By Michael S. Hoey


The Badger High School track teams finished second at the Walworth County Invitational in Elkhorn on May 8.

The Badger girls finished second with 161 points behind only Elkhorn’s 179. Hope Ayres-Schulz had a big day finishing first in the 100-meter hurdles (17.18), second in the 300-meter hurdles (50.52) and second in the pole vault (8-06.00). Other first-place finishes for Badger were turned in by Karissa Cullen in the 400-meter run (1:02.45), Jenelle Burke in the high jump (5-00.00), and Ava Trent in the pole vault (8-06.00).

Other top finishes for Badger included second in the 800-meter run (Amara Trent, 2:23.16), second in the 1,600-meter run (Colleen Wall, 6:00.63), second in the 3,200-meter run (Ava Trent, 12:23.26), second in the 4×800 relay (Amara Trent, Ava Trent, Olivia Deering and Maureen Clifford; 10:30.24), third in the 800-meter run (Cullen, 2:35.01), third in the 1,600-meter run (Ruth Martinez, 6:05.40), third in the 3,200-meter run (Erik Wruk, 13:23.70), fourth in the 400-meter run (Deering, 1:06.74), fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (Emilee Booker, 18.02), fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (Booker, 52.18), fourth in the triple jump (LuAnnaBelle Wieseman, 31-07.00), fifth in the 800-meter run (Alea Haywood, 2:41.13) and fifth in the long jump (Wieseman, 14-09.00).

The Badger boys took second with 154 points, behind only Elkhorn’s 212. Colin Jackson led the way with three top-five finishes. Jackson took second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.27), third in the 300-meter hurdles (42.25), and fifth in the triple jump (37-10.25).

First-place finishes were turned in by Brandon Bernardo in the pole vault (13-00.00), Connor Spiewack in the 3,200-meter run (11:00/78), Alex Evans in the 100-meters (11.87), and Gustavo Gordillo in the 1,600-meter run (4:43.61).

Other top finishes included second in the 4×100 relay (Bernardo, Richie Martinez and A.J. Olivieri, Braden O’laughlin; 46.32), second in the 4×200 relay (Martinez, Olivieri, Hunter Wrzenski and Keegan Lafferty; 1:37.80), third in the 200 meters (Evans, 23.83), third in the 400 meters (Mitchell Rife, 54.36), third in the 1,600 meters (Brandon Hirschmann, 4:50.41), third in the 3,200 meters (Steven Haworth, 11:09.32), fourth in the 800 meters (Gordillo, 2:09.09), fourth in the 3,200 meters (Logan Koehling, 11:37.84), fifth in the 100 meters (Bernardo, 12.25), fifth in the shot put (Zachary Brumm, 40-09.50), and fifth in the discus (Hayden Fourman, 118-03).

Golf wins major

      The Badger golf team won the second Southern Lakes Conference Major on May 10 with a team score of 317. Westosha Central finished second with a score of 328.

Blake Wisdom had the best individual score with a 73. Connor Duggan shot an 80, Carter Parent shot 81 and Rademaker shot 83.

Badger took second at the Ashenfelter Invitational in Janesville on May 12 with a team score of 309. Arrowhead won the event with a score of 298.

Wisdom led the way for Badger with a 74. Duggan shot 77, Ben Rademaker shot 78 and Parent shot 80.

The Badgers took fourth at the Homestead High School Invitational at North Shore Country Club on May 8 with a team score of 314. Marquette won the event with a score of 298.

Wisdom led the Badgers with a 75. Parent shot 78, Duggan shot 80, and Rademaker shot 81.

Soccer upsets Beloit

      The Badger soccer team upset Beloit Memorial/Turner 3-2 in Beloit on May 7.

Beloit (7-4-1) scored first on a goal by Alyssa Jimenez. Brittany Gestrich tied the game on an assist by Lucy Reed. Reed gave the Badgers a 2-1 lead unassisted heading into halftime.

Beloit’s Gabriela Arreguin tied it unassisted. Gestrich scored the game-winning goal with less than 30 seconds on the clock.

The Badgers also beat Wilmot 6-0 on May 8. Badger scored three times in the first half (Maddie McClenathan, Reese Mikrut and Gestrich) and three more times in the second half (McClenathan, Paige Aspinall and Mikrut). Gestrich had two assists. Mikrut and Reed had one each.

Badger outshot Wilmot (1-8-1, 0-4 SLC) 34-9 overall and 28-5 on goal.

The Badgers lost to Elkhorn 3-0 on May 10. After a scoreless first half, the Elks (5-5-1, 4-1) got three unassisted goals from Amanda Papenfus, Olivia May and Leesa Sesing in the second half to pull out the win.

Tennis wins again

The Badger tennis team defeated Delavan-Darien 6-1 on May 7. Mason Sniatynski defeated Ian Bullock 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Lauer beat Hector Padilla 6-0, 6-0. Colin Ring defeated Jordy Perez 6-0, 6-0, and Giani Maniscalco beat Zach Barker 6-0, 6-1.

Peter Merry and Wyatt VanDyke defeated Seth Grabow and Raymond Wang 6-1, 6-1. Nash Hale and Carson Derda beat Jimmy Prado and Fabian De Alba 6-3, 6-1.


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