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Cougars suffer first loss, while Vikings grab first conference win
The Vikings and Cougars won't need to wait for the Big Eight Conference season to start their volleyball rivalry this year; they are going to get a little preview Saturday during their co-hosted invitational tournament.
The Vikings couldn't hold an 11-point fourth-quarter lead Friday night and fell to a disappointing 0-2 in the Big Eight.
Maddie Nelson won two individual events, and Niki Millard won one, but the Janesville/Evansville co-op swim team lost at Madison La Follette 96-71 in the Big Eight Conference girls swimming opener Friday night.
Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker both lost their season-openers but will look to bounce back in Week 2. Craig starts the slate off with a Big Eight game at Madison East tonight.
The Vikings tied 3-3 at Edgerton on Thursday
Every player on the varsity squad shot a career low and gave Parker an all-time low team score as the Vikings collected Big Eight wins over Verona and Madison La Follette at Riverside Golf Course.
Janesville Craig went to 2-0 in Big Eight Conference tennis Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over Madison East.
No. 1 singles player Maycee Maslonka won, as did freshman No. 4 player Mya Maslonka.
The Red Hawks won their own best-ball invitational Thursday under the coaching of Kirk Wieland, who took over for his wife, Andrea, when she was named UW-Whitewater's coach last week
The Vikings continually found themselves on the wrong end of field position Friday night and gave up a pair of back-to-back, crippling one-play touchdown drives to visiting Verona.
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