Jared Krattiger, Waterford
Hayden Halter, Burlington
Jared Krattiger and Hayden Halter are on opposite ends of the high school age spectrum, but they have one thing in common — a state wrestling title.
Krattiger, a Waterford senior and Halter, a Burlington freshman, brought home the gold Saturday from the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Krattiger was dominant in the championship match at 182 pounds, scoring a 14-6 major decision over senior Isaac Lahr of Holmen, to finish his senior season with a 50-1 record. Leading up to the final, he had two pins and a technical fall.
For Halter (48-2), it could be the beginning of a fantastic prep career. The freshman led 4-0 after two periods of the 106-pound title match and he allowed only a stalling point in a 5-1 victory over sophomore Justin Groshek of Stevens Point.
Katie Rohner, Waterford
You might be hard-pressed to find any high school girls basketball player in the area who had a better week than Katie Rohner did.
The Waterford High School sophomore 5-foot-6 guard had three games with at least 25 points and nine rebounds as the Wolverines advanced to the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinals.
Last Tuesday, in a first-round game against Delavan-Darien at Waterford, Rohner had 25 points, 11 steals and 10 rebounds for a triple-double in a 54-32 victory.
On Friday, Rohner had 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 46-42 victory at Burlington.
Saturday, she capped off her week with 26 points and 12 rebounds in a 51-45 upset victory at Union Grove.
Prairie boys basketball
The Hawks had just one game last week, but it was quite a game and quite a milestone.
Prairie beat St. Catherine’s 69-66 at St. Catherine’s in the Metro Classic Conference finale for both teams, rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to clinch the outright MCC title.
Prairie coach Jason Atanasoff said it was the first time Prairie had won at St. Catherine’s, at least in his tenure.
Senior JC Butler, who is the Hawks’ all-time leading scorer with 1,999 points, had 35 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way against the Angels, and Troy Mikaelian added 16 points.