Despite having nearly a month’s worth of possible competition dates available so far, the spring sports season’s start feels anything but official yet. Once again, due to our regularly scheduled spring weather, our area sports teams have struggled to properly get into a groove thus far this season with most teams canceling or postponing more contests than playing anything.
There are dominating pitching performances, and then there’s what Bangor senior Ashton Michek did against Melrose-Mindoro. Michek was nearly untouchable against the Mustangs, throwing a no-hitter while striking out 18 batters in seven superb innings of work.
The Cashton Eagles and Brookwood Falcons are both moving onto the offseason after seeing their seasons end in the opening round of this year’s high school girls’ basketball playoffs.
As the Bangor boys’ basketball team prepares to try and make another deep postseason run, they’ll do so from a familiar position: as a No. 1 seed.
The Bangor girls’ basketball team has already punched their ticket to the regional semifinals. They’ve done so without picking up a basketball.
After suffering a conference loss for the first time in six years, the Bangor boys’ basketball team got right back to their winning ways one night later — and clinched a share of yet another Scenic Bluffs championship to boot.
For six years, the Bangor Cardinals have ruled over Scenic Bluffs boys’ basketball with an iron grip. That all came to an end late last week against an opponent that has consistently been one of the Cardinals’ toughest matchups in conference play over the past several years: the Royall Panthers.
The Bangor Cardinals left no doubt this season as to who still runs the Scenic Bluffs Conference in girls’ basketball. After securing their eighth straight conference title, Bangor took it a step further and finished off a perfect 14-0 league campaign.
The Bangor Cardinals have spent the 2021-22 season cementing their status as one of Wisconsin’s top Division 5 high school girls’ basketball teams and asserting themselves as a clear contender for a state championship. Their potential path to Green Bay was revealed when the WIAA released girls’ basketball postseason brackets for all five divisions on Sunday, February 13.
It came by the narrowest of margins, but the Bangor girls’ basketball team is still unbeaten this year in Scenic Bluffs play.
Bangor’s shot at clinching their sixth consecutive Scenic Bluffs boys’ basketball championship will have to wait until next week.
It’s been a hell of a long time since the Bangor Cardinals dropped a game in Scenic Bluffs play. Long enough, in fact, that they’ve built up the longest active conference winning streak in all of Wisconsin high school boys’ basketball.
Leading by four at the half against Onalaska Luther, Bangor was in prime position to tally a marquee victory early in this 2021-22 campaign. However, a stagnant second half sunk the Cardinals and stuck them with their first loss of the season.