MADISON – Newman Catholic singles player Grace Larrain and the doubles team of Toni Rufledt and Carly Maves will play in WIAA Division 2 state semifinal matches today, with a chace to play for a championship later in the day.
In Division 1, Gabi Kitchell of D.C. Everest and Emily Luetschweger of SPASH lost quarterfinal matches in straight sets and will face each other at least a fourth time this season in a colsoation match today.
Larrain and the Newman doubles players both won twice Friday.
The top-seeded Larrain will face No. 5 Michelle Sikes in the semifinal. In the other semifinal are No. 2 Jenna Zimmermann and No. 3 Tallie Piaskowski of Manitowoc Roncalli.
Also from Newman, No. 2-seeded Rufledt and Maves will face No. 3 Julia Veitinger and Taylor Benard of Milwaukee University School. In the other semifinal are top-seeded Maddy Brown and Hayley Clope of Racine St. Catherine and No. 5 Martha Longley and Grace Siebert of Edgewood Sacred Heart.
Mosinee 41, Rhinelander 7
RHINELANDER – Zach Pyan ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more for Mosinee (7-2 overall, 4-2 Great Northern).
Pyan’s longest scoring runs were 39 and 70 yards, and he finished with 107 yards on nine attempts. He also completed 10 of 15 passes for 215 yards against Rhinelander (1-8, 1-5).
Chris Tomski also rushed for a touchdown, and Elliot Sparby and Zach Bornheimer caught scoring passes.
Merrill 42, Lakeland Union 6
LAKELAND – Alex Klug and Nick Peterson each ran for two touchdowns, and Chaz Mootz ran for one score and threw for another, to receiver Alex Zettler.
Merrill finished the regular season in second place in the Great Northern Conference, with records of 6-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Klug ran 25 times for 102 yards.
Appleton North 42, Wausau East 14
APPLETON – East scored two touchdowns in the second half, after Appleton North took a 42-0 lead into the break.
North limited East (1-8 overall, 1-6 Valley Football Association North) to 123 yards of total offense.
Kimberly 56, D.C. Everest 8
KIMBERLY – Everest (5-4, 4-3) already was playoff eligible before it faced undefeated Kimberly.