The McDonell boys basketball team has earned a No. 1 seed in its Division 5 sectional and will host No. 4 Drummond in the semifinals.
Sectionals across the state were reseeded following Saturday's regional championship games and the Macks (14-4) are the No. 1 seed and will host the Lumberjacks in the semifinals in a matchup on Wednesday evening. The game will be played on Wednesday as to not conflict with the McDonell girls basketball's Division 5 state tournament squad which plays on Thursday in La Crosse.
The McDonell boys basketball team pulled away to a 71-50 victory over Owen-Withee on Saturday evening in a Division 5 regional final matchup at McDonell, the seventh consecutive regional title for the Macks.
Drummond (12-4) defeated South Shore 56-49 in a regional championship game on Saturday.
No. 2 Northwood (14-4) will host No. 3 Turtle Lake (15-6) in the other semifinal in Minong with the two winners moving on to meet Saturday for a sectional championship with the highest remaining seed hosting the sectional title matchup.
Logan Hughes led all scorers with 25 points and the McDonell boys basketball team made 12 3-pointers overall in a 63-51 Division 5 sectional championship victory over Turtle Lake on Saturday, sending the Macks back to the state tournament.
The McDonell boys basketball team limited Drummond to just two made field goals over the final 11 minutes of a 53-38 Division 5 sectional semifinal victory on Wednesday at McDonell. The win advances the Macks to the sectional finals for the seventh year in a row.
The McDonell girls basketball team cut a 14-point deficit to one late in the second half before Wisconsin Rapids Assumption held on for a 46-43 victory in a Division 5 state semifinal matchup at the La Crosse Center.
The McDonell boys basketball team has utilized several different looks on defense in its push to a seventh straight Division 5 sectional final. But entering Saturday's game with Turtle Lake, the one constant for the Macks is no matter how they lineup to defend, they want to put pressure on the other team.
The McDonell boys basketball team has relied on guard play more this year but has remained just as successful, advancing to Division 5 sectionals for a seventh season in a row leading into Wednesday's semifinal matchup with Drummond.
Joey Schemenauer's overtime game-winning goal delivered the Chippewa Falls/Menomonie girls hockey co-op a state championship on Saturday with a 3-2 win over the University School of Milwaukee in Wisconsin Rapids.