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Eagles gymnasts keep shining


Sauk Prairie’s girls gymnastics team set a new school scoring record during a win over Milton/Edgerton on Dec. 22.

Sauk Prairie’s girls gymnastics team set a new school scoring record when it rolled past Milton/Edgerton, 133.90-119.4250 on Dec. 22.

Sara Nehring captured the all-around competition with a 34.60, while McKenna Breunig was second with a 34.20.

Sauk Prairie’s best of 2023

It was another stellar year for Sauk Prairie’s boys and girls sports teams, which created many highlights and lifetime memories during the 2023 calendar year.

Heights boys drop a pair

Wisconsin Heights’ boys basketball team dropped a pair of games last week.

River Valley upended the host Vanguards, 58-49, on Dec. 19. Heights then went on the road and dropped a 54-33 decision to Deerfield on Dec. 22.

The Vanguards are now 3-4 overall this season.

Here’s a recap of Heights’ two losses:

Happy holidays


Nicholas Keyser and Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team won a pair of games last week. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team had a terrific week.

The visiting Eagles defeated Richland Center, 69-33, on Dec. 19. Sauk Prairie then toppled host Baraboo, 63-57, last Friday.

The Eagles are now 5-3 overall and sit in third place in the Badger Small Conference at 3-2.

Eagles’ swimmers cruise past Baraboo


Adam Kaukl and Sauk Prairie’s boys swimming team defeated Baraboo on Dec. 12. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

The Sauk Prairie-Wisconsin Heights boys swimmers cruised past Baraboo, 113-52, on Dec. 12.

The Eagles won all three relays and four individual races.

Hockey Eagles win a pair

Sauk Prairie’s co-op hockey team — which includes Barneveld, Mount Horeb, River Valley and Wisconsin Heights — won a pair of games last week.

The Eagles defeated Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells, 4-2, on Dec. 12. Sauk Prairie then edged the Aquinas Avalanche, 3-2, on Dec. 15.

Sauk Prairie gymnasts sneak past Watertown

Sauk Prairie’s girls gymnastics team edged Watertown, 130.450-125.875, on Dec. 12.

“We had a couple hiccups on bars to start the night, but vault and floor were significantly better after that,” Eagles coach Justine Anderson said.

Eagles’ wrestlers 23rd at Fondy Invite

Sauk Prairie’s wrestling team finished in 23rd place out of 25 teams at the Fond du Lac Invite last Saturday.

Hartford won the team title with 203.5 points, while Lodi (199.0), Hortonville (181.0), Bay Port (143.5) and Kewaskum  (118.5) rounded out the top five.

Mount Horeb finished with 98.0 points.

Breunig earns all-state honors


Sauk Prairie punter Connor Breunig was named first-team all-state. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

Sauk Prairie senior punter Connor Breunig was named the first team punter on the Associated Press All-State football team.

Breunig averaged a sterling 42.7 yards per punt, including a 73-yarder. He placed 20 punts inside the 20-yard line and had just one touchback. He was also 17 of 23 on PAT attempts.

Eagles win one, lose one


Tristan Kerska and Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team split a pair of games last week. Photo by Mary Langenfeld

It was an up and down week for Sauk Prairie’s boys basketball team.

The visiting Eagles downed Portage, 49-32, on Dec. 12. Host Sauk Prairie then dropped a 91-74 decision to Watertown on Dec. 15.

The Eagles are now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Badger Small Conference.

Here’s a recap of Sauk Prairie’s week:

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