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Every stroke mattered during a Badger North Conference showdown between the Reedsburg and Baraboo girls golf teams on Sept. 10 at Baraboo Country Club.

Ideal weather conditions made for a close battle between the rivals as the golfers fought their way through the tough back nine, but the Beavers ran away with the dual by a single stroke, winning 205-206.

Kaitlyn Brunken had a roller coaster of a round, carding a triple bogey on hole 12 and a quadruple bogey on hole 17 but led the Beavers with a 49 on the par 36 back nine. Anna Krieski had a shaky start but settled in, carding a 50 on the day while Ashley Krieski and Julia Korklewski followed with rounds of 53. Baraboo was led by Carly Moon (45) and Adele Griffin (47).

The Beavers were back on their home course a day later, where they split conference duals against Mount Horeb and DeForest at Reedsburg Country Club.

Reedsburg began the day with a 206-213 win over the Vikings. Anna Krieski led the Beavers with a 46, followed by Brunken (49), Ashley Krieski (54), and Grace Benish (57). Mount Horeb was led by Ellie Lombardo (44) and Ryleigh McMahan (51).

All four Reedsburg golfers carded the same exact scores as before to card a 206 against DeForest, but this time the Norskies ended on top with a 202. They were led by Taryn Endres (47) and Cassidy Schnell (50).

The Beavers, who took on Beaver Dam on Sept. 12 for a conference dual which ended after Times-Press print time, will travel to Lake Windsor Golf Club on Sept. 14 for an invitational.

Boys Soccer

The Reedsburg Area High School boys soccer team is still searching for its first win of the season after going 0-3 last week.

On Sept. 7, the Beavers traveled to Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells where they fell 7-1 to West Bend West to begin a two-day invitational. Reedsburg gave up three, first-half goals and another four in the second, while Travis Steiner carded the lone goal for the Beavers in the second half. Offensively, Reedsburg recorded three shots on goal while West Bend West amassed 29.

“We really tried to view this game as a scrimmage. This is our third game despite only having three practices since we split squads into varsity and JV. One of those practices was picture day and another was indoors,” Reedsburg coach David Fitzpatrick said. “The score line isn’t pretty, but I was happy with how our boys played. Many of the goals we conceded came from similar and coachable errors.”

Reedsburg had a similar result against Onalaska in day two, falling 5-1. The Beavers held the Hilltoppers to one goal in the first half before the floodgates opened in the second.

“The score line here doesn’t tell the whole story. It was our finest game so far, by far. The game was 1-0 Onalaska at half, and the goal was a shot from distance that lofted over our goalie’s head. Kip Cunningham would like to have that one back, but he made some outstanding saves in this game,” Fitzpatrick said.

Reedsburg’s goal was a clean one, with a string of four or five quick passes ending with the ball played through on the right wing to Drew Williams. Williams crossed the ball just out of reach of the Onalaska keeper to a streaking Will Fuhrmann, who volleyed the ball off the inside of his right foot to avoid the shutout. Overall, Reedsburg recorded eight shots on goal while Cunningham saved 17.

On Sept. 11, the Beavers traveled to Mount Horeb where they were shut out 5-0 in a Badger North Conference game. Fitzpatrick said his team continues to show improvement, as Reedsburg played to a scoreless first half.

“It was high intensity defending throughout. Kip had an incredible game notching 15 saves, some from very close range. Seniors Jacob Dregney and Tom Koenig played most of the game as central defenders and also played a huge role in the success of our first half.”

The Beavers struggled to find offense, amassing just two shots on goal in the loss. Reedsburg will travel to Watertown on Sept. 13.

Girls Tennis

The Reedsburg girls tennis team continues to struggle as the Beavers went 0-2 over the past week.

On Sept. 6, Reedsburg hosted Sauk Prairie where it was shut out 7-0. Hayden Stovey was shut out by Quinlyn Mack in the No. 1 singles match, as was Alicen Henke to Katie Mack at No. 2. Kaelyn Kurtenbach fell 6-0, 6-1 to Katie Yanke at No. 3, while Shelby Henke fell 6-2, 6-4 to Olivia Joyce at No. 4.

In doubles, Anna Buss and Molly McBride fell 6-1, 6-2 to Camryn Ballweg and Taylor Breninger, Chloe Baldwin and Skyler Miller fell 6-2, 6-3 to Bridget Fabian and Aimee Maasch, while Taylor Fuller and Taylor Janechek fell 6-1, 6-4 to Haley Greenheck and Camdyn Kaastelitz.

The Beavers saw the same result in a shutout loss to Beaver Dam on Sept 10 in Reedsburg. Stovey fell 6-0, 6-1 to Morgan Nelson at No. 1 singles, Henke fell 6-1, 6-2 to Madelyn Connaughty at No. 2, Vanessa Gardner fell 6-0, 6-2 to Linsdey Propst at No. 3, while Kurtenbach fell 6-3, 6-0 to Grayce Klawitter at No. 4.

In doubles, Buss and McBride fell 6-1, 6-1 to Abby Kiesow and Hannah Budde, Miller and Baldwin fell 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to Riley Smith and Abby Okon, while Henke and Emma Lichte fell 6-4, 6-4 to Jessica Burens and Emily Martel.

The Beavers, who hosted Waunakee on Sept. 12 for a conference dual, will travel to Portage on Sept. 14.

Cross Country

The Reedsburg prep cross country teams traveled to Spring Green on Sept. 8 where the girls took sixth and the boys took 14th at the River Valley Invitational.

Freshman Jacqueline Lacen led the girls team with an 8th place finish out of 117 runners, crossing the line in 21:12. She was followed by Caylee Fry in 38th (22:47), Jenna McBride in 40th (22:51), Payton Cunningham in 43rd (22:58), and Annabelle Moon in 48th (23:03).

“Jacqueline Lacen, a freshman and new to Reedsburg, ran an outstanding race and is our Athlete of the Meet,” coach Nicole Bruer said. “From the moment the gun went off, Jackie shot out and was in the top five in an incredibly tough mix of athletes. I was worried she wouldn’t be able to maintain her pace the entire three miles, but she proved me wrong, finishing a fabulous eighth overall. This is the highest place at River Valley in 10 years.”

On the boys side, Noah Brunner led the squad with a 63rd place finish (19:21), followed by Brendon Stelling in 72nd (19:44), Nick Horzewski in 92nd (20:39), Caden Schneider in 94th (20:48) and Keith Curtain in 102nd (21:01).

On Sept. 11, the Beavers competed in the Badger Challenge in Mount Horeb where the girls took ninth while the boys took 16th.

The girls squad was again led by Lacen, who took seventh place in 21:42. She was followed by McBride in 40th (23:33), Ashley Campbell in 69th (25:46), Skyler Menzia in 102nd (28:22), and Breanna Menzia in 129th (31:22).

The boys were led by Schneider in 64th (21:18), Jacob Weber in 118th (23:30), Brunner in 64th (20:18), Horzewski in 67th (20:27), and Alexander Gall in 86th (21:03).

BOYS

Large schools team scores: Madison La Follette 47, McFarland 84, DeForest 113, Sauk Prairie 126, Monroe 142, Dodgeville/Mineral Point 143, Mount Horeb 177, Holmen 203, Baraboo 211, Milton 226, Wisconsin Dells 256, Mauston 327, Lodi 373, Reedsburg 423, River Valley 436, Southwestern/Cuba City 471, Waunakee 479, Richland Center/Ithaca 537.

Small schools team scores: Darlington 47, New Glarus/Monticello 77, Boscobel 104, Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 150, Wauzeka-Steuben 173, Brookwood 209, Viroqua 225, Fennimore 239, Lancaster 282, Pecatonica/Argyle 308, Belleville 323, River Ridge 326, Hillsboro 374, Iowa-Grant 376, Riverdale 394, Albany 450, Necedah 502, Prairie du Chien 506.

Overall top 10: 1, Burgener, DeF, 16:27; 2, Pahnke, McF, 16:30; 3, Wolfe, MLF, 16:48; 4, Keith, DMP, 16:53; 5, Heinberg, Dar, 16:53; 6, Kemna, McF, 16:53; 7, Barry, Fen, 16:55; 8, Hellrood, MLF, 16:55; 9, Fasick, McF, 17:00; 10, Haas, SP, 17:01.

Sauk Prairie: 8, Haas, 17:01; 17, Wankerl, 17:26; 21, Desroches, 17:39; 38, Beattie, 18:42; 42, Vande Hey, 18:44.

GIRLS

Large schools team scores: Wisconsin Dells 65, Mount Horeb 104, Milton 108, McFarland 150, Dodgeville/Mineral Point 164, Reedsburg 177, Lodi 178, Waunakee 208, DeForest 225, Baraboo 274, Mauston 274, Sauk Prairie 289, Holmen 312, River Valley 320, Madison La Follette 324, Southwestern/Cuba City 389.

Small schools team scores: Lancaster 49, Boscobel 74, Prairie du Chien 99, Darlington 103, Viroqua 119, Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 154, Albany 162, Brookwood 178, New Glarus/Monticello 285, Belleville 288, Fennimore 296, River Ridge 308, Madison St. Ambrose 342, Hillsboro 361.

Top 10 overall: 1, Martensen, SCC, 18:28; 2, Brown, Bos, 19:09; 3, Beghin, WD, 19:50; 4, Murphy, Lan, 20:09; 5, Mendez, Dar, 20:14; 6, 6, Malacina, 20:30; 7, Katzung, PdC, 20:33; 8, Talabec, Mil, 20:34; 9, Clary, Lodi, 20:34; 10, Meister, Dar, 20:39.

Sauk Prairie: 12, Doerre, 21:23; 35, Marquardt, 22:33; 71, Herbrand, 23:31; 84, Liedtke, 24:03; 87, Lohr, 24:09.

BOYS

Overall team times (top five runners): DeForest 89 minutes, 33 seconds, Sauk Prairie 91:15, Monona Grove 91:24, Stoughton 92:03, Madison Edgewood 92:39, Watertown 93:00, Monroe 93:32, Portage 93:54, Mount Horeb 94:14, Beaver Dam 94:28, Waunakee 94:44, Baraboo 94:55, Oregon 95:11, Milton 95:12, Fort Atkinson 97:23, Reedsburg 106:39.

Top 10 individuals

Grade 11-12 race: 1, Burgener, D, 16:49; 2, Ferron, BD, 16:50; 3, Jones, P, 16:55; 4, Grabowski, D, 16:59; 5, Midtlien, FA, 17:19; 6, Gremminger, BD, 17:32; 7, Legler, Mon, 17:36; 8, Haas, SP, 17:39; 9, Devault, MG, 17:43; 10, Wankerl, SP, 17:52.

Grade 9-10 race: 1, Czarnecki, BD, 17:32; 2, Zelinski, Or, 18:03; 3, Henry, Mon, 18:15; 4, Hansen, St, 18:21; 5, Smith, St, 18:22; 6, Kitzhaber, Wat, 18:23; 7, Gnewuch, MG, 18:26; 8, Traeder, MG, 18:32; 9, Richardson, ME, 18:45; 10, Ramos, Or, 18:49.

Overall team placewinners

Sauk Prairie: Haas 17:39; Wankerl 17:52; Desroches 17:57; Vande Hey 18:53; Holloway 18:57.

GIRLS

Overall team times (top five runners): Monona Grove 106:41, Waunakee 108:24, Fort Atkinson 109:20, Beaver Dam 109:23, Oregon 109:28, Mount Horeb 112:30, Watertown 113:03, Milton 113:47, Reedsburg 114:40, DeForest 114:51, Baraboo 116:57, Stoughton 117:05, Madison Edgewood 117:39, Sauk Prairie 119:33, Portage 122:47, Monroe 127:46.

Top 10 individuals

Grade 11-12 race: 1, Beauchaine, Or, 20:17; 2, Lovejoy, FA, 20:27; 3, Bertz, Wau, 20:28; 4, Wackett, Wtn, 20:57; 5, Donaldson, BD, 21:14; 6, Bilau, FA, 21:36; 7, Thomas, MG, 21:38; 8, Wozniak, St, 21:39; 9, Uhrich, BD, 21:40; 10, Smith, Wtn, 21:40.

Grade 9-10 race: 1, Nelson, MG, 20:39; 2, Ollendick, MH, 21:02; 3, Holmquist, MG, 21:10; 4, Talabac, Mil, 21:30; 4, Yundt, MG, 21:31; 6, Jarvi, Wau, 21:40; 7, Lacen, R, 21:43; 8, Hughes, Or, 21:44; 9, Lawrence, St, 21:45; 10, Poole, MG, 21:45.

Overall team placewinners

Sauk Prairie: Marquardt 22:31; Herbrand 23:34; Johnson 23:55; Doerre 24:43; Lohr 24:51.

At Norsk Golf-Bowl, Mount Horeb, 5,000 meters.

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