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Calvin headed to All-Star Game

Middleton’s Quinn Calvin will compete in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game Saturday.

Calvin will play for the South team in the Large School game, which will be held at UW-Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium at 5 p.m. The 8-man All-Star game will be held at 10 a.m. and the Small School game follows at 1:30 p.m.

Calvin, who played both defensive back and running back at Middleton, will play football and compete in track and field at UW-Stevens Point beginning this fall.

 

Tue
13
Jul
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Sauk Prairie sneaks past Ashton

SAUK CITY – The Home Talent League playoffs are nearly three weeks away, but there was a party-like atmosphere at Chuck Hall Memorial Field on Sunday afternoon.

With the unbeaten Sauk Prairie Twins hosting the once-beaten Ashton As, a standing-room only crowd was treated to a preview of postseason baseball at its best.

Right-hander Connor Leister tossed a five-hit complete game, and veterans Lucas Koenig and Chucky Schara each provided clutch hits to spark Sauk Prairie to a thrilling 2-1 victory in HTL Northern Section action.

Sauk Prairie improved to 8-0, leads the Western Division and has the best overall record in the HTL’s Northern Section. Ashton fell to 5-2 and is ½-game behind Cross Plains (6-2) in the East Division.

Thu
08
Jul
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Middleton's Hebert named Player of the Year

Olivia Hebert was one of the state’s finest hitters.

She was a captain, a leader and a huge reason Middleton’s girls softball team finished in third place in the Big Eight Conference.

After an enormous season, Hebert — a catcher — was also named the Big Eight Conference’s Player of the Year.

Senior center fielder CC Hiorns was named first-team all-Big Eight and senior pitcher Ellie Buza was named second-team all-conference. Senior third baseman Abby Zumbrunnen, junior shortstop Jenna Redders and freshman utility player Mackenzie Zimmerman were all named honorable mention all-league.

Hebert had one of the finest years in school history.

Hebert batted .592 with a .673 on-base percentage and a 1.316 slugging percentage. She had 13 home runs, 52 RBI, 12 doubles, scored 39 runs, walked 14 times and had just two strikeouts.

Thu
08
Jul
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Middleton golfers earn honors

Their year was packed with memorable moments.

A Big Eight Conference championship. A sectional title. And a third place finish at the WIAA Division 1 state meet.

So it’s no surprise that Middleton’s boys golfers had three players earn first-team all-conference honors. That same trio received all-state honors, as well.

Senior Jacob Beckman was the Big Eight’s Player of the Year and was named first-team all-state by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin. Junior Alec Sosnowski was named first-team all-league and third-team all-state. And freshman Dain Johnson was named first-team all-conference and honorable-mention all-state.

In addition, Tom Cabalka was named the Big Eight’s Coach of the Year.

“This year’s squad was young and talented,” Cabalka said.

The all-Big Eight team is determined by an individual’s top three conference matches, the Big Eight Conference Tournament and three at-large invitationals.

Thu
08
Jul
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Businessmen rally past 29ers

An early six-run explosion set the stage for a holiday celebration for the visiting Cross Plains Businessmen on Sunday.

It was Drew Meinholz’s only hit of the game, though, that capped a perfect weekend.

Meinholz lined a two-out single to left field to score Garret Pertzborn from third base as Cross Plains edged Middleton, 7-6, in 12 innings in a Northern Section East Division Home Talent League amateur baseball game.

“It’s huge in the standings,” Cross Plains manager Randy Meinholz said. “We had a helluva a game at Reedsburg (Saturday). It was a battle. I don’t know where these guys got the energy today. I could see it getting away from us, but they hung in there.”

Cross Plains, which edged host Reedsburg, 5-3, on Saturday, improved to 5-1 in the Northern Section’s East Division. Ashton is also 5-1, Middleton fell to 4-2.

Wed
30
Jun
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Cardinals stumble in state semifinals

A point here. A double fault there.

A winner here. An ace there.

The boys tennis teams from Middleton and Marquette split two matches this season that were Spandex-tight. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Marquette’s win came in the WIAA Division 1 state semifinals held at the Menards Tennis Center in Eau Claire last Saturday.

The Hilltoppers won all three doubles matches and edged Middleton, 4-3. The Cardinals had snuck past Marquette, 4-3, back on May 26.

Middleton, which also defeated Eau Claire Memorial, 7-0, in the state quarterfinals last Friday, ended the year 23-2. Marquette, which lost in the state finals to Brookfield East, went 22-3 on the season.

“Overall I thought the team was well-prepared and we played our best tennis all year at team state,” Middleton coach Tony Mirasola said. “From top to bottom we did play very well.

Wed
30
Jun
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Pansegrau wins state title in the 3,200

LA CROSSE – In her previous appearance at the WIAA Division 1 state track and field meet as a freshman, Lauren Pansegrau had to settle for second-best, with a runner-up finish in the 3,200-meter run.

The Middleton junior distance star added to an already impressive résumé, though, by reaching the top of the podium in her return engagement at state.

Pansegrau, who had earlier placed second in the 1,600, left no doubt who was top dog in the 3,200, easily claiming her first state track and field title in a time of 10 minutes, 21.6 seconds at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex last Saturday.

Onalaska senior Kora Malecek was second in 10:29.33.

Cardinals’ sophomore Zaira Malloy-Salgado finished 11th in 11:18.57.

“I’ve been working real hard this year,” Pansegrau said. “It’s been a long season, especially not getting to run track my sophomore season. It’s been really fun.

Wed
30
Jun
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Meyer second at state in triple jump

LA CROSSE — Jackson Meyer was in search of the triple crown of jumps.

The Middleton senior qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state track and field meet in the high jump, long jump and triple jump with his sights set on individual titles in each event.

Although Meyer wasn’t able to pull off that stellar feat — while competing in all three events in one day instead of over the traditional two-day event — it was still a memorable day.

Meyer capped a shining prep career for the Cardinals with a runner-up finish in the triple jump, recording a mark of 45 feet, 1.5 inches on his last attempt in the finals at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex last Saturday.

“It was crazy,” Middleton head coach Joe Line said of the rainy conditions that lasted throughout the meet. “He was close to not making finals, but he pulled off a (44-8.25) on his third jump.

Wed
30
Jun
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Middleton tops Ashton, Dells

Middleton’s Home Talent League has won the Northern Section’s East Division every year since 2016.

With the division as good as ever, the 29ers fully understood the importance of Sunday’s game against first place Ashton. And Middleton delivered arguably its finest performance of the year.

The 29ers got a pitching gem from Ross Hellenbrand, sensational defense and toppled the visiting A’s, 2-1.

Middleton also downed Wisconsin Dells, 11-1, last Friday and is now 4-1 in the division. Ashton and Cross Plains are 4-1, as well.

“Ashton’s a really good team,” Middleton manager Brandon Hellenbrand said. “This was a huge win for us.”

Ross Hellenbrand threw the first 6 1/3 innings, allowed seven hits, struck out two and walked two. Drew Farrell threw the final 2 2/3 allowing three hits, while striking out two and walking one.

Thu
24
Jun
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'Comeback Kids' out of heroics

Comebacks had become the norm.

Middleton’s baseball team rallied twice in the final days of the regular season and won games where it was down to its last strike.

The Cardinals surged past DeForest in the last two innings of their WIAA Division 1 regional final on June 17. And Middleton stunned Madison Memorial with a five-run seventh inning on their way to an 8-6 win in the sectional semifinals Tuesday.

But the ‘Comeback Kids’ came up one rally short in their bid to reach the state tournament.

A few hours after ousting Madison Memorial, Middleton fell to Onalaska, 2-1, in the sectional finals Tuesday in Baraboo. The Cardinals rallied for one run in the seventh, but left runners stranded on third and second to end the game.

Middleton, which was gunning for its first trip to state since 2016, won 14 of its final 18 games and finished the year 19-10. Onalaska improved to 16-9 and reached the state tournament for the first time since 1994.

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