By RICK SOLEM
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - A free throw, that's what ended the Central High School's girls basketball season, a game ... a point away from a state championship bid.
The Red Raiders lost in the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals to fifth-ranked DeForest 43-42 Friday at the Resch Center.
By RICK SOLEM
It’s been quite a ride for Central High School’s girls basketball team.
A bumpy ride mostly, but a ride to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament all the same.
The Red Raiders (21-5) have grinded their way back to the tournament for the first time since second-place finishes in both 1994 and 1995.
I do not pretend to know much about college basketball.
My mom could – and will - probably pick a better bracket than I could - no offense to moms out there, but mine doesn’t particularly care about sports, minus Facebook pictures of Aaron Rodgers that aren’t so much about football.
MADISON – He’s 6-foot-10. He’s the fourth-ranked player in the class of 2015 on rivals.com. And he was too much for Blair-Taylor High School’s boys basketball team to handle.
In the WIAA Division 4 state championship Saturday, junior Diamond Stone had 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks in leading Whitefish Bay Dominican to a 74-50 win at the Kohl Center and its third consecutive state title.
MARSHFIELD, Wis. – The Central High School girls basketball team is headed to state.
In what has been a theme quite a bit this season, the Red Raiders didn’t play pretty but, again, won.
The Caledonia High School boys basketball team is a game away from a state championship berth.
That's something it hasn’t done since head coach Josh Diersen, and assistant Jeremy Leis, helped it win back in 1997.
The seven times Blair-Taylor High School’s boys basketball team has made the state tournament, it lost.
Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., that drought finally ended.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - The shooting wasn't there, so Brittany Baldwin did what any good player does when the jumper isn't falling.
The 5-foot-7 senior guard got to the free-throw line. Baldwin went 7-for-10 from the stripe, scored 15 points, dished out seven assists and had seven rebounds in leading the Central High School girls basketball team to a game from the state tournament.
By RICK SOLEM
MENOMONIE, Wis. – Central High School’s boys basketball team found its season on the line with 9.2 seconds left in the WIAA Division 2 section semifinal.
And, who else would the Red Raiders turn to with the game on the line but … a freshman?
It hasn’t lost since late December, and that loss was to 23-1 Neenah. The other blemish on Rice Lake High School boys basketball team’s record came to 23-6 Tartan (Minn.), a team that’s a game from state in Minnesota’s highest division.
So, La Crosse Central will have its hands full at 7 p.m. tonight at UW-Stout, taking on Rice Lake (20-2) in the WIAA Division 2 section finals. You can listen to Mike Kearns and Scott Erickson call this one on AM 580 WKTY or watch here.