Boys golf UPDATE: Torhorst’s 79 leads Panthers to second overall in conference

Carson Torhorst tees off on the 17th hole Wednesday, May 20, in the Badger South Conference meet at the House on the Rock Golf Resort. Torhorst finished with a 79 and earned No. 5 All-Badger South Conference. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Senior Carson Torhorst didn’t like the way he was playing all year, but a few low rounds before Tuesday’s Badger South Conference meet at the House on the Rock Golf Resort set the stage for what was to come.

Torhorst left a few opportunities on the course on the last few holes, but he still managed to lead the Oregon High School boys golf team with a 79, not only earning a No. 5 All-Badger South Conference standing but also helping the Panthers take third at the meet (332) and second overall in the conference.

I struggled all year, but I kind of came down the last couple of weeks and kind of buckled down and made some good scores,” Torhorst said. “It was a big deal for me to make all-conference in my senior year.”

But what meant even more was to share the runner-up finish with his fellow seniors – Austin Busler and Collin Bundy.


Boys tennis: Oregon holds off Eagles for tourney title

Will Sanford held off Stoughton junior Robbie Mueller 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles Friday to help Oregon earn a 7-0 Badger South Conference victory. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Oregon boys tennis won flights at No. 1 and 2 singles and No. 2 and 3 doubles over the weekend to win the Stoughton Invitational.

Sauk Prairie won the other three flights at No. 3 and 4 singles and No. 1 doubles, but settled for second place by a point, 29-28.

Sophomore Calvin Schneider only dropped 10 games over three matches en route to a 6-4, 6-0 championship atop the lineup against Milton senior David Shon. Schneider cruised 6-0, 6-1 against Milton and 6-2, 6-3 against Jefferson.

Oregon sophomore Charles Donovan fought his way through a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Jefferson and 6-3, 6-3 win over Big Foot. Donovan then fought his way through a hard fought No. 2 singles championship over Sauk Prairie’s Logan Chrisler 6-4, 7-6 (4).


Softball: Anderson leading team through tough year

Oregon senior Sarah Anderson hugs her parents Jerry and Sue on Senior Night before Tuesday’s game against Stoughton. Jerry was taken to the emergency room following the Panthers’ 6-4 victory over Fort Atkinson back on April 21. Monday was his first game back to watch his daughter. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

As the long senior on the Oregon softball team Sarah Anderson is the heartbeat of the squad on and off the field.

Following the team’s April 21 victory over Fort Atkinson at home, it was Anderson’s teammates rallying around her and not the other way around, however.

Shortly after watching his daughter help the Panthers to their second win of the season, Jerry Anderson complained about not feeling well. Thankfully two Oregon Police officers happened to be talking to him at the time and called 911.

“We were huddled on the field after the game and I saw a bunch of people huddled around my dad and I just ran to him,” Anderson recounted. “That was really hard to deal with. He goes to every one of my games.”


Home Talent League: Orioles edge Mount Horeb for first win

The Oregon Home Talent team scored four runs in the sixth inning Sunday to take the lead, and the Orioles held on for a 5-4 win at Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff.

Mount Horeb took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth before Oregon scored one in the fifth to cut the deficit to two.

After the Orioles took a two-run lead in the sixth, Mount Horeb scored in the eighth to make it 5-4.

But Ben Riffle wouldn’t allow another run, and Oregon moved to 1-1 in the Western Section in the Sunday League.

Ryan Hoodjer (2-for-3, double) and Abe Maurice (2-for-4) both had multiple hits.

Al Genin added a double.


Boys golf: Panthers take fifth at Morgan Stanley Shootout

The Oregon High School boys golf team got a taste of regionals and sectionals Wednesday and Thursday in the Morgan Stanley Shootout at University Ridge Golf Course.

The Panthers finished fifth overall with a 670 (332-338), but Middleton (621), Waunakee (632) and Madison Memorial (656) finished second through fourth, respectively.

Carson Torhorst led Oregon with a 162 (80-82), while Austin Busler (84-83) and Brandon Michek (80-87) both finished with 167s.

Collin Bundy finished the scoring with a 177 (91-86).

Madison Edgewood won the meet with a 608 (298-310), and Waunakee’s Max Murphy was the medalist with a 144 (72-72).

Oregon travels to Blackhawk Country Club at noon Monday for an invite before traveling to Koshkonong Mounds Country Club at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Badger South dual against Fort Atkinson.


Girls lacrosse: Panthers fall to 2-6 overall last week

The Oregon High School girls lacrosse team dropped two games last week and fell to 2-6 overall (2-5 in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association).

Sun Prairie 17, Oregon 5

The Panthers traveled to Sun Prairie Thursday and fell 17-5.

Sophomore Brianna Tarantino scored three goals, while senior Kari Bertler added a goal. Senior Mackenzie Torpy picked up two assists.

Senior Aubrey Bruner had two saves.

Catholic Memorial 10, Oregon 7

Oregon traveled to West/North/South/Catholic Memorial Saturday and lost 10-7.

Torpy and Tarantino each scored three goals, and freshman Samantha Armstrong added a goal.


Boys lacrosse: Panthers win three straight to move to 5-4 overall

Mitch Glasgow dekes a defender as his rushes past midfield Friday against Sauk Prairie at Brooklyn Middle School. The Panthers defeated Sauk Prairie 9-8 in double overtime. [Photo by Dan Schuman]

The Oregon High School boys lacrosse team beat Madison Memorial twice and added a third win against Sauk Prairie, 9-8, last week.

The Panthers are now 5-4 overall (5-2 in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association White Division).

Oregon 9, Madison Memorial 7

Oregon hosted Madison Memorial on May 4 and won 9-7.

Freshman Harrison Kessenich scored three goals and picked up two assists, while junior Trent Ricker added two goals and two assists.

Freshman Sawyer Hughes had a goal and an assist, and junior Riley Collins, sophomore Parker Ehn-Howland and freshman Derek Brellenthin all scored one goal.

Freshman Riley Fischl finished with 23 saves.


Girls track and field: Jackson highlights Oregon’s day at Stoughton Invitational

Alexis Jackson leaps over the second-to-last hurdle in the 100-meter hurdle race Friday at the Stoughton invite. Jackson took third in 16.64 seconds. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Alexis Jackson continued her outstanding freshman season for the Oregon girls track and field with a victory in the 100 hurdles (15.99). Jackson fell half an inch shy of a second title, taking third behind the first-place leap of Kaitlyn Ganrude of La Crosse in 16-8 1/4.

Senior Riley Rosemeyer posted the top 100-meter dash time, clocking a sub-13 second time of 12.88.

Junior Maddie Lebrun won the 400 dash in 58.74 and added a third-place finish in the 200 dash (26.92).

Oregon’s 4x200 was disqualified, while Morgan Yaun, Jillian Moss, Cierra Collins and Rosemeyer finished fifth in the 4x100 (52.61).

Junior Jessica Forster came in seventh in the 300 hurdles (50.28).


Boys track and field: Panthers win third straight Stoughton Invitational title

Lucas Mathews runs the final leg of the 4x200 relay Friday at the Stoughton Invitational at Stoughton High School. Mathews, Brennen Deegan, Brenen Womack and Peter Kissling won the relay in 1 minute, 32.29 seconds. The Oregon boys won the meet with 118 points. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

Oregon boys track and field won six events and used its depth in the rest to carry the squad to the team’s third consecutive Stoughton Invitational title.

Seniors John Hermus and Christian Alcala guided the Panthers to a 1-2 finish in the 110-high hurdles in 15.51 and 16.07, respectively. Hermus also added a fourth-place finish in the 300s in 42.58, while Alcala took seventh.

As if that wasn’t enough, Hermus cleared 11-6 for third place in the pole vault competition as well.

Junior Alex Duff returned to the 300 hurdle competition following an injury sustained during the OHS basketball season, posting the only sub-40 second time in 39.89.

Junior Chris Cutter won the 800 in 2:00.02. Sophomore Hudson Kugel added a sixth-place finish in 2:05.65.


Girls soccer: Jahn notches game-winner against MG

It could have been a disaster Tuesday against Monona Grove after junior Jen Brien went down with an ankle injury five minutes in the game.

Brien, who scored in the second minute, never returned, and Monona Grove was able to tie the game twice.

But senior Kelsey Jahn came to the rescue in the second half. Jahn was moved to forward to offset the Brien injury, and she scored the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute as Oregon remained undefeated with a 3-2 win.

“Our girls wanted to win,” head coach Julie Grutzner said. “If we win our last two games, we will win the Badger South for the fourth year in a row. We wanted to stay focused. We knew it was going to be a very good matchup.”

Brien scored with an assist to junior Makena Fanning before she left the game. While not sure of the official diagnosis, Grutzner believes Brien suffered a sprain and will be out a few weeks.


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