Sports

Thu
12
Oct

As Jones explodes, Packers’ offense kicks into high gear

If you stood at the podium as often as Mike McCarthy has done over the years, trying to characterize the brilliance of another two-minute drill executed by his quarterback, you’d eventually run out of adjectives, too.

“It was great,” the Green Bay Packers coach said after Sunday’s 35-31 win in Dallas. “I don’t know what else to say. I’ll have to expand my vocabulary.”

A quick dip over to thesaurus.com could have assisted his giving a more electrifying, sparkling, astounding or breath-taking account of the drive that capped another last-second win at AT&T Stadium.

But his point was well-taken. However it was achieved, a road win over the Cowboys was huge, and while five games into a season is far too soon to be thinking big thoughts, there was something about this game that had a watershed feel to it.

Thu
12
Oct

Zook places 54th in state tourney

Shawano senior Brianna Zook finished 54th at the WIAA Division 1 State Championship in Madison on Monday and Tuesday.

Zook, who was an individual qualifier after a fourth-place finish at sectionals, shot a 97 on Monday and ended with a 91 on Tuesday at the University Ridge Golf Course. Her overall score of 188 placed her in a tie for 54th out of 78 golfers.

“The first day I was a little bit off,” Zook said, “but by the second day I was getting used to the course and did better. It wasn’t really what I was hoping for, but I’ll take it.”

“We had a good time,” Shawano coach Dean Kuglar said, “even though she felt like she should have done better.”

Milton’s Mia Seeman won the individual Division 1 championship with a score of 145.

“I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my senior year of golf,” Zook said. “The experience was something I’ll never forget. It’s just a great memory for my high school golf career.”

Thu
12
Oct

High School Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 10

Xavier def. Shawano 25-5, 25-22, 12-25, 25-21

S: Julia Klement, 9 kills, 15 digs; Averi Vomastic, 14 kills, 3 service aces, 11 digs; Bayleigh Laabs, 17 assists; Abi Vomastic, 12 digs.

Wed
11
Oct

Oconto defeats Bonduel in last nonconference match


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bonduel High School junior Kylie Guenther and sophomore Megan Seitler attempt a double block during Tuesday’s home loss to Oconto.

Oconto defeated Bonduel in three sets Tuesday in Bonduel to close both teams’ regular season.

The match featured multiple lead changes in the first two sets before Oconto outplayed the Bears 25-13 in the final set to take the victory.

Bonduel played without its regular libero, Althea Berry, who is dealing with a possible concussion.

“We decided today to have our libero go through a concussion protocol, so the girls had to make quick adjustments in losing a key player,” coach Kim Strayer said. “That obviously will throw a team off a little bit. So I was really impressed with how my girls came together and played defense because Oconto’s the top-seeded team in our bracket, so they’re really tough.”

Wed
11
Oct

High School Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 10

Gresham def. Wild Rose, 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 15-10

G: Hailey Hoffman, 16 kills, 17 digs; Karisa Nietzer, 11 kills; Dani Huntington, 32 assists; Mackenzie Hoffman, 17 digs.

Menominee def. Tigerton, 25-20, 14-25, 25-22, 25-18

T: Kelsi Shumaker, 9 assists, 6 service aces, 21 digs; Jaidan Miller, 7 assists; Monika Minniecheske, 8 kills, 16 digs; Raven Dewhurst, 5 kills, 15 digs.

Pacelli def. Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 21-25, 23-25, 26-24, 12-25

W-B: Koreena Miller, 29 assists; Lauren Bushman, 14 kills, 2 service aces, 21 digs; Lindsey Schwalbach, 18 digs; Elizabeth Muscha, 20 digs.

Oct. 7

CWC-North Tournament

Gresham placed first

Gresham def. Bowler, 25-17, 22-25, 15-13

Gresham def. Northland Lutheran, 25-18, 25-15

Gresham def. Manawa in championship, 25-20, 25-20

Tue
10
Oct

Hawks cap homecoming with 42-7 blowout win

Shawano celebrated its homecoming with a 42-7 blowout against Green Bay West on Saturday.

The Hawks (4-4, 3-4 Bay Conference) started quickly with a 54-second touchdown drive capped by Jacob Dickmann’s 6-yard run and then held West scoreless until the closing minutes.

“Scoring on our first possession was big for us,” Shawano head coach Alan Tomow said. “One of our goals for the week was scoring right away.”

After the opening burst, however, long drives ate up much of the clock.

“The final score doesn’t reflect the slow game,” Tomow said. “The field positions and weather may have been a part of that, but also the style. Both teams wanted to run the ball, and when you’re not moving it as far, it takes up the clock. Even though we were up 28-0 at half, it didn’t really feel like we really exerted ourselves.”

Roman Purull tallied 148 of Shawano’s 213 rushing yards, including 60- and 6-yard touchdown runs in the second half.

Sat
07
Oct

No slip-ups for Bonduel in homecoming win


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bonduel High School senior Jordan Boldt runs the ball during Friday’s 46-7 homecoming win over Pacelli.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bonduel High School senior Elijah Mastey finds the end zone on a 2-yard run in the first quarter of the Bears’ 46-7 homecoming win over Pacelli on Friday.

A slippery field didn’t hinder Bonduel as the Bears outplayed Pacelli 46-7 in a Central Wisconsin Conference-Large homecoming matchup on Friday.

The Bears’ 393-83 advantage in rushing yards exemplified Bonduel’s domination. Bonduel also held the Cardinals to just 91 passing yards.

“The excitement was huge tonight,” Bonduel senior Jordan Boldt said, “and we really just tried to push past the rain and not let it affect us. It was definitely a challenge, but it just made our team focus more.”

Bonduel (7-1, 5-1 CWC) opened the game with a touchdown drive capped by Elijah Mastey’s 2-yard run. The Cardinals tied the game in the first quarter on Alexander Schmitz’s 4-yard TD run, set up by an interception by Daniel Mitch.

“We started off a little shaky on defense and offense with the interception,” Bonduel head coach James Westrich said. “As the game went on we settled in a little more and got better defensively. I’m happy with how they progressed.”

Sat
07
Oct

High School Scoreboard

FOOTBALL

Oct. 6

Clintonville 16, Oconto Falls 0

C: 182 rushing yards, 77 passing; Kyle Finger, 9-for-22 passing for 77 yards, 26 carries for 117 yards; Riley Jaensch, 7 carries for 23 yards; Riley Jaensch, 2 catches for 27 yards; Sean Finger, 2 catches for 11 yards; Bailey Tate, 1 catch for 18 yards; Isak Jaensch, 1 catch for 12 yards; Gerald Wood, 1 catch for 11 yards.

VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 5

Shawano def. New London, 25-16, 25-15, 25-13

S: Abi Vomastic, 3 service aces, 10 kills, 8 digs; Kyra Klement, 14 digs; Bayleigh Laabs, 29 assists, 8 kills, 7 digs; Averi Vomastic, 10 kills, 15 digs; Julia Klement, 13 kills.

Fri
06
Oct

Long weekend helps ailing Packers


Photo by Jim Leuenberger Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs early in the Sept. 28 game against the Chicago Bears. Montgomery has practiced this week with extra padding around his ribs.

After an injury-ridden first quarter of the season, the Green Bay Packers could have some key players back Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Packers had a long weekend to recover after the Sept. 28 win over the Chicago Bears. The much-needed rest allowed several players, including starting tackles David
Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle), to get back on the practice field this week.

“I think it was a pretty big help,” Bulaga said. “Ankle’s feeling better. … Still got some issues I’m working through, but overall, it’s doing all right.”

It also gave Ty Montgomery, who suffered broken ribs against Chicago, and Davante Adams, who was concussed, more time to heal. There’s a possibility both will suit up on Sunday.

“Davante is progressing very well,” head coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week. “He’s moving along and we’ll do more at practice this week. So that’s a positive sign based on his work.”

Fri
06
Oct

Eagles defeat error-ridden Marion


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar The Menominee Indian High School volleyball team celebrates a long rally during its home win over Marion on Thursday.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Menominee Indian High School senior Sequoia Salgado hit six consecutive service aces in Set 1 to lead the Eagles to a home win over Marion on Thursday.

Six consecutive service aces by Sequoia Salgado energized Menominee Indian in its sweep of Marion in a nonconference match Thursday in Keshena.

Eagles’ errors helped Marion build a 10-5 lead to start Set 1, but Salgado’s string of service aces put the Eagles ahead by one.

“That’s the first time I’ve had a string of aces like that so it felt really great,” the senior said, “but the best part was seeing our girls get the momentum after that. That energy was exciting.”

“We definitely felt the flow of the game change after those serves,” Menominee Indian head coach Jackson Miller said. “They needed that little burst of energy to get them going, get them in the game.”

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