The proposed "multiplier" rule won't go into effect for WIAA tournaments in the 2014-15 school year, but the differences between public and private school athletics in Wisconsin high schools will remain a hot topic for at least the next year.
The Madison 56ers will have a new home field, a new regional set-up and new opponents during their fifth season in the Women's Premier Soccer League.
The same four teams that entered the Wisconsin Open Cup last fall entered this spring's state Amateur Cup. But the two sides that made the Open Cup final – and have contested most of the recent state cup finals – were drawn together.
Racine Prairie School has split its first six matches of the prep girls season, but still ascended to the top spot in this week's Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 4 state poll.
Taylor Diem (Middleton) and Eccleshill United are finishing a successful season in the Northern Counties East First Division – they're 21-9-9, good for 72 points and seventh place in the 22-team league in England's 10th Division with three matches left. But Eccleshill United has really excelled in cup competitions.
FC Wisconsin Nationals had a great weekend, with their three teams going unbeaten in six matches against Vardar and Crew Soccer Academy Wolves in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play at the club's complex in Germantown.
Another week, another shutout for Alex Horwath (UW).
Forward Reid Stevenson (Sturgeon Bay) scored a pair of second-half goals as FC Wisconsin Nationals rallied for a 2-1 victory over St. Louis Scott Gallagher-Missouri in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-17/18 match last Saturday in Fenton, Mo.
There was plenty of movement in the second Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state girls rankings of the season, with seven teams moving into the polls.
The WIAA released finalized brackets for this spring's girls soccer tournament series on Monday, and all but two of the 16 sectionals will feature two eight-team groupings.
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April 19, 1936: Henry Kaercher had a hat trick in a four-goal second half as Milwaukee's Vienna AC surged to a 4-1 victory over the Simmons Blues in Kenosha, claiming the Wisconsin State Challenge Cup 7-2 on aggregate. The home side took the lead through Bob Patterson in the first half, pulling within 3-2 in the two-game, total-goal series, but Vienna took advantage of a strong wind at their backs after the break and won the Challenge Cup for the second straight year.