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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In sports, especially softball, timing is everything. Whether it’s the perfect technique and exact release point a pitcher strives for to throw a pitch at optimal speed and spin or a hitter connecting with the ball on a swing at the prime moment to produce maximum drive and power, timing plays an integral role in the success of each player and the team.

In a broader sense, coaches always are looking for timely hits that score big runs. But for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater softball team and assistant coach Jeff Kneiert, timeliness has taken on a different meaning.

After working with assistant coach Beth Bonuso and former Warhawk softball players with his 14-and-under travel team, Kneiert asked UW-W head coach Brenda Volk and Bonuso if he could volunteer as an assistant this year.

STATELINE NEWS -- The Beloit College Student-Athletic Activities Committee and the Department of Athletics presented their annual awards for 2014-’15 at a recent banquet in Flood Arena.

Here are the awards:

SAAC Awards

Highest individual GPA

Think about having high hopes for your final season of high school basketball, only to find out you will have a new coach who will ask you to switch positions.

That is what happened to Badger’s 6-foot-4 Lincoln Wieseman. The good news? It worked like a charm.

“This year was a change, but a change I was really happy for,” said Wieseman, who parlayed the move into leading the Badgers to their first Southern Lakes Conference boys basketball championship. He also garnered player of the year honors on the 2014-’15 All-Walworth County team.

This weekend’s 26th annual celebration pushed the total of Janesville Sports Hall of Fame members past the 140 mark as five more names from the city’s illustrious athletic past joined the esteemed group.

The 2015 class, which was honored at the Janesville Country Club, featured Craig High School graduates Jeannie Cullen Schultz and Erika Schansberg Kitson and Parker High alums Rob Kukla, Cas Prime and Mike Lexa.

Tim Paterick, a former Cougar basketball standout and a 1992 Hall of Fame inductee, was the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which has been sponsored by The Gazette since its inception.

Wisconsin is a great state to fish, and it gets a whole lot better this coming Saturday, May 2, 2015 when the 2015 Wisconsin sport fishing season opens.

Kids 15 and under fish free every day. So do anglers born before 1927 and active duty military on furlough or leave who are Wisconsin residents. For everybody else, a variety of license options can get you out on the water quickly, easily and at a bargain price. So get your license to relax.

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