Top performances

  • Jackson Nelson and Jack Henschler, Clinton football—Henschler and Nelson did all kinds of damage as Clinton got in the win column against Whitewater on Friday. Henschler threw for three touchdowns, including one to Nelson, and ran for another. Nelson also returned a kick for a touchdown and ran for another. Both players also had nine tackles defensively.
  • Trevion Moore, Janesville Craig football—The senior running back provided two explosive touchdowns in the Cougars’ 26-20 victory over Verona on Friday. Moore’s first touchdown came from 49 yards out in the first half. His second score came from 29 yards away and gave the Cougars the lead for good with 7:09 left in the game.
  • Madalyn Arrowood, Janesville Craig cross country—The junior runner paced the field at Saturday’s Blackshirt Challenge, hosted by Waukesha South at Minooka Park. Arrowood completed the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 27.74 seconds to win by about one second over Waukesha South’s Herrera Taya.
  • Taylor Hakala, Milton girls golf—The senior tied for seventh at the Crusade Fore a Cure event Monday at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison. Hakala shot an 11-over 85 to help Milton shoot 368 as a team.
  • The Red Hawks finished fourth, 10 shots behind Middleton.
  • David Zavala, Parker boys soccer—The sophomore has four of the team’s five goals this season, including a double in the Vikings’ 3-2 nonconference victory against Edgerton on Thursday night.

What to watch for

  • Sun Prairie at Janesville Craig, football, 7 p.m., Monterey Stadium—The Cougars will attempt to stay unbeaten and atop the Big Eight Conference against a Cardinals team that is 2-1 and coming off a trip to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game last season. It’ll be Craig’s vaunted option rushing attack against Sun Prairie’s prolific passing offense.
  • Elkhorn at Delavan-Darien, boys soccer, 6:30 p.m., Thursday—One of the area’s top current rivalries will add another chapter. The host Comets are ranked No. 1 in the state in Division 3, while the Elks are ranked No. 10 in Division 2. The teams tied in the regular season last year, though Elkhorn won the Southern Lakes Conference tournament title match.
  • Crosstown rivalry meetings—The first week of school in Janesville will provide a handful of rivalry matchups between Parker and Craig. The girls golf teams compete, along with Sun Prairie, at Glen Erin on Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday, the volleyball teams play at Craig at 6:30, and the soccer teams play in the Craig bowl at 7.
  • Stoughton at Milton, football, 7 p.m., Friday—Both teams won their Badger South openers Friday, so this is a game to remain atop the league standings. Stoughton won 35-7 when the teams met last season.
  • Balance and Believe Invite, girls golf, at Blackhawk Country Club, noon, Wednesday—Area girls golfers compete in another event with a strong field this week. Milton and Parker are both in the field, along with ranked teams Middleton, Edgewood and Stoughton.

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