High School Digest

By: 

Chris Caporale, sports@wolfrivermedia.com

WRESTLING

WIAA Division 3 Sectional

Bonduel juniors Jordan Boldt (120 pounds), who is 35-5 on the season, and Jacob Banker (170 pounds), who moved to 30-4 this winter, will look to make return trips to state with a top-two finish at the WIAA Division 3 sectional meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Shawano Community High School.

Boldt and Banker each finished on the podium last season, and Boldt is looking for his third trip to Madison in three years.

Menominee Indian senior Antonio Mahkimetas (33-8), at 160 pounds, is up to 109 career victories. He would need to win at least three matches to advance to state, and then another four at the state meet to topple the MIHS record. The Eagles could send other wrestlers on, too, possibly 220-pounder Kyle Komanekin (33-8) or heavyweight Alenex Warrington (34-4).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Gresham vs. Gibraltar

Gresham, which needs a victory over Port Edwards on Friday to remain tied atop the Central Wisconsin Conference-10, will have games on back-to-back days at it welcomes Gibraltar at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-3, 14-1 CWC-10) are led by senior guard Neal Cerveny, who posts nearly 25 points per game. Gresham won the meeting last year, 73-62. Gibraltar (10-8, 5-6 Packerland) is paced by Nathan Surges’ 16.9 points per game, and forward Tyler Kropuenske pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game.

It will likely be Gresham’s final test before the postseason, as it only has Bowler and Tigerton, two of the bottom three teams in the conference, remaining on the schedule.

STANDOUT

Shawano senior Griffin Rades qualified for the WIAA Division 2 state meet in four events. It is the most events a Shawano swimmer has competed in at the state level since Zach Soper competed in two individual events and two relays back in 2015.

Soper finished in first and second place, respectively, in his two individual events, while Rades’ top time seeded him ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

QUICK HITS

• The Bonduel girls basketball team earned the highest seed (5) out of local teams. It could face top-seeded Wittenberg-Birnamwood in the regional championship with two victories next week.

• Menominee Indian High School senior Kendra Webster led the Eagles in scoring in both of their games in the past week, averaging 15 points per contest.