Girls swimming: Rapids, Marshfield at Wisconsin Valley Conference meet, 5:45 p.m. Thursday at UWSP: The Raiders finished 4-2 in the final WVC dual meet standings, losing only to SPASH and D.C. Everest. Rapids placed fifth in last year’s meet and returns the 100 breaststroke champion, Grace Hartman, who had a time of 1 minute, 7.45 seconds. Marshfield is led by Elizabeth Holbrook, whose strong events are the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. The Tigers placed sixth last year.
Volleyball: Assumption vs. Newman Catholic at Greenwood, 7 p.m. Thursday: The Royals are making their first sectional tournament appearance since 2007 by sweeping No. 1-seeded Wild Rose 25-15, 25-18, 25-23 for the regional title. Next up is defending Division 4 champion and Marawood Conference rival Newman Catholic in the sectional semifinals.
Cross country: Local qualifiers at WIAA state meet, noon Saturday: The Assumption boys easily won their Division 3 sectional at Nine Mile Recreation Area last Friday and junior Connor Dolan was the individual champion. The Royals placed 12th last last year’s D3 state field. Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln senior Joe Comeau is also making his second straight appearance at The Ridges Golf Course. He placed sixth in 16:43 at Saturday’s Stevens Point Division 1 sectional.