Drake Baldwin scored a pair of second-period goals and had an assist to lead the Madison West boys hockey team into the final of the Culver’s Cup Tournament with a 3-2 victory over Baraboo/Portage on Thursday at Madison Ice Arena.

Sam Loving added a goal in the first period for the Regents (7-3-1) and assisted on one of Baldwin’s scores. Mike Wech and Campbell Koseor each scored for Baraboo/Portage (6-6-0).

West will meet Madison Memorial at 7:30 Friday night in the tournament final.

Baraboo/Portage will take on Minocqua Lakeland in the third-place game at 6 p.m.

Madison Memorial 6, Minocqua Lakeland 0

Parker Lindauer recorded a first-period hat trick as the Spartans (6-5-1) shut out the Thunderbirds (6-6).

Jack Helle added a goal and three assists for Madison Memorial. Senior Nathan Pitek had 41 saves for Lakeland.

Monona Grove 6, Ashland 5 (OT)

Junior Tanner Smith scored the game-winning power-play goal in overtime off an assist from junior Dawson Dutcher to lift the Silver Eagles over the Oredockers in a Culver’s Cup consolation game.

Beaver Dam 2, De Pere 1

Sam VanderHoeven scored twice to lead the Golden Beavers (5-5-0) over the Voyageurs (3-8-0) in the Waupun Tournament. Marshall Goodrich made 43 saves for Beaver Dam.

Green Bay Notre Dame 3, Madison Edgewood 2 (OT)

Bryce Poshak scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Tritons (8-3-1) beat the Crusaders (8-2-1) at the Showdown in Titletown in Green Bay.

Nathan Rehm tied the game with a power-play goal in the third period for Edgewood. Carter Hottmann added a score for the Crusaders.

Oregon 4, Beloit Memorial 1

Tristan Hughes scored a goal and had three assists as the Panthers (10-2-0) beat the Purple Knights (4-8-0). Andy Badger added a goal for Beloit Memorial.

Girls hockey

Appleton Xavier co-op 3, Beloit Memorial co-op 2

Junior Lauryn Hull scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the visiting Stars (8-4-1) defeated the Rock County Fury (11-2-2) in the Eau Claire Holiday Tournament. Senior Dani Heitsman recorded a goal and an assist for Beloit Memorial.

Middleton co-op 3, Minocqua Lakeland 2

The Metro Lynx (4-8) edged the Thunderbirds (5-3) to advance to today’s Culver’s Cup consolation game against Stevens Point co-op.


Rumble on the Red

Stoughton was in fourth place among a 58-team field after the first day of the two-day meet in Fargo, North Dakota.

Hunter Lewis improved to 21-0 with four wins at 120 pounds, three by pin. Tyler Dow went 3-0 with one pin at 160. Also for Stoughton, Freeman Detweiler went 3-1 at 132 and Brendan Weesner was 3-1 at 145.

Northern Exposure

In Merrill, Sauk Prairie dropped a 34-33 decision to De Pere to finish with a 4-1 record in pool competition and will take on Two Rivers in a semifinal match today.

For Sauk Prairie, Zeke Smith went 5-0 at 120 pounds, Gavin Lankey was 5-0 at 132 and Jesse Huerth went 4-0 at 138 and 145.

Mineral Point took third in its pool with a 3-2 record and will compete for fifth place. Unbeaten wrestlers for the Pointers were Danny Pittz at 126, Mitchell Schaaf at 138, Nolan Springer at 145 (3-0) and Riley Workman at 182. Beaver Dam finished fourth in its pool and remains in the running for a fifth-place finish.

Mid-States Classic

At UW-Whitewater, Janesville Craig stood in 10th place, Edgerton in 17th and Jefferson in 19th among the 43-team field after the first of two days of tournament action.

Craig’s Keeanu Benton (15-0 on the year) won two matches by pin to advance to the semifinal round. For Edgerton, Trevor Wilkinson at 152, Garrett Ison at 160 and Reed Farrington at 220 fell in quarterfinal matches.

Jefferson’s Dean Neff (22-2) won three matches to make the quarterfinal at 145, and Jake Neff went 3-0 to make the semifinals at 160.

Boys swimming

Baraboo Holiday Classic

The host Thunderbirds won four events to capture first place in the three-team event, scoring 194 points to top the Onalaska co-op (175) and Chippewa Falls (169).

Junior Joshua Hackbarth won the 100-yard freestyle (52.48 seconds) and the 200 freestyle (1:55.26) and anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:38.90), joined by Ethan Klingenmeyer, Ben Beal and Jasper Swallen. Also for Baraboo, Jacob Laux won the 200 individual medley (2:11.05).


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.