SPORTS NEWS

Ellenson, Rice Lake outlast Onalaska

Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson reacts after dunking the ball during Thursday's WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal against Onalaska in Menomonie, Wis. PHOTO: Marisa Wojcik/Eau Claire Leader Telegram

MENOMONIE, Wis. – For a half, the Onalaska High School boys basketball team stuck with Rice Lake.

But in the end, 6-foot-10 Henry Ellenson and fifth-ranked Warriors were simply too much.

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Krambeer lights it up for R-P at state

Rushford-Peterson's Alex Vix, middle, drives to the basket for a layup past Fond du Lac Ojibwe's Dexter Delille (34) and Justin Brown (20) during a MSHSL Class A Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. PHOTO: Andrew Link/Winona Daily News

MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Krambeer picked a good time to be on fire.

The Rushford-Peterson High School senior scored 28 of his 33 points in the first half of a 105-58 win Thursday over Fond du Lac Ojibwe on Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota Class A state tournament at Williams Arena.

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Onalaska vs. Henry Ellenson

MENOMONIE, Wis. – It took two overtimes for the Onalaska High School boys basketball team to upset top-seeded Holmen in the playoffs last week.

That game may look easy now, compared to what the Hilltoppers (16-8) are up against tonight.

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Vix has No. 1 Rushford-Peterson back at state

Rushford-Peterson High School coach Tom Vix has seen just about everything when it comes to basketball, especially Minnesota state basketball.

Whether that’s from one of the hall of fame coach’s 15 teams he has brought to state or from the rest of the field.

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Burg dunks, Lampert assists, Caledonia advances

Caledonia's Colton Lampert (11) lays in a shot during a MSHSL Class AA boys basketball tournament quarterfinal game against Annandale on March 11, 2015, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. PHOTO: Andrew Link/Winona Daily News

Warriors exact revenge, head to state semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS – Jason Burg never dunked before. Not in a varsity game, anyway.

The 6-foot-4 senior picked as good a time as any. On the Williams Arena floor. At State. When his team needed it most. And against the team that ruined their state-title hopes last year.

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