MADISON - The state title run is over for the Oshkosh West and Appleton East softball teams. However, New London will play for a state final on Saturday.
New London beat Monroe 6-0, in a game where the Irish broke out with a three run first which they made hold up. They will take on Baldwin-Woodville in the finals Saturday.
The Patriots gave up a run in the ninth to lose to Menomonee Falls in extras, the only run of the game. The Patriots managed only two hits to lose it 1-0.
The Wildcats fell 1-0 to Kenosha Bradford in a state quarterfinal game in Madison on Thursday morning.
It's the first time Oshkosh West has been shut out this season.
Bradford pitcher Mackenzie Walker was dominant, giving up no runs on four hits with 14 strikeouts over seven ininings. West's Callie Troutfetter was great, but gave up the lone run on seven hits over seven strong innings with four strikeouts.
The decisive run scored when Bradford third baseman Emily Hastings hit a chopper up the middle in the top of the fifth inning. West's Bailey Schultz came up firing in center field, but catcher Meg Krautsch couldn't hold on at home plate and Jamie Lalko slid in to home to score.
Oshkosh West finishes the season with a 19-3 record. Kenosha Bradford improves to 21-5 and will face the winner of the Stevens Point, Germantown game at 6 p.m. on Friday night in Madison.
Two Oshkosh North players had to be taken off the field in ambulances after colliding in the Division 2 championship game Friday, but their injuries apparently are not as serious as first thought.
Despite all its dominance this season Shiocton entered Thursday's Division 6 state title football game with a healthy respect for Darlington.
Gov. Scott Walker still won't say whether he will sign a bill making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames.