Sports

Fri
05
Feb

Boys basketball: Oregon falls to rival Stoughton, allows 49 points in the second half


Photos by Anthony Iozzo. Junior Christian Bultman dribbles into the lane before kicking the ball out to the perimeter in the second half Tuesday at Stoughton High School.

It wasn’t the offense that hurt the Oregon High School boys basketball team Tuesday in a Badger South Conference game at rival Stoughton.

Head coach Jon Nedelcoff said a team that scores 62 points should win in the Badger South. However, the Vikings went on a 12-0 run in the second half and built a 15-point lead as the Panthers eventually fell 76-62.

“Defensively, we were poor all night,” Nedelcoff said. “We let them get to where they wanted to go. We didn’t take many strengths away.”

Oregon led 30-27 at halftime, and senior Charlie Soule, who finished with 17 points, scored to make it 32-27 to start the second half.

But Stoughton kept coming back, eventually grabbing a 43-40 lead after sophomore Brady Schipper (15 points) hit a 3-pointer.

Fri
05
Feb

Wrestling: Badger Conference tournament set for Saturday

The Oregon High School wrestling team will have had two weeks off to prepare by the time Saturday’s Badger Conference Tournament begins at 9 a.m. at DeForest High School.

The Panthers will have their work cut out in a meet that features 33 ranked individuals and Division 1 ranked teams – Stoughton (fifth), Sauk Prairie (sixth) and Milton (ninth).

Stoughton is the leader of the Badger South and boasts seven ranked wrestlers – freshman Hunter Lewis (106, sixth), junior Brandon Klein (113, first), junior Kaleb Louis (120, fourth), junior Tristan Jenny (126, sixth), junior Garrett Model (138, fifth), senior Collin Kraus (145, first) and sophomore Tyler Dow (152, fourth).

Fri
05
Feb

Boys swimming: Panthers travel to Stoughton for conference meet Saturday

The Oregon High School boys swimming team looks to continue its success this season on Saturday at the Badger South Conference meet in Stoughton.

The meet begins at 1 p.m., and the Panthers, which only lost one conference dual to Monona Grove this season, will be looking to crack the top three for the first time in school history.

Oregon – which has a program that is almost 20-years old – won its first invitational earlier this year. 

Thu
04
Feb

Boys hockey: Oregon ices McFarland, now 12-9


Photo by Jeremy Jones. Senior Max Dosher slides what proved to be the game-winning goal through the legs of McFarland goaltender Tucker Jarrett 11 minutes into the second period Tuesday inside the McFarland Community Ice Arena. Oregon won the game 6-1.

Rivalries come and go, but the Oregon and McFarland boys hockey teams have done their best to keep tensions high between the once co-oped programs.

Though the teams split back before the 2003-04 season and haven’t played in the same conference since 2013-14 season, a piece of hardware has helped keep the rivalry alive and well. And it was enough to fuel the Panthers to a 6-1 victory over the Spartans on Tuesday.

Named the Jerry Swanson Cup in honor of the long-time Learn to Skate coach at the McFarland Community Ice Arena – it’s a trophy that the Panthers have dominated.

Thu
04
Feb

Girls hockey: Icebergs end chippy game against Brookfield in a stalemate


Photo by Jeremy Jones. Oregon sophomore forward Samantha Eyers (left) battles Brookfield defender Bailey Sandahl for control of the puck in the third period Monday inside the Mandt Community Center. The Icebergs and non-conference Glacier skated to a 2-2 tie.

The Icebergs girls hockey co-op twice rallied from a two-goal deficit Monday evening inside the Mandt Community Center, but ultimately ended up settling for a 4-4 tie against non-conference opponent Brookfield Glacier.

Trailing 4-2 with a little less than 9 1/2 minutes remaining, the Icebergs received a spark from senior defenseman Maddy Hess, who scored twice over a four minute span to force OT.

 “They were getting physical and kind of beating me up a little bit and I got mad and ended up skating down and scoring the first goal,” Hess said. “My dad always tells me to cut in and shoot. I did and it went in.” 

Getting Brookfield’s Grace Elliot moving to her right, Hess slipped the puck between the goalie’s legs to pull the Icebergs within a goal with  4 1/2 minutes remaining.

Thu
04
Feb

Girls basketball: Panthers remain a half game behind Stoughton

Senior Leah Koopman and sophomore Ellen McCorkle combined for 30 points as the Oregon High School girls basketball team remained a half game behind Stoughton in the Badger South Conference with a 44-35 win over Fort Atkinson Friday.

The Panthers took a 10-point lead into halftime, and they did enough in the second half to pull away for the victory.

Koopman ended up with 18 points, and McCorkle added 12. Senior Morgan Yaun and junior Abbie Schofield each chipped in five points.

Junior Miah Garant and sophomore Taylor Romens each scored 10 points for the Blackhawks.

Oregon is now 8-8 overall (7-2 conference), a half game ahead of Monona Grove (14-3, 6-2) for second place. Stoughton (15-2, 7-1) leads the Badger South.

Sat
30
Jan

Wrestling: Oregon pinned by Stoughton in dual


Photo by Joe Koshollek. Oregon’s Steele Mellum takes down Stoughton’s Hunter Lewis during their 106-pound match Friday at Stoughton High School. Mellum lost by major decision, 15-2, and the Panthers fell 73-3.

The Oregon High School wrestling team went up against third-ranked Badger South Conference rival Stoughton Friday in the regular season finale, falling 73-3.

Sophomore Devin Keast (138) won the lone match for the Panthers. He defeated sophomore Cody Suddeth 7-1.

Stoughton freshman Dante Steinmetz (113) pinned freshman Brooks Corliss in 1:10, while junior Brandon Klein (120) pinned sophomore Collin Legler in 1:20. Junior Kaleb Louis (126) pinned sophomore Connor Brickley in 1:51, and freshman Cade Spilde (145) pinned freshman Robbie Ruth in 3:01.

Fri
29
Jan

Boys basketball: Panthers go 1-1 last week


Photo by Joe Koshollek. Senior Steven Davis makes a baseline pass during Oregon’s game against DeForest on Saturday in the Badger Challenge at Stoughton High School. The Panthers fell 64-61.

The Oregon High School boys basketball team held a lead in the second half Saturday in the annual Badger Challenge, but the Panthers had a chance to tie DeForest at Stoughton High School.

Senior Ben Weiland had a chance for a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the shot hit the rim and just wouldn’t fall in a 64-61 loss.

Oregon (8-6 overall, 3-3 Badger South) led 37-28 at halftime, and it kept the lead for half of the second half until DeForest (5-9, 3-3) stormed back.

Senior Charlie Soule scored 22 points to lead both teams, while senior Alex Duff added 17. Junior Christian Bultman and Weiland each finished with eight points.

Seniors Corian Davis (17), Jake Capstran (16), Jadon Sackman (12) and Andrew Stauffer-Lerch all had double digits for the Norskies.

Fri
29
Jan

Girls basketball: Oregon knocks off Edgewood, now a half game back of Stoughton in the Badger South


Photo by Anthony Iozzo. Sophomore Ellen McCorkle (34) is fouled by junior Kendall Tribus in the first half Tuesday in a Badger South Conference game against Madison Edgewood. The Panthers won 48-40, and McCorkle finished with 12 points.

Offense was tough to come by for both teams Tuesday as the Oregon High School girls basketball team hosted Madison Edgewood in a Badger South Conference game.

The Crusaders’ zone defense forced several tough shots, and both teams were tied with 6-and-a-half minutes remaining.

That was until Oregon junior Danica Keisling and sophomore Ellen McCorkle worked their inside-outside magic. 

Keisling found McCorkle twice for assists and later found senior Leah Koopman for a third.

Keisling and McCorkle each finished with 12 points as the Panthers knocked off the Crusaders 48-40, tying the Monona Grove Silver Eagles for second place and moving a half game behind Stoughton in the conference standings.

Fri
29
Jan

Boys swimming: Oregon unable to match Monona Grove


Photo by Jeremy Jones. Sophomore Ian Charles posted a split of 27.86 seconds on his butterfly leg of the 200-meter medley relay to help juniors Jacob Larsen and Jackson Marsden and senior Eli Rule to victory in 1:54.36. Oregon lost the Badger South Conference dual 103-67 against Monona Grove.

Oregon’s boys swimming team won the first two events and three of five overall to start Tuesday evening’s Badger South Conference tilt against Monona Grove.

Ranked No. 1 in Division 2 throughout the season, the Silver Eagles started to show their depth with a 1-2 finish in the 200 IM and 50 free before the break and never looked back, rolling 103-67.

Monona Grove went on to win seven of the 11 events, including another 1-2 finish in the 100 free.

“I think our kids swam really well tonight. Obviously, you’d love to win the meet but when you compete against a team like MG you’ve really got to be on top of it,” Panthers head coach Scott Krueger said. “They’re a really strong team. To be in this position (undefeated in conference entering the meet) was awesome. Beating MG tonight would have just been icing on the cake.”

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