MADISON — After defeating Cedarburg Thursday, June 9, at the WIAA State Softball Tournament, an interesting question arose for the Spartans: What are we going to do to fill the day?
The Spartans were scheduled to play Kaukauna, the No. 1 ranked team in the state, which is a task that would be daunting enough, but the game was scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, June 10 — time at which the Spartans had not played all season.
So as the team was celebrating its win Thursday, just past the outfield wall at Goodman Diamond on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, a few coaches and Activities Director Ella Olson huddled to try to come up with a game plan for Friday. The last thing they wanted to do was let the girls sleep in and lounge around their hotel all day before the game. After a couple ideas were tossed around, they decided to take the team to the State Capitol and then out to eat on State Street.
“It's nice to do something educational on the trip, right?” joked Olson.
Jed Carlson joined the Superior Telegram in February 2001 as a photographer. He grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. He graduated from Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, then from Minnesota State Moorhead with a major in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism.