Wausau East football made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 varsity season. They cited low numbers, which they say just 14 upperclassmen were signed up to play. They do still intend to play 8-man football.
For the last 44 years, Don Behnke has been at the helm of SPASH cross country. For nearly 20 of those years, Kevin Hopp has been by his side as co-head coach. In 42 of those 44 years, the program has made an appearance at state. They’ve won 11 titles.
Stevens Point runner Roisin Willis qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with the best 16-year-old time in 800-meter United States history. She backed that up by qualifying for the semifinal at the trials against the best in the country.
Pacelli softball has one expectation at the beginning of the year: They are going to make the state tournament. They’ve done so in three straight seasons and they are knocking on the door of a fourth straight appearance.
The Wittenberg-Birnamwood Softball team has a saying after every win. They say “we don’t suck.” This year, they’ve had plenty of chances to say that. They sit at 12-1 and have already clinched at least a share of the Central Wisconsin Conference- East.
Amerst native Garrett Groshek is preparing for the NFL draft after four seasons in five years with the Wisconsin Badgers. The running back has gone through an extensive training process and now will sit and wait for draft day.
Legendary Mosinee softball head coach Todd Felch was a legend. He won 11 straight conference titles to end his tenure, guided the team to two state tournaments and won one in 2014. But after he stepped down last May, his assistant Kelly Remondini takes the reigns.
In 2017, Maggie Plaza was celebrating a state title with the Central Wisconsin Storm. Little did she know, her future had much more in store. In May, Plaza will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Bella Opelt is the school record holder in almost every category at Neillsville besides total points. Just two weeks ago, she hit the 1,000 mark for points in her career. However, when you ask Bella what her favorite part of basketball is, she says it’s the defense.