News 8 Sports Round Up – February 18, 2016

News 8 Sports Round Up – February 18, 2016


With two games remaining in the M-V-C boys basketball schedule. a game tonight that could very well decide the league title. At tonight’s big game at Central High School is News 8’s Charlie Clifford who joins us now live in the newsroom. A Central win clinches the outright M-V-C championship. An Onalaska victory means the two teams are tied atop the standings with one game to play. Both teams joining as one before tipoff – for Elliot Heller tonight. Elliot the toughest kid in the gym this evening – a great scene of support all night long… First half – Onalaska back out in the 2-3 zone just like round one. Bailey Kale – ready for it. 19 points for Kale in half number one. On the other side – Noah Fredrickson leads with 17 points. 10 in the first half. It’s 38-29 Red Raiders after one. Second half – Fredrickson Pardon my reach. It’s a 7 point game. Senior night for Central – and Tristian Morgan – one of the few vets – steps up in a big way. 11 points, 8 rebounds. Red Raiders move the lead back to 13. And Kale keeps connecting. A game high 26 for the junior. Not pictured Kobe King gets 16 and 11 rebounds. And the champs in the MVC hail from Central… Gregg – Kobe King told me after the win ‘hey it wasn’t my night, but my guys stepped up. Gregg.. Thanks Charlie. A monster showdown this evening as well in the Scenic Bluffs. Hillsboro eleven-and-oh. Hosting Bangor who is ten-and-one. 1st half…. Bangor gets things rolling early. jack reader going coast to coast for the lay-in. Bangor out to a 7-2 lead. more from Bangor… Drew Johnson knocks down the three ball from the corner.. Cardinals lead….19-13. but here comes Hillboro. Max Stockwell…beautiful stepback nothing but net… Tigers grab a 24-23 lead. 2nd half… Stockwell going coast to coast… hoop plus the foul… Tigers on top 33-31. and then its Joey Helgerson… slicing his way through the defense… 2 of his game high 24 points… Hillsboro leads by one….37-36 What a ballgame this was. Hillsboro wins 64-61. clinching at least a share of this season’s Scenic Bluffs title. West Salem girls at Luther. Panthers need a win to pull even in the standings with first-place G-E-T. 1st half – 6 minutes in.. Samantha Peterson to Jillian Olson. the pivot and the hoop. West Salem up 12. Later in the first Anna Jacobson off the pick and roll. And one. West Salem and G-E-T are knotted up in the Coulee heading into their respective conference finales tomorrow night. Many of the boys basketball teams in Minnesota start postseason play tonight. Including the number-two ranked team in Class two-a Caledonia. who hosts Kenyon-Wanamingo. May not want to play a zone that leaves this guy wide open. Owen King drops in the three-point basket. Then some nice hustle points for the Warriors lead to two-points on a fastbreak layup by Gavin Schroeder. Eight-nothing ballgame. Schroeder leading Caledonia with 16. Then it’s Noah King attacking the middle of the Knights zone. Caledonia moving on with the 93-47 victory. Number-two in one-A Spring Grove opening up against Lanesboro. First half. Brady Schuttemeier hits the open three from the wing. Lions hold a 49-20 lead at halftime. Second half. A little drive and kick-out to Brock Schuttemeier who knocks down the three. All Spring Grove in an 82-40 win. Next up is Wabasha-Kellogg on Tuesday. More 1-A East. Rushford-Peterson wins. Houston up four at the half. Canes end up winning by 26. Back to Class two-A. La Crescent loses at Cannon Falls and Cotter falls at Saint Charles. Hockey playoff time. Top-seeded Onalaska hosting La Crosse. 1st period action. Onalaska out to an early lead…Jacob Dirk’s scores the goal. 2-0 Hilltoppers .. Still in the first. More Ona. this time it’s Sam Lass finding the back of the net to go up 3-0… Onalaska rolls to an eight-nothing victory tonight. West Salem/Bangor hosting Reedsburg on the other end of that sectional bracket. Pick this up in the 3rd period. West Salem/Bangor’s Jack Gorniak with the goal. Panthers are up 3-0… Later in the 3rd. Gorniak adds another. this time gets open in front of the net and goes top shelf to go up 4-0. West Salem/Bangor gets a five-nothing shutout victory. More hockey. Tomah loses up in Wisconsin Rapids. and the Avalanche win on the road at Black River Falls. And in Minnesota. La Crescent loses seven-one to top-seed Northfield. Girls hockey. Onalaska and Viroqua meet in the regional final. First period – issues for Viroqua in front. Chazlyn Anderson gets it home – 1-0 Hilltoppers. Same score second period. Morgan Gargaro – goes five hole. 2-zip Hilltoppers. Onalaska wins it four-nothing. And Black River Falls co-op picks up a nice 4-3 win on the road. M-V-C gymnastics finale tonight in Onalaska. Start out on the beam. Holmen’s Carley Cornelius scoring the 7.7… Moving on to the bars. Onalaska’s Melissa Weibke with the 8.8… Winner. ???

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