January 2020

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Middleton boys split a pair

The holiday break came at a perfect time for Middleton’s boys basketball team.

Cardinals’ 6-foot-6 senior forward Logan Schultz certainly agreed.

Coming on the heels of a 41-point loss at Madison Memorial on Dec. 20, Middleton was looking to rebound when it hosted the Cardinal Holiday Showcase last Friday and Saturday.

Schultz set a school-record with seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high and career-best 25 points to power Middleton to a 71-61 victory over Badger North Conference defending champion Mount Horeb last Friday afternoon.

“That was pretty fun launching them,” said Schultz, who was 7-of-8 from behind the arc and 8-of-10 overall. “I was just letting them go and feeling good.

“We really needed that win. We had a few good practices and just came together as a team. It was a good game and felt pretty good.”

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Middleton’s year in sports

Thrilling victories. Magnificent individual performances. Memories to last a lifetime.

These are the norm inside the remarkably successful sports programs at Middleton High School.

And 2019 was certainly no different.

MHS provided area sports fans with a bevy of highlights this past year. Here’s one person’s view of the top-10.

Stories 6-10 ran last week, while the top five stories are listed here.

 

1. Boys cross country team captures gold

Brian Finnel’s message was simple. Executing it was far more challenging.

Finnel, Middleton’s boys cross country coach, told his team before the WIAA Division 1 state meet on Nov. 2 that everyone had to try performing like they were the Cardinals’ No. 1 runner. Finnel stressed that if they all ran to that level, Middleton could surprise and win a state championship.

Amazingly, that’s exactly what happened.

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