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Vote for Athletes of the Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 6
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Who should be this week's Monroe and Area Boys Athletes of the Week?

Visit the Sports page on to register your vote. Information on the athletes will be made available in an online sports story. 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 Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. and results will be published Thursday, Nov. 11.


Rachel Root, Swimming: The sophomore reached state for the second consecutive year, qualifying in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly.

Leanna Schwartzlow, Swimming: The senior qualified for state for the second consecutive year, finishing third in the Baraboo sectional in the 100-yard breaststroke and also made it to Madison in the 200-yard IM.

Area Boys

Cody Erickson, Darlington Football: The defensive back had two interceptions in the Redbirds' 29-26 win over Arcadia in the WIAA Division 5 Level 3 playoffs.

Alex Erickson, Darlington Football: The senior QB had 221 total yards of offense with three scores and added an interception in the Redbirds' WIAA Division 5 Level 3 win over Arcadia.

Jesse DeLorme, Brodhead-Juda Football: The senior made several tackles for a loss on defense and added two rushing touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, in the Cardinals' WIAA Division 4 Level 3 playoff win over Nekoosa.

Alex Wallace, Brodhead-Juda Football: The senior ran for 168 rushing yards and two scores in Saturday's playoff win over Nekoosa.