High School Highlights


Gresham 79

Rosholt 69

Neal Cerveny scored a team-high 37 points as Gresham won on the road Friday.

Todd Otradovec pitched in 11 points for Gresham (3-1, 3-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).

Legacy Skenandore also reached double figures with 10 points.

Menominee Indian 60

Marion 41

Ron Frechette posted 24 points and Warren Wilber added 17 as Menominee Indian won at home Friday.

Darwin King scored 14 points for Menominee Indian (2-1, 2-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).

It was the second consecutive victory for the Eagles after dropping their season opener.

Witt-Birn 43

Amherst 38

Matt Kapitz led all scorers with 18 points in Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s home victory Friday over Amherst.

Cory Fraaza posted 10 points for the Chargers (3-1, 1-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) as well.


Hawks topple Red Robins, look forward to Lakeland

Photo by JLW Photography SCHS senior Griffin Rades swims the breaststroke during Thursday’s home dual against Antigo. He won both the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke while helping the Hawks to two relay firsts as well.

Photo by JLW Photography SCHS senior Tyler Buerman swam the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay to top-two finishes. The Hawks topped Antigo 96-73 on Thursday at home.

To keep pace in the Great Northern Conference race, the Shawano boys swim team needed a solid night in the pool.

The Hawks got that in a home dual against Antigo on Thursday. Shawano won eight of the 11 events and downed the Red Robins 96-73.

“It’s a big one, because they’re probably one of the bigger competitions in our conference right now besides Lakeland,” Shawano senior Griffin Rades said. “It’s good to see that we won here.”

Shawano coach Jeff Easter saw exactly what he wanted to from his swimmers in the highly contested meet.

“We are looking forward to Lakeland and seeing in the stats that they’re probably going to be our toughest competitor in this conference this year,” Easter said. “So we were hoping to kind of get the same score against Antigo they did to kind of see that. We almost did, but we’re missing one of our top guys, so I think that speaks well and that makes you feel a little better going forward.”


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Photo by JLW Photography Shawano Community High School 145-pounder Devon Strege wrestles against Seymour’s Kyle Rettler during the Hawks’ home dual Thursday. Rettler pinned Strege in the third period, and the Thunder defeated Shawano 48-30.


Seymour 48

Shawano 30

Ben Carroll moved to 6-0 on the season with a pin in 1 minute and 9 seconds during Shawano’s home loss Thursday.

Hawks Austin Oreskovic, at 138 pounds, and Aaron Pyawasay (195 pounds) also pinned their opponents.

Bonduel 51

Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli 21

Bonduel got pins from Jordan Boldt (126), Chris Salerno (138) and Adrien Keiler (195) in Thursday’s road victory.

At 152 pounds, Tristan Tomashek earned a 5-1 decision over Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli’s Colton Stanislawski.

The Bears also received five forfeits.


Clintonville 64

Waupaca 51

Nathan Krueger posted a game-high 27 points, and Tyler Petermann followed with 22 as the Truckers won at home Thursday night.

Sam Wittman tallied 11 points for Clintonville (4-0, 2-0 North Eastern Conference).


Week 3 in Packers’ renaissance welcomes an old rival

Back to being a .500 team for the first time in a month and happy to be there, the Green Bay Packers await Sunday’s check-in at Hotel Reality, where they hope to wangle their way into the Contender Suite.

Having first dispatched Philadelphia and then Houston in their bid to sweep the final six games on their schedule, the Packers meet an elite Seattle Seahawks group with their own agenda, that being to snuff out any remaining suspense of who rules this year’s NFC West.

Be it ever so humble, rainy, snowy or frozen of tundra, there’s no place like Lambeau Field when the Packers play the Seahawks. They have won the last six meetings against Seattle in games played at Lambeau, including the 27-17 win in the second week of last season.

Of course, as wide receiver Jordy Nelson noted, “Every season is different. Every game is different.”


Patience pushes Gresham to dominant victory

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Senior Neal Cerveny runs the fast break for 2 of his game-high 29 points in Gresham Community School’s 15-point home victory Tuesday.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Gresham Community School junior Drew Haffner gets around Wild Rose’s Jacob Lund in the post before dishing the ball to a teammate in the first half of Gresham’s 71-56 victory Tuesday.

Over the final 22 minutes of its game Tuesday, the Gresham boys basketball team used patience to wear down Wild Rose and its zone defense in a 71-56 home victory.

“They had great patience,” Wild Rose head coach Jim Komp said. “They were not going to take a bad shot in the second half, and I think that’s a credit to coach (Jeff) Zobeck and the discipline he’s got with his kids.”

Gresham posted 9 points in the final three minutes and 45 seconds of the first half, then used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to pull away.

Junior Todd Otradovec played a large role in breaking down the visitors’ 2-3 zone, scoring 12 points on five layups, and then Drew Haffner got going from the 3-point line in the second half to open up the game.

Haffner hit a 3-pointer less than two minutes into the second half, then drilled another as part of the 12-2 run.


Bears fall twice in Gillett/Suring double dual

Jacob Banker, at 182 pounds, and Adrien Keiler, at 195, were the only two Bonduel wrestlers to go 2-0 Tuesday at the Gillett/Suring double dual, which also included Coleman.

Bonduel fell to Gillett/Suring, 46-36, and WIAA Division 3 rival Coleman, 69-9.

Banker pinned Gillett/Suring’s Austin Perkins in 3 minutes flat and earned a 7-1 decision over Coleman’s Abraham Nowak.

Keiler secured two pins on the night, in 1:10 over Gillett/Suring’s Ben Burt and in 3:51 over Coleman’s Gunnar Patz.

Banker and Keiler were the only two Bears to win against Coleman.

Jordan Boldt (126 pounds) and Chris Salerno each pinned their opponents in the Bears’ dual with Gillett/Suring. Boldt lost his match to Coleman’s Billy Canter by sudden victory.

Banker is the lone Bears wrestler to remain undefeated. He sits at 8-0.

Gillett/Suring 46, Bonduel 36


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Pulaski 70

Shawano 60

Senior Austin Kohl scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Shawano fell on the road Tuesday night.

Jacob Lacy and Kaden Richards each had three assists for Shawano (0-4).

Alex Mueller added 12 points for the Hawks.

Bonduel 67

Oconto Falls 64

Bryce Weier scored a game-high 22 points as Bonduel won in overtime at home Tuesday night.

Parker Bohm posted 15 points, and Dalton Cairns added 10 for Bonduel (1-2).

Oconto Falls outscored the Bears 34-26 in the second half to tie the game at 61-61 after regulation.

Menominee Indian 80

Tigerton 55

Darwin King posted a career-high 22 points as Menominee Indian won on the road Tuesday night.

Ron Frechette added 19 points, and Warren Wilber posted 15 for Menominee Indian (1-1, 1-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).

Mosinee 58

Witt-Birn 52


Defensive intensity suffocates Red Devils

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School sophomore Tori DePerry goes up for a layup in the first half of Friday’s 50-34 victory. She posted a game-high 22 points for the Hawks.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School sophomore Kennedy Klemens reaches to steal the ball from Green Bay East’s Ariel Malvitz in the second half of Friday’s 16-point victory.

Shawano sophomore Tori DePerry took over offensively for the Hawks in Friday’s Bay Conference opener at Green Bay East.

DePerry tallied a game-high 22 points, including 10 from the free-throw line, as she got past the Red Devils’ top player, Ja’Staria Brantley, for easy layups or drew fouls in a 50-34 victory.

“She’s got to be able to read the defense, and she’s also a sophomore right now, and she’s just got to start understanding when people come out or stay back and what to do, and it’s got to be quicker,” Shawano head coach Ryan Koenig said.

DePerry scored her first eight points from the free-throw line before adding two layups in the final five minutes of the first half as the Hawks built a 25-17 advantage.

“She’s pretty close on me before I even had my dribble, so I just went right around,” DePerry said.

Shawano made just five field goals in the first half, but got 13 points from the charity stripe in 19 attempts.


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Merrill 62

Shawano 50

Senior Austin Kohl had 17 points and eight rebounds, but Shawano lost on the road Friday night.

Alex Mueller added 16 points and two assists for the Hawks (0-3).

The Hawks were held to 17 first-half points.

Crivitz 63

Bonduel 46

Bryce Weier scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, but Bonduel lost at home Friday night.

Dalton Cairns added 9 points in the post for Bonduel (0-2).

After leading by 1 point at halftime, Crivitz outscored the Bears 31-15 in the second half.

Gresham 74

Tri-County 49

Neal Cerveny and Drew Haffner combined for 66 points as Gresham won on the road Friday night.

Gresham (1-1, 1-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) also got 16 points from Todd Otradovec.

The Wildcats led by 15 at the break before holding Tri-County to 21 second-half points.



Eagles overcome forfeits to beat Bears on criteria

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Menominee Indian senior Kyle Komanekin pins Bonduel’s Colin Wussow in the first match of Thursday’s dual in Keshena. The Eagles and Bears tied 39-39, but Menominee Indian won on criteria.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School junior Jordan Boldt takes down Menominee Indian’s Trevor Madosh en route to a pin in 1 minute and 7 seconds Thursday.

Coming into Thursday’s season-opening dual, Menominee Indian wrestling coach Kirk Bahr wasn’t excited to be giving Bonduel 18 points via forfeits.

However his team came out fighting, earning six pins on the night to tie the Bears 39-39, then taking the victory on Criteria H, the eighth tiebreaker — scoring more first points in the match.

“I was nervous about how my team was going to come out tonight,” Bahr said. “I knew they were excited all day. They were ready to wrestle, but I didn’t know. They matured as wrestlers since last year from what I saw.”

“I was hoping to see more that we would have gotten a few more wins and come out as a team in winning, but that didn’t happen. Menominee was more prepared than we were,” Bonduel head coach Chris Rank said. “They came out to wrestle and their home meet here, and they were excited about that, and there were a few matches I felt we could have done a little bit better of a job (in).


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