Westby was the lone area state baseball qualifier
a year ago.
They enter this postseason as the 8th ranked team
in the state in Division three.
Norsemen open up the playoffs hosting Riverdale.
5th inning .
Westby up by 3 .
but bases loaded for Riverdale...
Westby senior Mitchell Larson gets the strikeout!
That keeps the score 6-3 Norsemen.
Home half of the inning .
Sam Dunnum hits this one over the outfielders head!
That scores 2 runs.
Westby now up 8 to 3.
Very next at bat .
Alex Robson lines this into the outfield for another
Westby wins 12-3.
Westby will play the winner of this game Friday for
the Regional championship.'
Aquinas hosting Luther.
Luther up two in the fourth.
Jarett Nofftz rips a single to left
Jacob Matzke scores
Knights lead 3-1.
Bottom of the 5th Aquinas begins the rally.
Alex Dee rips a line drive to left
Drew Pretasky and Rudy Rott come around to score
We're tied now at three
Next Batter for the Bluegolds
Chris Curti doubles to left
Quentin Schlegel gets on his horse
Head-first slide and just beats the throw at the plate
Aquinas up 4-3.
Alex Dee would make that lead stick by striking out
the last batter of the game
Aquinas comes back from a two-run defecit to win by
We bounced back from that, had a couple of clutch
hits by a bunch of our teammates.
We all pushed through together to finish the game
In the top half of the bracket....Melrose-Mindoro
loses at Neillsville.
Whitehall beats Spencer 5-2.
Viroqua has spent most of the season ranked in the
top-ten in Division two.
Blackhawks hosting a G-E-T team coming off of a walk-off
1st inning action .
Viroqua's Mitch Stalsberg rips this one into the outfield.
That scores the first run of the game.
They go up 1 - nothing.
Sticking in the 1st .
here's Dustin Stalsberg with the deep shot.
That scores another run off the sac fly.
Viroqua up 2 early.
The Redhawks would come back and force extras but
Viroqua is the walk-off winner today.
4 -3 the final.
Viroqua will host this game's winner on Friday.
West Salem versus Nekoosa.
Top of the 5th .
West Salem with a 4 run lead ...Riley Erickson hits
this one to third .
Brett Sutherland scores
West Salem up 5-2
Top of 7th .
Nekoosa trying to rally...Trent Kastenschmidt gets
the Panthers out of the jam.
And West Salem is moving on with the 5-2 win.
One-seed Arcadia at home against Osceola.
Top of the second .
Osceola up a run .
Zach Rausch hits a blooper back up the middle.
Run scores from second.
Osceola now lead 2 - 0.
Fifth inning .
they are looking to add onto that two-run lead.
Ball hit to short.
Arcadia's Nate Pronschinske makes the diving play
and tags the base to end the inning.
But those two early runs would be enough...Osceola
beats Arcadia two-nothing.
Prairie du Chien opens up their postseason with a
Division four action.
Cochrane-Fountain City ranked fourth in the state...they
Top of the third...Wildcats looking to rally...
Blair-Taylor's Isaac Sexe with a grounder to third...
The third baseman checks the runner at second and
gets the out at first...
The runner still tries for third but is tagged out
for a double play.
Bottom of the fourth....
With a runner aboard, C-F-C's Reed Willadsen collects
a hit to left...
That brings in one run, Pirates lead 10-0.
And Cale Lisowski on the mound collects one of four
strikeouts on the day
Lisowski tossing a three-hit shutout...C-F-C wins
Other half of the regional...Independence/Gilmanton
Bottom of the sixth .
Indees trailing 5 to nothing .
Brennan Christionson hits a ball that gets past the
Run scores from second.
Independance-Gilmanton gets on the board.
Last chance for the Indees in the seventh .
Jake Pientok hits a ball to left.
But Augusta's Kayne Korger is there for the catch
to end the game.
Independance-Gilmanton season comes to an end .
they lose 5 - 1.
One-seed Bangor hosting Cashton.
Pitcher's duel early on.
Bottom of the 2nd ...Jaden Schmitz strikes out Sam
We are scoreless after two.
Then in the 3-rd Canon O'Heron with the K.
He struckout 8 of his first 12 batters.
Bangor scores ten runs in two innings to beat Cashton
Pepin/Alma another one-seed from the area...they take
on Plum City.
Tied at one in the bottom of the second...
Pepin/Alma's John Nuzum hits a grounder into shallow
Eagles with their first lead of the game.
Later that inning, with runners on first and second...
Bryce Anibas drives this pitch over the left fielders'
Two more score.
Pepin/Alma goes on to win 7-1.
More scores in Division four.
Brookwood beats De Soto 13-5.
Ithaca shuts-out La Farge.
Hillsboro wins by a run over New Lisbon.
Immanuel's season comes to an end.
Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben both losing on the road.
More Highlight Zone still to come...including a huge
departure in the UW-La Crosse athletics department....and
we profile one of the 17 Logan Lady Rangers state
Friday and Saturday will be the 25-th W-I-A-A State
Track and Field Meet that has been held here in La
One team to watch is the Logan girls.
The Rangers are sending a school record 17 qualifiers
competing in eleven events .
including a relay team looking for a three-peat.
And as News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum shows us .
there's no hurdle too big for them.
There's not much that can stop the two time state
champs in the 4 by 2 relay.
Tore 48/46 If you hand us something, we'll fight for
what we want.
Last year .
Logan went from 10-th .
to the top of the podium.
Tore 48/41 That's actually, we were joking around,
oh, we want lane 10 again!
there's not much that can stop Tore Washa .
the team's 3-rd leg.
Tore 49/02 That's my insulin pump.
Type 1 diabetic.
I've had it since I've been in 4th grade and I'm a
junior in high school now.
It makes me all the more stressful and more hard on
myself because I gotta worry about the team and our
relays but I also gotta worry about, is my blood sugar
good enough to run?
Tore tests her blood sugar throughout meets.
She needs to keep water .
snacks and her insulin pump at the finish line.
Tore 49/28 If I'm too low, I just run and I'm feeling
kind of loopy and goofy.
If I'm too high, I'm just tired and I don't have it
I just don't feel good.
Chloe 00/16 She's an amazing track athlete and a person
herself, and it just shows how strong she is as a
She's had some scares.
At sectionals this year .
and running the 4 by 2 at state her freshman year.
She had a low count .
and still ran.
Tore 50/44 It was state.
I had to laughs.
Chloe 1/04 She won't let anything stop her.
She wants a goal, she'll go for it and BUTT she'll
definitely go for whatever she's dreaming of.
Kind of like the Logan 4 by 200 relay team.
In La Crosse .
In addition to the 4 by 2 .
Tore will compete in the 4 by 1 and 200 meter dash
at this weekend's state tournament.
After almost four-years on the job....UW-La Crosse
director of athletics Josh Whitman is leaving the
Eagles...accepting the same position at Washington
University in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Whitman will begin his new job on August first....he'll
remain at U-W-L through early July.
Whitman says he was aware of the job opening...but
it was a search firm that reached out to him and convinced
him to pursue the opportunity.
In his time at U-W-L...the athletic operating budget
increased nearly 50-percent ...along with many facility
The beautiful story of the egg is that you have this
egg and it sits there and day after day it looks the
same from an outsider's standpoint.
Eventually it cracks open and this beautiful things
And I like to talk with our athletes about how in
a lot of ways we're like that egg.
There's these incredible things happening on the inside
that people on the outside don't necesarily see.
And eventually we're going to be able to crack that
thing open and this incredible thing is going to walk