Three individuals qualify for sectionals

Bonduel’s Austin Acker and Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Ian Resch and Justin Keeney all qualified for sectionals after competing in the Division 2 Bonduel Regional at Golden Sands Golf Course on Tuesday.

The trio finished among the top-four finishers who were not members of a qualifying team. The top-four teams advanced to sectionals as teams.

Acker fired an 18-hole round of 81 to finish seventh overall. Resch and Keeney each finished tied for 12th with rounds of 89.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood finished sixth as a team with an overall score of 388, one stroke ahead of Bonduel. Witt-Birn’s Maverick Beran shot a round of 104 while Brian Nelson finished with 106 shots. Logan Balliet rounded out the team score with a round of 110. Bonduel’s Carter Siolka shot a 93 while Colin Hanus fired a round of 107. Aaron Schaal and Jack Jiskra each shot rounds of 108.


Several local athletes qualify for sectionals


Maddy Pietz led the Wittenberg-Birnamwood track team at the Mosinee Regional on Monday, winning the long jump, 100 and 400.

Paige Norrbom took first in the 300 hurdles while Emily Norrbom won the triple jump. Emma Herb finished third in the discus and Chloe King took fourth in the 200. The 4x200 relay team of Paige Norrbom, King, Emily Norrbom and Kylie Linke and the 4x400 team of Paige Norrbom, Linke, Emily Norrbom and Pietz each took first.

On the boys side, Kobe Miller placed second in the long jump and 400 while Cole Schairer placed third in the 1,600. The 4x400 relay quartet of Deakyn Suess, Dylan Sprague, Schairer and Miller will also head to sectionals after placing third.

Girls team scores: 1. Medford 150; 2. Lakeland Union 127; 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 87; 4. Northland Pines 80; 5. Mosinee 67; 6. Neillsville/Granton 59; 7. Colby 58; 8. Stratford 49; 9. Tomahawk 19.


Lamberies still undefeated while Block, Nelson win first features

The action was hot and heavy as the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour visited the Shawano Speedway on May 19.

IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Sport Mods, as well as the Mighty Four division were all present and accounted for as per usual. Rookie Wyatt Block won his first career IMCA Modified feature. Jeremy Christians notched another IMCA Stock Car win, his first of the 2018 season. Lucas Lamberies remains unbeaten in the IMCA Sport Mod class as he won his third feature in a row. Brad Nelson scored his first career Mighty Four feature win while AJ Diemel won the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour event.

Trevor Spaulding pulled to the lead on lap one of the IMCA Modified feature with Eddie Muenster in tow. As those two paced the field, Wyatt Block began to work through the field after starting the race in tenth. By the time Block passed Muenster for second near the midpoint of the race, Spaulding had built up a sizeable advantage. Block continued to reel in Spaulding though.


High School Highlights


Tuesday WIAA Regional Scores

Clintonville 11, Colby/Abbotsford 1

Wautoma 9, Bonduel 6

Laona/Wabeno 16, Menominee Indian 1

Port Edwards 12, Marion 6

Wild Rose 8, Tigerton 7

Bonduel 17

Kiel 0,

Bonduel 10

Two Rivers 9,

Roncalli 4

Bonduel 1

The Bonduel softball team picked up a pair of wins in a tournament in Two Rivers on May 19.

Brynn Reinke tossed a no-hitter to lead the Bears to a lopsided win over Kiel in game one. Reinke struck out seven batters while walking three. Reinke also had three hits and five RBIs at the plate.

Bonduel rallied from a six-run deficit to top the hosts in the second game. Joanie Wudtke had the game-winning RBI for the Bears in the bottom of the seventh inning. Reinke earned the win after striking out five batters across five innings. Grace Thorne tallied two hits at the plate.


Several Hawks land on all-conference teams

The Shawano boys tennis team saw a number of its players excel during Bay Conference action this season.

The deserving athletes were rewarded with all-conference honors for their efforts.

Harrison Sturycz, the Hawks’ No. 1 singles player, landed on the all-conference first team singles list after earning 18 points. Shawano’s doubles teams of Carter Peplinski and Cesar Ramirez and Chris Black and Levi Johnson each scored 12 points to be named to the all-conference second team doubles list. The duo of Wyatt Theiss and Rhain Rodenbeck landed on the honorable mention list.

Players earned points by winning matches during the regular season and during the Bay Conference Tournament.


Local schools gearing up for postseason

Inclement weather pushed the start of the high school outdoor spring sports season back, cramming the regular season into just a few weeks.

In what seemed like a blink of the eye, the regular season for most teams is over and the attention is now shifting to the postseason.

Most local teams already know their first regional opponent or what city they be competing in for the first portion of the postseason.


The Division 1 seeding has yet to be finalized, but Shawano does know that it will be competing in the Bay Port Sectional. Division 1 regionals begin on May 29 and wrap up on May 31.

Divisions 2-4 regional games open on May 24, continue on May 29 and wrap up on May 30. All sectional games will be played on June 5. State games will be played from June 12-14 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.


Athlete of the Week: Conner Harris

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Senior Conner Harris is the undisputed leader of the Tigerton baseball team.

Athlete: Conner Harris

Sport: Baseball

Positions: Everywhere but catcher

School: Tigerton

Year: Senior

Conner Harris is enjoying a memorable end to his high school baseball career. The Tigerton senior owns a .425 batting average to go along with seven extra-base hits, seven RBIs and six stolen bases. On the mound, Harris has a 2-2 record across four starts, striking out an eye-popping 35 batters along the way. He is undoubtedly the leader of the Tigers.

Q When did your interest in baseball begin?

A My interest for baseball began when I was very young. My parents have been taking me to baseball games before I was even 1, and I’ve been going to the ballpark every chance I get since then.

Q What’s your favorite part about a baseball game or the baseball season?


High School Highlights


Tigerton 1

Gresham 0

The Tigerton baseball team scratched out a Central Wisconsin Conference-North Division win over Gresham on Thursday.

Braxton Michaelis allowed just two hits while earning the win on the mound for Tigerton. Michaelis struck out seven batters along the way. Isaiah Hidde delivered the game-winning hit while Austin Hoffman and Conner Harris each hit safely in the contest.

Bonduel 10

Menominee Indian 0,

Bonduel 14

Menominee Indian 0

Bonduel cruised to a pair of CWC-East wins over Menominee Indian on Thursday.

Cole Letter posted three hits in game one to lead Bonduel while Jordan Boldt and Bryce Weier each added two hits. Boldt and Dalton Cairns each drove in two runs. Boldt also earned the win on the mound, allowing just two hits while striking out eight batters over five innings.


BABA Roundup

Northern Division

Aniwa 11, Hatley 9

Aniwa held off Hatley in a high-scoring matchup.

Denton Mortenson posted three hits to lead Aniwa, while Max Nowinsky and Ryan Govek each had two hits. Bryce Meverden belted a home run while Mortenson earned the win on the mound.

Jeremy Schmidt took the loss for Hatley. Kodie Kocher, Wyatt Brown, Dustyn Zblewski, Kyle Zblewski and Ryan Schmidt each posted two hits, while Schmidt smacked a homer.

Eland 5

Elderon 2

Ryan Richter and Derek Kawlesi each homered to power Eland past Elderon.

Jared Richter picked up the win on the mound. Adam Janikowski suffered the loss.

Justin Meronk, Matt Meronk and Mike Lehman each tallied two hits for Elderon.

Other scores: Wittenberg 3, Polar 1

South Central Division

Scandinavia 6

Weymont 2

Scandinavia toppled Weymont behind the arm of Ryan Glodowski and bat of Logan Moe.


Lorna Marquardt is a former Shawano mayor.

Hunting is always full of surprises. Bagging the quarry is welcome, but not required to have a fun, successful hunt. Although I didn’t bag a turkey this spring, I had quite an experience last Saturday (May 12) that left me chuckling.

I also captured proof of the humorous animal display on video and in still photos with my point-and-shoot Canon camera.

Animal behavior is continually studied around the globe, but hunters probably see more animal behavior than biologists or other scientists because there are far more of us than the latter. We are out there in the bush, observing the interaction of creatures, many of whom we don’t think would normally interact.


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