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A weekend at the Resch: Reviewing the 2017 girls basketball state tournament
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The 2017 WIAA Girls Basketball State Championships wrapped up last weekend, and for the ninth straight year, I was fortunate enough to sit court-side for all of the action.

Looking back at TweetGate and the acts of good sportsmanship since
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

I remember that second week of January, 2016 like it was yesterday. It was a simpler time back then. If you were announced as an Oscar winner, it meant you were an Oscar winner.

With senior football players signed, state's junior class ready for its closeup
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

National Signing Day has come and gone for the state's Class of 2017, and it is time to turn our attention to the Class of 2018. It will be an interesting group to watch, perhaps lacking as much star power as we’ve seen from past classes.

State of play: National Signing Day in Wisconsin, behind the scenes
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

National Signing Day for football has come and gone, and like pretty much every year, there was very little drama for players from Wisconsin.

Get off my lawn! Prep Sports Czar Wilson hands down his decrees
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

As I have covered prep sports over the years, I’ve gotten to know the in’s and out’s of many of the rules, regulations, and by-laws surrounding the WIAA, conferences, and schools, and it sometimes gives me a unique viewpoint on topics that people fee

Defending champs struggling and a look at big hoops games still to come in 2017
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The high school hoops regular season is just shy of halfway over, and it’s already been filled with some surprises. Who would have predicted defending Division 2 state champion Kaukauna, who opened the season number one in the WisSports.

State of Play: A look back at early-year predicitions
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Back in early January, I put together a list of fearless (and some not-so-fearless) predictions for the 2016 high-school sports year. For the most part, I did pretty well. Let’s take a stroll through memory lane and review just which ones I hit on.

#MyReasonWhy campaign highlights benefits of high-school sports
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in partnership with the National Federation of High Schools recently launched a #MyReasonWhy campaign to highlight the benefits to high school sports and activities participation and share positive s

Unveiling the All-Finals football team from 2016 championship weekend
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Another high school football season is in the books, and with it another great two days at Camp Randall Stadium for the state championships.

Big Ten's move to Friday a slap in the face to prep football
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Just when you thought the straight money grabs by Jim Delany and the university presidents in the Big Ten Conference couldn’t get any worse (constant expansion talks, horrible Rutgers program invited in, football conference title game, 9 pm local tim

State of play: Midnight strikes for state Cinderellas
Waukesha North's  Taylor Anderson looks for running

Back in mid-September, I wrote about some of the encouraging turn-around stories in the high school football scene this year. It is always great to see programs that have struggled for a number of years get things going in the right direction.

Dropdown Effect will be in full effect again in 2016 playoffs
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Several football teams will benefit in the postseason from a regular-season schedule against larger schools.

Several QBs in running for state Offensive Player of Year
Waukesha North's  Brennan Demark looks for a receiver

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) presents both an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year award in the state of Wisconsin each season, and usually, there are pretty clear candidates that emerge very early in the season.

Struggling football programs resuscitated in 2016
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

We're just shy of the halfway point of the 2016 high school football regular season, and to no one's surprise, many of the traditional programs are at or near the top of the rankings once again. In fact, in the Week 4 WisSports.

Don't let others take credit for your success
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

There are a great many people that help teams and athletes be successful. Coaches, mentors, parents, volunteers, and many others have played a part in the accomplishments of individuals and groups alike.

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Travis Wilson is general manager for the Wisconsin Sports Network (wissports.net), the premier source on the web for original content surrounding Wisconsin prep athletics.

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