Overview of high school sports


VIROQUA — The seventh-seeded Blackhawks (19-13) won 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20 and were led by junior Bryne Swenson’s 13 kills. Freshman Megan Brendel added 12 in a score that set up a semifinal at Aquinas on Thursday.

Elise Neproud and Emma Moilien each had 16 assists and Cami DeLapp had 23 digs.

Trixie Coppa bolstered Viroka’s net play with six blocks.

Westby 3, Onalaska Luther 1

WESTBY — The third-seeded Norsemen (24-11) took care of the visiting Knights 30-28, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24 to earn a home semifinal against sixth-seeded Abbotsford on Thursday.

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Ali Fortun had 10 kills for Westby, which has won four straight and five of its last six. Tricia Klum added 21 assists, Gina Klum 20 digs and Kaylee Kirner three aces.

Isalynn Hagedorn had a game-high 22 kills and added five aces for Luther, while Allie Zittel had 35 assists and Kamryn Anderson eight digs.

CHESTNONE — The sixth-seeded Eagles won 25-9, 27-25, 25-17 and plays third-seeded Hillsboro on Thursday.

WIAA Division 2 Regional Semifinal

The second-seeded Blugolds turned a 6-1 deficit into a 25-12 first-set victory to cruise to victory over the Blackhawks at the Reinhart Athletic Complex.

Junior Addy Foor had a team-high 19 kills as Aquinas improved to 19-10 with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-15 victory that puts it in a home regional final against sixth-seeded Abbotsford on Saturday.

Abbotsford defeated third-seeded Westby 29-27, 21-25, 25-11, 25-21.

Food also led the team with 12 digs, while Mary Nigelsen tallied a team-best 19 assists, along with 11 by Josephine Lawton. Sophomore Sammi Davis added eight kills and six digs and Tessa Miskowski nine digs for the Blugolds.


WESTBY — Aquinas rolled in both races. The boys scored 36 points with three of the top four and the girls scored 63 with three of the top nine.

This is the boys team’s sixth straight season as a state qualifier and the girls team’s first since 2020. The boys won championships in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Senior Jonathan Skemp and junior Declan Gregg won and finished second for the Blugolds in the boys race. Skemp was timed in 16:23.6 and Gregg in 16:40.5.

Senior Joey Hirschboeck (fourth, 16:49.5), sophomore Kaleb Azene (sixth, 17:35.7) also finished in the top 10 and junior Trevor Paulson (23rd, 18:50.5) provided Aquinas’ final team score.

The boys held off second-place Bangor (92), which will be making its second straight state appearance. The Cardinals got points from senior Nolan Langrere (eighth, 17:43.5), junior Trayvon Delaney (16th, 18:33.6), Cian Buchholz (18th, 18:36.3) and Evan Buchholz (28th, 18:59.1 ) and freshman Alex Felch (22nd, 18:46.5).

Brookwood freshman Cooper Powell (ninth, 17:46.8) is an individual state qualifier.

The Aquinas girls were led by sophomore Alexa Meyer (third, 19:56.2), but also had freshmen Emily Bagnefsky (fifth, 20:23.5) and Hope Hawker (ninth, 21:15.9) in the top 10.

Sophomore Bethany Hale (22nd, 22:10.9) and freshman Helen Onyebor (24th, 22:13.7) helped round out the Blugolds’ all-freshman and sophomore scorecard.

The Blugolds defeated second-place Brookwood (95). The Falcons were led by senior Amelia Muhlenberg (12th, 21;30.2) and sophomore Ruby Muehlenkamp (16th, 21:53.2).

Freshman Miranda Arndt (20th, 22:04.8) was also in the top 20, while sophomore Bryn Thurston (21st, 22:08.2) and freshman Maggie Stenerson (26th, 22:21.8) added points for a team that qualified for state for the first time since 2019.

Bangor junior Anna Fronk (third, 19:51.4) and Westby sophomore Elizabeth Curtis (fifth, 20:02) grabbed two of the top five individual spots and will compete with state qualifiers Aquinas and Brookwood .


Luther Prep High School 18, Westby 21

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