Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
Heading into the day....the Onalaska co-op girls hockey
team only played one overtime game this season.
They knocked off River Falls co-op 5-to-4 December
5th at the OmniCenter.
Onalaska and River Falls meeting three months later.
This time it's the state semifinal game.
Hilltoppers winning the shots-on-goal over the first
But the Fusion dominating when it came to the scoreboard.
Maddie Rowe weaves in and out of traffic with the
River Falls holds a three-nothing lead going into
the third period.
Theresa Knutson gets that goose-egg off the scoreboard.
Rifles a shot stick-side for her 77th goal of the
Hilltoppers now on the power play.
Rebound in front of the net handled by Jacyn Reeves
and it's now a 3-2 game with to play.
Not even one minute later.
Onalaska co-op sophomore Chazlyn Anderson scoring
her biggest goal of her career.
Score tied at three....Hilltoppers send the game into
I just said that was Anderson's biggest goal of her
I was wrong.
Because this one now is.
Her 13th goal of the season sends Onalaska to the
state championship game.
Onalaska wins 4-3 in overtime.
The amazing comeback puts the Hilltoppers in position
to win the program's first ever state championship
The Onalaska boys look to join the Lady Hilltoppers
playing on championship Saturday.
They take on University School of Milwaukee tonight.
Just a little over three minutes into the game....Wildcats
win the face-off in the Onalaska zone.
Peter Barney scores off the rebound...University School
Onalaska defenseman Brendan Gargaro brings the puck
up and fires a slap shot from the blue line...snagged
by Bryan Botcher.
Later on it's Joe Witz keeping the puck out of the
net with a ton of traffic in front of him.
That leads to an Onalaska breakaway....Ian Earp though
can't push it past Botcher.
University School takes a two-zero lead into the first
intermission as Duncan Browns scores off the centering
Down 3-0...scores from Earp, Austin Lubinsky
Let's move on over to the hardwood.
It's regional semifinals in the W-I-A-A girls basketball
Winners tonight advancing to play tomorrow.
We begin with the number-three ranked team in Division
They open up postseason play hosting Holmen.
Third quarter, Holmen trying to rally from a first
The Vikings's Kate Hudson hits the baseline jumper...
Holmen down by 15.
Back down the floor come the Hilltoppers...
Onalaska's Courney Meyer gets the basket and trip
to the line...
Hilltoppers lead 27-9.
Off an inbounds pass, Ona's Tayla Stuttley puts it
in for two...
Onalaska extends their lead.
No stopping Onalaska tonight...
Quick passing sets up Maddie Arenz for the bucket
from down low.
Onalaska moving on winning 44-27.
Another rivalry game in that same bracket.
Central and Logan meeting up...Red Raiders swept the
regular season series.
Central up 22-21 at halftime.
First Logan possession of the third quarter..Alexis
Stika puts the Rangers up by a point.
Then it's Stika again with the easy layup down low.
Logan holds a 25-22 lead.
Central goes on a little run from there.
I'll take that
Brings it back for the score...Red Raiders up 30-27.
Then Brooke pushes it up
the floor off of a rebound...hitting
sister Brittany Baldwin.
Central goes on a 12-3 run.
And that would be the difference.
Central moving on to face Onalaska tomorrow night
Onto Division three.
Coulee conference champion Arcadia opening up playoff
action hosting Bloomer.
To the 3rd .
Arcadia's Mikaela Sobotta is open for 3!
Raiders up 16.
Later on .
Arcadia looking to go inside .
Senior Alyssa Pronschinske is there for the post basket.
She had 21 on the night!
Raiders now up 15.
4th quarter .
Pronschinske with the ball on the top of the key .
and she sets up fellow Raider Taylor Haines with the
nice pass down low.
Arcadia increases their lead to 20.
No problems for Arcadia tonight as they win 54-36.
Aquinas after an opening round bye hosts G-E-T.
Blugolds swing the ball to Annie Mathy who buries
Aquinas up 22-21 at the break.
Still tight in the fourth quarter...
Aquinas' Hannah Nelson hits the long two...
Blugolds up 38-36.
Back down the floor come the Red Hawks.
G-E-T's Madison Doerr has her shot partially blocked...
Abby Bishop comes up with the rebound and bucket...
We're tied at 38.
G-E-T's Annalese Lamke with the turn around jumper...
She gets the shot to fall...
Red Hawks lead by two.
Red Hawks win a back-and-forth battle...43-40 the
final ....they move on to face Arcadia tomorrow.
More Division 3.....West Salem loses at Durand...and
Dodgeville beats Prairie du Chien by ten.
I have to call a timeout.
Highlights from Divisions four and five...and a check
in at the state gymnastics meet when the Highlight
nats - band playing
Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
The Scenic Bluffs champions begin their playoff journey
Brookwood with a three-seed.
They open up postseason play hosting Riverdale.
1st quarter action.
Riverdale's Megan Kleist collects the rebound and
hits the 13-footer to go up 3...
To the 2nd.
Brookwood's Briana Nelson to Amber Brueggen who hits
the open 3 to go up by 1....
That was their first field goal after surviving early
on making free throws.
this one goes down to
the wire....Falcons win by two...45-43.
Westby earning a number-one seed.
They host Dairyland Large champion Whitehall.
Whitehall's Samantha Giese to Breanna Mueller who
hits the shot.
Back comes Westby.
Sadie Korn to Becca Maxwell who gets the bucket and
they go up by 18...
extending their lead from there.
Jenna Frydenlund pulls down the rebound and puts it
Westby moving with with the 50-30 win.
Westby will face the winner of this two/three matchup
as Luther hosts Blair-Taylor.
Blair-Taylor's Loni Howe doesn't connect....
Mara Peterson gets the putback...
Wildcats out in front 20-3.
Luther looking for some offense...
Off an inbounds pass, Christina Houlihan puts it in
Knights still down big.
Later, Blair-Taylor looking to pull away...
The Wildcats can't get the long three...
Kyra Ballentine gets the rebound and putback...
Wildcats up 26-13.
Knights start to roll from there...
Houlihan comes up with a steal...
She lays it in for two.
Luther outscores Blair-Taylor 18-7
in the fourth quarter...Knights
rally to win 53-47.
Luther at Westby tomorrow night.
Moving now to Division five.
Top-seed Eleva-Strum hosting conference rival Gilmanton.
1st possession of the game .
Cardinals looking to the paint.
Senior Skyler Rivard scores for the first basket of
the game .
Eleva - Strum up 2.
Gilmanton now looking to take their first lead .
a quick pass sets up Cheyenne Loewenhagen for 2!
Panthers up 2.
Later on .
Loewenhagen at it again.
She takes this one all the way to the basket for the
Gilmanton now up 6.
Gilmanton wins in overtime 61-58.
Independence a 41-23 winner...Indy hosts Gilmanton
Two-three meeting as Bangor hosts Cashton .
both with convicing wins Tuesday night.
The Eagles held the early lead when Sarah Peterson
knocks down the three pointer.
Caston up 13 - 10.
Bangor though responds .
As Madison Langrehr makes a nice move and hits the
Cardinals cut the lead to 1.
They would pull away though in the second half and
win 47 - 34 to advance to the finals tomorrow night.
That is where they will face Hillsboro...who is a
47-29 winner against La Farge.
More D-five....Ithaca beating Wauzeka-Steuben....Immanuel
knocking off top-seed Clayton.
For the fourth time in six seasons...the Viroqua co-op
gymnastics team is at state.
First time though under the watch of head coach Darcy
Individual competition is tomorrow....team competition
In Division two...Viroqua comes in 8th place.
Whitefish Bay the team champion with a score of 144.500.
Time to take another break.
We show you an overtime buzzer-beater from one of
our games from last night when we return.
Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
Three area boys basketball sectional semifinal games
last night went to overtime.
The most thrilling finish coming at Neillsville High
That is where Cochrane-Fountain City and Hillsboro
Pirates win 57-56 to advance to tomorrow's sectional
A big thanks to Jason Becker and Nick Thorsell for
sharing their video with News 8.
U-S Olympian and bronze medalist Matt Antoine didn't
take any time off since coming back to the country
Antoine today wins the U-S National Skeleton Championship
held at Lake Placid....and ended up posting the fastest
time ever clocked on that course.
And a great event scheduled for a week from today...Friday,
The Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce is hosting
a homecoming to honor Matt Antoine.
It will be his first time home since winning the bronze
The event will take place 5 -to- 8 p-m at the Dousman
House on Saint Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien.
Coulee Region Chill tonight lose against the Minnesota