Holmen puts the exclamation mark on a terriffic conference
season at today's M-V-C Championship.
Drugan's hosting the 18-hole event...
...Vikings start the day with a commanding double-digit
lead in the standings.
Pick up action on hole seven, Holmen's Tyler Church
with a long putt for Eagle...
That just lips out...he'd settle for a birdie.
Church wins today's meet with a 74.
Ahead to the 11th hole...
From off the green, Onalaska's Ian Earp trying to
How about this.
Earp connects on the par saving chip, the senior would
finish in 10th.
Still on 11th...
Holmen's Connor Frawley with the birdie putt...
No problem as the senior cards a 76, tied for second.
Ahead to 12...
Tomah's Trey Hewuse misses the par putt...
He taps in for a bogey on his way to an 83, tying
him for seventh.
Finally, Holmen's Drew Schroeder's birdie try on 12...
That falls, Schroeder one of four Viking golfers finishing
in the top five....
...as the Vikings take the meet and M-V-C season titles.
Tyler Church wins individual honors for the season.
M-S-H-S-L softball playoffs start up today.
Spring Grove Caledonia with a top-seed...hosting Lake
First inning, Spring Grove/Caledonia's Sophia Augedahl
with a grounder...
Two runs score, the first two runs on the board.
More from SG/Cal...
Jordan Anderson hit gets through the left side of
Two more cross the plate making it 4-0.
Emily Ranzenberger then with a hit into right...they'd
score 12 times in the first.
34 runs in the
game...second most in M-S-H-S-L history...two
shy of the record.
Spring Grove/Caledonia with a big win.
The second and third place teams in the Coulee meet
as Luther hosts Westby.
Second inning .
Luther's Clare Schultz drives a ball past the diving
a run crosses the plate.
Knights strike first.
Few batters later .
Miriam Beagle hits a ball up the middle .
And that would do it....Knights win by that score.
Central and Onalaska baseball both enter the day with
six conference wins.
Second inning .
Central's Hayden Halverson smashes a ball to the outfield
all the way to the wall .
2 RBI double.
Raiders lead 2 - 0.
Onalaska answers in the fourth .
Jack Smalley drives the ball up the middle.
That scores two.
Score now tied at 2-2.
Home half of the inning .
Central's offense explodes .
Brent Kappauf hits the ball to short.
A run scores .
caps a four run inning.
Central scores the game's final nine runs to win 11-2.
Aquinas soccer just a couple of wins away from the
M-V-C title...tonight hosting Holmen.
First half .
Blugolds already up 1 .
Annie Mathy scores just inside the left post.
Aquinas leads 2 - 0.
Bluegolds offense on the attack again .
Sadie Paulino gets the nice pass .
buries it in the back of the net.
Aquinas wins it three-to-nothing.
The Mississippi Valley Conference today announces
Ryan Gannon will become the next conference commissioner.
Current commissioner Terry Erickson is retiring from
the position at the end of June.
Gannon is currently a physical education teacher at
Holmen High School.
23 UW-La Crosse athletes loaded the bus this afternoon.
Destination - the NCAA III National Championships
in Delaware, Ohio.
West Salem grad Alex Koenen CAY-nin....
...one of those representing the defending national
He's battled back from an injury he'd like to forget.
In his freshman season at U-W-L .
Koenen was playing basketball outdoors during spring
break....and broke his foot.
The worst part was having to call his coach.
I called him and said you're going to be angry at
And he said why.
And I was like well, I'm probably not going to be
running for a while because I broke my foot.
He had some choice words for me but it was fine.
From a call he feared making .
to the call of a lifetime .
a trip to the N-C-A-A
Outdoor track and field championships.
Koenen runs the number two leg of the 4 by 100 relay
ranked 3-rd in the nation.
He's also ranked 3-rd in the 100 meter dash.
I came back and I've done better and better since
then, so I haven't looked back I guess.
The N-C-A-A division three outdoor track and field
championships run Thursday through Saturday in Ohio.