Girls golf: Johnson, McCorkle earn all-conference honors

Sophomore Taylor McCorkle tees off on the 12th hole Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Badger South Conference meet at Evansville Golf Club. McCorkle finished tied for fourth with an 80 and also earned No. 6 all-conference honors. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Junior Jenny Johnson and sophomore Taylor McCorkle remained consistent for the Oregon High School girls golf team Tuesday in the Badger South Conference meet at Evansville Golf Club.

The two girls both finished in the top 10 and also earned all-Badger South honors for overall play in dual meets and the tournament. McCorkle, who was tied for fourth overall, was named No. 6 all-conference, while Johnson, who was tied for sixth with an 83, was named No. 7.

Those scores also helped the Panthers finish fourth overall as a team with 5 1/2 points. The score comprises 1 point for each dual win – Oregon was 2-3 – and 1 1/2 points for each team beaten at the conference meet.


Girls tennis: Oregon wraps up four wins in busy week

Oregon girls tennis opened the Edgerton Quad with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Whitewater on Saturday.

Leah Koopman and Claire Massey added 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-2 wins atop the lineup, while Jules Gerhards earned a huge 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles.

Renee Lewandowski and Katie Pliner added a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles to secure the win.

Koopman and Pliner and Lewandowski cruised to near perfect matches in a 6-1 win over Columbus and a 7-0 sweep against Edgerton at No. 1 singles and doubles, respectively. 

Massey and Gerhards finished out the day undefeated at No. 2 and 4 singles,

Paige Baillies earned her first win of the weekend 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 


Oregon Soccer Club: Three girls teams and one boys team win Fall Fury brackets

Several local teams had success last weekend in the 25th annual Oregon Soccer Club tournament. Three girls teams won titles, while another girls team and four boys teams also had success with runner-up finishes. [Photo by Daniel Paltz]

The Oregon Soccer Club held its 25th annual tournament last weekend. The Fall Fury, formerly the Oregon International tournament, had plenty of local success last weekend.

The Oregon Crush won the U14 girls Sugar Maple bracket, while the Oregon Arsenal won the U12 girls Super Maple bracket. The Oregon Dynamiter won the U9 girls’ bracket, as well.

The Crush went 3-0 and finished with 30 points, doubling Kenosha Crew Navy. The Arsenal edged the Waukesha Strikers 2-0 in the U12 final, and the Dynamiter finished 2-0 to get 16 points, a point ahead of Kenosha Crew Navy.

The Oregon Blitz added a second-place finish in the U12 girls Cottonwood bracket. The Blitz fell 2-0 in the final to CRUSA.


Boys soccer: Panthers crush Milton, remain undefeated in conference

The Oregon High School offense continues to look good as the Panthers attempt to win its fifth straight Badger South Conference crown, make its third straight state appearance and defend last season’s WIAA Division 2 title.

The Panthers (6-1 overall, 2-0 Badger South) traveled to Milton Friday and crushed the Red Hawks 4-0 to remain undefeated in conference.

“We knew it was going to be a tough conference game, and we usually see the best opponent in conference play,” head coach Kevin May said in a phone interview. “We knew they were going to play physical and are well-coached, so I am pretty happy with the way the boys came out. We stuck to our game plan and did what we needed to do.”


Girls golf: Badger Cup, conference meet up next for Panthers

Senior Ashley Brechlin hits a shot from the fairway in a Badger South Conference dual against Stoughton Thursday at Foxboro Golf Course. Brechlin finished with a 47, but the Panthers fell 175-189. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

The Oregon High School girls golf team might not be in a position to win the Badger South Conference, but a good showing at Tuesday’s conference meet at Evansville Golf Club might help it move up the standings.

But last Thursday’s 175-189 loss to Stoughton at Foxboro Golf Course shows there are some strokes the Panthers (2-3) will need to shave off if it intends to jump any teams.

Junior Jenny Johnson shot a 40 against Stoughton, while sophomore Taylor McCorkle finished with a 46. Senior Ashley Brechlin picked up a 47, and junior Olivia Davis shot a 56.

Senior Ashli Stolen led Stoughton with a 41. Senior Kailey Taebel shot a 42, and senior Tayler Wise followed with a 44. Sophomore Kelsey Taebel shot a 48.


Girls cross country: Panthers finish sixth at Badger Challenge

Juniors Emma Hughes, Connie Hanson and Maddie LeBrun led the way for the Oregon girls cross country team Tuesday at the Badger Challenge in DeForest.

Hughes set the pace with her time of 21:03, while Hansen (22:13) and Lebrun (22:33) finished within a minute-and-a-half.

Stoughton won the meet, scored by the cumulative race times of all second scorers by a mere three seconds over Madison Edgewood 104:02-1:04.05. Mount Horeb (106.57) rounded out the top three schools.

The Panthers finished 11th with a total time of 111:47.

Sophomore Carolyn Vot was the team’s fourth finisher, reaching the 5K finish line in 22:44. Junior Bree Paddock rounded out the team’s top five varsity scorers her time of 23:12.


Boys cross country: Oregon takes fourth at invite

Back at full strength, the Oregon boys cross country team showed it could very well be a force within the Badger South Conference this season.

Led by senior Josh Christensen’s 10th-place finish, the Panthers raced to a fourth-place team finish at the Madison West Invitational – well ahead of rivals Monroe, Monona Grove and Stoughton with 121 points.

Christensen posted a team-best time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds to finish 12 seconds ahead of teammate senior Ben Vogt, who took 16th place.

Chris Cutter returned to action after sitting out the Verona Invitational and raced to a 27th-place finish in 17:19.

Ryan Barry crossed the 5K finish line six seconds later in 29th place while junior Ben Janes rounded out the top five varsity scorers in 39th place with a 17:53.


Football: Buckner, Oregon offense takes fight to Crusaders

Senior running back BJ Buckner stiff arms Madison Edgewood senior defensive back Bryce Haefer (21) out of the way Friday evening. Buckner rang up 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the 43-20 victory. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

The last time BJ Buckner stepped foot inside Panther Stadium saw the senior running back leave Oregon’s 19-14 season-opening win over Sauk Prairie in favor of a shoulder sling.

Sitting out the next two weeks, Buckner found his way to back to the field Friday, rushing for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries against Badger South Conference rival Madison Edgewood.

“I sustained a grade three shoulder separation, so I tore my AC joint,” Buckner said. “The risk of injury is obviously higher, but it’s senior year. 

“I’m obviously playing safe. I took a run out bounds, rather than taking a hit. Honestly, I’m OK right now. I’ll keep healing as I progress.”

Buckner scored on runs of 48 and 51 yards in the win as the Panthers racked up 386 yards on 49 rushing attempts.


Girls swimming: Panthers unable to hang with Milton

The Oregon/Belleville girls swimming team entered Tuesday evening’s Badger South Conference dual at Milton knowing where the Blackhawks were in the standings.

A perennial top three team almost every season since joining the conference five years ago, Milton won all 11 events as Oregon fell 118-52.

Oregon’s best finish of the evening came in the 100-yard freestyle where freshman Carolyn Christofferson (59.98) and junior Willow Kugel (1:00.04) finished second and third overall.

Christofferson, Katie Reisdorf, senior Abby Schmitt and Kugel followed the Blackhawks into the wall at the beginning of the meet on the 200 medley with a time of 2:02.68.


Volleyball: Ranked Edgewood squad proves too much for young Panthers

The Oregon High School volleyball team hosted Madison Edgewood last Thursday, but the Crusaders, ranked seventh in Division 2, were tough to handle in a 3-0 (13-25, 14-25, 10-25) loss.

Alyssa Milski led the Panthers with five kills, while Amanda Sagen picked up 10 assists and two blocks. Riley Rosemeyer also collected two blocks, and Lexi Doering finished with eight digs.

Edgewood was led by Lexi Hanson with seven kills, while Hannah Schwenn collected 13 assists and seven aces. Karlie Brown and Kendra Lee each had five digs, and Rachel Roseboom picked up two blocks.

Oregon continues the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stoughton, and it travels to Middleton High School at 8 a.m. Saturday for the Cardinal invite.