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WATCH: Madison Memorial advances in hockey tournament

Madison Memorial beat Edgewood Tuesday night to advance in the WIAA state hockey tournament.

WATCH highlights from the game Tuesday.

Memorial will play Middleton next.

WATCH: Memorial wins 15th state swim & dive championship

Saturday at the UW Natatorium, Madison Memorial put on a show at the Division One State Swim and Dive Championship. 

WATCH highlights from the competition. The Spartans put up a staggering 350.5 points, which was the second highest total in division one state history.

Madison police, firefighters face off in hockey match

Madison police officers and firefighters are suiting up for a charity hockey game called the "Battle of the Badges."

The first responder teams will face off Friday at 5pm at the Coliseum. Tickets are $10 and cover both the police-versus-fire game and The Capitols game at 7:05 p.m.

Visit madisonfirehockey.com for more information. 

Badgers game brings potential shoppers to Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday in Madison saw an extra several thousand potential shoppers on the streets, thanks to the Badgers' final home game.

Whether that additional foot traffic benefits local shops, though, is up in the air.

Mary Carbine, executive director for Madison Central Business Improvement District, says every home game brings big business to small shops in the State Street area.

"What is so much a part of the Badger game experience for many people is visiting State Street and the Capitol square," Carbine said. "Badger athletics is terrific for downtown business and downtown shopping."

The outlook is a little different several blocks away, on Monroe Street. Carol 'Orange' Schroeder, the owner of Orange Tree Imports, says she would prefer home games don't fall on the same Saturday as the first big shopping weekend of the holiday season.

Badger fans asked to plan for traffic delays

Badger fans asked to plan for traffic delays

Numerous construction projects in and around Madison are prompting state transportation officials to ask fans to expect delays getting to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

Work on the Beltline will be on hold for five hours before and after the game, but lane shifts, ramp closures and reduced speeds are still likely to cause delays. Alternate routes are also likely to have extra game day traffic.

The game kicks off at 11 a.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recommends motorists plan for additional time to get to their destination.

State highway projects in the greater Madison area include:

Madison Beltline

·         Lane shifts in both directions between Middleton and I-39/90

·         US 14 ramp to westbound Beltline is open

UWPD warns of traffic delays for Badger game day

UWPD warns of traffic delays for Badger game day

University of Wisconsin police are reminding residents and visitors of possible delays on Badger football game days.

Close to 100,000 people head to downtown Madison to cheer on the Badgers on game day, and officials are reminding residents and visitors to give themselves extra time to get around.

In addition to Badger game day traffic, thousands will be in Madison this weekend for Ironman, which takes place on Sunday.

UWPD officials said some items are not allowed inside Camp Randall Stadium, including bags larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches, food, beverages, containers, strollers, umbrellas, flags, banners, signs, inflatables, noisemakers, laser pointers and weapons.

Gates will open an hour and a half before kick-off, and spectators should enter the stadium using the gate number printed on their ticket, authorities said.

Waunakee rolls 49-21 in season opener

Waunakee rolls 49-21 in season opener

Thursday night at Breitenbach Stadium, Waunakee avenged last year's loss, running through Madison Edgewood 49-21.

The Warriors got off to a good start as the offensive line opened up a gaping hole and Troy Laufenberg galloped into the end zone for the first touchdown of the season.

Later, with Edgewood trailing 21-6, Jack Dunn knifed his way through the Waunakee defense and scored to make it 21-13.

From there, it was more Laufenberg. He found the pylon to make it 28-13, and the Warriors never looked back.

Laufenberg tallied five touchdowns in Waunakee's 49-21 win.