Panthers still perfect in SLC

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent Before the 2014 season began, it appeared the Wilmot baseball team had plenty of reasons for optimism. It’s still early, but the Panthers are living up to that billing. Wilmot stayed perfect in the Southern Lakes Conference last week with a doubleheader sweep at Elkhorn. The […]


Panthers have unfinished business

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent The 2013 Wilmot baseball team made a run at the WIAA State Tournament but fell short in the sectional final by just one run. This year’s team plans to take the next step. Led by seven returning seniors, the Panthers have high hopes as the 2014 […]


Hensel, Schattner earn first team honors

By Dan Truttschel~Sports Correspondent The impact that Wilmot senior boys basketball players Nate Hensel and Brandon Schattner made the past four years certainly can’t be overlooked. Both standouts recently landed on the All-SLC first team to highlight the postseason for Wilmot. They were joined by junior Bryce Kothe, who was […]


Three Falcons grace all-conference squad

By Dan Truttschel~Sports Correspondent The Westosha Central basketball team recently landed three players on the All-Southern Lakes Conference teams. Junior Jaela McGill was a second-team pick, while junior teammate Madi Stanczak was named honorable mention. On the boys’ side, senior Glenn Karsten was named honorable mention. The Central girls team […]


Clements named queen of Southern Lakes

By Dan Truttschel~Sports Correspondent As a young freshman, Wilmot’s Kari Clements made an immediate impact during the Panthers’ post-season run. In just four games near the end of that year, she scored 25 points – but as it turned out, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Now at […]


Lady Panthers rally for semifinal victory

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent A 13-point deficit in the first half of last week’s Division 2 sectional semifinal could have spelled doom for the Wilmot girls basketball team. But the Panthers stayed the course and turned to an old friend – their defense – for help. Wilmot got back […]


Season ends one game from state

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent It didn’t take long to see how talented the DeForest girls basketball team was Sat-urday afternoon at Janesville Craig. The Norskies were ranked in the top five in the state, and in a flash, they flexed their muscles and took Wilmot out of its first-ever sectional […]


Basketball season an unforgettable journey

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent Since high school coaching found its way into my life in 2002, there have been a few stops along the way and jobs at a variety of levels. I’ve been an eighth-grade coach, a varsity assistant, a JV coach and even an acting head coach in […]


Lady Panthers cruise

By Dan Truttschel-Sports Correspondent A sluggish first quarter Feb. 7 couldn’t take the wind out of the Wilmot girls basketball team’s sails. Senior standout Kari Clements etched her name in the record books when she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau to lead the Panthers to a dominant 60-39 Southern Lakes Conference […]


Panthers gain revenge on Demons

By Dan Truttschel-Sports Correspondent There is no doubt the Burlington boys basketball team has had its way with Wilmot in recent years. But at least for one night, the Panthers put everything together when they needed to and stayed in contention for the Southern Lakes Conference title at the same […]


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