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 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    May 5, 2022

NG's Dain Walter to Play in Two All-Star Games

In what is believed to be a first for New Glarus, NGHS senior Dain Walter has been selected to play in both the WBCA (basketball) and WFCA (football)...

 

Schuett Named Head Coach for NGM Football

On January 24, 2022, the NGHS school board approved and appointed Douglas James Schuett (aka "DJ") as their 13th Head Football Coach*. He takes over...

 

Syse, Belleville, Bounce NG In Capitol Conference Showdown

Friday, February 4, 2022. In a game that had “must win” written all over it for two teams vying for a conference title, it was the Wildcats of Belleville that would emerge the victor on their...

 

Cats Nip Knights in Last Second Thriller!

Friday, January 7, 2022. Outside it was a blustery, cold, Wisconsin-kind of winter night. But inside the New Glarus gym it was (cue the music), “A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, as the...

 

NGHS Welcomes New Athletic Director

New Glarus High School has a new Athletic Director, Mr. Mitchell Cernek (pronounced "Sir-nek"). He takes over the position formerly held for 11+ years...

 

NGM's Head Coach Dr. Eichelkraut Tenders Resignation - Search Continues

In what had to be a major surprise to just about everyone, long-time Head Football Coach Dr. Jeff Eichelkraut submitted his resignation soon after...

 

NGM Football 2021 - A Year in Review

When we say "year" we mean year, as in the better part of a calendar year. Imagine not one but two seasons of high school football (a football...

 

NGM Romps In Season Finale 40-0

Finally, an evening that was perfect for football. When the fading light of the day left town and the 49 degree air crept into the press box, it was...

 

Blackhawks Prove Too Much For NGM

On display this evening was a battle between two regional teams representing two Chambers of Commerce - River Valley (Spring Green) and NGM (New Glaru...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    October 7, 2021

Hillmen Spoil Homecoming 28-12

Homecoming. The very word conjures up all kinds of nostalgic recollections of warmth and good cheer. And perhaps, just perhaps, it is an event we can...

 

Chiefs Axe NGM To Go 5-0

I'll go out on a limb and wager that, on this evening, NGM was the only football team in the United States that was greeted by four Alphorns playing...

 

NGM Bumps Off Blackhawks 28-27 in SWC Thriller

Aaaahhhhh. The sweet taste of victory! Nothing can soothe the wounds and replace past frustrations like the feeling of victory. And tonight it was...

 

Cards Deck NGM 54-14

So I flipped the page on my wall calendar the other day and there it was, staring me right in the face - SEPTEMBER, already. I really have no reason...

 

Cats Thump NGM 35-6 in Rivalry Game

The chestnut trees in my backyard are dropping their treasures, a sure sign of football season. But, when I drove into the parking lot at Belleville...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    August 26, 2021

NGM Falls in Opener by One

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Having just walked off this field this past May 7 in the special Spring COVID Season, NGM and hundreds of teams across the state...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    August 12, 2021

NGM Football Opens Season August 20

New season. New conference. New team. If you like all things new, this upcoming football season is custom made for you. This fall NGM will be a new member of a new conference, the Southwest...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    July 15, 2021

Memories of the State Line League

If you have read any of my past NGM football posts, there is a good chance you have heard me wax both nostalgic and elegiac about the old, venerable...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    July 1, 2021

Streiff and Schuett To Play in WFCA All-Star Game

Every year the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) hosts an All-Star game featuring the recently graduated seniors. The game is played...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    May 13, 2021

RIVALS CLASH - It's Cats by 1 in Season Finale

The more things change, the more they stay the same. No, I'm not talking about COVID. Well, not entirely anyway. I'm talking here about rivalries -...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    May 6, 2021

New Cards - Same Deck

What is it about Cardinals? Of late this would seem to be a very good mascot to have on your helmet should you be playing football against NGM. This time it was the Cardinals of Columbus, a team that...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    April 29, 2021

A Cuban Crisis

The last time I heard the words “Cuban Crisis” was in 1962, when I and my fellow elementary school classmates were being taught to dive under our desks. The intent, we were told, was to somehow...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    April 22, 2021

Cards Deal NGM First Loss in 23-22 Thriller

In more ways than one, it was an evening made for football as two undefeated heavyweights squared off for bragging rights. The Madison TV stations...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    April 15, 2021

NGM Rolls Over OPA 50-20 To Go 3-0

"Neither wind, nor rain, nor gloom of night...", not even the Rock County line would stay NGM from its "appointed rounds" on this evening as their...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    April 8, 2021

AIR RAID! AIR RAID!

On a 29-degree evening that looked and felt every bit like November, the Friday Night Lights show made its long awaited return to the New Glarus gridi...

 
 By Doc Wierwill    Sports    March 25, 2021

NGM Football to Open First Ever Spring Season

Taking license with (and a posthumous apology offered to) the poet Tennyson, ‘In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...................football’???? Yes, football! And...

 

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