Good evening and welcome to a special edition of the
News 8 Highlight Zone .
the 1-st of many over the course of the postseason.
It's the opening night of the W-I-A-A boys basketball
we'll head to Rochester for M-S-H-S-L sectionals .
and the Badgers and Gophers go for big wins in the
We begin tonight with a team two wins away from State.
Onalaska hosting Baraboo-Portage in sectionals .
the Hilltoppers yet to allow a goal in the postseason.
First period action .
Onas Ian Earp with the nifty backhand!
Hilltoppers up 1.
Staying in the 1st .
Luke Tepp with the one timer to score Ona's 2nd goal
of the night.
Toppers up 2 - 0.
Fast forward to the 3rd .
Check this out .
Onas Jason Havlicek picks the perfect time and nets
his first goal of the season!
That's the final score.
Onalaska wins 5-2!
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Onalaska will face West Salem Bangor in the sectional
finals Saturday .
trip to state on the line.
West Salem upsets top seed Lincoln 4-3.
Ona girls enter the night two wins away from their
3-rd straight trip to Madison.
Top seed Toppers hosting Stoughton.
1st period .
Theresa Knutson setting up her Ona teammate Chazlyn
Anderson for the first goal of the game.
Hilltoppers up 1-0.
Later on .
Knutson looking to score her own goal .
and she does just that off the face off.
Ona now up 2.
To the 2-nd .
after a Stoughton goal .
here's Ona's Jamie Weilandt.
She goes top shelf on the breakaway.
Onalaska wins 6-1.
The road to Madison starts tonight for boys basketball
We have an all M-V-C regional in division two.
Six of the seven M-V-C teams are in that bracket.
Only one can make it to the sectional finals.
Let's start with the 6-3 matchup .
Logan hosting Sparta.
Winner faces Holmen.
3-rd quarter .
Sparta's Keegan Sullivan uses the double screen to
hit the jumper .
they lead by 1...
Sullivan with 27 points!
Back comes Logan .
Trey Davis pulls down the rebound and pushes it ahead
to Anthony Wright who lays it in .
Logan up 3...
More Logan .
more transition .
this time Zach Hoeth rebound, ahead to Tanner Pierzina
who hits the reverse lay-up extending the lead to
To the 4-th .
Logan pulling awa y.
Evan Verhota hits the basket and gets fouled .
he has 16 .
And Logan wins 62-58.
4-5 matchup .
Ona hosting Tomah.
Hilltoppers swept the Timberwolves in the regular
1-st Quarter Tomah up five...
Good passing by Tomah...
Tanner Kuehl to Christian Wagenson to Dylan Derousseau...
Derousseau hits it.
Tomah up seven.
2-nd Quarter, Ona starting to come back...
Noah Fredrickson gets up-court quickly to Jalen Zubich
He hits the three.
Hilltoppers within five.
Still in the 2nd...
Trey Hewuse intercepts the ball .
finds Wagenson by the baske t...
And the turnover puts the Timberwolves up nine.
Tomah wins 60-54.
They'll face the top seed .
M-V-C champion Central.
Division three .
two Coulee teams going head to head .
8-seed Arcadia hosting 9-seed B-R-F.
Early in the second quarter .
Tigers go on a run as Junior Gulbronson makes a move
to the basket but they still trail the Raiders 16-12.
Arcadia's Abe Ferguson comes right back to answer
building the Raiders' lead to 6.
Great passing by Arcadia is key as Ferguson works
with Sophomore Rob Hoesley to get the easy lay-in
as the Raiders break the tie.
And Arcadia wins 62-47.
Also in division three .
Mauston falls at Bloomer.
So that's who Aquinas faces.
G-E-T will host Neillsville .
who takes down Viroqua 53-36.
And P-D-C upsets Richland Center 44-38.
Division four .
Luther was one win away from state last year .
losing in overtime in the sectional finals.
Knights open the postseason against Whitehall.
Whitehall's Isaiah Gilbertson gets the steal and takes
it the other way to pull the Norse within 2 ...
Back comes Luther .
it's TJ Babinec .
he hits the fade away to put the Knights up by 4 ...
Late in the 1st .
Luther in transitio n.
Michael Pamperin to Jarrett Noffitz to Collin Kennedy
for the layup.
they're up 7....
Luther wins 82-51.
They now face rival Westby.
Elsewhere in division four ...
Necedah tops Mel-Min 66-61.
And Brookwood falls 67-55 at Darlington.
Division five .
Bangor ran away with the Scenic Bluffs .
now they hope to do the same in the playoffs.
1-seed Cardinals hosting Wonewoc-Center.
2nd Quarter....Bangor up 13
Good passing by the Cardinals...
Jack Reader puts up the shot...
Canon O'Heron there for the rebound
two of his team-high 15.
Wonewoc's Bailey Miller finds Masan Polk under the
Cardinals still up big.
Robert Martin gets the ball off the turnover...finds
Andrew Lockington streaking ...
Martin gives it up to Caleb Miller who also had 15.
Bangor wins big 85-53.
This is a look at Rochester.
That's where we head next .
for M-S-H-S-L sectionals.
the Badgers and Gophers both in action.
But first .
scores from division five take us to break.
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Caledonia jumped from good .
to great this year.
The Warriors are 24-and-2.
Caledonia taking on Lake City at the Mayo Arena in
First half action...
Caledonia's Austin Bauer waits for an open look up
He hits the three...
Warriors go up 24-16.
Bauer comes up with the steal...
He bounces passes to Colton Lampert who lays it in...
Caledonia leads by ten.
Late in the half.
Caledonia's Seth Twite driving the lane...
He passes to West Spier cutting along the baseline...
Spier lays it in...
Warriors lead 40-25.
Closing seconds of the half...
Lampert scoops up the loose ball...
He lays in at the buzzer...
Warriors goes into half time up by 19.
Caledonia wins 91-78.
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Rush Pete lost only once this season .
Trojans taking on Lanesboro.
First half, Trojans moving the ball around...
Under the hoop, R-P's Cole Kingsley lays it in for
Rush-Pete leads 18-17, Kingsley finishes with 16.
Later, R-P's Seth Thompson comes up with the steal...
Other end of the floor he get the hoop and the trip
to the line...
The three point play puts the Trojans up by four.
Rush-Pete keeps their offense rolling...
Kingsley finds Alex Vix in the corner...
Vix good for three....
Trojans go up by 10.
Rush-Pete rolls to a 79-53 win.
So Rush-Pete faces the winner of this game .
Spring Grove and Mabel-Canton.
Lions moving the ball around...
Spring Grove's Alex Engelhardt lays it in for two...
Lions lead by eight.
Mabel-Canton getting their offense going...
Hunter Johnson from beyond the arc...
Big three, Cougars trail by two.
The Lions pull away from there...
Chase Grinde from beyond the arc...
He's good for three of his 15 on the night.
Spring Grove wins 62-46 .
so they'll face Rush-Pete.