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Ricky Guy Hall | Obituaries  Gazettextra

May 9, 1951 - January 13, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Ricky Guy Hall, age 67, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Aurora Lakeland Hospital surrounded ...

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 ...

Rockney Farris | Obituaries  Gazettextra

June 3, 1954 - January 8, 2019. Janesville/Reedsburg, WI -- Rockney Harold Farris, age 64, of Reedsburg, WI, a former long-time Janesville area resident, ...

Jean M. Giese | Obituaries  Gazettextra

January 14, 1952 - January 12, 2019. Janesville, WI -- Jean M. Giese, 66, of Janesville, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

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 ...

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 ...

Joseph A. Presti | Obituaries  Gazettextra

December 5, 1959 - December 20, 2018. Janesville, WI -- Joseph A. Presti, age 59, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Mercyhealth ...

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.

Dennis Gordon Ihus | Obituaries  Gazettextra

September 8, 1950 - December 16, 2018. Carrollton, GA -- Dennis Gordon Ihus passed away December 16, 2018, due to an accident. Dennis' early years were ...

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.

Parker High School seeks Distinguished Vikings nominations | Local News  Gazettextra

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

Coaching ranks turn over quickly at Janesville Parker  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. The coaching carousel continues to spin at Janesville Parker. Last week, baseball coach Brian Martin became the third head coach of a spring ...

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 ...

"Joke" threat sends police to Parker High School  Gazettextra

A threat on Facebook led to to a disorderly conduct charges for a 16-year-old girl who told police the post was meant as a joke.

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.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Five Parker students walk out for gun reform  Gazettextra

Five Parker High School students left school Friday morning and gathered around a flagpole to talk about gun reform, equality and civil rights.

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 ...

"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.

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 ...

Boys swim: Parker, Craig open conference season with dual wins  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker High School's swim team won eight of 10 events to defeat visiting Madison La Follette in the Vikings' Big Eight Conference opener, while Craig ...

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.

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.

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 ...

After 50 years, Class of '68 stays connected | Local News  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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Janesville Parker picks Kerry Michaels to take over baseball program  Gazettextra

Kerry Michaels has been named the baseball coach at Janesville Parker, replacing Brian Martin, who resigned after 18 years at the helm.

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 ...

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 ...

Complaint: Janesville teen was driving upward of 80 mph on Milton Ave. before fatal crash - WISC-TV3

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, police say.

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, ...

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 ...

Our Views: Janesville athletics risk becoming tale of haves and have-nots  Gazettextra

Some Janesville Parker teams aren't just losing this year. Their games aren't even competitive, and the blowouts raise questions about the direction of the ...

Fleming returns to his roots as Parker's head wrestling coach  Gazettextra

Shane Fleming is Janesville Parker's most successful wrestler in school history, winning a state title in 1986. Earlier this month, Fleming was named the new ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fleming, Parker wrestling get first win | Local  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.

Thousands of local students participate in national school walkout  Gazettextra

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Clay, Madison East score 26 straight points to rally past Parker  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's football team lost its 12th straight game Friday night as Madison East rallied for a 32-14 Big Eight Conference win at Monterey Stadium.

East rolls past Parker in Big Eight boys basketball  Gazettextra

Madison East's boys basketball team was as good as advertised Thursday night.The fifth-ranked Purgolders rolled to a 67-30 Big Eight Conference win over ...

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 ...

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 ...

Girls swim: Parker, Craig swim lose Big Eight duals  Gazettextra

The Sun Prairie High girls swim team overwhelmed Janesville Parker/Evanvsville on Friday in a Big Eight Conference dual. Cassidy Carey won the 100-yard ...

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 ...

Craig, Brodhead on top after first day of Cougar-Viking Classic  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig and Brodhead will carry the top seeds into the second day of the Cougar-Viking Volleyball Classic on Saturday. The two teams each went 5-1 in ...

Stay Safe workshop 'empowers' Craig High School girls  Gazettextra

With about 40 high school girls and women mentors scattered throughout the audience Saturday morning, Perkins calmly told the story of what she calls the ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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.

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.

Craig High School Graduation 2018 | Videos  Janesville Gazette

Video from the Craig High School graduation ceremony.

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 ...

Girls tennis: Parker's Barnes/Quade wins twice at Jefferson Quad  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's No. 1 doubles team of Annie Barnes and Lydia Quade won a pair of matches to lead the Vikings at Monday's Jefferson Quad.

Craig, Parker boys soccer teams top Rock Valley Conference foes  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Gabe Rubine scored for the third straight match, and Janesville Craig's boys soccer team improved to 3-1 in early nonconference action this ...

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.

John Herbert Hoopes | Obituaries  Gazettextra

July 29, 1939 - December 17, 2018. Janesville, WI -- John Herbert Hoopes, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2018, after a brief illness.

Other Views: Proud to be a Parker athlete  Gazettextra

I am a junior at Janesville Parker High School and a swimmer on the Parker/Evansville team. I have been swimming for eight years, and, in the off-season, ...

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 ...

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.

Parker announces scholarship, award winners | Local News  Gazettextra

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

Public record for Oct. 30, 2018 | Public Record  Gazettextra

Rock County. Reported. VANDALISM at 8:53 a.m. Monday at Parker High School, 3125 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville. A 16-year-old male student jumped on ...

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.

Cross country preview: Craig's teams sneaky contenders; Gage leads Parker  Gazettextra

A preview of the girls and boys cross country seasons for Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker.

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.

Rivalry week is here in high school football  Gazettextra

It's rivalry week in high school football. Janesville Craig hosts Janesville Parker in the battle for the Monterey Rock, while Evansville/Albany hosts longtime rival ...

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 ...

After several misses, Parker golfers finally set to play at state  Gazettextra

The Vikings—especially seniors Matt Zimmerman, Michael Henry, Nik Sitter and Spencer Orley—experienced close calls, both as a team and as individuals.

Janesville high school responds to social media post  WMTV

Parker High School in Janesville responded Monday to a post shared nearly 1000 times on Facebook.

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.

Craig cruises past Parker in Big Eight girls tennis  Gazettextra

Janesville Craig's girls tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Big Eight with a 6-1 dual-meet win over Janesville Parker on Thursday.

Coleman loses goggles but helps lead Craig to swim win over Parker/Evansville  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. Rylee Coleman's goggles were no match for the ferocity with which she hit the water. So the Janesville Craig freshman just swam without them.

Parker volleyball erases a deficit in each set to sweep Madison West  Gazettextra

Despite trailing in each set, Parker swept visiting Madison West, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21, to push its Big Eight Conference record to 4-5.

20Q: Catching up with local actor Riley Parkhurst  Gazettextra

Editor's Note: Kicks presents 20Q, a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area's arts and entertainment community. Compiled by kicks Editor ...

Behind solid senior class, Parker softball raises expectations  Gazettextra

With 10 seniors on the roster and the return of ace pitcher Chelsea Naber, Janesville Parker's softball team believes it can be competitive in the Big Eight ...

Manufacturing Day teaches students about new generation of jobs  Gazettextra

More than 1200 Rock County students and 35 businesses participated in Manufacturing Day on Thursday and Friday.

Parker wrestlers win Edgerton Duals title | Wrestling  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's wrestling team won the Edgerton Duals team title with a 5-0 record.

High school sports 'High Fives' for Sept. 2, 2018 | High School  Gazettextra

Five notable recent performances and five upcoming events to watch for in local high school sports.

Rubine scores four goals to help Craig bounce back and beat Parker  Gazettextra

Gabe Rubine scored four goals and Janesville Craig's boys soccer team beat Parker 11-1 in a Big Eight Conference match Thursday.

Former star wrestler takes shot at professional league  WMTV

A former star wrestler from Janesville is making big moves off the mat. Daniel Jackson is starting his own professional wrestling league.

Janesville Parker baseball sets sights on upper-tier Big Eight finish  Gazettextra

Janesville Parker's baseball team boasts 12 seniors, including several who have at least three years of varsity experience, so the Vikings hope to improve on a ...

No more valedictorians: Janesville high schools to go to laude system  Gazettextra

JANESVILLE. The Janesville School District wants more students to take college credit courses, intern at businesses and even, possibly, take a study hall.

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