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Bay pulls away in final quarter

Big Foot's Brett Morris takes the ball to the hoop in Monday's game against Williams Bay. (Photo by Dave Baker)

Big Foot comes up short in rivalry game By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent For three quarters Monday night, the yearly battle between nearby boys basketball rivals Big Foot and Williams Bay was almost a dead heat. That ended in the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs took control – and there […]

 
 

SPORTS COLUMN: Interview with Big Foot’s departing football coach Wedig

SPORTS COLUMN: Interview with Big Foot’s departing football coach Wedig

Wedig excited to lead another program from obscurity to pinnacle By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor WALWORTH – What more can Rodney Wedig do? The Big Foot teacher, who coached the Chiefs football team the past 11 seasons, has a resume at the school reserved for folk lore and how-to coaching […]

 
 

Wedig will leave Big Foot

Big Foot High School football coach Rodney Wedig hugs Tyler Vara following his team’s season-ending loss to Platteville in the WIAA playoffs in November. The game was the last at Big Foot for Wedig, who will become head football coach at Beloit Memorial next fall. (File photo by Dave Baker)

Coach led Chiefs to a state title, 52-straight RVC wins By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The highly successful Rodney Wedig football era at Big Foot High School has come to an end. After a couple weeks of rumors that he may be taking on a new challenge, it was confirmed […]

 
 

In my opinion: Thanks to Wedig, Chiefs will rebound

In my opinion: Thanks to Wedig, Chiefs will rebound

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent                   It’s been two years since I was on the football coaching staff at Big Foot High School, but every chance I get to go back and see the Chiefs in action, it’s certainly an opportunity I enjoy.                   And now that I’m on the […]

 
 

The beat goes on

Big Foot’s Gus Wedig makes a juggling catch as he falls into the end zone to score a touchdown for the Chiefs in last week’s Level 2 playoff win over Clinton. Big Foot faces an even stiffer test Friday when it hosts Platteville at 7 p.m. (Photo by Dave Baker)

Chiefs keep rolling; look for community’s support By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent By the time the WIAA playoffs reach the third round, there are very few lucky teams still alive. Every team is talented at this point – and that’s what makes the next game for Big Foot so intriguing. […]

 
 

Sports Roundup

Girls soccer having a perfect season   By Dan Truttschel CORRESPONDENT The Big Foot-Williams Bay girls soccer team broke open a close match Tuesday night to keep its perfect spring alive. Three goals in the second half did the trick, as the Chiefs took a 2-1 lead and turned it […]

 
 

Big Foot-Williams Bay girls soccer preview

By Dan Truttschel CORRESPONDENT On paper, it certainly appears that the Big Foot-Williams Bay girls soccer team will be quite different than the team it put on the field a year ago. Any team that loses the number of talented seniors to graduation would say the same thing. But in […]

 
 

Dixon named Offensive Player of the Year

Dixon named Offensive Player of the Year

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent As a sophomore on the Big Foot football team, Mason Dixon appeared destined for a season on the JV squad. That plan lasted about a week, or more specifically, the first play of an inter-squad scrimmage when he scored against the starting defense on the opening […]

 
 

Dixon named most outstanding senior running back

Dixon named most outstanding senior running back

Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net recently named Big Foot’s Mason Dixon as the 2012 recipient of the Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch Award as the most outstanding senior running back in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. Dixon has been extremely productive since starting as a sophomore, despite sharing time […]

 
 

On to state!

Jacob Waro makes a shoe string tackle during last week’s game against Freedom which advanced the Chiefs to state Thursday. (Photo by Dave Baker)

Easily predicted matchup makes for a tough-to-guess outcome for the Chiefs By Dan Truttschel Correspondent When the WIAA football playoff pairings were released a little more than a month ago and Big Foot was in Division 4, many fans could guess at what two teams would meet for the title […]