The Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells/Mauston boys hockey team has now won nine of its past 10 games and is on a four-game winning streak after topping Regis/Altoona/McDonnell and Stevens Point.

On Jan. 28, the Cheavers traveled to Eau Claire where they took down Regis/Altoona/McDonnell 5-3.

RWD found itself trailing 2-1 after the first period, with Dylan Brown scoring the opening goal of the game at the 2:24 mark with Derek Pawlak and Thomas Pfaff assisting. Regis answered however, scoring two unanswered goals to take the lead. The team’s second goal was on a power play after a high sticking penalty called on Reedsburg.

The Cheavers bounced back in an action-packed second period. RWD took advantage of a hooking penalty and Pawlak scored on the power play, with Brown and Ben Horzewski assiting to tie the game. Regis answered with a goal of its own, but the Cheavers tied the game again with Brown scoring his second of the night at the 12:10 mark, with Tarren Gruber and Pfaff assisting. Austin Conroy eventually gave RWD the lead, with a goal at 14:57 after being set up by Brown and Pawlak.

Pawlak provided some insurance with a goal halfway through the final frame with Brown and Pfaff assisting. Defensively, Dylan Stein saved 19 shots on the day while the Cheavers amassed 22 shots offensively.

Two days later, Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells hosted Stevens Point Pacelli where the Cheavers dominated 9-1.

RWD set the tone of the game with five unanswered goals in the first. Chris Jones scored two of those goals, while the others came from Jacob Ely, Horzewski, and Pawlak. Kip Cunningham and Horzewski each added goals in the second period to go up 7-0, before Jon Zobel scored 14 seconds into the third to make it 8-0. The Cardinals took advantage of a power play and scored to avoid the shutout, while Reid Marsich answered with a power play goal of his own.

Stein saved 17 shots while RWD recorded 38 shots on goal. Reedsburg (13-6 overall, 4-3 Badger North) will host Germantown on Feb. 3.

Girls Hockey

The Badger Lightning girls hockey team has been busy.

After picking up a win 3-2 overtime win over the Icebergs on Jan. 24, the Lightning were one-goal shy on Jan. 27 when they traveled to Cumberland and fell 2-1 to the WSFLG Blizzard.

The Lightning controlled the game for most of the contest, out-shooting the Blizzard 46-19 but Blizzard goalie Emma Quimby was nearly impenetrable.

After a scoreless first period, the Blizzard scored the opening goal in the second before Paige Pawlak knotted the score in the third. She was assisted by Allison Knull and Bailey Babcock on the play. The Blizzard answered moments later however, and the Lightning couldn’t find the equalizer.

Lightning goaltender Gabby Christensen saved 17 shots in the contest.

On Jan. 30, there was more to the final score than meets the eye when the Lightning hosted Black River Falls at Pierce Park.

After trailing by just one goal after the first period and making it a game in the second, two third period goals from the Tigers within 15 seconds of each other and another later in the frame ultimately gave the Lightning a 6-2 nonconference loss.

The Lightning brought the intensity in a back-and-forth first period. Both teams traded shots early, but the Tigers were put on the board at the 13:37 mark.

Offensively, the Lightning had several opportunities, with Lizzy Patton nearly hitting Pawlak in front of the goal early while Bergen Brandt sniped a shot from downtown moments later.

The Tigers went on back-to-back power plays to end the first. The Lightning intercepted and controlled the puck in the second which led to a shot from Emma Capener and one from Jessica Patton, but Black River Falls made it 2-0 at the 9:52 mark after catching the Lightning on a line change.

The Lightning answered the goal with one of their own a minute later. The goal was initiated with a steal from Lizzy Patton and after multiple attacks at the net, Pawlak backhanded the puck in to cut the Lightning’s deficit in half. Pawlak was assisted by Lizzy Patton on the play.

After a controversial no-call in the Lightning’s zone, the Tigers made it 3-1. Pawlak started the third period in a big way, putting in the Lightning’s second goal of the night just 37 seconds into the frame to make it 3-2. The Tigers extended their lead to two at the 7:22 mark, and kept the momentum from there as another goal just 15 seconds later made it 5-2 while a goal down the stretch sealed the deal.

Gymnastics

The Reedsburg gymnastics team hosted Waunakee/DeForest on Jan. 30 for parents/senior night where the Beavers fell 129.225-113.675.

“Overall, the team continues to keep moving forward and gaining points,” coach Nichelle Hoege said. “We have a lot of difficulty we need to strive for but with a young team, I am hopeful.”

Reedsburg recorded team scored of 28.275 on the balance beam, 31.45 on the floor exercise, 30.6 on the vault, and 23.35 on the uneven bars. Ally Gesteland led the Beavers in all-around scored (7.7 floor, 6.6 beam, 7.8 vault, 6.1 bars) followed by Mai Klink (8.2 floor, 6.9 beam, 7.1 vault, 5.1 bars). Brandi Imhoff and Haley Asp added impressive scores on the vault (7.75 and 7.7, respectively) while Abbey Buelow led the team on the bars with a 6.15. Raegan Hyzer led the squad on the beam with a 7.35 while Hyzer earned an 8.25 on the floor to tie for third place.

Boys Basketball

The Reedsburg boys basketball team is now on a six-game losing skid after falling to Mount Horeb and Mauston.

On Jan. 27, the Beavers hosted Mount Horeb where they fell to the Vikings 53-50. The conference game was a back-and-forth one throughout, with a knotted score of 26-26 at halftime but the Vikings were able to edge the Beavers by three points down the final stretch.

Tyson Tully led Reedsburg with a game-high 20 points while Will Fuhrmann added eight. Ben Fuhrmann and Alek Baker recorded seven points apiece while Baker led in rebounds with eight.

The Beavers traveled to Mauston on Jan. 30 where the Golden Eagles edged Reedsburg 62-50.

Reedsburg had the advantage in the first half, leading 26-22 at halftime before Mauston opened the flood gates in the second, outscoring the Beavers 40-24.

Ian Rogers led Reedsburg with 18 points while Tully and Ben Fuhrmann added 10 apiece. Luke Friede recorded nine. In rebounds, Tully led with 11 while Friede had eight.

Reedsburg (3-11 overall, 1-6 Badger North) will host Wisconsin Dells on Feb. 2.

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