By Stephen Eibes —
Men’s basketball finished their season with a loss to University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. They kept with the second ranked Warhawks for most of the game, and at one point had a five-point lead, but Whitewater pulled away in the final 10 minutes and eventually won 86-77. This loss put the Blue Devils at 3-22 overall and 0-16 in conference play. They now say farewell to lone senior Jarvis Ragland (Sr, Milwaukee, Wis.) and are looking to improve next season.
Katelynne Folkers (Sr, Fall Creek, Wis.) scored a career high 20 points in her final game, but it wasn’t enough; the Blue Devils fell to UW–Whitewater in the final seconds last weekend to lose 69-66. The women’s team finished the season 6-19 overall and 4-12 in conference play. They will say goodbye to a total of six seniors, and will look to try to cultivate some young talent for next year.
Men’s Ice Hockey
The University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s ice hockey team was the only winter sport to make it to the postseason. They fell in the first round of the WIAC tournament in an overtime loss to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Craig Lindegard (So, Hallock, Minn.) scored a goal with 11 seconds to go to force the game to overtime, but the Pointers kept Stout at bay, and won the game 4-3. They finished 8-17-1 overall and 3-9-0 in conference play.
The women’s gymnastics squad has performed well this season. Last weekend, they broke the vault and balance beam school records with scores of 47.800 on vault and 46.975. Kaylee Jondahl (So, Elk River, Minn.) tied the Stout record on vault with a score of 9.700. The squad will head to the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Friday March 6 to face the Blugolds in their last meet of the regular season.
In their third matchup of the season, the softball team swept St. Olaf College 3-1 and then 10-0 to bring their record to 3-3 on the young season. Tori Workman (Jr, Prior Lake, Minn.) struck out nine, and Abbey Ball (Fr, Austin, Minn.) came in to record the save in the first game for the Blue Devils. In both games, Sara Griesbach went 4-6 at the plate, scoring two runs and recorded one RBI. The team will head to Clermont, Fla. to play in the National Training Center College Spring Games over spring break.
Track and Field
Last week, both the men’s and women’s team competed in the WIAC Indoor Conference Tournament. Kevin Salverson (Jr, Maple Lake, Minn.) Ethan Schoen (So, Fall Creek, Minn.) and Logan Loeffler (So, Hortonville, Wis.) placed sixth, seventh and eighth overall for the Blue Devils. On the women’s side, Laurisa Tittered (Jr, Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Kathleen Thorn (Jr, West Salem, Wis.) both won individual titles, and 4×400 relay team beat the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by .08 seconds to win the conference title.