Having set the school record for most wins in a single season (23), the Hawks now have their eyes on Prairie's first boys' hoops title since 1982.
In late February the boys’ basketball team secured their fifth straight regional title. A memorable season was guaranteed.
They took their memory-making a step further last Saturday by defeating Cuba City, the state’s top ranked team in D4, on their home floor for the sectional title.
Now they are two games away from making it a season that will live forever in Prairie lore.
With the win over Cuba City, the Hawks advanced to the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament. #1-seeded TPS (23-3) plays Luther (19-1) at 9:05AM on Friday, 3/5. The winner advances to the state final that evening.
“We’re hoping to get two more,” Coach Jason Atanasoff told the Journal Times following the Cuba City game. “That’s the ultimate goal and this group is capable of it.”
WIAA Division 4 State Semifinal
(1) The Prairie School (23-3) vs (4) Onalaska Luther (19-1)
Friday, March 5th at 9:05AM
The La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI
If Prairie wins…
They face the winner of (2) Lourdes Academy (23-5) and (3) Edgar (23-2) at 6:35PM on Friday night.
How to Watch
- The game will be aired live on CBS 58 WMLW Milwaukee and via stream on their website.
- WXOW in La Crosse will air the games live online.
- You can also stream games live on the Magic of March app.
Additional Information & Coverage
- WIAA State Apparel Order Form
- WIAA State Tournament Program
- Prairie Out to Cap a Magical Season (3/4/21), Racine Journal Times
- Luther High School Prepares to Send Boys’ to State Tournament for the First Time (3/3/21), WXOW La Crosse
- Nesbitt Found Himself as a Person, Player at Prairie (3/2/21) Racine Journal Times
- Prairie Defeats Top-Ranked Cuba City, Headed to State (2/28/21), Racine Journal Times
- How Jayce Jaramillo Used His Rubik’s Cube Obsession to Become a 3-Point Sharpshooter (2/23/21), Racine Journal Times