The Reedsburg boys golf team had a hot start to the season on April 10 when the Beavers fought through the cold weather and took second place at the DeForest mini meet.
Senior Dylan Brown carded the lowest round of the day out of all golfers at the par 72 Lake Windsor Golf Course, ending the front nine with a 37 and the back with a 39 for a total of 76. Brown’s round was highlighted by a birdie on the par four third hole. Zach Arneson meanwhile, finished the day with a 38 on the front and a 40 on the back for a personal best score of 78, the third lowest of the day. Reedsburg was rounded out by Ben Fuhrmann who hit a 42 on both ends for an 84, followed by Will Fuhrmann (86) and Kip Cunningham (92).
The Beavers totaled 324 strokes, only two behind Waunakee with 322. Mount Horeb took third (342), followed by Beaver Dam (352), Portage (360), Baraboo (371), DeForest (375), and Sauk Prairie (402).
“We played great for the conditions,” Reedsburg coach Mark Johnson said. “We have to keep getting better if we want to win the Badger North. Waunakee is a very good team.”
The Reedsburg girls soccer team hosted Mauston on April 10 where the Beavers shut out the Golden Eagles 3-0 in Reedsburg’s home opener.
Kayla Greenwood, Julia Korklewski, and Rylee Dorow all found the back of the net to lead Reedsburg. Tina Andersen recorded two assists on the night, while Cheyanne Grundahl added another. Goaltender Sawyer Hahn had a quiet evening between the posts, recording one save.
Reedsburg (1-1 overall) will host Sauk Prairie on April 12 to open the Badger North Conference season.
The Reedsburg boys tennis team had two heartbreaking losses to start the season this past week.
On April 9, the team traveled to Ripon where it fell 4-3 in the non-conference dual.
The Beavers found success with their doubles teams, with juniors Tom Koenig and Logan Benseman taking down Ben Retzlaff and Arron Forslund 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 in the No. 1 match, while senior duo Vincent Lubasi and Eli Hulse defeated Ethan Vass and Dylan Schattschneider 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2. Reedsburg’s Isaac Peterson and Brett Bolt went on to fall 6-1, 6-2 to Dawson Albright and Jonah Roper in the No. 3 match.
In singles, Max Harsch had the only victory, battling to a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Tyler Granados in the No. 3 match. Nate Pillow struggled against Preston Wurtz, falling 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 match while Dayne Rothwell fell 6-1, 6-3 to Chris Long at No. 2. Noah Hulse had a three-set long battle with Galen Wells at No. 4, but ultimately fell 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
It was a similar result on April 10 when Reedsburg traveled to Fort Atkinson and fell 4-3. Rothwell found his first victory of the season at No. 2 singles, defeating Dallas Borchardt 6-1, 6-3, while Harsch made it 2-0 on the year with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Joe Yang at No. 3. The other win came from Peterson and Bolt at No. 3 doubles, as they took down Landon Zorn and Jimmy Keelty 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Three of Reedsburg’s losses were three-set long battles. Pillow nearly edged Nash Christian at No. 1 singles but fell 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, while Noah Hulse fell 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to Logan Lehmann at No. 4. Lubasie and Eli Hulse fell 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to Bryce Grady and Miguel Velequez at No. 2 doubles, while Koenig and Benseman fell 7-5, 6-1 to Evan Jaime and Caleb Brown at No. 1 doubles.
The Beavers will host Tomah on April 12 for their season opener.
It was a tough home opener for the Reedsburg baseball team on April 10 when the Beavers welcomed Waunakee and fell 11-1 in five innings.
Reedsburg saw the Badger North Conference favorite collect 10 hits on the day, with the Warriors pulling away in the fourth inning with six runs. The Beavers also committed five errors in the contest, which made for a somber result.
“Not a good game for us,” coach Sam Abbott said. “Our poor play boiled down to defensive mistakes and lack of clutch hitting. We left a lot of guys on early in the game, especially in the first, second, and third inning. If we push through in any or all of those innings, the entire dynamic of the game changes. At the end of the day though, we gave a really great Waunakee lineup far too many chances, and we cannot afford to do that in this conference.”
Reedsburg’s lone run of the contest came in the opening frame, when Nathan Adelman reached on a dropped third strike and eventually went home on an RBI double from Jahdiel Rivera-Guzman. Dakota Deitrich added a double in the third inning, but Waunakee’s defense proved too strong as the Beavers failed to score any more runs.
The Beavers (1-1 overall, 0-1 Badger North) will look to bounce back on April 12 when they travel to Baraboo for another conference game.
WAUNAKEE 11, REEDSBURG 1
Waunakee 300 620 0 — 11 10 0
Reedsburg 100 000 0 — 1 3 5
Pitchers (ip-h-er-bb-so) — Nordloh (W; 4.2-3-0-5-10), Smith (0.1-0-0-1-0); Mueller (0.2-2-0-0-1); Ely (0.2-0-0-3-0); Hahn (L; 3.1-8-5-2-1); McMillen (0.1-0-0-0-0).
Leading hitters — W: Lee 3x4. 2B — Ripp, Ross. R: 2B — Deitrich, Rivera-Guzman.