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Ashley Krieski

Ashley Krieski watches her tee shot on the 10th hole during a WIAA Div. 1 Sectional on Oct. 3 at Reedsburg Country Club.

A rough start led to season-ending day for Reedsburg’s Ashley Krieski at a WIAA Div. 1 Sectional Meet at Reedsburg Country Club on Oct. 3.

Wet conditions caused trouble for the junior, who carded a 10 on the second hole en route to a 60 on the par 36 front nine. Despite another 10 on the par-5 11th, Krieski found more consistency on the back nine, recording a 56 for a total of 116 on the day. The low round of the day came from Stoughton’s Caylie Kotlowski who shot a one-over-par 73.

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis season came to a close on Oct. 4 when Reedsburg seniors Molly McBride and Anna Buss capped off their high school careers at the WIAA Div. 1 Sectional Meet at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

McBride and Buss came into sectionals with an overall record of 6-8 as Reedsburg’s No. 1 doubles team, and were looking to upset their opening round opponents in Madison West’s Spencer Harrison and Katie Goetz (19-15). McBride and Buss were able to hold their own in the first set, falling 6-3 before forced and unforced errors came into play in the second set as they fell 6-0. Harrison and Goetz went on to fall 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to Sauk Prairie’s Camryn Ballweg and Taylor Breininger in the second round, while Ballweg and Breininger fell 6-0, 6-2 to Middleton’s Karsen Dettman and Maddie Clark in the championship match.

Cross Country

The Reedsburg cross country teams traveled to Muscoda on Oct. 6 to compete in the Riverdale Invitational where the girls team took third and the boys took eighth.

Freshman Jacqueline Lacen continued her dominant season with a seventh place overall finish, recording a mile pace of 6:32 and crossing the line in 20:17.4. Sophomore Jenna McBride wasn’t far behind, taking 14th in 20:59.7 while freshman Payton Cunningham took 19th (21:13.4). Juniors Annabelle Moon and Angela Gasser rounded out the team, taking 21st (21:22.7) and 24th (22:03.2), respectively. The combined efforts put the Beavers in third place with 80 points, behind Lancaster in first (43) and Boscobel in second (73).

On the boys side, junior Noah Brunner led the squad with a 28th place finish (19:07.8), followed by junior Nick Horzewski in 43rd (19:38.9), freshman Caden Schneider in 45th (19:41.9), senior Max Harsch in 49th (19:47.5) and sophomore Keith Curtin in 52nd (19:50.5). Reedsburg took eighth place out of 15 teams with 212 points. Boscobel took the title with 53 points.

The Beavers will travel to Beaver Dam Country Club on Oct. 13 for the Badger North Conference Meet.

Boys Soccer

The Reedsburg boys soccer team continues to struggle.

On Oct. 4, the Beavers (1-13-1 overall, 0-5 Badger North) traveled to Platteville where they were shut out 3-0 by the Southwest Wisconsin Conference leaders. Reedsburg held the Hillmen to only one goal in the first half, scored just 30 seconds into the contest. The Beavers allowed two more in the second half, the second of which off a penalty kick within the final 15 minutes of play.

“Our tough year continues,” Reedsburg coach David Fitzpatrick said. “We rotated a bit more in the second half which led to some confusion at the back which led to Platteville’s second goal.”

Reedsburg ended the day with one shot on goal while goalie Kip Cunningham saved eight shots. The Beavers will take on Columbus on Oct. 11 in Wisconsin Dells before hosting Portage/Poynette on Oct. 12.

Team scores: Waunakee 307; Middleton 307; Stoughton 312; Oregon 368; Madison Memorial 390; Sun Prairie 390; DeForest 391; Madison West 396.

Top five individuals: 1, C. Kotlowski, Sto, 73; 2, Soulier, Wau, 80; 3, Moon, Bar, and Meier, Mid, 82; 5, O’Reilly-Dye, MG, 83.

Individual state qualifiers: C. Kotlowski, Sto, 73; Moon, Baraboo, 82; O’Reilly-Dye, MG, 83.

Local results: Ashley Krieski, Reed, 116.

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Regional Sports Reporter