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Preps Alcove

Lake Country Publications Sports Director JR Radcliffe provides tidbits and details from the Lake Country prep sports scene to the Wisconsin sports world at large. His weekly column presents exclusive interviews, commentaries and observations.

Collaboration has kept sportsmanship controversy from having lasting effect

 Did the controversy ever get an official name? SportsmanshipGate? WIAAGate? AirballGate? We need a gate, don't we?

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Pewaukee, Mukwonago have duo of elite wrestlers as postseason nears

 The wrestling postseason has begun, with conference tournaments Feb. 5-6 and regionals the following weekend. As we gear up for what could be a golden postseason for area wrestlers, here are the names to follow. Top-two finishers from each sectional advance to the state tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Arrowhead boys a viable state-tourney threat and other postseason musings

 The annual rite of looking ahead to the WIAA basketball postseason is upon us.

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Frank: Oconomowoc's Derby, former NFL player, looks back after seeing 'Concussion'

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Err ball: Where the WIAA (but mostly, everybody else) went wrong

 Local newscasts are flashing the word "banned" on their screen to accentuate what's going on, and Sports Illustrated is taking the WIAA to task. Everybody is weighing in (usually on one side). ESPN college basketball commentator Jay Bilas is tweeting "acceptable" chants in the state of Wisconsin (and they're pretty hilarious). Even conservative commentators are decrying the next step in the wussification of America.

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