Roughen, a standout in the circle and at the plate, was named the All-Area Player of the Year. She also was the state coaches' selection for the WIAA Division 3 Player of the Year.
Kaukauna junior Skyler Calmes and Sun Prairie freshman Tayler Baker engage in a pitchers' duel in the championship game in Green Bay.
The Crusaders knock out two unbeaten teams, Jefferson and Baldwin-Woodville, to win the Division 2 state title in their first trip to state,
Tayler Baker pitched a shutout and Sophia Royle hit a two-run single to spark a four-run fourth for the Cardinals.
The second-seeded Cardinals oust the Golden Beavers and advance to Monday afternoon's semifinal behind Baker's two-hit pitching and a 13-hit attack.
Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals will be held Monday in Green Bay.
Ellie Rademacher collects three hits and pitcher Tayler Baker allows only one hit in a 15-0, three-inning victory in the WIAA Division 1 sectional title game.
Sun Prairie defeats Holmen 15-0 in three innings during the WIAA Division 1 Sectional Softball Championships at Firefighters Park in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, June 23, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL
The Cardinals take a 3-2 victory to advance to Wednesday's Division 1 sectional final against Holmen at Middleton
The Cardinals defeat the Spartans 11-0 in five innings during a WIAA Division 1 regional final in Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie advances to WIAA Division 1 sectional play behind the team's 11 run scoring outing and pitcher Tayler Baker's one-hit pitching performance in a home against Madison Memorial.
Despite the 7-5 loss, Monona Grove still claims the outright title in the Badger South Conference.
Oregon defeats Monona Grove 7-5 in softball at Oregon High School in Oregon, Wis., Thursday, June 3, 2021. KAYLA WOLF, STATE JOURNAL
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Bye Dietz, a trailblazer in girls hockey in the state, will become the 13th individual from Wisconsin to be inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame.
The games, originally scheduled for June 17-18, now are set for a target date of Aug. 3-4.
Former Verona softball standout Savanna Rainey, who’s been with the University of Wisconsin softball program, plans to transfer to Howard University in Washington D.C. in the fall.
Dan Bayreuther, who coached Fort Atkinson and Janesville Craig, and umpire John Peterson are among those being inducted into the softball coaches' Hall of Fame.
Schipper was a standout in football, basketball and baseball, while Turner was a four-sport athlete: volleyball, gymnastics, softball and track and field. Schipper and Turner have each committed to the University of Wisconsin.
Stoughton's Brady Schipper, left, and Madison La Follette's Tyra Turner, right, talk about being the All-Area Athletes of the Year. Schipper was selected as the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com All-Area Boys Athlete of the Year and Turner was selected as the Wisconsin State Jour…
Madison La Follette's Tyra Turner, the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com All-Area Girls Athlete of the Year for 2017-18, played five sports in in high school: track, gymnastics, volleyball, softball and basketball.
Hauser, who has 25 years with the WIAA, is associate director.