Kathryn Wirtanen was 3-for-4 with a double, and she also got the win in the circle as the ninth-seeded Eau Claire Memorial softball team knocked off eight-seed D.C. Everest 6-3 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal on Wednesday night in Schofield. Division 2 (3) Rice Lake 16, (6) La Crosse Logan 0: The defending state champions rolled in their playoff opener. Division 3 (1) Bloomer 24, (8) St. Croix Falls 0: The Blackhawks had 18 hits in three innings of work. Ashley Poirier and
Softball WIAA Playoffs Division 1 Stevens Point Sectional Wednesday’s Regional Semifinals (9) Eau Claire Memorial 6, (8) D.C. Everest 3 (5) Superior 17, (12) Wausau East 2 (4) Hudson 10, (13) River Falls 0 (6) Wisconsin Rapids 13, (11) Menomonie 2 (10) Wausau West 7, (7) Eau Claire North 3 Today’s Regional Finals (9) Eau Claire Memorial at (1) Stevens Point, 5 p.m. Friday’s Regional Finals (5) Superior at (4) Hudson, 5 p.m. (6) Wisconsin Rapids at (3) Chippewa
The Eau Claire Regis softball team lit the torch with a five-run first inning and kept the blaze burning, scoring another seven runs to finish off Colfax in five innings. The Ramblers defeated the Vikings 12-2 on Wednesday at Gelein Field to advance to the WIAA Division 4 regional final. They’ll host seventh-seeded Augusta, which upset second-seeded Boyceville 5-3. The Ramblers started with a bang in the bottom of the first. After Grace Gilles was hit by a pitch, a bunt from freshman
Two members of the Flying Eagles junior club have been chosen on a select list of young national ski jumpers to take part in a new “Fly Guys” training program of USA Nordic with Jed Hinckley program coordinator. Landon Lee, 16, and Stewart Gundry, 12, are two of 10 riders named to take part in the Under-18 team program that begins June 29 at Steamboat Springs, Colo., and runs through July 29 at Park City, Utah. They were selected on the basis of their performance last season in
Chippewa Falls McDonell volleyball co-coach Kari Stepp has resigned, according to a release sent out by the school on Wednesday. Stepp cited a desire to spend more time with her family as the reason. Stepp’s sister, Kat Hanson, will continue to lead the program as the head coach. Stepp and Hanson were the co-coaches beginning in the fall of 2015. The Macks have had a 113-26 record in that time.
Regis 12, Colfax 2 Colfax 001 01 — 2 4 1 Regis 520 23 — 12 5 6 WP: Audrey Newvy (5IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 9K). LP: Jozie Buchanan (4IP, 7H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K). Leading Hitters — Colfax: Tamara Huffman 2x2 (2B, RBI), Kameri Meredith 1x2 (2B). Regis: Samantha Wackwitz 2x2 (2 2B, 2 RBI).
Wausau West 232 000 0 — 7 10 2 North 021 000 0 — 3 4 3 WP: Shaelyn Talley (7IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 5BB, 0K). LP: Mackenzie Gilbert (7IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K). Leading Hitters — Wausau West: Cassie Oelke 3x4 (HR, 2 R, 3 RBI), Alicia Pfiffner 1x4 (RBI, R), Abby Schilling 3x3 (2B, 2 R); North: Meg Erickson (3B, R), Abby Mowl 1x4 (RBI).
If one were to put Wednesday’s WIAA Division 1 regional softball semifinal between seventh-seed Eau Claire North and 10th-seed Wausau West into racing terms, the Huskies spotted the Warriors a 50-meter headstart. That turned out to be far too much ground to make up. Wausau West scored all seven of its runs in the first three innings and held off a Huskies’ lineup that could never get the big hit. Ultimately, the Warriors coasted to the finish line with a 7-3 win at Gelein
In the box score, only Marjie Willer is credited with an assist for Payton Swoboda’s hat trick in Regis/McDonell’s 6-0 win over Arcadia on May 8. Swoboda thinks one more name could be added to that list. It belongs to her biggest supporter: Her father Kevin, who passed away almost exactly one year prior to that game. “I knew that he was going to be with me that game, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I got that hat trick. I think he definitely is still
MILWAUKEE — Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Tuesday night. Domingo Santana drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning for the NL Central leaders. Milwaukee (30-19) moved a season-high 11 games over .500, while the Diamondbacks have lost six in a row and 12 of 13 — scoring just 24 runs in that stretch. Arizona starter Matt Koch (2-3), who allowed four