VIOLA – Shullsburg senior Niko Karavergos is starting to gear up for the post-season.
The 2019 individual state qualifier turned in his best time ever while winning his sixth conference race of the season at the Ridge and Valley/Six Rivers Conference Meet hosted by Kickapoo High School on Monday, Sept. 28.
Karavergos set a new personal-best time of 17:28 over the 5,000-meter Kickapoo course to win the boys’ individual title by nearly a minute over runner Brad Hoffman of River Ridge.
Shullsburg sophomore Garrett Ray finished fifth out of 39 runner in 18:58.7.
In the girls’ race on Monday, Miners’ senior Hildie Sigwarth placed 12th out of 29 runners in 23:34.
Belmont was forced to pull out of Monday’s meet due to a COVID-19 concern at BHS. Belmont schools were shut down for in-person classes Monday and all sporting events for this week have been postponed.
At Soldiers Grove, on Thursday, Sept. 24, Niko Karavergos won the boys’ race with a winning time of 18:12.6 at the North Crawford conference meet.
Garrett Ray was sixth for the Miners in the boys’ race in 19:47, while Hildie Sigwarth placed 13th in the girls’ race in 24:45.
Belmont junior Anna Hardyman placed fourth in the girls’ race in 21:46, and Braves’ senior Lydia Parker was 27th in 31:17.
Freshman Carter Kettler was 11th for the Braves in the boys’ race in 20:37, and fellow frosh Aidan Austin followed in 29th in 23:37.
The teams are scheduled to return to North Crawford’s course for a meet on Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 11 a.m., and there will be another conference meet hosted by River Ridge High School at the Wisconsin Badger Camp on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The first race is set to start at 5 p.m.
Ridge and Valley/Six Rivers Meet #4
Varsity Girls Team Scores: Kickapoo/La Farge 21, North Crawford 42, Wauzeka-Steuben 67, Belmont inc, Cassville inc, De Soto inc, River Ridge inc, Shullsburg inc.
Individual Champion: 1- Helen Catstens, NC, 19:44. Area Results: 12- Hildie Sigwarth, S, 23:34.
Varsity Boys Team Scores: Kickapoo/La Farge 36, Wauzeka-Steuben 42, River Ridge 49, North Crawford 100, Belmont inc, Cassville inc, De Soto inc, Shullsburg inc.
Individual Champion: 1- Niko Karavergos, S, 18:12. Area Results: 1- Niko Karavergos, S, 18:12; 6- Garrett Ray, S, 19:47; 11- Carter Kettler, B, 20:37; 29- Aidan Austin, B, 23:17.
At Soliders Grove, on Thursday, Sept. 24
Ridge and Valley/Six Rivers Meet #6
Varsity Girls Team Scores: Kickapoo/La Farge 24, North Crawford 44, River Ridge 74, Wauzeka-Steuben 80, Cassville inc, De Soto inc, Shullsburg inc.
Individual Champion: 1- Anelise Egge, K/LF, 21:25. Area Results: 4- Anna Hardyman, B, 23:48; 7- Ella Woodworth, S, 25:10; 13- Hildie Sigwarth, S, 26:03; 15- Libe Galparsoro, B, 27:18; 19- Nele Mueller, B, 28:26; 33- Lydia Parker, B, 34:50.
Varsity Boys Team Scores: Kickapoo/La Farge 31, Wauzeka-Steuben 44, River Ridge 57, North Crawford 90, Cassville inc, De Soto inc, Shullsburg inc.
Individual Champion: 1- Niko Karavergos, S, 17:28. Area Results: 1- Niko Karavergos, S, 17:28; 5- Garrett Ray, S, 18:58.
At Viola, on Monday, Sept. 28