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Judy Harms has retired as the Whitewater girls basketball coach, according to a Whitewater High School release.

The decision was effective as of Monday.

Harms coached the Whippets for 18 seasons, compiling a 244-157 record, according to the release.

In the past seven years, Whitewater was 152-23. That included a 105-14 conference record in the Rock Valley, including a 56-game winning streak during that span. The Whippets won the 2015 WIAA Division 3 state championship. The run also included five conference titles, four regional titles and a sectional championship.

Harms was named WBCA coach of the year in 2015. She coached three conference players of the year – Myriama Smith Traore in 2016 and 2017, Sarah Schumacher in 2015 and Brooke Trewyn in 2014. Harms coached four Division 3 all-state players – Smith Traore in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Rebekah Schumacher in 2017, Sarah Schumacher in 2015 and Trewyn in 2014.

Harms will continue to teach physical education at Washington Elementary School.

Poynette seeks a new girls basketball coach

Poynette girls basketball coach Randy Hamilton recently resigned after six years as coach, the Portage Daily Register reported.

Hamilton said in an email he “stepped down just to do other things I enjoy.”

Hamilton was hired to lead the Poynette girls in 2012 and compiled a 73-69 record. After a 5-18 first season, the Pumas compiled a 68-51 record over the past five years.

Poynette’s best seasons under Hamilton came in 2014-15 (16-8) and 2015-16 (16-9) when the Pumas reached the WIAA regional finals each year.

The Pumas finished above .500 in the Capitol North Conference in four of his six seasons. They were 8-2 in 2016-17, which

In the Capitol North Conference, the Pumas finished above .500 in four of the six seasons under Hamilton, including an 8-2 mark in 2016-17. Poynette and Lakeside Lutheran tied for the conference title that season, which earned Poynette its first conference title since 1982.

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