High School Highlights


Shawano 58

Green Bay West 38

Junior Dakota Maltbey had a team-high 13 points while Kaden Richards and Tyrell Hesse each added 12 as Shawano picked up its first win of the year on the road Tuesday.

Senior Austin Kohl pitched in 10 points and nine rebounds for Shawano (1-5, 1-1 Bay Conference).

Richards and Hesse each had five assists, while Maltbey recorded six rebounds.

Gresham 60

Almond-Bancroft 58

Senior Neal Cerveny scored 31 points and came up big as a passer late in Gresham’s road victory over Almond-Bancroft on Tuesday.

Cerveny found Derek Bowman and Legacy Skenandore for open shots as the Wildcats (5-1, 5-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.

Gresham held Almond-Bancroft to 17 points in the second half, a feat Gresham coach Jeff Zobeck called the team’s best half of defense in the past few years.

Rosholt 73


Weather halts local sports throughout area

The snowstorm that started Friday morning and is expected to continue into Saturday night postponed the majority of area high school sports contests, including a girls basketball showdown Saturday between Shawano and Bonduel.

Charmaine Schreiber, Shawano Community High School activities director, said the school district canceled all its events from Friday afternoon through Sunday because of the 8-12 inches of snow expected in the area.

Luka Zischka, Bonduel High School athletic director, said the game will be played on Jan. 28 in Bonduel.

The Shawano Holiday Classic wrestling invitational, which included five area teams, was also among the Saturday events canceled. The tournament will not be rescheduled.


Bowler holds off Mustangs’ late rally

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Marion High School guard Kyle Goke completes a spin move in the post against Bowler’s Ezra Spencer in the second half of Marion’s 55-54 loss Thursday.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bowler High School senior Nathan Montez goes up for a fast-break layup in the first half of the Panthers’ 55-54 win Thursday. Montez finished with a team-high 14 points.

Trailing by 10 points with two minutes remaining, Marion nearly completed the comeback, drawing even with Bowler with 11 seconds remaining before a foul put Panthers senior Riley Mohawk on the free-throw line.

Mohawk missed the first free throw but sank the second to give the Panthers a 55-54 victory Thursday in Bowler, their first of the season.

Bowler head coach Matt Brunner was pleased with the fight in his team down the stretch.

“They can do it,” Brunner said.

Marion had a chance to run down the clock with 21 seconds remaining, but Peqtahseh Dess forced a turnover on a sideline inbounds play.

“If we inbound that ball, we’re walking out here in a different (way),” Marion head coach Dave Nordeng said. “It’s a whole different story.”

Bowler did not capitalize on the turnover, though, and missed two free throws. With 11 seconds remaining, Marion’s Chris Buss was fouled. He sank both free throws to tie the game at 54.


High School Highlights


Seymour 73

Shawano 64

Tori DePerry scored 19 points to lead Shawano in its road loss Thursday.

Hailey Buschman added 14 points for Shawano (4-2, 2-2 Bay Conference).

Brandi Gueths pulled down six rebounds for the Hawks.

Roncalli 48

Bonduel 40

Becca Carpenter posted 10 points to lead Bonduel in its road loss Thursday.

Senior Emily Sorenson pitched in 8 points and five steals for Bonduel (6-2, 3-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).

Danee Collier added a team-high five assists.

Freedom 65

Clintonville 33

Senior Catherine Morse scored 10 points as Clintonville lost on the road Thursday.

Lizzy Weatherwax added 8 points, and Chelsey Birling posted 6 points on two 3-pointers for Clintonville (0-7, 0-5 North Eastern Conference).

The Truckers turned the ball over 27 times.


Lakeland 93

Shawano 77


What to watch for


Shawano Holiday Invitational

The Hawks will welcome some of the best competition in the area to Shawano Community High School on Saturday. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m.

At 120 pounds, SCHS freshman Ben Carroll has stood out for the Hawks with an undefeated record. Austin Oreskovic (138 pounds), Devon Strege (145 pounds) and Aaron Pyawasay (195 pounds) each are looking for strong performances at home after third-place finishes last weekend at the Brillion Invitational.

Bonduel High School will bring in two state podium finishers from last season, Jordan Boldt and Jacob Banker, along with Adrien Keiler, who has impressed at 195 pounds so far in the early season.

Division 2 powerhouse Wittenberg-Birnamwood also will field a strong squad at the invitational.


Packers’ 3rd straight win was as good as it gets

Christmas came a couple of weeks early for Green Bay Packers fans still carrying a grudge against the team that has played the villain role to Oscar-worthy precision this decade.

However the rest of the season shakes out for the Packers – and to hear it from their own resident Carnac the Magnificent, there will be playoff football in Title Town – the utter joy of last week’s win over Seattle sent a shiver of ecstasy from the temporal lobes on down to the thermal socks.

Whether the 38-10 knockout is the lever that springs the Packers to great postseason heights, or just the consolation pinnacle of an erratic season, beating the Seahawks in the manner that they did was one for the vault.

For the third week in a row, the Packers’ defense answered the bell, confounding and stuffing the visitors. They have given up a total of 36 points in their last three games – all wins – after having allowed 153 points in the previous four – all defeats.


East’s pressure grounds Hawks

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School junior Jacob Lacy runs a fast break and attempts a layup against Green Bay East’s Antwon Price. The Hawks lost the Bay Conference opener, 59-54.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School junior Cole Nelson gets fouled by Green Bay East’s Zack Crockett on a fast-break layup. Nelson scored 7 points for the Hawks in Tuesday’s home loss

Fierce pressure from Green Bay East Red Devils early and often forced Shawano into 28 turnovers Tuesday as the Hawks fell in their home opener, 59-54.

The Red Devils unveiled their press, which they had not used in any of their previous three games, immediately after losing the opening tip, forcing a 10-second violation in the backcourt in both teams’ first Bay Conference matchup of the season.

When the Hawks got into their half-court offense, the guards were consistently double-teamed and struggled to find the open man.

“The pressure, and they were doubling us, we really kind of panicked, and we missed our reads a little bit,” Shawano head coach Dave Ambrosius said. “We missed some open guys.”

Shawano managed 16 points in the first half, 12 of which came from beating the press down the court.

“Tonight, you could almost see the fear in some of the guards for Shawano like they didn’t want the ball,” Green Bay East head coach Rick Rosinski said.


6 of 7 Shawano wrestlers finish on podium

Shawano Community High School freshman Ben Carroll won all four of his matches Saturday at the Brillion Invitational to take first place at 120 pounds.

Six of the seven Hawks competing in the tournament finished on the podium as Shawano placed sixth at the eight-team meet won by Shiocton.

Carroll defeated Anthony Keuntjes, of Winneconne, in his pool, 4-3, and again for the 120-pound title, 2-1.

Carroll has yet to lose on the season.

“He has great potential to improve as the season progresses if he continues working hard,” Shawano head coach Mike Homan said.

Three Hawks earned third-place finishes: Aaron Pyawasay at 195 pounds, Austin Oreskovic (138) and Devon Strege (145).

Pyawasay lost in the semifinal round to Shiocton’s Tyler Hess, but pinned Peshtigo’s Paul Lemke in 2 minutes and 31 seconds to finish in third.


High School Highlights


Iola Scandinavia 60

Bonduel 46

Bryce Weier and Brandon Olsen each posted 12 points to lead Bonduel in its road loss Tuesday.

Olsen hit two 3s and made all four of his free-throw attempts for Bonduel (1-4, 0-2 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).

The Bears trailed 34-25 at the half.

Pacelli 64

Witt-Birn 51

Teagon Lehman, Trevor Groshek and Matt Kapitz each reached double figures for Wittenberg-Birnamwood in Tuesday’s home loss.

Groshek led Wittenberg-Birnamwood (3-2, 1-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) in rebounds with six.

Pacelli scored 42 points in the second half.

Clintonville 72

Denmark 59

Senior Tyler Petermann posted 28 points, while Nathan Krueger added 15 points and 13 rebounds for Clintonville in Tuesday’s home victory.


Cardinals shoot past Bears, zone to easy victory

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School point guard Wyatt Erb dribbles past Pacelli’s Cameron Cloud in the first half of Bonduel’s 61-33 loss Friday.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School junior Bryce Weier goes up for a fastbreak layup, 2 of his 7 points in the Bears’ home loss to Pacelli.

The Bonduel boys basketball team was able to hang with Pacelli for the majority of the first half at home Friday.

Once the visiting Cardinals started knocking down their shots against the Bonduel 2-3 zone, however, the Bears fell behind and could not recover in a 61-33 loss.

“They just started hitting shots, but we weren’t getting out on them like we were supposed to,” Bonduel head coach Duke Copp said.

Pacelli closed the first half on a 16-3 run before the Bears hit some 3s early in the second half to keep the score under 15 points. With 13:29 left in the second half, a Cole Letter 3-pointer, his only made field goal of the night, was the final basket before a scoring drought that lasted 8 minutes and 47 seconds.

The Cardinals went on an 11-0 run during that stretch to jump ahead by 24 points and put the game out of reach.


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