Another year is upon us, and once again the Oostburg girls basketball team is staking its claim as the top squad in the area.
The Flying Dutchmen are the lone ranked team in the latest WisSports.net/Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association poll, coming in at No. 10 in Division 3.
And just last Friday, Oostburg knocked off former Formidable Five No. 1 Sheboygan Falls 50-48 in a thriller in Oostburg.
Tonight, the Dutch have a chance to do it again, as they head to Sheboygan to take on current No. 1 Sheboygan North in what has become an intense annual game.
The two have played each other every year since the 2004-05 series, with the Golden Raiders holding a 5-3 edge over the Dutchmen, and having won four straight.
Last season, North won by two — 41-39 — on Dec. 10, 2011 at Oostburg to drop the Dutch to 2-4 on the season. Following that loss, Oostburg rattled off 21-straight wins before coming up short to Kewaunee in the Division 3 state championship.
This year, both enter with strong records — North is 7-1, Oostburg is 6-2 — which should give fans another entertaining game in this great rivalry.