Richter, a 6-foot center, has been a key cog in the Hornets’ success this season, and she continued to make a major impact in a pair of Central Wisconsin Conference-10 contests. Richter contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots in a 43-36 win over Tigerton on Tuesday. She also led Rosholt with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Port Edwards on Thursday. Richter leads the Hornets in scoring and rebounding with respective averages of 15.1 and 9.1 per game.
The Thunderbirds feature a balanced attack, and Fischer is one of a handful of players who can grab the spotlight in any game. A long, athletic 5-foot-7 guard, Fischer stepped to the forefront with 19 points in a 64-29 rout of Manawa in Central Wisconsin Conference-8 action Thursday. Fischer followed that up with a strong all-around performance in a 47-36 loss to Auburndale, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot. Fischer ranks second on the T-Birds in scoring at 12.7 points per game and tops the team in rebounding (5.4).
One of the mainstays as the Panthers earned a fourth consecutive Wisconsin Valley Conference championship, Harris showed off his individual talents at the WIAA Division 1 sectional in Hudson on Saturday. Harris won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 52.57 seconds to qualify for the state meet this week at the UW Natatorium in Madison. Harris also finished second in the 50 free (22.36) to meet the state qualifying time in the event. He will be joined as an individual by Tom Negaard, who qualified in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Harris and Negaard are also on the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams headed to state.
Lawlis (34-4) continued to enjoy a highly successful senior season by capturing a Division 3 regional championship at 220 pounds on Saturday. Lawlis entered the tournament series with a 31-4 record and earned a bye into the regional championship match. Lawlis brought home the title with a convincing 9-2 decision over Dylan Kearney of Amherst. A week earlier, Lawlis won a Central Wisconsin Conference title with a 7-4 decision over Bonduel’s Bennett Gunderson. Lawlis is ranked sixth in the weight division by Wisconsin Wrestling Online.