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Vote for Athletes of the Week, Jan. 3-8
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Who should be this week's Monroe, Area Boys and Area Girls Athletes of the Week?

Votes can be made by clicking on the side bar poll. If you would like to vote for more than one athlete, e-mail Adam Krebs at with your picks. Be sure to include both your first and last name, as well as your hometown. Voting will end Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. and results will be published Thursday, Jan. 13.


- Aaron Hesgard, Wrestling: Went 6-1 in seven matches this week at 119 pounds, including a perfect 5-0 at the Verona Duals with four pins.

- Michael Barrett, Boys Basketball: Scored 22 points as the Cheesemakers knocked off Mount Horeb on Jan. 8.

- Kylee Ritschard, Girls Basketball: Led Monroe 12 points in a win over Elkhorn and added 13 points and six rebounds in a loss to Milton.

Area Boys

- Mike Nolden, Sugar River Wrestling: Took first place at the Sauk Prairie Invite on Jan. 8 in the 189-pound bracket.

- Andy Stauffacher, Black Hawk Wrestling: Went 4-1 at the Northeast Invitational in Iowa on Jan. 8, tying for first place in the heavyweight division. A year ago, in his first season wrestling, Stauffacher was winless.

- J.J. Panoske, Brodhead Basketball: Scored 21 points in a win over Albany and had another 20 in a loss to Clinton.

Area Girls

- Rosy Bauman, Albany Basketball: The senior scored 15 points and hit three key 3-pointers in a conference victory over Pecatonica Jan. 7.

- Carly Mohns, Brodhead Basketball: The freshman scored 10 points in a win over Evansville and added 21 points in an 80-12 rout of Palmyra-Eagle.

- Amy Jorgenson, Darlington Basketball: The junior scored 15 points in a win over Dodgeville and had 16 points in a victory against Riverdale.