Horicon Softball Denied Chance At Three-Peat

With a strong senior class set to return in 2020, the Horicon High School softball team has their eyes set on a third straight WIAA Division Four state softball championship before COVID-19 put an end to the season.

The Marshladies were a veteran group loaded with talent heading into this spring.  Head coach Roger Schliewe tells DailyDodge.com that he had 10 seniors on this year’s team, which would have been one of the best in the history of the school.

Schliewe says that his team is still holding out hope that at some point the virus clears and the proposed 30-day WIAA window to compete becomes a reality this summer.  He adds that his girls continue to work-out and if that window for contact opens, they will schedule some games against some of the better team’s in the state of Wisconsin.

Seniors Karissa Laabs, Jadin Justman, Allison Tillema and Payton Marvin had all been selected to compete in this summer’s Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-Star Game in Wisconsin Dells before it was cancelled because of coronavirus.

Along with winning back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019, the Mashladies also took home back-to-back championships in 2002 and 2003.  They have made eight total trips to the WIAA State Softball Tournament.

Click the link to hear a complete interview with Horicon High School softball coach Roger Schliewe.