The Cotter Rambler girls travel to Rushford for Tuesday night volleyball action against the Rushford-Peterson Trojan girls on September 13, 2022, at Rushford-Peterson High School. The Trojan girls get the win on this night as they defeat the Ramblers by scores of 25-17, 25-16, and 25-21.
Madison Edgewood senior middle blocker Addie Schmotzer discusses the season after a girls volleyball match with Sauk Prairie on Sept. 8, 2022.
Sun Prairie High School hosted the seventh annual Vault Fest, where 10 schools competed. Here is a collection of photos from the competition.
Following approval from the WIAA Board of Control, 12 rule changes will take effect as early as 2022.
Cole Sweitzer. Isaac Seip. Just two of the big names this season that are leading Madison-area teams this season.
The Cardinals, ranked fourth in the Wisconsin Boys Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason poll, lost seven seniors through graduation but return their top attacker and senior libero.
Madison School District schools return to the court, while Middleton is expected to lead area teams again this season after its run to the state tournament final during the WIAA's alternate fall season last spring.
The Crusaders won the WIAA 2 sectional final, but then had to withdraw prior to the state tournament. Said Ally Barth: "It definitely was hard. … But we are ready to get back. We are so ready.”
Aida Shadewald, Sauk Prairie's senior outside hitter, returns to a team that made the state semifinals last year. She's one of multiple future collegians on this can't-miss list.
Several of the area’s strongest teams are aware they are on a potential postseason collision course in Sectional 3 in Division 2.
The Cardinals are the only area team in the preseason rankings.
The Madison Edgewood girls volleyball team, coached by Eliza Zwettler, will be led by senior outside hitter Natalie Ring and senior middle hitter Ally Barth.
The indoor sports of girls and boys volleyball and girls swimming and diving likely will be most affected by mask mandates in area counties. Area schools again were faced with changes just as the fall season began, after a 2020-21 school year dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and county health and gathering orders.
A new coaching staff is set to take over. Rantala stepped down after leading the Cardinals to the WIAA Division 1 state semifinals during the alternate fall season in the spring.
The former Middleton and Michigan volleyball standout was killed April 11 in what police in Arizona believe was a murder-suicide.
Kimberly held off Middleton 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-23 to win back-to-back WIAA boys volleyball titles.
Appleton North wins its first-ever championship with a sweep of Manitowoc in the Division 1 spring final
Outside hitter Mary Satori leads Manitowoc past Sun Prairie, while top-seeded and top-ranked Appleton North defeats McFarland.
Molly (Toon) Lillard, the daughter of Jane and Al Toon, the former Badgers and NFL star, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona, in what police described as an apparent murder-suicide.
The alternate "fall-into-spring" tournament series will hold regional semifinals and finals on the same day at the same site
While there will be no postseason for football, all the other fall sports playing in the alternative spring season will hold a tournament series.
The alternate season for girls swimming and diving will have its state championship meet April 6 at Waukesha South, beginning a series of tournaments in various sports this spring.
Avery Pennekamp scores 18 kills to lead the Spartans to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 victory and a 4-0 record to start the season
The Madison School District hasn't had in-person athletics since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The host Cardinals take a four-set win over the Norskies behind 30 assists from Lily Schellpfeffer
The four Madison public schools plan to remain virtual for all WIAA alternate fall sports in the spring through March 26 and have canceled competitions through April 4. It does remain possible some alternate fall sports will have in-person activities.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — What a run.