Historic season comes to an end for Wonewoc-Center

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBKT)-Wonewoc Center was one of 3 schools in D4 making their first state appearance in school history. But their opponent was the only experienced school returning in McDonnell Catholic, finishing last year as a runner up.

The Wolves struggled out the gate. They fell behind 9 and 10 points in the first two sets. But Wonewoc-Center battled back in both, and closed the gaps in both sets one and two.

With a great turnout of wolves fans behind them, in both sets it seemed like the team was cutting down on mistakes, making plays at the net, and working together. But their comeback efforts fell short, losing the set in three.

But for a small town on the biggest stage the Wolves did themselves and their town proud.

“We don’t have words to describe how we felt. When we walked in to see this massive stadium, it was like everything just washed out of your body and you’re just like ‘we made it,” said Shelby Justman.

“So our community is really small so that’s like all of our community out there, I’m not lying at all about that that’s our whole high school out there,” added Nicole Totzke.

“A lot of people say that small towns have disadvantages, but really I think the small town environment coming out for us is what really gets us going on the court,” added Justman.