Defending co-Coulee girls basketball champion West Salem graduates five all-conference selections from last year’s 21-and-4 squad. Panthers open up the new season… . hosting Sparta. West Salem strong first half. Haylee Glister burries the deep ball. 33-11 the lead. Later on. Tianna Sackett. Pulls up for the mid-range jumper. That rattles in for the score. Then second half. Look at this nice give-and-go. Abbie Niemeier finishes the lay in. West Salem opens up their season winning 71-35. Bangor returns four all-Scenic Bluffs selections from last year’s conference championship team. Cardinals open up at Luther. first half….Cardinals come out on fire. Alea Forteir knocks down the 3 ball. 13-1 Bangor. Luther trying to climb back in this one. Kaitlyn Kennedy burries the 3.. they trail 20-8. more from Bangor. Forteir again knocking down the tri-fecta. Bangor up 29-8…she’s the game’s leading scorer with 16. Strong showing to start the season. Bangor wins 66-23. Winona football is under 24-hours away from their state semifinal game at U.S. Bank Stadium. You know what happens when you dis-respect the Winhawks. like South Saint Paul did last week by talking trash online all week. You get shutout. Winhawks a 24-nothing winner against the number-one ranked team in the state. great momentum to carry into tomorrow’s game. I felt like we were going to win that ball game. I wasn’t expecting a shutout, I figured they would score a touchdown or two and I knew it was going to be a battle. But our defense just came to play and played from snap one to the end of the game. This week I’d say it’s just the same. Even against South St. Paul they talked on social media but we just let it happen, we didn’t feed into it, we just went to the game and played. We know where we’re at right now. We’re a game away from going to the state championship and going into this next game all we know we’ve got to do is execute and get the job done on the field on both sides of the ball. Kickoff tomorrow against Rocori scheduled for . Viterbo men hosting 16th-ranked Bethel College. Nice inbounds play by the V-hawks early on. Jake Bamke easy score. 2 of his game-high 22. But Bethel gets hot. Gage Ott. Count it and the foul. Pilots lead by 20. But hold on a second. Viterbo rallies before half. Jared Fleischmann from deep. They cut it to 5 at the break. Bamke hits the go-ahead basket with 9-seconds to go. And Viterbo beats number-16 Bethel 70-69. Home opener for the fourth-ranked UW-La Crosse wrestling team. facing Eau Claire in a dual. at 133. The Eagles Ryan Weinmann takes the match with the pin. Dual tied 6-6. next up…twin brother Dustin Weinmann.. 4 points on the near fall en-route to a ten-nothing victory. Eagles win eight of the final nine matches to win 32-9.