Sports

Wed
12
Dec

Hawks hold off Truckers second half charge


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Clintonville’s Alberto Dominguez, right, defends Shawano’s Nick Sherman during Saturday’s nonconference game in Shawano.

Behind strong first half scoring efforts from juniors Carter Weisnicht and Nick Sherman, the Shawano Community High School looked to be on their way to a convincing nonconference win over Clintonville in Shawano on Saturday.

Clintonville showed resiliency in the second half and made things interesting in the final few minutes. But in the end, a 23-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome as Shawano claimed a 74-62 victory.

“I thought our kids did an excellent job of coming out and executing the game plan,” said Shawano coach Dave Ambrosius on the team’s first half surge. “I thought our energy was exceptional and our kids really came out and attacked right out of the gates. That was something we really put an emphasis on all week in practice so it was nice to see them come out and execute that.”

Wed
12
Dec

Clutch 3-pointers help Shawano top Clintonville


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Hailey Buschman, left, drives past Clintonville’s Hannah Strong (21) as Clintonville’s Jordan Lehman, right, closes in during Saturday’s nonconference clash in Shawano.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Shawano sophomore Rachel Reed and senior Hailey Buschman helped the Hawks seize the momentum late and come away with a 58-51 victory over Clintonville at Shawano Community High School on Saturday.

Trailing 49-47 after a bucket by Clintonville junior Elly Arndt, Shawano’s Reed drilled a clutch 3-pointer to put the Hawks up by one point. Buschman converted another 3-pointer about a minute later to put Shawano up four and force a Clintonville timeout.

Clintonville cut the deficit in half on a pair of free throws from junior Erin Viergutz, but Shawano finished the game on a 5-0 run — on three free throws from sophomore Lydia Beyer and two more from senior Tori DePerry — to seal the victory.

Wed
12
Dec

Packers still fighting, soar past Falcons


Photo by Jim Leuenberger Packers running back Aaron Jones, left, runs away from Falcons defensive lineman Deadrin Senat during Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field.

There were plenty of words to describe the Green Bay Packers after losing to the Arizona Cardinals — lifeless, uninspired, humiliated are a few that come to mind.

Led by interim coach Joe Philbin, the Packers looked like a completely new team Sunday in an impressive 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field.

After the Falcons scored on their opening possession — after a pair of questionable catches by standout receiver Julio Jones — the Packers responded with 34 straight points before Atlanta scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter with the Packers’ defense playing to prevent big plays.

“It was an emotional week. We all know that,” Philbin said in his press conference after the game. “I feel very happy for the organization, the players and the staff and everybody that works so hard to make this such a unique place. There was a lot of emotion. I told the team that I was very, very proud to be their head coach today.”

Wed
12
Dec

High School Highlights

WRESTLING

Shawano takes second in Brillion

The Hawks scored 249.5 points to place second at the Brillion Invitational on Saturday.

Colten Herm, Keith Tourtillott and Nick Kohn each placed first, all going undefeated on the day to win the 126, 220 and 285 weight classes, respectively.

Wyatt Brandt (113), Ben Carroll (145) and Gage Timm (160) all came in second while Crede Timm (170) took third.

Andrew Christian (120) and Sam Tourtillott (195) each claimed fourth place while Carter Schmidt (138) and Austin Schmidt (285) came in fifth.

Eagles finish seventh at Rebel Invite

Menominee Indian placed seventh out of 16 competing teams at the Rebel Invite in Wabeno on Saturday.

Darius Wayka (195) posted a 4-0 mark on the day to take first in his weight class and lead the Eagles.

Morgun Fish (152) and Leone Peters (182) each took fourth, and Chad Reiter-Wilber (3-2) and Hunter Connahvichnah (285) each came in sixth.

Sat
08
Dec

Shawano edges Seymour to make statement in Bay opener


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano senior Crede Timm, top, begins to flip Seymour’s Ian Jones during the 172-pound weight class match at Thursday’s Bay Conference dual at Shawano Community High School. Timm pinned Jones to help Shawano secure a 42-36 victory.

The Shawano Community High School wrestling team has high aspirations this season. One of the team’s goals is to win the Bay Conference title.

The Hawks took the first step towards that objective Thursday, claiming wins in four of the final five weight classes of the night to down Seymour 42-36 in an intense conference showdown at SCHS.

“This was a team win, from the practice room to the first person on the roster to the last person on the roster,” Shawano coach Mike Homan said. “Every single person that we put out there fought so, so hard — even the matches that we didn’t come up victorious in, we fought hard. We’ve been stressing that at practice, to keep fighting like that, and that’s really what we did. I’m really proud of the team for pulling it together like that and coming out of a close match… .”

After earning wins at 120, 126 and 132, Seymour held a 30-24 lead and looked poised to pull off the road win.

Sat
08
Dec

Athlete of the Week: Nick Grignon


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano senior Nick Grignon drives to the basket in a game against Waupaca on Nov. 27.

Athlete: Nick Grignon

Sport: Boys Basketball

Position: Guard

School: Shawano Community High School

Year: Senior

The Shawano Community High School boys basketball team entered the winter season expecting some growing pains after several players from last year graduated. After two tough losses to open the season, the Hawks were in need of a win to get things rolling in the right direction.

Enter Nick Grignon. The senior guard hit his only field goal of the game, a clutch 3-pointer with just 2.1 seconds remaining, to help Shawano claim a thrilling 48-47 comeback win over Pulaski last Friday.

Grignon and the Hawks return to action on Saturday against Clintonville.

Q: When did your interest in basketball begin?

A: I started playing basketball when I was two years old.

Q: What is your favorite part about a basketball game or the basketball season?

Sat
08
Dec

High School Highlights

BOYS SWIM

Shawano 88

Tomahawk 77

The Hawks earned a tight Great Northern Conference victory on the road over Tomahawk on Thursday.

Shawano won all three varsity relay events. Josh Bergmann, Karson Rades, Camden Kroll and Collin Buerman joined together to form the winning 200-yard medley relay team (1 minute, 58.59 seconds).

Wylee Springborn, Peter Fuller, Bergmann and Buerman teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:42.5) while Springborn, Fuller, Buerman and Rades claimed the top time in the 400 freestyle relay (4:09.98).

Fuller also won the 200 IM (2:21.61) and 500 freestyle (5:48.06) while Kroll placed first in the 100 butterfly (1:08.11). Buerman earned the top time in the 100 freestyle (57.64).

WRESTLING

Shiocton 48

Bonduel 25

The Bears hung tough, but eventually came up short against Shiocton in a Central Wisconsin Conference dual on Thursday.

Sat
08
Dec

Introducing newcomers to hunting worth the effort

It’s no secret that fewer people are hunting, both here in Wisconsin and nationwide. The future of our sport depends on hunter recruitment, but there are many factors working against us.

While small-game hunting is the ideal way to introduce youngsters and even adults (there are plenty of squirrels, rabbits and game birds that typically require less time and effort to bag than deer), it’s deer hunting that most Wisconsinites want to try. Deer hunting’s a billion-dollar industry to the state, and more than just the health of the deer herd depends on all of us getting more folks to join us. Bars, restaurants, motels, sporting goods stores, meat processors and others depend on that big income surge during deer season to pay the bills.

Fri
07
Dec

Top 5 Performers

Here is a look at some of the top performances in the area over the past week:

Kody Szews — Wittenberg-Birnamwood boys basketball

The senior has guided the Chargers to a 3-0 start to the winter season. Szews most recently scored 19 points during Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s 62-39 over Tomahawk on Tuesday. Back on Nov. 27, he scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to help the team past Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.

Kayla Pecore — Bowler girls basketball

The junior converted a layup with four seconds left to help Bowler stun Tigerton in an overtime thriller on Tuesday. In the contest, Pecore totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals. In a loss to Menominee Indian on Nov. 29, Pecore recorded a team-high 13 points.

Wyatt Brandt — Shawano wrestling

Fri
07
Dec

McCarthy the first casualty in Packers’ fade from playoff picture

The true extent of the alleged rift between Mike McCarthy and his quarterback may never be known.

A couple of things were clear, though, after McCarthy was cut loose in mid-season of his 13th year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.

One is that he was a victim of the franchise’s high-bar standards that were revitalized more than a quarter of a century ago. Another is that with each of his team’s fumbles, dropped balls, overthrows and bad penalties, he by association got worse as a coach.

The Packers’ season-long woes came to a head, and McCarthy’s days in Green Bay to a close, after last week’s home loss to two-touchdown underdog Arizona.

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