McDonell and Colfax Headed to State; Clayton Falls to Drummond

The McDonell Macks will make their first ever WIAA state boy's basketball tournament appearance after beating Benton 72-64 on Saturday. While Colfax returns to Madison for the 1st time since 1978 with a 55-41 in over Boyceville.

For McDonell, the victory improves them to 25-3 on the season. They will take on Sheboygan Lutheran in the Division 5 state semifinals on Thursday at 1:35 at the Kohl Center.

Colfax improves to 23-2 on the season. The will face state powerhouse Dominican in the state semifinals Thursday night at 8:15.

In Division 5, Clayton's bid for a third straight trip to state fell short as they lost to Drummond 36-34 in the sectional final held at Spooner. Drummond will make their first state appearance since 1997.

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  • by Lori Halpin on Mar 10, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    Trivia: Two of the starters for Colfax have fathers who played on the championship team in 1978. Mike Kiekhaefer and Bob Fehr.
  • by Bach on Mar 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    Congratulations to McDonnell! We wish you well as you represent Chippewa in the tournament. Have a wonderful and safe time, and do well!
  • by Benny Location: Chippewa Falls on Mar 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    Besides the Drummond being at the state tourney in 1997, exactly 50 years ago they defeated Park Falls in Spooner to get to state in 1962.
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