Elkhorn area

Elkhorn boys fight but fall short

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School baseball team lost two tight Southern Lakes Conference games last week against Wilmot. The Panthers beat the Elks 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader April 17 at Elkhorn. Wilmot defeated the Elks 3-2 in extra innings in the […]

 
 

2013 Independent Athlete of the Year: Jake Stilling

2013 Independent Athlete of the Year: Jake Stilling

Elkhorn grad sets standard for athletic program   By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent There is no more simple way to put it. Wrestler Jake Stilling set the standard for Elkhorn Area High School individual achievement in athletics in the calendar year 2013. That is why he is the Elkhorn Independent’s […]

 
 

Grapplers still perfect in SLC

Elkhorn wrestler John Olsen sizes up his opponent in a recent match. (Photo by Aaron Gottschalk)

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent In six dual meets last week the Elkhorn Area High School wrestling team maintained dominance in the Southern Lakes Conference and tested itself against some of the area’s better programs. The Elks defeated Westosha Central 64-12 in a SLC dual meet Dec. 12 at […]

 
 

Young Elks pull off upset victory

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent It’s a little early in the high school wrestling season for a mea culpa, but Elkhorn Area High School wrestling coach Ken Reynolds recently offered as much. “I was wrong about these kids,” Reynolds said. “Last year was so special. I didn’t think we’d be […]

 
 

Ruemmele taking career to next level

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Eklhorn Area High School swimmer Kady Ruemmele had a bit of fun with her coaches midway through the now-concluded high school girls swimming season. She suddenly decided to ask coaches to enter her in races under her given first name of “Kadence,” because, as she […]

 
 

Ruemmele places third at state swim meet

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Kady Ruemmele and the Elkhorn Area High School girls’ swimming team finished their season with a flourish. Ruemmele finished third in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 200 individual medley and helped lead the Elks to a 14th-place finish Nov. 15 in the WIAA […]

 
 

All-Conference accolades

All-Conference accolades

Matz, Eckert named to first team in Rock Valley North By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Eight members of the East Troy High School football team recently were named to All-Rock Valley Conference North Division squads. Leading the way for the Trojans are two first-team selections, senior quarterback Brandon Matz and senior […]

 
 

Kayser named Elks’ soccer MVP, others honored

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent A steady, unassuming player led a steady, unassuming Elkhorn Area High School boys soccer team this season. Elks coach BZ Kayser announced midfielder Chandler Kayser is the Elks’ Most Valuable Player for the 2013 season. “He’s just the ultimate team captain out there,” BZ Kayser […]

 
 

Seven Elkhorn swimmers have a date with state

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Seven Elkhorn swimmers across six events are headed to the WIAA Division 2 State Swimming and Diving Meet Friday at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison. “We had a strong and fast sectional, which is good because you rise the occasion,” Elks coach Jamie […]

 
 

Elkhorn swim team nabs third at SLC meet

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The 200-yard medley relay of the Elkhorn Area High School girls’ swimming team made a statement Nov. 2 at the Southern Lakes Conference girls’ swim meet at Whitewater High School. Lilly Remington, Rachel Anderson, Kady Ruemmele and Emily Ames, seeded second, won the relay in 1 […]