Chase Rugland

Menomonie's Chase Rugland (5) scores a first period goal against the Black River Falls' Tigers to lift the Mustangs up to 2-0 Saturday at the Dunn County Ice Arena.

The Boyceville Bulldogs came up with three out of four wins Friday during the Cumberland duals at Cumberland High School.

The Bulldogs defeated River Falls 43-33, Cumberland 53-24 and Hayward-Northwood 59-21. They were defeated by Baldwin-Woodville 44-34.

“We were winning in two matches against Baldwin and got pinned in both,” Boyceville coach Jamie Olson said. “That was a very disappointing loss, but our kids bounced back and wrestled tough after that. ... Those are early season mistakes that we will work on and correct going forward.”

Brock Schlough, 160 pounds, Justin Malean, 170, Garrett Joles, 195, and Noah Novotney, 285, all went undefeated in all four matches for the Bulldogs.

“These four have been outstanding leaders in the room and that makes my job a lot easier when you have goal-oriented kids that can lead in the practice room,” Olson said.

Eli Swanson went 3-1 at 106 pounds, Nick Goodell and Jason Swanepoel went 2-2 and 1-3, respectively.

Five freshman made their debuts on the varsity team and included Trett Joles, Walker Retz, Nathan Stuart, Taylor Schmid and Nick Litomsky. Olson said Joles and Retz were dominate in their first set of matches, while Stuart went 2-2.

Boys hockey

Menomonie 5, Black River Falls 2

The Mustangs defeated the Tigers in a nonconference matchup Saturday at the Dunn County Ice Arena.

Menomonie (3-2, 0-1) dominated the first and second periods, scoring three goals in the first and their remaining two in the second. Jacob Miller started things off quickly, with an unassisted, short-handed goal just over a minute into the game.

Chase Rugland made it 2-0 at 7:56 with assists from Nate Frank and Claysen Cook. Cole Mensing found the back of the net for the Mustang’s third goal of the first period at 10:06, assisted by Rugland.

Carter Davidson added two goals in the second half to lift Menomonie up 5-0. His first goal was made on a power play at 8:56 with assists from Frank and Zach Demarce. His second goal came at 12:40 with an assist by Kaleb Miller, while the Mustangs were again short-handed.

Black River Falls finally got on the board at the tail end of the second period and then scored the final goal of the game at 8:50 of the third.

The Mustangs outshot the Tigers 45-29. Menomonie goaltender Jacob Brown made 27 saves.

Menomonie hosts River Falls (0-2-1, 0-1) Thursday before heading to Superior (2-2) Saturday.

Girls hockey

Sun Prairie 6, Chi-Hi/Menomonie 3

At Waunakee, Chi-Hi/Menomonie was defeated in a nonconference matchup.

Haley Frank recorded 29 saves in the game. Scoring goals for Chi-Hi/Menomonie were Megan Klass, Chloe Beaudette and Kaylee Frenette.

Chi-Hi/Menomonie (0-3-0) is back on the ice Thursday, traveling to Black River Falls.

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Dunn County News reporter

Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at laura.giammattei@lee.net or (715) 279-6721.

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