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Women's football team hosts playoff game Saturday

The Madison Blaze, the city's women's football team, has been plowing through a very successful season. They're getting ready to host a playoff game this weekend.

News 3 This Morning reporter Mary Jo Ola met up with Blaze players at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Thursday to learn more about the team in advance of Saturday's game at 5 p.m. at Middleton High School's Breitenbach Stadium, 2100 Bristol St. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The Madison Blaze is a member of the Independent Women's Football League. Visit madisonblazefootball.com for more information. 

World Cup amps up excitement, popularity of soccer

World Cup amps up excitement, popularity of soccer

As the United States went further in the World Cup games fans gathering and getting caught up in the excitement became the norm, but to find out the real impact you have to see where the game is growing.

With the World Cup serving as a backdrop, kids learning the sport at the Keva Sports Center represent the next generation of the game, and as they grow the game will grow with it.

"The kids get more excited. They see themselves in these players that are playing now because, who knows, we have some kids who are 10 years old, 8 years old. In two or three World Cups they could be representing the United States, and that's what's really exciting for them, and that's what is really exciting for us," said Joel Ondercin, youth director at Keva Sports Center.

Ondercin said he knows what soccer's growing popularity represents.

Middleton baseball takes on Kimberly

Middleton took on Kimberly in a late season baseball tournament Saturday. 

Kimberly wins 6-5 in eight innings.

06/11/2014 - Ribbon Cutting - Blackhawk Country Club

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Blackhawk Country Club's beautiful new patio.  Check out the great view of Lake Mendota!
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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.