Despite winning only two of 11 events on Saturday, the state top-ranked Middleton girls swimming team held off second-ranked Cedarburg and third-ranked Verona/Mount Horeb to win the title in the Blackshirt Invitational at Waukesha South.
Middleton scored 427 points, beating Cedarburg’s 305 and Verona/Mount Horeb’s 242.
Middleton sophomore Gabriela Pierobon Mays won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.17 seconds, and the 200 freestyle relay crew of juniors Cora Mack, Hannah Aegerter and Makenna Licking and senior Caroline Hippen won in 1:37.66.
Verona/Mount Horeb junior Grace Bennin set a meet record in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.97), and Wildcats senior Sophie Henshue won the 500 free (5:06.94).
Milton won five of the 11 events and scored 367 points to win its own eight-team invitational, followed by Stoughton and Jefferson/Cambridge. The Red Hawks got individual victories from sophomore Danielle Cramer in the 200 individual medley (2:13.99) and 100 backstroke (:58.94) and senior Avery Shanahan in the 500 freestyle (5:36.41). Each swam on two winning relays.
Stoughton’s Sofia Bormett won the 100 free (:55.85) and 200 free (2:01.45).
Brillion won two relay events and edged Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah to win the five-team meet at Kiel. Watertown took fourth with 295 points, as junior Samantha Rupprecht won the 100 breaststroke (1:20.28).
Lakeside Lutheran (26-3 overall) won seven matches on the day, beating host Edgerton in the championship match, 25-21, 25-23.
The Warriors also beat Walworth Big Foot (25-8, 25-13), Deerfield (25-7, 25-15), Brodhead (25-13, 19-25, 15-11), Altoona (25-7, 27-25), Janesville Craig (21-25, 25-20, 15-13) and Clinton (25-6, 25-6).
Lakeside got 45 kills and six blocks from Amber Rowoldt and 139 assists from Ellie Westrate.
Milwaukee Hamilton Invitational
Sun Prairie tied for third place in the 20-team tournament at Milwaukee Hamilton, falling to Hartland Arrowhead during a semifinal match. The Warhawks went on to defeat Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels in two sets for the title.
Sun Prairie went 3-1 in pool play, and topped Lake Country Lutheran in a three-set quarterfinal match.
Watertown Luther Prep beat Oak Creek, 25-22, 25-13, in the third-place game of the eight-team tournament at Kenosha Tremper. Westosha Central beat Grayslake (Illinois) Central in the title match.
Luther Prep (11-6 overall) beat Kenosha Tremper and Kenosha Indian Trail and lost to Westosha Central and Grayslake Central. Carly Hirsch led the Phoenix with 32 kills, Jewel St. Germaine had 70 assists and Ally Goba added 53 digs and three service aces.
Richland Center beat McFarland to win the six-team tournament. The host Thunderbirds took third, beating Mauston, Lancaster and Westby but falling to McFarland and Richland Center.
Baraboo got 85 assists from Claire McNevin and 34 kills from Lia Kieck.
Wilmot went 4-1 to win the round-robin tournament. Janesville Parker took fourth place and Beloit Memorial finished sixth.
Seneca took a 25-18, 25-10 victory over Iowa-Grant in the championship match of the eight-team tournament. In the semifinals, Seneca beat Belleville, 25-15, 25-10; and Iowa-Grant stopped Mineral Point, 25-11, 19-25, 15-9.
Dodgeville won the fifth-place match and Portage defeated New Glarus for seventh place.
Top-ranked Sun Prairie placed its top five finishers among the top 13 overall in the Division 1 field, including winner Katie Rose Blachowicz (18:01) and runner-up Autumn Dushack (18:13), to dominate the 24-team meet in Wausau. The Cardinals scored 30 points to runner-up Pulaski’s 181. Sun Prairie’s Maddie Thompson was fourth overall (18:48).
Sun Prairie’s Joseph Kehoe was second in the boys race (15:50), and the Cardinals finished second behind Stevens Point despite missing four varsity regulars.
Madison Edgewood was second in the Division 2 boys team race, trailing Shorewood, as Matt Gilles finished sixth overall (16:47). Madison Country Day junior Colin Green was third in the Division 3 race (16:38).
The top-ranked Madison West boys swept the top three spots in the six-team meet at Washington Park in Milwaukee, scoring 23 points to runner-up Milwaukee Marquette’s 34. Madison East took third with 102 points.
Seniors Daniel Jacobs, Aaron Letcher and Jack Reed finished in 16:43, 16:55 and 17:03. Madison East’s leader was junior Max Loetscher, ninth in 17:36.
Madison West senior Vivian Hacker won the girls race in 20:29, but the Regents finished second to Madison West overall. Regents junior Andi Bowman finished fourth (21:20).
Waukesha South Festival
Madison La Follette earned the team title in the 17-team race, placing its top five runners among the top 13. Senior Josh Freitag led the Lancers, taking second in 16:47.
Jefferson won the girls team title, led by individual champion Mariah Linse (19:30).
McFarland runners claimed the top four spots, led by junior Andrew Pahnke’s winning time of 17:06, as the Spartans won the four-team race at Mount Horeb.
McFarland also won the girls team title, although Madison Edgewood senior Maddie McClimon was the individual champion (21:05).
At St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary, the Watertown Luther Prep girls finished second behind Freedom as sophomore Maya Habben finished fourth individually (21:16).
Red Raider Invitational
State seventh-ranked Middleton won its second Saturday tournament in as many weeks, downing ninth-ranked Milwaukee Pius XI, 25-15, 25-16, in the final of the eight-team tournament at Wauwatosa East.
Middleton went 3-0 in pool play, beating Tosa East, Westosha Central and Shorewood, and downed Waukesha West, 2-1, in a semifinal.
Madison La Follette finished sixth in the 10-team tournament, dropping a 2-0 decision to Mequon Homestead in the fifth-place match. Germantown beat Hartland Arrowhead, 2-0, in the championship match.
Waukesha North Invitational
Madison West lost to Mukwonago, 25-23, 18-25, 11-15, in the Gold Division semifinal of the 12-team tournament. Cedarburg beat Mukwonago in the championship match.
Madison Memorial beat Racine Park, 25-15, 25-13, to win the Silver Division after beating Madison East in a semifinal.
Janesville Parker Invite
Milton scored a four-player total of 322 strokes, 36 strokes over par, to edge Wales Kettle Moraine by three strokes in the 19-team tournament at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville. Middleton finished third at 335, with Waunakee fifth, Madison Edgewood sixth and Stoughton seventh.
Milton’s Mia Seeman and Taylor Hakala each shot 74 to tie for second place behind Kettle Moraine’s Abby Cavaiani, who scored four birdies and finished at 1-under 70. Verona’s Courtney Shorter and Middleton’s Payton Hodson each shot 78.
Phillips 41, Wisconsin Heights 40
Dakota Haberman ran for a 42-yard score with 2 minutes, 43 seconds remaining to put the visiting Loggers (3-2) ahead for good over the Vanguards (2-2) in non-conference play.
Thomas Muschitz threw for three and ran for another two scores for Heights. Jacob Giannoni added three scores for Phillips.
After Reedsburg and Baraboo remained tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and overtime in the championship match, Ben Furhmann scored a sixth-round goal in a penalty-kick shootout to give the Beavers the championship.
Each team totaled four goals in the first five rounds of the shootout. Ben Jones prevented a Thunderbirds goal once the shootout went to sudden death, giving Furhmann a chance for the game winner.
Fort Atkinson defeated Lodi 2-1 in the consolation match. Javier Meza and Evan Jaime each scored for the Blackhawks.
Beloit Memorial beat Edgerton and Jefferson to complete a 3-0 run through the field in the two-day tournament.
The Panthers swept their own tournament, closing with a 2-0 victory over Hudson to improve to 6-3-1 on the season.
Sun Prairie 1, Green Bay Preble 0
Kyle Hagerman scored on an assist from Tyler Nelson midway through the second half to lead the host Cardinals over the state second-ranked Hornets, who suffered their first loss of the season against Beloit Memorial on Friday.
Belleville/New Glarus 4, Monroe 1
Brock Kelly scored a goal in each half as the visiting Raiders defeated the Cheesemakers.
McFarland 5, DeForest 1
Caleb Blair was one of five Spartans to score goals, and he added an assist in a non-conferenc ehome victory over DeForest.
Madison West 4, Sun Prairie 3
The top-ranked Regents held off Sun Prairie to take control of the Big Eight Conference dual-meet race with less than two weeks remaining before the conference tournament.
West swept all three doubles matches, with Laura Nicholas and Abby Bremel winning at No. 1, and got a three-set victory from Maddi Bremel at No. 2 singles to put away the victory.
Big Eight-Badger Challenge
Madison Memorial went undefeated in five matches during the two-day tournament pitting Big Eight Conference teams against teams from the Badger Conference. On Saturday, the Spartans beat Oregon, 7-0, and Stoughton, 5-2.
DeForest beat Verona, 5-2; and Sun Prairie, 4-3.
Watertown scored 21 points to tie Oak Creek for second place, behind University School of Milwaukee, in the eight-team tournament.
Lake Mills 4, Columbus 3
In a match that was continued from Sept. 8, senior Brooke Behm led the visiting L-Cats past the Cardinals with a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-3, victory in No. 1 singles over Rose Gregerson.