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Bowler 22

Gresham 12 (5 inn.)

The Panthers earned a wild, high-scoring Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division victory over the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Kayla Pecore launched a grand slam and finished the game with six RBIs and three runs scored for Bowler. Jodi Wolf drove in three runs, while Tynea Johnson and Tia Kroening each had two RBIs.

Morgan Paiser and Jada Waters each scored three runs for the Panthers. Waters also earned the win in the circle, working all five innings and allowing just four earned runs.

Valarie Cerveny suffered the loss in the circle for Gresham. Makayla Belongia, Destiny Reindl, Brooklyn Hoffman and Kaylee Bohm all posted two hits in the loss.

Menasha 7

Shawano 2

The Hawks could not overcome an early deficit in a Bay Conference setback to the Bluejays on Tuesday.


NFL’s expanded reviews will eliminate bad calls, a bit

For a debate to begin about the need for technology to save the day in pro sports, there doesn’t always have to be a Final Four contest decided on terrible officiating.

It does nudge it along.

A couple of months ago, an obvious pass interference penalty went uncalled late in the NFC championship game and gave the Los Angeles Rams an ill-gained berth in the Super Bowl.

More recently, the University of Virginia advanced to the championship game of the NCAA basketball tournament after one of its players committed a clear violation that went uncalled in the waning seconds of its semifinal win over Auburn. (This wasn’t a professional event but the NCAA tournament generated more than a billion dollars last year, so, close enough).


CWD, lead ammunition and fishing gear among hot topics at spring hearing

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano County Conservation Congress delegates and conservation wardens sit before citizens attending the spring hearing at Shawano Community Middle School on Monday evening. Pictured, from left, are Mark Conradt, Duane Beyer, Brian Heins, Kay Brockman-Mederas, Clark Delzer, Jacob Cross and Jason Breeggeman.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano County residents were able to provide input, ask questions and vote on proposed rule changes at the spring hearing at Shawano Community Middle School on Monday evening.

Citizens of Shawano County that hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors were able to voice their opinions at the 2019 Department of Natural Resources Annual Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Annual Spring County Conservation Meeting on Monday at Shawano Community Middle School.

Delegates of the Shawano County Chapter of Conservation Congress and conservation wardens sat before the room, providing input into some of the questions up for vote and helping move the hearing along.

To start the night, Mark Conradt, of Shawano, was re-elected as a delegate and Andrew Heins, of Shawano, was elected as a new delegate.

Of the eight wildlife management questions, 41 fisheries management questions and 39 WCC advisory questions, chronic wasting disease (CWD) and lead ammunition and fishing gear were the topics that garnered the most feedback from those in attendance.


Girls soccer: Shawano topples Antigo

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Haley Williams, left, lines up a shot during the first half of Monday’s nonconference win over Antigo.

The Shawano Community High School girls soccer team put forth an impressive performance, downing Antigo 7-0 in a nonconference home matchup Monday, to claim its second win of the young season.

The Hawks’ first goal came in the fourth minute, when the Red Robins had an own goal. Shawano’s Isabella Burr netted a goal in the seventh minute to make it 2-0.

After Antigo was able to settle in and keep the hosts off the scoreboard for the next several minutes, Shawano was able to extend its lead with two goals in the 33rd minute of play. Isabel Colon and Brianna Mott scored for the Hawks.

Mott also tallied the team’s fifth goal, scoring in the 45th minute to make it 5-0.

The Hawks capped the impressive victory with a goal by Kaylee Rindt in the 59th minute and another tally by Chloe Krueger in the 60th minute.

Lindsey Roloff and Riley Anderson each were credited with an assist on the night, while goalie Peyton Buerman was forced to make just one save.


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Three Hawks fire rounds under 100

Shawano’s Gage Gorman, Kaden Marcell and Andrew Puissant each posted rounds of under 100 at the 2019 Fox Cities Boys Metro Tournament at High Cliff Golf Course in Sherwood on Monday. Shawano finished with a team score of 383.

Gorman led the team with an 18-hole total of 91 shots. Marcell shot a 93, while Puissant fired a 95.

Nick Sherman (104) and Ben Smits (121) rounded out the Hawks’ five-golfer team.

Boys team scores: 1. Kaukauna 296; 2. Neenah 323; 3. Hortonville 325; 4. Appleton North 344; 5. Xavier (Blue) 355; 6. Appleton East 358; T7. Kaukauna (JV1) 363; T7. Wrightstown 363; T9. Little Chute 383; T9. Shawano 383; 11. Xavier (White) 388; 12. St. Mary Catholic 396; 13. New London 399; T14. Kaukauna (JV2) 410; T14. Seymour 410; 16. Freedom 414; 17. Fox Valley Lutheran 418; 18. Menasha 432; 19. Chilton 462.


Bonduel 11

Wey-Fre 1 (5 inn.)


Track and field: Distance runners lead Shawano again at invitational

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Isabell Roloff competes in the pole vault at Thursday’s Wausau West Warrior Invitational.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Jenna Stone competes in the 1,600-meter run at the Wausau West Warrior Invitational on Thursday.

The Shawano Community High School girls track and field team placed fifth at the Wausau West Warrior Invitational full of bigger Division 1 teams on Thursday behind another strong night of action from its distance runners.

The Shawano girls 20-lap relay (4x727.5-meter relay) team of Grace Beyer, Carrie Young, Alice Hoffmann and Lydia Beyer got the night started with a bang, placing first with a time of 9 minutes, 59 seconds.

With the Hawks trailing Wausau West heading into the last leg, Lydia Beyer kicked it into another gear and helped her team finish over six seconds before West.

“My final push of the relay really came down to my teammates each having amazing races and I didn’t wanna let them down,” said Lydia Beyer, who went on to use another late surge to take third in the 800 with a time of 2:36.19.

Hoffmann, Grace Beyer and Claire Guenther all scored for the Hawks in the 1,600, taking sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.


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Shawano drops two to Badger

The Hawks dropped a pair of back-and-forth games in a nonconference doubleheader against the Badgers on Saturday.

In a 10-5 loss in game one, Gracyn Habeck belted a two-run homer and finished with three hits for Shawano, but was also dealt the loss in the circle. Bayleigh Laabs and Caitlin Daniel each chipped in two hits.

Badger took the second game 9-6. Laabs hit a grand slam to lead the Hawks, while Kate Hoffman and Lauren Welander each tallied two hits. Daniel was dealt the loss in the circle.

“Both games we hit the ball but right at people,” Shawano coach Brian Johnson said. “(We) Made a couple costly errors. Pitching was better but now we have to work the ball down better.”

Gillett/Suring 9

Tigerton 0 (5 inn.)

The Tigers could not register a hit in a nonconference loss to the Gillett/Suring co-op on Saturday.

Adrienne Brady took the loss in the circle for Tigerton.


Athlete of the Week: Allysin Booth

Contributed Photo Clintonville’s Allysin Booth turned in three, top-two finishes at the Seymour Indoor Invite on March 28.

Athlete: Allysin Booth

Sport: Girls track and field

School: Clintonville High School

Year: Senior

Clintonville was one of the last local track and field teams to participate this spring, but the late start could not slow senior Allysin Booth. At the Seymour Indoor Invite on March 28, Booth placed either first or second in all three events she competed in.

Booth won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.41 seconds. She claimed second place in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches) and long jump (14-6.75).

Booth hopes to make it back to state for a fourth straight year.

Q: When did your interest in track and field begin?

A: I first became interested in track when I was a freshman. I had wanted to try a new sport that spring because I had already done soccer when I was younger and track was the next thing I wanted to try.

Q: What is your favorite part about a track and field meet or the track and field season?


Shawano’s DePerry, Bonduel’s Bohm to play in WBCA all-star game

Leader file photo Shawano’s Tori DePerry goes up for a layup during a Bay Conference game against New London on Jan. 8. DePerry was recently named to a WBCA all-star game.

Leader file photo Bonduel’s Parker Bohm follows through on a shot in a nonconference game against Clintonville on Dec. 17. Bohm was recently named to a WBCA all-star game.

After standout senior seasons on the basketball court, Shawano’s Tori DePerry and Bonduel’s Parker Bohm were each chosen to play in 2019 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association all-star games.

After leading the Menominee Indian boys team to a strong season, coach James Oshkeshequoam was selected to coach one of the all-star games.

DePerry and Bohm enjoyed similar accolades over the course of their senior seasons.

DePerry was named the co-player of the year in the Bay Conference, while Bohm was the player of the year in the Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division.

DePerry hit the 1,000-point milestone in a win over Menasha on Dec. 20. Bohm hit the 1,000-point mark in a victory over Menominee Indian on Jan. 11.

DePerry and Bohm also helped their teams to a postseason win.

Both are thrilled to be ending their high school careers on a court full of the state’s best players.


Hawks boys tennis team ready for the first serve

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Chris Black returns a serve during Wednesday’s outdoor practice by the Shawano Community Middle School.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Joe Mente prepares to hit the ball during Wednesday’s outdoor practice by the Shawano Community Middle School.

The Shawano Community High School boys tennis team is eager to get out on the court and embark upon the spring season.

Under the direction of coach Matt Zoll, the Hawks enter the year needing to replace three impactful seniors from a year ago, when Shawano went 3-4 in Bay Conference duals and 3-6 overall.

At subsectionals, the team earned three wins. Camden Kroll, now a sophomore earned one of those wins at No. 4 singles. Chris Black, now a senior, helped form the No. 2 doubles team that earned a win, while Wyatt Theis and Rhain Rodenbeck are also back for their seniors years after earning a win at No. 3 doubles.

Theis and Rodenbeck also made the all-conference honorable mention team. Black and senior Cesar Ramirez each made the all-conference second team on doubles teams. The Hawks do not return any all-conference singles players.


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