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Kaydan Addie, So., Platteville/Lancaster boys soccer
Platteville sophomore Kaydan Addie stands alone as the greatest single-match goal scorer in Platteville/Lancaster boys soccer history.
Addie, who led the Hillmen with 10 goals a year ago as a freshman, scored a program record six in last Tuesday’s 11–1 rout of host River Valley and even assisted on a goal. He is this week’s Mast Water Technology SWNews4U.com Athlete of the Week.
“It was kind of a reversion to the mean thing,” said Hillmen head coach Brandon Pink. “He’s been playing really well over the last few games; his shots just haven’t been falling. They sure fell Tuesday night.”
Lancaster sophomore Issac Oyen scored on a pass from Reinicke in the 14th minute, before Addie scored in the 25th and 28th on feeds from Oyen and Reinicke. Addie assisted on an Oyen goal just before the half to give the Hillmen a commanding 5–0 lead.
Addie then scored in the 53rd, 54th and 62nd minute to set the Hillmen single-match record of six goals before taking a breather the rest of the night.
Coach Pink wasn’t even aware of the team record.
“I didn’t even know if it was a school record for sure,” said Pink. “My guess was that Jesse Brown probably hit six in a game or two in the mid 2000s or maybe Adam Stanton in the late 2000s.”
In fact, Addie holds the record alone. He eclipsed Brown’s record of five in a match, set twice during the 2004 season, when Brown scored a single-season school record 35 goals and led the Hillmen to a 19–3 mark and berth in the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinals. Brown is still Platteville/Lancaster’s all-time leading scorer with 88 goals, 59 assists and 235 points.
Stanton twice tallied four goals in a single match during his career. Stanton finished his four-year varsity career second in Hillmen history with 67 goals, 35 assists and 169 points.
Two days later, Addie kept his hot streak going with a hat trick in Platteville/Lancaster’s 4–0 conference victory over visiting Richland Center in a make-up match from Sept. 6.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Ian Barry, Jr., Fennimore boys cross country
Barry opened last week with a first-place finish at the 11-team Westby Invitational last Tuesday with a winning-time of 17:08.8, then ran to a third-place (17:12.9) overall finish out of 105 runnners at Saturday’s Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays, that was held at Boscobel due to flooding on Fennimore’s home course. Barry and the Fennimore boys took fourth in the nine-team small school division Saturday at Boscobel.
Ben Bohringer, Boscobel boys cross country
Bohringer finished sixth overall out of 103 runners at Saturday’s Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays, that was held at Boscobel due to flooding on Fennimore’s course, with a time of 17:47 to lead the Bulldogs to the boys’ small schools division team title.
Bridee Burks, Fr., Lancaster girls cross country
Burks has emerged a first-team all-conference caliber runner in just a half season of high school cross country. Last Saturday, she finished third overall out of 87 runners behind Boscobel freshman Abri Brown (19:29) and senior teammate Lydia Murphy (20:21) at the Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays (held at Boscobel due to flooding on Fennimore’s home course) with a time of 20:54 to help the Flying Arrows win the girls’ small schools team title. Burks, Murphy and the Lancaster girls are the favorites to win the Southwest Wisconsin Conference team title later this month.
Reid Larson, Sr., QB, Fennimore football
Larson was a perfect 5 of 5 for 164 yards three touchdowns and added a 9-yard touchdown run — all in the first quarter — to lead undefeated and fourth-ranked (Division 6) Fennimore (6–0, 4–0 SWAL) to a dominating 58–14 victory over host Southwestern last Friday night.
Griffin Wiegel, Sr., WR, Shullsburg football
Wiegel caught six passes for 70 yards and three touchdowns in the Miners’ 56–7 rout of host North Crawford last Friday night. Shullsburg improved to 2–4 on the season with the non-conference victory.
Skylar White, Jr., MH, River Ridge volleyball
White had a team-high 15 kills and a pair of blocks to lead third-ranked River Ridge (16–0–1, 8–0 SRW) to a key sweep of eighth-ranked Benton (18–1, 6–1) last Tuesday night. White then had seven kills and nine digs in a sweep at Belmont on Thursday and a team-high 18 kills, two blocks and two aces in a 3–0 victory over visiting Highland Monday night.
Lindsey Wolf, Sr., Lancaster girls golf
Wolf earned MVP honors of the SWC/SWAL girls golf conference after leading the league with a nine-hole average of 46.08 strokes. At Monday’s conference meet, Wolf finished third out of 19 golfers with a round of 96, three strokes back of meet champion Kate Wright (93) of Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton. Wolf and the Flying Arrows (430) finished third at the conference meet behind SW/CC/B (417) and host Prairie du Chien (425). Darlington place fourth with a 468.
Kate Wright, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton girls golf
Wright earned medalist honors at Monday’s SWC/SWAL conference girls golf meet by shooting a 93 at the Par-71 Prairie du Chien Country Club. Wright, who also earned first-team all-conference honors after finishing second in the season-long individual standings, led the Wildcats to a third-straight conference title with a team score of 417, eight strokes better than runner-up Prairie du Chien (425).