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High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

A special fundraising event Saturday will have Madison police officers and area high school basketball players face off at West High School, the police department said Wednesday. 

Madison police said the Play it Forward game will raise money for the upcoming Black Student Union spring break college tour to the Washington, D.C. area. Tip off is at 1 p.m. at the West High School basketball court. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the door or online

Basketball players from Memorial, West and LaFollette varsity teams will play against the PD team of 15 officers. 

 

East beats Middleton in WIAA boys basketball

East beats Middleton in WIAA boys basketball

The Madison East Purgolders won a regional championship in a 56-53 win over the Middleton Cardinals at the East gym Tuesday night.

The game was postponed Saturday and played Tuesday.

East built a 14-point lead in the second half before Middleton rallied.

The Cardinals outscored East 26-17 in the fourth quarter and pulled to within a point but the Purgolders hit a number of key free throws to secure the win.

Middleton ends its season with a 17-6 overall record.

East moves to 17-6 and will play Verona at Sun Prairie Thursday night at 7 in the sectional semifinals.

WATCH: Verona takes first place in Big 8

The Verona boys basketball team defeated Madison East Thursday night to take first place in the Big 8 conference.

WATCH highlights from the game.

East succeeding on and off the court

The Madison East boys basketball team is tied for first place in the Big Eight conference with an 11 and 3 record.

The boys team hasn't won a Big Eight championship since 2009, but with four regular season games left, the Purgolders are tied with Memorial for first this week. 

WATCH the story and see how East's transformation has as much to do with off the court changes as it does with its play on the court. 

 

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. 

WATCH: Madison East secures win over La Follette

See highlights from Friday's boys basketball game when Madison East visit La Follette and secured a win.

Final score: 56-50.

Donald Driver appearing at East Towne Mall Thursday

Donald Driver appearing at East Towne Mall Thursday

Former Green Bay Packer Donald Driver will be signing books at East Towne Mall Thursday.

He is releasing his fourth children's book titled "Quickie Stands up to a Bully!"

It's part of Driver's Quickie series that focuses on teaching life lessons to young ones.

Profits go to the Donald Driver Foundation.

Driver will be signing copies from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. But tickets will be handed out starting at 1 p.m. Tickets can be picked up at the info desk in the store.

Here are some restrictions:

•    Signatures will only be made on the front cover of the book. No personalizations.
•    No outside merchandise or memorabilia will be signed.
•    Only Donald’s current Quickie book will be signed, not past titles.
•    Donald will not sign any Quickie dolls.
•    No Pictures Allowed.

The line will begin at 5 p.m.