FALL CREEK, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two area schools with state-bound girls basketball teams held pep rallies Wednesday.
The Fall Creek girls basketball team is headed to the WIAA State Girls Basketball Championship Tournament for the first time since 2009. On Wednesday morning, students, faculty and parents held a pep rally for the girls at the high school as they prepared to hit the road to Green Bay. A couple members of the 1984-85 state championship team spoke. They are also the mothers of two members of this year's team.
"You saw it all today, everybody here, community members here, and that's what we're about here," Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo said.
"We are just so proud of these girls. One of the things we like to talk about here is, good things happen to good people, great things happen to great people, and exceptional things happen to exceptional people. These girls are exceptional in every frame of life. They are fantastic and I can't wait to see what they can do in Green Bay."
On Wednesday afternoon, Hayward High School held a Girls Basketball State Bound send off event. Superintendent Craig Olson said there could be 11 buses of fans from the community heading to Green Bay to see the team play. The district will be closed Friday.
"Everybody from the community is pretty jacked," Olson said. "There was no way we could have school. We don't have enough buses."
Fall Creek is scheduled to play in a Division 4 Semifinal game against Marathon Thursday night. Hayward plays in the second Division 3 Semifinal game against Xavier on Friday. The championship games for both divisions are scheduled for Saturday. River Falls plays in a Division 2 Semifinal game on Friday afternoon against Cedarburg. The games will be played at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Watch SportScene 13 on Thursday and Friday for coverage of Fall Creek, Hayward, and River Falls at the state tournament.