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Friday - March 16, 2018 1:51 am

Only 6 times has boys and girls hoops teams won WIAA title in same season. Bangor looks to make it 7

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The halls will be empty at Bangor schools today. The town might be empty, as well.

The Bangor boys basketball team begins its half of a quest to achieve the almost unheard of in Wisconsin high school sports.

Since 1976, when girls started going to a state basketball tournament, only six high schools have produced a boys and girls champion in the same season.

A week ago, the Bangor girls basketball team won a WIAA Division 5 state title 39-29 over top-ranked and previously undefeated Black Hawk, finishing the season 26-3.

At 9:05 a.m. today from the Kohl Center in Madison, the No. 2-ranked Bangor boys (25-1) try to match their counterparts, up against Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran (15-12).

The last time both a boys and a girls basketball team won state in the same season was 1991. The last time the Bangor boys went to the state tournament was 1936.

Aside from the girls state title last week, the Bangor football team also won a state championship in the fall.

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Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds is the News Director at Midwest Family Broadcasting. He covers the internecine agonies of La Crosse city hall. He really likes basketball.

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