In one week...the best track and field athletes in
the state will all be here in La Crosse for the annual
Tonight we see who will qualify.
Area division two schools...
...meeting up at Viroqua high school for sectionals.
We begin with girls' shot put...
West Salem's Anna Lattos has a best throw of 37 feet,
Qualifying her for state.
Winning the event...
Defending state champion Annalese Lamke looking to
return to state...
Her top throw of 40 feet, 9 inches, sending her back
to La Crosse.
Over to pole vault...
Westby's Bryce Galstad easily clearing 12 feet, 6
He would clear 14 feet, 3 inches to take top honors
in the event.
Over to the track...
In the boys 100 meter dash finals, G-E-T's Erik VanVleet
wins it with a time of 11-point-23 seconds...winning
by One-hundredth of a second.
Finally in the girls four by 200 relay...
A tight finish between Arcadia and Mauston...
Arcadia wins by 3-100th's of a second....Mauston the
top area team finish placing third.
Madison Memorial hosting area schools in Division
Holmen's Danielle Kohlwey wins the 100-hurdles with
a time of 15.14-seconds.
The Logan girls four-by-200 relay gets back to state.
The two-time defending champs win tonight by over
Rangers girls win the team sectional.
Next up the boys four-by-200.
Holmen wins this race with a time of .94
Holmen the top area boys team finish placing second.
Division three...Bangor boys come in second place
at the Boscobel sectional.
Melrose-Mindoro's Alex Hatlevig wins both the 100
Luther is the top area girls team...they place fourth.
Baseball regular season winding down...Viroqua hosting
Tied at one in the top of the sixth...
A pick off attempt at first allows Aquinas' Alex Dee
to score from third...
Blugolds lead 2-1.
Bottom of the seventh, tying run on third...
Go ahead run on first...
But Viroqua's Tanner Elbert grounds into a game-ending
Aquinas comes from behind to win it 2-1.
Number-one ranked Holmen losing for the first time
this season in Chippewa Falls this evening....five-one
Copeland Park has hosted some big games over the years
but it's never seen something quite like this.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum takes us to tonight's historic
On this side of the field, New Albin-Lansing-Kee.
On the other, their rival of 35 miles to the south,
Playing their traditional early season double header.
But in this game, the teams take a backseat to their
Gene Schultz, 44 years, 1,731 wins-- the most in the
Dennis Olejniczak, 1,319 wins, second most in the
The two, playing each other at Copeland Park for the
Schultz This is just a great experience.
We go way back.
Olejniczak Playing Kee High is a treat in itself.
Getting to play on an outstanding, beautiful field
that I'm looking over right now is just tremendous.
There are over 3,000 wins and nearly a century of
experience between them.
Neither though show any sign of slowing down.
Schultz Really, I enjoy it.
Olejniczak Because of the love of the game, and the
challenge of the great game of baseball, which is
such a thinking game and reactionary game, has me
looking forward to practice every night.
Schultz As long as I can say I can help the kids and
enjoy it, then I'll stay.
Let's try to put the accomplishments of these two
coaches in perspective.
Gene Schultz says Lansing will play about 40 games
Let's say at best you were to win 39 of those.
You would be coaching until 2058 in order to catch
him with 1,731 wins.
At Copeland Park, KD, N8 Sports.
La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat on hand to thank the fans
for choosing Copeland Park to play the game ...
Decorah strikes early ...
Top of the 1-st .
bases loaded for Dustin Cary .
he drives in Jake Houden .
Decorah adds two more in the 2-nd .
but Lansing pitcher Quinn Brennan keeps the damage
to a minimum with two strikeouts.
Decorah wins game one 5-1....Lansing-Kee wins game
La Crosse 3
Madison 13 8th