Boys golf UPDATE: Anderson earns No. 3 All-Conference

Sam Anderson tees off on the 17th hole Wednesday, May 20, in the Badger South Conference meet at the House on the Rock Golf Resort. Anderson finished with an 80 and earned No. 3 All-Badger South Conference. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Things did not start the way Sam Anderson hoped Wednesday at the Badger South Conference meet at the House on the Rock Golf Resort.

Anderson triple-bogeyed the first hole, three-putt bogeyed on the second and followed it up with a double-bogey on the third.

Just like that, Anderson was 6-over par, but he didn’t let that faze him. He instead battled through his inconsistent early play and finished with an 80, which was enough to earn him No. 3 All-Badger South Conference.

“It is tough to force things out here, so I will take the 80 with quite a few bad holes out there,” Anderson said. “It is good to make third all-conference. There were a couple of rounds in the year that I could have improved a little bit on, but I will take the third.”

Head coach Dave Taebel said it is an honor for Anderson to be all-conference.


Boys tennis: Host Stoughton places fifth at annual invitational

Stoughton’s Robbie Mueller runs down a ball against Oregon’s Will Sanford last Friday. Sanford held Mueller off 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at 3 singles. The Vikings lost the Badger South Conference dual 7-0. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Senior Robbie Mueller won a pair of matches Saturday at the Stoughton Invitational to reach the No. 3 singles tennis championship.

Mueller knocked off Oregon senior Will Sanford 6-4, 6-1 and then Big Foot freshman Jack Heidenrich 6-2, 6-0 to reach the finals.

“Robbie played well the entire weekend,” Vikings head coach Ryan Reischel said.

Sauk Prairie junior Jarrett Frosch moved too much for Mueller to closeout the weekend victorious though, falling 6-1, 6-0.

Stoughton No. 2 singles player Nathan Lawlor lost his first match 7-5, 6-4 (4) against Sauk Prairie senior Logan Chrisler. Lawlor fought back to reach the consolation finals against Jefferson’s Spencer O’Brien where he fell 6-0, 6-0.


Boys golf: Vikings second at Blue Bomber invite

Jack Buckles tees off Saturday in the Blue Bomber invite at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan. Stoughton took second as a team with a 320. [Photo by Dave Taebel]

The Stoughton High School golf team got a sneak peek at what it will be up against at the Badger South Conference meet Saturday at the Blue Bomber invite at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan.

In the hybrid event that uses match play, best ball and scramble formats, the Vikings (320) finished second behind conference rival Madison Edgewood (296).

That was a lot of fun. I twas fun playing a different format. The guys showed that they can compete with some of the top teams in the state,” head coach Dave Taebel said. “It was really exciting. To have three kids come away with medals, made it extra special.


Boys lacrosse: Vikings crush Spartans, drop Eastside

The Stoughton High School boys lacrosse team traveled to Madison Memorial Friday and cruised to a 17­-2 win.

Sophomore Tanner Gutche led the Vikings with five goals and an assist, while senior Dylan Wenker added four goals and three assists.

Sophomore Dylan Gross collected three goals and an assist, and sophomore Zach Scheel scored two goals. Sophomore Sam Onsager picked up a goal and three assists.

Junior Ethan Olson and freshman Quinn Link each added goals, and junior Kurtis Bernier added an assist.

Junior Jack Anderson finished with eight saves.

Stoughton 12, Eastside 4

The Vikings hosted Madison Eastside Monday and picked up a 12-4 win.


Boys track and field: Boys lineup takes shape with runner­-up finish at home invitational

Buck Krueger winds up to toss the discus in the finals Friday at the Stoughton Invitational. Krueger took third with a distance of 135 feet, 6 inches. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

This year’s Stoughton High School boys track and field team is much more balanced than in previous seasons, when one or two athletes scored the bulk of the points.

So far in 2015, the Vikings have had as many 20 scorers at a meet sharing the load. Friday’s Stoughton Invitational at Collins Field was no different.

Stoughton finished with a first place, three second places and five third places – with 17 individuals and four relays scoring points. That was good enough for second place (103 points), as the Vikings finished behind meet champion Oregon (118).


:Girls track and field: Short-handed Vikings finish runner­-up at Stoughton invite

The Stoughton High School girls track and field 4x400 relay team helps one other off the track after taking second Friday at the Stoughton Invitational. The girls finished in 4 minutes, 6.91 seconds. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

With only a week left until the Badger South Conference meet, the Stoughton High School girls track and field team started its preparation with a runner-up finish at Friday’s Stoughton Invitational at Collins Field.

The Vikings (88 points), which finished behind champion Sun Prairie (155.5), didn’t have the best meet with absent athletes and a rare disqualification, and yet they still grabbed six individual second places and placed several others in the top eight.

Stoughton was also able to finish ahead of conference foes Oregon (61) and Fort Atkinson (33 1/2).

Despite not being 100 percent, head coach Eric Benedict said there won’t be too many tweaks before the conference meet. But there will be adjustments to allow the most athletes to place.


Softball: Vikings moving up-and-down through Badger

Junior pitcher Holly Brickson (3) fires up her teammates between innings Tuesday evening at Oregon. Brickson tossed a complete-game four-hitter and drove in a pair of runs as Stoughton won 12-3. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Stoughton softball went from second to fourth place in the Badger South Conference last week with a pair of tough losses.

Madison Edgewood 4, Stoughton 2

Stoughton committed three errors Thursday and took a 4-2 loss against Madison Edgewood.

The second time the Vikings faced Edgewood in three days, Sarah Seaton went the distance in the circle, striking out six. She allowed one earned run on four hits, but walked five while the defense struggled behind her.

Chase Kenney 3-for-3 with a double to pace the Crusaders, while Samantha Tepp and Madi Sehmer both went 2-for-3 for the Vikings.

Kailyn Harrington earned the win for Edgewood, giving up two earned runs on six hits and three walks. She struck out five.


Baseball: Errors doom Vikes early in 9-0 drubbing by Oregon

Senior Alex Zacharias pitches in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday in a Badger South Conference game against Oregon at Stoughton High School. The Vikings lost 9-0. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Oregon was the Stoughton High School baseball team’s fourth straight loss, dropping the Vikings to 8-11 overall (5-3 Badger South).

And things didn’t look good from the start with the Panthers (10-6, 7-2) scoring six times in the first two innings, four of which scored after errors.

On the other side, senior Mitch Weber was in a groove on the mound. He went the distance to secure the two-hit shutout.

“It was very obvious there was one team here ready to take advantage of the conference, and the other team was waiting to hand it to them,” Stoughton head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said. “We made a couple of errors. We let it snowball, and no one stepped up to make a play and shut that down. It got ugly.”


Girls soccer: Offense connects against Poynette

The Stoughton High School girls soccer team dominated Poynette/Portage 6-1 Friday in a nonconference game.

Freshman Cassidy Bach scored twice and added an assist, while senior Celia Holtan and freshman Paige Halverson both picked up a goal and an assist.

Junior Leah Olson and freshman Jackie Smith also scored goals, while sophomore Emma Holtan collected two assists.

Junior Hannah Wood finished with one save, while Karlie Schwingel had 24 for Poynette.

The Vikings travel to Reddan Soccer Park at 7 p.m. Friday for a Badger South Conference game against Madison Edgewood.

Stoughton finishes the week at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at nonconference Janesville Parker.

MG 2, Stoughton 0


Boys tennis: McMullin earns pair of wins at quad

Junior Asher McMullin picked up a pair of victories over the weekend to pace the Stoughton boys tennis team at its annual quadrangular meet. He and senior Robbie Mueller earned Stoughton’s lone wins in a 5-2 loss against La Crosse Logan on Saturday.

McMullin took the first set, but needed to serve a tiebreaker to win 6-4, 3-6 (7) atop the lineup against Sam Deetz. Mueller cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory against fellow senior Jay Harrison at No. 3 singles.

Junior Sam Michel and sophomore Adam McCune added a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory in an exhibition match at No. 4 doubles.


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