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The Verona boys hockey team widened its lead in the Big Eight Conference race as a five-goal second period propelled the Wildcats to an 8-4 victory over second-place Sun Prairie on Tuesday night.

Brockton Baker scored two goals, both in the second period, which helped to give the Wildcats (16-3-2, 11-1-0) an 8-2 lead over the Cardinals (16-4-1, 9-3-0) heading into the final period.

Mack Keryluk scored a goal and tallied three assists for Verona. Benett Halbleib scored a goal and had two assists for Sun Prairie.

Madison West 10, Madison East/La Follette 0

Drake Baldwin scored a hat trick and had two assists as the Regents (14-5-2, 9-3-0) defeated the visiting Lakers (0-15-6, 0-11-0).

Riley Lanham scored two goals and had an assist for Madison West.

Beloit Memorial 5, Whitefish Bay 4

The Purple Knights (7-13-0) used a three-goal spurt to open the third period to defeat the visiting WNS Storm (8-9-0). Junior Kyle Hanaman was responsible for two of those scores, and Casper Clark added a goal and two assists for Beloit Memorial.

Baraboo/Portage 4, DeForest co-op 2

Jack Macdonald scored two goals and Mike Wech had a goal and two assists as the host Thunderbirds (8-12-0, 4-3-0) defeated the Norskies (3-17-0, 0-8-0).

Brian Fons and Nate Garnell scored goals for DeForest.

Madison Edgewood 15, Milton 1

Teddy Kluesner and Carter Hottmann each netted a hat trick as the host Crusaders (15-4-2, 10-0-0) used an eight-goal first period to take control against the Red Hawks (3-14-1, 0-9-0).

Gabe Brown and Hunter Stracka added two goals apiece for Edgewood. Logan Servin scored on a penalty shot for Milton.

West Bend co-op 5, Beaver Dam co-op 2

Peyton Kesselhon scored two goals as the visiting Ice Bears (14-7-1) topped the Golden Beavers (8-12-1). Sam VanderHoeven scored both of Beaver Dam’s goals.

Girls hockey

Sun Prairie co-op 5, Beloit Memorial co-op 3

Montana Cruz tallied a pair of scores and added an assist at home as the state 10th-ranked Cap City Cougars (14-6-1, 6-2-0) handed the fourth-ranked Rock County Fury (17-3-2, 9-1-0) their first Badger Conference loss.

Sun Prairie taillied four goals in the second period, including a Margo Thousand short-handed strike from Zephryn Jager to put the hosts up 4-1 with 14 seconds left in the frame. Haley Knauf added two goals and an assist for Beloit Memorial.

Hartland Arrowhead co-op 3, Middleton co-op 1

Megan Walmer scored two goals to lead the host Warhawks (7-13-1) past the Madison Metro Lynx (6-14-0). Claire Wischoff scored in the third period off a Sierra Berg assist for Middleton.

Boys swimming

Madison Edgewood 98, Milton 69

Sophomores Alex Moen and Truman teDuits each won a pair of individual races to help the host Crusaders defeat the Red Hawks in a Badger South Conference dual meet. Madison Edgewood captured 10 of the 11 events, including all three relays.


Wisconsin Dells 48, Mauston 27

The visiting Chiefs clinched sole possession of the South Central Conference dual-meet championship with a victory over the second-place Golden Eagles.

Horicon 51, Deerfield 30

Hunter Augustine (132), Marshall Coffey (138), Bill Condon (145) and Joe Baier (152) each recorded pins as the visiting Marshmen defeated the Demons.

Nicholas Wilfong (106), Jack McDonough (113) and Zach Wilfong (120) recorded pins for Deerfield.

Janesville Craig 45, Whitewater 36

Joey Bellomo at 126 pounds, Nate Ellis (132), Ethan Smith (138), Aiden Romack (145), Joe Smith (152) and Marshall Getchell (160) each scored pin victories as the host Cougars topped the Whippets in a non-conference dual.

Madison West 40, Belleville co-op 21

The host Regents won a Senior Night non-conference dual meet over the Sugar River Raiders.


Sun Prairie 126.85, Madison East/La Follette 112.025

Allayah Lane won the floor exercise with a score of 9.45 as the host Cardinals topped United. Tyra Turner won the vault (9.2), uneven bars (8.7) and balance beam (9.375) to earn all-around honors (36.175) for East/La Follette.

Mount Horeb 137.425, Baraboo 123.175

Krista Taylor won the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise to seal the all-around title with a score of 35.525 for the host Vikings.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.