Plenty of prep playoff action from around the area
today....but we kick things off with opening night
in the Northwoods League.
La Crosse Loggers starting 2014 hosting Wisconsin
for a two-game series.
Aquinas grad...and now Wisconsin Badgers sophomore
Bronson Koenig throwing out the ceremonial first pitch
to the season.
He and his teammates getting a lot of recognition
since their run to the Final Four....including recently
throwing out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers
To tonight's game...
2nd inning action.
Wisconsin's Ryan Donovan crushes one out of here to
the solo shot gives them the 1-0 lead
Bottom half of the same inning.
La Crosse's Ryan Kirby finds a gap in left field.
a run comes in to score from second base.
We're tied at 1...
Some local flavor.
Logger pitcher and Holmen grad Ben Cejka strikes out
La Crescent grad Troy Traxler.
Loggers up 2 at this point...
To the 4th.
Marc Frazier grounds out to 2nd base.
that scores a run.
Loggers lead extended to 4-1...
La Crosse 14 9th
W-I-A-A softball regional semifinals take place in
After sharing the M-V-C championship....Central opens
up play against Madison Memorial.
Red Raiders a four-seed...they'll host Thursday's
regional final with a win.
Second inning, with a runner a-board...
Central's Nicole Martin grounds into a fielder's choice...
One run scores, Red Raiders lead 1-0.
Third inning, with one run already in...
Off of a wild pitch, the Red Raiders' Megan Kappauf
scores from third
Central leads 3-0.
The runs keep coming...
Central's Sarah Obert hits grounder through the left
Two more across the plate, Red Raiders lead 5-0.
Fourth inning, more for Central...
Brooke Baldwin collects a hit...
Bringing in another run,
Central moving on with an eight-to-three win.
Also in Division one...Tomah gets an extra-innings
win at Baraboo.
Holmen's game is postponed.
Division two...Logan is the other co-MVC champ.
Rangers after a first round bye host Onalaska.
Runner on second for Logan's Katelyn Felten
She collect a hit to left...
Rangers take a 4-1 lead.
More from Logan...
Kadie Weiss with a hit to left...
That brings around another runner...
Rangers lead 5-1.
Seventh inning, last chance for Onalaska...
But Logan's Jordyn Kleman collect three stirkeouts
to end the game
Logan beats conference foe Onalaska 6-1.
Logan to face the winner of this game...West Salem
First inning .
Redhawk's pitcher Bailey Schmidt off to a good start
gets the swinging strikeout.
Game still with no score.
Bottom of the second .
G-E-T's Kim Johnson finds a gap in right field.
One run crosses the plate.
Redhawks strike first 1 - 0.
Few batters later .
Check out Panther's pitcher Vitctoria Hansen.
Makes the throw from her knees to end the inning.
G-E-T is up one-nothing when this game gets suspended
in the fourth inning.
Things will continue back up tomorrow at .
The number-one team in Division three....Arcadia...will
have to wait to begin their playoff run.
Game versus Aquinas gets postponed until tomorrow.
In the other half of that regional sits Luther and
1st inning .
Westby runners on 2nd and 3rd and Caya Wollman rips
this one to the outfield!
Both runners score...
Westby takes an early 2 run lead.
2nd inning .
Luther's Miriam Beagle with a hit that is too hot
That scores the Lady Knights first run of the game.
Still in the 2nd .
tied at 2 .
and Bethany Beitlich hits this one up the middle!
One run scores .
and heres a play at home ...
Shes called safe!
That puts Luther up 4 - 2.
4th inning .
Luthers Nicole Beckendorf is up and she knocks this
to the warning track for the R-B-I.
Luther now up 7-3.
Luther finishes strong...they get a 12-4 win.
Abby Killian throws a one-hitter.
C-F-C survives with a one-nothing extra-innings win
Blair-Taylor versus Indy/Gilmanton gets pushed back
Cashton wins big 19-6.
Bangor and New Lisbon will play tomorrow.
Ithaca wins 17-nothing.
De Soto and Seneca will have to wait for Wednesday
And Immanuel's game is postponed.
Spring Grove/Caledonia's season comes to an end losing
Here is how Winona Cotter's day went.
After losing to Kasson-Mantorville...the Ramblers
win on a walk-off home run in game two to keep their
Still postseason action to get
to in track and field....golf...and
tennis when the Highlight Zone returns.
Holmen now sits in third in the state in the latest
Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin rankings.
Vikings begin their postseason journey today.
Division one regional hosted by Forest Hills.
Pick up action on hole 8...
Tomah's Matt Stees putting for Birdie...
That drops, Stees cards a 70, good enough for a tie
Staying on 8, Holmen's Tyler Church...
Putting for birdie....just off the mark...
He taps in for par on his way to a 70 on the day.
Ahead to 11, from the fringe, Onalaska's Bennet Hutson
looking for the par save...
Check this out...he connects for par, he has the low
round of the day with a 68.
Ahead to 13, Holmen's Drew Scroeder looking for a
He can't get it to fall, he taps in for a par on his
way to 73.
Great showing for number-three ranked Holmen...Vikings
win the regional with a 296.
We stay at Forest Hills....as Division three golfers
also begin their postseason trek.
We pick up action on hole 11 with the defending state
Osseo-Fairchild's Matt Sieg putting for birdie...
Comes up just short, he would tap in for par on his
way to a 79.
Ahead to hole 15...
C-FC's Mason Baecker putting for birdie...
That just lips out...
He would get a par, he cards a 91.
Osseo-Fairchild and C-F-C finishing one-two for the
A rainy afternoon for the Division 3 Luther Track
and Field regional meet.
To the girls 100 meter hurdles...
Here's a tight race from Cashton teamates...
Emily Schaldach wins by 1 tenth of a second!
Now over to Boys 110 meter hurdles...
Hillsboro's Max Sebranek finishes first with a time
To girls 4 by 200 meter relays ...
Luther's Christina Houlihan anchors the team to a
first place finish.
And over to the boys 100 meter dash...
Hillsboro's Matt Bartels takes first in a close race.
Tennis subsectionals taking place as well today.
Aquinas hosting a Division two meet.
Set one, Black River Falls' Noah Matousek scoring
a point on his way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory advancing
him to sectionals.
Over to doubles action, Aquinas' William Bonadurer
and Tommy Kratt collecting the point, they also advance.
Watertown Luther places first as a team...B-R-F comes
Aquinas goes for the outright girls soccer conference
title...as they travel to Onalaska.
Hilltoppers trailing by two.
In the 35-th minute .
Michaela Todd splitting the defenders .
hits the top of the crossbars.
54-th minute .
Annie Mathy with the beautiful corner kick .
Maddi Wettstein with the header to score the goal!
Aquinas up 3-0.
And the Blugolds go on to win by that score.