Sports

Mon
23
Mar

Boys hockey: Volk named second-team all-conference


Senior defenseman Robby Volk (7) was named to the Badger South all-conference season team. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Stoughton senior Robby Volk highlighted the trio of Stoughton boys hockey players named to the Badger South all-conference team earlier this month.

Volk was selected as second-team defenseman after scoring two goals and assisting on 10 in 24 games.

“Robby has been the anchor of my defense for the last two years,” Vikings head coach Kris Rosholt said. “He is a great leader, hard worker and very coachable. It was a pleasure having him on the team, and he will be missed.”

Freshman Jackson Breton and senior Jacob Fitzsimmons were both named honorable mention forwards.

Fri
20
Mar

Girls basketball: Vikings get three on first team


Junior Hannah Hobson earned a first-team selection on the 2015 All-Badger South squad. [File photos by Anthony Iozzo]

The Stoughton High School girls basketball team earned three first-team All-Badger South selections this season.

Junior Hannah Hobson and sophomores Marissa Robson and Payton Kahl all made the top squad.

Robson led all scoring with 243 points (11.6 per game), while Kahl was next with 211 points (10 per game).

Robson was a unanimous selection.

Hobson collected 209 total points this season (9.5 per game).

Sophomore Kendra Halverson earned an honorable mention.

Halverson was fourth on the team with 197 points (9 per game).

The Vikings finished 17-7 overall (9-3 Badger South) and took second in the conference.

Thu
19
Mar

Boys basketball: McGlynn takes top honor


Senior Nick McGlynn (22), Brady Brusegar (4) and Brad Graffin celebrate on Feb. 6 in a Badger South Conference win against rival Oregon. McGlynn was named Player of the Year in the Badger South, while Graffin earned a spot on the second team. Brusegar was named an honorable mention, and sophomore Troy Slaby joined McGlynn on the first team. [File photos by Anthony Iozzo]

Senior Nick McGlynn added to his growing collection of hardware with a first-team All-Badger South Conference selection and winning conference Player of the Year.

McGlynn finished with 386 points (16.1 per game), 223 rebounds (9.3 per game) and 74 blocks (3.1 per game). McGlynn made 148 field goals out of 253 attempts (58.5 percent). He was also 86-for-119 (72.3 percent) at the free-throw line.

Sophomore Troy Slaby joined McGlynn on the first team. Both were unanimous selections.

Slaby scored 335 points (14 per game) and added 61 assists (2.5 per game). He also had 25 steals. Slaby was 82-for-114 (71.9 percent) at the free-throw line.

Mon
16
Mar

Girls hockey: Icebergs see five named to all-Badger South Conference team

The Icebergs girls hockey co-op had five players named to the Badger Conference team earlier this month.

As expected, Oregon senior goaltender Kenzie Torpy highlighted the group, being named a unanimous first team all-Badger goaltender after leading the Icebergs to a 6-3-1 record in conference.

Torpy played in all but one game in net for the Icebergs, posting  a .950 save percentage, 1.58 goals against average and eight shutouts in 25 games. She posted a 13-10-2 record on the season.

Stoughton senior forward Casey Marsh and Monona Grove senior defender Sara Wollin were named to the second team.

Marsh, the team’s leading scorer the past two yers, recorded a team-high 12 goals and eighth assists in 26 games.

Fri
13
Mar

Wrestling: Bringing home the silver


Stoughton co-head coach Dan Spilde celebrates with the Stoughton wrestling team after clinching a spot in the WIAA Division 1 state finals Friday at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Field House. The Vikings defeated Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 36-33 in the semifinals, advancing to the first state final since 2004. The last time Stoughton won a state title was 1988, and Spilde was on that squad. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

The last time the Stoughton High School wrestling team hoisted the golden trophy for being team state champions was in 1988, when co-head coach Dan Spilde wrestled for the Vikings.

After knocking off Sauk Prairie and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Friday at the University of Wisconsin- Field House, Stoughton made its first WIAA Division 1 team state finals since 2004. But in the way of the golden trophy was defending champion Kaukauna, which also finished runner-up in 2013.

The Vikings had a few big wins, including junior Collin Kraus earning revenge on senior state champion Robert Lee at 138 pounds with a 2-1 decision, but they could only get points in five out of 14 matches, falling 41-21.

Thu
12
Mar

Boys basketball: Season ends in overtime heartbreaker

It was not the way the Stoughton High School boys basketball team wanted it to end this season, and Saturday’s 59-56 loss in overtime to DeForest in the WIAA Division 2 sectional 3 regional final is going to sting.

However, when the pain of defeat passes in the next few weeks, head coach Matt Hockett said the guys can still look at the past season as a successful one.

The Vikings won their fourth straight Badger South Conference title and finished 20-4 overall, the second 20-win season since 2012. 

“To do what we did with a target on our chest and a bull’s eye on our back the whole way says a lot about the character and toughness of our guys,” Hockett said. “People ask me, ‘Do you think you overachieved? Do you think you under-achieved?’ The bottom-line is, we achieved. 

Fri
06
Mar

Wrestling UPDATE: Vikings make state finals


Stoughton co-head coach Dan Spilde celebrates with the Stoughton wrestling team after clinching a spot in the WIAA Division 1 state finals Friday at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Field House. The Vikings defeated Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 36-33 in the semifinals, advancing to the first state final since 2004. The last time Stoughton won a state title was 1988, and Spilde was on that squad. [Photos by Anthony Iozzo]

The Stoughton High School wrestling team trailed Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln heading into the 113-pound match Friday in a WIAA Division 1 team state semifinal at the University of Wisconsin- Field House.

But sophomore Tristan Jenny found himself down by three to junior Matrix Jisko after two periods, and he had already lost to Jisko earlier in the season.

Jenny made the big move in the end, however, not only getting a takedown but also powering his way to a pin in 4 minutes, 33 seconds. That gave Stoughton the lead, and it eventually fueled a 36-33 win and a state finals berth.

After the pin, the bench and the crowd started chanting Tristan and the momentum clearly shifted.

“To me, the biggest match of the night was Tristan’s,” co-head coach Dan Spilde said. “To come back and get a pin, obviously that set the stage for those seniors to close it out for us.”

Fri
06
Mar

Boys basketball: Vikes knock off Edgewood, regionals begin Friday

The Stoughton High School boys basketball team knocked off Madison Edgewood 55-36 Thursday to finish the regular season 19-3 overall (11-1 Badger South).

The Vikings were fueled by a 15-4 advantage in the second quarter, which opened up a 19-point lead at halftime.

Senior Nick McGlynn and sophomore Troy Slaby each scored 16 points to lead Stoughton.

Now the Vikings prepare for the next part of their season, as they enter the WIAA Division 2 regionals as the No. 1 seed.

Stoughton opens up against the winner of No. 8 Reedsburg and No. 9 Madison Edgewood (the winner was unknown at the time of the Courier Hub’s deadline Tuesday) at 7 p.m. Friday at SHS.

Thu
05
Mar

Girls basketball: Vikes knock off Oregon, fall in regional finals


Junior Carrie Aide (20) surveys her options as she drives toward the inside Friday, Feb. 27, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal at Oregon High School. The Vikings won 72-50 but fell to Madison Edgewood Saturday in the regional final. [Photo by Evan Halpop]

It was a tale of opposite play for the Stoughton High School girls basketball team last week in the WIAA Division 2 regionals.

The difference between Friday’s 72-50 win at Oregon in the regional semifinal and Saturday’s 52-39 loss at Madison Edgewood in the regional final was the aggressiveness of the Vikings, head coach Brad Pickett said.

After taking an early lead in the first quarter against the Crusaders, Pickett said Stoughton didn’t take advantage of its later opportunities. On the flip side, Madison Edgewood did, going 30-for-35 from the free-throw line. Stoughton was 10-for-18.

Mon
02
Mar

Girls hockey: Icebergs win regionals, fall to Onalaska


Monona Grove defenseman Maddy Hess (19) celebrates her double overtime game-winning goal against the Badger Thunder on Thursday with teammate Samantha Eyers. [Photo by Robert Christofferson]

With leading scorer Casey Marsh hitting the pipe twice and second-leading scorer Savannah Kopf out, the fourth-seeded Icebergs knew they were going to have to find another way to hold off the fifth-seeded Badger Thunder in the WIAA regional finals. 

Little did anyone know that the source of Thursday’s 2-1 double overtime game-winning goal would be McFarland junior defenseman Maddy Hess, who had only scored two regular season goals.

“She had been saying the two periods prior that she was going to score, but she’d miss the net, hit the goalie, lose the puck or whatever to prove she’s a defenseman,” Icebergs head coach Mike Jochmann joked.  

Hess finally capitalized less than four minutes into the second overtime as she roofed the game-winner over Badger Thunder goalie Jaime Dutton.

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