King Generals headed for state
The fourth-ranked Rufus King High School boys basketball team beat Racine Case High School in double-overtime Saturday to advance to the WIAA State Tournament. Rufus King senior Chris Howell led the game with 37 points and 18 rebounds.
Rufus King will face off against two-time defending state champion Germantown in the semifinals on Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Madison's Kohl Center. Rufus King has won five state boys basketball titles (1991, 1984, 1995, 2003 and 2004).
MPS' girls basketball teams from Milwaukee School of Languages, Riverside and Rufus King won regional games Friday before being eliminated on Saturday.
Congratulations King Generals!
Update: A pep rally send-off will be held at Rufus King Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m.
Student Attendance Make-Up Days
As a result of the multiple school cancellations last month due to inclement weather, more student attendance make-up days need to be scheduled in addition to the January 31, 2014 make-up day that took place for the traditional schools and King/Reagan. Below is a list of the additional student attendance make-up days that have been scheduled:
Traditional Calendar Schools:
March 21 and May 16, 2014
- Year-Round Calendar Schools: March 21 and May 16, 2014
- King/Reagan Calendar Schools: March 21, April 21 and May 16, 2014
All school-based staff are expected to report to work as outlined above. Please note that March 21, 2014 is now a work day for all educational assistants/paraprofessionals.
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Extra Credit: Show of sportsmanship
Bradley Tech wrestler Mohammed Fall didn’t take the state title last weekend, but he was a winner in the eyes of many who watched him wrestle in the 152-pound finals.
After losing to Sun Prairie wrestler Jared Scharenbrock in the finals, Mohammed didn’t wait for the referee to raise his opponent’s hand as the victor; he did it himself.
“I was fortunate enough to witness this with my own eyes, and it did make me very proud of [Mohammed’s] poise, grace and class,” said Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association executive director Dave Anderson. “This gesture by Mr. Fall will always afford him my deepest respect and regard. I'm sure his school and coaches must be very proud.”
The display of sportsmanship was also praised by Sun Prairie athletic and activities director Eric Nee, who said: “What Mr. Fall did shows a lot about his character. That young man will do great things in life.”
Congratulations to Mohammed on his second-place finish and his spirit of sportsmanship.
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