As we are now in the swing of the winter sports season with all sports now competing, we will be previewing the week ahead in local high school sports every Tuesday, and we start previewing a busy week.

Game of the Week

Colby @ Stratford Girls Basketball, Friday at 7:15PM

Both teams will be looking to build on last year’s success in this non-conference game, with both teams falling in the regional finals a year ago. Stratford has a big win over Edgar a week ago and will travel to take on Tomah tonight and Rib Lake on Thursday. Colby is 1-1 on the year with a loss to open the season to a good Columbus Catholic team and then getting a win a week ago, taking down a traditional Cloverbelt power in Owen-Withee. Colby plays Gilman Thursday night leading into this big matchup.

Rivalry Game

Spencer @ Columbus Boys Basketball, Friday at 7:15PM

A matchup of familiar foes, many of these players just finished playing as teammates during the football season and will now meet as opponents on the basketball court. It will be interesting to see how Columbus Catholic fills the large shoes left by Tyler Fuerlinger and Hunter Schultz and others from last years state semifinals team.

We will be streaming both games, find our full streaming schedule and more at focusonmarshfield.com/sports

All area games this week

(games in bold will be live streamed at focusonmarshfield.com/sports)

Thursday
Girls Basketball

Northland Lutheran @ Pittsville 7:30PM
Owen-Withee @ Spencer 7:15PM
Columbus @ Granton 7:15PM
Stratford @ Rib Lake 7:15PM Rib Lake High School
Auburndale @ Athens 7:15PM Athens High School

Swimming

Stevens Point @ Marshfield 5:30PM

Friday
Boys Basketball

Spencer @ Columbus Catholic 7:15PM
Auburndale @ Athens 7:15PM
DePere @ Marshfield 7:15PM
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran @ Pittsville 7:30PM
Stratford @ Rib Lake 7:15PM

Girls Basketball

Colby @ Stratford 7:15PM Stratford High School

Wrestling

Spencer/Columbus @ Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 7:00PM

Girls Hockey

Fox Valley Stars @ Rapids/Point/Marsh/Waup Girls Hockey 7:00PM
Waupaca Expo Center

Saturday
Wrestling

Stratford Wrestling Tournament 9:00AM
Auburndale Wrestling @ Black River Falls 10:15AM

Girls Hockey

Stoughton @ Rapids/Point/Marsh/Waup Girls Hockey 3:00PM
Waupaca Expo Center

Monday
Boys Basketball

Loyal @ Stratford 7:15PM

Tuesday
Boys Basketball

Pittsville @ Spencer 7:15PM
Marshfield @ La Crosse Central 7:15PM

Girls Basketball

Marathon @ Auburndale 7:15PM
Spencer @ Gilman 7:15PM
Stratford @ Wausau Newman 7:15PM
Pittsville @ Tri-County 7:30PM

Boys Hockey

Stevens Point @ Marshfield 7:00PM

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