Here are the first team and honorable mention softball selections from the State Journal coverage area.
The former catcher took a chance on officiating back in the early 1980s; now Rohrbeck is the utmost authority in a crumbling field and doing it with a smile.
The second-ranked Cardinals fall 11-3 to top-ranked Kaukauna in Saturday night's championship game.
The Kaukauna softball team celebrates its 11-3 victory over Sun Prairie in the WIAA Division 1 title game, while the Cardinals, including coach Jamie Olson, react near their dugout at the University of Wisconsin's Goodman Diamond on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Two-run rallies in the second and third innings back the pitching of Tayler Baker in the 4-3 semifinal victory over Oak Creek at Goodman Diamond.
The Sun Prairie sophomore knew her game plan would work during her pregame routine, and the offense backed her up to beat Milton in a WIAA state quarterfinal.
Sun Prairie defeats Milton 5-0 during a Division 1 state softball quarterfinal game at Goodman Softball Complex in Madison, Wis., Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Sun Prairie pitcher Tayler Baker discusses her performance and the Cardinals' 5-0 victory over Milton in a WIAA Division 1 quarterfinal on Thursday at the softball state tournamentaat Goodman Diamond.
Sun Prairie, Poynette and Horicon are among the teams in this year's state softball tournament. Here's a breakdown of this year's field.
The Marshladies are heading to their nine WIAA state tournament and are looking for their fifth state title.
“You have to believe you can do it and then show yourself that you can do it,” Beaver Dam coach Abby Schmitt said about pitching in high school softball.
The Golden Beavers scored five runs in the fourth inning to run away from the T-Birds in a 10-0 victory
Beaver Dam and Sun Prairie, state qualifiers in 2021, boast some of the best players this spring but Monona Grove, Madison Memorial and Poynette, among others, have girls to keep tabs on, too.
The 2022 WFSCA hall of fame class includes: Janel Batten, Stephanie Hauser, Jeff Hodgson and Patty Jansen.
Roughen, a standout in the circle and at the plate, was named the All-Area Player of the Year. She also was the state coaches' selection for the WIAA Division 3 Player of the Year.
Kaukauna junior Skyler Calmes and Sun Prairie freshman Tayler Baker engage in a pitchers' duel in the championship game in Green Bay.
The Crusaders knock out two unbeaten teams, Jefferson and Baldwin-Woodville, to win the Division 2 state title in their first trip to state,
Tayler Baker pitched a shutout and Sophia Royle hit a two-run single to spark a four-run fourth for the Cardinals.
The second-seeded Cardinals oust the Golden Beavers and advance to Monday afternoon's semifinal behind Baker's two-hit pitching and a 13-hit attack.
Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals will be held Monday in Green Bay.
Ellie Rademacher collects three hits and pitcher Tayler Baker allows only one hit in a 15-0, three-inning victory in the WIAA Division 1 sectional title game.
Sun Prairie defeats Holmen 15-0 in three innings during the WIAA Division 1 Sectional Softball Championships at Firefighters Park in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, June 23, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL
The Cardinals take a 3-2 victory to advance to Wednesday's Division 1 sectional final against Holmen at Middleton
The Cardinals defeat the Spartans 11-0 in five innings during a WIAA Division 1 regional final in Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie advances to WIAA Division 1 sectional play behind the team's 11 run scoring outing and pitcher Tayler Baker's one-hit pitching performance in a home against Madison Memorial.
Despite the 7-5 loss, Monona Grove still claims the outright title in the Badger South Conference.
Oregon defeats Monona Grove 7-5 in softball at Oregon High School in Oregon, Wis., Thursday, June 3, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL
The Madison School District hasn't had in-person athletics since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four Madison public schools plan to remain virtual for all WIAA alternate fall sports in the spring through March 26 and have canceled competitions through April 4. It does remain possible some alternate fall sports will have in-person activities.