Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
And I'm Kyle Deckelbaum.
Number-two ranked in the state Onalaska has the inside
track to the M-V-C championship...with Central just
one game back.
Hilltoppers with the evening off.
Red Raiders in action against city rival Aquinas.
Central winning in double-overtime when these two
met on January 20.
Each team with just one field goal in the 2-nd quarter.
This Annie Mathy bucket helps put Aquinas up 15-13
at halftime ...
Central starts hot in the 3-rd quarter.
Brittany Baldwin to Katlyn Roesch .
And the Red Raiders .
so patient on offense.
Brittany Baldwin .
to Shianne Fair .
to Jenna Kramer .
she shoots .
she's got it!
Red Raiders outscore Aquinas 13-9 in the 3-rd .
doesn't sound like a lot .
this game it is.
26-24 Central entering the 4-th.
But Aquinas .
strong to the hoop in the 4-th.
Morgan Miller dishes to Chelsea Ritter .
biggest score of the game!
She has 18 points .
12 of which come from the free throw line!
Aquinas wins 37-32 .
giving them a shot at tying Central for 2-nd in the
conference and it's a big win in terms of seeding
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Holmen hosting Sparta is the other M-V-C matchup tonight.
Holmen's Karissa Bjornstad hits the 3 point bucket
to go up 1.
she had a game high 14...
Back come the Spartans.
Sophie Schmitz to Nicolette Smith who floats it in
to regain the 1 point lead...
More from the Vikings.
Bjornstad to Cortney Christnovich who hits the
they're up 3 and Holmen goes on to win .
Logan steps into nonconference play .
1-st quarter .
Macy Hembd gets the steal .
she pushes it ahead to Rachel Rank .
and Rank finds Alexis Stika under the basket.
Stika and Hembd .
both with 16 points ...
As Logan picks up the 63-58 win.
Wisconsin Prep Hockey
Pick this one up in the 1-st period.
University School threatening .
but Ona's Joe Witz is there to make the save .
game tied 0-0 ...
another opporuntiy for the Wildcats .
but Witz is there to deflect it away to keep it scoreless
and this one ends in a tie...
Final score .
2-2 in overtime.
Arcadia is now the last unbeaten standing in the Coulee
after their win Tuesday against West Salem.
The nine-and-oh Raiders with three conference games
remaining on their schedule.
Tonight they take on Westby for the second time in
Arcadia winning by 20 last Saturday.
Opening minute of the game...
Westby's Natalie Anderson cutting along the baseline...
She connects for two...
Norse lead 2-0.
Later, Arcadia's Hanna Hoesley gathers in the loose
She pushes it ahead to Mikaela Sobotta who puts it
in for two...
Raiders take a two point lead.
Closing minute of the quarter...
Raiders moving the ball around...
Hoesley with a jump stop...
She goes off the glass for two, Raiders up 10-3.
To the second quarter...
Sobotta comes up with a steal...
Other end of the floor she lays it in.
Arcadia up by seven.
And Arcadia wins it big .
42-15 the final.
West Salem trying to stay just one game back of Arcadia
Panthers at Luther.
First play of the game .
Luther gets the deflection and passes up court to
Christina Houlihan who gets the lay-in.
She had 19 points on the night.
West Salem ties it up at 6 as Sydney Dunham finds
Sammy Peterson in the corner for the three.
Peterson led the Panthers with 15 points.
Late in the first .
Larissa Jacobson spins in the lane and lays it up
Score still tied at 8.
West Salem gets the 52-40 win.
Also tonight in the Coulee .
Black River Falls beats Viroqua.
Nonconference matchup between neighboring schools
as Blair-Taylor travels to G-E-T.
G-E-T's Annalese Lamke defeating the double team to
lay it in.
Red Hawks lead big....
Blair-Taylor not going away though.
Jalissa Paulson hits the 3 pointer to cut the lead
But the Red Hawks real strong tonight with a lot of
help from Madison Doerr.
she takes this steal all the way back other way for
2 of her game high 24 points.
G-E-T wins 62-36.
Also tonight ...
Eau Claire Immanuel beats Spring Valley.
And the Hillsboro boys win by two in Westby.
Dairyland girls scores....
Eleva-Strum wins by three at Gilmanton.
Independence over Alma/Pepin.
C-F-C defeats Lincoln.
And it's Whitehall over Melrose-Mindoro.
More still ahead...as we check in with the leaders
in the girls Scenic Bluffs...boys Ridge and Valley...plus
We'll be back in 105-seconds.
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After sharing the Scenic Bluffs championship last
Brookwood is a couple wins away from winning the title
outright this season.
Brookwood travels to Bangor .
Cardinals just a couple games back in second place.
Early in the third .
Amber Brueggen takes her girl baseline and scoops
it up and under for the basket.
Brookwood down 22 to 10.
Later in the quarter .
Aspen Zimmer driving to the lane dishes to open Bethan
Martin under the hoop.
Bangor up 26 to 16.
Brookwood trying to keep the deficit in single digits
as Cecilia Mendoza gets the steal and takes it in
for the lay-up.
Panthers only down 9.
Bangor would seal the deal as Morgan Horstman makes
a baseball pass down to teammate Martin who makes
the basket and gets the foul.
Cardinals up 16.
They go on to win big .
50 to 34.
As Bangor gets the big win .
Also tonight .
Cashton beats Hillsboro 47-39.
Royall defeats New Lisbon 39-33.
And Wonewoc Center downs Necedah 37-29.
Tonight could be a night for the record books for
La Farge High School.
With a win...the boys basketball program wins its
first conference championship since 1989.
But it's not going to be an easy task.
They travel to second-place in the standings North
To the 1st quarter .
Wildcat ball .
here's a classic pick and roll .
what a pass!
Brenden Connelly finishes with the lay in to score
the first points of the game.
North Crawford now looking to answer back .
a little pass in pass out sets up Tyler Olson for
he nails it!
Trojans up 1.
Later on .
Wildcat inbound pass to Ben Jacobs who gets the foul
and the bucket!
He goes on to make the free throw putting La Farge
Trojan ball .
nice pass .
nice pump fake .
and nice basket!
Hunter Fortney scores 2 to put North Crawford up 7.
And North Crawford stops La Farge from winning the
conference tonight .
Doubleheader over at De Soto High School.
Pirates hosting Ithaca .
highlights first from the boys game.
Late game action .
heres Ithaca's Caleb Olson for 3!
Bulldogs up 9.
De Soto still fighting.
Alex Stevenson misses .
but gets his own rebound and the put back!
That pulls the Pirates within 5.
But the Bulldogs would just be too strong.
Here's a 3 from Nolen Cary .
he was your leading scorer on the night with 20.
Ithaca goes up double digits.
Close final score though .
Ithaca winning 59-48.
Ridge and Valley boys scores....
Kickapoo wins by a point against Wauzeka-Steuben.
And Seneca defeats Weston.
To the De Soto .
Ithaca girls game.
1st quarter .
Ithaca's Katy Clary with the miss .
but she gets her own rebound and puts it back up for
That ties the game at 5.
Later on .
De Soto's Shelbie Buckles with the drive .
the foul .
and the bucket!
Pirates go up 2.
2nd quarter ...Ithaca working to keep the game close.
Hanna Adsit hits the downtown jumper.
That pulls the Bulldogs within 4.
And it's Ithaca that wins it by two .
Jumping across the river into Minnesota....La Crescent
boys hosting Byron.
Lancers trail 34-22 at the break....but they are thinking
upset on senior night.
Nate Peterson block leads to a Joe Sandvik layup...starting
the half on a seven-oh run.
Then Zack Melbostad gets the offensive rebound....basket
Free throw gives La Crescent the 42-41 lead...Melbostad
with 25 points.
But Byron would go on a ten-oh run....capped by this
Joe Smith steal and bucket.
La Crescent makes it a game....by Byron wins it 72-67.
The Winona State men are tied for first in the N-S-I-C
South...hosting Saint Cloud State.
First half, W-S-U moving the ball around the outside...
From the corner, Onalaska grad Nick Arenz is good
Warriors up 38-22.
More from the Warriors...
Winona State's Josh Mongan can't connect for three...
Arenz is there for the rebound and putback...
W-S-U up by 16.
Closing seconds of the first half...
G-E-T grad Riley Bambenek looking for the last shot...
He pulls up from 16 feet for two of his 25 on the
Winona State wins 89-68.
The Warrior women try to snap an eleven-game losing
streak against Saint Cloud State.
Pick this one up in the first half...
Off the inbounds pass, W-S-U's Connor Nagle from just
inside the arc...
She collects two of her team high 23 points...
Warriors down by two.
Later, Warriors looking to get their offense in gear...
Winona State's Abby Busch drives along the baseline...
She lays it in for two.
The losing streak is over!
W-S-U wins by ten.
More Highlight Zone still ahead.
More scores from Minnesota take us to break.
Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
First day of competition is in the books for Prairie
du Chien native Matt Antoine at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Matt Antoine is in
contention to reach the podium....sitting
in fourth place.
The numbers you see here are the combined times from
both runs today.
They have another two runs tomorrow morning that will
be added on.
In all likelhood .
it's between Antoine and his teammate and friend .
John Daly for the bronze medal.
The final two runs start tomorrow morning at Central
Aquinas' Theresa Knutson makes her college decision.
The nation's 2-nd all-time leading scorer verbally
commits to U-Conn.
Her dad .
Aquinas athletics director Ted Knutson .
tells us she'll have a partial scholarship.
She chose the Huskies over Penn State and St.
mostly beacuse of the campus and academics.
Ted says Wisconsin was in the picture until the spring
when the Badgers wanted her to leave high school early
to play on a club team her senior year.
Badgers hockey tonight....men lose on the road at
And the number-one ranked Gophers beat the Wisconsin
Janesville opens up with a three-nothing lead....and
hold on to beat the Chill tonight 3-2.
Time to take a break.
Cory has our complete forecast when we come back.