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Franklin won two games on Friday and Saturday to capture a regional title as Gardner was electric on the hardwood. In the semi-finals, the 6'2" senior guard poured in 30 points while adding three rebounds and three assists in the 90-65 win over Racine Horlick. He was near perfect from the field, going 13 of 15 overall. Gardner then had 28 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 62-55 win over Janesville Craig, leading Franklin to a WIAA Regional Championship.
Rufenacht came into the weekend looking to defend her WIAA Division 1 Gymnastics Individual State Title. She did just that. The junior gymnast finished first in the uneven bars with a score of 9.483 and tied for first on the balance beam with a score of 9.517. She finished second in vaulting at 9.767 and fourth in the floor exercise with a score of 9.333. Rufenacht won the all-around title with an overall score of 38.100, repeating as champion. Verona/Edgewood won the team title on Friday night with a team score of 146.1167.
Schmitz is one of the top scorers in the state and put his abilities on display this past week, willing G-E-T to three wins and a regional title. First in the quarterfinals, the 6'5" junior had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. He then poured in 30 points as G-E-T went on the road to upend third-seeded Colby 76-67. Schmitz then led the Red Hawks to Elk Mound on Saturday to square off with the top-seeded Mounders. The electric junior scored a season high 45 points as G-E-T upset Elk Mound 80-48 to capture the regional title.
Shipman and Colfax needed to produce a pair of upsets in order to punch their ticket to the WIAA Girls State Tournament. They did just that. First in a 67-56 win over a top-seeded Phillips team, Shipman recorded 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Colfax then squared off with unbeaten Neillsville in the sectional finals. Shipman, just a junior, had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals in a 39-37 win. She knocked down a pair of free throws with 1.7 seconds left, sealing the win.
Hortonville notched a pair of wins this past weekend to punch its ticket to state for the fifth time in seven years. Welson was sensational in the two victories. First in a 69-41 win over Wausau West in the sectional semis, the 5'9" sophomore had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. Hortonville then squared off with FVA foe Neenah looking to avenge a sectional final loss to the Rockets last season. The two squads also split the regular season series. Welson wasn't about to let the season end. In a 71-54 win, Welson had 41 points, willing the Polar Bears back to the Resch Center.
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