Viroqua goes for a WIAA Division 2 state baseball championship thanks to a record-setting performance this morning by left-hander Mitch Stalsberg.
The senior struck out 21 in 9 innings, two in the ninth, in leading the Blackhawks to 2-1 victory.
The Blackhawks (23-6) are playing Jefferson (27-3) at Fox Cities stadium for a state championship. The game is on FSN. Live stats are here.
The 21 strikeouts were an all divisions record. The old record was set back in 1958 by Eau Claire's Hud Gelein.
Stalsberg set the Division 2 record of 18 in the eighth inning. He finished the game with just three walks.
Oh, if the pitching performance wasn't enough, he also won the game with a RBI double in the top of the ninth.
Kim Blum will take over as interim athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
By RICK SOLEM
Despite being the two-time defending state champions, the Logan High School girls 800-meter relay team was not the favorite heading into the Division 1 WIAA State Track and Field meet.
Then Friday happened and the doubt began to fade. Saturday, they let everyone know there should never have been doubt.
Column: RICK SOLEM
It’s a funny thing growing up as a kid, idolizing sports.
You end up in your driveway at midnight, down a basket with the imaginary clock running down.
You’re Michael Jordan. Or, in my case, Chris Mullin (right).
I was always kind of realistic as a kid. If you can call being Chris Mullin realistic. I’m not even left handed.
By RICK SOLEM
They’ve run against each other time and time again. Friday, they both qualified for the state championship.
And today will be the last time the Logan and Central high school girls 400-meter relay teams go at it, at the WIAA Division 1 State Track and Field Championships, which begin at 10:30 a.m.