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MVC Track Meet

Logan's Megan Bakalars clears the final hurdle on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles during Saturday's MVC track and field meet at UW-La Crosse.

Erik Daily, La Crosse Tribune

The Logan High School boys track and field team won its third MVC championship in five years, and Onalaska’s girls won their first since 2009 Saturday during the conference meet at UW-La Crosse.

Aquinas sophomore Lexi Donarski and Central senior Damen Pradovic were individual stars, and Donarski was part of a 400-meter relay effort that produced the only record-breaking performance of the day.

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MVC Track Meet

Onalaska's Carolyn Kearns sprints to the finish ahead of Central's Jane Pinkowski to win the girls 3,200-meter relay during Saturday's MVC track and field meet at UW-La Crosse. Logan's boys and Onalaska's girls won team championships.

Donarski, Emma Burke, Kimmee Schmitz and Mae Leslie won the 400 relay in a time of 50.61 seconds to beat last season’s 50.69 recorded by the Blugolds. Donarski also won the 100 (12.78), 200 (26.34) and long jump (17 feet, 6½ inches).

Pradovic won the 110 hurdles (15.37), 300 hurdles (40.68) and ran with the Red Raiders’ victorious 800 relay (1:30.98).

The Rangers won the boys championship with 166 points and ended a two-year reign for Central, behind CJ Siegel’s victories in the long jump (21-3½) and triple jump (44-0½), and a 1-2 finish from Zach Slevin (9:55.67) and Dylan Mitchell (10:00.74) in the 3,200.

The Red Raiders, who had 161½ points, also received a pair of wins from Jett Mickelson in the 800 (2:02.04) and 1,600 (4:27.31) and a big day from junior sprinter Jamar Davis, who won the 100 (10.93) and placed second to Holmen sophomore Ben Labuzzetta (22.25) in the 200 (22.46). Davis also ran with Central’s winning 400 relay (43.97).

Onalaska’s girls put together a team score of 198 to finish ahead of second-place Holmen (155½).

Freshman Lydia Malecek (2:17.89) held off Holmen senior Mason Kalander (2:22.61) to win the 800, while sisters Kora Malecek (2:23.79) and Amalia Malecek (2:35.72) were third and fourth. Kora (5:18.36), Lydia (5:18.44) and Amalia (5:19.22) also finished first, second and third in the 1,600, and Kora added a win in the 3,200 (11:31.27) with Amalia (11:37.91) second and Lydia (11:57.21) fourth.

The sisters scored 68 of Onalaska’s points. The Hilltoppers also received victories from their 3,200 relay of Jenny Harding, Aubrey Clements, Rachel Hosch and Carolyn Kearns (10:26.17) and Elisa Dabrowski in the high jump (5-0).

Holmen’s Kylee Jostad posted victories in the 300 hurdles (49.51) and discus (113-5).

Three Rivers Meet

RUSHFORD, Minn. — P-E-M won the boys and girls team titles, while La Crescent’s boys were second and its girls third.

Senior Matt Stieger won the 800 (1:57.28) and helped the Lancers win both the 1,600 relay (3:35.46)and 3,200 relay (8:28.42). He ran with Jacob Hogan, Josh Weigel and Cole Fechner in the 1,600 and Andrew Jaquette, Alex Boudreau and Thomas Lechnir in the 3,200.

Ella Baudek (100 hurdles, 17.41), Lola Baudek (300 hurdles, 49.42) and Payton Dryden (discus, 119-8) won championships for La Crescent’s girls. Caledonia/Spring Grove’s Amber Conniff also won a girls title in the 200 (27.39).

BASEBALL

Marshfield 8, Holmen 7

MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- Holmen recorded 10 hits, but Marshfield tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, then won it with a RBI single by Andy Goettl in the seventh. Kevin Koelbl went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for Holmen (10-3), while Colden Fonstad, Logan Stauffer and Zach Olson each recorded two hits.

Zach Leis, who entered the game in the sixth, took the loss.

Baraboo 4-5, Onalaska 4-3

BARABOO, Wis. — The Hilltoppers (8-8) suffered a pair of walk-off losses.

In the first game, a sacrifice fly by Dan Barganz lifted Baraboo to the win, and Onalaska walked in the final run in Game 2.

Connor Haggerty had three hits in each game. Ray Heilman went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Game 1.

Antigo 5, Holmen 1

MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Antigo snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fifth inning, then added an insurance run in the sixth. Brady Tatro and Nick Marshall held Holmen (10-4) to four hits.

G-E-T 1, De Soto 0

STODDARD — Walker Stoner drove in Blake Thiesse in the top of the seventh for the Red Hawks.

G-E-T 12, Neillsville 11

STODDARD — Carter Severson drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh inning after the Red Hawks came back from 7-1 and 11-8 deficits.

SOFTBALL

Nonconference

Onalaska 9-11, Ona. Luther 3-9

ONALASKA — The Hilltoppers pulled out a sweep of the Knights by scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in the second game.

Sophomore Cailie Kowal was 4-for-9 in the two games and broke a 9-9 tie with a two-run double. It was her third hit of the game. Alyssa Achenreiner and Sarah Kraus also drove in two runs for Onalaska, which won the first game with a six-run second inning that was highlighted by an Achenreiner grand slam. Achenreiner drove in six runs during the doubleheader.

Jaclyn Thomas also hit a home run in the first game, while Onalaska luther was led by four RBI from Allison Beagle and three from Jenna Wahl.

West Salem Triangular

WEST SALEM — Jillian Wakefield gave West Salem a 9-8 win over Cashton by driving in the winning run in the bottom of a two-run eighth inning before the Panthers lost to Neillsville 3-1.

Abbie Cavadini went 3-for-4 in the victory and hit a home run in the loss for West Salem, which received eight innings of pitching and 10 strikeouts from Samantha Thompson and two hits each from Ellie Tschumper and Emily Steele against the Eagles.

Mondovi 10, Bangor 9 (8)

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. — Junior Ashley Martinson was 4-for-4 with a home runs, and Bangor teammates Jaclynn Freit, Trisha Jones and Emma Wittmershaus added two hits apiece. Jones and Wittmershaus drove in two runs each.

Ind./Gil. 3, Bangor 2 (8)

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. — Emma Wittmershaus was 2-for-3, and Hannah Crenshaw doubled for the Cardinals (7-5).

BOYS GOLF

Coulee championship

ONALASKA — West Salem finished off a conference championship by winning an 18-hole meet at the Golf Club at Cedar Creek and beat runner-up G-E-T by 22 points in the season standings.

The Panthers shot a 361, which was eight shots better than second-place Westby, and were led by Ethan Beal’s third-place finish at 85. Teammate Marshall Pierce was fourth with an 87.

G-E-T freshman Sawyer Schmidt won Saturday’s meet with an 82 and was the season medalist ahead of runner-up Noah Nelson of Westby and third-place Marshall Pierce of West Salem.

Stanley-Boyd Invitational

CADOTT, Wis. — Onalaska placed fourth in a 16-team field at Whispering Pines Golf Course. The Hilltoppers shot a 358 during a meet that was won by Eleva-Strum (335). Onalaska’s Andy Odom shot an 85 on the par-72 course to lead local players and tied for ninth place.

Holmen was ninth (416) and led by Jacob Daily’s 88. Jordan Degaetano added an 88 and TJ Nix an 89 for Onalaska.

GIRLS SOCCER

Nonconference

Central 4, Mauston 1

MAUSTON, Wis. — Abby Heiderscheit scored twice unassisted for the Red Raiders (6-2-1), who also received a goal from Natalie Linebarger on a penalty kick and Sam Olson off an assist from Charlotte Linebarger.

Holmen 7, Baraboo 0

Wausau East 3, Holmen 0

SCHOFIELD, Wis. — Theya Wood, Carlee Wagner and Marinna Phillips each scored two goals apiece in the Vikings’ rout of Baraboo at the D.C. Everest Invitational. Wood and Phillips each had assists as well. Caitlin Young had three saves for Holmen (5-4-1).

In the second game, Young tallied 10 saves, but the Vikings couldn’t get their offense going.

BOYS TENNIS

Nonconference

Reedsburg 6, Black River Falls 1

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. — The No. 1 doubles team of Mark Gacek and Jeffree Herde posted the Tigers’ lone victory in straight sets.

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Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.