(WFRV) – The final weeks of the high school basketball regular season are nearing their climax, and conference titles are being decided at several venues around northeastern Wisconsin.
In this edition of High School Sports Xtra, we recap an exciting game of the week with Fox Valley Lutheran winning a tie for the North Eastern Conference crown. We also discuss the hockey playoffs with Notre Dame head coach Cory McCracken, our Team of the Week awards, and a countdown to our top 5 home plays.
This week’s show features an amazing comeback story on the wrestling mat. Luxembourg-Casco’s Max Runesmann, the quarterback who fractured his fibula in a soccer game on Sept. 23, has reinstated his card to the state championship for his wrestling title defense just five months after sustaining a leg injury.
Click the videos below to see the full show.
Game of the Week: FVL beats Little Chute, tied for NEC rankings
Fox Valley Lutheran and Little Chute are now tied at the top of the North Eastern Conference standings with one game remaining in the regular season.
Scout: Corey McCracken, Notre Dame hockey coach
Down 23-0 and ranked first in Division 1, the Notre Dame Tritons are set to face Fond du Lac in a sectional semi-final on Tuesday.
Exceptional athlete: Max Ronsmann from Luxembourg-Casco
Luxembourg-Cascu midfielder suffered a worst-case scenario in September, fracturing his fibula on the football field. Just four months later, he returned to sporting competition on mat wrestling, pinning his first opponent and picking up right where he left off in his official title defense.
Learn about Ronsman’s journey back to health and back to a state championship in the Xceptional Sports Feature.
Team of the Week, Top 5 Plays, Rewind Local 5
The West De Pere girls’ basketball team won the Team of the Week award after defeating New London to claim the Bay Conference title.
*** CORRECTION: Top Play #4 should refer to Menasha’s Lillie Banks, not Eve Rausch. Four female bluejay wrestlers have advanced to the state tournament.