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Cardinals top Spartans in boys volleyball

Eighth ranked Middleton swept Madison Memorial in a Big Eight conference boys volleyball match at Middleton Tuesday night.

The Cardinals won by scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-17.

Middleton stays undefeated in the Big Eight with a 4-0 record while Memorial drops to 2-1.

Polar Express’ first stop in area will depart from Middleton

Polar Express’ first stop in area will depart from Middleton

The first time the Polar Express will come to the Madison area will be this winter, and it will be departing from Middleton.

The Polar Express train ride features dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa. The round-trip train ride will depart from Middleton just off the Beltline.

The train will run Nov. 21-23 and 28-30 and Dec. 3-7, 9-14 and 16-22 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The train will not run at all departure times on all dates.

To order tickets, call 855-487-1430.

Construction detours interstate to Beltline traffic overnight

Beltline construction projects will cause several new traffic patterns starting this week, including a detour for northbound interstate traffic heading to the Beltline.

The northbound Interstate 39/90 exit to the westbound Beltline will be closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Thursday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation release.

Signs will direct drivers to the detour route, which will use Highway 30 to Highway 51/Stoughton Road, officials said.

The eastbound Beltline exit ramp to Greenway Boulevard will be closed starting Wednesday for approximately a week, according to the release.

And Monday morning, the Old Sauk Road ramp to the eastbound Beltline reopened.

#4 Memorial stops #2 Middleton, 2-0

Fourth ranked Madison Memorial defeated second ranked Middleton 2-0 in a Big Eight Conference boys soccer showdown at Mansfield Stadium Thursday night.

The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute when Sterling Sheley put in Dominick Mesdijian's corner kick.

In the second half, Mesdijian set up Alex Young who headed the ball into the net for the final margin of victory.

Also in Big Eight boys soccer, Madison West and Beloit Memorial played to a 1-1 tie.

Lottery ticket sold in Middleton worth $118K

Wisconsin lottery officials said a ticket sold in Middleton Tuesday night is worth $118,000.

The ticket was sold at the PDQ at 7508 Century Avenue and matched all five winning numbers, officials said. The winning numbers were 11, 18, 21, 25 and 29.

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize at the lottery?s Madison or Milwaukee offices, or by mail, according to the release.

The Badger 5 is a $1 daily lotto game with jackpots that start at $10,000, and goes up a minimum of $1,000 a day until a winning ticket is sold. Players win the rolling jackpot by matching their five numbers to the five winning numbers drawn each night.

The odds of winning the Badger 5 jackpot are approximately 1 in 170,000.

Gas leak forced evacuation in Middleton

A gas leak in Middleton has caused police to evacuate homes near Greenway Boulevard and North High Point Road, according to Middleton police.

Police also closed ramps from Greenway Boulevard to the Beltline as well as traffic heading to the intersection of Grrenway Boulevard and North High Point Road, but all intersections reopened around 8 a.m.

There is no word yet as to what caused the gas leak.

West, Memorial battle to scoreless tie

Madison West and Madison Memorial battled to a 0-0 tie in a boys soccer match at Mansfield Stadium Tuesday night.

West is ranked third in the state in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association poll this week, while Memorial is ranked fourth.

Middleton, which is ranked second, defeated Sun Prairie 3-1 Tuesday night.

Middleton travels to Mansfield Stadium to face Memorial Thursday.