Mueller, Buerman advance to golf sectionals

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School sophomore Kobe Schreiber chips onto the green of the 18th hole at Thornberry Creek Country Club at Tuesday’s WIAA Division 1 regional. Schreiber tallied a 99 as Shawano took fifth.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Tyler Buerman was one of two Hawks to advance to sectional competition. He shot an 89 Tuesday on the par-72 Thornberry Creek Country Club course in Oneida.

Shawano senior Josh Mueller used a 2-over back-nine to finish fourth at a WIAA Division 1 regional tournament Tuesday at the Thornberry Creek Country Club course in Oneida.

Mueller’s 78 on the par-72 course qualified him for sectional play at Ridgeway Country Club on May 30. He will be joined in Neenah by teammate Tyler Buerman, who posted an 89.

Shawano did not advance as a team, however, shooting 363, 15 shots out of the fourth and final qualifying spot. Austin Kohl posted a 97, and Kobe Schreiber tallied a 99.

Notre Dame (321) edged Bay Port (322) for the regional title, and Green Bay Southwest and Green Bay Preble tied for third (348) and the final two sectional berths.

Bay Port’s Jed Baranczyk was the medalist with a 75.

Mueller birdied the 10th hole, which propelled his strong final nine holes. He added another 3 on the par-3 12th hole.


Hawks advance 4 to Thursday’s sectional

Shawano junior Payden Buck and sophomore Tori DePerry each set personal bests as they advanced out of Monday’s WIAA Division 1 regional track meet in Wausau East.

Buck reached 13 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to finish second. DePerry cleared 5-0 in the high jump for her second-place finish.

Senior Tyrell Hesse won the high jump with his leap of 6-2, and junior Atty Wagner placed fourth at 6-0 to also advance to Thursday’s sectional at D.C. Everest. A top-three finish on Thursday will be needed to make the trip to La Crosse for the state meet on June 2-3.

Parker Pues just missed out on advancing, as he took fifth in the triple jump (41-1 1/2), sixth in the long jump (20-6 1/2) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.71 seconds).

Shawano’s 4x200 relay team of Buck, Crede Timm, Hesse and Wagner was one second short of qualifying, taking fifth place behind Marshfield (1:33.26).


High School Highlights

Contributed Photo The Bonduel High School boys golf team placed second Tuesday in its WIAA Division 3 regional in Lena with a score of 376 to advance to next week’s sectional meet. The team includes, from left, Kody Jashinsky, Aaron Schaal, Jack Jiskra, Austin Acker and Carter Siolka.


Shiocton 10

Bonduel 9

Two hits and an error allowed Shiocton to score two runs in the ninth inning in Monday’s win at Bonduel.

Isaac Boldt went 3 for 4 at the plate, and Jacob Banker, Wyatt Erb and Bryce Maule each added two hits for the Bears (10-8, 8-6 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).

Boldt took the loss in relief of Riley Allen. He threw 6 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits while striking out two.

Gresham 8

Tigerton 2

Tigerton tallied just three hits in Monday’s road loss to Gresham.

Conner Harris picked up the loss on the mound and tallied two hits at the plate for the Tigers.

Bonduel 6

Amherst 3

Bonduel scored six runs over the final three innings to win the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at home.

Brandon Olsen had two hits, and Bryce Weier chipped in two RBIs for the Bears (9-7, 7-5 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).


Phantoms no-hit Shawano in regular-season finale

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Jack Hanauer lays down a sacrifice bunt in the seventh inning of Friday’s 6-0 road loss. The Hawks did not record a hit against the Phantoms’ Connor Langreder.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School catcher Kasey Kristof makes a catch in foul territory to end the sixth inning of Friday’s 6-0 road loss to West De Pere.

Shawano had more errors than base runners while getting no-hit by West De Pere’s Connor Langreder in a 6-0 road loss Friday.

Two walks and an error produced the Hawks’ only base runners, all of whom were stranded in scoring position. Meanwhile, four errors helped West De Pere score six runs in the first two innings.

“We’re looking at five or six opportunities to break his no-hitter. They just made the plays,” Shawano head coach Rob Wolff said. “He’s got a good defense behind him.”

With a strong wind blowing in from right field, Shawano struggled to hit the ball out of the infield. Dylan Sumnicht’s line drive to center field in the sixth inning was the Hawks’ best hit, but Jared Demro was able to ease his way back for the catch.

Shortstop Sam Hendricks made three defensive plays for West De Pere, keeping Langreder’s no-no in tact.

Langreder finished with six strikeouts and two walks in the complete-game effort.


Familiar faces lead speedway points standings

As I sit down to assemble this article on Thursday night, I am in amazement that the Milwaukee Brewers are atop the standings in NL Central.

As I peruse the Shawano Speedway point standings after three nights of racing, I am not surprised to see some of the names that sit atop the standings.

On the strength of his first feature win a week ago, Nick Anvelink is the leader of the Late Model ranks.

This second-generation racer burst on the scene with an IMCA Modified track championship in 2000. His dad, Terry, also won his seventh and most recent Late Model title that year. To my knowledge, it is the only time in the track’s 54-year history that a father and son won point titles in the same season.

The following year, Nick moved to the Late Model class and since then has forged his name as one of the top racers in the Midwest.


High School Highlights


Bonduel 3

Pacelli 1

Brandon Olsen drove in two runs with a single in the seventh inning as Bonduel won on the road Friday.

Junior Wyatt Erb threw 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks. He struck out 10 batters for the Bears (8-7, 6-5 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).

Bryce Maule chipped in two hits for Bonduel.


Henning standing tall atop Hawks’ order

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Saige Henning watches a pitch miss the strike zone. Her power and discipline at the plate have allowed her to reach base in 70 percent of her at-bats.

During her senior season, Saige Henning somehow figured out how to become an even better hitter.

After leading her Shawano team and the Bay Conference in both batting average and home runs last season, she has topped that performance this season.

“Last year, obviously, I didn’t hit as good,” Henning said. “I think I’m seeing the ball a lot better this year.”

With one regular-season game remaining, on Friday against Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, Henning has a .645 batting average and six home runs, which ties her total long balls from last season.

With her six doubles and four triples, her slugging percentage sits at 1.161, which means she averages a single per at-bat on the year.

Shawano head coach Brian Johnson, who has been coaching for over 20 years, hasn’t seen a season like Henning’s.


Gresham earns 2 seed in D5 softball regional

The Gresham softball team secured the best seed in the area with its second seed in a WIAA Division 5 regional, which begins play on Tuesday.

The Wildcats (11-6, 11-6 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) earned a bye and then will face the winner of seventh-seeded Marion (7-12, 7-10 CWC-10) vs. 10th ranked Pembine/Goodman (0-13, 0-10 Northern Lakes).

Shawano (15-6, 10-4 Bay Conference), which earned the fourth seed in its region, will take on fifth-seeded Marinette (9-8, 7-8 North Eastern Conference) Wednesday. With a victory, the Hawks would likely face Seymour, which Shawano has beaten twice on the season.

Clintonville (2-16, 0-16 NEC), the region’s eighth seed, has a home game Tuesday against Notre Dame (1-18, 1-12 Fox River Classic), with the winner advancing to play top-seeded Seymour on Wednesday.

In Division 3, Bonduel (7-8, 5-5 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) will travel to Peshtigo in a 4-vs.-5 game Wednesday.


Wildcats, Chargers take top regional seeds

Gresham and Wittenberg-Birnamwood earned top seeds in their respective WIAA baseball regionals, which open play Thursday.

The Wildcats (10-5, 10-5 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) will get the night off while STAA/Lena (1-12, 0-10 Marinette & Oconto Conference) faces Sevastopol (1-18, 0-15 Packerland Conference) Thursday. Gresham, which advanced to the sectional final a season ago, will have to win three games to get to the same level this season.

Shawano (5-15, 3-13 Bay Conference) earned the sixth seed in its Division 2 regional, earning a date with Peshtigo (10-5, 6-4 M&O) in the opening round Thursday.

The Hawks lost to top-seeded Seymour in nine innings twice this season, showing their potential to play at a high level.

Clintonville (7-10, 7-10 North Eastern Conference) is the fourth seed in the same regional and hosts Oconto Falls (6-14, 5-12 NEC) Thursday.


High School Highlights


Marion 15

Gresham 5

Hailey Hoffman and Karisa Nietzer each tallied two hits as Gresham lost in five innings on the road Thursday.

Kristen Bowman and Nietzer combined to allow 15 walks and six hits for the Wildcats (11-6, 11-6 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).

Bowman added one hit for Gresham.


Shawano 7

New London 3

Shawano scored two runs in each the first, third and seventh innings in Thursday’s road victory.

Cole Nelson picked up the victory on the mound, giving up eight hits, three runs and three walks over 6 1/3 innings for the Hawks (6-15, 4-13 Bay Conference).

Tigerton 6

Port Edwards 0

Conner Harris struck out 11 batters and gave up four hits in a home victory Thursday.

Four players each had two hits to lead the Tigers (9-9, 8-9 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).


West De Pere 9


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