Aidan Medora represented BA in the Hustisford Invitational on Jan. 28. Medora took first place in the 132-pound weight class. Medora recorded three wins on his way to the championship round, which he won by decision.
— Coach Aaron Ensley
Varsity girls basketball
The BA girls basketball team hosted a conference game against HOPE Christian on Jan. 24. With excellent ball movement, hustle and communication, the Blue Knights won the first half, 44-25. The team held HOPE to 11 points in the second half and came out with a 74-36 win.
Congratulations to Theresa Wichser, who scored her 1,000th career point during the game and led BA in scoring with 27 points. Jordan Kobliska added 12 points.
The Blue Knights traveled to Messmer on Jan. 27 for another conference game. With skillful ballhandling from Anika Washburn, outstanding shooting from Wichser and aggressive play down low by Kobliska and Angela Weiss, the Blue Knights were able to seal a victory against the Bishops, 67-36. Scoring leaders for the game were Wichser with 21 points and Washburn with 19 points.
— Abigail Curran, student reporter
Following an intensive week of training, the BA swim team competed at the small-school state meet at Shorewood High School on Saturday. Evan Medora broke the 1-minute mark in the 100 freestyle for the first time. Jack Loomis swam a personal-best 100 freestyle to lead off the last relay. Jon Lee put in a great anchor leg in the relay as well. Michael Mueller has been very consistent in his racing. It was an encouraging team showing.
The Knights will prepare for the next two weeks for a strong showing at sectionals.
— Coach Larry Lanza
Varsity boys basketball
The boys played back-to-back games on Jan. 27 and 28. The first game was against St. John’s Military Academy, which featured an athletic lineup with three outstanding players from New York City. BA jumped out quickly and stretched the lead to 17 by halftime. The Blue Knights cruised to an 81-57 victory over the Lancers. The win allowed BA to remain in first place in the Midwest Classic Conference with a record of 7-2 and 9-7 overall. BA was led in scoring by Aidan Clarey, who scored 27 points. Alex Setzer added 26 points and 17 rebounds along with six blocked shots. Zach Krohn also reached double figures by scoring 10 points, including two long-range 3-point baskets. Jack Cahalane dominated the floor, tallying 16 assists.
The Blue Knights traveled to Brookfield Central on Jan. 28 to play North Shore Conference power Grafton in the Luke Homan Memorial Showcase. The Blackhawks are currently in second place in the North Shore and were coming off an impressive win over rival Homestead. BA battled all afternoon and came away with a 54-51 victory. The Blue Knights were led in scoring by Clarey with 17, Setzer with 16 and Cahalane with 14 points. This type of nonconference win at a prestigious showcase helps in the state playoff seeding at the end of February.
— Coach Pat Clarey