Lady Vikings earn state berth

For the third time in school history, the Colfax girls’ basketball team will showcase their talents in the WIAA state tournament after defeating Colby 42-34 in the sectional final game held March 9 in Chippewa Falls.

The team made their last trip to state in 2008, losing  a first round game in Madison to Markesan 41-35 and were also in Madison in 1994, dropping the first round contest 52-51 to Niagara. This year, the state tournament for the girls will be held at the Resch Center in Green Bay with the Colfax team playing the second game of the evening session for Division 4 at 8:15 Thursday night. It should be a tough battle as the Vikings will take their 25-1 record and number 2 state ranking up against The Prairie School, a private school from the Racine area which has a 24-2 record and won the Metro Classic Conference. The Hawks are also highly ranked and are led by college Division 1 recruit Gaby Ortiz.

Colfax coach Joe Doucette who has been the leader of the Vikings in all three state appearances knows the competition will be tough in Green Bay.

“Division 4 is always one of the toughest fields at state,” he said. “The Prairie School is good. They have one of the state’s best players and a strong supporting cast. We will have to play great to hang in there,” he added.

Tickets are being sold at the high school and fan bus information is available by calling 715-962-3155.