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Belmont sophomore wins back-to-back tournament titles
Belmont sophomore Isaac Wiegel is 122 on the season after winning the 113-pound title at the Sugar River Raider Scramble and the Richland Center Invitational on back-to-back weekends.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athlete of the Week is a web-only feature that will publish each Thursday throughout the calendar year.


Isaac Wiegel, so., Belmont/Platteville wrestling

     Belmont sophomore Isaac Wiegel certainly has a will to win. After opening the season with a second-place finish at the Black Hawk Invitational on Dec. 5, the 2015 state qualifier has gone undefeated back-to-back weekends, winning the 113-pound title at the Sugar River Raider Scramble on Dec. 12 and the 113-pound crown at last Saturday's Richland Center Invitational. Wiegel has been named the Mast Water Technology Athlete of the Week after his recent run of success.

     Wiegel (12–2) had a first-round bye at Richland Center, then scored a 15–1 major decision over Reedsburg's Corrina Delp. He then survived an overtime match with a 4–2 sudden victory over Cochrane–Fountain City's Max Dascher to reach the finals where he defeated Baraboo's Pablo Ramirez, 4–2.

     Wiegel scored more than half (34) of Belmont/Platteville's 64 points as the shorthanded Braves finished 13th out of 17 teams at the Richland Center tournament.

     A year ago, Wiegel joined Kyle Spensley, who qualified for state as a freshman at 106 pounds in 1999, as the only Belmont ninth graders to ever reach the state state tournament. Wiegel is now 12–2 on the season going into Tuesday's two-day Bi-State Classic in La Crosse. He placed seventh at 106 pounds a year ago at Bi-State.



Brayden Johnson, sr., Iowa–Grant boys basketball

     Johnson made seven three-pointers and 7 or 8 free throw attempts en rout to a career-high 32 points as Iowa–Grant upset seventh-ranked and previously unbeaten Cuba City (3–2, 1–1 SWAL) on their home court. The Panthers improved to 5–1 overall and now sit alone atop the SWAL standings at 3–0.


Max Maylor, so., Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling

     The Highland sophomore went a perfect 5–0 to win the 132-pound title at last Saturday's Badger State Invitational in Madison. Maylor (14–2) scored a 3–2 decision over previously unbeaten Robby Mutimer of Lake Geneva Badger in the championship match.


Brianna Leahy, so., Shullsburg girls basketball

     The sophomore center poured in a game-high 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in Tuesday's 56–50 win over Benton, in the first meeting between the two schools since the co-op was disbanded in the offseason. She also had seven points and six boards in last Thursday's 71–50 win over Potosi.


Hattie Rennert, jr., Shullsburg girls basketball

     Rennert scored a game-high 23 points in Shullsburg's 71–50 victory over eighth-ranked Potosi last Thursday. She also scored eight points in the Miners' win over Benton on Tuesday.


Emma Lawrence, so., Benton girls basketball

Lawrence totaled 46 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and seven steals in wins over Orangeville (24 pts., 9 rebs., 3 ast., 3 steals) and Aquin (22 pts., 6 reb., 3 ast., 4 steals) at the Pearl City Tournament last weekend.


Dylann Johll, sr., Cassville boys basketball

     The senior finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Comets to a 70–60 victory over Highland last Saturday at the Six Rivers Jamboree at UW–Platteville.


Morgan Vosberg, jr., Cuba City girls basketball

The junior guard made six three-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points in the undefeated Cubans' (6–0), 67–20, victory over visiting Iowa–Grant last Friday night. She also scored six points in the Cubans' 73–39 win over Fennimore last Tuesday.