Beaver Dam’s Zak Kulka finished with a 4-over-par 76 on Thursday at House on the Rock Resort in Spring Green, good enough for third place individually at the Badger North Conference tournament.
As a team, the Golden Beavers finished with a 362, which was near the bottom. Waunakee finished with a team score of 307 to win the tournament. Mount Horeb was close behind with a 319.
Beaver Dam’s MJ Hallman finished with an 86, three strokes from cracking the top 10. Teammate Casper Rubbelke finished one stroke behind Hallman, while Parker Leisses had a 113.
Mikayla Armatoski pitched a three-hit gem with seven strikeouts as she helped Columbus beat Watertown Luther Prep on Tuesday in Capitol North Conference action.
Armatoski gave up just two hits and no earned runs in the victory.
Claire Smedema went 3-for-4 for the Cardinals (8-14, 4-6 Capitol North). The Phoenix (7-9, 2-9) didn’t have anyone with more than one hit.
Poor defense by Waupun on Tuesday vs. Plymouth let the Panthers score three unearned runs, and the Warriors’ bats were unable to make up the difference in a 7-5 East Central Conference loss.
The defeat prevented the Warriors (17-2, 11-2 ECC) from clinching the outright league championship, as Ripon (15-4, 10-3) fell to Kewaskum but now still has a chance at earning a share with a win over Kewaskum on Thursday and another loss by Waupun to Plymouth on Thursday.
Waupun had trimmed a 5-1 deficit after 3½ innings down to 5-4 on Wyatt Paul’s two-run single in the bottom of the fourth and Brayden Sanders’ RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. But Plymouth (11-10, 4-9) added two valuable insurance runs in the sixth — both scored on an error — to pad its lead.
The Warriors went down in order in the bottom of the seventh, failing to mount a rally.
Columbus goalkeeper Sam Menomin finished with 18 saves, but the Cardinals were shut out 1-0 by Kewaskum in Tuesday’s non-conference match.
Kewaskum’s Kennedy Adams scored the only goal of the game in the 66th minute, with an assist by Lydia Steinbauer.
The Wayland boys tennis team defeated University Lake School 6-1 on Tuesday.
Wayland swept University Lake in singles. In the top flight, Wayland’s Shane Reid defeated Cory Muehlmeier 6-4, 7-6 (2). Till Hartmann won 6-3, 6-0 over Cedric Baedorf in flight two. George Zeman won 6-0, 6-4 in the third flight and Ray Chen won 6-2, 6-1 in flight four.
In doubles, the Wayland’s No. 2 team of Ray Wu and Allen Huang (6-2, 6-0) and No. 3 team of Tony Tran and Lance Li (6-0, 6-1) won their matches.
- Box scores and full results in Scoreboard.