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West edges Memorial for sectional tennis title

Madison West won the sixth tiebreaker to edge Madison Memorial and win the WIAA Division One boys tennis sectional title at Nielsen Tennis Stadium Thursday.

The Regents and Spartans tied for the team championship with 32 points each, but West had fewer games lost at the sectional (45-57), so the Regents qualify for the state team tennis tournament in two weeks at Nielsen.

Memorial freshman Colt Tegtmeir won the #1 singles title with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Oregon's Calvin Schneider.

West's Matt Munns and Jordan Willauer defeated Memorial's Colin Pitman and Doug Powell for the #1 doubles sectional title.

Middleton won the Oconomwoc Sectional, so the Cardinals will face their Big Eight rivals, West, in the state quarterfinals of the team tournament.

In Division Two, Edgewood won the East Troy sectional to advance to the state team tournament in two weeks.

Middleton wins delayed WIAA golf regional

Joey Levin was the only player to break par to lead Middleton to the championship at the rain-delayed WIAA Division One boys golf regional at Pleasant View Golf Club Wednesday.

The regional was scheduled to be played Tuesday, but heavy rains postponed the tournament to Wednesday.

Levin shot 34 on the Woods and 37 on the Lakes course for a total of one under par 71 for the low score of the day.

Middleton's team total of 295 won the regional.

The Cardinals' Nils Arneson and Emmet Herb both shot 74 and Brady Thomas added a 76 for the Middleton team total.

Waunakee (324), Madison Memorial (326) and Oregon (329) advanced their teams to the sectional next Tuesday at Reedsburg Country Club.

Also qualifying as individuals for the sectional are Verona's Austin Lois (81), Sauk Prairie's Jordan Powell (82) and Stoughton's Sam Anderson (84).

Police: 23 vehicles' tires slashed in Middleton

Middleton police responded to a report of a vehicle with its tired slashed in an apartment complex and found 23 vehicles with slashed tires early Sunday morning, according to a release.

Police found the vehicles at 1:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Arbor Lakes Apartment complex at the corner of Highway Q and Century Avenue. Police believe the damage occurred between about 11:45 p.m. and 1:15 a.m., and it appears it was a random attack.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing. They ask that anyone with information on the crime contact the Middleton Police Department at 608-824-7300 or the tipster line at 608-833-9991.

New Hilldale shops to open in June

A west Madison shopping center is expected to open its latest redevelopment in June, including several new stores.

A spokesman for Hilldale Mall said the North Midvale Boulevard expansion would have its first two new stores, Lucky Brand and Morgan's Shoes, open on June 2 after a ceremony.

Work on the $15 million expansion began in early September, when mall officials said the project would add 53,000 square feet in an area between Metcalfe’s and Macy’s on the mall’s north end, making room for a new restaurant and numerous new retailers.

Lucky Brand and Morgan's Shoes will open at 10 a.m. June 2. Sur la Table and Stride Rite are expected to open June 3, New Balance June 4, Kate Spade and Mes Amies June 5, and multiple other retailers later in the month, according to a project spokesman.

Middleton wins Spartan Invitational

Middeton was the team winner of the Spartan Invitational boys golf meet at Blackhawk Country Club Monday afternoon.

Janesville Parker's John Milner had the low score of the day. He was the only player to break 80 as he shot 78.

Middleton's consistent scoring led the Cardinals to the title.  Emmet Herb, Brady Thomas and Nils Arneson all shot 80, while Joey Levin added an 81.

The Cardinals 321 total was 13 better than second place Madison Memorial.

Middleton Area Historical Society to hold annual Pie and Ice Cream Social

The Middleton Area Historical Society will host its annual Pie and Ice Cream Social June 17, according to a release.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakeview Community Park in Middleton. The New Horizons Band will go on stage at 6:30 p.m.

According to the release, the fundraiser supports the Middleton Area Historical Society.

Feingold gives first TV interview after campaign announcement

In his first interview since announcing that he'll run again for the U.S. Senate, Russ Feingold says he's running because he believes that people want an independent voice to represent Wisconsin.

Speaking to News 3 on Friday at his home in Middleton before leaving for a day of meetings, Feingold talked about why he wanted to run again after losing the race in 2010.

"The favorite thing I've ever had to do in my life is serving the people of Wisconsin, so obviously it is something I care about," Feingold said.

Feingold said he believes voters are frustrated with both the economy and the divisiveness in Washington.

"They want people to work on a bipartisan basis that are very honest and willing to be independent," Feingold said. "I think people know that's the kind of senator I was and the kind of senator I would be if I had a chance to run again and actually be elected."