’s leading scorer, led the team to a 15-6-2 mark and a regional championship last year.

STRONG START Badger is off to a 3-1 start, and Hayley Aranda, Steph Espinosa, Sharmaine Villarell and Sarah Hamilton have picked up the scoring slack.

NET VALUE photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Hayley Aranda, Stephanie Espinosa, Morgan Huemann, Sarah Hamilton Row 2: Traci Mulligan, Alexandra Ritzman, Marisa Skipper, Alex Swarthout, Sharmaine Villarello, Michaela Mancini Row 3: Cricket Geldermann, Autumn Mikrut, Coach Fowler, Asst. Coaches Jacobson & Aranda, Whitney Aranda, Paige Stork Row 4: Courtney Grever, Taylar Keenan, Alaina Hulman, Lily Fisher, Lena Aspebakken, Jade Hamm

Senior Autumn Mikrut enters her second full season as the team’s keeper. So far, she hasn’t disappointed. Mikrut has pitched two shutouts and only allowed two goals in four games.

QUOTABLE “We know that we will be battling for the (conference) title.” Ross Fowler Fourth-year head coach

4/25/2013

vs Waterford

5/16/2013

vs Union Grove

4/27/2013

at Beaver Dam

5/21/2013

Conference Tournament

5/3/2013

vs Mukwonago

5/23/2013

Conference Tournament

5/6/2013

at Beloit Memorial

5/30/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/7/2013

vs Westosha Central

6/1/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/8/2013

at Mukwonago

6/6/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/9/2013

at Delavan-Darien

6/8/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/14/2013

at Wilmot

6/13-15/2013

WIAA State Tournament


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BADGER jv girls soccer

From bottom left Row 1: Brianna Flower, Stephanie Najera, Monique Odom, Jazzlyn Garcia, Kerry Auckland Row 2: Melissa Warren, Vanesa Munoz, Vanessa Aranda, Cheyenne Beck, Sheila Rivera, Rachel Spencer, Andrea Lozano, Shae McLafferty Row 3: Brooke Krause, Madeline Aguilar, Renee Deluca, Keely Lofy, Erin Utesch, Mariana Campos, Coach Aranda Row 4: Ellen WardPackard, Jessica Kozlowski, Mackenzie Smid, Sammie DiVito, Alexus Olsen, Taylor Houghton Not Pictured: Lucca Hunnius, Carole Homan

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

freshmen girls soccer

From bottom left Row 1: Kassy Dondiego, Angelica Jimenez, Jessica Torres Row 2: Abby Porras, Lexi Bates, Gabby Sandoval, Kelly Gerlitz, Edith Hernandez, Morgan Anderson Row 3: Asst. Coach Cano, Alexis Butler, Amanda Shea, Bridget Bartal, Heather Schutte, Emily Woodside, Moira Ring Row 4: Tori Tiso, Aubrie Olson, Azure Mann, Isabelle Street, Ashley Westerlund, Amanda Meier Not Pictured: Coach Farrell

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography


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BADGER boys tr ack & field SURPRISING START After a fourth-place conference finish a year ago, the Badgers have taken huge strides in the early season. On April 15, they won the SLC relays with 93 points, just three ahead of Westosha Central. Jordan Mason won the 110 hurdles relay, and Andy Cychner captured the 200 hurdles relay title.

PLAYERS TO WATCH photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Jimmy Lei, Sam Carmona, Alec Wagner, Isaiah Conley, Andrew Allen, Zac Deegan, Sal Sanchez, Erik Hernandez, Nee Dow Too, Ariel Ayala, Cody Sadikoff, Michael Swift, Alex Villegas, Joe Schneider, Alex Martinez Row 2: Joel Cosme, Mick Borchert, Tomas Pecha, Mike Szeszol, Joe Ippolito, Andy Cychner, Eric McCambridge, Jon Patino, Ruben Garcia, Nick Wagner, Nick Hall, Sean Gilfoy, Eric Schirtzinger, Christian Martinez Row 3: Coach Curtis, Asst. Coaches Harrod & Clifford, Kiley Lofy, Brandon Burger, Gino Sanfratello, Mitchell Tornow, Trevor Steiner, Robbie Sheets, Francisco Jaime, D’Andre Newell, Asst. Coaches Hensler & Butscher Row 4: Tristan Steiner, Collin Broderick, Connor Kotula, Christian Sontag, Josh Meier, Stephan Wieder, Dominic Lazzaroni, Akil Jackson, John Holeman, Austin Borst, Chris Oberholtzer, Dan Villanueva Row 5: Alec Williams, Antonio Serrano, Michael Siciliano, Mike Adams, Jimmy Corpus, Josh Doyle, Griffin Anderson, Evan Gibson, Jeremy Fischer, Derrick Buntrock, Mike Mann Row 6: Zane Zachary, Patrick Burton, Robert Johnson, Nick Volbrecht, Erik Sundstrom, Sam Lasch, Lincoln Wieseman, Jon Ross, Matt Compton, Jordan Mason Not Pictured: Jordan Monroe, Jacob Besenhofer, Alex Nash, Andrew Nugent, Zach Aspinall, Brandon Fikejs, Carlos Garcia, Asst. Coach Eiserman

Carlos Garcia, Connor Kotula, Jeremy Fischer, Andrew Allen, Tomas Pecha, Alex Martinez

COLLEGE UPDATE Ed Ruzga, who starred for Badger last year, is playing football and running track at Division 1 Army this year.

girls tr ack & field TITLE REPEAT? The Lady Badgers won the SLC title last year. Though they lost four conference champions to graduation, 15 letter-winners are back for a team that should contend for another title.

POWER IN NUMBERS There are 60 Badger girls out for track this season, and all have competed on the varsity level.

WELCOME BACK DeeDee Giovingo, who was the Badger girls track coach prior to current coach Jenn Jaeger, is an assistant coach this season.

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Kiera Beak, Michaela Horch, Roma Smith, Tanya Marquez, Ciara Johnson Row 2: Taneejah Smith, Leann Grahler, Jessica Pacheco, Mina Stumpfoll, Annalena Erhard, Leah Foltman, Cassi Mennenoh, Lexie Perez, Angelina Labonne, Abby Gibbs, McKenna Beyer, Molly Keenan Row 3: Assistant Coach Eiserman, Tabitha McMaster, Kortlyn Freeman, Madeline Gerken, Emma Foulkes, Stephanie Besenhofer, Kayla Johnson, Madisyn Cromey, Caroline Gerken, Ariel Altergott, Coach Jaeger Row 4: Anna Kase, Gabriella Oberholtzer, Stephanie Domke, Callie Pavlicek, Shelby Peck, Olivia Asta, Emily Krahn, Marla Smith, Elle Adams, Colleen Logterman Row 5: Alyssa Olsen, Tristan Sproul, Karina Reeves, Julia Adams, Lillian Ho, Sophia Lazzaroni, Taylor Ajamian, Katie Kolar, Sydney Davis Row 6: Hali Davis, Allison Paleka, Liberty Wieseman, Samantha Tisa, Jaclyn Tueting, Stephanie Duewel, Evelyn Edge, Madison Micus Not Pictured: Sydney Collins, Taylor Gritzner, Alexis Pease and Assistants Giovingo, Harrod, Clifford, Hensler

QUOTABLE “Everyone cares about each other on the team. That’s tough to do with such an individual sport.” Jenn Jaeger Third-year coach


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BADGER boys tennis

A FAMILIAR FACE

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Paul Lauterbach, who coached the team in the 1990s, returns for his 10th season coaching the boys. In the fall, Lauterbach led the girls team to its fi rst ever sectional title.

Riley Nocek and Max Gilbertson, two doubles players from last season, will combine to form the team’s No. 1 doubles duo this season.

FAREWELL, DIMITRI Dimitri Chironis was the team’s only state qualifi er last season, but he graduated last summer. Lauterbach hopes Liam Bailey and Kasey Lofy can fi ll Chironis’ big shoes in singles.

QUOTABLE “Our only goal is to improve each day of practice and competition.” Paul Lauterbach head coach photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography From bottom left Row 1: Jhon Nicia, Alex Kulik, Byron Schmaling Row 2: Josh Bakken, Arhum Zafar, Aidan Fleer, Riley Nocek, Nick Asta, Liam Bailey, Michael Cordes, Dan Weiner Row 3: Asst. Coach Chironis, Drew Antle, Kasey Lofy, Eric Heinz, Adam Smith, Max Gilbertson, Coach Lauterbach Row 4: Even FlaekoyBrekk, Eric Krause, Johnathan Lorenz, Connor Schaid, Will Black, Elliot Schuerr

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BADGER varsity boys golf

UPHILL CLIMB After dominating the Southern Lakes Conference for years, Badger is in season two of rebuilding mode. But the team has already shown improvement over last season, taking third in the seventeam Walworth County Open.

BALANCING ACT Balance will be key for the Badgers. There are seven or eight guys who are very competitive with each other, according to seventh-year coach David DeShambo.

From bottom left Row 1: Keith Schwefel, Jon Paleka, Chad McLafferty, Tyler Hall Row 2: Tom Schneider, Hayden Hochevar, Paul Leedle, Logan Tenney, Coach DeShambo

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

jv boys golf

FUTURE STAR Freshman Alec Jacobsen is still very young, but DeShambo believes he could be a very good player the next four years. Currently, No. 1 golfer Keith Schwefel, Hayden Hochevar, Tom Schneider and Paul Leedle are setting an example for Jacobson.

QUOTABLE

From bottom left Row 1: Carter Borghgraef, Chad Jones Row 2: Keegan Terwilliger, Mike Russell, Aiden Kokodynski, Emerson Hochevar, Mitchell Barnett, Nick Trautner Row 3: Zach Wadington, Alec Jacobsen, Joe Altwies, Dylan Donahue, Asst. Coach Owens Not Pictured: Mitchell Behm, Cruse Schuster, James Ring, Jordan Dunn

“I don’t think we have a shot at the conference title, but we need to continue to build on the foundation we made last season and get guys more experience playing varsity golf.”

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

David DeShambo Head coach


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BIG FOOT VARSITY BASEBALL

BUILDING BLOCK Last year, the Chiefs advanced to sectionals for the first time under head coach Steve Bochat. This year, Bochat said the team goal is to win conference.

PERFECT START Big Foot is 5-0 to start the 2013 season. They’ve swept doubleheaders with Williams Bay and PalmyraEagle. Through four games, the Chiefs have outscored opponents, 41-3.

AUSTIN POWERS

photo courtesy of Empire Photography From bottom left Row 1: Alex Landers, Zak Greco, Tim Long, Jon Quick, Collin Frederick, Billy Landers, Brandon Hausner, Servando Perez Row 2: Carter Hehr, Asst. Coach Matt Long, Asst. Coach Paul Phillips, Head Coach Steve Bochat, Asst. Coach Rob Piedot, Asst. Coach Anders Ericson, Chandler Hehr. Row 3: Jack Senft, Brett Morris, Marshall Strenger, Austin Hoey, Brian Wolski, Nate Freytag.

Starting pitcher Austin Hoey has been lights out in his first two starts, compiling a 2-0 record with 23 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA. Along with solid pitching from Brett Morris and Brandon Hausner, Big Foot has a team ERA of 0.66.

HEHR ON FIRE Through five games, senior second baseman Carter Hehr is batting an eye-popping .800 with two doubles and a triple. He was second in the area with a .385 batting average last season, and he seems well on his way to conference player of the year consideration. A multi-sport star, Hehr will be a preferred walk-on for Division 1 Arizona football in the fall.

THE SKINNY 4/27/2013

at Beloit Turner

5/16/2013

vs Clinton

4/30/2013

at Parkview

5/17/2013

at Elkhorn

5/1/2013

at East Troy

5/20/2013

at Cambridge

5/2/2013

vs Parkview

5/24/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/7/2013

vs Jefferson

5/28/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/9/2013

vs Edgerton

5/29/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/11/2013

vs Brodhead (Doubleheader)

6/4/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/14/2013

at Clinton

6/11-13/2013

WIAA State Tournament

With a trio of talented starting pitchers and six players hitting above .300, the Chiefs are red-hot. They will have to fend off Clinton and Parkview, but expect Big Foot to be at or near the top of the RVC South in June.


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BIG FOOT varsity softball

RIVALRY GONE WRONG With only two games under their belts, the Lady Chiefs were swept by neighboring Williams Bay to start the season. Rain and sloppy conditions have postponed five games.

EXPERIENCE WILL SHINE The Lady Chiefs welcome back seven starters, including all-conference picks Brittany Schoenbeck, Jen Petkoff, Danielle Young, Kristen Glade, Kayla Crump and Camryn Horton.

QUOTABLE

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

“A goal would be a 20-win season along with winning two playoff games.”

From bottom left Row 1: Danielle Young, Camryn Horton, Brooke Berryman, Kayla Crump, Monica Hinske Row 2: Asst. Coach Kent Glade, Morgan Stalker, Amanda Wagner, Head Coach Rick Schoenbeck Row 3: Marissa Kovarik, Kristen Glade, McKenna Skerhutt, Brittany Schoenbeck, Jen Petkoff

Rick Schoenbeck Second-year coach

4/25/2013

vs Delavan-Darien

5/11/2013

vs Brodhead (Doubleheader)

4/26/2013

at Milton

5/14/2013

at Clinton

4/27/2013

at Beloit Turner

5/16/2013

WIAA Regionals

4/30/2013

at Parkview

5/21/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/1/2013

at East Troy

5/23/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/2/2013

vs Parkview

5/28/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/7/2013

vs Jefferson

5/30/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/9/2013

vs Edgerton

6/6-8/2013

WIAA State Tournament

5/10/2013

at Evansville


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BIG FOOT jv baseball

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Malichi Gerhardt, Ben Malone, Logan Chase, Jake Sherwin, Bradyn Lentz Row 2: Asst. Coach Matt Long, Tyler Jones, Conor McCarthy, Robert Chalchoff, Colton Skerhutt, Asst. Coach Anders Ericson Row 3: Will Utesch, Nigel Manning, Dan Rabic, Michael Heidenreich, Chandler Hehr Row 4: Jack Senft, Mark Schauf, Nico Tovar, Foster Isham, Matt Watters, Brendan Kelley

jv softball

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Taryn Darnick, Faith Carpenter, Maggie Reed, Paige Davis, Kayla Davis, Millie Wolf Row 2: Abby Shoger, Asst. Coach Cami Behrens, JV Coach Michael Juranek, Asst. Coach Jessica Snell, Breanna Rullman Row 3: Lexi Gonzales, Shelby Lundin, Kati Kelley, Hannah Loudenbeck, Alyssa Jansen, Jessica Trzebny


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BIG FOOT - BAY varsity girls soccer

REPEAT PERFORMANCE? Last year’s Chief Dogs were 17-4-3 overall and 121-1 in the Rock Valley South, good for second place. But the team lost nine of eleven starters, including conference leading scorer Morgan Sutich, RVC co-player of the year Brittani Isham and team MVP Katie Pearce.

GOOOOOOAL! Freshman Morgan Grunow leads the team with two goals through two games.

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Molly Kearney, Rachael Gooding, Morgan Grunow, Schyler Isham, Maggie Kivlin, Annalise Floody, Hunter Devoy, Maureen Hammett Row 2: Mgr. Ricky Hernandez, JV Coach Rene Perez, Mari Hubanks, Natalie Boldger, Morgan Courier, Head Coach Annie Isham, Mgr. Christian Munoz Row 3: Laura Schweitzer (WB), Ally Mazur, Ailsa Freytag, Kathryn Colby, Molly Kovarik, Emma Crement (WB)

jv girls soccer

INJURY NEWS Rachael Gooding, a senior captain, suffered a severe knee injury in the team’s opener and is out indefi nitely.

QUOTABLE “We are very young overall. But we are working to win conference.” Annie Isham Third-year head coach

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Araceli Ortiz, Maureen Hammett, Taylor Romani, Hunter Devoy, Kirsten Springhorn, Jayla Lopez, Molly Kearney Row 2: JV Coach Rene Perez, Julissa Sanchez, Julia Gilstrap, Ally Madden, Olivia Luberda (WB), Annalise Floody Row 3: Yanna Svensen, Sarah HeathBrost, Kameron Brown (WB), Peyton O’Donnell, Morgan Pajeau


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BIG FOOT boys tr ack & field TALENT RETURNS

From bottom left Row 1: Charlie Petersen, Joe Soberg, Tyler Wicks, Eman Huerta, Michele Cimino, Jon Recob, Michael Brody Row 2: Javier Castaneda, Kyle Rambatt, Mason Dixon, Greg Kovarik, Troy Vermett, Shaun Sovsky, Fletcher Strahan, Jacob Rice Row 3: J.P. Hess, Asst. Coach Dan Rambatt, Asst. Coach Wes Courier, Head Coach Greg Lueck, Asst. Coach Rodney Wedig, Asst. Coach Brakken Kraker, Craig Smith Row 4: Jonah Gade, Tim Weidman, Ed Kinerk, Ben Lueck, Matt Ripkey, Jared Blank, Collin O’Donnell, John Rebhorn Row 5: Garrett Jeters, Will Huettig, Dan Pearce, Ian Gallagher, Gus Wedig, Garett Cary, Cody Menolascino Not Pictured: Tyler Vara, Nico Brownell, Evan Handel, Quin Dixon

Garett Cary, who took seventh place in Division 2 discus last year at state, is back for his senior season. Gus Wedig, Matt Ripkey, Mason Dixon, Kyle Rambatt, Michael Brody, Ed Kinerk, Eman Huerta, Dan Pearce and Fletcher Strahan are other key returners.

FROM A DISTANCE Head coach Greg Lueck said the distance group could help Big Foot improve on its third-place conference finish from a year ago. Brody has bulked up and looks better than ever, and Strahan is also a threat to make state.

photo courtesy of Visual Image Photography

girls tr ack & field LUECK MOVES ON Alyssa Lueck, who took second in Division 2 last year in the shot put, is competing in shot put and discus at Division 1 North Dakota.

GOING THE DISTANCE

From bottom left Row 1: Dana Sorenson, Michaela Fair, Julie Petkoff, Libby Brooks, Nicolina Falcone, Katherine Ahrens, Lexi Edinger, Amelia Strahan Row 2: Sarah Kazy-Garey, Asst. Coach Brakken Kraker, Asst. Coach Rodney Wedig, Head Coach Greg Lueck, Asst. Coach Wes Courier, Asst. Coach Dan Rambatt, Kayla Wruk Row 3: Rosa Spooner, Liz Barry, KG Karabelyos, Hannah Ripkey, Kalen Gillingham, Flor Ramirez Row 4: Lucy Peklo, Kaity Woelky, Megan Pultz, Katy Oja, Carlie O’Donnell, Tessa Dillenbeck Not Pictured: Katherine Ceschi, Dazhane Mitchell

The Lady Chiefs will rely on their distance group, which includes Sarah Kazy-Gary, Libby Brooks and Carlie O’Donnell. The trio won conference in cross country.

THE SKINNY After a fifth-place finish out of six teams last year, Greg Lueck is simply focusing on improvement this year.

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BIG FOOT - BAY boys tennis DYNAMIC DUO Seb Lauterbach and Adam Kolnik provide the best 1-2 punch in the area and possibly the state. The two have been battling each other to see who will play at No. 1 singles.

INSTANT ENERGY Newcomer Will Huerth, a sophomore, will play No. 3 singles this season. An athletic, powerful player, Huerth brings personality to the court with his words of encouragement and quirky antics.

QUOTABLE “The boys are striving for a conference championship.” Jim Karedes 16th-year head coach

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Will Cornue, Sam Meeker, Jared Schnupp, Wyatt Beyers (WB), Ricardo Duran, Neil Stilin (WB), Will Huerth, Raymond Hobson (WB), Ben Nickels Row 2: Seb Lauterbach, Clark Luberda (WB), Haley Waite (Mgr.), Head Coach Jim Karedes, Asst. Coach Brian O’Leary, Jacob Waro, Ian Spolarich (WB), D’Jaelen Evans Not Pictured: Adam Kolnik, Nick Klesmith, Jakob Schnupp, Adrian Hernandez

golf THREE-PEAT? The Chiefs are looking for a third straight Rock Valley South championship. Collin Hubertz, a state qualifi er last year, graduated, but all-conference performers Craig Halma, Dylan Freytag and Kyle Shoger all return.

SO FAR, SO GOOD In the early season, Big Foot has already won its fi rst Rock Valley South mini-meet. Also, the boys captured their second straight Walworth County Open title.

QUOTABLE “We hope for continuous improvement throughout the year to make going to state a realistic goal.” Bob Sullivan Eighth-year head coach

photo courtesy of Empire Photography

From bottom left Row 1: Jacob Stout, Steven Wolski, Quentin Arnold, Luke Bourneuf, Jason Maki, Kyle Shoger, Ben Bauer Row 2: Asst. Coach Wayne Rolfs, Mitchell Stedman, Dylan Freytag, Craig Halma, Steven Schauf, Head Coach Bob Sullivan Not Pictured: Quintin Sharpe, Grant Fogt


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WILLIAMS BAY varsity baseball

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT After a 1-18 season, the Bulldogs have nowhere to go but up. With four returning letter-winners, the Bay is hoping to climb up the Trailways South standings.

COLLEGE BOUND Senior pitcher Jake Sutter, who held Big Foot to one run in three innings in his first start, will play football and baseball at Carthage College next year.

THE DOG YEARS photo courtesy of Darla Thiel From bottom left Row 1: Nate Perkins, Alex Guss, Jake Sutter, John Higgins, Andrew Olson, James Woss, Adam Lechelt, Jacob Clark Row 2: Head Coach Jamie Higgins, Frank Flores, Andrew Breen, Wyatt Erickson, Ryan Bonamarte, Michael Guss, Brad Quinn, Nick Siciliano, Dan Duhownik, Asst. Coach Ryan Jacobs

The Bay has five or less wins in each of the past five seasons. However, secondyear coach Jamie Higgins said this year’s team has the potential to eclipse that.

QUOTABLE “We will look like a baseball team.” Jamie Higgins Head coach

4/25/2013

at Horicon

4/26/2013

vs Hustisford/Dodgeland

4/30/2013

vs Deerfield

5/2/2013

at Rio

5/7/2013

at Fall River

5/10/2013

at Johnson Creek

5/13/2013

vs Horicon

5/17/2013

at Hustisford/Dodgeland

5/24/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/28/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/29/2013

WIAA Regionals

6/4/2013

WIAA Sectionals

6/11-13/2013

WIAA State Tournament


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WILLIAMS BAY varsity softball

EARLY STATEMENT The Lady Bulldogs showed rival Big Foot who rules Geneva Lake West with a 10-2 pounding April 6. Senior Sam Storms went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and struck out eight in seven innings on the mound.

ANOTHER PHENOM Four years ago, Storms wowed in her freshman season. Now, the Bay welcomes freshman Taylor Scott, who open enrolled from the Delavan area. Scott will start at catcher and figures to be a top hitter for the Bulldogs.

FRESH FACE After the departure of longtime assistant coach Dan Truttschel, the Bay welcomes former Beloit Turner assistant coach Becky Hessenhauer to the program.

photo courtesy of Darla Thiel From bottom left Row 1: Claire Canda, Sam Storms, Claudia Wautlet, Abi Kane, Alex Schintgen, Molly Perkins, Haley Shea Row 2: Head Coach Jeff Kuespert, Taylor Scott, Jamie Sitter, Erin Lippert, Sami Sutter, Sabryn DeNotto, Lizzy Smith, Emmalyn Meyers, Asst. Coach Becky Hessenhauer

THE SKINNY With 12 returning letterwinners, the Bulldogs hope to win their first Trailways South title in five years. Horicon, who joins the Trailways this season, should be the Bay’s top competition for the crown. Expect another winning season from the Lady Bulldogs.

QUOTABLE “We have 15 gifted kids physically. But they need to grasp the ups and downs of the game.” Jeff Kuespert 14th-year head coach

4/25/2013

at Horicon

4/26/2013

vs Hustisford

4/30/2013

vs Deerfield

5/2/2013

at Rio

5/3/2013

vs Dodgeland

5/7/2013

at Fall River

5/10/2013

at Johnson Creek

5/16/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/21/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/23/2013

WIAA Regionals

5/28/2013

WIAA Sectionals

5/30/2013

WIAA Sectionals

6/6-8/2013

WIAA State Tournament


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WILLIAMS BAY tr ack & field

From bottom left Row 1: Alexis Tomasello, Valery Pham, Michaela McCabe Row 2: Head coach Cathy Butler, Jacob Olson, Tyler Alheid, Michael Guss, Deaken Boggs, Christian Kaider, Raphael Dawis, Michael Butler Row 3: JT Schintgen, Cris Garcia, John Myers, Jake Landgraf, Braydon Pape, Martin Korsholm, Wyatt Beyers, Parker Danz, Roger Gutierrez-Mas, Danny Butler, Noah Mailloux, Max Gumble

photo courtesy of Darla Thiel

boys golf A BIG LOSS Larry Crement, who coached the Bulldogs the past two seasons, passed away on Feb. 8. The father of former Bay star Lawrence Crement and current soccer player Emma Crement, Larry was active in the community and touched many lives.

GOING WITH A PRO Dan Plens takes over the golf program. The 28-year-old former college baseball player is the head golf professional at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan.

QUOTABLE

From left: Wyatt Harris, Austin Holmes, Nicky Gagliardo

photo courtesy of Darla Thiel

“When I subbed for Larry (last year), he told me to take care of his kids (the Bay golfers). I owed it to the kids and to Larry to take over.� Dan Plens New head coach


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