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WEEK 3's TEAMS OF THE WEEK -
Richland Center Volleyball - In a battle of 2010 Southwest Wisconsin Conference co-champs the Richland Center volleyball team defeated host Lancaster in a five-set match on Sept. 1. 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 14-25, 15-13. Then on Saturday the Hornets finished second at the nine-team McFarland Invitational. Coach Laura Selgeby’s squad won five straight matches over Freedom, Denmark, McFarland, Ripon and Platteville to reach the final before losing a rematch to the host Spartans. The Hornets also have two runner-up finishes in tournaments so far this season. This past Tuesday night, the Hornets topped River Valley (3-1 SWC) to improve to 2-0 in SWC action.
Black Hawk Football (Offensive Line) - In last week’s 65-14 win over River Ridge the Black Hawk offensive line paved the way for Warrior running backs to average 9.8 yards per rush with 265 yards on 27 attempts, and provided protection for 248 yards passing. The Warriors finished the night with 513 total yards of offense, six rushing TDs and four passing TDs. Black Hawk trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, then outscored the Timberwolves 52-0 in the final three quarters. An offensive explosion made possible by the men up front.
Darlington/Cuba City Girls' Golf - Had all four team scorers shot in the 40s to tie the existing school record and defeat Mt. Horeb, 189-218, in a non-conference meet at the Darlington Country Club on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Naomi Black, Kayla Paquette and Nikki Zimmerman all carded 47s and Shelby Poss fired a 48 for the Redbirds, who are now 6-0 in dual meets on the season.