Sports

Sat
06
May

High School Highlights

SOFTBALL

Marion 12

Wild Rose 8

Mckenna Crum went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead Marion in Friday’s home victory.

Kailee Brown posted two hits. Six other players each had singles for the Mustangs.

Skylla Szczerbak and Kendra Barrow split time on the mound for Marion.

BASEBALL

Green Bay East-West 10

Shawano 7

Connor Klish and Kasey Kristof each posted three hits in four at-bats, but Shawano lost in the first game of Friday’s home doubleheader.

Casey Baumann threw 4 2/3 innings for the Hawks (4-10, 3-9 Bay Conference), giving up nine hits, four walks and nine earned runs.

Zach Watzka picked up the victory for Green Bay East-West, throwing five innings and striking out nine.

Green Bay East-West 9

Shawano 1

Shawano junior Cole Nelson posted two hits to lead Shawano in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at home.

Fri
05
May

Roloff scores twice as Hawks topple Truckers

Shawano sophomore Lindsey Roloff scored twice in the second half as the Hawks defeated Clintonville 3-1 Friday at home.

Clintonville found the back of the net first, but Shawano’s Haley Williams responded five minutes later to even up the game in the 42nd minute.

Roloff’s first goal, in the 66th minute, pushed the Hawks ahead 2-1. She then sealed the game with her second goal, in the 88th minute, for the two-goal advantage.

Senior midfielder Colleen McFarlane posted two assists for Shawano (5-4-0, 2-2-0 Bay Conference).

Goalkeeper Carlie Hinnefeld needed just three saves, conceding Clintonville’s goal in the 37th minute before holding off the Truckers for the remainder of the game.

Fri
05
May

Speedway supporters don’t go unnoticed

Last weekend, Mother Nature gave all of us race fans another night off. My 10-year-old son was quite disappointed, but I explained to him that there is a lot of racing left this year.

To fill the racing void in my household, we often go to the internet. The world in which we live, connected electronically as we seemingly are, means that racing is only a few clicks away.

Mike Thorne has been the go-to videographer for a number of years now at the Shawano Speedway. I’ve heard Mike tell the story many times about how he got hooked on racing many years ago from his father. Mike, his wife, Debbie, and their daughters, including Mighty Fours racer Holly Welch, are fixtures at the track nearly every week.

Mike’s videos are a priceless tool for racers wishing to see how they look on the track from an outside perspective. Mike is a die-hard fan who has taken his love of racing to another level.

Fri
05
May

Gresham allows 6 runs in 7th inning


Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Gresham Community School senior Neal Cerveny slides into home plate to score one of his two runs in a 13-6 home loss to Rosholt. Cerveny had two of his team’s eight hits.

Leader photo by Chris Caporale Gresham Community School second baseman Lyle Welch throws over to first base for an out as the Wildcats fell to Rosholt, 13-6, after giving up six runs in the final inning.

After a four-run sixth inning made Thursday’s contest a one-run game, Rosholt responded with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Gresham, 13-7, in Central Wisconsin Conference-10 action.

Four walks and an error set up the Hornets’ seventh inning against Gresham pitcher Ray Creapeau. Hunter Garski ripped a shot that got lost in the sun and rolled under the fence for two bases, and then three batters later, Kyle Groshek connected on a three-run home run.

Creapeau threw the final two innings for the Wildcats, giving up four hits and four walks. He did not give up an earned run.

“He did fine. The left fielder catches the ball, you know, the sun is in his eyes, and that’s the game,” Gresham head coach Scott Cerveny said. “That’s baseball. You keep it a one-run game, and instead, it’s a seven-run game.”

Fri
05
May

Pyatskowit, Booth lead Truckers to 8th in Seymour

Clintonville senior long-distance runner Kara Pyatskowit blew out the competition, winning the mile by over nine seconds and the 20-mile by 12 seconds, Thursday at the 37th annual Seymour Invitational.

Pyatskowit finished the mile in 5 minutes, 14.14 seconds and the 2-mile race in 11:43.23 to pick up 20 team points for the Truckers, who finished eighth in the girls competition. Bonduel took 13th, and Shawano placed last at the 16-team invitational won by Appleton North.

In the boys competition, Shawano recorded 16 points to tie for 12th place with De Pere. Clintonville and Bonduel tied for 14th place. Kimberly won the meet.

Clintonville sophomore Allysin Booth placed eighth in the 100 hurdles (18.63) and third in the 300 hurdles (48.12) while also taking fourth place in the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches).

Bonduel senior Emily Sorenson finished third in the long jump (16-6) and sixth in the 100 (13.27) to score the only points for the Bears girls.

Fri
05
May

Shawano native takes over Lakeland’s men’s basketball program

Former Shawano Community High School basketball player and 2007 graduate Samuel Schroeder was selected to head the men’s basketball program at Lakeland University in Plymouth.

Schroeder, who joined the team as an assistant coach immediately after playing four years at Lakeland, was the recruiting coordinator for the past six seasons under former head coach Aaron Aanonson, who resigned earlier this spring.

“Coach Aanonson was a great person, a great mentor,” Schroeder said.

Schroeder was a part of the Lakeland’s 2007-2008 Northern Athletics Conference (now NACC) tournament championship team and helped the Muskies post six consecutive winning seasons, including a 90-44 record, with the streak starting in Schroeder’s senior season.

Schroeder also helped implement the school’s Leadership, Attitude and Character Education program in his time as an assistant.

Fri
05
May

Brian Butch Basketball Camp coming to Shawano

The Brian Butch Basketball Camp, which is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, is coming to Shawano from June 5-7.

Butch, a former University of Wisconsin basketball player and 10-year professional, will be joined by three other coaches at the camp at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B. Campers will work in small groups with individual instruction and drills, and focus on fundamental skill work.

Boys and girls camps are divided into two age groups: kindergarten to third grade, and fourth through 12th. The camp for the younger boys group will run from 8-10 a.m. each day; the older boys will meet from 8-10:30 a.m. The younger girls group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day; the older girls from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The fee for the younger age groups is $50; the older campers will pay $70. All campers will receive a T-shirt.

Fri
05
May

High School Highlights

SOFTBALL

Shawano 12

Menasha 2

Seniors Saige Henning and Sarah Petry each hit home runs as Shawano won in five innings on the road Thursday.

Henning posted three hits, while Petry, Brandi Gueths, Brianna Zook, Erin Cerveny and Kate Hoffman each posted two hits for the Hawks (10-3, 8-3 Bay Conference).

Cerveny and sophomore Emilee Bastar combined to allow five hits.

BASEBALL

Seymour 3

Shawano 2

Seymour defeated Shawano on a walk-off single in the ninth inning Thursday at Fox Cities Stadium.

Connor Klish led the Hawks (4-9, 3-8 Bay Conference) at the plate with two hits, including a triple.

Cole Nelson picked up the loss for Shawano, throwing the final 3 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and one run while striking out a batter.

Bonduel 4

Shiocton 2

Thu
04
May

Hanauer helping Hawks any way he can


Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Jack Hanauer, middle, stands next to coach Rob Wolff, left, who is calling the pitches in to new catcher Kasey Kristof, as pitcher Casey Baumann waits in the dugout. Hanauer, recovering from a torn ACL, is helping the Hawks however he can this spring.

Within days of tearing his ACL in the team’s final football game of the season, Jack Hanauer was on the phone with baseball head coach Rob Wolff.

The senior told Wolff the recovery, which takes nine months, would probably hold him out of athletic activities until August.

“Coming from a three-year starter, that’s tough,” Wolff said. “I didn’t know what we were going to do.”

Adjustments had to be made, especially with a young pitching staff in 2017.

During open gyms throughout the winter, Wolff gauged the various possibilities at the position before ultimately turning to senior Kasey Kristof. Kristof, who had caught for Shawano’s American Legion baseball team, was the team’s shortstop last season.

The move also forced juniors Alex Hoffman (shortstop) and Cole Nelson (second base) to take over the middle infield positions.

Thu
04
May

UWGB coach to speak at Jirschele awards banquet

Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will be the guest speaker at the 25th annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet in Clintonville on May 13.

The 25th annual banquet will be held at Memory Lanes Bar and Grill, 250 County Road Y. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the program an hour later.

Borseth has made 13 NCAA tournament appearances.

Recipients of this year’s Doug Jirschele Sports Awards are Bill Gehrke (Class of 1955), Jessica Petruzates (Class of 2015) and Matt Klein (Class of 1994).

The Doug Jirschele Nice Guy Award will be presented to Jayrone Elliot, a linebacker with the Green Bay Packers. He was a finalist for the NFL’s Walter Payton Award.

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