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Beaver Dam girls fighting for three-peat

Posted: 10:39 PM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-06 04:40:14Z

Beaver Dam girls basketball, with two gold balls already in the trophy case.

And looking for a 3-peat.

"Every year brings its own set of challenges, but it's been, unreal because you know so many teams get knocked off so quickly," Tara Stauffacher said. "To the fact we've made it to state the past 3 years, and won it twice, is something some people only dream of."

"It seems the whole town has gotten behind the success of the squad. Beaver Dam travels really well. I think the community support is a huge aspect of you know, our success and stuff. They're always behind us," Rachel Uhrich said.

It might not get as many accolades as a state title, but nearly as impressive? Beaver Dam is ranked 10th in the nation.

"After our trip to Florida, you know we felt pretty bad about losing to the number one ranked team in the country down there, Miami Country Day. Within a week later, when you kind of reflect on it, you realize, yeah we competed pretty well against the number one team in country," Head Coach Tim Chase said.

But beyond the titles? A lifelong bond, in Beaver Dam, with priceless memories.

"Winning state, my sophomore year for the first time, and ever for Beaver Dam history. With my teammates and everyone," Paige Schumann said.

"For me I think the memories and the friendships and the bonds we've all built throughout the years," Rachel Uhrich said.

"We'll have people come up and talk to us after the game...and ultimately just tell us how much they enjoy watching us and how glad they are to be a part of this team," Tara Stauffacher said.