What a day Friday will be at the W-I-A-A state softball
Cochrane-Fountain City is making the program's first
ever trip....Arcadia is making its fourth.
The two nonconference rivals aren't playing each other
so you can bet they'll be rooting for each other.
At least .
two assistant coaches will be.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum has the story.
Cochrane Fountain City .
And Arcadia .
Lyga It's kind of a rival, you know going across the
mountain to get to them or them coming here.
But the rivalry's about more than geography.
It's about the connections between the teams.
Pat 1/30 One being my brother, yup laughs.
Pat Lisowski is an assistant coach at Arcadia.
His brother Jeff Lisowski is an assistant coach at
Both their teams are headed to State.
Jeff 41/40 It's pretty awesome.
Same thing, I imagine he's thinking about me too.
Pat 2/10 Oh, it's wonderful.
Lyga 37/15 It's just a neat thing.
C-FC *head* coach Steve Lyga Lee-ga taught them in
high school back in the late 80's.
Lyga 35/58 Good, hard working kids.
Pat 2/52 Oh, very competitive.
If it wasn't basketball in the backyard, it was football,
baseball, whatever the sport of the season was, that's
what we were doing.
Always competing against each other.
But now .
they're a team .
even though they coach different ones.
Pat 1/39 We help each other out.
He asks questions, he'll call me up, I'll call him
What do you think of this? What do you think of that?
Jeff 43/55 He gives me ideas and I give him ideas
and we just kind of work together.
And it's paid off for Arcadia and C-FC .
basically blocked by a bluff .
but bonded by brothers.
And Friday .
that bond will be as strong as it's ever been.
Jeff 44/33 Friday, we'll be rooting for each other
and it's pretty awesome that two schools real close
together like that have that opportunity to play down
Pat 3/28 We definitely will be rooting for each other.
Blood's thicker than water when it comes to rooting
him on and likewise with me.
Jeff and Pat say their parents will be on hand to
watch the games in Madison.
C-F-C faces Ithaca Friday morning at 11 A-M in the
division four semifinals.
Arcadia faces Grantsburg in the division three semifinals
We'll be right back.