Former Spartans player Seghan Northey returns to take over as volleyball coach. Sun Prairie West continues to add to its new staff, naming a girls soccer coach.
Outside hitter LaScala was a first-team all-conference selection in the Big Eight last season for the regular-season champion Cardinals. See where she plans to play in college.
The 6-foot-3 Pertzborn helped lead the Cardinals to the Big Eight Conference regular-season title last season.
Connie Wampler, a varsity assistant coach with the Warriors’ volleyball program last season, also coaches the school's softball team.
After longtime Spartans girls volleyball coach Trish Fortune stepped down, McFarland has selected Tommy Moriarty to lead the successful program.
The Spartans made state appearances in their past three seasons under Fortune's direction.
Middleton senior outside hitter Cole Sweitzer leads area players as a first-team selection.
The Spartans could not claim their 41st and final win of the season, falling in four sets in the Division 2 championship.
Scenes from a rematch of the 2019 state championship, with the Spartans again settling for silver Saturday.
Up next? A Luxemburg-Casco (41-5) team that beat these Spartans in 2019.
An experienced group and tons of energy have the Beavers hoping to make some noise in the first state appearance for the program and longtime head coach Sheila Green.
Second-seeded McFarland makes a return appearance while Reedsburg earns its first trip to the girls tournament. Both teams are in Division 2.
Senior outside hitter Avery Pennekamp had 20 digs, senior libero Holly Casucci had 14 and senior setter Mady Fortune had 13 — the leaders in that department for the Spartans.
“We separate 'Mom' and 'Coach.' So when we are in the gym, it is coach, not mom," Maddy Fortune says. "It feels very professional. We keep volleyball out of the home."
The Reedsburg and Sauk Prairie girls volleyball teams both earned a spot in the WIAA Division 2 sectionals by winning regional titles on Saturday night.
McFarland advances to the WIAA state playoffs after the 3-0 sweep.
Scenes from the first round of the WIAA regional volleyball playoffs between the Purgolders and Warriors.
They each have eight kills in a sweep of Madison East in WIAA girls volleyball.
The Spartans regain momentum against Madison West and advance to the WIAA girls volleyball regional final.
Eighth-seeded Monona Grove claimed a 25-16, 25-14, 21-25, 17-25, 15-5 win over No. 8 Baraboo in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal at Monona Grove High School on Thursday.
The Purgolders finished with one win, but Seip graduates from the program with nearly 450 kills after picking up the sport right before high school.
Sauk Prairie, the second-ranked Division 2 team in the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association poll, claimed a 3-1 home win over Madison Edgewood on Tuesday night to take the lead in the Badger West Conference standings.
Alia and Amy Schlimgen are staring down career milestones this season, but their focus is on bigger things for the Eagles.
The Sauk Prairie volleyball team claimed a 25-21, 25-16, 25-11 Badger West Conference win over Baraboo on Thursday in Prairie du Sac.
Sauk Prairie, McFarland, Madison Edgewood and Lake Mills are in the state rankings' top 10 in Division 2.
Ginny Bryant, Kylie Wittnebel and Annika Salettel spearheaded the way to a 26-24, 25-18, 25-20, Badger East Conference sweep of the Vikings, finishing with 11 kills apiece.
The Cardinals made a move up while continuing to pursue Kaukauna and Milwaukee Marquette in the poll.
Division 2 is loaded with area teams in the state coaches' poll. Waterloo leads way for the area in Division 3.