Principal’s Pen: Riches to rags

From rags to riches is a common theme in literature, pop culture, and music. In real life, losers sometimes become champions. It’s appealing. After all, who wouldn’t want to go from failure to success, from poverty to wealth?

For Christians, the themes of Advent and Christmas are the opposite: from riches to rags. John’s gospel begins, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Jesus is the living Word of God. He existed with his Father and the Holy Spirit from eternity. He was the active Word at Creation. He was the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament. Old Testament prophesied him as the Messiah. Indeed, Christ had it all as Lord of heaven and earth.

oi7a5258.jpgBut, sin entered the world through humankind. The hope of living in holiness disappeared. Humans would know only misery, guilt, and death.

Here we witness God’s boundless love. Christ did the unthinkable. He surrendered heaven’s glories, “became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). He became what he was not so that we could become what we are not. Christ who is “in very nature God…made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant…[suffering] even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8).

We will never fully understand Christ’s actions this side of eternity. Yet, he set aside heavenly glory—his “riches”— and took up humanity—our “rags”—as prophesied. His boundless love and undeserved grace are the greatest gifts ever!

From rags to riches. It’s a great story. Everyone loves cheering for an underdog.
Yet, Christ’s riches to rags story is far greater. He laid aside heaven’s riches for us. Now, as our risen and victorious Savior, he reigns again in glory.

From all of us at Lakeside: God bless your celebration of his love through Christ. May he also bless you with a joyous New Year.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran. Reach him at 920.648.2321 or



LLHS Quarter 1, 2018-19 Honor Roll

honor roll 6524.fullHigh Honors Honor Roll
(3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9
Jonathan Abel, Fort Atkinson; Kaylea Affeld, Watertown; Caelan Baney, Columbus; Lydia Bilitz, Madison; Joshua Bittorf, Waterloo; Breanna Davis, Jefferson; Ella DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Keely Draheim, Madison; Sarah Fisher, Madison; Aaron Fritz, Middleton; Mya Hemling, Beaver Dam; Naomi Hundt, Beaver Dam; Samuel Knapp, Ixonia; Caleb Koester, Fort Atkinson; Kathryn Kurtz, Madison; Matthea Lenz, Oconomowoc; Claire Liddicoat, Watertown; Aaron Lindert, Watertown; Lauren Lostetter, Lake Mills; Kyle Main, Juneau; Audrey Meier, Watertown; Grace Meinel, Verona; Morgan Mlsna, Lake Mills; Riley Parsons, Watertown; Carly Paske, Arlington; Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; William Popp, Fitchburg; Annie Povich, Middleton; Alyssa Reinke, Watertown; Faith Retzlaff, Columbus; Brock Schneider, Jefferson; Sadie Schneider, Waterloo; Lily Schuetz, Lake Mills; Austin Schwab, Fort Atkinson; Sofia Shramek, Watertown; Nora Statz, Helenville; Spencer Sturgill, Waterloo; Jayden Thundercloud, Jefferson; Hannah Uttech, Watertown; Douglas Weittenhiller III, DeForest; Logan Wensel, Johnson Creek; Ianna Wolfram, Sun Prairie; Kiara Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10
Ella Butzine, Oconomowoc; Lydia Buxa, OcoNomowoc; Jack Egelseer, Lake Mills; Kinsey Gade, Lake Mills; Jada Gresens, Sun Prairie; Ashley Grundman, Waterloo; Austin Haley, Watertown; Caitlin Heinrich, Madison; Joshua Hodkiewicz, DeForest; AnaCristina Iglesias, Watertown; Elizabeth Isham, Watertown; William Jorgensen, McFarland; Payton Kuepers, Madison; Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Emily Meiller, Madison; Hannah Meyer, Lake Mills; Hailey Miller, Sun Prairie; Julia Neuberger, Lake Mills; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie; Carter Roekle, Middleton; Evelyn Schauer, Watertown; Grace Seim, Beaver Dam; Emma Strohm, Hubertus; Claudia Stuebs, Lake Mills; Jada Teteak, Middleton; Joy Thompson-Wurz, Lake Mills; Sarah Ulsberger, Fort Atkinson; Seth Veers, Cross Plains; Kendra Wilson, Cottage Grove; Laura Zank, Juneau

Grade 11
Emma Berg, DeForest; Anna Bilitz, Madison; Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove; Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Kyle Doering, Lake Mills; Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater; Gilbert Haw, Marshall; Janae Jensen, Juneau; Kristin Karas, Milton; Kendra Kasper, Helenville; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Brynn McDermott, Poynette; Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills; Elise Meier, Watertown; Alessandra Murray, Sun Prairie; Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; Bronte Perkins, Madison; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Alex Ryan, Lake Mills; Owen Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Espen Storlie, Jefferson; Nathaniel Stout, Janesville; Molly Sturgill, Waterloo; Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Kirsten Thundercloud, Jefferson; Amber Wardall, Waterloo; Grace Westrate, Sun Prairie; Christopher Yunck, Lake Mills

Grade 12
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, OcoNomowoc; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Taylor Luetzow, Watertown; Luke Marti, OcoNomowoc; Charles Miller, Sun Prairie; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, Deforest; Rachel Poyner, Madison; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Max Thomas, Watertown; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills


Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9
Caleb Andrews, DeForest; Demetrie Bankert, Jefferson; Alyssa Burns, Milton; Nicole Czaplewski, Deforest; Brandon Decker-Gonzales, Waterloo; Mason Eckhardt, Watertown; Lilianna Flint, Madison; Simon Fregien, Madison; Calvin Geerdts, Lake Mills; Logan Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Lola Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Trevor Holzhueter, Waterloo; Carter Huber, Columbus; AshleyKaye Hudson, Jefferson; Jeffrey Kalma, Hartland; Benjamin Kasper, Helenvile; Hailey Koenig, Cambridge; Micah Koschnitzke, Waterloo; Nathaniel Krenke, Jefferson; Tyler Marty, Fort Atkinson; Jackson Milbrath, Watertown; Michael Mittag, Beaver Dam; Christian Moldenhauer, Watertown; Calvin Murray, Sun Prairie; Nicholas Peterson, Sun Prairie; Emily Schafer, Lake Mills; Jameson Schmidt, Ixonia; Jesse Schultz, Columbus; Sara Scott, Janesville; Brandon Steger, Juneau; Nick Thomas, Watertown; Ketia Vater, Watertown; Emelia Veers, Stratford; Sierra Vogel, Fall River; Katelyn Wagner, Reeseville; Cierra West, Watertown; Abigail Willitz, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10
Elizabeth Brudos, Janesville; Cooper Clark, Lake Mills; Micah Cody, Juneau; Isabella Cook, Hartland; Kylee Gnabasik, Jefferson; Megan Grambsch, Columbus; Julia Hallman, Watertown; Graham Hatcher, OcoNomowoc; Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Nathaniel Heins, Ixonia; Caleb Hermanson, Madison; Emmilee Hillier, Sun Prairie; Rachel Huebner, Madison; Jordyn Jaeger, Lake Mills; Olivia Krieser, Stoughton; Sydney Langille, Lake Mills; Elizabeth Loppnow, Lebanon; Remy Matthews, Sun Prairie; Madison McGurk, Lake Mills; Haylee Meske, Jefferson; Isaiah Minning, Watertown; Isabella Mueller, Sun Prairie; Mia Murray, Middleton; Micah Nasett, Marshall; Benjamin Neumann, Oconomowoc; John O’Donnell, Madison; Olivia Odrich, Verona; Alyssa Ratzow, Watertown; Logan Reich, Jefferson; Payton Roth, Watertown; Lillian Runke, Sun Prairie; Stephanie Schafer, Lake Mills; Riley Schmidt, Janesville; Caroline Schulz, DeForest; Darren Schuster, Juneau; Connor Slattery, Lake Mills; Morgan Slonaker, Sun Prairie; Devin Splinter, Ixonia; Anika Stone, Fitchburg; Jennifer Taylor Evert, Beaver Dam; Evelyn Terry, Ixonia; Jeremiah Tratar, Barnhart; Tersony Vater, Watertown; Amber Vertein, Watertown; Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam; Nicholas Yaroch, Fall River

Grade 11
Madeline Abel, Fort Atkinson; Jocelyn Asmus, Lake Mills; Ashley Behnke, Watertown; Kaitlin Burk, Johnson Creek; Kaitlyn Buss, Watertown; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Alicia Childs, Columbus; Matthew Davis, Lake Mills; Samantha Detert, Watertown; Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson; Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek; Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie; Daniel Faupl, Watertown; Trevor Geerdts, Lake Mills; Emily Godwin, Madison; Calvin Grant, Sun Prairie; August Gresens, Sun Prairie; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Matthew Gunst, Hartford; Karli Johnson, Jefferson; Karissa Kilian, Lake Mills; Elijah Knapp, Ixonia; Hannah Koenig, Cambridge; Abel Krauklis, Lake Mills; Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Serena Leis, Wilton; Seth Lozano, Waterloo; Wesley McLain, Juneau; Micah Missall, Rio; Kobe Paske, Arlington; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Breanna Preskar, Juneau; Maria Saavedra, Watertown; Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Collin Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Cole Schuster, Juneau; Katie Stuebs, Lake Mills; Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills; Ashley Valerio, Watertown

Grade 12
Tyler Affeld, Watertown; Vanessa Bischoff, Juneau; Miranda Blake, Watertown; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Marilyn Klein, Watertown; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Molly Lindloff, Lake Mills; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Timothy Nommensen, Deerfield; Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Ryan Rumary, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Savannah Steffen, Watertown; Michael Stern, Hustisford; Maxwell Thiele, OcoNomowoc; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Olivia Turke, OcoNomowoc; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Hannah Willems, Johnson Creek; Albert Wood, Madison

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9
Isaiah Asmus, Watertown; Emily Becker, Janesville; Bear Deavers, Fort Atkinson; Jacob Griedl, Fort Atkinson; Blake Gullickson, Sun Prairie; Hayden Hendricks, Watertown; Exene Hoard, Madison; Josiah Holden, Delavan; Jesse Horta, Helenville; Aree Huwe, Deerfield; Justin Kautzer, Johnson Creek; Keegan Lamp, Helenville; Ethan Lozano, Waterloo; Matthew Martin, Watertown; Ethan Schulz, Beaver Dam; Pierre Schulz, DeForest; Josiah Schwartz, Columbus

Grade 10
Isaiah Andress, Oconomowoc; Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Connor Frank, Watertown; Stephanie Georgi, Sun Prairie; Connor Griffin, Lodi; Bryan Guzman, Madison; Kristel Hafenstein, Beaver Dam; Samuel Ibeling, Cambridge; Joel Kluz, Juneau; Anna Kreutz, Madison; Raven Liska, Cambridge; Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Ryan Punzel, Watertown; Jack Schultz, Columbus; Lily Storlie, Jefferson; Olyvia Uecker, Watertown; Gabriel Uttech, Fall River

Grade 11
Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson; Monica Bischoff, Juneau; Bryce Eckhardt, Watertown; Benjamin Ertman, Fort Atkinson; Jacob Horta, Helenville; Carter Melcher, Watertown; Daisy Penaloza, Watertown; Emma Statz, Jefferson; Isaiah Terry, Ixonia; Grace Thomas, Watertown; Noah Vanderhoof, Beaver Dam

Grade 12
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Michael Freson, Lake Mills; Teryn Hamilton, Fort Atkinson; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Caleb Housner, Waterloo; McKenna Lamp, Helenville; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Anna Rue, Fort Atkinson; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Monique Zastrow, Oconomowoc

Principal’s Pen: Why always thankful?

frame_17970cEveryone has days on which everything seemingly goes wrong. Despite such days, you may always thank God.

Consider that…

  • You have life. God specially designed the time and location in which you live. He has specific plans for you to come to faith, to serve him and others, and to share “the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). This is life’s true meaning.
  • You are never alone. In an impersonal, uncaring world, God is your closest friend, supporter and confidante. David declares, “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways” (Psalm 139:2-3).
  • You can rejoice in tribulation. No one—not even believers—escapes suffering. Sin affects us all. Yet, James tells you, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2). Others see problems as burdens. You may view them as God’s training for future glory.
  • God loves you incredibly. In spite of your sin, he displayed the world’s greatest act of love by giving his Son to be your Savior. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
  • Your future is certain. Through Christ, heaven is yours. No one can take it. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

With all this in mind, you can give thanks even on your worst days.

God bless your Thanksgiving.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran High.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 or

2018 spelling bee a “leisurely splurge”

The Lakeside Lutheran High School English Department held its biennial elementary school spelling bee on Saturday, Nov. 10.

A total of 645 students in grades 5-8 from 16 area Lutheran elementary schools begin competition with a written exam in their own schools in weeks prior. A total of 52 students in grades 5- and 44 in grades 7-8 moved on to the next level of written examination Saturday at Lakeside Lutheran that involved 50 dictated words.

The top finishers then competed in an oral round, including 26 spellers from grades 5-6 and 22 spellers from grades 7-8. The winning word at the fifth/sixth grade level was “splurge”; the upper grades competition was won with a correct spelling of “leisurely.” Winners at each level were awarded Lakeside tuition credit and trophies.

The event was organized by Lakeside Lutheran English Department chairman Daniel Kuehl.

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2018 LLHS spelling bee winners in grades 7-8 winners are, from left, Joshua Hecht, Eastside, Madison, 2nd place; Hallie Egelseer, St. Paul, Lake Mills, 1st place; Maria Vik, St. Paul, Fort Atkinson, 3rd place.
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2018 LLHS spelling bee winners in grades 5-6 are, from left, Elijah Dolan, Trinity-St. Luke, Watertown, 1st place; Alexis Yerges, St. Stephen, Beaver Dam, 2nd place; David Johnson, St. Matthew, Janesville, 3rd place.

Vocational English students get practical experience

This semester, five speakers came into Vocational English to share different career options. The first two were MATC and military representatives. The other three were Lakeside alumni. Mr. John Luedtke (‘72), of Luedtke Plumbing, shared info about plumbing and other skilled trades. Mike Ehlers (’04), is a UW-W grad and the VP of Operations at mkCellular. He shared information about sales and customer service. Joel Hirschfeld (‘99), Sr. Production Manager at Generac Power Systems, Whitewater, talked about manufacturing, operations, and assembly.

Hirschfeld and Ehlers also set up a spot on their company websites where students could fill in an actual application for the two jobs. The men, along with LL Development Director, Scott Gronholz, then conducted mock interviews for the 16 seniors.

The students were instructed to dress for the occasion and come prepared for the interview. The interviewer then provided feedback. This is a valuable experience for the students, who shared some of things they learned:

  • Have eye contact and show up like you want the job.
  • Make an outstanding first impression. It could be the difference between getting a job and not getting the job.
  • I need to come more prepared.
  • I learned to set my pen on the table so I don’t play with it and it doesn’t become a distraction.
  • I should have ironed my clothes better.
  • In the face of what seems intimidating, remaining calm is one of the best things you could do.
  • I would wear more comfortable shoes in case they would like to give me a tour.
  • Be confident. They want to know about you and your work skills. But be honest.
  • The interviewer will determine if he or she likes you in the first 5 minutes. So the beginning of the interview is the most important.
  • Research done on the company before an interview has a dual purpose. It will help you evaluate whether or not you really want to work for that company. The other is you will look better to the interviewer.
  • Don’t just come up with questions. Actually practice them. 

Thanks to our alum for participating and helping prepare the next generation of Lakeside grads!


Veterans Day Observance

Lakeside Lutheran High School hosted a Veterans Day event Wednesday, November 7, that featured an introduction to and speech from Rep. John Jagler, state representative for Wisconsin’s 37th Assembly District, which includes areas in Columbia, Dodge, Dane, and Jefferson counties.

Almost 70 veterans from several branches of service spent the morning at Lakeside. The veterans in attendance represented more than half a century of military service, from World War II to the conflicts and wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. After a breakfast and IMG_9956.jpgsocial time for veterans and their guests, Principal James Grasby greeted the veterans and introduced Rep. Jagler, the Chair of the Assembly Housing and Real Estate Committee also serves on several other committees, including Constituion and Ethics; Committee on Education; Insurance; Mental Health; Rules; and State Affairs. Rep. Jagler expressed his thanks to the veterans in attendance and to those currently serving, and commemorated the selflessness that is required in service to God and country.

A special Veterans Day chapel service, presided over by Pastor Paul Burk of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington—who served in the Marines—and Pastor Mark Toepel of the Lakeside faculty, included the honored veterans as well the entire student assembly, faculty and staff.

A gallery of other photos from the morning can be found at:

Fall athletes honored

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its fall sports awards night when coaches recognize efforts of the six fall sports teams as well as all-conference team honorees and athletes of the year. A total of 14 Lakeside Lutheran athletes received first team all-conference spots, 11 achieved second team all-conference, and five earned honorable mention. In addition, two Warriors received Capitol Conference North Athlete of the Year honors in their respective sports.

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Thirty Lakeside Lutheran athletes were recognized at the recent fall sports awards night as they were awarded spots on Capitol North All-Conference teams and more.
Front, L-R: Ella Collins, 1st team volleyball; Grace Westrate, 2nd team volleyball; Hannah Willems, honorable mention volleyball; Kaitlyn Shadoski, 1st team volleyball; Payton Kuepers, honorable mention volleyball; Kylee Gnabasik, 2nd team volleyball; Mya Hemling, 2nd team cross country; Maya Heckmann, 1st team golf, Capitol North Conference Player of the Year.
Second row, L-R: Brevin Jegerlehner; 1st team football defense; Cam Paske, 1st team football offense, 2nd team football defense; Caleb Raymond, 1st team football offense, 2nd team football defense; August Gresens, 1st team cross country; Seth Hackbarth, honorable mention, soccer defender; Jackson Stake, honorable mention, soccer defender; Nathaniel Krenke, honorable mention, soccer forward.
Third row, L-R: Tyler Holzhueter, 1st team football offense; Jack Monis, 2nd team football offense; Tersony Vater, 2nd team football kicker.
Back row, L-R: Casey Ponyicsanyi, 1st team football defense, 1st team football offense, Capitol North Conference Offensive Player of the Year; Will DeNoyer, 1st team football offense, 1st team football defense, 1st team football specialist; Charlie Miller, 1st team football defense, 2nd team football offense; Carter Buchta, 2nd team football defense.
Missing are Josh Lindert and Kyle Main, both soccer 2nd team.

The Warrior football team has earned a first-time-in-school-history 4th round playoff berth to be played this Friday v. Racine-St. Catherine’s at the Waukesha North High School field. With a 5-0 conference record, they took the Capitol Conference championship. Ten players earned 16 spots on all-conference teams. Senior running back Casey Ponyicsanyi of Lake Mills was awarded Capitol Conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as first team all-conference for offense and defense as inside linebacker. Senior Will DeNoyer of Sun Prairie earned first-team in all three categories, as a wide receiver, outside linebacker and as a specialist. Five other seniors—defensive back Brevin Jegerlehner, d-lineman Charlie Miller, and o-lineman Caleb Raymond, all of Sun Prairie, tight end Cam Paske of Arlington and center Tyler Holzhueter of Waterloo —also earned 1st team honors. Earning 2nd team spots were seniors o-lineman Miller, defensive ends Paske and Raymond, quarterback Jack Monis of Oconomowoc, and inside linebacker Carter Buchta of Ixonia. Sophomore kicker Tersony Vater of Watertown also took second-team honors.

Lakeside girls golf team saw continued success in the program with another third-place finish in the Rock Valley Conference. Sophomore Maya Heckmann of Middleton was again awarded first-team all-conference honors and was honored with Capitol North Golfer of the Year with her 12th place finish at the D2 State tournament. Heckmann and fellow sophomore Ella Butzine of Oconomowoc were awarded “High Honors” as Academic All-State honorees by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin as a result of their high GPA and participation as varsity golfers this fall. Senior golfer Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills, joined them in this award with an “Honors” achievement.

The 2018 Warrior volleyball team took the regional championship before falling in sectional semi-final play in the WIAA Division 2 state tournament. The team also claimed a sixth straight Capitol Conference North championship this fall with a conference record of 9-1. Six players earned conference awards for their efforts. Senior hitters Ella Collins, Lake Mills, and Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville, were elected 1st team all-conference, while junior setter Grace Westrate, Sun Prairie and sophomore libero Kylee Gnabasik, Jefferson, were awarded 2nd team honors. Senior hitter Hannah Willems, Johnson Creek, and sophomore middle hitter Payton Kuepers, Madison, received honorable mention.

The Lakeside Lutheran boys soccer team saw five players receive all-conference awards, including 2nd team honors for senior forward Josh Lindert, Watertown, and freshman midfielder Kyle Main of Juneau. Three received honorable mention, including senior defenders Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills, and Jackson Stake, Stoughton, along with freshman Nathaniel Krenke of Jefferson.

The Lakeside Lutheran boys cross country team saw junior August Gresens of Sun Prairie earn 1st team all-conference honors, while the girls’ team saw freshman runner Mya Hemling of Beaver Dam earn second-team all-conference honors.