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Wrightstown girls advance with regional final win over Foxes

WRIGHTSTOWN – Division 3’s top-ranked Wrightstown High School girls’ shrugged off a sluggish start and pulled away for a 64-50 victory over Fox  Valley Lutheran on Friday night to capture the regional championship.The Tigers, who won for the 23rd straight time following a season-opening loss, will take on Amherst, ranked third in the state, on Thursday in the first round of sectionals. Game time is 7 p.m.
Southern Door catches fire in second half to end Denmark girls' season
DENMARK – The Denmark High School girls gave second seed Southern Door all it wanted in the D3 regional semifinals on Friday night, but the Eagles found the range in the second half to pull away for a 48-29 victory, ending the Vikings season with an 11-13 mark.“I don’t think a lot of people expected us to win 11 games this year and finish tied for fifth in the NEC,” said Denmark head coach Kory Fredrikson.
Wrightstown's Durocher to State Title Match
By Alex Strouf, The Denmark NewsWrightstown's Ben Durocher continues to turn heads.Combine incredible strength with outstanding speed and agility, you get a state title contender.Durocher beat Edgerton's Cole Bavery Thursday night to advance to Saturday night's 132-pound state championship match.Durocher, only 15 seconds in, suffered a bloody nose that caused two blood timeouts.
Freedom holds off Denmark boys for 61-55 win
DENMARK – Denmark High School had no answer for 6-6 post player Luke Pingel and fell 61-55 to Freedom on Thursday night in Freedom.Pingel poured in 26 points and that was just enough to eclipse an outstanding game by Viking Zane Short, who scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, nabbed four steals, dished out three assists and blocked two shots. Brady Jens added 16 and Sam Sipiorski 10.
Polls Open, Despite Storm

Three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court were on the ballot in a primary throughout the state. Some of our readers had the added intrigue of a three-way race for Brown County District 20.

Voter turnout numbers were provided by respective municipal clerks between 6 and 6:30 p.m. The Town of New Denmark's third ward was the only to include the Brown County race. Town of Glenmore ward one also voted for Brown County Supervisor.

Kwik Trip Details Under Review

by Charles Collier, The Denmark News

DENMARK—A proposed development by La Crosse-based convenience chain Kwik Trip on Denmark’s west end will be discussed and potentially approved Tuesday night, Feb. 19, with three separate special meetings slated to run in immediate succession at Village Hall.

LIVE: Results from State Wrestling in Madison
The Denmark News sports contributor Alex Strouf is live in Madison, tracking the results from the 75th annual WIAA state individual wrestling tournament. Follow along with in-depth analysis, interviews, videos, and photos, exclusively on TheDenmarkNews.com.
Flipping The Script: Denmark's Josh Frerk
By Kelly Fenton, The Denmark News

After being pushed around in his early days as a freshman, Denmark’s Josh Frerk has become the intimidator

DENMARK – Josh Frerk wasn’t exactly given an opportunity to ease into his wrestling career at Denmark High School.Rather, it was the equivalent of a father throwing his toddler into a swimming pool. It was sink or swim.
Freedom's late surge squelches Viking girls' upset bid
DENMARK – Denmark hung with a tough Freedom squad for 30 minutes on Senior Night on Friday before the Irish ran off 14 straight points and held off the Vikings 60-49.Denmark led on two occasions by seven points in the first half, but a 9-0 Freedom run spanning the final minutes of the first half and opening minutes of the second half put the Vikings in a 36-31 hole.
Freedom defense shuts down high-powered Tigers in 70-54 win
WRIGHTSTOWN – The Wrightstown High School boys’ basketball team will have to wait at least one more game to claim a conference crown following a 70-54 loss at Freedom on Thursday night.The Irish (12-4) avenged an earlier nine-point loss to the Tigers (14-2). The setback, combined with Marinette’s cruise past Clintonville, whittled the Tigers’ lead to one game with two left. Wrightstown can claim at least a share of the league crown with a win at home against Waupaca on Monday.
Laurent Signs With Lakeland University

by Charles Collier, The Denmark News

DENMARK — On Tuesday, Feb. 13, history for the sport of wrestling was made in this humble village as Jayden Laurent officially became the first member of Lakeland University’s women’s wrestling team, itself the first in Wisconsin.

"Career Academy" Approved

by Charles Collier, The Denmark News

DENMARK—Denmark High School was busy on Feb. 12 as eighth graders and their parents filled the Cafetorium for orientation and, simultaneously, local employers, military recruiters, colleges, technical schools, and universities populated the gymnasium for a steady flow of high schoolers.

Konops Find Pride in Family Homestead Awards

One family shares their ancestors’ stories of pioneering, persevering, and passing on sesquicentennial property.

by Charles Collier, The Denmark News

Maribel Grain Brings New Life to Village
By Charles Collier, The Denmark NewsMARIBEL—Maribel Grain Company’s new gas station and an adjoining Burger King location are expected to be completed by Memorial Day, capping the most aggressive economic development Maribel has seen in some time.Over the last seven years, the Village of Maribel has slowly become known as a community on the decline. Rabas Garage closed but a few years ago, preceded by Denmark State Bank’s departure from its branch there.
School Construction Ready For Next Steps

Charles Collier

The Denmark News

Gettin' To Know Ya: Bob Bielinski
By Matt Taicher for The Denmark NewsDENMARK--Bob Bielinski lived his life with joy and with few regrets. He was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Green Bay and he was 95 years old. Bob had two brothers and sisters, one of whom passed away before him.Bob graduated from Denmark High School in 1939. He enlisted into the Army at the age of 23 and was deployed into WWII in 1944 and served for 22 months.
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