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Members of the Wildcat girls cross country team are all smiles as they display their sectional championship plaque. Pictured are Aislin Pomfret, Hanna Gribble, Kylee McLain, Natalie Powell, Ellie Nelson, Paige Skorseth, Annie Frisbie and Ali Casey.

Cats set to invade state meet this Saturday

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Wildcat cross country coach Pat Lorentz had high hopes both the boys' and girls' teams would earn trips to state this season. That's why he described his feelings after Saturday's sectional meet in Tomah as bittersweet.


The Wildcat girls won their third straight sectional title to punch their return ticket to state. But an injury to senior captain Salvador Bastien resulted in the boys coming up one place short of qualifying as a team.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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