The Chi-Hi, Cadott, Stanley-Boyd and McDonell football teams will open the postseason with road games, according to playoff pairings released early Saturday morning. Gilman earned a top seed in the eight-man field and will start the playoffs at home.
The Gilman football team ran for 439 yards with Grady Kroeplin rushing for 250 yards and five touchdowns as the Pirates capped an unbeaten regular season with a 58-24 win over McDonell on Friday at Dorais Field to capture the outright Central Wisconsin West Conference eight-man title.
Hailey Golden and Peyton Watson won two events each with Watson setting two new pool records and one new school record for the Chi-Hi girls swim team in a dual win over Eau Claire Memorial on Thursday.
The Cadott football team clinched its first playoff berth since 2005 on Friday evening, routing Dunn-St. Croix Conference champion Spring Valley 28-6 in Cadott. Gavin Tegels ran for two touchdowns while Tristan Drier and Tegels each threw for a score in the win.
The Chi-Hi volleyball team had a successful regular season with 35 wins and multiple tournament victories. Now a veteran and versatile Cardinal squad enters the postseason aiming for even more success as a No. 2 seed in its Division 1 sectional.
The McDonell boys cross country team continued its Cloverbelt Conference domination on Saturday by winning both individual and team championships. Dan Anderson won the boys race with a time of 17 minutes, 1.9 seconds to take his third straight individual race championship.