2018 in area sports was filled with upsets, individual performances and some bad weather

Here are the top 12 moments from the past year:

Jan. 17: Hawks end another streak

Isaac Masters pounds the chest of Trent Jones after the Ripon College men's basketball team snapped St. Norbert's 47-game regular season home conference winning streak with a 69-61 win. The victory came exactly 52 weeks after it broke the Green Knights' Division III-record 72-game conference winning streak in Ripon.

Feb. 10: Grapplers win regional title

The Ripon High School wrestling team celebrates its third regional title in four years as it defeated seven other schools. It qualified eight wrestlers to sectionals, with Ryan Cody coming out of that meet to advance to the state tournament.

Feb. 17: Co-champs win coin toss

After earning a share of the conference title with a 66-40 win over Knox, the Red Hawk women's basketball team gathered around a laptop to find out if it would host the tournament. The flip came up "tails" to give Ripon hosting rights. The Red Hawks lost to Lake Forest 78-75 in the semifinals.

Feb. 21: Tigers pull off 12-5 upset

Celebrating after the Ripon Tiger girls' basketball team knocked off No. 5-ranked Winneconne 63-58 in the regional quarterfinals are, from left, Olivia Lewis, Maria Meincke, Erin McNeill and Kerstin Sauerbrei. The Tigers were just one of three No. 12 seeds in any of the five divisions to record a win in the tournament. They fell to No. 4-seed Berlin 68-51 in their next game.

For the rest of the moments, see the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.