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Corey Hahn, Sr., FB, Lancaster football
Lancaster's Corey Hahn is putting up record-type number through three games this season. The senior fullback rushed for 237 yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries to lead the Flying Arrows to a 46–21 victory at Darlington in Lancaster's first game in the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League, after moving from the Southwest Wisconsin Conference this fall.
Hahn scored on a 1-yard run following a blocked punt by Jacob Stelpflug to give the Arrows a quick 14–0 lead midway through the first quarter. He added a 4-yard TD run with 1:04 left in the half and scored on a 28-yard scamper on Lancaster's first drive of the second half as the Arrows built a 27–6 lead.
Hahn put the game out of reach with a pair of fourth quarter TD runs, 1 yard and 76 yards, after Darlington had pulled within two scores at 32–21 on Carter Lancaster's third TD catch of the night with nine minutes in the game.
Through three games, Hahn has rushed for 613 yards and nine TDs on 75 carries, an average of 8.2 yards per attempt. Lancaster (3–0, 1–0 SWAL) will travel to Onalaska Luther (1–2, 0–1).
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Kaydan Addie, Jr., F, Platteville/Lancaster boys soccer
Addie tallied six goals and five assists in three matches to lead the Hillmen (3–0–1) to a pair of victories and a draw last week. He scored four goals and passed out three assists in the co-op's 11–1 SWC rout of visiting River Valley last Tuesday. He then scored twice and had two assists in an 8–1 non-conference win over Monroe last Thursday. The Hillmen finished the week with a 2–2 draw with Evansville on Saturday morning.
Bridee Burks, So., and Kristen Muench, Jr., Lancaster girls cross country
Burks (20:40) and Muench (21:07) finished second and third individual at Saturday's 37th annual Darlington Invitational to led the defending Division 3 state champion Lancaster girls to a second place finish out of 16 complete teams. Mount Horeb edged the Flying Arrows for the team title, 77–104. North Crawford junior Helen Carstens finished first at 20:31.
Defense, River Ridge football
The River Ridge defense held Boscobel to just 39 total yards of offense on 32 plays, intercepted four passes, recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown in the Timberwolves' (3–0, 1–0 Six Rivers) 59–0 blowout win over Boscobel. Archie Cooley had two interceptions, Will Esser and Connor Mumm each had one (Mumm returned his for a 24-yard TD in the first quarter), and Eric Breuer recovered a fumble. Will Cooley, Carter Bausch, Myles Wehrle, Zach Fischer and Kaden Kaufman each had four tackles in the game.
Alayna Digman, Jr., MH, Platteville volleyball
Digman pounded 31 kills and led the team with seven aces and four blocks in five matches as the eighth-ranked Hillmen (18–1, 2–0 SWC) swept their way to the title of last Saturday's Richland Center Invitational. She had 11 kills, three blocks and two aces in Platteville's 25–16, 25–20, 25–16 win over River Valley last Tuesday and nine kills, four blocks in a 25–13, 25–14, 25–15 sweep of Lancaster last Thursday.
Mitch Douglas, RB/LB, Belmont football
Douglas was a force to be reckon with in the Braves' 41–6 victory over Neenah St. Mary Catholic last Friday night, recording five sacks and another tackle for loss. Douglas and the Belmont defense held the Zephyrs to just 67 total yards of offense, including -7 yards rushing.
Jaylen Rufenacht, Sr., RB/DB, Black Hawk/Warren football
Rufenacht totaled 113 all-purpose yards, scored a touchdown and added an important two-point conversion in third-ranked Black Hawk/Warren's 24–12 victory over #4 Potosi/Cassville in the Six Rivers Conference opener for both teams last Friday night. The speedy senior rushed for 43 yards, including a 4-yard TD run in the opening quarter, and caught three passes for a team-high 71 yards.