Augusta cross country runner Beth Boone cross the finish line at the Dairyland Conference MeetFall Creek volleyball player Gianna Vollrath goes for a spike attempt vs. Marshfield ColumbusAugusta quarterback Traven Fabian with the ball.

Local teams take part in prep playoff action

High school athletic teams from Augusta and Fall Creek will take part in WIAA tournament and playoff action this weekend.

Fall Creek's volleyball team starts off the weekend with a Division 3 regional tournament semifinal match vs. West Cloverbelt rival Thorp. The Crickets are ranked No. 6 in the state and have the top seed in the tournament. If FC wins Thursday, Oct. 24 at home they will be back at home again for the regional championship match Saturday, Oct. 26, also at 7 p.m.

Friday night, Oct. 25 features football and the Augusta High School football team is in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. The Beavers, 6-3 overall, are at Blair-Taylor, Dairyland Conference champions for this season with the kick-off at 7 p.m. in a Level 1 match-up. The Beavers led the Wildcats when the two teams met in Augusta a few weeks ago 3-0 at halftime and 9-7 in the third quarter before falling 23-9. The Beavers have assured themselves their first winning season since 2004. Last week Augusta quarterback Traven Fabian scored five touchdowns to help his team clinch a playoff spot with a 36-7 win at Cochrane-Fountain City.

On Saturday, FC and Augusta's cross country teams will be in Boyceville at Tiffany Creek Elementary School for the WIAA Division 3 Sectional Meet. Both the Augusta boys team and Fall Creek girls team have solid shots of advancing to the state meet if they finish as one of the top two teams. They will be competing against top-ranked opponents such as the Cloverbelt Conference Champion Chippewa Falls McDonell Boys Team, and the Glenwood City and Durand girls' squads. And if not teams then certainly as potential Top 5 individuals not on a qualifying team, such Fall Creek's freshman Jenna Anders who won the Cloverbelt meet last weekend or Augusta sophomore Bailey Peterson.

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