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Onalaska, Luther among boys basketball teams playing at La Crosse Center in state tournament



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Two high schools from Onalaska have a chance to win gold balls this weekend at the WIAA boys state basketball tournament, which begins Thursday.

Both Luther and Onalaska will play at the La Crosse Center in separate divisions — Luther at 9:05 a.m. Friday and Onalaska at the same time Saturday.  The Hilltoppers semifinal is already sold out.

The head of the local visitor bureau, A.J. Frels, expects another good tourism weekend like last week, when the girls state tourney was in town.

“Just the fact that we were able to showcase our communities and our region to something of this magnitude, plus the fact that we’re able to market the area on TV to different regions of the state as well that are covering these events is always helpful,” Frels said.

La Crosse has hosted the WIAA state track meet for 30 years, except for last June because of the pandemic. The state meet this year is scheduled for June 25-26.

La Crosse and Oshkosh will again split the hosting duties for the state tournament, with Divisions 2, 4 and 5 playing in the La Crosse Center.

DIVISION 1 – Saturday, March 6 at Menominee Nation Arena
#1 Kimberly (24-2) vs. #4 DeForest (16-5) – 10:45 a.m. SOLD OUT
#2 Wauwatosa East (21-3) vs. #3 River Falls (21-2) – 2:10 p.m. SOLD OUT
Championship Game
Winner of Semifinals – 8:30 p.m.

DIVISION 2 – Saturday, March 6 at La Crosse Center
#1 Onalaska (18-0) vs. #4 Xavier (23-4) – 9:05 a.m. SOLD OUT
#2 Pewaukee (25-3) vs. #3 Lake Mills (23-5) – 12:25 p.m. SOLD OUT
Championship Game
Winner of Semifinals – 6:35 p.m.

DIVISION 3 – Friday, March 5 at Menominee Nation Arena
#1 Racine Saint Catherine’s (26-1) vs. #4 Wrightstown (24-4) – 10:45 a.m. COURT or BOUNCE
#2 Lake Country Lutheran (25-1) vs. #3 Saint Croix Central (23-2) – 2:10 p.m. HOOP or PASS
Championship Game
Winner of Semifinals – 8:30 p.m.

DIVISION 4 – Friday, March 5 at La Crosse Center
#1 The Prairie School (23-3) vs. #4 Luther (19-1) – 9:05 a.m. LEMON
#2 Lourdes Academy (23-5) vs. #3 Edgar (23-2) – 12:25 p.m. SLATE or PEBBLE
Championship Game
Winner of Semifinals – 6:35 p.m.

DIVISION 5 – Thursday, March 4 at La Crosse Center
#1 Hustisford (16-3) vs. #4 Wauzeka-Steuben (16-2) – 9:05 a.m. COTTON
#2 McDonell Central Catholic (16-4) vs. #3 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran/Providence (16-10) – 12:35 p.m. TAN or SAND
Championship Game
Winners of Semifinal Games – 7:05 p.m.

Tournament Series Information

La Crosse Center Tournament Booklet

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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