Category: Sports

State champ might not have chance to repeat

No boy has won back-to-back state golf titles in Division 3 since 2008-’09, and reigning champion Drake Wilcox thinks it will stay that way.

“I don’t think we’re going to have a golf season, but if there is a possibility – even the slightest – the fact I might not win a state championship, is just, I don’t know how to explain it,” the Lutheran senior said. “I guess it’s just the fun of it that I’ll be missing out on, like my final year of playing golf in high school. It’s not really about winning another state championship, the most important thing to me is just having fun, having a blast my last year. I just wanted to have fun, enjoy my last year with my friends.

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Waiting for the charm of a third time in a row

North’s soccer team had never won consecutive conference titles until last season.

Its hopes of making it three straight will likely be decided by the WIAA on Tuesday.

“I think the girls are really frustrated because they spent a tremendous amount of time in the offseason practicing, working, getting better as a team, and watching that get taken away because of (the Coronavirus) …” Golden Raiders’ coach Tim Eirich said. “For that, they’re extremely disappointed and frustrated and upset.”

Hoping for the call of ‘play ball!’

The meeting was the hardest part.

A few hours before the governor announced on March 13 he was shutting down schools, North baseball coach Steve Goes held a voluntary meeting with his team so he could prepare them for what he thought was coming and what inevitably happened: major delays to the start of spring sports.

North, South play the waiting game

Brianna Schaefer was ready to become a pitcher again, but like every spring sport, that has been put on hold.

“It’s kind of depressing,” the South junior said.

Switching positions is nothing new for Schaefer, who was also a pitcher as a freshman before moving to third base in 2019.