School's out for the summer.
With Viroqua's loss in the title game last week .
the high school sports season has come to a close.
From postseason runs on the gridiron by Holmen and
to state appearances by North Crawford volleyball
and C-F-C and Blair-Taylor boys basketball .
what a year.
as we did after the fall and winter seasons ...
Time to reveal our five nominees for the News 8 Play
of the *Spring* Sports season.
These are the top five vote-getters from the past
few months ...
Number one .
we go back to April 8-th.
The Logan girls soccer team getting some great work
from keeper Olivia Severson.
Turns away a couple great shots in the second half.
Number two .
from early May.
Central's Jerred Ambrose doing a little bit of everything
in the Red Raiders' win over Aquinas.
He picks up the R-B-I .
and pitches a complete game shutout.
Central falls to Middleton in sectionals.
Number three .
Spring Grove/Caledonia softball.
They score 34 runs in their playoff opener .
two shy of a state record.
And oh yeah .
pitcher Samantha Bratland throws a perfect game.
Great season .
they eventually fall to Zumbrotta-Mazeppa.
Number four .
we head down to Goodman Diamond.
Arcadia wins a pair of 1-0 games behind Taylor Haines.
In the D-3 championship game .
she strikes out the 1-st 13 batters she faces .
17 overall .
a d-3 state record.
Raiders cap their 30-and-oh season with the school's
1-st state title.
And not to be outdone .
number five .
while everyone else was still sipping their coffee
Mitch Stalsberg clearly ate his wheaties Thursday
The W-B-C-A player of the year strikes out a W-I-A-A
all division state record 21 batters in Viroqua's
nine inning .
2-1 semifinal win over Ripon.
Blackhawks finish the year as division two runners-up.
Vote for your favorite on the sports page at news
8000 dot com.