The Reedsburg girls basketball team ended its regular season on a high note on Feb. 18 when the Beavers traveled to Lake Mills and won 55-38.
Reedsburg, which ends the regular season with a record of 10-12, led 27-22 at halftime and used a quartet of players to finish out strong. Ava Douglas recorded 11 points, nine steals, and eight assists in the game, while Brooklyn Schyvinck recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds to earn the double-double. Julia Korklewski added 15 points, while Claire Sprecher had 10.
“Ava really impacted the game defensively,” coach Mark Simon said. “When she stays out of foul trouble and can provide good ball pressure, she definitely causes fits for the opposing teams.”
No. 9 Reedsburg traveled to No. 8 Baraboo on Feb. 21 for a WIAA Regional which ended after Times-Press print time. The winner will travel to No. 1 Stoughton on Feb. 24.
The Badger Lightning saw their season come to a close on Feb. 17.
The seventh-seeded Lightning (4-19) traveled to Madison Ice Arena and suffered a 6-1 loss to the second-seeded Madison Metro Lynx (16-5-4) in a WIAA regional final.
The Lightning stuck with the Metro Lynx early, trailing 1-0 after the first period, but the Metro Lynx, the eighth ranked team in the state by WisconsinPrepHockey.net, grabbed a 2-0 lead when Julia Dragoo scored early in the second period.
Baylee Babcock got the Lightning on the board, but the Metro Lynx scored the final four goals of the night to pull away.
Gabby Christensen made 51 saves for the Lightning, while Sydney McKersie had 15 saves for the Metro Lynx.
After defeating the Thunderbirds earlier in the season, the Reedsburg boys basketball team was unable to come away with the sweep on Feb. 17 when the Beavers traveled to Baraboo and fell 66-53.
Baraboo had it going from the opening tip, grabbing a 5-0 lead and holding Reedsburg scoreless for the first 4:03 of the game.
The T-Birds continued to build their lead, as Austin Burkhalter, Mason Peterson and Burkhalter hit three consecutive 3-pointers to give Baraboo a 20-8 lead with 10 minutes to play in the first half.
Reedsburg closed the half well however, to cut the deficit to 26-21 at halftime.
The Beavers held their own in the second half, getting within four points at 51-47 after Ben Fuhrmann hit a 3-pointer and Tyson Tully had a steal and fast break layup with three minutes remaining. The Beavers stayed close until Baraboo’s Paddy O’Rourke took an outlet pass and fought through contact to hit a layup. O’Rourke missed the free throw, but the T-Birds still held a 58-51 lead with 1:13 to play.
Tully scored a team-high 20 points for Reedsburg, while Will Fuhrmann and Ben Fuhrmann each added 11. Alex Baker added nine points and led in rebounds with seven. Burkhalter led the T-Birds with 20 points.
No. 11 Reedsburg will travel to No. 6 Portage on Feb. 28 for a WIAA Div. 2 Regional. The Beavers will wrap up the regular season on Feb. 23 with a home game against Oregon.
The Reedsburg gymnastics team hosted six area schools on Feb. 18 for the Badger Conference Championship where the Beavers took seventh place.
Reedsburg scored a 27.15 on the balance beam, 30.125 on the floor exercise, 30.35 on the vault, and 21.65 on the uneven bars for a total of 109.275. Mount Horeb took the title (139.35), followed by Monona Grove (130.525), Milton (129.2), Waunakee/DeForest (126.575), Baraboo (123.875), and Sauk Prairie (123.2).
In all-around results, Ally Gesteland led the team with a 20th place finish, recording scores of 7.8 on the floor, 7.15 on the beam, 7,85 on the vault, and 5.9 on the bars for a total of 28.7. Abbey Buelow followed with a 26.375 (7.275 floor, 5.75 beam, 7.95 vault, 5.4 bars).
Raegan Hyzer led Reedsburg on the beam, taking 21st place with a score of 7.2, while Brandi Imhoff earned a 7.05. Mai Klink meanwhile, recorded a 7.675 on the floor while Hyzer added a 7.375. On the vault, all five Beavers recorded scores in the sevens, with Imhoff recording a 7.35, while Raelle Bishop had a 7.2 and Haley Asp added a 7.05.
Reedsburg will travel to Baraboo on Feb. 23 for a WIAA Sectional.