Reedsburg Vet Fest Run Winners Announced From April 12 Event

by Matz ~ April 19th, 2014

Nearly 1000 runners signed up for the 5th annual Reedsburg Vet Fest Half-Marathon and 5 K runs on Saturday April 12th and the winners have been announced. Teresa Stanley had the best overall women’s time in the half-marathon in the 30-34 age level and other women’s age bracket winners included Becky Albrecht, Chelsey Knutson, Holly Steuerwald, Renee Carlson, Julie Fronk, Deb Yerkes, Teresa Bahl and Julie Weinberger. The top time in the men’s half-marathon was turned in by Brandon Harms in the 26-29 age group with other divisional winners including Max Harsch, Victor Statz, Darym Bormett, Marco Santos, Jason Kirch, Jay Koca, Jeff Yerkes, Bruce Davis, Dan Griffin, Jeff Beier, Mike Montgomery, Ken Grant and Tom Kirkwood. In the 5 K Run for the women, Danae Cunningham had the fastest overall time and other age group winners were Naomi Benish, Casey Klipp, Caylee Fry, Lindsay Cunnigham, Brooke Zibell, Kate Fearing, Kellie Dietrich, Nicki Green, Joleen Neefe, Jennifer Stuber, Paula Randolph, Robin Dosier, Mary Ann Hinkes, Alice Hutter and Okla Yanke. Matt Hutter had the top men’s time in the 5 K and other divisional winners were Adrian Lowe, Brogan Mittlesteadt, Garrison Puit, Cody Ryczek, Sonny Reynolds, Josh Evenson, Marques Koenig, Brian Wopat, Ben Scharff, Todd Polk, Kurt Pickar, Brian Mc Guire, Greg Kesling, John Mc Auliffe and Wayne Johansen.Money raised from this event goes to support veterans causes and is a major supporter of the Reedsburg Area United Fund as well.

Updated Badger North Baseball And Softball Standings

by Matz ~ April 19th, 2014

Baseball: De Forest 3-0, Portage 2-0, Reedsburg 2-1, Waunakee 1-1, Baraboo 1-2, Mount Horeb 0-2, Sauk-Prairie 0-3

Softball: De Forest 4-0, Mount Horeb 2-1, Portage 1-1, Waunakee 1-1, Baraboo 1-2, Sauk-Prairie 1-2, Reedsburg 0-3

Saturday April 19 Area High School Sports Schedule

by Matz ~ April 19th, 2014

Baraboo heads to Onalaska for a non-conference baseball game today as the Thunderbirds continue their 2014 schedule. Baraboo is 4-3 for the young season after an exciting 11-9 win over Mount Horeb Thursday in Baraboo’s first conference win with Griffin Nicksic driving in three runs for the T-Birds. Baraboo has won three of four non-league games this spring with an 11 AM game time today.

Baraboo Thunderbird softball has played only three games so far but they’ll play that many in one day today at the Sun Prairie quad. Baraboo takes on Kaukana at 10 AM, Sun Prairie at Noon and Tomah at 2 PM with all of the games at the high school diamonds while the Jayvee quad takes place at Sheehan Park. Baraboo fell to 1-2 overall with a 6-2 loss at Mount Horeb Thursday where Baraboo had only four base hits and the only win this season so far was against Portage. Baraboo also has back-to-back home games Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting, against Reedsburg and Sauk-Prairie.

Portage’s high school boys tennis squad hosts a quad today at 10 AM at the high school with Edgerton, Tomah and Beaver Dam Wayland Academy joining the Warriors. Portage opened the season Thursday, a 7-0 dual meet loss to Fort Atkinson.

Friday WRPQ Sports Report

by Matz ~ April 18th, 2014

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Thursday April 17 Area High School Sports Results

by Matz ~ April 18th, 2014

Baseball: It was a long night of baseball at Mary Roundtree Evans Field but it was worth it in the end for the Baraboo Thunderbirds who notch their first conference win 11-9 over the Mount Horeb Vikings. Mt Horeb took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on four hits but Baraboo responded in the bottom half with three walks before a two-run double from Griffin Nicksic. The Viking took a 4-2 lead in the second inning but Baraboo would put together a five-run third inning with just two hits but one of those hits was a two-run double from Matt Munneke. The Vikings kept battling with single runs in the fourth and fifth but Baraboo went up 11-6 with a four-run fifth inning highlighted by Frank Rath’s two-run double and Baraboo hangs on in the end. Mt Horeb out-hit Baraboo 16-7 but they commmited five errors compared to two for the Thunderbirds and they walked seven Baraboo hitters while Baraboo pitching walked only one. Matt Meyer, Matt Munneke and Griffin Nicksic all had two hits with Nicksic driving in three for the Thunderbirds with Matt Meyer allowing six runs in four and two-thirds as the winning pitcher with Trevor Hanson finishing up. Justin Gorman had four hits with Klayton Krantz and Jordan Haag three apiece and Krantz drove in three but the Vikings are 0-2 now in league play. Baraboo goes to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference with a trip to Onalaska tomorrow.

Garrett Kertz throws a no-hitter for De Forest in a 10-0 win at Reedsburg in five innings as the Norskies take over the conference lead at 3-0. Kertz walked two and struck out four and got plenty of offensive support although four Reedsburg pitchers combined to walk 15 batters with Steve Gavin taking the loss. The Beavers are now 2-1 in league play and 4-2 overall.

Waunakee is 1-1 and Sauk-Prairie now 0-3 in Badger North baseball after a Waunakee win 6-0 at home vs the Eagles yesterday. Sauk had only one hit against Nate Palmer and Al Johnson with losing pitcher Paul Zech allowed six runs on six hits with seven strike-outs in a complete game effort in the loss.

Portage is 4-2 for the high school baseball season after a 7-2 win vs Monroe yesterday with Stian Anderson and Sam Harkins each collecting two hits to back the pitching of Sam Bortz and Jordan Walker with Bortz getting the win.

Wisconsin Dells gets back above the .500 mark at 3-2 with a 4-2 win over Columbus Thursday as Ashton Mace throws a four-hitter with eight strike-outs in a complete game pitching performance. Diggy Cimaroli and Justin Hintze had two hits each for the Dells Chiefs.

Marshall topped River Valley 11-6 and Waterloo blanked Adams 6-0 in other area baseball.

Softball: Baraboo falls to 1-2 for the Badger North softball season with a 6-2 loss Thursday at Mount Horeb. The Vikings jumped on starting and losing pitcher Kathryn Vander Schaaf with a four spot in the first inning and they were on their way as they now sit 2-1 in the conference. Vander Schaaf allowed nine hits with one walk and six strike-outs for the Thunderbirds who had only four hits against Julie Massman who struck out six. Baraboo plays their first non-league games tomorrow in Sun Prairie.

Katie Klein pitches a two-hit shutout with 15 strike-outs to lead De Forest to a 6-0 win over Reedsburg in Badger North action Thursday. Klein walked just two in a dominating performance while losing pitcher Sadie Ernstmeyer threw fairly well, allowing eight hits but she did walk six as Reedsburg falls to 0-3 in the conference and 1-6 overall. Reedsburg plays a make-up game in Baraboo Monday at 4:30 PM as the site for that game has changed andyou can hear that game live on 99-7 FM!

Sauk-Prairie wins their first game of the softball season with an 11-1 decision over Waunakee to go 1-2 for the conference season with Waunakee now 1-1 in league play.

Portage absorbed perhaps their worst defeat ever in softball yesterday, losing 26-1 to a strong Stevens Point team. SPASH scored 16 first inning runs and they were off to the races against the 1-2 Warriors. Ali Walker was the starting and losing pitcher.

River Valley edges Dodgeville 2-0 in SWC softball behing the two-hit and nine strike-out pitching performance from Kylie Hoffman.

Girls Soccer: Baraboo played a strong first half but lost 6-1 to a potent Monona Grove squad in girls soccer at Beryl Newman Field. Jenna Liebfried’s goal kept it close for the Thunderbirds early as they trailed 2-1 at the half before MG broke it open with four goals. Alex Tomaw had eight saves in net for the 1-2 Thunderbirds who go to Lodi Tuesday.

Reedsburg falls to 1-1 for the high school girls soccer season with a 2-1 loss to Fort Atkinson Thursday at RAHS. Kate Fearing scored the lone Beavers goal with Olivia Douglas and Morgan Schyvinck assisting but Fort wins it despite ten saves in goal from Tiernee Schrank.

Sauk-Prairie gets the best of  Monroe 4-1 in girls soccer as the Eagles improve to 2-1 overall. Nyssa Goeres scores two first half goals to propel Sauk to a 3-1 halftime lead with Lindsay Sauer and Sierra Suchla also scoring goals for Sauk with Kelsie Zimmerman making seven saves in goal for the Eagles.

Boys Tennis: Monona Grove sweeps a boys tennis dual 7-0 at Baraboo yesterday as the Silver Eagles won all seven matches in straight sets. Barabooo is now 2-2 for the dual season with their first conference dual not until Thursday vs Reedsburg.

Oregon came to Reedsburg and blanked the Beavers 7-0 on Thursday in non-conference boys tennis action as all seven matches were won in straight sets vs the 2-2 Beavers.

Sauk-Prairie suffers their first loss in four boys tennis duals with a 7-0 loss to Madison Edgewood with Edgewood winning all the matches in straight sets.

Portage loses their season opener in boys tennis 7-0 vs Fort Atkinson with all of those matches also being won in straight sets.

Boys Golf: Baraboo places 4th in team scoring among 23 teams at Monona Grove Invite Thursday, played at the Oaks course. Milwaukee Marquette shoots 310, Fort and Beloit Memorial 320 and then Baraboo at 321 with Mark Topham converting four birdies en route to a team best 76, third place overall. Mike Contino scores 80, Dawson Hinz 82 and Taylor Hart 83 to give Baraboo a strong top four. Portage was ninth yesterday with Alex Gaffney leading the way at 79. Sauk-Prairie was a 14th place finisher with Jack Rauner at 83, Darin Pulsfus at 86 and Ben Baker scoring 90 for the Eagles while Reedsburg records a 16th place finish with Jordan Brown shooting 86, Bailey Crary at 91 and Max Sprecher 92.

Sauk also lost 171-196 vs Waunakee Wednesday in the first conference dual with Darin Pulsfus shooting 47 for the Eagles best score at the Meadows Of Six Mile Creek course.

Track and Field: Baraboo wins the boys team title at Thursday’s Badger Challenge Track Meet in Portage, beating out eight other schools and only two were from Badger South. Garrett Getgen won the 100-meter dash, Sean Cormican wins the shot put and Baraboo’s 3200 relay of Zach Solles, Jackson Snow, Tyler Fiebig and Ben Bildsten also won for the Thunderbird boys with Marek Soklowski, Brandon Bowers twice, Getgen, Austin Sandoval, Garrett Goodchild and one relay also had top three’s. Reedsburg was 6th in boys team scoring led by 100 hurdles champ Nick Hasler and Dustin Tourdot and Nate Bergman had top three’s for the Beavers. Sauk placed 8th on the boys side with AJ Musser a discus champ and Ryan O’ Neal also had a top three.

Stoughton and Reedsburg finished 1-2 in the girls team standings with Baraboo fourth, Portage sixth and Sauk-Prairie 8th place. Baraboo’s Carli Zimmerman won the shot put as did Josie Schaefer in the discus with Kelsey Judge and two relays also in the top three. Brittany Schyvinck won the 400 for Reedsburg as did Tommie Brenner in the 300 hurdles and pole vault and a first place was also turned in by the 1600 relay group of Josie Bautch,Lauren Evans, Schyvinck and Brenner. Bautch, Schyvinck,Demi De Block, Brianna Schyvinck and Angie Utley also had top three’s. Lianna Mack of Sauk-Prairie in the 3200 and Tara Schmudlach of Portage in the 100 hurdles also won titles on the girls side yesterday.

River Valley placed fourth in boys and girls team scoring at the SWC Meet at Lancaster.