They're waving the green flag for the season.
Weekly racing is off and running at the La Crosse
In the NASCAR Late Models division .
Steve Carlson looks to defend his title.
He ran away with the
Season points standings last season.
Late models feature tonight .
he finishes 5-th.
Few laps in .
Bill Niles in the 54 passes the pole leader Nick Clements
on the outside .
He moves into first.
But just a few laps later .
the 19 car .
Mike Koeneke passes Bill Niles on the inside .
He takes the lead ...
And Mike Koeneke goes on to take the checkered flag
the Rockland native winning opening night at the speedway.
According to his website .
it's his 15-th and final season of racing full-time
at the speedway.
followed by Todd Korish then Brad Powell.
Three weeks from today .
state track and field champions will be crowned at
champions from the M-V-C are crowned at the conference
The Central boys
Have won the conference four straight years .
?? Will their run end??
Boys 100 meter dash .
in the race .
Holmen's Dillon Martinez and Logan's Raekwon Tillman.
The winner though .
Central's Lamont Murphy .
Boys 110 meter hurdles .
Holmen's Ross Kinderman pulls away to win in 15.12
He also wins the 300 meter hurdles.
Boys long jump .
Logan's Aric Elmore dominates.
Best jump is 22 feet 9 inches.
Logan comes from behind to win the team title .
To the girls side .
300 meter hurdles .
Very tight race.
Holmen's Danielle Kohlwey comes from behind for the
finishing in 47.17 seconds.
Girls Triple Jump .
Ona's Amanda Wiebke takes first.
She leaps 34 feet 8 and a quarter inches.
And girls long distance .
1600 meter run .
Logan's Bailey Oettel pulls away from the pack.
Finshes first .
5 minutes 14 and a half seconds.
It's a Rangers sweep .
Logan girls first .
Rangers repeat as conference champs.
Coulee Track and Field meet down in Viroqua ...
Start off with the boys 400 meter race.
It's Arcadia's Bryce Koval taking home the coulee
To the girls 4x100 .
the defending state championship Luther team anchored
by Christina Houlihan takes first.
On to the girls 300 hurdles .
Arcadia's Graces Backes takes the conference championship
with room to spare .
Same event for the boys .
Viroqua's Ryan Onshus edges the competition to take
first place ...
The junior .
Girls 800 meter run.
Viroqua's Andrea Weston crosses the line first to
win the event ...
Viroqua girls win the team title.
West Salem boys winners for the 2-nd straight year.
Coulee golf championships at Forest Hills .
Arcadia looking like the team to beat thus far.
Pick this up on the 8th hole.
Westby's Blake Allen on the approach - gets it on
the green - he'd end up with a Bogey.
Still on 8 .
G-E-T's Nick Anderson with a great approach shot of
his own .
he ends up 2 putting for par and finishes tied for
To the 9-th .
Arcadia's Ty Sobotta putting for birdie, but just
barely misses - he taps it in to save par...
And on the 10-th .
it's West Salem's Ethan Phelps trying to chip in for
not quite on line but he'd par the hole and finish
His team .
West Salem wins with a 335.
B-R-F's Matt LaFaunge the meet medalist.
Badgers softball faced with the tall task of playing
the number one team in the country .
at Oregon in the N-C-A-A Tournament.
Top of the 4-th .
Stephanie Peace takes it deep to left .
and outta here to tie it at one ...
But Oregon scores five unanswered .
To win 6-1.
So Wisconsin plays a 2-nd game .
and they win that to stay alive .
8-4 over Albany.
That sets up a rematch with Oregon tomorrow.
Carlos Gomez could've returned this afternoon from
his three game suspension .
but he gets scratched from the lineup.
The Brewers leadoff man is still battling lower back
But Ryan Braun back after a scheduled day off ...
For some afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field.
A rough 1-st inning for Matt Garza against his former
including a two out R-B-I double by Starlin Castro
The story though .
Chicago pitcher Edwin Jackson.