Press-Gazette Media’s 11th annual Preppie Awards honor the best of the high school sports season. Check back tomorrow for the school of the year and Hall of Fame awards, and check out Sunday’s Press-Gazette for a story and complete awards list.
Boys team of the year
Bay Port track and field
No area school had won a Division 1 state track and field championship since 1954 before the Pirates finally ended the drought this year.
They beat runner-up Wisconsin Lutheran 67-48 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse to win the D1 title, recording the most points in the division since 2002. Bay Port placed in 10 of its state-high 14 events.
Girls team of the year
Green Bay Notre Dame cross-country
The Tritons won the D2 state championship at the Ridges Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids in November, finally earning a title after two straight runner-up finishes.
Top-ranked Notre Dame beat McFarland by eight points to win the program’s first championship.