Elkhorn area

Elkhorn gymnasts battle against top squads

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School gymnastics dropped two dual meets to two of the area’s better teams last weeks, but performed well in doing so. The Elks lost a non-conference meet 135.025-132.050 to Brookfield Co-op Jan. 11 at home and lost a Southern Lakes Conference […]

 
 

Elkhorn boys hang with Kentucky recruit Herro

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School boys basketball team took its shot at one of the state’s best players Jan. 13 in a non-conference game at Whitnall High School in Greenfield. Whitnall’s Tyler Herro scored game-high 42 points and helped the Hawks beat the Elks, 74-59. […]

 
 

Wilmot handles Lady Elks

Wilmot handles Lady Elks

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent A 17-point halftime deficit proved too much for the Elks Jan. 12 in a Southern Lakes Conference girls high school basketball game at home against Wilmot. The Elks lost 55-42. Elkhorn (5-6, 2-5 SLC) trailed the Panthers (8-5, 6-1 SLC) 32-15 at halftime. Coach Jeff […]

 
 

Elks swimmers dominate rival Delavan

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent The Elks posted 48 personal best times and routed Delavan-Darien 121-47 Jan. 9 in a Southern Lakes Conference boys high school swimming dual meet at Delavan-Darien High School. Elks coach Jamie Richardson said posting 48 personal best times in January is no easy task. The […]

 
 

Elkhorn grapplers ride three 2nd-place spots to strong tournament

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent Three Elkhorn Area High School wrestlers placed second in their respective weight classes, and it helped the Elks to a fourth-place finish Dec. 29 in the Mid-States Wrestling Classic at UW-Whitewater. This season’s field at Mid-States featured 43 schools Wisconsin and Illinois. “I’m really happy […]

 
 

Johnson leads Elkhorn swimmers in Illinois

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent Hunter Johnson finished second among sophomores and helped the Elkhorn Area High School boys swim team to a strong performance Dec. 27 in the Boylan Bash at Boylan High School in Rockford, Ill. The Boylan Bash is split by class, and team scores are not […]

 
 

Meet EAHS coach, athletes of the year

Meet EAHS coach, athletes of the year

The Jan. 4 issue of the Independent includes feature stories on the newspaper’s coach and male and female athletes of the year by Chris Bennett, sports correspondent. Below is a portion of what’s included – pick up a copy of the paper for the rest – on stands now! COACH […]

 
 

Elkhorn swimmers topple Badger

By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent The Elks won nine of 11 events and beat Badger Co-op 109-61 Dec. 19 in a Southern Lakes Conference boys high school swimming dual meet at Badger High School in Lake Geneva. The Elks competed Dec. 20 in a non-conference dual meet at Boylan High […]

 
 

Elkhorn Penguins to host swim fundraiser

Elkhorn Penguins to host swim fundraiser

The Elkhorn Penguin Swim Team (above, photo courtesy of Erin Hansen) will host a swim fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva, 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva. The event is open to the public and costs $15 per […]

 
 

A historic trip

A historic trip

Elkhorn’s Richardson earned first state tennis trip in a decade   By Chris Bennett Sports correspondent Elkhorn’s Gabby Richardson’s had a lot on her mind when she took the court Oct. 12 at the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tennis Tournament. The crowd and atmosphere were unlike anything in which […]

 
 
 
 
 

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