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VOTE: Athletes of the Week, Jan. 31-Feb. 6
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Vote for this week's Monroe, area boys and area girls Athletes of the Week by posting a comment online with this story or e-mailing Sports Editor Adam Krebs at Be sure to submit your first and last name as well as your hometown. No other comments will be allowed in the online forum. The deadline for e-mailed and votes online is 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Gwen Sutter, Girls Basketball: Scored a game-high 19 points and made four of the Cheesemakers' seven 3-pointers in a 64-24 munching of the Freeport Pretzels Feb. 6. Two days earlier, Sutter just scored two points but helped Monroe knock off cross-conference rival Sauk Prairie, one of the top teams in Division 1.

Kevin Frint, Boys Basketball: Helped pick up the scoring slack after junior sharpshooter Bryan Tordoff sprained an ankle, registering 16 of his 18 points in Monroe's 46-42 loss to Freeport Feb. 6. Frint also scored eight points and had two key stops in a win over Oregon Feb. 5 and scored 18 points in another conference win against Milton Feb. 2.

Chelsea Brice, Girls Basketball: The senior guard had the hot shooting hand early on as she scored 12 of her 14 points in the first quarter of Monroe's 64-24 win over Freeport Feb. 6. Two days earlier, Brice helped shut down Sauk Prairie's Kelsey Budd while scoring four points, including a big 3-pointer in Monroe's win.

Area Boys:

Tyler Meier, Monticello Basketball: Scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter of the Ponies' 58-31 route of Argyle Feb. 4.

Cody Spooner, Brodhead-Juda Wrestling: Won the 215-pound weight class at the Rock Valley Conference tournament Feb. 6, going 3-0 with two pins and a major decision win (13-0) over Edgerton's Adam Carlson (21-9) in the finals.

Mark Brugger, Darlington Wrestling: Won the SWAL-SWC Clash heavyweight title Feb.6, going 3-0 with a pin in the quarterfinals, an overtime victory in the semifinals and a 6-2 decision in the championship.

Area Girls:

Heather Boeke, Juda Basketball: Scored a team-high 16 points in a 50-49 overtime loss to Shullsburg in the Six Rivers Challenge Feb. 5.

Taylor Douglas, Brodhead Basketball: Scored a game-high 16 points in a 58-34 win over Whitewater Feb. 1. A freshman, Douglas scored 11 points in the first half of a 44-36 upset of conference rival Orfordville Parkview Feb. 4.

Tanya Gruter, New Glarus Basketball: Scored 20 points in a Feb. 5 loss to Cambridge, 55-37, including two 3-pointers.