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Middleton Wings win Bantam B state championship

Middleton Wings win Bantam B state championship

The Middleton Wings Bantam B team finished its season with a thrilling win over the Waukesha Warhawks in the State Championship on Sunday. The tournament was held at Naga-waukee Ice Arena in Delafield.

The Wings play in Division 1 of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association and qualified for the state tournament by winning the regional title in early February. The Verona Hockey Association's team also represented the region by qualifying as a wild card.

Play began for the Wings on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when they took on the Ozaukee Ice Dogs in the first round. Middleton won decisively 11-0 with Nick Lindberg and Nikolas De Oliveira each earning hat tricks and goalie Joey Culp earning his 10th shutout of the season.

Glacier Creek eighth-graders to perform musical

Glacier Creek eighth-graders to perform musical

Eighth-grade students in the music theatre class at Glacier Creek Middle School will perform "Into The Woods, Jr." on Thursday at 7 p.m. on the school stage in the school's "cafetorium."

The musical is part of The Broadway Junior Collection. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Glacier Creek music and chorus teacher Tim Barsness said.

There is no cost to attend the performance and the public is welcome.

Middleton schools nominated for federal conservation, health accolade

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officially learned on Tuesday that it had been nominated for the Green Ribbon Award, which is given annually by the U.S. Department of Education.

The award is given annually to schools and districts showing a commitment to conservation and to the health of students and staff.

Besides the district, three schools in the state -- Columbus Elementary-Discovery Charter School, Lake Mills Elementary School and Colby Elementary School -- were nominated for the award by State Superintendent Tony Evers.

Two district schools have already received the Green Ribbon Schools award. Park Elementary won a year ago, while MHS won in 2012.

East beats Middleton in WIAA boys basketball

East beats Middleton in WIAA boys basketball

The Madison East Purgolders won a regional championship in a 56-53 win over the Middleton Cardinals at the East gym Tuesday night.

The game was postponed Saturday and played Tuesday.

East built a 14-point lead in the second half before Middleton rallied.

The Cardinals outscored East 26-17 in the fourth quarter and pulled to within a point but the Purgolders hit a number of key free throws to secure the win.

Middleton ends its season with a 17-6 overall record.

East moves to 17-6 and will play Verona at Sun Prairie Thursday night at 7 in the sectional semifinals.

WATCH: Verona falls, Middleton girls advance in regionals

The Middleton girls basketball team beat Verona 71-59 Thursday night.

Middleton and Janesville Craig play for a berth at state Saturday in Sun Prairie.

WATCH highlights from the game. 

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

The Middleton High School Wind Ensemble will host the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony in a joint concert on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

MHS band director Brad Schneider met UW-Eau Claire professor John Stewart two years ago on a trip to Minneapolis and the band stopped at the university for a clinic on the way.

"We decided that it would be proper to reciprocate,'' Schneider said.

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony under the direction of Stewart. The Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and gifted non-music majors who are selected by audition each semester.

WATCH: Wrestling sectionals in Middleton, Richland Center

A trip to the Kohl Center is on the line at wrestling sectionals in Middleton and Richland Center Saturday.

WATCH highlights from the matches.