The top-ranked Central girls golf team won the school's first WIAA Division 1 state golf championship in 2021 at University Ridge.
PHOTO: CENTRAL ATHLETICS High School Sports Calendar: Westosha Central girls golf team eyeing another state title

Five events to watch and a rundown of this week's local schedule

By Mike JohnsonKENOSHA.COM

Johnson began covering sports in Kenosha in 2004 as a staff writer for the Kenosha News and eventually became a news and sports editor there, serving in that role and covering the community until May 2022. Johnson grew up in Kenosha, graduating from Bradford High School in 2000 and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He still happily resides in town with his wife, Bridget, and son, Brady.

This week presents another full slate of fall-season high school varsity sports around Kenosha County.

Here are Associate Editor Mike Johnson’s “Top 5 Events to Watch,” along with a full weekly calendar of varsity high school sports involving county teams.

The top-ranked Central girls golf team is eyeing its second straight WIAA Division 1 state championship.

Top 5 events to watch


Tuesday (Sept. 12), 3:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Country Club (1230 Legion Dr., Twin Lakes)

The defending Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 state champion Central girls golf team takes on county and Southern Lakes Conference rival Wilmot in a late-afternoon dual meet. Led by junior twin sisters Kylie and Katelyn Walker, the Falcons were ranked No. 1 in Division 1 in the latest Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin state poll. In the most recent Class of 2024 player rankings by Rob Hernandez of, Kylie Walker was ranked No. 3 and Katelyn Walker was ranked No. 4.

INDIAN TRAIL AT TREMPER (girls swimming)

Tuesday (Sept. 12), 4:30 p.m., Tremper High School (8560 26th Ave., Kenosha)

The Southeast Conference and city rivals square off in the pool in a girls swimming and diving dual meet. Last season, the Trojans had a WIAA Division 1 state qualifier in diving in then-junior Teiya Brewster, who placed seventh.

The state-ranked Tremper boys soccer team has won its first six matches.


Tuesday (Sept. 12), 6:30 p.m., Ameche Field (8701 26th Ave., Kenosha)

The undefeated and untied Tremper boys soccer team looks to improve its position atop the SEC when it hosts Franklin. The Trojans, ranked No. 9 in Division 1 in this week’s state coaches poll, entered the week at 6-0-0 overall and in a three-way tie atop the SEC with Oak Creek and Racine Case at 2-0-0 in conference play.


Thursday (Sept. 14), 4 p.m., Bullen Middle School (2804 39th Ave., Kenosha)

Bradford hosts city rival Indian Trail in an SEC girls tennis dual match at Bullen Middle School. For the Hawks, senior Lainy Ristau is looking to finish her high school career as a four-time qualifier in singles at the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament, while Mia Franke qualified for the State Tournament in doubles as a freshman last season.

Led by quarterback LJ Dagen, the Indian Trail football team travels to Oak Creek for a big Southeast Conference matchup Friday night.


Friday (Sept. 15), 7 p.m., Oak Creek High School (340 E. Puetz Rd., Oak Creek)

All right, I admit I’m cheating here, because technically this event isn’t taking place in Kenosha County. But with only three high school football games scheduled to be played within county limits this Friday night, how could I choose anything else? In an intriguing matchup of two teams in a three-way tie atop the early SEC standings — along with Franklin — at 2-0 in conference play, the Hawks and Knights (both 3-1 overall) will battle at Oak Creek High School, just a quick drive north. We’ll see which defense will be able to at least slow down the opposing offense, as Oak Creek is averaging 40.1 points per game so far and Indian Trail is averaging a staggering 50.8 per game. The Hawks have a lot of weapons, but junior quarterback LJ Dagen (929 total yards, 12 total TDs) and senior running back Justice Lovelace (522 total yards, 16 total TDs) have led the way. Dagen leads the SEC in rushing yards and Lovelace is tied for third in the entire state with 13 rushing touchdowns. If you want to stay within county limits for your Friday night football fix, then you can check out Bradford hosting Racine Horlick at Bradford Stadium (3700 Washington Rd.) at 5:30 p.m., Tremper hosting defending WIAA Division 1 state champion Franklin at 5:30 p.m. at Ameche Field (8701 26th Ave.) or head west to catch Wilmot hosting Waterford in SLC action at 7 p.m. at Frank Bucci Field (11112 308th Ave.).

High school sports calendar


Girls golf—Wilmot at Lake Geneva Badger (Lakewood GC), 3:30 p.m. Girls volleyball—Indian Trail and Christian Life at Indian Trail Quadrangular, 4 p.m.


Girls golf—Westosha Central at Wilmot, (Twin Lakes CC), 3:30 p.m. Boys soccer—Delavan-Darien at Wilmot, 5:30 p.m.; Racine Horlick at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; Franklin at Tremper, 6:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Oak Creek, 6:30 p.m.; Union Grove at Westosha Central, 6:30 p.m.; Shoreland Lutheran at Cedar Grove-Belgium, 7 p.m. Girls swimming—Bradford at Oak Creek, 4:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Tremper, 4:30 p.m.; Delavan-Darien at Westosha Central/Wilmot/Badger Combined 5 p.m. Girls tennis—Bradford at Racine Horlick (Racine Park), 4 p.m.; Tremper at Racine Case, 4 p.m.; Racine Horlick at Indian Trail, 4 p.m.; St. Joseph at The Prairie School, 4 p.m. Girls volleyball—Racine Horlick at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; Franklin at Tremper, 6:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Oak Creek, 6:30 p.m.; Westosha Central at Waterford, 6:30 p.m.; Wilmot at Burlington, 6:30 p.m.; Christian Life at St. Francis, 6:45 p.m.; Richmond-Burton (Ill.) at Shoreland Lutheran, 7 p.m.


Girls golf—Wilmot at Waterford Scramble (Rivermoor GC), 3:30 p.m. Boys soccer—Racine St. Catherine’s at St. Joseph (Anderson Park/Troha Field), 4:30 p.m.; Christian Life at Lake Country Lutheran, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball—Racine Horlick at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; Franklin at Tremper, 6:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Oak Creek, 6:30 p.m.


Girls golf—Bradford, Tremper and Indian Trail at Southeast Conference Mini-Meet (Muskego Lakes CC), 1:30 p.m. Boys soccer—Wilmot at Richmond-Burton (Ill.), 6 p.m.; Bradford at Union Grove, 6:30 p.m.; Westosha Central at Pewaukee, 6:30 p.m.; Racine Lutheran at Shoreland Lutheran, 6:30 p.m. Girls tennis—Indian Trail at Bradford (Bullen Middle School), 4 p.m.; Racine Park at Tremper, 4 p.m.; Greendale Martin Luther at St. Joseph (Kenosha CC), 4 p.m.; Westosha Central at Elkhorn, 4:15 p.m.; Wilmot at Burlington, 4:15 p.m. Boys volleyball—Racine St. Catherine’s at Westosha Central, 6:30 p.m.; Wilmot at Waterford, 6:30 p.m. Girls volleyball—Johnsburg (Ill.) at Wilmot, 6:30 p.m.; Shoreland Lutheran at Racine Lutheran, 7 p.m.


Football—Racine Horlick at Bradford, 5:30 p.m.; Franklin at Tremper, 5:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Oak Creek, 7 p.m.; Westosha Central at Beloit Memorial, 7 p.m.; Waterford at Wilmot, 7 p.m.; Shoreland Lutheran at Watertown Luther Prep, 7 p.m.; St. Joseph at St. Francis, 7 p.m. Boys soccer—Big Foot at St. Joseph (Anderson Park/Troha Field), 5 p.m.; Tremper at Waterford, 6:30 p.m.; Racine St. Catherine’s at Indian Trail, 6:30 p.m. Girls swimming—Indian Trail at Milwaukee South Invite, 5 p.m. Girls tennis—Tremper and Westosha Central at Brookfield Central Invite, noon.

Cross country—Bradford, Indian Trail, Westosha Central and Christian Life at Racine St. Catherine’s Angel Invite (UW-Parkside Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course), 9 a.m.; Shoreland Lutheran at St. Lawrence Seminary Invite (Mount Calvary), 9 a.m.; Tremper at Muskego Invite (Lake Denoon Middle School), 10:20 a.m. Football—Racine Lutheran at Christian Life (Westosha Central HS), 7 p.m. Boys soccer—The Prairie School at Bradford, 11:30 a.m.; Westosha Central at Brookfield Central, 1 p.m. Girls swimming—Bradford and Tremper at Port Washington Invite (Thomas Jefferson Middle School), 8 a.m.; Indian Trail at Milwaukee South Invite, 8 a.m. Girls tennis—Tremper and Westosha Central at Brookfield Central Invite, 8 a.m. Boys volleyball—Indian Trail at Germantown Invite, 8:30 a.m.; Wilmot at Madison Memorial Invite, 9 a.m. Girls volleyball—Wilmot at Delavan-Darien Invite, 9:30 a.m.