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Interscholastic sports are an extension of the classroom and school day specific to each respective school or district and its sport offerings. These programs are intertwined with the traditional classroom to provide an entire educational experience offered by schools for its students. This proposal threatens the nature and fabric of school-based activities and teams as educational programs. 

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NEW ORLEANS, La. –  Doug Chickering, former executive director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, was among 12 individu...
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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and approved a number of committee recommendations for winter sports at its June meeting today.

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DIVISION 1 FINAL The final game of the 2015 State Girls Soccer Tournament was another defensive battle.  In the second 10-minute overtime period...
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The final day of the 2015 State Spring Baseball Tournament determined champions in four divisions Thursday at Neuroscience Group Field in Grand Chute, Wis.

A two-run single by McCauley Cox in the fifth inning propelled Janesville Craig (29-1) to the Division 1 title with a 2-0 victory over Kimberly (26-5) in the championship final.

The Cougars made the two runs stand up with a combined shut out by starter Nick Cramer and Nick Blomgren in relief. Cramer scattered four hits over five innings of work and is credited with the victory. Blomgren pitched the final two innings to record the save.

JT Smithback collected two of the Cougars’ five hits. Ben Carew went 3-for-3 with a double, and Zach Carney added a pair of hits for the Papermakers.  Cougars’ pitching allowed only one Kimberly base-runner to reach third base, and that came in the fifth inning when the Papermakers stranded runners on second and third.

It is Janesville Craig’s fourth State title. The Cougars won Class A championships in 1983 and 1984, and a Division 1 title in 1998. Kimberly has finished runner-up for the fifth time and for the second straight season.

There were anxious moments in the final inning, but Milwaukee Lutheran (19-13) won the Division 2 championship with a 4-3 win over Notre Dame in the title game.

With one out in the top of the seventh, Notre Dame had a runner reach base with a passed ball following third strike. After a stolen base put the runner in scoring position, James Wright struck out the next batter, walked the following hitter and closed out the inning with a strikeout to preserve the victory.

The Red Knights scored first with a single run in the first inning on a successful squeeze bunt by Sam Ruch to score Nick Winter from third. They added a run in the second inning on an infield single by Christian Gerner.

The Tritons tied the game in the third inning when Connor Yakel singled in a pair of runs with two outs. However, the Red Knights answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to close out the scoring in the game. TD Walker drove in the first run of the inning with a single to shortstop, and Ryan Selner delivered a  base hit to center field to drive in the final run of the game.

Gerner and Winter each had two hits to pace the Red Knights seven-hit attack. The Tritons were held to four hits behind the combination of starter TD Walker and reliever James Wright. Walker struck out seven in five innings to post the win. Wright pitched two innings without surrendering a hit to pick up the save.

It was the third State title for Milwaukee Lutheran, which also won titles in 2002 and 2003.

Lake Country Lutheran (28-2) followed last year’s Division 4 championship with a Division 3 title this season after a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over Aquinas (27-4) in the final.

The Lightning scored first with a run in the bottom of the second inning on a run-scoring double by Jack Euclide, but the Blugolds responded with a run in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Alex Dee belted a double to drive in Rudy Rott, who walked earlier in the inning.

Lake Country Lutheran regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning on a fielder’s choice that scored Andrew Buran who had walked with one out.

The real fireworks and drama didn’t begin until the seventh inning. Aquinas scored three runs to grab a 4-2 lead. Alex Schulte singled in a run, another scored on a fielding error and one on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Horstman.

Then Lightning struck. After a ground out to start the bottom of the seventh, Lake Country Lutheran cracked four straight singles to draw to within one of at 4-3. After a strikeout, Joe Lipsey delivered a two-run single to right to start the celebration of a State title.

The Lightning was led at the plate by Jake Hall and Lipsky with two hits and two RBI, and Euclide with a pair of doubles. Aquinas was led offensively by Rott, Dee and Schulte with two hits apiece.

It was the third appearance in a State final for Lake Country Lutheran, which won the Division 4 title last year after placing runner-up in 2013. Aquinas finishes runner-up for the third time to go with the title the Blugolds won in 2007. 

Rio (23-4) won the Division 4 championship in its first-ever tournament appearance with a 1-0 victory over Ithaca (23-4) in the final.

Trajan Prochnow pitched a six-hit shutout over seven innings with two strikeouts. Trevor Kearney went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Vikings’ 5-hit attack. The only run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth. Jacob Black delivered a one-out single to left to score Noah Hollander from second after he drew a base on balls earlier in the inning.

Joey Clary and Cody Klossowski each had two hits at the plate for the Bulldogs.

Ithaca finishes runner-up in its second State Tournament experience after qualifying for the first time last season. 

Lake Country Lutheran (28-2) followed last year’s Division 4 championship with a Division 3 title this season after a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over Aquinas (27-4) in the final.

The Lightning scored first with a run in the bottom of the second inning on a run-scoring double by Jack Euclide, but the Blugolds responded with a run in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Alex Dee belted a double to drive in Rudy Rott, who walked earlier in the inning.

Lake Country Lutheran regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning on a fielder’s choice that scored Andrew Buran who had walked with one out.

The real fireworks and drama didn’t begin until the seventh inning. Aquinas scored three runs to grab a 4-2 lead. Alex Schulte singled in a run, another scored on a fielding error and one on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Horstman.

Then Lightning struck again. After a ground out to start the bottom of the seventh, Lake Country Lutheran cracked four straight singles to draw to within one of at 4-3. After a strikeout, Joe Lipsey delivered a two-run single to right to start the celebration of a State title.

The Lightning was led at the plate by Jake Hall and Lipsky with two hits and two RBI, and Euclide with a pair of doubles. Aquinas was led offensively by Rott, Dee and Schulte with two hits apiece.

It was the third appearance in a State final for Lake Country Lutheran, which won the Division 4 title last year after placing runner-up in 2013. Aquinas finishes runner-up for the third time to go with the title the Blugolds won in 2007. 

Rio (23-4) won the Division 4 championship in its first-ever tournament appearance with a 1-0 victory over Ithaca (23-4) in the final.

Trajan Prochnow pitched a six-hit shutout over seven innings with two strikeouts. Trevor Kearney went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Vikings’ 5-hit attack. The only run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth. Jacob Black delivered a one-out single to left to score Noah Hollander from second after he drew a base on balls earlier in the inning.

Joey Clary and Cody Klossowski each had two hits at the plate for the Bulldogs.

Ithaca finishes runner-up in its second State Tournament experience after qualifying for the first time last season.

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Day two of the State Spring Baseball Tournament featured the Divisions 2, 3 and 4 semifinals at Neuroscience Group Field in Grand Chute Wednesday.

Division 2

Ty Yewman turned in a dominating pitching performance to propel Notre Dame (20-10) into the Division 2 title game with an 8-1 triumph over River Valley.

Yewman struck out 17 batters, which ties for the second most in a Division 2 game in State Tournament history. He brought a perfect game into the fifth and yielded just three hits in the game. The only run surrendered came home on a bad-hop single by Cole Mahoney over the second baseman.

The Tritons opened the game with a run in each of the first two innings. Noah Wleczyk tripled home Sean Green for the first run, and Nick Martzhal doubled in Gage Garrity to give Notre Dame a two-run advantage. The Tritons piled on insurance runs with two in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh to clinch the victory.

Wleczyk went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, and Martzhal drove in a pair of runs with two hits to lead the Tritons offense, which out-hit River Valley 10-3. Mahoney had two of the three Blackhawk hits.

Milwaukee Lutheran (18-13) rode the left arm of Nick Winter to the Division 2 championship game in a 1-0 blanking of West Salem (23-5) in the semifinals.

Winter tossed a one-hitter, an infield single to second by Ethan Severson in the fifth inning was the only hit he allowed. Severson was the only Panther to reach third base, but was stranded when Winter recorded one of his eight strikeouts to end the threat.

The only run of the game came on a two-out single to left center with two outs in the fifth inning by Christian Gerner. The soft fly ball popped out of the glove of a diving Bailey Valencia. It scored Trey Volkman from second base, who was pinch-running for designated hitter Sam Dekker who singled.

 

Division 3

Aquinas advanced to the final in Division 3 with a convincing 11-3 win over Marathon in the semifinals.

The Blugolds (27-3) jumped out to a 2-0 in the first inning sparked by a run-scoring triple by Alex Dee, who later scored on a sacrifice fly. They increased their lead to 4-0 with a pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning.

After Marathon scored a run in the bottom half of the fifth inning on an RBI single by Karter Underwood, Aquinas  busted the game open in the sixth inning with seven runs on four to expand the lead to 11-1. The big blow was a two-run double by Dee.

The Red Raiders (26-3) avoided application of the 10-run rule in the bottom of the sixth by scoring twice. Both runs came on a Matt Braun double.

Dee led the Blugolds at the plate, going 3-for-3 and finishing a home run short of the cycle. He also drove in three runs and scored three times. Braun had three hits and a pair of RBI for Marathon, which out-hit Aquinas 9-7 in the game. Underwood and Landen Williamson chipped in with two hits apiece.

Alex Schulte pitched five innings to get credited with the win on the mound for the Blugolds. Dee pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Last year’s Division 4 champion Lake Country Lutheran advances to the Division 3 title game this year with a 9-3 victory over Chequamegon in the semifinals.

The Lightning (27-2) took immediate command of the game with five runs in the top of the first inning. They clubbed six hits in the frame, including three doubles. The Screaming Eagles (21-7) got back in the game with three runs in the third inning highlighted by their only two hits, including a two-run double by Sam Lehman.

Every starter in the Lightnings’ batting order collected at least one hit in the game to power the 12-hit attack. TJ Hopkins had two hits and two RBI. Joe Lipsky and Jack Euclide also had two hits. Kyle Lewis struck out eight and yielded three unearned runs to post the complete game victory.

Ithaca (23-3) took control of its Division 4 semifinal game versus Rib Lake (18-8) early, scoring six runs in the first inning and three in the second inning to cruise to a 9-0 win.

The first seven hitters reached base for the Bulldogs in the first inning with five hits, an error and a walk. Three Bulldog pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout. Nolan Clary, in relief of starter Jacob Huebsch, was credited with the win on the mound for Ithaca.

Aaron Kepler belted three hits including a double and an RBI.  Caleb Olson also had three hits and a pair of RBI, and Clary contributed to the 12-hit attack with two hits. Jerry Reinhardt and Noah Weinke had the only hits for the Redmen.

 

Division 4

Rio (22-4) moves into the Division 4 final by virtue of a 10-5 victory over Spring Valley (19-4) in the semifinals.

The Vikings withstood an early scoring spree, as the Cardinals scored two runs in both the first and second inning, and one in the third. Rio tallied three runs in the first inning ignited by three hits and two Spring Valley errors.

The Vikings took the lead for good by pushing across five runs in the third inning. With two outs and one run already scored in the inning, Jacob Black delivered a two-run single followed by a two-run double by Trajan Prochnow.

Rio added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to account for the scoring. Both teams collected nine hits in the game. Prochnow had two hits and three RBI for Vikings. Zach Zeidler and Mekhi Haugen also had two hits. Jake Helmer had three hits to lead the Cardinals at the plate.

Trevor Kearney tossed a complete game with five strikeouts to notch the win for Rio.

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The 33rd Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Soccer Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20, at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Ticket prices are $8 per session and $1 for children 6-years old or younger. Tickets are available at the venue. 

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The 21st Annual State Boys Team Tennis Tournament crowned a pair of familiar champions at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. Saturday. Marquette...
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The 40th Annual Girls State Softball Tournament battled through persistent precipitation to concluded Saturday with the crowning of four champions at Goodman Diamond Saturday.

Westosha Central (28-4) won the Division 1 championship with a 3-0 win over Watertown (22-9) in the final. Alyssa Hrncar tossed a five hit shutout. It was a the Falcons' second title in the last three seasons. They finished runner-up last season after winning the title in 2013. 

La Crosse Logan (28-1) is the champion in Division 2 following the Rangers' 3-0 shutout over Waupun (27-5) in the final. Jordyn Kleman struck out 11 hitters and allowed just three hits to notch the victory. She also belted a solo home run to pace the offense. It was the first State championship for the Rangers.

Laconia (29-3) edged Poynette (29-2) for the Division 3 championship. The Spartans made single runs in the fourth and fifth innings stand up after Pumas scored just a single run in the sixth with the bases loaded and one out. The Spartans are champions for the first time.

Pacelli (24-5) pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 1-0 win over defending champion Oakfield (26-4) to win the Division 4 crown. Sarah Mitch singled home Sami Kay Shafranski from second for the only run of the game. The Oaks had a runner on third with one in the seventh but couldn't score. The Cardinals win their third State championship, also winning in Division 3 in 2012 and in Division 4 in 2003.


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The 68th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Spring Baseball State Tournament will take place Tuesday-Thursday, June 16-18, at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $8 per session and $14 for an all-day admission ticket. Tickets are available at the stadium.

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The 90th Annual State Boys Golf Tournament crowned three team champions and three individual medalists at University Ridge in Madison Tuesday.

Arrowhead surrendered the lead with three holes play, but regrouped on the final hole to win the State team title in Division 1, finishing the 36-hole tournament with a four-player score of 623. Notre Dame was runner-up with 624. Sam Galloway of Neenah won the individual championship at 2-under-par with a score of 142. Nate Thomson of Greendale was runner-up one stroke back at 143.

Lodi wins the Division 2 team title with a four-player, 36-hole total of 603, 27 strokes ahead of second-place Edgewood with 630. Adam Miller of Lodi is the Division 2 State individual champion with a 36-hole score of an even-par 144. He was one stroke better than Matt Bachmann of Sheboygan Falls and two shots ahead of teammate Jacob Michel.

St. Mary's Springs wins the Division 3 team championship with a four-player score of 667. Martin Luther finishes second with 683. Taylor Ryman of Mineral Point is the Division 3 medalist with an 8-over-par 152 on 36 holes, two strokes ahead of Nathan Farrey of Lancaster.

Chris Colla of Winnebago Lutheran, who captured the Division 2 medalist honors last season, finished fourth with a 4-over par 148. The 2014 Division 3 champion Thomas Longbella of McDonell Central finished in a tie for eighth place with a score of 164.




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The 21st Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Team Tennis Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. The meet takes place at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Action will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday. Ticket prices are $6 per session.

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The 40th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Softball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13, at the Goodman Diamond on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $8 per session for quarterfinals and semifinals, $6 for each championship game and $14 for an all-day ticket on each day. Tickets are available at the stadium or online with a convenience fee per session ticket:  
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The 90th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Golf Championships will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 8-9, at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. Competition will begin at 7 a.m. on both days. Practice rounds Sunday begin at 7 a.m.  Tee time assignments for Sunday practice and for Monday's play are posted on the boys golf page of the WIAA website. 

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