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Madison Area Sports commission awards $30,000 to youth sports orgs

The Madison Area Sports Commission has awarded more than $30,000 in funding in its’ bi-annual disbursement of youth grant funds. Youth grant funds are allocated to established organizations that introduce Dane County youth to the lifelong enjoyment and health benefits of sports.

·         Allied Running Club – $1,750

·         Boys & Girls Club of Dane County – $5,000

·         Camp Randall Rowing Club – $1,500

·         East Madison Community Center – $2,250

·         Glide Disc Golf – $875

MHS skiers, snowboarders fare well at state

MHS skiers, snowboarders fare well at state

The MHS Ski and Snowboard team competed at the 39th Wisconsin High School Ski & Snowboard Championships Feb. 15-17 in La Crosse, Wis. 

Snowboarders participated in the giant slalom and boardercross events. Their time in each event was combined to determine their overall finish.

Meggie Acker was the top MHS girls snowboarder, taking eighth in the combined giant slalom and boardercross, while Kaitlin Hanarahan placed 18th.

Scott Fabbri was the top MHS boys snowboarder, taking 15th in the combined giant slalom and boardercross, while Max Lawrence placed 24th. Fabbri finished 30th in state in 2013.

Nine boys teams competed at state and MHS finished eighth.

Skiers competed in the slalom, giant slalom and Super-G. Their time in each event was combined to determine their overall finish. Olivia Krigbaum was the top MHS skier, placing 24th.

Girls basketball back on top in conference

The Middleton girls basketball team earned the Big Eight conference title Thursday with a 74-64 win over Madison La Follette. 

Middleton held the conference title for six consecutive years before slipping to fourth place last year, according to the Middleton Times-Tribune.

Girls' basketball: Middleton rolls over La Follette

Girls' basketball: Middleton rolls over La Follette

Middleton took on La Follette Friday at La Follette High School. 

The Cardinals rolled over the Lancers with a final score of 62-44.

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Runners to dash on New Year’s Day for charity

The 9th annual New Year’s Day Dash will have runners traversing snowy fields to raise money to battle Huntington’s Disease.

The one, two or five mile race will take runners across Middleton’s snowy streets and paved bike paths, according to a release.

The event will feature over 350 runners, a racing mascot and a log roller who all want to help battle the disease, organizers said.

During the last three years, the event has raised over $5,000 to battle Huntington’s Disease, according to the release.

The race will be held no matter what type of weather Mother Nature throws out on New Year's Day, according to the release.

Runners will start registering Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Quaker Steak and Lube at 2259 Deming Way in Middleton. The race starts at 11 a.m.

Athletic teams raise funds to fight cancer

Middleton High School athletic teams will host three Coaches vs. Cancer events in the next month.

The first event is Tuesday when the MHS boys hockey team hosts Madison East La Follette at Capitol Ice Arena at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, the MHS girls basketball team will hold its event when the Cardinals host Verona at 7:30 p.m. in the Varsity Gym.

The boys basketball team will hold its event on Jan. 4 when the Cardinals host Verona as well.

The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Middleton, Edgewood win team state tennis titles

Middleton, Edgewood win team state tennis titles

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The Middleton girls tennis team won the division 1 state team tennis title Saturday at Nielsen tennis stadium.

It's the team's first state tennis title.

They started the day off by upsetting five-time team state champion Homestead 4-3.

Then they beat Eau Claire Memorial in the final.

Middleton is just the second non-Milwaukee-area school to win the division 1 team tennis tournament since it began back in 1994.

In division 2, Edgewood beat Eau Clairie Regis 5-2 in the semi finals. They went on to beat University School of Milwaukee 4-3 in the state final.

It's the Crusaders' first team state tennis title.