St. Croix Valley Fusion senior Devin Roen of River Falls holds up the sectional championship plaque and lets out a yell while being mobbed by her teammates Friday night in Hudson.
The Fusion clinched their first-ever trip to the girls' state hockey tournament with a 6-3 victory over Hayward. The next day, sophomore Megan Brown of the Wildcat gymnastics team (inset) gives freshman Amanda Guise a big squeeze at the sectional gymnastics tournament at the high school.
The Wildcats won their eighth straight sectional championship, and trip to state, with a new school record score of 146.475. See Sports, page B1, for all the details.