A team batting average of .347. A pitching staff with a 1.38 ERA. A total of 33 sacrifices in 19 games. Janesville Craig's baseball team has put up some head-turning numbers on the way to a No. 1 state ranking.
Parker held off Madison Memorial, 4-3, in a Big Eight Conference game Saturday morning at the Janesville Youth Sports Complex. It was the Vikings' fourth straight win in the span of six days, and three of those victories came by one run.
Middleton scored 44 points to edge Sun Prairie by just three points at the Big Eight boys tennis tournament. Verona was third, while Janesville Craig was seventh and Parker eighth.
Junior Nora Erlandson scored twice in the opening 21 minutes, and Memorial blanked Craig 3-0 on Thursday in a Big Eight Conference match.
Edgerton senior Joe Forsting shot 75 at Janesville's Riverside Golf Course to take medalist honors and help the Crimson Tide win the Rock Valley Conference tournament.
Janesville Craig scored five first-inning runs on the way to beating Madison West 9-0 on Tuesday, improving to 18-1 overall and 15-0 in Big Eight play.
Orfordville Parkview won the first game of a doubleheader at Johnson Creek 3-1 on Monday, but the Jays scored four times in the eighth inning to win 4-0 in the nightcap, clinching the Trailways South Conference crown.
UW-Whitewater's baseball team played UW-La Crosse seven times in two weeks, winning four times, including the WIAC Tournament title game Saturday. The NCAA Division III Tournament bracket will be released Monday.
Linda Pechnik decided to take on distance running in her 40s, and it has inspired her sons to also take up running. Linda and her son, Marko, combined to run more than 63 miles in the Ice Age Trail 50 on Saturday.
Red Hawks put 15 on base but score just two runs in loss to Oregon