Katelynn Schilling and Katelyn Ramthun are leading the Central Wisconsin Storm to the WIAA State Tournament for a seventh straight season. The two freshmen have combined for 55 points on the season, and the reason why is simple: chemistry.
Major league baseball has extended its replay system for the 2014 season, and a former local baseball player will be right in the midst of the change. DC Everest alumnus Gregg Langbehn, who is also Melissa
Wausau West has earned a trip to state every March for the last five seasons. The Warriors won it all in 2011, and finished 2nd in 2010 and 2012, but last season's state quarterfinal loss to Verona gave West an early exit from the tournament.
Girls basketball regionals are now underway. In Division 1, SPASH took down its Wisconsin Valley rival Wisconsin Rapids. In Division 5, second ranked assumption routed Granton to start its quest for a second straight state title.
In a meeting of the top-two ranked teams in the country, the UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team went on a run midway through the first half and led by double digits for most of a 74-57 win over UW-Whitewater in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) championship game on Sunday afternoon at Bennett Court at Quandt Fieldhouse
Top five high school plays of the week of February 25. This week's edition includes a couple of game-winners and a statement two-handed slam dunk.
Joe Ziolkowski (D.C. Everest), Travis Hettinga (Wausau West), Tyler Schmidt (Merrill), Braxton Potrykus (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), and Dondrick Tackes (Stratford) all earned individual state wrestling titles in Saturday's final day of the WIAA wrestling competition.
SPASH avenges last year's season ending loss to Oshkosh North, Newman Catholic beats Gresham to earn a regional title, other boys regional final scores, and Neillsville girls win the Cloverbelt crossover challenge to finish the regular season undefeated.
The Wausau West and Central Wisconsin Storm hockey teams will be competing in Madison at the state tournament next week. Wausau West beat Antigo 7-2 to earn a sectional title while the Storm took care of Northland Pines 2-0 to secure another state appearance.
Boys basketball regional finals are now set in the WIAA State Tournament, as the girls basketball regular season finishes up.
Individual state wrestling gets underway, gymnastics state qualifiers are decided with sectional tournaments, and the girl's basketball season winds down.
Early in the Wisconsin Rapids hockey season, senior Caleb Schroer broke the school's career scoring record. He topped off his record-breaking career by scoring 87 points this season, good for second best in the state. Schroer helped lead the Red Raiders to their first Wisconsin Valley championship since the 2004-05 season, and at one point, the Raiders were ranked as high as fourth in the state. Schroer is the Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week.
As boys hockey playoffs continue, Wausau West and Antigo/White Lake both advance to the Sectional 3 Final, while the number one seed in Sectional 4, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, is upset by West Salem/Bangor. Boys basketball regionals also get underway, while the girls basketball regular season winds down.
WIAA individual wrestling sectionals were held Saturday, February 22. Four of these sectionals featured wrestlers from area teams; the results are listed inside. Links to view all state qualifiers are also provided. The WIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 - Saturday, March 1 at the Kohl Center in Madison.