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GAME OF THE WEEK: Prep Cross Country
WIAA State Cross Country Championshpis
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The Lancaster girls cross country team won the Division 3 Fennimore Sectional, only the programs second sectional title in school history. Pictured above with their sectional trophy are: (from left) Lydia Murphy, Kristen Muench, Hanna Cohen, Megan Volkmann, Maddie Hampton, Felicia Holmes, Crystalyn Mish and Kylie Hale.

GAME OF THE WEEK (Oct. 26–Nov. 1)

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: WIAA State Championships, Saturday, Oct. 28

     The top runners in the state will converge at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday for the WIAA State Cross Country Championships. The Darlington boys and Lancaster girls will be in action in Division 3, as well as a number of individual runners from the area. The Darlington boys are making their 10th straight trip to state and are seeking a seventh straight Division 3 title. The Lancaster girls are making their fourth trip to state after previously qualifying in 1993, 1995, 2015.

     There are 152 state qualifiers (112 team, 40 individuals) in each Division 2 and 3 race. Below is a list of Saturday’s schedule and each local qualifier in each race.


Division 3 Girls, 12:40 p.m.

     Lancaster: Lydia Murphy, jr.; Kristin Muench, fr.; Hanna Cohen, jr.; Maddie Hampton, sr.; Crystalyn Mish, jr.; Kylie Hale, so., Hailey Timmerman, fr.

     Darlington: Reghan Komprood, sr.; Else Mendez, jr.

     Hillsboro: Annie Haas, sr.; Hannah Munson, so.


Division 2 Girls, 1:20 p.m.

     Prairie du Chien: Amber Huser, jr.; Carly Jaynes, so.; Meg Gatzung, fr.; Greta Hein, fr.; Ella Hein, jr.; Jadyn Jenks, fr.; Faith Dillman, jr.

     Dodgeville/Mineral Point: Lindsay Johnston, jr.


Division 3 Boys, 2:35 p.m.

     Darlington: Payton Heinberg, jr.; Tanner Evenstad, sr.; Tucker Lange, jr.; Paul King, sr.; Bailey Schwartz, so.; Curtis Blosch, sr.; Trae Schilling, jr.

     Fennimore: Ian Barry, so.

     Iowa–Grant: Nick Connolly, fr.

     Hillsboro: Dakota Wells, sr.


Division 2 Boys, 3:10 p.m.

     Dodgeville/Mineral Point: Peyton Tranel, so.; Henry Keith, so.; Gerrit Bakker, sr.; Isaac Grunow, sr.; Dylan McGraw, jr.; Jaun Navarro, sr.; Jordan May, sr.

     Platteville: Jace Serres, jr.

PREP FOOTBALL: WIAA Playoffs, Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

     Eight local teams remain alive in the WIAA football playoffs. Level II action kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. Here are the six area games this week.

Division 4

#4 Platteville (9–1) at  #1 Lodi (10–0)

Division 5

#4 Prairie du Chien (8–2) at #1 Clinton (10–0)

Division 6

#4 Fennimore (8–2) at #1 Markesan (9–1)

#3 Mineral Point (7–3) at #2 Cuba City (7–3)

Division 7

#5 Iowa–Grant (6–4) at #1 Black Hawk (10–0)

#3 Wauzeka–Steuben/Seneca (9–1) at #2 Potosi/Cassville (8–2)



PREP VOLLEYBALL: WIAA Sectional Playoffs,

     The WIAA volleyball playoffs continue tonight with the sectional semifinal round. Winners of tonight’s matches advance to Saturday’s sectional finals to play for a berth in next week’s WIAA State Tournament.

Division 3

#1 Cuba City (31–6) vs. #3 Waterloo (25–15), Thursday, at Mineral Point, 7 p.m.

Division 4

#1 Seneca (18–4) vs. #3 Benton (25–2), Thursday, at Belmont, 7 p.m.