Author Archive: Jason Arndt

WRESTLING: DuChemins, Hebior lead Panthers on the mats

WRESTLING: DuChemins, Hebior lead Panthers on the mats

Benson and Jacob DuChemin, along with Drew Hebior, propelled the Panthers to a fourth place finish among 12 schools at Saturday’s Bauer Brawl hosted by West Allis Nathan Hale. Wilmot Union High School, which accumulated 141 points, finished 66 points behind team winner Hartford. For the Panthers, Benson DuChemin, at […]

 
 

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Falcons notch first conference win

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Falcons notch first conference win

After she missed a handful of games because of an injury, Michelle Frahm returned to the Westosha Central starting lineup last Friday, when the Lady Falcons hosted Burlington in a Southern Lakes Conference contest. Frahm, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, however, did not miss a beat as she helped the Lady Falcons […]

 
 

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Softball sectional semifinal brings marathon of dueling aces

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Softball sectional semifinal brings marathon of dueling aces

After Westosha Central and Wilmot split their season series, the two softball teams met for third time in a May 29 WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal, where the squads pitchers combined for 25 strikeouts in a marathon extra-inning affair. The Falcons, who won 3-0 after 10 innings, garnered 13 strikeouts […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Communities pass school referendums

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Communities pass school referendums

Last April, the Randall and Wheatland school districts won approval of four collective school referendums. At Wheatland Center School, residents granted the district permission to exceed revenue limits by $625,000 for non-recurring purposes to maintain the current level of services the school offers. The decision, which came on a 465-352 […]

 
 

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Falcons’ Capra earns first trip to state track

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Falcons’ Capra earns first trip to state track

When Meghan Capra finished her 1,600-meter run at the May 24, 2018 WIAA Division 1 sectional meet, the Westosha Central High School senior burst into tears, according to her teammates and coaches. After she placed second to qualify for the state meet, a first in track, no one could blame […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Silver Lake Rescue Squad disbands

Silver Lake Rescue Squad, which provided emergency services to some communities for decades, ceased operations on Dec. 31. The decision, according to local fire officials, came after the Silver Lake Rescue Squad saw a diminished role in the area after the merger of the former Village of Silver Lake and […]

 
 

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Area wrestling duo makes state

TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Area wrestling duo makes state

6. Westosha’s battle with Burlington girls volleyball continues After winning the first two rounds at the Oct. 13 Southern Lakes Conference tournament, the Westosha Central High School girls volleyball team faced familiar opponent Burlington in the title match, just four days after the Demons handed the Falcons their lone conference […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Wilmot decathletes win fifth straight state title

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Wilmot decathletes win fifth straight state title

6. Rare lightning strike at Country Thunder Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, known for its country music and underage drinking citations, garnered national exposure for another reason in July. That’s when an Illinois woman was struck by lightning on the Miller campground during the music festival. Brittney N. Prehn, of […]

 
 

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Andersen an ace on the court

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Andersen an ace on the court

By Jason Arndt Editor In Southern Lakes Conference play, regardless of sport, not many student-athletes can say they have played as consistently as Wilmot Union High School’s Bianca Andersen. Andersen, a senior tennis player, captured four consecutive first team All-Conference honors, two conference Player of the Year awards and two […]

 
 

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Playing for the love of the game

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Playing for the love of the game

By Jason Arndt Editor After his freshman year, Westosha Central High School senior Jaeden Zackery had to decide whether to play baseball, basketball, or both. The decision, according Jaeden Zackery, presented itself when he discovered both sports conflicted with one another on the club circuit. Jaeden’s father, Marcus, remembers when […]