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Eagles’ swimmers 22nd at Marquette Invite

The Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights boys swimming team finished in 22nd place at the star-studded, 26-team Marquette Invite last Saturday.

Middleton won the event with 318 points, while the Eagles finished with 12 points.

Among the Eagles that competed:

Defense lifting Eagles to big season


Alexis Atkinson and Sauk Prairie’s girls basketball team are off to an 8-3 start this season. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Erelyn Apel knows a little about playing defense.

As an all-conference goalkeeper for the Sauk Prairie girls soccer team — that has made three consecutive trips to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament — Apel is familiar with the adage that defense wins championships.

Happy New Year

The new year is off to a terrific start for Wisconsin Heights’ boys basketball team, as the Vanguards rolled to a pair of wins last week. 

First, Heights cruised past visiting Weston, 66-28, on Jan. 4. The Vanguards then edged Poynette, 63-59, last Saturday and improved to 6-5 overall. Here’s a recap of the Vanguards’ week:

Sauk Prairie hockey team wins two of three

The Sauk Prairie co-op hockey team — which includes players from Mount Horeb, River Valley and Wisconsin Heights — won two of three games at the Culver’s Cup held at Hartmeyer Arena last week.

Sauk Prairie swimmers third at Verona Invite

The Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights boys swimming team finished in third place at the nine-team Verona Invitational last Saturday.

Verona won the team title with 600 points. The Eagles finished with 321.0 points.

Heights boys win, then lose

Wisconsin Heights’ boys basketball team split a pair of games over the holiday break.

The Vanguards defeated visiting Kickapoo, 58-50, on Dec. 27. Heights then fell to host Lodi, 74-37, on Dec, 28.

The Vanguards are now 4-5 overall this season.

Here’s a recap of Heights’ two games:

Eagles’ wrestlers second at Merrill Invite

The Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights boys wrestlers went 6-1 and finished in second place at the Merrill Invite on Dec. 29-30.

Here’s how the Eagles finished in each match during the tournament.

Sauk Prairie/Wis. Heights 70, Marquette 12

Sauk Prairie’s best of 2023

It was another stellar year for Sauk Prairie’s boys and girls sports teams, which created many highlights and lifetime memories during the 2023 calendar year.

Eagles split a pair

Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team didn’t have school last week.

But the Eagles still faced a pair of major tests.

Eagles are streaking


Gracyn Meyer (25) and Sauk Prairie’s girls basketball team have won eight straight games. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant once said, “Offense sells tickets. De-fense wins championships.”

That saying is applicable to any sport or gender.

Just ask Sauk Prairie’s girls basketball team.

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