Welcome to sports everyone. The Central boys have gone from never winning a state title since 1925. to now walking into the Kohl Center as the defending champs and the team with the target on their backs. TAKE VO 24-and-2 Red Raiders at state for the third consecutive year. as they face Milwaukee Washington in the Division two state semifinals. Early on in this one….Johnny Davis to the tin…off the glass for 2…game high 17…Central up 5… Washington will give Central all they can handle…Jordan Dinsmore the steal…feeds Michael Foster Junior for the two hand flush…tied at 22. Red Raiders answer back….Noah Parcher finishes the fastbreak…2 and the foul….Central leads 32-28 at half. Lead will get bigger…Jordan Davis lines up from downtown….tickles the twine….8 point Central lead…. But Milwaukee Washington will make a huge run….thanks to a big game by Dinsmore…3 right here…ties it at 40… Then Dinsmore again from downtown for the lead….he had 16…. Central also had trouble inside stopping…Foster Junior….slam jam DIVISION 2 SEMIFINAL MIL. WASHINGTON RED RAIDERS: 24-3 OVERALL Final…. Washington 70 Central 58 With more, here’s News 8’s Gregg Wavrunek. Central head coach Todd Fergot said his team shot well and defended well in the first half. Red Raiders would even lead by eight early in the second half. But Milwaukee Washington’s defense picked up as Central only made four of their final 23 shot attempts. They are so long and athletic and we knew that, we saw them on film. They are a load. Our guys battled them. I think our guys maybe wore down just a little bit in the second half. The defending state champs don’t advance to championship Saturday, but making it here to state for the third consecutive year is reason enough to be proud of what was accomplishd this season. Younger guys last year that played for example Me, Noah, and Jordan knew we had to step up and lead the team the right way. We got down here but we did not finish what we wanted to. We graduated seven seniors last year and that’s a big group of guys, a special group of guys to replace. And I just thought the young guys this year did an excellent job of stepping up and filling some leadership positions that often times are filled by seniors and these guys were able to do it as sophomores and juniors Unlike last year’s team. Central’s core will return intact for next season. as they’ll return 99-percent of their scoring. Reporting from the KC, GW, N8 Sports. Bangor boys at state for the first time since 1936. as they take on Green Bay N-E-W Lutheran in the D-5 semi’s. Cardinals waste no time taking control. Luke Reader to Grant Manke. It’s a ten-nothing lead. N-E-W shoots only 24-percent from the field. Bangor also creates 12 steals. Drew Johnson picks the pocket and gets the layup. Then right before the break Johnson hits the three pointer. he has 15 points in the first half. Bangor up 36-14 at intermission. Cardinals open up the second half as Caleb Miedema drives baseline for the layup. And then for the exclamation mark. Reader to Cade Amborn who gets the slam dunk and is fouled. DIVISION 5 SEMIFINAL N.E.W. LUTHERAN It’s the widest margin of victory ever for a Division five state boys basketball game. Bangor wins 73-31. Let’s go back to Madison with News 8’s Gregg Wavrunek. they were better than us. Maybe an even bigger compliment came when their leading scorer Samuel Meerstein said Bangor was much bigger and could tell much more committed to the weight room. as the football team won a state championship back in November. and now the boys basketball team will play for gold tomorrow. One of the football coaches always says before the basketball games, “Go play football with them.” Not in a dirty way. But just be physical within the rules and play your game.” It’s been amazing to see these guys’ mental focus when it comes to the playoff run. They played really solid all season long but right now they are just locked in at a different level. To win football and now be down here for basketball it’s just amazing. We work so hard at it. Last year was kind of disapointing but this year we are going out on the right note. Bangor going for history tomorrow. No team in the same school year has won the WIAA football. girls basketball. and boys basketball state championships. They’d become the 7th to ever sweep both basketball state titles. Thanks Gregg, couple NFL notes. Tennessee Titans release Caledonia native Karl Klug today. Klug has 21.5 sacks since entering the league in 2011 Minnesota Vikings sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. The 27 year old has 19 career sacks. We’ll be rigth back.