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Dells' Wimann has his dream come true

Wisconsin Dells tight end Shane Wimann will sign his National Letter of Intent to play football at Northern Illinois Wednesday.

He'll be the football player from Wisconsin Dells High School to get a Division One football scholarship since Jason Manecki went to Wisconsin in 1989.

Wimann is a straight-A student and a two-time basketball player of the year in the South Central Conference.

A year ago, Wimann wasn't really on anyone's football recruiting radar. But the 6-4, 215 pound tight end got plenty of help from his high school football coach, Aaron Mack, who was an assistant coach at Wisconsin a few years ago.

Mack says "there just needed to be that bridge to connect that gap to get his name and his tapes into the right peoples hands."

Now, Wimann will head to Northern Illinois, a team that played in the Orange Bowl last season.

"It's crazy," Wimann said. "It was always my dream to do something like that."

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Stolen Cadillac found abandoned, wrecked on highway

Police recovered a vehicle Sunday that investigators said was stolen Saturday in the Village of DeForest.

The 2008 Cadillac CTS was found wrecked off Highway 78 near the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Merrimac after a hit-and-run, authorities said.

Pictures taken by the DeForest Police Department show the damaged white Cadillac resting on its driver side with heavy damage to all sides of the car. Police said the vehicle had rolled several times before coming to rest on its side and that the occupant fled on foot.

As of Tuesday afternoon, DeForest investigators said they?re still looking for the driver. Police said evidence at the scene indicated the occupant was injured in the crash.

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#1 Wis. Dells wins at #4 Lodi

In one of the most anticipated matchups of the season in boys basketball, Wisconsin Dells defeated Lodi 62-51 in front of a sold-out crowd at Lodi High School Monday night.

The Chiefs came out firing threes in the first half and MJ Delmore and Tyler Young helped Wisconsin Dells to a 4-point lead at halftime, 23-19..

Lodi took its first lead of the game on a 3-point play by Jordan Shea midway through the third quarter, but by the end of the period, Dells had regained the lead, 35-34.

In the fourth quarter, it was Delmore leading the way scoring and feeding his senior teammate, Shane Wimann as the Chiefs opened a 10-point lead and held on with hot shooting in the final minutes.

Wisconsin Dells improves its season record to 18-0, while Lodi is now 16 and 2 on the season.

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Memorial, Wisconsin Dells get high marks in latest HS basketball poll

Madison Memorial still holds the number two position in the latest poll of the state's top high school basketball programs.

Madison Memorial moved up one spot in the latest AP boys' high school basketball poll, while Wisconsin Dells held on to its grip of the top spot in division 3.

Memorial came in second in latest prep poll, behind Germantown. Sun Prairie also moved up two notches to sixth in the division 1 poll.

Monroe moved up four notches to number four in the division 2 poll.

Wisconsin Dells continued to be the top ranked team in division 3, and will likely stay there after beating number four Lodi on the road Monday. Marshall is sixth, and Lake Mills is seventh in the poll.

Cuba City retains the number two spot in the division 4 poll, while Southwestern out of Hazel Green remains in the poll at number nine.

Wis. Dells boys basketball ranked No. 1

The Wisconsin Dells boys basketball team continues to top the rankings in the state in Division 3.

The Chiefs are 17-0 this season, thanks to the leadership of seven seniors on the team including M.J. Delmore, who's averaging 21.8 points per game..

Wisconsin Dells has won 5 straight South Central Conference championships and are led by two-time conference player of the year, Shane Wimann, who's going to play football at Northern Illinois..

Head Coach Brad Rohling is in his 7th season and says success brings high expectations and the players know that.

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Wisconsin Dells will face a big test next Monday when they play at 4th ranked Lodi.

Monona Grove, Baraboo remain in 1st place in Badger conferences

Saturday night was a big night for Badger Conference girls basketball, with first place on the line in both Badger North and South divisions.

In the south, the top ranked team in Division II is the Monona Grove Silver Eagles, who hosted Stoughton. Both teams had been perfect in conference play.

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The game was close early but Monona Grove pulled away in the second half to win 57-34.

In the north, unbeaten Baraboo hosted Waunakee. The Waunakee Warriors' only conference loss so far this season was to Thunderbirds.

Baraboo jumped out early and survived a late Warriors rally to win 58-55.