Thursday April 24 Area High School Sports Schedule

by Matz ~ April 23rd, 2014

Baseball: The Baraboo Thunderbirds are scheduled to play a non-conference baseball game at Monona Grove today, looking to bounce back from a rough outing Tuesday. Baraboo was no-hit in an 11-1 loss to Sauk-Prairie and that was Sauk’s first win of the season and it dropped Baraboo 1-3 in the conference and 4-5 overall. Baraboo is also slated to play in Tomah tomorrow.

Reedsburg and Sauk-Prairie are scheduled to get after it today in Sauk in Badger North baseball with Reedsburg 2-1 in the conference and Sauk at 1-3. Reedsburg though has lost three of four and they’ve been shut out in two straight games including a 6-0 loss to Fort Atkinson Tuesday. Sauk started the season 0-5 but got their first win Tuesday as Paul Zech threw a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-1 win over Baraboo with five walks and eight strike-outs. Austin Lins also had three hits for the Eagles. 2-1 Waunakee is scheduled at 3-0 Portage with Portage coming off an important 12-1 win over De Forest and 0-3 Mount Horeb is slated to play 3-1 De Forest.

Wisconsin Dells is scheduled at River Valley today on the baseball diamond with the Chiefs 4-2 for the season after downing Westfield 7-3 Tuesday with Ashton Mace striking out 16 in the win and belting a HR as well. River Valley lost 4-2 vs Platteville on Tuesday. Kickapoo at Weston is also on the schedule today in the Ridge and Valley.

Softball: Baraboo Thunderbird softball is in the midst of a four-game win streak with Monona Grove on the home schedule today at Pierce Park, weather permitting. Baraboo is now 5-3 overall after two wins Saturday in Sun Prairie and conference wins this week over Reedsburg 7-4 and Sauk-Prairie 8-4 with Baraboo collecting 11 hits in the Sauk win. Baraboo is also slated to host DC Everest in a twin bill Saturday.

Reedsburg is slated to host Sauk-Prairie today in Badger North softball at Nishan Park. Reesburg is 1-8 overall and still winless in league play and coming off a 10-0 loss Tuesday at Fort Atkinson and a loss at Baraboo Monday as well. Sauk-Prairie is 0-4 overall and in league play but they put forth a quality effort in an 8-4 loss at Baraboo Tuesday with a season high nine hits and stronger defense. The Portage girls are 1-2 in Badger North and are scheduled at 3-0 Waunakee today with 5-0 De Forest at 2-2 Mount Horeb with Katie Klein throwing a no-hitter for the Norskies vs Mount Horeb earlier this season. Weston is supposed to host Kickapoo today in the Ridge and Valley.

Track and Field: Reedsburg’s annual Betsy De Merit Track Invitational is hopefully to take place today and tonight at Millenium Field. This once a year Invite honors Reedsburg girls sports pioneer Betsy De Merit who was instrumental in the development of girls sports in Reedsburg in the 1970′s. Schools such as Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Adams, Mauston,Richland Center and Royall are among the schools scheduled to compete at 4:30 PM. Brittany Schyvinck and Tommie Brenner lead a strong Reedsburg girls squad with Monica Jaled and Sam Conroy heavy hitters for the Dells girls. River Valley track is scheduled at the Platteville Relays today.

Girls Soccer: Badger North play is scheduled to begin tonight with a tough league opener for the Baraboo girls at home with Mount Horeb at 7 PM. The T-Birds look to snap a three-match losing streak after a 2-0 loss at Lodi Tuesday with Baraboo 1-3 overall on the season.

Sauk-Prairie at Reedsburg is on the docket tonight in Badger North with a 5 PM start time at 5 PM at RAHS. Reedsburg is 2-2 overall but they’ve lost two straight while the Sauk-Prairie girls are 2-1 overall with wins over Madison East and Monroe after a 4-0 loss to Monona Grove to open the season.This matchup features two of the top players in Badger North-Nyssa Goeres for Sauk-Prairie and Kate Fearing of Reedsburg. De Forest is at Waunake in the other Badger North pairing with Poynette-Portage at Belleville in the Capitol Conference.

Boys Golf: Baraboo will be one of many schools hopeful to compete today at the Lake Arrowhead Boys Golf Invite near Nekoosa as the Thunderbirds look to continue their strong start. Sauk-Prairie, at 0-3 in Badger North, plays at 0-1 De Forest today with Sauk coming off a loss to Baraboo with De Forest losing by three strokes in a conference dual vs Portage.

Boys Tennis: The Badger North season is scheduled to begin today with Baraboo at Reedsburg and Waunakee hosting Sauk-Prairie, both at 4:30 PM, weather permitting. Baraboo has won two of four non-conference duals with Reedsburg at 3-2 in five duals. Sauk-Prairie has won three of their four duals outside the conference.

Reedsburg Beaver Girls Track Coach Katie Matthews Previews Betsy De Merit Invite For Thursday

by Matz ~ April 23rd, 2014

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Wednesday WRPQ Sports Report

by Matz ~ April 23rd, 2014

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Tuesday April 22 Area High School Sports Results

by Matz ~ April 23rd, 2014

Softball: Badger North-Baraboo scored in five of their six at-bats in an 8-4 win in Badger North over Sauk-Prairie at Pierce Park, Baraboo’s fourth straight win. Baraboo scored two first inning runs with one scoring on a sac fly from Kathryn Vander Schaaf and another on a throwing error and Baraboo tacked on single runs in the second and third innings on a Kayla Emhoff rbi grounder and Chloe Gruber’s sac fly. Sauk closed the gap to 4-3 in the top of the fifth with the big blow a two-run HR from Kelsey Breunig but Baraboo responded with three in their half of the fifth. Amy Schlender, Vander Schaaf and Liz Carignan alll had rbi hits in the inning for the Thunderbirds who gained a 7-3 lead and they win it 8-4 with Kenzie Smith driving in a run in the sixth for Baraboo and Mariah Schultz drove in a run in the Sauk seventh. Baraboo out-hits Sauk 11-9 with Amy Schlender 3×3 while Vander Schaaf and Lesleigh Brandenburg each had two hits while Caitlin Lovelace and Liz German had two hits each for Sauk with German taking the loss with five strike-outs and no walks. Liz Carignan pitched the first five innings to get the win with Vander Schaaf in relief with neither pitcher recording a walk or strike-out. Baraboo is 3-2 in conference and 5-3 overall as Sauk falls to 0-4 in conference and overall. Baraboo hosts MG tomorrow with Sauk-Prairie at Reedsburg.

Katie Klein now has pitched four shut-outs in five conference wins for De Forest as the Norksies win 7-0 at Portage yesterdayto go 5-0 in Badger North with Portage 1-2. Klein tossed a five-hitter with three walks and 11 strike-outs while De Forest struck for seven runs on ten hits against losing pitcher Jenalee Wilson. Jill Overton throws a one-hit shutout for 3-0 Waunakee in an 8-0 win over 2-2 Mt Horeb.

SCC-Wisconsin Dells suffers their first conference loss on the softball diamond in an 11-1 loss at Westfield. The Lady Chiefs were guilty of four errors on defense and had only five base hits against Cassie Winters with Katie Kalcik allowing 12 hits as the losing pitcher for the Dells girls who are now 2-1 in the conference. Dana Percival had two hits in the loss. Mauston 4-3 over Nekoosa and Adams beat Wautoma 11-0 in other SCC play.

Reedsburg was shut out 10-0 at Fort Atkinson Tuesday as the Beavers were held to five hits by Jessica Boos, two from Ashlee Yager. Fort banged out 12 hits against losing pitcher Sadie Ernstmeyer and Kate Gesteland but the duo combined for only one walk. Reedsburg falls to 1-8 overall and they host Sauk tomorrow.

Baseball: Badger North-Sauk-Prairie gets a no-hit pitching performance from Paul Zech in an 11-1 win in five innings over the Baraboo Thunderbirds as Sauk notches their first win of the season. Sauk was allowing 12 runs per game coming in but Zech was dealing and wound up with a no-hit performance with five walks and eight strike-outs on the ledger as well with Baraboo scoring an unearned run in the third. Matt Meyer and Trevor Hanson combined to allow 11 Sauk hits with six walks and seven strike-outs combined with Austin Lins 3×3 for Sauk and Bailey Breunig and Connor Leister each had two hits for a Sauk team now 1-5 overall and 1-3 in conference with Reedsburg on the schedule tomorrow. Baraboo falls to1-3 in conference and 3-5 overall with a trip to Monona Grove tomorrow.

Portage takes over the conference lead in Badger North baseball with a 12-1 win over De Forest yesterday. Portage had nine hits while earning six walks from Norskies pitching and took advantage of seven De Forest errors to go 3-0 in league play. Ty Miller and Stian Anderson combined for five hits with Anderson homering for the Warriors with Jordan Walker getting the win, allowing nine hits in five innings but only one run with De Forest now 3-1 in league play. Waunakee outaslugs Mount Horeb 13-6 in a game that featured 22 hits and ten errors with Waunakee 2-1 and Mt Horeb 0-3 in league play.

SCC-Wisconsin Dells improves to 2-1 in SCC baseball with a 7-3 win over Westfield. Dells fell behind 3-0 in the first inning but came back with a five spot in the second and went on to victory. Winning pitcher Ashton Mace strikes out 16 batters with just one walk and six hits allowed for the Chiefs while belting a HR offensively with Justin Hintze 2×3 at the plate for a Dells team that is now 4-2 overall.

Reedsburg is blanked for the second game in a row as the Beavers lose 6-0 at Fort Atkinson. Reedsburg had only three hits against Owen Chady after being no-hit vs Garrett Kertz of De Forest in the previous game. Lucas Muchow allowed five runs in four innings as the starting and losing pitcher with Reedsburg now 4-3 overall.

Girls Soccer: Baraboo is shut out 2-0 at Lodi last night in high school girls soccer as the Thunderbirds fall to 1-3 overall. Lodi scored both goals in a four-minute span late in the second half with the Thunderbirds registering only five shots on net. Baraboo hosts Mount Horeb in the conference opener tomorrow.

Reedsburg is now at 1-3 for the high school girls soccer season after a 3-0 loss Tuesday at Tomah with the Beavers outshot 15-6 in the contest.

River Valley wins 2-1 over Poynette-Portage as Poynette-Portage remains winless on the season.

Boys Golf: Baraboo opens the conference dual match season with a 168-186 win over Sauk-Prairie at Lake Wisconsin. Mark Topham and Dawson Hinz provided a good 1-2 punch by each shooting a 39 for the Thunderbirds who also get a 43 from Mike Contino while Sauk falls to 0-3 in Badger North with Darin Pulsfus round of 44 their best in the nine-hole match. Baraboo hosts Waunakee today at 3:45 PM in a make-up at the Baraboo Country Club. Waunakee opened the conference season with a 163-177 win over Mount Horeb yesterday.

Portage is 2-0 to start the Badger North season with a tight 165-168 decision over De Forest with Drew Ringlestetter at 39 and Ty Magnum at 40 leading the way for the Warriors.

Wisconsin Dells falls out of first place in SCC boys golf after placing fourth at the conference mini-meet at Nekoosa yesterday. Dells shot a team score of 207, well behind team champ Wautoma at 182 with Mauston and Westfield tying for second at 198. Wautoma now leads the season point standings in the South-Central by one-half point over Westfield with Dells one point back in 3rd place. Parker Campbell’s 46 led the Dells Chiefs individually.

Boys Tennis: Reedsburg wins a dual 6-1 over Black River Falls in a recently added match to the schedule. Colton Hahn, Jason Becker and Jack Yager all win at one, three and four singles for the Beavers and Reedsburg sweeps the doubles matches with Derek Webber and Ryan Sherwood, Zach Clisch and Adam Colvin and Joe Mayer with Matt Pfaff. Reedsburg has won three of five duals and will host Baraboo tomorrow.

Nathan Hazzard and Andrew Smalley win at two and three singles with Layne Morrin and Taylor Krocker winning at one doubles and Christian Morrin and Daniel Staveness win at two doubles as Portage wins their first boys tennis dual of the season, 4-3 over Sparta on Tuesday.

Baraboo Softball Coach Misty Muter Reflects On Win Over Reedsburg

by Matz ~ April 22nd, 2014

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