Defending state champion Middleton holds off Madison West in Big Eight swim dual
Despite strong showings from Madison West freshmen Evy Laursen and Bella Granetzke, defending state champion Middleton’s depth was enough to hold off Madison West for a 92-78 win in a Big Eight Conference swimming dual meet Friday night.
Middleton junior Gabriela Pierobon Mays, the 2017 state butterfly champion, showed off her all-around prowess by taking first in the 50 freestyle (24.45 seconds).
Laursen took first in the 200 individual medley (1:56.98) and 500 freestyle (5:15.35), while Granetzke topped the 100 freestyle (54.63) and placed third in the 200 freestyle (2:01.40) behind Laursen and Middleton senior Cora Mack (1:58.94).
Sun Prairie 135, Janesville Parker/Evansville 35
The Cardinals won every event to defeat the Vikings in a Big Eight Conference dual meet. Sun Prairie sophomore Sophie Fiske placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:10.61) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.06) while also contributing to two winning relays.
Madison Memorial 128, Madison East 42
Led by junior Carly McKeon, who won both the 50 freestyle (25.67) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.80), the Spartans dominated the Purgolders and cruised to a Big Eight dual meet win. Kosette Rosenthal and Bridget Schlichting delivered the Purgolders’ only event wins in the 200 individual medley (2:19.93) and the 500 freestyle (5:47.38).
Irish Waters Invitational
Placing its five scoring runners among the top 13 finishers overall, the Lake Mills girls dominated the 13-team field in the small-school division of the meet at Freedom, scoring 38 points to win.
L-Cats sophomore Brooke Fair was third overall (20:58), senior Stacie Dressel finished fifth (21:14) and sophomore Lauren Winslow was seventh (21:28).
The Lake Mills boys placed 14th among 17 teams.
Jefferson 3, Watertown Luther Prep 3
Alex Lawrence scored two first half goals as the host Phoenix (5-0-1, 1-0) tied the Eagles. Aaron Heine netted a pair of unassisted goals as Jefferson came back from an early two-goal deficit.
Brookfield East 3, Middleton 2
Peter Tuttle and Andrew Lund both scored unassisted goals as the visiting Cardinals narrowly lost to the host Spartans. Middleton goalkeeper Ben Scher finished with 10 saves.
Verona 3, Kimberly 0
Goalkeeper Ryan Kelly posted a clean sheet as the Wildcats blanked the Papermakers. Three different players scored for Verona, including a goal by Bennett Luttinen in the final minute.
Big Eight Triangular
Kate Meier shot a 6-over-par 77 to lead the Middleton girls golf to a victory over Janesville Parker and Madison La Follette. The Cardinals finished with a team score of 339.