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Prep sports: Verona scores its goals in bunches to frustrate Madison West, 6-4

December 16, 2017 GMT

The Verona boys hockey team stormed back from a three-goal deficit with a flurry of scores to beat host Madison West 6-4 in a Big Eight Conference contest Friday night.

The Wildcats (5-2-1 overall, 4-1-0 Big Eight) fell behind in the first period, 3-0, as Drake Baldwin scored two goals for the Regents (4-3-1, 4-1-0).

But the Wildcats found the back of the net four times over a nine-minute span in the second period, getting two scores from Mason McCormick.

West’s Sam Loving tied the game in the third, but Verona’s Kade Binger netted the game-winner.

Mack Keryluk tallied three assists and Garhett Kaegi had 15 saves for the victors.

Adam Buencamino recorded 36 saves for the Regents.

Madison Edgewood 8, Stoughton 0

Teddy Kluesner scored two goals as the host Crusaders (7-0-1, 4-0 Badger South) beat the Vikings (2-4, 1-1).

Payton Smith added a goal and an assist to help Madison Edgewood.

McFarland 5, Monroe co-op 1

Conor Wilson netted two goals to lead the visiting Spartans (2-5, 1-2 Badger South) over the Cheesemakers (1-6, 0-2).

McFarland had a trio of scores in the second period, all coming within a four-minute span.

Jack Bartzen scored a goal and tallied two assists, and Tyson Laux had three assists for the McFarland.

Beaver Dam 5, DeForest 1

Clay Scheffler, Ben Cremers and Blaiz Firar each scored a goal to the lead the Golden Beavers (4-2-0, 2-0-0 Badger North) over the host Norskies (1-4-0, 0-2-0).

Jack Hagen netted a goal and Christian Bault made 31 saves for DeForest.

Sun Prairie 3, Appleton Xavier co-op 2

Travis Kernen and Quinten Groves each scored in the third period as the host Cardinals (6-1) held on to beat the Stars (6-2-1).

Benett Halbleib added a goal and Owen Leatherberry made 28 saves for Sun Prairie.

Girls basketball

Jefferson 52, Beloit Turner 43

After trailing late in the first half, the host Eagles (7-0, 7-0 Rock Valley Conference) closed the half on a 6-0 run and added the first eight points of the second half to take control and defeat the Trojans (5-3, 4-3).

Parker Fetherson had 22 points and Jackie Luengas added 11 for Jefferson.

Evansville 51, East Troy 37

Paige Banks scored 23 points and Abby Ettemoff added 12 as the host Blue Devils (3-6, 2-5 Rock Valley) beat the Trojans (1-7, 0-7).

McFarland 66, Clinton 52

Gabi Runde scored 16 points as the visiting Spartans (6-2, 5-2 Rock Valley) closed the first half on a 26-2 run and beat the Cougars (3-5, 3-4).

Katie Rounds had 14 points and Ashley East added 11 for McFarland.

Parkview 41, Deerfield 28

Amber Hudson scored 15 points as the visiting Vikings (2-5, 2-0 Trailways South Conference) opened the second half on a 14-2 run and held on to beat the Demons (2-6, 1-2).

Evansville took an eight-point lead into the break, and outscored East Troy, 25-19, in the second half. Erin Rice had 12 points for the visitors.

Jayme Fischer had eight points for Deerfield.

Palmyra-Eagle 87, Madison Country Day 27

Lauren Stefanczyk scored 25 points to lead the host Panthers (5-3, 4-0 Trailways South) over the Prairie Hawks (1-8, 0-3).

Williams Bay 46, Madison Abundant Life 38

Bella DeNotto scored 15 points to lead the host Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 Trailways South) past the Challengers (2-6, 1-2).

Heidi VanderMeer added 17 points, as Williams Bay outscored the visitors, 27-11, after the break.

Maeya Bakke scored 14 points and Addy Schmiesing had 12 for Abundant Life/St. Ambrose.

Palmyra-Eagle took a 54-6 lead into the break.

Isa Hernandez-White had nine points for the visitors.

Wisconsin Heights 70, Ithaca 33

Kelsi Handel scored 19 points, Anna King totaled 12 points and Ashlee Adler had 10 points as the Vanguards (3-4) defeated the host Bulldogs (2-6) in non-conference play. Megan Brisbois scored 16 points for Ithaca.

Boys swimming

Middleton 87, Madison Memorial 83

Michael Draves won the 100 and 200 freestyle races to help the visiting Cardinals deal the Spartans their second Big Eight dual-meet loss of the season. Middleton took first in six of the 11 events. Alex Wowk of Memorial won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Madison East 131, Madison La Follette 33

Dren Zajmi, Liam Duffy and Kody Hellenbrand each claimed a pair of individual victories to help the host Purgolders defeat the Lancers in a Big Eight Conference dual meet. Madison East won all 11 events.

Beloit Memorial 93, Sun Prairie 77

Ben Saladar won the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams as the host Purple Knights defeated the Cardinals in a dual for the first time in program history.

Verona/Mount Horeb 121, Janesville Parker/Evansville 49

Junior Aidan Updegrove won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams in the victory for the Wildcats over the visiting Vikings. Verona’s Ben Wellnitz scored an individual victory in the 100 butterfly and was part of two victorious relay teams.


Reedsburg 43, Beaver Dam/Wayland 36

Kaiden Otto (106 pounds), Garrett Schinker (126), Mason McMillen (138), Jake Rose (145), Brady Fry (170) and Langston Brown (182) each scored victories via pins as visiting Reedsburg edged Beaver Dam.

Watertown 44, Fort Atkinson 23

Kolten Blome earned a major decision victory at 152 and Matt Brewster earned a pinfall victory at 285 as the Goslings defeated the visiting Blackhawks.

Mineral Point 38, Riverdale 33

Caden Carey and Nolan Springer won by major decision for Mineral Point as the host Pointers beat the Chieftains. Jayden Marabelli and Tyler Hach each pinned his opponent for Riverdale.

Girls gymnastics

Mount Horeb 133.775, Sauk Prairie 113.675

Krista Taylor won the vault, beam and floor exercise to earn the all-around title and help the host Vikings top the Eagles.