Stoughton wrestlers Hunter Lewis and Tyler Dow returned from Fargo, North Dakota, with their unbeaten season records no longer intact.

But it was hard to argue with their second-place finishes in the two-day, 58-team Rumble on the Red at the Fargodome.

Lewis (25-1), a junior, lost 10-0 to unbeaten Kyle Burwick of Hettinger/Scranton, North Dakota, in Friday’s final at 120 pounds.

Dow (22-1), a senior, lost in sudden victory 5-3 to Jared Franek of West Fargo in the final at 160.

Also for Stoughton, junior Cade Spilde took sixth at 152 and junior Luke Geister-Jones was eighth at 170. The Vikings finished fifth.

Northern Exposure

Sauk Prairie finished second in the 16-team, two-day, dual-format tournament, beating Two Rivers 34-28 and Bay Port 40-20. De Pere won the title, winning both matches Saturday after a 34-33 win over Sauk Prairie on Thursday.

The Eagles’ Zeke Smith went 7-0 with five pins at 120 pounds and Jesse Huerth went 6-0 at 138 and 145, and Dylan Herbrand went 6-1 at 126.

Going 7-0 for Mineral Point were Danny Pittz at 126, Mitchell Schaaf at 138 and Riley Workman at 182.

For Mineral Point, Danny Pittz went 7-0 at 126, Mitchell Schaaf was 7-0 with five pins at 138 and Riley Workman was 7-0 with five pins at 182. Also, Caden Carey was 6-1 at 132 and Logan Schmitz was 6-1 at 145 and 152. Beaver Dam’s Dietrich Jaeckel went 6-1 at 113 and 120.

Bi-State Classic

Waunakee sent two wrestlers to the semifinals and is third in the Division 1 standings during the 61-team tournament at the La Crosse Center.

Sam Lorenz (19-2) at 106 pounds and Alan Olkowski (18-2) at 285 each earned pin victories in their quarterfinal matches. Berhett Statz at 113 and Reed Ryan at 220 lost their quarterfinal matches.

Kevin Meicher (15-0) of Middleton advanced to the semifinals at 152.

River Valley finished the first day in third in Division 2, with Lodi in sixth.

River Valley’s Shane Liegel (22-0) won a major decision over Monroe’s Sam Kind (170) in a quarterfinal 170, and Zach Licht (22-0) won his quarterfinal at 132. The Blackhawks’ Keegan Kjos and Brock Mahoney lost quarterfinal matches.

Lodi’s Garrett Moll (18-0) won his quarterfinal at 120, as did Jacob Heyroth (12-0) at 182.

Holmen, Luxemburg-Casco and Stratford lead the team scores in their divisions.

Oshkosh on the Water

Sun Prairie’s Drew Scharenbrock (17-0) scored a pin in his quarterfinal at 145 pounds in the 64-team event at UW-Oshkosh.

For Reedsburg, Mason McMillen (21-1) advanced to the semifinal with a major decision at 126 and Caden Fry (18-4) won a quarterfinal at 132.

Watertown’s Edward Wilkowski improved to 21-0 with a quarterfinal win at 120, and teammate Stephen Maule (16-0) won his quarterfinal at 195.

Mid-States Classic

At UW-Whitewater, Janesville Craig junior 285-pounder Keeanu Benton (16-1) suffered his first loss of the season, getting pinned in 3 minutes, 21 seconds by Isiah Ziegler of Dundee Crown of Carpentersville, Illinois, in the final of the 41-team tournament.

Craig finished seventh as a team. Jefferson took 14th, led by the third-place finish of senior Jake Neff at 160.

Boys hockey

Minocqua Lakeland 3, Baraboo/Portage 2

Bret Benson scored a pair of goals and Caleb Menzia netted the game-winner with less than three minutes to play as Lakeland (7-6) beat Baraboo/Portage (6-7) in the Culver’s Cup third-place game.

Joe Zemanovic and Jack MacDonald each scored for Baraboo/Portage, and Mike Wech tallied two assists.

Baldwin-Woodville 5, Monona Grove 2

Landon Albrightson scored a pair of goals to help the Blackhawks (8-3-1) defeat the Silver Eagles (3-6-0) in the Culver’s Cup fifth-place game.

Brady Gerothanas had a goal and an assist for Monona Grove.

Verona 3, Fargo (N.D.) South 2

Sophomore Drew Yeager tallied a pair of goals to lead the Wildcats (9-3-2) past the Bruins in the Kiwanis Cambria Hockey Festival in Rochester, Minnesota. Mack Keryluk added a goal on a power play, as Verona scored three goals within a seven-minute span in the second period.

Sun Prairie 9, Kenosha co-op 1

Sophomore Kaden Brunson had a hat trick and recorded an assist as the Cardinals (10-1) defeated the host Thunder (1-12). Junior Travis Kernen added a goal and three assists for Sun Prairie. Joseph Laforge tallied 41 saves for Kenosha.

Waunakee 5, Beaver Dam 1

Mason Ihrke netted a hat trick with a goal in each period, as the Warriors (5-7-1) defeated the Golden Beavers (5-7-0) in the fifth-place game of the Waupun Tournament. Will Brezenski and Jeremy Werner also scored for Waunakee. Jacob Stuebe had Beaver Dam’s lone goal.

Madison Edgewood 4, West Salem 1

Carter Hottmann scored a pair of goals as the Crusaders (9-2-1) defeated the Panthers (7-5-0) in the seventh-place game in the Showdown in Titletown in Green Bay. Ethan Gerke scored West Salem’s lone goal.

Fond du Lac 8, Janesville 5

The Cardinals (6-6) scored four consecutive goals in the second period to take the lead en route to the win over the Bluebirds (1-11) in the fifth-place game of the Joe Raymond Tournament in Delafield. Ben Coulter scored four goals and Hayden Funk added a goal to lead Janesville.

Girls hockey

Stevens Point co-op 3, Middleton co-op 0

Jamie Slattery, Leah Gruen and Kendra Robinson scored goals as the Panthers (8-1-1) defeated the host Metro Lynx (4-9) in the Culver’s Cup fifth-place game.

Junior Gwen Parker recorded 20 saves for Middleton.

Sun Prairie co-op 5, Marshall (Minn.) 2

Carson Sheridan and Margo Thousand each scored two goals as the visiting Cap City Cougars (8-3-1) defeated the Tigers (6-8) in the Rhinelander Holiday Tournament.

Mack Rosin added a goal and an assist for Sun Prairie. Alexis Moat had 21 saves for Marshall.


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.