The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning Tuesday but the Demons came back to win 5-3 in Grand Chute
The Demons come into state with a gaudy .384 team batting average, including five players with averages over .400. Bryan Sturdevant is batting .495 with 47 hits and 37 runs scored.
On Sunday, 125 students graduated from Evansville High School.
Craig juniors Evan Spry and Jack Blomgren and sophomore Jacob Campbell play for a Hitters Baseball Academy traveling team out of Kenosha with Burlington's Jacob Lindemann and Zach Campbell.
With seven key seniors gone from last year's team and nearly everyone on the roster playing a new or increased role, these Cougars are out to forge their own championship identity.
Delavan-Darien senior Jennah Speth set a new WIAA record for strikeouts in a state tournament, but New Berlin West solved her riddle with a two-run third inning, and the Vikings edged the Comets 2-1 in the Division 2 title game at Goodman Diamond.
The Comets' 1-0 victory over Northwestern/South Shore in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal game took 15 hours, 22 minutes, over two different venues to complete, even though the game itself last less than two hours.
Delavan-Darien's first trip to the WIAA state softball tournament will stretch into a second day.
The Delavan-Darien Comets clinched their spot with a 1-0 victory in nine innings over Northwestern/South Shore on Friday morning Waunakee High School.
The Red Hawks kept Burlington at bay and held on for a 3-1 victory in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal, earning a rematch with Badger South Conference rival Oregon today at 7 p.m. at Waunakee High.