Boys hockey: Ziomek turns slow start into first-team all-conference honors, joined by three others

Oregon junior forward Dylan Ziomek was named first-team Badger South all-conference. Ziomek posted 12 goals and 15 assists in 24 games. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Junior forward Dylan Ziomek was selected as a first-team forward earlier this month, joining unanimous selections Grant Reichenbacher and Jimmy Curliss from Madison Edgewood.

Ziomek got off to a slow start offensively, scoring once in the Panthers’ first 16 games. He finished with 12 goals on the season though, including all four goals in a 4-3 win against Waunakee late in the season and a team-best three game-winners. Ziomek added 15 assists in 24 games.

The Crusaders accounted for four of the six first team spots as junior Tommy Mohs was a unanimous selection and defenseman Justin Dragoo was also tagged.

Oregon added honorable mentions senior captain Lucas Hefty, senior forward Colin Hughes and sophomore goaltender Henry Roskos.


Girls basketball: Rosemeyer, Jahn make first team

Senior Riley Rosemeyer grabs a rebound on Dec. 2 in a Badger South Conference game against Madison Edgewood at Oregon High School. Rosemeyer was named to the first-team All-Badger South Conference along with senior teammate Kelsey Jahn (below). [File photos by Anthony Iozzo]

The Oregon High School girls basketball team earned two spots on the 2015 All-Badger South squad this season. 

Seniors Riley Rosemeyer and Kelsey Jahn both made the top squad. Rosemeyer finished with 282 points and 113 rebounds.  She also added 44 steals and 12 blocks. Jahn picked up 145 points and 54 rebounds. She also had 23 assists and 40 steals.

Juniors Cassidy Nikolai and Leah Koopman made the team as honorable mentions.

Nikolai finished with 121 points and 38 rebounds. Koopman had 171 points, 46 rebounds and 27 steals.

Oregon finished 15-8 overall (10-2 Badger South) and shared its first conference title in more than 30 years with Madison Edgewood.


Boys basketball: Soule makes first team

Junior Charlie Soule was named to the first-team all-Badger South. [Photo by Anthony Iozzo]

The Oregon High School boys basketball team earned four spots on the 2015 All-Badger South team, led by a first-team selection for junior Charlie Soule.

Soule finished with 298 overall points and averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per conference game.

Senior Markus Tobias added a second-team selection. Tobias averaged 10 points and five rebounds per conference game and finished with 246 overall points.

Senior Mitch Morhoff and junior Alex Duff rounded out the list with honorable mentions. Morhoff averaged 10 points and three rebounds per conference game and finished with 189 total points.

Duff averaged 10 points and three rebounds per conference game, finishing with 244 total points.


Girls hockey: Torpy caps career as Miss Hockey, slew of other awards

Oregon senior Kenzie Torpy was named Miss Hockey player of the year last week. Torpy, a unanimous first-team Badger Conference goaltender, was won her third Jessie Vetter award. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Oregon senior goaltender Kenzie Torpy has been the backbone of the Icebergs girls hockey co-op for the past four years. Over that span, Torpy became the first girl in Wisconsin prep hockey history two win back-to-back Jessie Vetter awards, honoring the state’s top goaltender.

Last Saturday, Torpy added a third title to go along with the even bigger Miss Hockey honors she received earlier in the week for being the state’s top player.


Football: Sromovsky realizes dream, signs with Ill. State

Senior Josh Sromovsky signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Illinois State University. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Josh Sromovsky brought a ton of versatility to the Oregon football program the past three years. Originally, a linebacker as a freshman, Sromovsky quickly found his niche as wide receiver/running back and occasional defensive back for the Panthers as a sophomore on varsity. 

Officially signing his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 4 to play collegiately at Illinois State University, Sromovksy is hoping that versatility will translate to the collegiate level this fall.

Illinois State, which lost the FCS national championship game against North Dakota State last season, is bringing Sromovsky in as an athlete.


Lacrosse: Snider signs National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse

Madison Edgewood senior and Oregon resident Mitch Snider signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design on Feb. 25. [Photo submitted]

Madison Edgewood High School senior and Oregon resident Mitch Snider signed a letter of intent on Feb. 25 to play lacrosse for Division II Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design. Snider has been playing lacrosse since seventh grade. 

Snider is the son of John Snider and Kelly Parks Snider of Oregon. Mitch will be studying industrial design at SCAD. 

In addition to the athletic scholarship, he also earned scholarships for academics and artistic talent. 

“I visited several colleges to see what they had to offer in the way of programs and environment, and SCAD just really seemed to have everything I wanted,” Snider said. 


Archery: Local archers compete in the WAA State Championship

Oregon Sportsman’s Club’s Ben Dillman shoots in the Young Adult Male Bow Hunter Freestyle class in the National Field Archery Association state tournament in Wisconsin Rapids. Dillman took second overall in the two-day tournament from Feb. 14-15. [Photo submitted]

Several members of the Oregon Sportsman’s club made it to the National Field Archery Association State Archery Tournament in Wisconsin Rapids on Feb. 14 and 15.

Ben Dillman placed second in the Young Adult Male Bow Hunter Freestyle class. 

Several other club members represented the Oregon Sportsman’s Club, as well. Pat Cain placed second in flight one for Adult Male Freestyle. Jim Lynch shot in the Senior Male Bow hunter Freestyle. Todd Weis (Adult Male Bow hunter Free Style) and his son Matt (Young Adult Male Bow Hunter Freestyle) and daughters Amy and Jenna (Youth Female Bow Hunter Freestyle) all competed as well. Amy took second, while Jenna finished third.

John Klus Sr. (Adult Male Bow Hunter Freestyle) and his son John (Jack) Klus Jr. (Youth Male Freestyle Limited-Recurve) competed. Klus Jr. took first.


Boys basketball: Season ends in regional semifinal

Oregon senior Markus Tobias goes do the bench in the fourth quarter Friday in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal against DeForest at Oregon High School. Tobias scored 16 points in a 61-47 loss. [Photo by Jeremy Jones]

Head coach Jon Nedelcoff said the Oregon High School boys basketball team was still successful despite an early exit in a 61-47 loss to DeForest Friday in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.

The Panthers finished 17-6 overall, the first 17-win season in 13 years, and they took second in a tough Badger South Conference.

Nedelcoff said that the seniors – Markus Tobias, Peter Kissling, Mitch Morhoff and Brandon Thompson – were a big reason for the consistency of the program this season.


Boys basketball: Setting an Example

Senior Markus Tobias works on some school work Monday afternoon at his home. Tobias, who is the starting center for the Oregon High School boys basketball team, switched from being homeschooled to the OHS blended learning program his sophomore year to be allowed to play per WIAA rules. [Photo submitted]

Oregon High School senior Markus Tobias is a starting center on the varsity boys basketball team, which recently finished its first 17-win regular season in 13 years.

Averaging 10.5 points per game and being a main inside defender, he’s been indispensable this season, but he almost wasn’t eligible to even make the varsity team three years ago.

Tobias was homeschooled all his life until freshman year, and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association states in its rulebook that only student-athletes enrolled full-time in an affiliated school district may participate on those teams. Since Tobias wasn’t enrolled in the district, he wouldn’t have been a legal player.

Tobias – who played with many of his current teammates at the Tri-County level in sixth through eighth grade – wanted to play basketball for OHS, but he still wanted to keep a similar homeschooling approach while also appeasing the WIAA requirement.


Boys basketball: Panthers finish second in Badger South, start regionals Friday

The Oregon High School boys basketball team picked up its 17th win Thursday, knocking off Monona Grove 56-53.

That win didn’t just help the Panthers (17-5 overall, 9-3 conference) finish second in the Badger South this season but it also gave Oregon its first 17-win season in 13 years.

The Panthers actually trailed by three points in the fourth quarter before taking over at the end. Oregon outscored MG 19-13 in the fourth.

Junior Charlie Soule went off for 26 points, while junior Alex Duff added 13. Seniors Mitch Morhoff and Markus Tobias added eight and six points, respectively.

Senior Joel O’Donnell led MG with 20 points.

Now Oregon looks to make a postseason run, as it begins the WIAA Division 2 regionals at 7 p.m. Friday.