Five notable performances over the past week of high school sports and five games/events to watch for over the next seven days:
Janesville Parker boys golfers--The Vikings broke the school's team scoring record this week by shooting a 294 in the first round of the Tri-City Championship at Glen Erin. They followed with a 303 on Saturday to win the team title. It is believed the previous Parker record for best round by a team was 298.
Madee Harding, Brodhead/Juda girls track and field--The senior helped the Cardinals win their home Jim Church Invitational on Friday night by winning four events. She took first in the 100 (12.41 seconds), 200 (25.99), 400 (59.55) and the high jump (5 feet) as Brodhead/Juda scored 142 points to beat second-place Elkhorn by 27.
Derek Davey, Elkhorn boys track and field--The senior, headed for Brown University, won a pair of individual titles at the Jim Church Invitational on Friday to lead the Elks to the boys team title. Davey won the 400 in 50.14 seconds and the 800 in 2:01.08 to earn boys MVP honors, and Elkhorn scored 182 points to cruise to the team crown.
Beloit Turner pitchers--In five combined games this week, Turner's baseball and softball pitchers gave up 10 hits. Kailyn Packard, a senior softball player, threw back-to-back one-hitters against Brodhead and Elkhorn on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Three baseball pitchers combined on a no-hitter against Brodhead/Juda on Thursday.
Sara Fredrickson, Evansville softball--The Blue Devils catcher went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and four RBI in a 15-1 win over Big Foot on Saturday. She also had a double in a 4-2 loss in the other game of the doubleheader.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Janesville Parker vs. Janesville Craig, baseball, 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday--Typically, the second game of the crosstown rivalry series has been played under the lights, but given the hectic schedules and makeup games, they'll play both at 5 p.m. this time. And they'll meet twice in a span of about 48 hours under the new Big Eight home-and-home scheduling.
Cougar Relays, track and field, 4 p.m., Friday--Janesville Craig's relay invite will take place for the 71st consecutive season. Teams scheduled to participate are Janesville Parker, Edgerton, Evansville, Milton, Kenosha Indian Trail and Milwaukee Washington. Parker won the boys team title last year, while Craig won the girls title.
Jefferson vs. Beloit Turner, baseball, 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday--Jefferson hosts Tuesday, and Turner gets the return game Thursday. Both teams are expected to be among the state's best in Division 2, though all the postponements have limited early-season rankings. Jefferson is 4-0, while Turner has one loss, to Big Foot.
Early soccer tests for Craig and Milton, Tuesday night--Two local teams with lofty goals should get a better feel for where they stand Tuesday. Craig has a Big Eight Conference road test against Sun Prairie, before playing at Middleton on Thursday. Milton, which is 3-0, will play at Mount Horeb on Tuesday night.
Other matchups in the city rivalry series--Along with the crosstown baseball games this week, Parker and Craig meet in both boys golf and boys tennis. The golf teams play Tuesday at Glen Erin, along with Middleton, while the tennis teams play Thursday afternoon at Palmer Park.