Oconto High School's Gabe Hintz mishandles the ball at second base against Racine Saint Catherine's Jimmy Carrington during their WIAA Division 3 semifinal state baseball tournament game, June 18 at Grand Chute's Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
There were plenty of long faces in the hours after Oconto fell short in its effort to secure a second consecutive WIAA Division 3 Championship last week.
But there was also gratitude -not only for being named Runner-Up - but among seniors who recognized the privilege they shared to play together as a team.
Tanner Pillsbury said he was thankful to return to state and experience "all the great feelings" they did in 2013. ...