News 8 Sports Round Up – February 5th, 2018

News 8 Sports Round Up – February 5th, 2018


A win streak will come to an end. The Onalaska boys have won 14-straight following a loss at DeForest in just their second game of the season. Meanwhile Logan has responded to a six-game losing streak by winning their past five games. Onalaska at Logan…. . Hilltoppers up to number-three in the state in the latest A-P rankings. Back-and-forth start. C.J. Siegel steals the handoff and he takes it all the way from there. Game-high 28 for Siegel Rangers trail 11-7. Onalaska begins to heat up. Jonathan Flanagan takes the handoff. Crosses over and hits the triple. Hilltoppers take a 23-11 lead… Rangers trying to hang around. Calvin Mavin grabs the blind steal. He will take it in for an uncontested layup. Logan is back within nine… Onalaska would respond. Carson Arenz drives. Ball goes off his foot and into the corner right to Noah Skifton. He’ll just rise and fire and drain the three. Hilltoppers back up 15… It was a Career night for Carson Arenz. He catches the kickout from Tyrell Stutley. His triple is pure. Arenz finishes with a career high 26. 20 of those coming in the first half. Onalaska holds off Logan’s second half comeback to win 61-55. 15 straight wins for the Hilltoppers. Nonconference tilt tonight
between Luther and Melrose-Mindoro. High scoring first half. Emery Byus drives in and steps back for the triple. Luther trails 34-27… Later on. Andrew Antony gets to the rim. His shot is no good but Andrew Scafe is right there to clean it up. Mustangs up their lead to 39-30… Ensueing possesion for the Knights. Bennett Loersch kicks it out Joshua Klawiter. He banks in his three point to pull Luther within six… But the Mustangs hold off the Knights as Melrose-Mindoro gets the 75-64 win on the road… Nice warm-up today at Mount La Crosse to the state meet that’s just a week and a half away. Top local girls snowboarder is Camille Blake who places fourth overall. no team scores were kept for girls snowboard. Huge day for the Central/Logan boys snowboarding team. Max Earley the top individual of the day. His teammate Brian Popp right here finishes in a tie for second. And Chase Leuenberger is fifth. Top finish for A-O-W-S is Ethan Melde. he places fourth overall. the team takes third place. Central/Logan boys snowboarders take first. Other team results for today. Central/Logan top area boys ski team with a fourth place finish. and A-O-W-S girls ski places 9th. Cochrane-Fountain City senior Tate Murty is ready to challenge for a state championship. He’s currently the top ranked wrestler at 132 pounds in Division 3 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online. News 8 Bryan McLoone reports on the person alongside Murty since day one of his wrestling career. As Tate Murty practices his grappling and takedowns….a familiar set of eyes watches his every move. He’s been in my corner since I started doing this. It’s been a wild ride. It’s been fun. There’s nobody else I would want to share this with. For the last 11 years, wrestling has become like a family business for Tate and Earl Murty…..athlete and coach….son and father. He was the one who got me into it. Ever since I started doing it, he’s been helping out. Coaching here and there. I’ve never seen myself as a coach. It just happened. It’s been a lot of fun. Tate has excelled under his dad….140 wins and counting, and 3 straight trips to the state tournament, including a runner up finish last year. When I first started this it was tough. I had to figure out that fine line of being a dad and a coach. I would tell him this is your coach talking, not your dad. It’s been fun. The bond between the two has played a major role for the C-FC team. When Earl took over as coach 5 years ago, there was one wrestler on the roster, and the future of the program was uncertain. But there was hope at the youth level, which included Tate. Here we are now. Doing this thing in high school. I think we started something back up here at C-FC and we have it going in a good direction. The Murty’s run together on the mat is down to its final month. There is one more thing they want to check off as athlete and coach, winning the school’s first wrestling state title.>From here on out it’s postseason. It all matters. It’s finally here. We have to finish the job now together. We both love the sport. It’s been a part of my life forever. I’m sure it will be a part of his life too. Reporting at C-FC High School…Bryan McLoone..News 8 Sports.

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