News 8 Sports Round Up – January 23rd, 2018

News 8 Sports Round Up – January 23rd, 2018


I’m guessing some Central players can’t wait for February 16. That will be their re-match versus Onalaska. after the Hilltoppers handed them their first conference loss last Friday night. Red Raiders return to action… . making the visit to Tomah who is third in the conference standings. Central’s opening possession of the game. their big man Terrance Thompson is able to convert this post-up from 6 feet out…..he’d score 20 tonight. Later in the first half. junior guard Noah Parcher goes airborn for the up and under layup. Contact. And – One to put the Red Raiders up four. Close to midway through the first. Tomah hanging tough. junior Mason Gerke rattles in this corner three. it’s a 5 point ballgame. Red Raiders respond. here’s a nice dish from Thompson to sophomore standout Jonathan Davis for the nice lay-in through contact. Davis has 16. And Central bounces back with a 69-52 win. City battle between Aquinas and Logan. both teams 2-3 in the M-V-C. 2nd half Rangers ball. CJ Siegel for the three. Logan leading by 11. Brandon Merfeld keeping Aquinas in this game. Three of his game-high 25 points. they pull to within three. Final minutes of the game. Logan seals the deal. Siegel again this time going around a defender for the reverse layup. Siegel leads the Rangers with 22 as Logan wins 74-62. La Crescent seven-and-two in the Three Rivers. hosting Chatfield. Defense fueling the offense tonight for Ben Nelson as he gets the steal and takes it to the rim using the rip through euro step. After swinging it around the perimeter, Thomas Kiesau knocks down the triple from the baseline, stretching their lead to eight. He’d lead all scorers with 13, Nelson had 12. La Crescent wins 61-43. Holmen girls bring a five-and-two M-V-C record into Sparta. Holmen already up 10 midway through the first half. When freshman Sydney Jahr knocks down this baseline jumper. Back comes Sparta….sophomore Brielle Savor drives hard to the basket to make the contested finish…. Later in the first. Holmen playing catch at the top of the key. turns into this step-in three for Junior McKayla Rasmussen. Vikings now up by 15… And Holmen goes on to win 67-38. La Crosse hosting the third M-V-C gymnastics meet of the season. Holmen begins on the vault as Sammi Chapman will get a score of 7.7. La Crosse’s turn on the vault now as Caelen Lansing sticks the landing en route to a score of 8.9. Final… Boys hockey. two of the top three records in the M-V-C square off as La Crosse hosts Onalaska. 2nd period Ona trailing by a goal. This shot by Jacob Dirks brings the hilltoppers level. hat trick tonight for Dirks. That wouldn’t last long. Less than 2 minutes later this central shot is deflected but put back in the net by Will Bryant. Red Rangers re-take a one goal lead. This one would go overtime. Onalaska winning 7-6. CJ Lass with the game-winner and hat trick. A dual wrestling duel at U-W-L. Holmen taking on G-E-T/Mel-Min. 132 class here. First period. Holmen’s Trevor Plomedahl is able to get the pin and the victory. 160 class now. Reed Williams of Holmen will takedown his opponent and get the pin just 33 seconds into the match. Vikings roll to a 49-15 victory. UW-La Crosse also facing UW-Platteville. teams enter the night tied for second in the W-I-A-C. U-W-L’s Mitch Hertel at 165. That takedown is good for 2. He’ll get the 5-3 victory in that match. 174 class here. Sawyer Massie will get the takedown and the 8-1 victory. Sean O’Neil follows that up by beating the number-one ranked wrestler at 184. UW-La Crosse wins the duel 36-6 and takes sole possession of 2nd place in the conference.

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