If you carry a golf bag for Arrowhead High School near Hartland, these dates are already circled on your 2018 calendar: June 5 and Oct. 9.
If 2018 is anything like 2017, those are the dates that space will need to be cleared in the school's trophy case for more hardware from the WIAA state boys and girls golf tournaments, respectively. Hey, it could happen. Again.
After earning a school-year sweep of the 2016-17 state championships, the Warhawks made it a calendar-year sweep when the girls team repeated as Division 1 state champions in October. Four months earlier, the boys had out-dueled Milwaukee Marquette for the large-schools title at University Ridge.
Junior Emily Lauterbach finished third in defense of her WIAA Division 1 state individual title. Until then, she and Piercen Hunt — a freshman who won the 2017 Division 1 state boys title by five strokes — were reigning state champions individually on teams that owned the gold trophies.
By the way, Hunt will be a sophomore this spring and Lauterbach will be a senior this fall so the foundation for another championship run is there.
For now, Arrowhead has the distinction of being the first school to hold both large-schools state titles in the same calendar year since Madison West did it in 1976. Green Bay Notre Dame held the Division 2 boys title and the Division 1 girls title in 2007 and Madison Edgewood held both Division 2 titles in 2009.
Meanwhile, the Warhawks dominance in high school golf this year has earned them the No. 11 spot in Wisconsin.Golf's top 17 stories of 2017.
Seeman shoots final-round 74 to edge Kettle Moraine's Abby Cavaiani by two shots, but Arrowhead pulls away to capture its fourth state title.
Her even-par 72 put the defending state champion Warhawks atop the leaderboard with a 312 total and a comfortable lead on the Red Hawks.
His 3-under-par 69 on the final day of what turned into a 36-hole showdown with defending champion Milwaukee Marquette accomplished everything Hunt set out to accomplish on another glorious day at University Ridge GC. It gave him a five-stroke victory over Bay Port junior Jed Baranczyk and it gave his Warhawks (299-602) a four-stroke victory over the Hilltoppers (302-606).
MADISON — Piercen Hunt might be fresh to the WIAA Division 1 state boys golf scene, but the Hartland Arrowhead freshman has been around long e…
A look back at the final day of the 2017 WIAA state boys golf tournament.