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MADISON - The Superior High School boys hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the WIAA Boys State Hockey Tournament, but it didn't come without a third-period scare from the Kettle Moraine-Mukonago Lasers Thursday afternoon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The Spartans led 2-0 after two periods, then saw the Lasers make things interesting with a goal 32 seconds into the third.
Northwood High School seniors Derek Denninger and Kevin Briskey had never beaten Solon Springs in their four years of playing high school basketball. That changed Tuesday night when the Evergreens pulled off a minor upset with a 47-45 victory in a WIAA Division 4 regional contest in the SSHS gym. Northwood's last win over Solon Springs came during the 2002-03 season. "This was a typical Solon Springs-Northwood basketball game," NHS coach Paul Vaara said. "Our seniors (Denninger and Briskey) are really excited about the win; this is the first time they've beaten them.
The Superior High School boys basketball team geared up for the WIAA playoffs with a 63-47 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks Thursday night at the SHS gym. With the win, the Spartans finish the regular season at 18-2 overall and 9-1 in the Lake Superior Conference. The victory also officially clinched Superior's second straight LSC championship. The Spartans also finished second in the LSC two years ago and during a span of three years a combined 26-4 in league play. A major part of the recent success was this year's seniors, especially Bart Bailey and Ben Lindberg.
For the third straight year it's going to come down to either the Superior High School Spartans or the New Richmond Tigers representing Section 1 at the WIAA State Boys Hockey Tournament. For the Spartans, they're hoping recent history repeats itself. Superior defeated New Richmond in triple overtime in last year's sectional final in Hudson and two years ago, the Spartans claimed the sectional crown with a 5-2 win over the Tigers in Spooner. The most recent meeting became a reality as the Spartans defeated the Amery Warriors Tuesday night at Wessman Arena, and the Tigers pulled off a 2-1 wi
The College of St. Scholastica Saints men's hockey team began Saturday night with a 52-game winless streak against the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets. After a 4-3 win in game two of the NCHA quarterfinal series at Wessman Arena, and then a 2-1 overtime victory in the mini-game, the Saints all of a sudden are owners of a two-game winning streak against UWS. CSS (14-11-2) now plays at UW-River Falls Saturday in one NCHA semifinal game. The other semifinal has UW-Stout playing at St. Norbert.
The Superior High School boys hockey team opened the WIAA playoffs with a 11-1 victory over the Webster Blizzard Thursday night before a Wessman Arena crowd of around 500. The Spartans, now 12-9 on the season, host Amery (16-5) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Warriors advanced with a 6-5 overtime win over River Falls Thursday night. "We scored some goals, scored two short-handers and the fourth line scored twice, you couldn't ask for anything more," SHS coach Jason Kalin said. "It was a tough game against a weaker opponent, but our focus was there. "Tuesday's definitely going to be different.
For the second straight year, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets ended the regular season with a two-game sweep of the College of St.
Corey Stark must have had a lucky rabbits foot in his breezers Saturday night at Wessman Arena. The University of Wisconsin-Superior freshman turned a couple of potential mistakes into second-period goals to help the Yellowjackets hand UW-Stout its first conference loss with a 4-2 victory. With the game tied 1-1 early in the second period, Stark and teammate Chris Berry got stuck deep in their offensive zone as Stout started to take the puck the other way. But UWS defenseman Brian Bina kept the puck from leaving the zone and the next thing you know Berry is making a move on Stout's goalie a
If Hudson's 6-5 win over the Superior High School boys hockey team Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena is any indication of what to expect with the upcoming WIAA playoffs, things should be very exciting. Despite the loss, the Spartans (10-8) still got the No. 1 seed at Sunday's seeding meeting and will host the winner of the Spooner/Shell Lake and Webster Co-op game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. "We thought there was a chance we'd get the No. 2 seed, just because Hudson beat us so late in the season," SHS coach Jason Kalin said.
Lindsey Lindstrom scored 16 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Superior High School girls basketball team to a 41-35 victory over the Ashland Oredockers Thursday night at the SHS gym. Lindstrom also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots as the Spartans improved to 10-5 overall and 8-0 in the Lake Superior Conference. The contest was worth four points in the LSC, where the Spartans have 20 points.