Elkhorn area

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Kayser name lives on in Elkhorn soccer program By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent The name Kayser has become an institution, not only Elkhorn Area High School athletics, but also the Southern Lakes Conference. BZ Kayser took over both boys and girls varsity soccer back in 2010 to try to revive a […]

 
 

Former Elk to lead football team

Former Elk to lead football team

Todd Ghilani received many accolades during his high school career By Travis Pipes Contributor Todd Ghilani, Elkhorn Area High School alum and Northern Illinois graduate, has officially accepted the head coaching job for the Elks football team. Elkhorn is a quiet city nestled among rolling cornfields, farms and light industry […]

 
 

Co-Players of the Year

Co-Players of the Year

Elkhorn’s Johnson has unfinished business; East Troy’s Vukovich dominates down low By Chris Bennett Correspondent Elkhorn Area High School’s Jordan Johnson knew he would be good on the basketball court this season. Johnson is the All-Southern Lakes Newspapers Co-Player of the Year for the newspaper chain’s boys basketball team. Johnson, […]

 
 

Coping with Corona

Area college athletes persevere despite lost seasons Note: This is part one of a spring series on college student-athletes. Please stay tuned for future editions for more. By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent While there has been no official word on whether high school sports seasons will be cancelled, several local collegiate […]

 
 

Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the Year

Elkhorn’s Jordan Johnson, shown putting up a shot in the paint against Lake Geneva Badger, was named the Southern Lakes Conference Athlete of the Year in boys basketball. In swimming, his Elkhorn schoolmate Hunter Johnson earned the nod while in gymnastics, another Walworth County athlete – Annie Murphy, of Williams […]

 
 

State run ends in heartbreak

State run ends in heartbreak

Local team’s dream ends as WIAA suspends season By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington High School has hosted several boys sectional semifinal contests in the past five years. But a March 12 showdown between Elkhorn and Waukesha West brought the oddest of circumstances and put the Elks’ pursuit of another […]

 
 

Leaving a lasting legacy

Leaving a lasting legacy

Elk swimmers win state title, break school records By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School boys swim team ended its season with, arguably, one of the greatest days in program history. The Elks concluded their season with a state title in the 200-yard freestyle relay and a third-place […]

 
 

Elks fourth in tourney

Elks fourth in tourney

      Colman Karl (160 pound), shown in a previous meet, won the Elks’ only title at the Southern Lakes Conference tournament at Badger High School Feb. 8. See complete Elkhorn Area sports coverage in this week’s Independent. (Mike Ramczyk photo)

 
 

Elks swim well in season’s final home meet

Elks swim well in season’s final home meet

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School boys swimming team won 10 of 11 events and beat Jefferson/Cambridge 124-46 Jan. 21 in a Southern Lakes Conference dual meet at Elkhorn. The Elks celebrated Senior Night against Jefferson/Cambridge, and the team’s seniors did not disappoint. An Elkhorn senior either […]

 
 

Taylor takes 4th

Taylor takes 4th

      Elkhorn’s Aaron Taylor, shown in a meet earlier this season, finished fourth in the 170-pound weight class at the Port Washington Wrestling tournament last weekend. The Elks finished eighth out of 17 teams. See more EAHS sports in the Independent. (Bob Mischka photo)