Sauk Prairie scored three unanswered goals to erase a 1-0 deficit and earn a 3-2 road win over Stoughton in a Badger Conference crossover game on Nov. 28.

The Eagles (4-0) fell behind right off the bat, as Nolan Stupelfeldt scored just 31 seconds into the first period to give the Vikings (0-1-0) a 1-0 lead.

Riley Jelinek got Sauk Prairie on the board with 8:32 remaining in the first, taking an assist from Camden Desroches and scoring to tie the game at 1-1.

The duo connected again with 4:46 to play in the second period, as Jelinek assisted Desroches to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead.

Sauk Prairie added insurance when Desroches and Dayne Leonard assisted Jelinek for a power-play goal that gave the Eagles a 3-1 advantage just 1:11 into the third period.

Stupelfedt scored his second goal of the day a minute later to cut the deficit to one, but Sauk Prairie goalie Dakota Pickhard and the Eagles held off the Vikings over the final 14:30 to remain undefeated.

Pickhard made 16 saves for Sauk Prairie, while Carson Roisum tallied 45 saves for Stoughton.

The Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season. Sauk Prairie will visit Milton on Thursday for the final game of a five-game road trip before opening the home slate against Badger North Conference rival DeForest on Friday.


Monona Grove 59, Sauk Prairie 44

The Sauk Prairie boys basketball team opened the season with a 59-44 loss at Monona Grove in a Badger Conference crossover game on Nov. 28.

The Eagles (0-1) trailed 30-17 at halftime, as the Silver Eagles (2-0) opened up a comfortable lead.

Monona Grove’s Jake Schroeckenthaler scored a game-high 25 points, while Caden Nelson added 15 points.

The Eagles got a balanced scoring effort, led by a team-high nine points from senior guard Carson Radl, who made three of Sauk Prairie’s six 3-pointers. Elijah Jorgenson added seven points, Spencer Kostroski scored six points, Ben German had six points and Dawson Evert chipped in five points.

Sauk Prairie 56, DeForest 46

Sauk Prairie got in the win column with a 56-46 Badger North Conference win at DeForest on Dec. 1.

The Eagles (1-1, 1-0 Badger North) trailed the Norskies (1-1, 0-1) 24-19 before coming from behind and pulling away by going 19-for-22 from the free-throw line in the second half.

Kostroski paced the Eagles with 15 points, while Radl added 12 points.

Sauk Prairie will open the home schedule by hosting a Badger North game against Waunakee on Friday.


Sauk Prairie 55, Lake Mills 50 (OT)

Sauk Prairie scored 11 points in overtime to hang on and win a non-conference game over visiting Lake Mills on Nov. 28.

The teams were tied at 15-15 at halftime and 44-44 at the end of regulation before the Eagles (3-2) took control in overtime.

Sauk Prairie’s Ella Schad and Camryn Ballweg each scored five points in overtime to help the Eagles pull away. Schad finished with a team-high 14 points, while Ballweg added 12 points.

Taylor Roughen scored 11 points to pace Lake Mills.

Reedsburg 59, Sauk Prairie 45

The Eagles fell to 0-2 in Badger North Conference play with a 59-45 home loss to Reedsburg on Dec. 1.

Sauk Prairie (3-3, 0-2 Badger North) couldn’t get anything going early, trailing 33-14 at halftime as Reedsburg (4-1, 2-0) got 11 first-half points from Brooklyn Schyvinck.

The Beavers held on throughout the second half. Reedsburg’s Skyler Miller scored a game-high 16 points, while Schyvinck and Ava Douglas each added 14 points.

Olivia Breunig led Sauk Prairie with 12 points. Riley Breunig added 10 points, Taylor Breininger had six points and Hannah Schneider finished with five points.

The Eagles will play a pair of Badger North games this week, visiting Mount Horeb on Tuesday before hosting Beaver Dam on Saturday.


Rock County 9, Badger Lightning 0

The Badger Lighting were shut out for the first time this season in a 9-0 home loss to Rock County at Poppy Waterman Ice Arena on Nov. 30.

The Fury took control with four first-period goals, then tacked on four more in the second period.

Zoie Steig and Dani Heitsman each scored two goals for Rock County.

Badger Lightning (0-3, 0-2 Badger Conference) goalie Natalie Buss finished with 32 saves on the day, while McKaylie Buescher made all 11 saves for the Fury (4-1-1, 1-0).

Beaver Dam/Fond du Lac 12, Badger Lightning 1

After a scoreless first period, the Badger Lightning struggled to slow unbeaten Beaver Dam/Fond du Lac co-op in a 12-1 road loss at Beaver Dam Family Ice Arena on Dec. 1.

The Lightning (0-4) gave up two goals within the first minute of the second period, as Steely Schaefer and Hattie Verstegen each scored for the Warbirds (5-0).

Beaver Dam/Fond du Lac eventually opened up a 4-0 lead before Ellie Goethel got the Lightning on the board 12:38 into the second period.

The Warbirds added three more second-period goals and pulled away with five goals in the third period.

Buss made 40 saves for the Lightning, while Rebecca Avalos collected 15 saves for the Warbirds.

The Lightning will have more than a week off before hosting the Stoughton Icebergs on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Poppy Waterman Ice Arena.

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