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Tue
21
May

High School Softball Highlights


Photo by Charles Collier Shawano’s Abi Vomastic takes a lead off third base during the team’s Division 2 regional semifinal loss to Denmark on Tuesday.

Denmark 5

Shawano 1

The seventh-seeded Hawks stranded nine runners in scoring position in a Division 2 regional semifinal loss to the second-seeded Vikings on Tuesday.

Gracyn Habeck finished with two hits for Shawano.

Shawano held a 1-0 lead going into the fourth inning before Denmark scored the game’s final five runs.

Denmark will host third-seeded Oconto Falls on Thursday in a regional final.

Oconto 10

Bonduel 0 (6 inn.)

The seventh-seeded Bears were only able to post four hits in a Division 3 regional semifinal loss to the second-seeded Blue Devils on Tuesday.

MacKenzie Moore, Julia Lorbiecki, McKenzie Wollenberg and Nicole Koeller all singled for Bonduel.

Claire Gehm took the loss in the circle. She struck out three batters.

Oconto scored five times in the first inning to gain the advantage.

Amherst 11

Witt-Birn 1 (5 inn.)

Tue
21
May

Softball: Bowler’s bats go silent in season-ending loss


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bowler’s Brooke Thiex swings during Tuesday’s Division 5 regional semifinal loss to Pembine/Goodman in Bowler.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bowler’s Jada Waters delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s Division 5 regional semifinal loss to Pembine/Goodman in Bowler.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bowler’s Tynea Johnson makes a throw to first base during Tuesday’s Division 5 regional semifinal loss to Pembine/Goodman in Bowler.

Tuesday’s Division 5 regional semifinal playoff game between Bowler High School and the Pembine/Goodman co-op had the looks of a wild back-and-forth game in the early stages of the contest.

The Panthers’ bats cooled off after a two-run first inning and the visiting Patriots went on for an 8-2 victory in Bowler.

“We just couldn’t hit the ball. We had 10 strikeouts as a team, so that didn’t help us at all,” said Bowler coach Alison Van Grinsven.

After Pembine/Goodman put up a two-spot in the first inning, the Panthers came roaring back in their half of the frame.

Senior leadoff hitter Jodi Wolf reached on a single to get the inning started before Bowler turned to bunting to put the pressure on the visitors. Wolf came around to score the hosts first run later in the inning.

Tue
21
May

High School Highlights

BASEBALL

Bonduel 9

Shawano 1

The Bears used a six-run first inning to take down the Hawks in a nonconference matchup Monday. Bonduel used four walks and three hits to do the damage in the first.

Riddik Bohm led the Bears with three hits, while Parker Bohm had two. Noah Beilfuss earned the win after striking out six batters over five innings. Parker Bohm struck out four over the final two innings.

Nick Grignon tallied two hits to lead Shawano at the plate. Zach Erdmann suffered the loss.

Tigerton 7

NL/WVL 0

The Tigers used aggressive baserunning and solid pitching to blank the Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran co-op in Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division play Monday.

Isaac Schoen worked the first four innings for Tigerton, striking out three batters. Zeke Griepentrog pitched the final three frames, recording seven strikeouts.

Tue
21
May

Track and field: Bears, Truckers earn spots at sectionals


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Jessie LaBerge competes in the 300-meter hurdles during Monday’s Division 2 Oconto Falls Regional. LaBerge placed third in the event to qualify for sectionals.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Clintonville’s Elly Arndt, left, runs a leg of the 4x200-meter relay as teammate Allysin Booth looks on during Monday’s Division 2 Oconto Falls Regional. Arndt and Booth helped the relay team take third to qualify for sectionals.

Several individual track and field athletes and relay teams from Bonduel and Clintonville delivered with their season on the line, placing in the top four at the Division 2 Oconto Falls Regional on Monday to qualify for sectionals.

Bonduel’s Madison Kurey and Clintonville’s Allysin Booth each won regional titles while leading their respective teams.

Kurey won the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 11.25 inches. She will also compete at sectionals as a member of the girls 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams.

“Placing first in an individual event just shows that hard work really does pay off,” said Kurey. “It makes me happy knowing that I can be successful when I try my best. Taking first at regionals makes my confidence level go up because I know that I can practice and get better to be able to do my best at sectionals.”

Tue
21
May

Track and field: Several Shawano individuals, two relays qualify for sectionals

The Shawano Community High School track and field team had six individuals and two relay teams qualify for sectionals after placing in the top four at the Division 1 Wisconsin Rapids Regional on Monday.

The highlight of the night for the Hawks came when the girls 4x800-meter relay team of Grace Beyer, Carrie Young, Lydia Beyer and Odessa Arce placed second with a time of 9 minutes, 55.13 seconds.

The time not only qualified the quartet for sectionals, but broke the previous school record of 10:10.23 — which was set back in 2013.

Arce also qualified for sectionals in the 1,600 after placing second in 5:34.12.

Isabel Roloff qualified for sectionals in the 100 and 200. She was second in the 100 (12.96) fourth in the 200 (27.06).

Tori DePerry finished first in the high jump after clearing 5 feet.

Parker Pues also qualified for sectionals in the 100 with a time of 11.26.

Tue
21
May

Boys tennis: No Hawks advance past subsectionals

The Shawano Community High School boys tennis team saw its season come to an end on Monday after no singles or doubles teams advanced past the Division 2 Lakeland Union Subsectionals.

Anton Piantek (No. 1 singles) and the the duo of Rory Johnson and Nolan Buck (No. 3 doubles) each picked up wins on the day for Shawano.

Tue
21
May

Girls soccer: Shawano earns No. 6 seed


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Lindsey Roloff runs up to deliver a corner kick during a nonconference match against Ashwaubenon on May 6. Roloff and the Hawks are a No. 6 seed in Division 2 and will take on Wausau East on Tuesday, May 28

The girls soccer teams from Shawano and Clintonville learned their postseason fates Monday when the WIAA released the postseason brackets.

Shawano earned a No. 6 seed in the Division 2 bracket. The Hawks will take on third-seeded Wausau East at 3 p.m. Tuesday May 28 in a regional semifinal.

Should Shawano pull the upset, the team would either host seventh-seeded Antigo or travel to take on second-seeded Marshfield on June 1.

Clintonville also earned a No. 6 seed, but in Division 3. The Truckers will travel to take on third-seeded New London at 7 p.m. on May 30.

If Clintonville can earn a road win, it would either host seventh-seeded Waupaca or travel to face second-seeded Medford in a regional final June 1.

Sectional games are scheduled for June 6 and 8 before the state tournament runs June 13-15.

Tue
21
May

Boys golf: Witt-Birn second, Bonduel third at final CWC Meet

Wittenberg-Birnamwood posted a team score of 353 to take second at the final Central Wisconsin Conference Meet of the season Thursday at Pine Hills Golf Course in Gresham.

Ian Resch led Witt-Birn with an 18-hole round of 82 to place third individually. Justin Keeney came in fourth after shooting an 84.

Logan Balliett (89), Calvin Scheurer (98) and Maverick Beran (101) rounded out the Chargers’ five-golfer team.

Witt-Birn finished second overall this conference season as a team. Resch and Keeney each made the all-conference first team, while Balliett landed on the second team.

Bonduel finished third as a team behind the duo of Aaron Schaal and Carter Siolka.

Schaal shot a 92 to tie for 11th individually, while Siolka fired a 94 to take 13th.

Colin Hanus (102), Rhett Hertzfeldt (103) and Cooper Uelman (109) rounded out the Bears’ team.

Bonduel took fourth overall as a team. Siolka landed on the all-conference second team.

Tue
21
May

Track and field: Bonduel teams win final home meet

The Bonduel High School track and field teams each took advantage of their final opportunities to compete before regionals by taking first at the Bonduel Last Chance Meet on Thursday.

The Bonduel girls scored 155 points, edging Manawa by a point. The Bonduel boys scored 134 points and also edged Manawa by a point.

Madison Kurey won the triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, 3 inches, while Jessie LaBerge was the top finisher in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.51 seconds.

Also placing first for the girls was Kylie Quandt in the 100 hurdles (18.75), Brenna Hertzfeldt in the shot put (32-7) and Jessica Ewing in the high jump (4-8).

The girls 4x400 relay team of Kurey, LaBerge, Breanna Schnell and Kara Troxel also placed first in 4:24.51.

Isaac Garside and Isaac Banker each earned a first-place finish for the Bonduel boys, winning the shot put (44-1.75) and triple jump (37-1.5), respectively

Tue
21
May

High School Highlights

BOYS TENNIS

Shawano 6

Two Rivers 1

The Hawks ended their regular season with a nonconference victory over the Purple Raiders.

Kamden Kroll (No. 1), Anton Piantek (No. 2) and Carson Cummings (No. 4) all earned singles wins for Shawano.

The Hawks’ doubles teams of Chris Black and Cesar Ramirez (No. 1) won in straight sets. Shawano’s No. 2 and 3 doubles teams won by forfeit.

Singles: No. 1: Camden Kroll S def. Donny Heinsohn, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2: Anton Piantek S def. Logan Perry, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3: Ethan Jacquart TR def. Braden Schmidt, 6-4, 6-2; No. 4: Carson Cummings S def. Kaleb Hall, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: No. 1: Chris Black-Cesar Ramirez S def. Julian Weier-Ethan Limon, 6-1, 6-3; No. 2: Wyatt Theis-Rowyn Rodenbeck, S by forfeit 2-0, 2-0; No. 3: Rory Johnson-Nolan Buck S by forfeit 2-0, 2-0.

BASEBALL

Shawano 10

Clintonville 9

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