Local, collegiate and pro sports odds and ends:
*The high school winter sports season has now concluded with the WIAA Boys State Basketball Championships taking place last weekend at the La Crosse Center and Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh. The Trailways Conference-East Division comes away as the big winner sporting two state champions. In Division 5, Hustisford, the team that bumped Stockbridge from post season play, defeated Chippewa Falls McDonell Central Catholic in the finals, while in Division 4, Oshkosh Lourdes had the most memorable game as they rallied from down 20 points to stun Racine Prairie School, 43-41, on a last second shot.
*Racine St. Catherine’s rolled to the Division 3 title beating Lake Country Lutheran. Had Kiel won their sectional semifinal game versus Milwaukee Academy of Science, St. Cate’s would have been their opponent in the sectional final. The Division 2 crown goes to Pewaukee and Wauwatosa East pulled away in the second half to beat Kimberly in the D1 championship.
*Opening day for the Milwaukee Brewers is just three weeks away. The organization announced that they will allow 25 percent capacity at American Family Insurance Field to start the season, and hopefully more as the COVID situation improves. On a down side, no tailgating will be allowed.
*It is March Madness with college conference tournaments wrapping up this week leading to Selection Sunday when the field of 68 Division 1 teams will be released between 4:30 and 5 pm this Sunday on CBS. The four play-in games will be next week Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Indianapolis and opening round games next Thursday. The entire tournament takes place in venues around Indianapolis.