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Juda-Albany wins state title
Juda-Albany senior Chelsea Burkhalter holds the state championship trophy along with junior Hailey Kammerer looking on after the Panthers defeated Stevens Point Pacelli 2-1 Saturday at Goodman Diamond in Madison. (Times photo: Mark Nesbitt)
When Juda-Albany junior pitcher Nicki Becker got Stevens Point Pacelli's Cailin Firkus to ground out to third in the bottom of the seventh inning at Goodman Diamond on Saturday, she tossed her glove in the air and the celebration began: The Panthers had just edged Pacelli 2-1 in the WIAA Division 4 state championship game for their first state title in softball.