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Ryan Larson is state champion; SCC girls basketball beaten in regional final

It was the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows at St. Croix Central on Saturday night.

St. Croix Central junior Ryan Larson became a state champion, winning the 195-pound Division 2 state championship at the 2018 WIAA state championships at the Kohl Center in Madison. Larson won an incredibly intense match, scoring a takedown 54 seconds into overtime to defeat Prairie du Chien senior Stephen Ronnfeldt.

Larson finishes the season with a 20-2 record. He is one of two Middle Border Conference wrestlers to win state championships. Ellsworth's Sam Stuhl won the Division 2 138-pound state title, making him a four-time state champion.

Hopes were high that Saturday would also bring good news for the St. Croix Central girls basketball team. Unfortunately, the Panthers could never get their offense rolling and they were knocked out in the Division 3 regional final by Bloomer, 50-38.

St. Croix Central senior Mia Krogseng scored 11 points in Saturday's game. During the game, she became the Panthers' all-time leading scorer, finishing her career with 1,518 points.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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