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Kolbe Ubersox, Jr., 138, Darlington/Black Hawk wrestling
Darlington/Black Hawk 138-pound wrestler Kolbe Ubersox went 6–0 on the mats last week on his way to earning his 100th career victory and is this week’s Mast Water Technology SWnews4U.com Athlete of the Week.
The junior reached his career milestone at the Madison La Follette Duals Tournament last Saturday, registering four first-period falls on his way to a 5–0 record and being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the day while leading the Darlington/Black Hawk WarBirds (9–4, 2–2 SWAL) to a second-place finish at the meet with a 4–1 record.
“Kolbe had a good day,” said Darlington/Black Hawk head coach Cole Wunnicke. “H got his 100th win and he got a little extra recognition along the way with his 100th win by being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the meet. He’s having another good season and hopefully he can keep it going.”
Ubersox (23–2) also notched an 18–2 technical fall victory in a Southwest Wisconsin Activities League dual match against Iowa-Grant/Highland on Friday night.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Hannah Butler, So., G, Black Hawk girls basketball
Butler poured in a game-high 27 points as the Lady Warriors grabbed a commanding two-game lead atop the Six Rivers East girls’ basketball standings with a 70–26 win over the Argyle Orioles on Friday night. Butler finished the night connecting on nine of her 10 field goal attempts, including a dead-eyed 6-for-6 performance from 3-point range. She also went 3-for-4 from the foul line, while pulling down a team-high eight rebounds and adding two assists and two steals. In Tuesday's 88–6 win over Pecatonica, Butler had 13 points and three assists.
Tristen Gilbertson, So., 106, Belmont/Platteville wrestling
Gilbertson (20–6) went 5–0 to win the 106-pound title at the Belmont/Platteville Scramble last Saturday and helped the host Braves finish third out of eight teams. Gilbertson used a bye, three pins in less than a minute and a 7–4 decision over Fennimore’s Macoy Fitzgerald to win his five-man round robin bracket.
Kelsie Goffinet, Sr., Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton gymnastics
Goffinet took top honors in the all-around (34.525), vault (8.55) and the floor exercise (9.3) to lead the Wildcats to a first-place finish at Saturday’s eight-team Holmen McClellan Invitational. She also posted a 34.3 all-around scored Monday to lead the Southwestern tri-op to a 125.5–100.525 SWC dual victory over Prairie du Chien.
Treena Knowles, Sr., C, Boscobel girls basketball
Knowles scored a game-high 21 points and had five rebounds, three assists and three blocks to lead the Bulldogs (9–3, 4–3 SWAL) to a 52–41 victory over host Riverdale last Friday night.
Brayden Leffler, Jr., 195, Fennimore wrestling
Leffler went 3–0 and scored a team-high 28 teams points to win the 195-pound title and lead Fennimore to the team championship at Saturday’s MFL Mar-Mac Invitational. Leffler (20–8) notched three straight pins over MFL Mar-Mac’s Austin Ruff, Crestwood’s Jared Knutson and Starmont’s Bryce Moine. The Golden Eagles, ranked second in Division 3, crowned four champions, sent 10 wrestlers to the finals and racked up 254 team points to finish ahead of runner-up Crestwood (238.5) and the rest of the 10-team field.
Conner Meyer, Jr., F, Black Hawk boys basketball
Meyer scored 18 points to reach 1,000 points for his career in a 64–57 non-conference victory over Don Bosco Prep (ranked fourth in Iowa’s 1A poll) in the opening game of the 30th annual Wendy’s American Trust Boys’ Basketball Classic last Saturday at Loras College. Meyer became the fifth player in school history to reach 1,000 points.
Nicole Teutschmann, Sr., G, Shullsburg girls basketball
Teutschmann buried a 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining to put Shullsburg in front to stay, then added a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute to seal Shullsburg’s a 55–51 Six Rivers West victory over visiting ninth-ranked Potosi (9–2, 6–1) last Friday night. The Miners (11–2, 6–1) grabbed a share of first-place in the Six Rivers West with the win and Teutschmann finished with 11 points. Last Tuesday night, Teutschmann made six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points in a 58–19 win over Highland.