Weekend prep scoreboard

The Medford Raiders pose with the championship trophy following their fine season-opening performance in the first-ever Medford Hot Cocoa Gymnastics Invitational Saturday. Team members include (front l. to r.) Lydia Sigmund, Porsche Bong, Sughey Hernandez, head coach Steve Cain, (middle) Brooklyn Bilz, Maddy Wanke, Kara Hudak, (back) Krista Gollhardt, Makala Ulrich and Megan Wanke. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsMegan Wanke earned a 7.775 score for her effort in Saturday's floor exercise. Raiders Makala Ulrich (8.025), Brooklyn Bilz (8.0) and Wanke were the top three finishers in the event. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsMedford's Peyton Kuhn swishes this mid-range jumper with nine seconds left to tie Saturday's non-conference game with Wausau West at 59-59. Unfortuantely, the Warriors sank a free throw with 8.4 seconds left to win it 60-59. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsGilmans Emma Warner gets in the face of Flambeau shooter Hailey Opachan during the Pirates' 62-44 win Friday that boosted their early-season record to 4-1. Photo by Todd Roehl/Ladysmith NewsMedford boys skip Brady Tlusty pushes out of the hack while taking a shot during the Raiders' down-to-the-wire 10-8 loss to Portage in Friday's Battle of the Brooms. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsMedford-Rib Lake's Kristen Brandner gains control of the puck and looks to pass it out of the defensive zone early in Friday's 9-0 loss to the Viroqua Co-op in Friday's home opener at the Simek Recreation Center. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News

Medford Hot Cocoa Invitational
1. Medford, 119.975
2. Rhinelander, 114.875
3. Mosinee, 105.35
4. Escanaba, Mich., 100.775
5. Chequamegon, 94.1
Medford’s Brooklyn Bilz is top all-around (32.425) and wins balance beam (8.65). Makala Ulrich wins floor (8.025).
Next: Medford at Rhinelander Invitational, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Ellsworth Invitational
1. Ellsworth, 236.5
2. Dover-Eyota, Minn., 183
3. Medford, 173.5
4. Cadott, 148.5
5. Sparta, 129
6. Mora, Minn., 112
7. Spring Valley-Elmwood, 109.5
8. Northwestern, 87
9. Prescott, 70
10. Filmore Central, 39
11. Unity, 35
12. Eau Claire North, 17
Medford’s Dane Higgins (132), Zeke Sigmund (145) and Jake Rau (220) win weight class championships.
Next: Medford at Eau Claire North Invitational, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

Wausau West 60, Medford 59
West’s Ryan Hartman hits game-winning free throw with 8.4 seconds left. Peyton Kuhn 24 points for Medford.
Next: Marathon at Medford, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

D.C. Everest 80, Medford 65
Peyton Kuhn 27 points for Medford

Stratford 53, Rib Lake 48
Nick Gerstberger 17 points, 9 rebounds in the loss.
Next: Rib Lake at Northland Lutheran, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Neillsville 63, Gilman 38
Next: Gilman at Flambeau, Monday at 7:15 p.m.

Medford 52, Tomahawk 25
Desirae Weissmiller 16 points in the win.
Next: Medford at Merrill, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Gilman 62, Flambeau 44
Next: Colby at Gilman, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Black River Falls Co-op 13, Medford-Rib Lake 0
Viroqua Co-op 9, Medford-Rib Lake 0
Next: Medford-Rib Lake at Lakeland Co-op, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Battle of the Brooms
Portage varsity boys 10-8 over Medford (extra end)
Portage varsity girls 8-6 over Medford
Medford JV boys 6-1 over Portage
Portage JV girls 10-1 over Medford
Medford varsity boys 10-4 over Portage JV
Portage JV girls 10-3 over Medford varsity
Portage varsity boys 9-3 over Medford JV
Portage varsity girls 11-0 over Medford JV
Next: D.C. Everest at Medford, Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.

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