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Senior Madelyn Hammer, who competed for the Monroe/New Glarus girls swimming team, has committed to the University of Illinois-Chicago for women’s swimming, according to a report.

She helped lead Monroe/New Glarus to eighth place at the WIAA Division 2 swimming and diving meet last fall. She finished seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 100 freestyle and was part of Monroe/New Glarus’ eighth-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay at the state meet.

Jake Guentherman, a senior who swims for the Sauk Prairie co-op, has committed for men’s swimming to Colby College in Maine, according to

He qualified for the 2017 Division 1 state meet in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. He was part of his team's 200 freestyle relay that placed fourth. Sauk Prairie finished ninth as a team. He is a three-year state qualifier.

Waunakee set to honor Mason Steffen 

Waunakee senior guard Mason Steffen was scheduled to be recognized tonight (Saturday, Jan. 27) for surpassing 1,000 career points in boys basketball. Waunakee is scheduled to play Sauk Prairie in boys basketball at 7:15 p.m. today.

Steffen’s teammate, senior Mitch Listau, already reached that milestone in the boys program as did former Waunakee players Dave Roberts and Jerry Hackbart.

Steffen is a Minnesota-Duluth commit for men’s basketball, while Listau is a Belmont commit.

At a ceremony last season, Listau joined Jerry Hackbart (who accomplished the fet in 1962) and Dave Roberts as the male players and Samantha Murray as the only female player to top 1,000 points for Waunakee.

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