Karen Middleton making her UW-La Crosse head coaching
debut as the Lady Eagles host Luther.
To the third.
Eagles up 13.
Elise DeDenoyer extends the lead with the left.
45 - 30 U-W-L.
Later in the quarter.
Eagles gets in done from deep.
Sierra Watrud WAH-TRUDE nothing but net.
3 of her 11.
Then Rachel Atchinson off the steal.
Game-high 18 for her.
5 Eagles in double figures.
Middleton era begins with a ten-point win over a
Luther team that's receiving votes in the d3-hoops-dot-com
We're excited, it's all about them honestly great
kids been giving us everything they've got and could
not be happier for them and what they're doing and
it's just the first step.
Build some confidence, keep moving but just really
happy with how we did tonight.
At most high schools.
a ten-year football state championship drought.
not a big deal.
Not at Rushford-Peterson.
The Trojans are two wins away from their first Class
A title since winning three of five between 2002 to
News 8's Charlie Clifford explains why the man that
makes the pizzas may make it happen.
Five-time Minnesota high school state track and field
champion Noah Carlson put himself in a bit of a predicament
While becoming Rushford-Peterson's star senior out
of the backfield..
Carlson -- statistically -- now finds himself as the
top ball carrier in the entire state this season.
If I do a sport in college, I would just want to do
it would be too overwhelming for me.
It is either track or football and right now I am
kind of leaning towards track.
Trojans Head Coach Davin Thompson says all of calls
for Carlson are good ones.
the Unviersity of Michigan and Iowa want the AP student
for track and field.
And for football...
The interest includes the Gophers and FCS powerhouse
North Dakota State.
He is a humble kid, he coaches our youth football.
He coaches our youth basketball.
He helps with the youth track.
If you order a pizza from The Creamery on Saturday
night -- he is probably cooking it.
We just love him.
he is just a good kid, all around...when we can get
him to work laughs
The genes are just fine too.
Carlson's grandfather, Dean Carlson -- quarterbacked
Iowa State in 1971 to its first bowl apperance in
And spent three seasons in the NFL with the Kansas
City Chiefs before finishing his career in Green Bay.
47 years after graduating high school in Rushford
-- His grandson -- racks up 42 touchdowns.
You almost kind of feel lucky.
Just to be able to grow up with a kid as talented
as he is.
It is a once in a lifetime kind of thing.
?? Can anyone catch Carlson and the Trojans ??
The state tunes in - Saturday morning at U.S.
If we play like we did in the second half last week,
I think we will come out on top.
Reporting from Rushford, Charlie Clifford - News 8