The winter sports season has started at Tomah High School.
Today (Monday) is the first practice for the Tomah girls basketball, boys hockey and gymnastics teams. It’s also the first day of practice for the girls co-op hockey team based in Black River Falls.
It won’t take long for the girls basketball team to see its first competitive action. Coach Mark Von Haden’s squad travels to Westby Tuesday, Nov. 14 for a nonconference opener. The varsity reserve game tips off at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Three days later, the girls open at home against Menomonie. The junior varsity and varsity reserve games start at 5:45 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:15 p.m.
The girls hockey team opens Tuesday, Nov. 21 against Viroqua at the Lunda Center in Black River Falls. The girls will play all their home matches at the Lunda Center except for a Jan. 27 contest against Middleton at Tomah Ice Center.
The boys hockey team launches the season with its annual Thanksgiving weekend tournament Nov. 24-25 at Tomah Ice Center. The other three teams are Black River Falls, Marshfield and Sauk Prairie. Pairings have yet to be announced.
The gymnastics team gets a month of practice before heading to the Baraboo Invitational Dec. 9. Tomah hosts the Dec. 16 Peppermint Twist Invitational, which includes Antigo, Arcadia, Chippewa Falls, Marshfield, Menomonie, Sparta and Westby.
Wrestling and boys basketball start practice Nov. 13. The boys start their season with a Nov. 28 nonconference home contest vs. Onalaska Luther, and the wrestling squad hosts Mauston in a nonconference dual Nov. 30.