Aidan Medora took second place in the WIAA D2 sectional at Richland Center on Feb. 18. Medora pinned his first opponent in the second period and beat his second opponent in a 6-0 decision.
In the championship match, Medora was defeated in a 3-1 decision by the undefeated Dustin Hatfield. In the wrestle-off for second place, Medora defeated Chase Katzenmeyer (33-3) in a 4-3 decision. Medora will be wrestling at the WIAA state individual from Feb. 23-25 at the Kohl Center.
— Coach Aaron Ensley
The boys varsity basketball team played three conference game in four days last week, starting Feb. 13 when BA hosted Living Word Lutheran. BA raced out to a 58-29 lead at halftime and cruised to an 88-53 win.
The Blue Knights were led by Aidan Clarey with 27 points and Alex Setzer with 26 points. Guard Jack Cahalane added 17 points and eight assists. Alex Balistreri was a force on the boards, collecting a career-high seven rebounds.
Next up was Midwest Classic Conference powerhouse Messmer on Feb. 14. The Blue Knights were able to overcome a very physical battle to emerge with a 76-72 victory. The Blue Knights were led in scoring by Setzer with 23, Clarey with 20 and Zach Krohn with 12 points. Daniel Halquist added 9 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Cahalane executed a perfect floor game, distributing nine assists with two key steals.
Finally, the Blue Knights traveled to USM on Feb. 16 to play the Wildcats. Unfortunately, BA could not keep the lead late and lost, 73-60. Setzer had an impressive stat line with 21 points, 27 rebounds and seven blocked shots. It wasn’t enough, as BA fell into a tie for second place in the Midwest Classic Conference with Messmer. Both schools will be pulling for Lake Country Lutheran to upset USM on Feb. 23 in order for a chance to tie for the conference championship.
Brookfield Academy was given the No. 6 seed in its WIAA Division 3 sectional. BA will host a first-round matchup with No. 11 seed Milwaukee Carmen out of the City Conference. The winner will advance to play at Dominican on Friday, March 3.
— Coach Pat Clarey