High School Digest
THE WEEK AHEAD
Shawano vs. Tomahawk
The Hawks will host the Hatchets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Shawano Community High School, one of three home meets over the next four weeks.
In the opening dual between the schools on Nov. 29, Shawano won, 99-71, putting itself in position to contend with Lakeland for the Great Northern Conference title. The Hawks won eight events in the first matchup, with senior Griffin Rades helping account for four of the wins. Shawano swept the 100-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke podiums, putting Jeffrey Green, Tommy Rankin and Tyler Buerman in the top three spots of the freestyle race, and James Krueger, Peter Fuller and Collin Buerman in the top spots of the backstroke.
Rades and Nate Kane were both in the top three in the 100 breaststroke, and the Hawks added relay titles in the 200 medley (Rades, Kane, Krueger, Green), 200 free (Rades, Green, Kane, Tyler Buerman) and 400 free (Collin Buerman, Chase Lhotka, Fuller, Krueger).
Bonduel vs. Menominee Indian
Despite being 1-8 to start the season and 0-3 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-8, the Bonduel boys basketball team has put up some impressive numbers and has kept most of its games close. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, when the Bears host the Eagles, who are 3-4 and 2-3 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-10, it will be a battle of guards.
Bonduel’s Parker Bohm and Bryce Weier have played exceptionally well as of late, but they will be tested by Menominee Indian guards Darwin King and Warren Wilber III.
Where the Eagles could have an advantage is at forward, where Ron Frechette can not only finish in the post but also extend the court with his outside shot. The Bears could rely on one of their top defenders, Brandon Olsen, to slow him down.
Bryce Weier, a junior for the Bonduel boys basketball team, scored 52 combined points in two games this week for the Bears, who ended up losing both contests. Weier hit three 3s in Tuesday’s loss the NEW Lutheran and five in Friday’s loss to Reedsburg.
Weier is in his first season starting for the Bears, but seems to have hit his stride midway through the season.
• Gresham dominated Oneida in the championship game of the Gresham Holiday Tournament, winning its fifth-straight boys title.
• Shawano junior guard Cole Nelson hit 9 of 10 free throws in overtime to defeat Seymour at home Tuesday.
• Menominee Indian girls basketball finished in third place at the Gresham Holiday Tournament, earning its second victory of the season over Oneida, this time 35-27 after beating the Thunderhawks 51-44 in the season opener.
— Chris Caporale, sports editor