Jared Krattiger, Waterford
Waterford High School wrestler Jared Krattiger is on top of his game, as he showed everyone Friday and Saturday.
Krattiger dominated the 182-pound weight class at the Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna, winning all six of his matches to win the title at the 32-team tournament featuring nationally ranked teams and individuals from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
The senior (25-1), ranked No. 1 in the Wisconsin Wrestling Online poll, won two matches on pins and four on technical falls, including the championship match against Bryson Alsteen of Kaukauna (27-3). Krattiger won 21-6 in 5:54 to win the title.
Iyana Thompson, Park
Park High School junior Iyana Thompson almost singlehandedly beat Kenosha Bradford Friday.
Thompson tied the game on a 3-point basket, blocked a shot and scored the game-winning basket, all in the final 18 seconds, in the Panthers’ 54-52 Southeast Conference victory at Kenosha.
“She had quite the game,” Park coach Carey Palacios said. “She had quite the 18 seconds actually.”
With Park trailing 52-49, Thompson tied the game at 52-52 with her 3-pointer. On the Red Devils’ ensuing possession, the 5-foot-3 guard blocked a shot, received a pass from Makenna Anderson and made a layup for the victory.
Thompson scored 17 points to help Park improve to 4-9 overall and 2-3 in the SEC.
Park boys basketball
The Panthers on Friday dispelled any worries head coach Jim Betker had about his team’s nearly three-week holiday layoff.
Park, which last played Dec. 19, went on an 18-3 run in the first half on the way to an 83-64 Southeast Conference victory over Kenosha Bradford at Park.
The Red Devils (7-4) were unbeaten in four SEC games, but the Panthers (7-1, 3-1 in the SEC) broke the game open with the run and led 46-33 at halftime.
A key for Park, ranked 10th in Division 1 in the first Associated Press state poll of the season, was containing high-scoring Bradford guard De’Monte Nelson and Larry Canady did just that. Nelson had just 10 points, 18 under his average of 27.9.
Rance Kendrick had 18 points and Canady had 15 to lead the Panthers.