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An own goal, credited to West Salem/Bangor senior Jack Gorniack, was the difference 3 minutes into the second overtime Tuesday night, giving the host West Salem/Bangor boys hockey team a 3-2 victory over the Reedsburg co-op in a WIAA sectional semifinal.

After a scoreless first period, junior Derek Pawlak gave the Cheavers (18-6-1) a 1-0 lead four minutes into the second. Just two minutes later, senior Matt Bigley tied the game for the Panthers (19-7-0).

Later in the second, Reedsburg regained the lead on a goal from senior Jacob Ely, but the Panthers tied it again to force overtime.

Verona 6, Madison West 1

Cale Rufenacht had a hat trick as the Big Eight Conference champion Wildcats (17-3-3) downed the visiting Regents (16-6-2).

Brockton Baker scored a goal and had two assists for Verona. Kieran Garvey scored West’s only goal.

Waukesha North co-op 5, Janesville Craig/Parker 1

Garrett Wilderman had a goal and three assists to lead the Classic Eight Conference champion Wings (18-4-3) past the Bluebirds (7-17).

Ben Coulter scored the lone goal for Janesville.


Beloit Memorial co-op 4, Middleton co-op 3 (OT)

Senior forward Zoie Steig scored the game-winning goal on an assist from senior Maggy Henschler 2:09 into overtime as the host Rock County Fury (20-3-2) beat the Metro Lynx (17-7-1).

Henschler added a pair of goals and Haley Knauf tallied three assists for Rock County.

Haley Meskin and Sierra Berg each scored in the third period to tie the game for Middleton. Berg finished with two goals and an assist.

Sun Prairie co-op 3, Black River Falls co-op 2

Junior Maria Griffiths scored the game-winning goal with 6 minutes, 20 seconds left in regulation to lift the visiting Cap City Cougars (18-6-1) past the Tigers (15-8-1).

Senior Colleen Milligan opened the scoring midway through the first period, and Sun Prairie freshman Amanda Bauer scored at the 10:02 mark of the second.

Fond du Lac/Beaver Dam 8, Green Bay East co-op 1

Alyssa Heim had two goals as the host Warbirds (17-8) scored the final six goals to pull away from the Ice Bears (9-12-3). Hattie Verstegen added a goal and three assists for Fond du Lac/Beaver Dam.


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.