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Viola holds her own at state


Sauk Prairie’s MariElla Viola competed at the WIAA Division 1 state meet in the 200-meter dash. Photo by Mary Lamgenfeld

The field was deep and remarkably gifted.

And Sauk Prairie track and field standout MariElla Viola showed she belonged.

Now, after an impressive showing at the WIAA Division 1 state track and field meet last weekend at Veterans Stadium in La Crosse, Viola should be poised for even bigger and better things in 2025.

End of the road

Shane Frey knew the task was monumental.

That his Sauk Prairie’s boys golf team would need to have their best round of the year, while some other teams struggled.

In the end, that didn’t happen.

Eagles capture regional crown

Sauk Prairie has built one of the elite girls soccer programs in the state in recent years.

Now, to be the best, the Eagles will have to beat the best.

Sauk Prairie won a WIAA Division 2 regional championship last Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win over DeForest.

Giving it their all

Sauk Prairie’s track and field teams competed at their own sectional on May 23.

Clockwise from top left:

• Lexi Been was part of the Eagles’ 800- and 1,600-meter relay teams.

• Regan Chrisler was eighth in the pole vault.

Season ends for Eagles’ tennis team


Ayden Wildman (above) and Sebastian Gavol won a subsectional match last week, but were then eliminated at the Madison Memorial Sectional. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Sauk Prairie’s top doubles team of Ayden Wildman and Sebastian Gavol came within one win of reaching the state tournament.

But Wildman and Gavol dropped a 7-5, 6-4 match to Reedsburg’s Simon Wenninger and Jordan Matyas during the Madison Memorial Sectional on May 22.

Softball Eagles eliminated by Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb’s girls softball team was the No. 1 seed in its sectional.

And Sauk Prairie found out why on May 22.

The host Vikings rolled past the Eagles, 10-0, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Sauk Prairie tops Dells in playoff opener


Austin Pagel and Sauk Prairie’s baseball team defeated Wisconsin Dells in their playoff opener. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Austin Pagel wasn’t ready to go home.

Neither was Jackson Breunig.

Sauk Prairie’s duo both threw extremely well and led the Eagles past Wisconsin Dells, 5-2, in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal on May 23.

Soccer Eagles win Badger Small


Alexis Atkinson (right) and Sauk Prairie’s girls soccer team won the Badger Small Conference title last week. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

There is always great debate which conference is the strongest in each particular sport.

When it comes to girls soccer, though, there’s no disputing that the Badger Small Conference is in the discussion as the state’s premier league.

Wisconsin Heights’ baseball team drops playoff opener

It was a tough year for Wisconsin Heights’ baseball team.

And the end to the season on May 23 might have been the toughest blow yet.

Heights track athletes fall short at sectionals


Wisconsin Heights’ Bryn Meyer competed in several events at the WIAA Division 2 Portage Sectional. Photo by Aaron Jacobus

The Wisconsin Heights track and field teams sent several athletes to the WIAA Division 2 Portage Sectional on May 23.

But the Vanguards failed to have anyone advance to this weekend’s state tournament in La Crosse.

The top three finishers in each event earned a trip to state.

Here’s how the Vanguards fared:

 

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