The SPASH softball team won the state championship last season, but will face some challenges at the beginning of this season.
They'll also be playing the season with a target on their backs. That comes with winning a state title. SPASH lost six seniors from last year's team. That includes First Team All-State player Kelly Franks, who won 22 of the Panthers' 27 victories.
Coach Tom Drohner says the state title is still within reach; because the current Panthers team boasts one of the best offenses and defenses the team has had since he's been there.
Stanley-Boyd 0 Athens 10 F
Rib Lake 14 Colby 2 F/6 INN
Newman 7 Edgar 3 F
Northland Pines 1 Medford 11 F/5 INN
Weyauwega-Fremont 0 Merrill 10 F/6 INN
Manawa 1 Pacelli 16 F
Stratford 5 Pittsville 3 F
Nekoosa 3 Tomah 2 F
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 2 Tomahawk 5 F
Port Edwards 9 Tri-County 2 F
Stratford 13 Pittsville 1 F
Stanley-Boyd 5 Athens 11 F
Weyauwega-Fremont 5 Iola-Scandinavia 3 F
Manawa 5 Pacelli 9 F
Colby 1 Rib Lake 13 F
Nekoosa 6 Spencer 17 F
Assumption 6 West Salem 0 F
Kimberly 5 DC Everest 0 F