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The Middleton baseball team unseated Janesville Craig at the top of the Big Eight Conference standings with a 2-1 victory at home on Monday.

Brady Schmitt gave up two hits over six innings and Matt Ballweg earned the save for the Cardinals (13-4, 11-3 Big Eight), who completed a regular-season sweep of the Cougars (15-3, 9-3).

Noah Casali doubled in the second inning for the Cardinals, and he scored when Adam Casali reached on a two-out error.

In the third, Zach Shipley doubled home Carson Schulz.

Craig’s Luke Malmanger scored on a sacrifice fly from J.J. Brennan in the sixth. But Middleton’s defense turned a double play in the top of the seventh to shut down a comeback bid.

Janesville Parker 8, Madison East 2

Jordan Bailey homered and Dalton Madsen had three RBIs as the host Vikings (7-8, 7-7 Big Eight) beat the Purgolders (1-11, 1-11).

Sun Prairie 5, Waupun 2

Carson Holin struck out eight in a complete game and Kyle Connell went 2-for-2 with a double as the host Cardinals (15-3) beat the Warriors.

Madison West 6, Stoughton 1

Drake Baldwin went 3-for-3 for the visiting Regents (9-7) in a non-conference victory over the Vikings (6-9).

Reedsburg 6, Portage 3

Junior Dakota Deitrich went 3-for-4 and allowed two earned runs on two hits over 6-2/3 innings as the visiting Beavers (7-7, 4-5 Badger North) beat the Warriors (10-10, 4-6). Reedsburg batted around and scored three runs in the top of the seventh, with Trevor Steffen hitting a single to drive in the go-ahead run.

Mount Horeb 2, Wisconsin Dells 1 (9)

Stuart Woller went 3-for-4, including a walk-off RBI single, as the host Vikings (8-5) knocked off the Chiefs (11-3).

Josh Beier, who went 2-for-4, singled with two outs in the ninth and scored on Woller’s single to left.

Dylan Nevar homered for Wisconsin Dells in the fourth.

Milwaukee Reagan 14, Beaver Dam 13

Connor Cullen went 4-for-5 with two doubles, but it wasn’t enough for the host Golden Beavers in the loss.

Pecatonica 7, Barneveld 1

Everett Johnson and Lane Busser both notched two hits and a double in the road victory for the Vikings.

Girls soccer

Edgerton 4, East Troy 2

Jessica Danks scored a hat trick to lead the Crimson Tide to a victory at home over the Trojans.

McFarland 4, Evansville 0

Greta Corcoran opened the scoring in a Rock Valley Conference win for the visiting Spartans.


DeForest 8, Waunakee 1

Kennedy Wittmann and Cammi Riemer each homered and had two RBIs as the visiting Norskies (13-3, 10-1 Badger North) beat the Warriors (8-6, 7-3).

Portage 11, Reedsburg 0 (5)

Joia Simonson went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs for the Warriors (14-4, 9-3 Badger North) in a victory over the Beavers (1-10, 0-10).

Verona 4-15, Madison West 0-0

Meghan Anderson struck out 11 in five innings for the host Wildcats (14-3, 13-3 Big Eight) in the first game of a doubleheader with the Regents (0-14, 0-14).

In the second game, Emma Kleinsek went 4-for-4 with a double, home run and six RBIs as Verona completed the sweep.

Westfield 2, Columbus 1

Lauren Kirchberg struck out 16 but took the loss for the host Cardinals.

Wisconsin Heights 18, New Glarus 0 (5)

Taylor Kraemer struck out eight in four innings and went 3-for-5 with a double to lead the Vanguards (7-1, 5-1 Capitol South) to a road shutout of the Glarner Knights (2-8, 2-5).

Marshall 3, Jefferson 1

Bailey Neuberger went 2-for-2 with a home run in the Cardinals’ non-conference road victory against the Eagles.

Lakeside Lutheran 14-12, Lodi 4-7

McKenna Lamp doubled and had two RBIs, and Meghan Splinter went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, to lead the visiting Warriors (8-5, 4-4) past the Blue Devils (3-9, 2-7) in the first game of a doubleheader.

In the second game, Meghan Splinter homered and had three RBIs, and Olivia Krieser went 4-for-4 with four RBIs for the Warriors.

Boys golf

Janesville Parker triangular

Ethan Carrick shot 74 at Sun Prairie Country Club to lead Sun Prairie to a six-stroke victory over the host Vikings and a 77-stroke advantage over Madison Memorial.

Boys tennis

Watertown Luther Prep 5, Waupun 2

Seth Koelplin and Marcus Sims at No. 1 doubles won 6-4, 6-1 to lead the Phoenix.

Madison Memorial 6, Oregon 1

Colt Tegtmeier won in straight sets as the host Spartans beat the Panthers in a non-conference dual match.

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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.