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 […]


Central gymnasts strong in Middleton

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent Even without a full lineup, the Westosha Central-Union Grove gymnastics team appears to be on a mission. Competing at the inaugural Middleton Gymnastics Invitational Saturday, the Falcons posted a solid third-place effort in the nine-team event. Middleton won the team title with a 140.050, followed by […]


Wilmot to honor former hoops star Bush on Feb. 14

The Wilmot High School varsity boys basketball team will honor former standout Greg Bush during a halftime ceremony Friday, Feb. 14. Bush’s school-record 41 points in a single game was broken by current Wilmot senior Brandon Schattner in a game against Burlington Friday, Jan. 17. Schattner scored 45 points, including […]


Panthers punish Elks, face tough week

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent After it hit a low point in a 46-point loss to Kettle Moraine during the Christmas holiday, the Wilmot boys basketball team did a little soul searching. Based on last week’s return to conference play, the Panthers found some answers. Wilmot jumped out to an 18-8 […]


County battle goes to Lady Panthers

By Dan Truttschel/Sports Correspondent Forcing the opposition into mistakes has been the Wilmot girls basketball team’s mantra since coach Keiya Square’s arrival from Delavan-Darien. Through the first eight games of the 2013-2014 season, however, the Panthers had struggled to find their groove. That all changed Jan. 10. Wilmot forced visiting […]


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