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Middleton sweeps Big Eight track titles

Middleton won both the boys and girls team titles at the Big Eight Conference Championship at Mansfield Stadium in Madison Tuesday night.

Madison Memorial's Daurice Fountain was again one of the standout performers of the night winning the long jump (22-1), 300 hurdles (39.65) and the 110 hurdles (14.05).

Fountain's 110 hurdles time broke the conference record.

Madison West's Olin Hacker was a double winner.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES:

1. Middleton�� 181

2. Sun Prairie� 113

3. Beloit Memorial 86

4. Madison Memorial 76

5. Verona� 68

6. Janesville Parker 58

7. Madison LaFollette 50

8. Janesville Craig�� 47

9. Madison West�� 18

10. Madison East� 4

BOYS TEAM SCORES:

1. Middleton 169.33

2. Verona�� 110

3. Madison Memorial 84

4. Janesville Craig� 69

5. Madison West� 65

6. Sun Prairie�� 56.33

7. Janesville Parker 54.33

8. Beloit Memorial 44

Middleton High School principal resigns for similar position in California

Middleton High School principal resigns for similar position in California

Middleton High School principal Denise Hermann announced Sunday she is resigning to accept a position in California, according to a release.

Hermann joined the district in 2006 after six years as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at St. Charles North High School in Illinois, according to the release. Before that, she worked as a science teacher and chair of the science department at the school.

While at MHS the school was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in 2012; the school was ranked the third-best public high school in the state by Newsweek in 2013; the school had a composite ACT score of 25.5 each of the past two years; the school had a district-record 17 National Merit Semifinalists in 2013; and MHS was the first high school in Dane County to host a Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, according to the release.

Middleton wins MG girls track and field invite

For the seventh time in the last eight years and fourth year in a row, the Middleton girls track teams won the Monona Grove Track and Field Invitational.

Here are the team results.

Fountain, Moehn pace the MG Boys Invitational

Madison Memorial's Daurice Fountain and Monroe's Ethan Moehn had big nights and Middleton won the team title at the Monona Grove Boys Invitational track meet Friday night.

Fountain won the 110 meter hurdles, the 300 meter hurdles and the long jump while Moehn won the 800 in a time of 1:51.51 which is the third fastest 800 by a boys high school runner in the United States this season.

Madison West Jack Wellenstein set a school record in the 400 meters in a time of 48.58 seconds.

Middleton won the team competition behind event wins from RJ Pertzborn (600 M), Ernest Winters (100 M), Tanner Rahman (Discus), Parker Johnson (pole vault) and Andy Keeler (high jump).

MG BOYS INVITATIONAL TEAM RESULTS

1. Middleton����� 285

2. Racine Park���� 158

3. Stevens Point�� 150.66

4. West Bend West�� 128.66

5. Madison Memorial� 127

6. Monona Grove� 108

7. Verona Area�� 98

8. Kenosha Indian Trail�� 90

Police: Man uses car seat to steal liquor

Police: Man uses car seat to steal liquor

Police asked for help identifying a man and woman pictured in five surveillance images the department released Friday. Police said the man used an infant car seat to take alcohol from an area gas station.

The Middleton Police Department said officers are trying to locate the vehicle or the pair pictured in connection with two recent retail thefts.

The five images show a man and woman exiting a silver or gray vehicle. The man is carrying a baby's car seat with a blanket draped over it and the woman is carrying a tan handbag.

Sgt. Don Mueller said the man and woman are suspected of stealing multiple bottles of liquor from the Kelly Mobil gas station on University Green Thursday night.

Mueller said according to the report, at about 8 p.m. the man put bottles of liquor in the infant carrier and the woman put bottles in her bag and neither paid for the alcohol. 

PSC to hold meetings on Badger-Coulee power line

Wisconsin regulators are planning to hold a series of meetings with the public to start developing an environmental impact state for a proposed power line between La Crosse and Dane counties.

American Transmission Company and Northern States Power Company are seeking permission from the state Public Service Commission to build the 345-kilovolt line from the town of Onalaska to Middleton.

The PSC has invited the public to attend one of six meetings to determine the scope of the project's environmental impact statement. The meetings will be held in Waunakee on May 28; Cashton on June 3, Black River Falls on June 9; Holland on June 2; Wisconsin Dells on June 5; and Tomah on June 10.

Man stabbed near downtown Middleton, officials say

A man was stabbed a short distance from his home near downtown Middleton early Thursday morning, Middleton police said.

The Middleton Police Department got reports around 4:43 a.m. of a stabbing a few hours earlier, according to a release.

A 37-year-old man said after he left the Hody Bar and Grill at 1914 Aurora St. he was attacked and stabbed multiple times by an unknown number of people, police said. He received multiple non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said they believe the incident happened somewhere in the vicinity of the Hody Bar and Grill.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call or text the police department at 608-824-7300.