They knew in late July it was a possibility. The talent was there and with hard work, focus and an unnerving focus, they could make it happen.
The Sparta High School football team, which has played well at times but suffered some hard-luck losses, wanted to make a statement Friday night.
MADISON -- At some point, Jaden Winchel will celebrate what happened on the middle wrestling mat at the Kohl Center on Saturday.
TOMAH — Every day this week, Taylor Hancock looked at the wall in the Tomah High School gymnasium where the school’s conference champions are listed.
ONALASKA - The Onalaska High School boys hockey team's top line was in top form Monday, and that meant problems for the Sparta co-op. With Hilltoppers goaltender Noah White also locked in, it spelled even more trouble, and Onalaska skated away with a convincing 5-2 victory in an MVC showdown…
SPARTA — The Sparta High School girls soccer team used three goals in the second half to claim a 3-2 MVC victory over Holmen on Thursday.
The Holmen High School baseball team has a win over Aquinas and a loss to Onalaska under its belt.
The Central High School baseball team certainly has more to do to become the kind of team it wants to be.
Tim Jacobs is the new baseball coach at Sparta High School.
MADISON — Viroqua High School junior JJ McClelland said on Friday night that scoring the first takedown in Saturday night’s WIAA Division 2 113-pound championship match at the Kohl Center would be critical.
MADISON – Pins a couple of minutes apart by Holmen’s Hunter Hauser and Tomah’s Lucas Stromberg highlighted an afternoon that included three third-place finishes for Coulee Region wrestlers at the WIAA individual state tournament at the Kohl Center today.
They stood and faced each other from the opposite ends of a wrestling mat.
SPARTA — Ryan Stalsberg spent the first two periods of his 138-pound match against Trystan Zurfluh letting the action come to him, then defending it.
The Timberwolves’ Timmy Nicksic and Ben King each recorded a hat trick, and Nicksic added two assists as Tomah held the Spartans scoreless. Eric Vender had one goal and two assists, while Coty Gular had two goals.
The Hilltoppers’ defense managed to hold the Spartans to four first-half points behind another solid performance from junior Courtney Meyer, who had 13 points and 14 rebounds. The Spartans’ box in one defense kept Natalie Soper (14.3 ppg) scoreless.
The Spartans tied the game 38-38 after three quarters with a 13-6 run, but could not hold on. Junior Colin Laufenberg scored 12 points to lead Sparta.
Rachel Rank had 13 points, and the Rangers (7-4, 4-1) forced 20 turnovers and grabbed 22 offensive rebounds in beating the Spartans (3-6, 0-3) at Viterbo. Sophomore Kassera Hansen had seven points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Logan. Schannel Giraud scored 11 first-half points but the Ra…
Central/Logan’s Connor Losen, Marcus Klug and Jack Curtis each scored twice to help the Red Rangers to their third-straight victory. Curtis also had a pair of assists.
Trey Hewuse provided the heroics, nailing the game-winning 3-pointer with no time remaining to lift the Timberwolves to victory. Carson Helmke had nine points for Tomah, while Christian Sampson had nine points for the Spartans.
Junior Courtney Meyer scored six of her team-high nine points in the fourth quarter as the first-place Hilltoppers (6-1, 2-0 MVC) rallied from a seven-point deficit to win. Sparta’s Schannel Giraud led all scorers with 15 points. Sparta is 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the MVC.