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Athlete’s name: Kelly Loudon

School: Clinton High School

Year: Senior

Sports: Basketball

Highlights for each sport, such as all-conference or all-state recognition, team captain, letters won, etc.: Varsity letter as a freshman; second team all-Rock Valley Conference as a sophomore; second team all-conference, team MVP and team captain as a junior; team captain as senior so far

Season scoring stats, records, best times, etc. for each sport: Current 2016-’17 season: 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, 58.5 percent field goal shooting percentage

Describe yourself on/off the court: On the court, I am very competitive and always pushing myself and my teammates to be the very best. Off the court, I am still determined, but I am much more laid-back, and I like to have fun with my friends and teammates.

How did you get started playing your favorite sport? In fourth grade, my current teammate, Hannah Kalk, told me I should play basketball because I was tall (at the time). She made me practice layups at recess, and I ended up joining the team once I found out that I could actually put the ball in the hoop. I fell in love with the game and have been playing ever since.

Biggest influences or role models and why: Kevin Kalk was my first basketball coach, and he has taught me everything I know about the game. He always has pushed me to be the best I can be, and he still does to this day. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. And my mom is my No. 1 fan and has never missed one of my games since I started playing. She supports me unconditionally.

Most memorable moment(s) in high school sports: The most memorable moment was when we beat Brodhead my sophomore year. It was the first time we had beaten them in seven years. It was incredible.

What advice would you give younger athletes about competing at the high school and/or collegiate level? Never give up on what you’re working for no matter how hard it gets. All your hard work will pay off in the end.

Favorite athlete(s): Former Wisconsin and current Houston Rockets player Sam Dekker, swimmer Michael Phelps and pro beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings

Favorite team(s): Wisconsin Badgers

Any other hobbies outside of sports: Spending time with my family, friends and teammates, and doing volunteer work for Key Club and student council.

Post-high school plans: To attend college to pursue a career in physical therapy and continue my basketball career.

Stateline area athletes and teams turned in another banner calendar year in 2016. Here is a look at many of those performances in CSI Media’s annual Year in Review series.

This article focuses on boys and men’s sports. Girls and women’s sports ran last Sunday and can be found at CommunityShoppers.com.

Comets reach the top

Delavan-Darien won the Division 3 state soccer crown Nov. 5, while Southern Lakes rival Elkhorn reached the D-2 title match.

Mike Marse’s Comets walked off with the trophy for a second time in three seasons, defeating Mount Horeb for a second time -- the Vikings won the 2015 title.

DDHS busted loose from a 1-0 first-period lead en route to a 5-1 triumph over Seymour in the semifinals at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. Goalie Ricardo Huerta finished with only one save as the Comets outshot the Thunder by a 28-3 margin with five players registering goals.

In the finals showdown, Delavan-Darien opened the scoring with tallies from Julien Riviere and Gerardo Rodriguez in the first 12:27 and held off Mount Horeb the rest of the way for the school’s third trophy in eight appearances while finishing 26-1-2.

The Elks made their second trip and recorded the school’s first state tourney win to reach the championship match for the first time. They fell to Whitefish Bay, 4-0, which notched its second straight title and sixth overall.

Elkhorn wound up 20-4-3, defeating New Richmond, 2-1, in the semis behind Sid Babu’s 16th and 17th goals of the year, including the game winner at 70:11 to overcome a 1-0 deficit.

Demons knock off champs

Burlington eliminated defending champion Janesville Craig in the quarterfinals of the WIAA Division 1 state baseball tournament, using that momentum to carry it to the trophy at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.

The Demons made their third state appearance a memorable one, and they started it in the second inning of their opener against the Cougars, who had scored three runs on four hits and an error in the first inning. Burlington responded with four runs in the next two innings en route to a 5-3 victory behind standout pitcher Jacob Lindemann, a Wichita State recruit who could get drafted in June 2017.

Burlington then disposed of Green Bay Preble, 9-0, and rallied past Arrowhead after the latter had jumped to a 4-0 cushion after the first inning. The Demons scored twice in the sixth and tacked on four more runs in the seventh inning for the 6-4 win and a 25-5 finish.

Two qualify for football semis

The Badger and Clinton football teams reached the state playoff semifinals in divisions 1 and 5, respectively.

Matt Hensler’s Badgers qualified for the WIAA playoffs for an 11th straight time, advancing to Level 4 for a third time in five years.

Second-seeded Badger disposed of three Big Eight foes by a combined 80-28 before running into Franklin. The Sabers posted a 35-14 victory before grabbing a 14-0 halftime advantage against powerful Kimberly, which ripped off 29 unanswered points to win its fourth consecutive crown.

Badger has accumulated a 10-5 postseason record over the last five years.

Clinton cemented its fourth straight and eighth overall playoff trip, earning three of the school’s four all-time postseason wins.

The Cougars rattled off victories against playoff veterans Marshall (13 trips), Arcadia (23) and Lancaster (26, with seven state titles). Clinton’s season ended, 42-35, at the hands of Cedar Grove-Belgium, which then lost the title game to Amherst, 38-35.

Jeff Spiwak’s Cougars ended 11-2.

King Benny

Whitewater High School senior Benny Liang finished third in the 100-yard butterfly at the WIAA state Division 2 swimming meet in Madison, cutting nearly 1:40 off his seed time, finishing in 52.28 seconds.

However, his biggest splash again occurred in his specialty event, the 100-yard breaststroke, where he capped off his prep career with his second consecutive D-2 gold medal.

In 2015, Liang entered the competitions with the ninth-best time. He shaved nearly four seconds off that to finish in 59.07 in earning the title. He also swam a leg as the Whippets’ 200 relay team won gold.

In February 2016, Liang, now at Wabash College in Indiana, also saved his best for last, taking a strong lead through the first 50 yards and hanging on, this time clocking a 58.64 to claim the top spot.

Central reaches finale

The Catholic Central boys basketball team advanced to the Division 5 state championship contest, falling to McDonell Central, 63-41.

However, many wouldn’t have predicted the Hilltoppers to get that far, especially when they were sitting at 6-7 overall and saddled with a four-game losing skid on Jan. 23.

But Central went on a seven-game winning streak and entered the postseason having won eight of its last 10. The Hilltoppers then won two regional contests by a combined nine points and two sectional outings by a 17-point margin to reach Madison.

Central got a free throw apiece from Ben Heiligenthal and Frank Koehnke in the final minute for a 37-35 win over Barneveld to reach the finale. Heiligenthal registered 14 points, but the Hilltoppers were no match for McDonell, finishing 19-10 overall.

Grappling with medals

Several area wrestlers made their presence felt at the Kohl Center.

Milton’s Billy Pitzner won the 170-pound title in Division 1 as a junior, posting a 6-4 victory and handing Sawyer Massie of Hudson, a senior, his first loss of the year in the title showdown. Pitzner finished 49-4 after recording two major decisions and a pin en route to his crown.

Elkhorn’s Benji Peak finished third at 113 pounds in D-1. The sophomore registered a 10-1 win and followed it with a pin to reach the semifinals, where he fell, 6-5, to the eventual runner-up. However, Peak rallied for two more decisions to finish 33-4.

Freshman Jackson Hauri of Parkview captured fifth at 106 pounds in D-3, He lost his opener, 9-6, to fall into the wrestlebacks, where he won two of three matches to finish 44-5.

Janesville Parker junior Logan Murdy ended in sixth place at 195 in D-1. He won his opener but lost to eventual unbeaten champion Jacob Raschka of Pewaukee. Murdy then won two matches before losing his final two outings, including an 11-10 decision to settle for sixth.

Circling the track

Craig’s Deon Newson placed fifth in the 300 hurdles (38.83) and ran the second leg in the Cougars’ all-senior foursome that placed sixth in the 400 relay, clocking a 42.73 along with Aristide Serrano, Hozai Ceballos and Peter Larson. The latter also took seventh in the 100 in 11.39.

Beloit Memorial junior Tavien Payton went 22-3 to grab sixth place in the long jump.

In D-2, Evansville senior Noah Schiller ran a 1:56.11 to finish fifth in the 800. East Troy junior Billy Dominski also placed fifth, blazing a 15.26 in the 100 hurdles. Dominski also finished third in the 300 hurdles (39.41), one spot behind Big Foot sophomore Jackson Enz (38.87).

Meanwhile, East Troy senior Jake Wendt captured seventh in the shot put (52-61/4).

Parkview senior Hunter Marshall was a top competitor in Division 3, taking seventh in the 200 (23.30).

Warhawks shine again

UW-Whitewater didn’t quite duplicate most recent history, but Warhawk teams continued to make their presence felt on a national stage.

The football team reached the national quarterfinals, qualifying for the postseason for the 11th time in the last 12 years.

Their campaign ended against John Carroll, 31-14, with a 17-0 third quarter deficit the difference.

UW-W’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs, as did the basketball squad. UW-W’s track team was fifth nationally in the outdoor championships.

The UW-W baseball team lost both of its World Series games by a combined three runs. It was the school’s sixth appearance since 2004.

Two in a row

Harrison Hearne’s Hononegah tennis program earned its second league and sectional titles in a row, its only such accomplishments in history.

The Indians’ sectional efforts featured their excellent doubles tandems. Brandon Kim and Hsing-Hao Louh defeated teammates in fellow junior Josh Euhus and sophomore Parker Hearne in the final.

That bodes well for another strong Hononegah run in 2017.

Bucs reach NCAAs

Beloit College’s baseball team shared the North Division title and qualified for the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional tournament after winning its  second MWC championship and first since 2009.

The Bucs lost both postseason contests to finish 27-14, which tied for the second-most wins in school history.

Dave DeGeorge was named the league’s top coach, while senior pitcher Ryan Kaveney and junior infielders Mike Gulve and Kam Sallee made the North’s first team.

Football

First Team Offense

Quarterbacks: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, Jr.; Zach Mielke, Evansville/Albany, Jr.

Running backs: Peyton Pope, Clinton, Sr.; Owen Goedland, East Troy, Sr.; Brennen Banks, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Receivers: Pedro Sierra, Big Foot, Jr.; Jackson Erickson, Edgerton, Sr.; Jimmy DuVal, Whitewater, Jr.

Tight ends: Hayden Reese, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Johnny Espinoza, Clinton, Sr.

Linemen: Brandon Malkow, Beloit Turner, Jr.; Jared Hansen, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.;

Austin Lynd, Clinton, Sr.; Tony Ward, Clinton, Sr.; Chris Storandt, East Troy, Jr.; Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Athletes: Jordan Jones, Clinton, Sr.; Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Second Team Offense

Quarterbacks: Matt Schmitt, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Tyler Halsted, Clinton, Jr.

Running backs: Ethan Burns, Turner, Sr.; Jack Speckman, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Zach Krause, Clinton, Jr.

Receivers: Jake Heidenreich, Big Foot, Jr.; Juan Reyes, Turner, Jr.; Noah Nyffler, East Troy, Sr.

Tight ends: Sam Behm, Turner, Sr.; Beau Cary, Big Foot, Sr.

Linemen: Phyllip Brown, Turner, Jr.; Danny Carpenter, Big Foot, Jr.; Clayton Hahn, Clinton, Jr.; John Marschke, East Troy, So.; Ethan Richardson, Edgerton, Sr.; Austin Anderson, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Offensive Players of the Year: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, and Brennen Banks, Evansville/Albany

Backs of the Year: Jordan Jones, Clinton, and Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany

Defensive Player of the Year: Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany

Lineman of the Year: Owen Goedland, East Troy

Coach of the Year: Jeff Spiwak, Clinton, and Ron Grovesteen, Evansville/Albany

First Team Defense  

Ends: Olihn Craig, Big Foot, Sr.; Cole Ciochon, Clinton, Sr.; Brody Maag, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linemen: Tyler Burt, Turner, Sr.; Jared Hansen, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Manny Clotiere, Clinton, Sr.; Owen Goedland, East Troy, Sr.; Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linebackers: Connor Mullooly, Clinton, Jr.; Devin Nipple, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Sam Behm, Turner, Sr.; Mason Malzahn, East Troy, Sr.

Defensive backs: Brekan Day, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.; Jordan Jones, Clinton, Sr.; Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Zach Krause, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team Defense

Ends: Nick Damman, Clinton, Sr.

Linemen: Jake Pieper, East Troy, Jr.; Sean Cox, East Troy, Sr.; Ansel Chesney, Edgerton, Sr.; Noah Pagel, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linebackers: Jac Christman, Big Foot, Sr.; Joe Stout, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Robert Billington, Clinton, Sr.; Ernesto Magana, Whitewater, Sr.; Skyler Stuckey, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Zachary Wienke, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Jimmy DuVal, Whitewater, Jr.

Defensive backs: Kasey Woodside, Big Foot, Sr.; Jackson Erickson, Edgerton, Sr.; Demetrios Heniadis, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

First Team Special Teams

Kicker: Kade Gransee, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Punter: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, Jr.

Second Team Special Teams

Kicker: Emiliano Reyes, Turner, So.

Punter: Kade Gransee, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Honorable mention

Edgerton: Mason Simmons, So.; Jaden Johnson, So.

Evansville/Albany: Nate Kleiboer, Jr.; Otis Johnson, Sr.; Brock Gilkes, Sr.

East Troy: Jacob Mast, Jr.; Sam Goral, Sr.; Chase Coleman, Jr.

Whitewater: Daniel Fuller, Jr.; Manny Alwin, Sr.; Will Leibbrand, Fr.

Big Foot: Brennan Malone, Sr.; Devon Rankins, Sr.; Tucker Milligan, Big Foot, Jr.

Brodhead/Juda: Jeffrey Williams, So.; Parker Johnson, Jr.; Trent Davis, Jr.

Clinton: Austin Beaumont, Jr.; Eric Paschke, Jr.; Kenny Ballmer, Jr.

Turner: Sereno Ferone, Jr.; Josh Fell, Sr.; Giovanni Haney, Sr.

Volleyball

North Division

First Team

Brianna Scuric, East Troy; Kellan Schmidt, Edgerton; Ashlyn Oren, Edgerton; Matison Jakscht, East Troy; Becca Cronin, Evansville; Miranda Karlen, Evansville

Second Team

Izzy Martino, East Troy; Maggie Lawrence, Edgerton; Julian Friedrichs, East Troy; Bethany Oren, Edgerton

Co-Player of Year: Brianna Scuric, East Troy

Honorable mention

Edgerton: Kathleen Reilly, Jessica Danks

East Troy: Natalee Bearce, Katie Zewiske

Evansville: Samantha Kessenich, Trisha Louis

Whitewater: Catherine Yang, Kate Riemer

South Division

First Team

Abbey Johnson, Brodhead, So.; Gloria Esarco, Big Foot, Sr.; Kampbell Hehr, Big Foot, So.; Camila Hallmann, Turner, Jr.; Chandra Clark, Brodhead, Jr.; Sophia Foster, Big Foot, So.; Nicole Chrislaw, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team

Payton Courier, Big Foot, Jr.; Kenzie Krizmanich, Turner, Sr.; Jordan Bobek, Big Foot, Sr.; Sami Gonfiantini, Turner, Sr.; Reagan Watts, Parkview, Sr.; Abby Peterson, Big Foot, So.; Baily Kloepefer, Parkview, Sr.; Becca Smith, Parkview, Sr.

Player of the Year: Abbey Johnson, Brodhead

Honorable Mention

Big Foot: Kennedy Hehr, Sr.

Brodhead: Brooke Malcook, Sr.

Clinton: Kallie Inman, So.

Palmyra-Eagle: Maleny Neubauer, Jr.; Brittany Neuman, Jr.

Parkview: Abby Harnack, Sr.

Turner: Makenna Lauterbach, So.

Boys Soccer

First Team

Midfielders: Juan Mercado, Big Foot, Sr.; Kevin Garcia, Evansville, Jr.

Defenders: Heath Dillenbeck, Big Foot, Jr.; Denver Roberts, East Troy, Jr.; Dineth Gunawardena, Whitewater, Sr.

Goalie: Lars Larsen, Big Foot, Sr.

Utility: Peyton Townsend, Evansville, Jr.

Second Team

Midfielders: Lewis Kim, Edgerton, Jr.; Ryan Christens, Evansville, Sr.; Eder Lavariega, Big Foot, Jr.; Jake Walton, Whitewater, Sr.

Forwards: Brian Reyes, Whitewater, Sr.

Defenders: Owen Wagner, Evansville, So.; Michael Ferraro, Edgerton, Jr.; Thomas McManaway, Whitewater, Sr.

Goalie: Nic Blair, East Troy, Sr.

Utility: Vince Baxter, East Troy, Sr.

Honorable mention

Big Foot: Hamilton Smith, Sr.; Cory Shea, Sr.

East Troy: Max Oldenburg, Sr.; Jared Paullin, Sr.

Edgerton: Ryan Tronnes, So.; Donovan Cone, Jr.

Evansville: Kyle Roth, Sr.; Andy Forster, Sr.

Whitewater: Sergio Falcon, Sr.; Roberto Soto, Sr.

Girls Golf

First Team

Makenzie Suhr, Edgerton, So.; Sofi Gonstead, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team

Johanna Brown, Edgerton, Jr.; Hannah Miller, Turner, Sr.; Mali Kruckenberg, Edgerton, So.

Cross Country

First Team Boys

Evan Harding, East Troy, Sr.; Jacob Korf, Whitewater, Jr.; Benedict Gallagher, Evansville, So.; Jacob Smith, East Troy, So.

Second Team Boys

Alex Dias, Parkview, Sr.; Michael Hatter, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.; Nathan Fox, East Troy, So.; Tommy Schueller, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.; Evan Spencer, Parkview, Jr.; Reuben Larson, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.

Honorable mention

Nate Ciabatti, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Tommy Larson, East Troy, Fr.; Jordan Laatz, Clinton, So.; Matt Mattingly, Whitewater, Sr.; Brice Enright, Clinton, Jr.; Ryen Hazzard, Edgerton, Fr.; Aidan Coburn, Whitewater, Fr.  

First Team Girls

Madison Desing, East Troy, Fr.; Ella Rondeau, East Troy, Fr.; Allisan Barrett, Whitewater, Jr.; Christina Nolting, East Troy, Fr.; Zanzie Demco, Big Foot, Jr.; Maddie Harding  Brodhead/Juda, Jr.

Second Team Girls       

McKenzie Fillner, Evansville, Fr.; Ava Schroeder, Evansville, Fr.; Antonia Bartolotta, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.; Madison Rosin, East Troy, Sr.; Holly Pedersen, Palmyra-Eagle, Sr.; Nicole Tomomitsu, Whitewater, So.; Cora Purdue, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.

Honorable mention

Carissa Purdue, Brodhead/Juda, Fr.; Morgan Bartlett, East Troy, So.; Jackie Rosa, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.

The Rock Valley Conference has announced its season honorees in football, volleyball, soccer, golf and cross country:

Football

First Team Offense

Quarterbacks: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, Jr.; Zach Mielke, Evansville/Albany, Jr.

Running backs: Peyton Pope, Clinton, Sr.; Owen Goedland, East Troy, Sr.; Brennen Banks, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Receivers: Pedro Sierra, Big Foot, Jr.; Jackson Erickson, Edgerton, Sr.; Jimmy DuVal, Whitewater, Jr.

Tight ends: Hayden Reese, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Johnny Espinoza, Clinton, Sr.

Linemen: Brandon Malkow, Beloit Turner, Jr.; Jared Hansen, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.;

Austin Lynd, Clinton, Sr.; Tony Ward, Clinton, Sr.; Chris Storandt, East Troy, Jr.;

Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Athletes: Jordan Jones, Clinton, Sr.; Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Second Team Offense

Quarterbacks: Matt Schmitt, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Tyler Halsted, Clinton, Jr.

Running backs: Ethan Burns, Turner, Sr.; Jack Speckman, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.;

Zach Krause, Clinton, Jr.

Receivers: Jake Heidenreich, Big Foot, Jr.; Juan Reyes, Turner, Jr.; Noah Nyffler, East Troy, Sr.

Tight ends: Sam Behm, Turner, Sr.; Beau Cary, Big Foot, Sr.

Linemen: Phyllip Brown, Turner, Jr.; Danny Carpenter, Big Foot, Jr.; Clayton Hahn, Clinton, Jr.; John Marschke, East Troy, So.; Ethan Richardson, Edgerton, Sr.; Austin Anderson, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Offensive Players of the Year: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, and Brennen Banks, Evansville/Albany

Backs of the Year: Jordan Jones, Clinton, and Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany

Defensive Player of the Year: Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany

Lineman of the Year: Owen Goedland, East Troy

Coach of the Year: Jeff Spiwak, Clinton, and Ron Grovesteen, Evansville/Albany

First Team Defense  

Ends: Olihn Craig, Big Foot, Sr.; Cole Ciochon, Clinton, Sr.; Brody Maag, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linemen: Tyler Burt, Turner, Sr.; Jared Hansen, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Manny Clotiere, Clinton, Sr.; Owen Goedland, East Troy, Sr.; Lucius Rinehart, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linebackers: Connor Mullooly, Clinton, Jr.; Devin Nipple, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Sam Behm, Turner, Sr.; Mason Malzahn, East Troy, Sr.

Defensive backs: Brekan Day, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.; Jordan Jones, Clinton, Sr.; Chase Katzenmeyer, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Zach Krause, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team Defense

Ends: Nick Damman, Clinton, Sr.

Linemen: Jake Pieper, East Troy, Jr.; Sean Cox, East Troy, Sr.; Ansel Chesney, Edgerton, Sr.; Noah Pagel, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Linebackers: Jac Christman, Big Foot, Sr.; Joe Stout, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Robert Billington, Clinton, Sr.; Ernesto Magana, Whitewater, Sr.; Skyler Stuckey, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Zachary Wienke, Evansville/Albany, Sr.; Jimmy DuVal, Whitewater, Jr.

Defensive backs: Kasey Woodside, Big Foot, Sr.; Jackson Erickson, Edgerton, Sr.; Demetrios Heniadis, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

First Team Special Teams

Kicker: Kade Gransee, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Punter: Jackson Enz, Big Foot, Jr.

Second Team Special Teams

Kicker: Emiliano Reyes, Turner, So.

Punter: Kade Gransee, Evansville/Albany, Sr.

Honorable mention

Edgerton: Mason Simmons, So.; Jaden Johnson, So.

Evansville/Albany: Nate Kleiboer, Jr.; Otis Johnson, Sr.; Brock Gilkes, Sr.

East Troy: Jacob Mast, Jr.; Sam Goral, Sr.; Chase Coleman, Jr.

Whitewater: Daniel Fuller, Jr.; Manny Alwin, Sr.; Will Leibbrand, Fr.

Big Foot: Brennan Malone, Sr.; Devon Rankins, Sr.; Tucker Milligan, Big Foot, Jr.

Brodhead/Juda: Jeffrey Williams, So.; Parker Johnson, Jr.; Trent Davis, Jr.

Clinton: Austin Beaumont, Jr.; Eric Paschke, Jr.; Kenny Ballmer, Jr.

Turner: Sereno Ferone, Jr.; Josh Fell, Sr.; Giovanni Haney, Sr.

Volleyball

North Division

First Team

Brianna Scuric, East Troy; Kellan Schmidt, Edgerton; Ashlyn Oren, Edgerton; Matison Jakscht, East Troy; Becca Cronin, Evansville; Miranda Karlen, Evansville

Second Team

Izzy Martino, East Troy; Maggie Lawrence, Edgerton; Julian Friedrichs, East Troy;

Bethany Oren, Edgerton

Co-Player of Year: Brianna Scuric, East Troy

Honorable mention

Edgerton: Kathleen Reilly, Jessica Danks

East Troy: Natalee Bearce, Katie Zewiske

Evansville: Samantha Kessenich, Trisha Louis

Whitewater: Catherine Yang, Kate Riemer

South Division

First Team

Abbey Johnson, Brodhead, So.; Gloria Esarco, Big Foot, Sr.; Kampbell Hehr, Big Foot, So.; Camila Hallmann, Turner, Jr.; Chandra Clark, Brodhead, Jr.; Sophia Foster, Big Foot, So.; Nicole Chrislaw, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team

Payton Courier, Big Foot, Jr.; Kenzie Krizmanich, Turner, Sr.; Jordan Bobek, Big Foot, Sr.; Sami Gonfiantini, Turner, Sr.; Reagan Watts, Parkview, Sr.; Abby Peterson, Big Foot, So.; Baily Kloepefer, Parkview, Sr.; Becca Smith, Parkview, Sr.

Player of the Year: Abbey Johnson, Brodhead

Honorable Mention

Big Foot: Kennedy Hehr, Sr.

Brodhead: Brooke Malcook, Sr.

Clinton: Kallie Inman, So.

Palmyra-Eagle: Maleny Neubauer, Jr.; Brittany Neuman, Jr.

Parkview: Abby Harnack, Sr.

Turner: Makenna Lauterbach, So.

Boys Soccer

First Team

Midfielders: Juan Mercado, Big Foot, Sr.; Kevin Garcia, Evansville, Jr.

Defenders: Heath Dillenbeck, Big Foot, Jr.; Denver Roberts, East Troy, Jr.; Dineth Gunawardena, Whitewater, Sr.

Goalie: Lars Larsen, Big Foot, Sr.

Utility: Peyton Townsend, Evansville, Jr.

Second Team

Midfielders: Lewis Kim, Edgerton, Jr.; Ryan Christens, Evansville, Sr.; Eder Lavariega, Big Foot, Jr.; Jake Walton, Whitewater, Sr.

Forwards: Brian Reyes, Whitewater, Sr.

Defenders: Owen Wagner, Evansville, So.; Michael Ferraro, Edgerton, Jr.; Thomas McManaway, Whitewater, Sr.

Goalie: Nic Blair, East Troy, Sr.

Utility: Vince Baxter, East Troy, Sr.

Honorable mention

Big Foot: Hamilton Smith, Sr.; Cory Shea, Sr.

East Troy: Max Oldenburg, Sr.; Jared Paullin, Sr.

Edgerton: Ryan Tronnes, So.; Donovan Cone, Jr.

Evansville: Kyle Roth, Sr.; Andy Forster, Sr.

Whitewater: Sergio Falcon, Sr.; Roberto Soto, Sr.

Girls Golf

First Team

Makenzie Suhr, Edgerton, So.; Sofi Gonstead, Clinton, Jr.

Second Team

Johanna Brown, Edgerton, Jr.; Hannah Miller, T urner, Sr.; Mali Kruckenberg, Edgerton, So.

Cross Country

First Team Boys

Evan Harding, East Troy, Sr.; Jacob Korf, Whitewater, Jr.; Benedict Gallagher, Evansville, So.; Jacob Smith, East Troy, So.

Second Team Boys

Alex Dias, Parkview, Sr.; Michael Hatter, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.; Nathan Fox, East Troy, So.; Tommy Schueller, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.; Evan Spencer, Parkview, Jr.; Reuben Larson, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.

Honorable mention

Nate Ciabatti, Brodhead/Juda, Sr.; Tommy Larson, East Troy, Fr.; Jordan Laatz, Clinton, So.; Matt Mattingly, Whitewater, Sr.; Brice Enright, Clinton, Jr.; Ryen Hazzard, Edgerton, Fr.; Aidan Coburn, Whitewater, Fr.  

First Team Girls

Madison Desing, East Troy, Fr.; Ella Rondeau, East Troy, Fr.; Allisan Barrett, Whitewater, Jr.; Christina Nolting, East Troy, Fr.; Zanzie Demco, Big Foot, Jr.; Maddie Harding  Brodhead/Juda, Jr.

Second Team Girls       

McKenzie Fillner, Evansville, Fr.; Ava Schroeder, Evansville, Fr.; Antonia Bartolotta, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.; Madison Rosin, East Troy, Sr.; Holly Pedersen, Palmyra-Eagle, Sr.; Nicole Tomomitsu, Whitewater, So.; Cora Purdue, Brodhead/Juda, Jr.

Honorable mention

Carissa Purdue, Brodhead/Juda, Fr.; Morgan Bartlett, East Troy, So.; Jackie Rosa, Palmyra-Eagle, Jr.

State tournament action for girls golf and girls individual tennis are already in the books for the 2016-’17 school year.

And postseason competition begins for every other fall sport, making this week one of the busiest on the prep calendar.

Here is a rundown of where Stateline area schools will be performing:

Volleyball

Competitions begin Thursday, Oct. 20, and continue Saturday in Division 1, while teams in divisions 2-4 open Tuesday, Oct. 18, and continue Thursday and Saturday.

Burlington is the sectional host and earned the No. 2 seeding in one of eight D-1 brackets, where Westosha Central earned the top spot.

In other match-ups, eighth-seeded Milton hosts ninth-seeded Kenosha Bradford/Reuther, with the winner going to Westosha. The other side of the regional has fifth seed Janesville Craig entertaining 12th-seeded Badger, while No. 13 seed Janesville Parker visits fourth-seeded Fort Atkinson.

The opposite side of the sectional features third-seeded Stoughton hosting 14th-seeded Beloit Memorial, while the Demons are home to 15th-seeded Elkhorn.

In Division 2, top-seeded East Troy is slated to host the McFarland Sectional semifinals and gets eighth-seeded Clinton.

The regional also includes fifth-seeded Delavan-Darien traveling to fourth-seeded Evansville, third-seeded Big Foot hosting sixth-seeded Beloit Turner and No. 7 seed Whitewater visits second-seeded Edgerton.

The New Glarus Sectional includes area squads in Division 3. Fifth-seeded Parkview visits fourth-seeded Deerfield on Tuesday, with the winner heading to top-seeded Wisconsin Heights on one side of the sectional. It also includes third-seeded Brodhead hosting sixth-seeded Cambridge.

The other side sees fifth-seeded Palmyra-Eagle traveling to fourth-seeded Dodgeland, with No. 1 seed Waterloo waiting for the winner.

The Division 4 field includes the Stoughton Sectional, with one regional bracket featuring eighth-seeded Faith Christian visiting top seed Randolph. Meanwhile, second-seeded Williams Bay entertains seventh-seeded Rio.

Boys soccer

The schedule structure is the same as volleyball, with action, mainly play-in games with lower seeds, starting on Tuesday and games continuing Thursday and Saturday.

Area Division 1 schools open up Thursday: The Kettle Moraine Sectional includes 16th-seeded Janesville Parker visiting top-seeded Middleton, third-seeded Beloit Memorial hosting 14th-seeded Janesville Craig and seventh-seeded Badger traveling to 10th-seeded Waukesha South.

The D-2 field has fifth-seeded Milton hosting No. 12 Westosha Central in the Wilmot Sectional, which also includes second-seeded Elkhorn welcoming 15th-seeded Burlington.

In Division 3, top-seeded and top-ranked Delavan-Darien opens at home Thursday with the winner of Tuesday’s Milwaukee Lutheran-Kewaskum showdown. If the Comets advance to Saturday, they will meet eighth-seeded Big Foot/Williams Bay or ninth-seeded St. Thomas More.

On the other side of the sectional, 11th-seeded Whitewater visits sixth-seeded Plymouth and 10th-seeded East Troy travels to New Berlin West, the seventh seed.

The Edgewood Sectional has 17th-seeded Edgerton playing at No. 16 Black River Falls/Melrose Mindoro on Tuesday, with the winner going to top-seeded Mount Horeb on Thursday. Third-seeded Evansville hosts 14th-seeded Mauston.

In Division 4, Faith Christian is a sixth seed in The Prairie School Sectional and hosts 11th-seeded Kenosha St. Joseph.

Cross country

Sectional competitions are scheduled Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, with the state meet set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

Beloit Memorial hosts a Division 1 sectional at Leeson Park with the boys race at 11 a.m. and the girls competition at 11:45 a.m. Participating teams include the Purple Knights, Elkhorn, Janesville Parker, Janesville Craig and Milton.

Badger will be in the Kenosha Bradford Sectional, while Burlington competes in the Mukwonago Sectional, both of which also take place Saturday. They start with boys events at 10 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively.

In Division 2, Evansville, Brodhead/Juda, Beloit Turner and Edgerton will be in the Platteville Sectional. Meanwhile, Whitewater, Clinton, Big Foot, Delavan-Darien and East Troy participate at Deerfield. Both events start with boys at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The D-3 competitions include Parkview traveling to Fennimore and Williams Bay, Palmyra-Eagle and Catholic Central participating in the Kenosha St. Joseph Sectional. The Fennimore event starts at 11 a.m., while action in Kenosha begins at 12:15 p.m.

Football

All of the WIAA playoff contests are scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoffs Friday unless noted otherwise.

In Division 1, unbeaten Southern Lakes Conference winner Badger earned a No. 2 seed behind Big Eight co-champion Sun Prairie in one eight-team regional. The Badgers host seventh-seeded Madison West.

The D-3 field includes area squads Evansville/Albany and Delavan-Darien. The Comets picked up a seventh seed and travel to No. 2 Mount Horeb/Barneveld. The Blue Devils are a fifth seed and visit fourth-seeded Fort Atkinson.

In Division 4, Big Foot earned an eighth seed and hits the road to top-seeded River Valley. The winner will face fourth-seeded Lodi or fifth-seeded Brodhead/Juda in the second round. East Troy is the seventh seed and visits second-seeded Platteville in the opener.

Clinton earned one of the four tops seeds in Division 5. The Cougars host eighth-seeded Marshall, with No. 4 Arcadia or No. 5 New Glarus/Monticello the prospective opponent in Level 2.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Students undecided about a career might want to consider agriculture, and plenty of people in the industry hope they do. The demand for employees in a wide variety of ag-related fields continues to outstrip the supply, said Jeff Hicken, agriculture education consultant and Wisconsin FFA adviser, and that has some leaders in the field worried.

Adding to the problem is an increasing shortage of experienced agriculture teachers as they retire and potential replacements choose more lucrative careers.

(updated) ELKHORN -- A malfunctioning recording of the national anthem didn’t stop the girls basketball game from tipping off after a visiting player stepped off the court to sing it live.

Players from Elkhorn Area High School and visiting Clinton Community High School were waiting for the game to begin Nov. 17, 2015 when the announcer at the scorer’s table had difficulty getting a recording of the national anthem to play over the sound system.

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