The Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs started their 2023-24 season with a win over the Westby Norsemen, marking a positive start after finishing below .500 last season. The Mustangs’ victory set a promising tone for their season. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks will play their next game on Nov. 28 on the road at West Salem. Their upcoming game will be an opportunity for them to build on the momentum from their previous win and continue their success in the season.
In another matchup, River Ridge Norse bounced back from a season-opening loss with a victory against De Soto Spartans, bringing their record to 1-1. The two teams had an even scoring in the first half, but Westby outscored Sparta 25-20 in the second half, securing the win. Juniors Erin Gluch and Alli Fortun both hit double digits in points for the Norse, with Gluch leading the game with 13 points and Fortun contributing 10. On the other side, senior Amelia Russ led Sparta with 11 points.