Elkhorn area

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)

 
 

Trio of Elk swimmers win at Sauk Prairie

Trio of Elk swimmers win at Sauk Prairie

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School boys swim team won three events and finished sixth Dec. 28 in a tough field at the Sauk Prairie Co-op Invitational at Sauk Prairie High School. Three different swimmers won events at Sauk Prairie. Hunter Johnson won the 200-yard freestyle in […]

 
 

Elk gymnasts ‘rocking their floor routines’

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Elizabeth Lockhart won two events and helped the Elks beat Milton/Edgerton 136.425-131.825 Dec.17 in a non-conference girls gymnastics meet at Elkhorn Area High School. “We had a few mishaps on vault and bars,” Elks coach Amanda Merlo said of the meet against Milton. “We are working […]

 
 

Elk gymnasts medal in We Believe Invite

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Lyndsay Ryan won on the uneven bars and helped the Elkhorn Area High School gymnastics team to a second-place finish Dec. 7 in the We Believe Invite at Sun Prairie High School. “We knew there would be some challenges going into this meet, since it was […]

 
 

Elk a national finalist for Heisman scholarship

Elk a national finalist for Heisman scholarship

From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2020, 12 students – including Elkhorn’s Devon Davey – have been named National Finalists in the Heisman Trophy Trust scholarship competition. The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s High School Heisman […]