HS Sports News & Notes – 3/9/2020

High School Sports – News and Notes: 

Three area girls basketball players were named to the All-State team in Division 3 by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association on Monday. Waupun teammates Peyton McGinnis and Abbie Aalsma and Laconia junior Haley Rens were given honors by the WBCA. McGinnis was a First Team selection, while Aalsma and Rens earned Honorable Mention honors. 

St. Mary’s Springs won its first state championship in Boys Hockey over the weekend, and junior Brady Welsch played a key role in their success not only at the state tournament, but also the entire season. Welsch scored twice in a 7-2 semifinal win over Rice Lake and added two more goals in the 5-1 victory over Northland Pines in the title game. For his performance, Welsch has been nominated for the PlayInTheDells.com “Athlete of the Week” on WisSports.net. Voting is open through Thursday at 4 pm – and you can vote for Brady here. 

The WIAA has given final approval for conference realignment plans for a number of schools, and as a result, one area school will be moving back to its former home. Campbellsport was granted approval by the WIAA Board of Control on Friday to move from the East Central Conference back to the Flyway Conference for all sports, starting with the 2021-22 school year. The initial plan was for Campbellsport to move to the Flyway for football-only, as part of the statewide conference realignment plan, but stay in the ECC for all other sports. Now, all student/athletes who put on a Cougars jersey will be in the Flyway going forward. The approval comes after the initial request by the district to move back to the Flyway was denied in December, but an appeal to the WIAA’s Conference Realignment Task Force was approved in January of this year, with the plan advanced to the Board of Control last month.