Portage’s Jacob Hamm finished 12th in 17 minutes, 37 seconds Saturday at the Reedsburg Invitational to lead the Warriors’ prep boys cross country team to a sixth-place finish among eight teams.

Meanwhile, Cecilia Shortreed finished 14th in 17:56 to lead Portage’s girls team, but the Warriors finished last among seven teams.

REEDSBURG INVITATIONAL

Boys (5,000 meters)

Large schools: Team scores — Port Washington 29, Baraboo 31, Sauk Prairie 100, Sparta 115, McFarland 131, Portage 168, Reedsburg 180, Tomah 211.

Winner — Jason Marhal, PW, 16:36.

Portage — 12, Jacob Hamm 17:37; 17, Logan Jacobs 17:48; 44, Mitchell Beard 19:21; 47, Tate Zarecki 19:42; 48, Thomas Kruse 19:59; 50, Kyle McTier, 20:12; 54, Hunter Witt 21:31.

Girls (4,000 meters)

Large schools: Team scores — McFarland 43, Reedsburg 77, Baraboo 89, Sparta 93, Sauk Prairie 102, Tomah 131, Portage 135.

Winner — McKaela Christenson, Baraboo, 14:49.

Portage — 14, Cecilia Shortreed, 17:56; 24, Faleasha Gallagher, 18:33; 30, Samantha Radtke, 18:42; 38, Emily Narel, 19:28; 43, Anna Hammer, 19:57; 48, Sierra Kleist, 21:27.

At: Hartje Center

PREP GIRLS TENNIS

Mueller, Hurd win at conference tourney

Portage’s Sam Mueller (No. 1 singles) and Jayne Hurd (No. 2) both won their opening-round matches at the Badger Conference prep girls tennis tournament on Friday, but neither won in the quarterfinals and both were eliminated.

Mueller defeated Reedsburg’s Darci Wafle 6-1, 6-2 before enduring a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Waunakee’s Shelby Chorney.

Meanwhile, Hurd defeated Monona Grove’s Kezia Weigel-Sterr 6-1, 6-3 then suffered a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Elizabeth Murphy of Milton.

FRIDAY’S LATE PREP FOOTBALL

Westfield and M/P/GL both lose on the road

Montello/Princeton/Green Lake’s prep football team fell behind Oshkosh Lourdes 28-10 at halftime Friday night and the Phoenix suffered a 49-17 loss to the host Knights.

Also Friday night, Westfield allowed host Nekoosa to rush for 350 yards and 6 touchdowns in a 44-28 loss.

Tanner Akers caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Slowey for the Pioneers.

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