The cast of characters may be relatively new but for the eighth consecutive time the Madison Edgewood boys golf team has secured a spot in the WIAA Division 2 state tournament.
The Crusaders, who won the program’s third consecutive championship (and fifth overall) in 2019, placed their four scoring players among the top five in the 12-team field to total 314 in the Prairie du Chien sectional on Tuesday.
Freshman Michael Yesbeck earned medalist honors with a 4-over-par 76 at Prairie du Chien Country Club. Sophomore Al Deang was second at 78, senior Ethan Arndt took third at 79 and sophomore Alex Weiss tied for fifth at 81.
Edgerton finished second, 21 strokes behind Edgewood, to also qualify for the state meet on Monday and Tuesday at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells. Senior Clayton Jenny led the Crimson Tide, shooting 81.
Monticello/Belleville senior Peter Gustafson shot 83 to qualify as an individual.
Janesville Parker sectional
In a Division 1 sectional at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville, junior Griffin Oberneder shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead Beloit Memorial to its first team state visit since 2013. Oberneder earned individual medalist honors, finishing five strokes ahead of a pair of freshmen: Janesville Craig’s Wyatt Marshall and Milton’s Brett Wieland. Kai Wong had a 76 to help Beloit finish at 312, eight strokes ahead of runner-up Mukwonago in the eight-team field.
Individual qualifiers were Marshall, Wieland and Milton sophomore Deegan Riley, who won a four-man playoff for the final spot. Milton took third at 324, Fort Atkinson fourth at 329 and Monona Grove fifth at 333. Sun Prairie took seventh, led by sophomore Tyler Schick’s 78. That score was matched by Fort Atkinson junior Brayden Brown, Oregon’s Nicholas Kipp and Riley.
Verona 1, Middleton 0
Jenna Albert scored in the 83rd minute to lift the Wildcats (8-3-1) past the Cardinals (7-6-2) in the Sun Prairie Sectional. Kirsten Poppen had the assist for Verona, and Elsa Queoff saved four shots. Ainsley Casper saved 10 shots for Middleton.
Waunakee 6, Madison La Follette 0
The Warriors (14-2-1) beat the Lancers (2-7-0) thanks to five goals in the first half. Lexis Savola had a goal and two assists.
Watertown 2, Janesville Craig 1
With two goals in the first half, the Goslings (7-4-0) narrowly defeated the Cougars (5-8-1). Autumn Meyers and Aubrey Schmutzler scored for Watertown. Brielle Schram scored for Craig in the second half.
Oregon 15, Whitewater 0
In Division 2, the Panthers (10-1-0), ranked third by state coaches, scored 15 goals in the first half before the mercy rule ended the game with the Whippets (1-9-1). Zoey Pagels, Jaelyn Nedelcoff, K.T. Schwass and Lauren Janssens each scored two goals, and Nedelcoff and Katelyn Studebaker had two assists each. Whitewater did not have a shot on goal.
Monona Grove 3, Fort Atkinson 1
The Silver Eagles (9-4-1) scored two second-half goals to pull away from the Blackhawks (3-7-2). Ally Hilgart scored twice for Monona Grove.
Sauk Prairie 10, Merrill 0
The Badger North Conference champion Eagles (12-0-0), who have not allowed a single goal all year, kept the streak alive in their shutout victory over the Bluejays (0-13-0). Katelyn Fishnick had three goals to lead Sauk Prairie. Jenna Pistono had a goal and two assists.
Sun Prairie 3, Middleton 0
Host Sun Prairie (16-3, 14-2 Big Eight) kept its share of the Big Eight Conference lead by beating Middleton (17-5, 11-4). Isabel Royle doubled twice and Ellie Rademacher also doubled for Sun Prairie.
Verona 5, Beloit 1
Alyssa Bostley pitched a seven-inning three-hitter as the visiting Wildcats (19-3, 14-2 Big Eight) held onto their share of the Big Eight lead by beating the Purple Knights (8-7, 8-7). Bostley tripled and Katie Pederson doubled three times for Verona.
DeForest 9, Sauk Prairie 4
Kylee Jansen gave up four hits and struck out 13 in a complete game to lead the Norskies (12-9, 9-5 Badger North), past the Eagles (6-13, 3-11). Jordan Marty went 3-for-4 for DeForest, doubling and tripling to drive in three runs. OJ Joyce went 2-for-3 with a double for Sauk Prairie.
Parker 3, Craig 2
The visiting Vikings (11-8, 8-8 Big Eight) pulled off a triple play in the top of the third inning; the Cougars (8-10, 8-8) turned their own triple play in the bottom of the fifth.
Oregon 9, Baraboo 7
Megan Bloyer hit two homers to lead the Panthers (12-10) to a non-conference victory over the host Thunderbirds (13-9). Emily Crowe went 2-for-4 for Oregon.
Sun Prairie 10, Memorial 0 (5)
The host Cardinals (20-1, 15-1 Big Eight) held the Spartans (12-4, 12-4) without a hit in the five-inning game. Brady Stevens and Davis Hamilton combined for six strikeouts and Casey Wambach doubled for top-ranked Sun Prairie.