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Todd William Rasmussen | Obituaries  Gazettextra

February 2, 1977 - March 18, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Todd William Rasmussen, age 42, of Janesville, WI, died on March 18, 2019 at his home. He was born in ...

Parker High to present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" beginning Nov. 9  Gazettextra

A large cast of students will be involved when Parker High School presents its production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" beginning Friday, Nov. 9, at the school ...

Parker High School seeks Distinguished Vikings nominations  Gazettextra

Parker High School is accepting nominations for its 2018-19 Distinguished Vikings Award.

Rock River Repertory Theatre bringing "Ghost" to Parker High  Gazettextra

The Rock River Repertory Theatre is bringing "Ghost: The Musical" to Parker High School starting Friday, Aug. 10. The show is based on the 1990 film starring ...

Parker High School to hold state LGBT conference  Gazettextra

Parker High School will be the site of the statewide Safe Schools, Safe Communities Conference on Friday, March 8.

Friends, family remember Ron Brown as nurturer at Parker High  Gazettextra

Ron Brown was instrumental in the success of the Janesville Parker wrestling program between 1971 and 2004. Brown--or Brownie as he was known to ...

Therese A. Woods | Obituaries  Gazettextra

October 1, 1930 - March 17, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Therese A. Woods, age 88, of Janesville passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, following a courageous ...

Police say lunch time reckless driving doesn't have an easy fix  Gazettextra

Janesville police acknowledged lunch time driving is a problem, but it's one without a simple fix.

Jeanette J. Larson | Obituaries  Gazettextra

January 2, 1929 - February 22, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Jeanette J. Larson, age 90, of Janesville, died on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Agrace Center for Hospice ...

Parker High School announces Top 20 students | Graduation 2018  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker High School has announced its Top 20 academic performers for the Class of 2018.

Craig and Parker renew boys basketball rivalry | Photo Galleries  Janesville Gazette

PHOTO GALLERY: Janesville Craig defeated Janesville Parker 60-50 in a Big Eight boys basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Parker High School.

Space cadets: Craig, Parker students head to MIT to watch their coding at work  Gazettextra

In a couple of weeks, coding work done by Craig and Parker high school students will be circling the Earth.

Robotics competition at Parker on Saturday | Local News  Gazettextra

Parker High School will host the Wisconsin First Lego League tournament from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the high school, 3125 Mineral Point Ave.

Aubri Arden Moore | Obituaries  Gazettextra

April 18, 1986 - November 21, 2018. Janesville, WI -- Aubri Arden Moore, age 32, of Janesville, unexpectedly became our Guarding Angel on Wednesday, ...

Carol Pregont | Obituaries  Gazettextra

March 7, 1933 - March 4, 2019. Sarasota, FL/formerly Janesville, WI -- Carol (McCartney) Pregont, age 85, of Sarasota, FL, and formerly of Janesville, WI, ...

Craig wrestlers beat Parker for 11th straight time  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's wrestling team beat crosstown rival Janesville Parker for the 11th straight time Thursday night. The Cougars got eight pins in a 63-12 Big Eight ...

Parker's indoor track opens to public Nov. 1 | Local News  Gazettextra

Parker High School will open its indoor track to the public starting Nov. 1 for morning walks.

Parker High School searching coats, backpacks Friday in response to threat  Gazettextra

An unspecified threat to Parker High School means student backpacks, coats and other items will be searched before entering school on Friday morning.

Our Views: Something's special about Janesville theater  Gazettextra

Anybody who's attended a musical at Parker High School or play at the Janesville Performing Arts Center knows this town has a passion for theater.

Memories of '68: The new Parker High inspired some  Gazettextra

Staff and students from 1968 remember what it was like to walk into a brand-new Janesville Parker High School.

Janesville School District brings a boat, a girl and some fun with "Anything Goes"  Gazettextra

Students in the Janesville School District Summer School performance of "Anything Goes" enjoy taking part in a whimsical show full of toe-tapping tunes and ...

Teen driver charged in Janesville traffic death | Crime  Gazettextra

A criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court on Monday says a teen driver was going faster than 70 mph before a crash that killed another driver Oct. 19 in.

Craig pulls away from Parker in second half of crosstown girls basketball clash  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's girls basketball team pulled away in the second half Thursday night for a 39-29 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker.

Craig-Parker boys basketball game among area high school sports postponements  Gazettextra

An impending winter storm has caused many area postponements in area high school athletic schedules. The Big Eight Conference boys basketball game ...

They're the tops: Talent abounds in local high school musical productions  Gazettextra

If you've never seen a high school musical, or if you haven't seen one since you were in high school, it might be worth your time to skip the movies.

Middleton's 12 3s the difference in boys basketball win over Parker  Gazettextra

Sam Close and Jack Boyle each made six 3-pointers to lead Middleton's boys basketball team to a 70-58 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker on ...

Janesville Parker swims past Craig 89-81, improves to 3-1 in Big Eight duals  Gazettextra

Parker, leading by two points going into the final event, finished first and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to secure an 89-81 Big Eight Conference dual win ...

Our Views: District should scrutinize its open lunch policy  Gazettextra

The Janesville School District's open lunch policy didn't kill 74-year-old Merilyn Mitchell of Milton. But the open lunch policy undeniably gave Ty Matijevich, ...

Graesslin scores 21 as Parker girls pick up first victory  Gazettextra

Senior Brooke Graesslin scored 13 of her game-high 21 points during a first half where the Vikings built a 19-point lead, and they rolled to a 52-27 Big Eight ...

Janesville Parker wrestlers rallied from 24-point deficit to win Big Eight West Division title  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's wrestling team advanced to the championship match of the Big Eight Conference Showcase with a thrilling 39-30 come-from-behind win over ...

Janesville Parker names Kreger new athletics director | High School  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker High School announced Friday that Clayton Kreger, a 2002 Parker grad and current teacher and football coach, will be its new athletics ...

2018 football preview: Parker preaching physicality in bid to rebound  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker is putting the 2017 season, which ended with a 1-9 record, in its rearview mirror. The Vikings are focused on 2018 and the chance to redeem ...

Craig, Parker internship classes introduce students to the (real) world of work  Gazettextra

Juniors in Craig and Parker high schools' internship classes get a closer look at potential careers.

After 50 years, Class of '68 stays connected  Gazettextra

In 1968, Janesville became a two-high school city when Parker High School opened its doors and Janesville High School became Craig. The combined Class of ...

Rebout, Stalsberg help Craig down Parker in Big Eight gymnastics  Gazettextra

Olivia Rebout won the all-around Tuesday with a score of 32.150, Ariyana Stalsberg was second and the Cougars topped Janesville Parker, 123.175-101.925, ...

Janesville Parker hires Bredesen as new boys basketball coach  Gazettextra

The Parker administration announced Monday it has hired Matt Bredesen as a special education teacher and boys basketball coach at Parker.

Bredesen, Vikings begin process in hopes of turning around Parker boys basketball program  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker, coming off a 2-21 season, opens its first season under new head coach Matt Bredesen on Tuesday at Stoughton.

Weis' buzzer-beater lifts Parker boys to win  Gazettextra

Sophomore guard Brenden Weis hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Janesville Parker High boys basketball team a 50-47 win over Columbus at the ...

Athletics took center stage in the early years of Parker High School  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. When Parker High opened in February of 1968, athletics quickly became a vital part of the school's development. Blessed with an abundance of ...

Outstanding athlete talks about growing up black | Education  Gazettextra

Standout basketball player Mistie Bass does not return to Janesville often. But she looks forward to being the keynote speaker at a local event in November to ...

Class of 1968 to hold 50th reunion in September  Gazettextra

The Janesville Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th class reunion with a weekend of events Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15.

New One Wisconsin Now executive director cites Janesville's 'huge influence' on her  Gazettextra

Analiese Eicher pointed to her education in Janesville schools, where both of her parents worked, and her employment at Riverside Golf Course as having an ...

Complaint: Janesville teen was driving upward of 80 mph on Milton Ave. before fatal crash  WMSN Fox 47 Madison

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Parker High School student involved in a fatal crash in Janesville in October was found to have been traveling over 80 mph at the time, ...

East's aggressive zone defense stifles Parker in Big Eight girls basketball  Gazettextra

Parker committed 23 first-half turnovers, and the Purgolders pulled away early in the second half on the way to a 68-44 Big Eight Conference victory in Parker's ...

Boys basketball: No. 2 Madison East tops Parker for third straight win  Gazettextra

Anthony Washington scored 15 points and Montae Thompson contributed 12 as the Madison East High boys basketball team overwhelmed Janesville Parker ...

Parker volleyball hopes to pester way into top half of Big Eight  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker lacks the front-line height that many Big Eight volleyball teams boast, but the Vikings overcame that at times in 2017 and hope to build on that ...

Gilles, Sun Prairie down Janesville Parker 49-7 | Football  Gazettextra

Richie Gilles threw for five touchdowns and ran for another--all in the first half--as Sun Prairie beat Parker 49-7 in Big Eight football.

Parker boys struggle to contain Stoughton's McGee in season-opening loss  Gazettextra

McGee poured in 31 points, including 22 in the first half, to lead Stoughton to a 74-46 win in the nonconference season-opener for both teams.

Beloit Memorial scores first 16 points of second half to down Janesville Parker  Gazettextra

BELOIT. Beloit Memorial's run to start the game was stifled. The Purple Knights' spurt to open the second half spiraled. They scored the first 16 points out of ...

Parker wrestlers improve to 3-0 in the Big Eight  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's wrestling team improved its Big Eight Conference dual meet record to 3-0 Wednesday night. Sparked by pins in the last four matches, Parker ...

Bob Getka 'excited' to take over Parker's softball program  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Bob Getka's goal as Janesville Parker's softball coach is to build a championship-type program. Just as he has done with the Janesville School ...

Verona pounds Janesville Parker in football opener | Football  Gazettextra

The season started with a whimper Friday night for Janesville Parker's football team. The Vikings fell behind 27-0 by half and lost 40-2 to Verona in Big Eight ...

Basketball Weekly: It's rivalry week, part two, in Janesville  Gazettextra

It's rivalry week on the hardwood for Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker. The girls basketball teams play Thursday, with the boys on tap for Friday night.

Parker girls held to 18 points in Big Eight loss to Sun Prairie  Gazettextra

The Janesville Parker High girls basketball team was held below 20 points for the first time in recent memory Friday in a 68-18 Big Eight Conference loss to Sun ...

Parker High School coaches Keith Miller, Daniel Jackson are resigning  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Two Janesville Parker High School coaches are stepping down, The Gazette learned Friday. Wrestling coach Daniel Jackson and basketball ...

Craig boys defeat Parker for 7th straight win in rivalry  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig got 27 points from Aaron Leverson and used a 10-0 run to start the second half en route to a 68-56 win over Janesville Parker in Big Eight.

Parker announces scholarship, award winners  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker High School seniors received these scholarships and awards at a ceremony May 16:

High school gymnastics: Stalsberg wins all-around to lead Craig's sweep  Gazettextra

Ariyana Stalsberg held off two teammates to win the all-around title, leading the Janesville Craig High gymnastics team to a sweep at a Big Eight Conference ...

Craig High has 23 students taking part in Madison Seminar  Gazettextra

The 2019 version of Craig High School's Madison Seminar is one of the largest in the program's history.

Storm prompts Janesville, other school districts to cancel classes  Gazettextra

The Janesville School District is among many area districts that have canceled classes Wednesday because of the snow.

Janesville high school hosts robotic competition  WMTV

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) -- Parker High School in Janesville hosted a regional robotics tournament on Saturday. Middle school student teams tested their ...

Janesville's ACT scores dip, remain below state average  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Janesville's 2018 graduating class recorded lower ACT scores, coming in below the state average in English, reading, math and science. Overall ...

Brian Martin resigns as Parker baseball coach | Baseball  Gazettextra

Brain Martin has resigned as Janesville Parker's baseball coach after 18 seasons. He finished with a career record of 206-257 and led the Vikings to the WIAA ...

Move to Badger South could be on the horizon for Craig, Parker football  Gazettextra

If the WIAA approves a conference realignment plan submitted by the WFCA, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker would move to the Badger South ...

Craig, Parker wrestlers hope to build on regular-season success heading into Big Eight Conference tournament  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig is the defending champion in Saturday's Big Eight Conference wrestling tournament at Verona High School.

Janesville, Milton school districts cancel school Tuesday | No Meter  Gazettextra

Schools, clubs, athletic programs, early-childhood programs, and preschool classes at Adams, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Washington and Wilson elementary ...

Stellar first half propels Craig to lopsided victory in Battle for Monterey Rock  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's football team outgained Janesville Parker 304-13 in total offense in the first half on the way to a 41-0 victory in the crosstown rivalry game ...

Tyler C. Sather | Obituaries  Gazettextra

May 15, 1998 - January 23, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Tyler C. Sather, 20, of Janesville, WI, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 as a result of an automobile ...

"Beauty and the Beast" marks local director's 100th show  Gazettextra

Parker High School's "Beauty and the Beast," which premieres Friday, April 13, marks the 100th local production in which Jim Tropp has served as director.

Janesville Parker's Hartwig celebrates officially signing with UW-Green Bay  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker senior Julia Hartwig signed her national letter of intent to play college basketball for UW-Green Bay last week and celebrated the event with a ...

Ronald R. Brown | Obituaries  Gazettextra

July 9, 1943 - January 14, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Ronald R. Brown, age 75, of Janesville, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in ...

Run, hide, fight and drill, drill, drill: Parker teachers train for school shooting  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Janesville school resource officer Todd Bailey told Parker High School teachers they wouldn't be able to cover every school safety scenario they'd ...

Basketball Weekly: Parker's Bredesen adjusting to life in the Big Eight  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker boys basketball coach Matt Bredesen knew the Big Eight Conference was one of the best in the state. Now he understands why.

Madison West's Opoku-Appoh sours Parker's offensive improvement on Homecoming  Gazettextra

Parker scored four touchdowns Friday night and trailed by just 12 in the fourth quarter before Madison West pulled away to a 55-28 Big Eight Conference victory ...

Parker's Zimmerman will resign athletic director post at school year's end  Gazettextra

John Zimmerman will resign his post as Parker athletic director after one year at the helm.

Janesville Craig boys embrace basketball trends while looking to replace most of starting lineup  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Janesville Craig's boys basketball players have embraced the game's trends. More and more teams, especially in the professional and college ...

Parker football falls to 0-6 after 46-0 loss to Middleton | Football  Gazettextra

Middleton opened up a 21-0 lead Friday night and coasted to a 46-0 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker at Monterey Stadium.

Craig High School Graduation 2018 | Videos  Janesville Gazette

Craig High School graduates on Thursday night heard student leaders talk about Janesville's innate "values" and facing down fears. Also, they heard a few ...

Without Hartwig, Parker struggles offensively in season-opening loss to Waunakee  Gazettextra

With senior standout Julia Hartwig out due to injury, Janesville Parker made just eight baskets in a 65-38 nonconference loss to open the high school girls ...

Beloit Memorial shuts out Parker to wrap up Big Eight football season  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker turned the ball over five times and totaled 31 total offensive yards in a 34-0 loss at Beloit Memorial on Friday night.

Janesville School District to offer free meal programs  Gazettextra

The Janesville School District will offer a free school breakfast program and national school lunch program for the 2018-19 school year.

Melchiorre's hat trick leads Burlington soccer past rebuilding Parker  Gazettextra

Parker conceded four first-half goals in a 6-1 nonconference loss to the visiting Burlington Demons. Dylan Melchiorre's hat trick led the Demons (1-0-0) in the ...

Resilient Parker holds off East in five-set Big Eight volleyball thriller  Gazettextra

The Vikings were on the wrong end of a pair of lopsided sets against visiting Madison East in a Big Eight Conference match. But they rebounded quickly both ...

Penn's 20 points power Verona girls past Janesville Parker  Janesville Gazette

Kyiah Penn scored 20 points to lead the Verona High girls basketball team to a 55-39 Big Eight Conference win Friday over Janesville Parker.

Fleming, Parker wrestling get first win  Gazettextra

The Shane Fleming era for the Janesville Parker wrestling team got off to a strong start in a 66-18 Big Eight Conference victory over Madison East on Tuesday.

Parker girls basketball looks to build off late-season success from a year ago  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's girls basketball team finished a disappointing 10-15 last season, but the Vikings did win a WIAA Division 1 regional title before bowing out to ...

Random Lake captures title at Cramer Brown wrestling invite  Gazettextra

Random Lake beat Edgerton 52-23 to earn first place in the third-annual event that honors former coaches Ron Cramer and Ron Brown.

Milton boys snap 35-game losing streak by beating Parker  Gazettextra

MILTON. How big was Milton High's boys basketball victory Saturday night? Big enough for its student section to storm the court afterward. The Red Hawks ...

Parker-Craig football game postponed to Saturday | Football  Gazettextra

Due to predicted bad weather, the Janesville Craig vs. Janesville Parker football game has been postponed to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Making up lost time: Janesville School Board considers its snow-day options  Gazettextra

The Janesville School Board will vote Tuesday on a plan to make up for a record number of snow days this school year.

Janesville Craig girls swim team second at Cougar Relays  Gazettextra

Rylee Coleman, Allison Blank and Sommer Rhodes were part of two winning relays to lead Janesville Craig's girls swim team to a second-place finish Saturday ...

David "Stokes" Bobzien  Gazettextra

April 15, 1955 - October 18, 2018. Janesville, WI -- David L. Bobzien, 63, of Janesville, known to countless friends old and new as "Stokes," passed away ...

Janesville Parker students cross bridge to more engaged learning  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Parker High School students will be able to tell their grandchildren that they had to walk uphill through the snow to get to school. They also had to ...

Mistie Bass returns to speak at fundraising event  Gazettextra

Mistie Bass will speak at Believe & Achieve fundraiser Nov. 8 at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville.

Craig, Parker gymnasts take fourth-place finishes at Purgolder Invite  Gazettextra

The Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker gymnastics teams both finished fourth in their respective divisions in the Purgolder Invitational on Saturday.

UPDATE: Janesville School District closing again Thursday | No Meter  Gazettextra

Local organizations, government offices and school districts have announced closures and cancellations for Thursday as frigid weather is expected to continue ...

Onside kick out of half helps Memorial pull away from Parker  Janesville Gazette

Janesville Parker trailed just 19-0 at halftime against first-place Madison Memorial on Friday night, but the Spartans pulled away to a 48-6 victory.

Loss of young lives overshadows joy of Parker's opening day  Gazettextra

The death of three high school girls in a traffic accident overshadowed the joy of opening day.

School takes action in wake of controversial video  Gazettextra

A video that presented a one-sided view of politics and labor unions to a Craig High School class has resulted in actions by the principal.

Thousands of local students participate in national school walkout  Gazettextra

Thousands of Rock County high school students participated in a national walkout Wednesday morning.

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