Sports

Wed
16
May

Lamberies now two for two

Lucas Lamberies hustled back to Shawano from Iowa to race Saturday night.

It proved to be a good move for the Clintonville teenager as he won his second feature in a row to start the season.

Former track champions Ron Berna and Travis VanStraten each stormed their way into victory lane for their first features of the year while Mike Mullen and Max Oreskovich, no strangers to victory lane themselves, notched win number one on the young season.

Troy Springborn and Brett Swedberg began the Late Model feature with a door to door battle for the lead. Springborn would lead the first two laps before Swedberg made an outside pass to take the lead. Ron Berna moved past Springborn on the following lap to take second.

Wed
16
May

Fans, racers enjoy SxS Spring National


Leader photo by Morgan Rode UTV racers from across the country compete in the Midwest SxS Sports Spring National at US Air Motorsports Raceway this weekend.

US Air Motorsports Raceway brought a new and unique race to Shawano on Saturday and Sunday.

Fans from across the state and country witnessed a mix of professional and amateur UTV racers compete in the Midwest SxS Sports Spring National, zipping around a track that was 50 percent asphalt and 50 percent dirt for the first time in the sports’ history.

Some fans made the trip to US Air to see professional motocross racer Ricky Carmichael make his UTV racing debut. Others came to watch family members compete. Some visited because they were die-hard racing fans.

Those who came out to see Carmichael compete were not disappointed. The racing legend took first-place in the Sportsman A-Main class on Saturday and Sunday. Carmichael fended off Cory Podolski on Saturday and Matt Wood on Sunday.

Wed
16
May

Special needs athletes participate in Goody Triathlon


Leader photo by Morgan Rode Goody Triathlon athletes opened the event by swimming at Pulaski Community Middle School on Monday.

Over 100 middle school students from 10 local school districts competed in the eighth annual Goody Triathlon on Monday.

The 10 school districts that were involved in the triathlon were Ashwaubenon, Bonduel, Freedom, Green Bay, Howard-Suamico, Kaukauna, Menominee Indian, Pulaski, Shawano and Southern Door.

The athletes started at Pulaski Community Middle School, where they opened the triathlon swimming in the pool. The event then shifted outside, where the students hopped on bikes under near-perfect weather conditions. The final portion of the triathlon saw the athletes run or walk to the finish line at Pulaski High School’s Saputo Stadium.

Each athlete was paired with at least one peer mentor, who helped guide the athletes through the three events. While the mentors were ready to provide whatever help they could, they often would also be exhausted from the 5K/10K triathlon.

Fri
11
May

High School Highlights

SOFTBALL

Bonduel 17

Rosholt 6

The Bonduel softball team earned its first win of the season in convincing fashion over Rosholt in a Central Wisconsin Conference crossover on Thursday.

Brynn Reinke went 5 for 5 at the plate to lead the Bears. Reinke homered and drove in three runs. Halea Sporisky finished with three RBI on three hits.

Althea Berry earned the win in the circle, surrendering nine hits while striking out a batter.

Shawano 16

Green Bay West 1,

Shawano 16

Green Bay West 0

Shawano made things look easy in a Bay Conference doubleheader sweep of Green Bay West on Thursday.

Breezy Zook sealed the victory in the first game with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Kendra Kristof added three hits while Taylor Johnson earned the win in the circle.

Bayleigh Laabs picked up the win in the second game to help the Hawks improve to 6-4 overall.

Gresham 18

Marion 8

Fri
11
May

BABA Roundup

Northern Division

Eland 15

Polar 3

Eland racked up 12 hits to down Polar, which had just five hits.

Jared Richter earned the win while Kyle Wagoner took the loss.

Birnamwood 7

Elderon 0

Birnamwood held Elderon to just four hits to earn the shutout win.

Birnamwood tallied 13 hits in the contest, led by Brady Erickson’s four hits. Austin Reed homered among his two hits while Corey Krull also had two hits. Tyler Frafjord earned the win on the mound.

Rick Boda took the loss for Elderon.

Hatley 5

Wittenberg 4

Wyatt Brown hit a walk-off two-run single to lift Hatley over Wittenberg.

Brown also homered in the contest while Kyle Zblewski, Kodie Kocher and Ryan Schmitt each had a hit. Jeremy Schmidt earned the win on the hill after pitching nine innings and striking out five batters.

Fri
11
May

West De Pere tops Shawano

The West De Pere girls soccer team is showing why it is pulling away in the Bay Conference standings.

For the second time this season, the Phantoms scored a double-digit victory over Shawano. West De Pere tallied five goals in the first 16 minutes of the game en route to an 11-0 victory at Shawano on Thursday.

West De Pere is now 4-0 in conference, while Shawano falls to 2-2.

“They’ve just got a solid team,” Shawano coach Bob Croschere said. “They’ve got a couple nice players and they’ve got a solid team around them.

“It’s not like I expected it to be this again.”

West De Pere (8-2) beat Shawano 10-0 on April 10. This is the fifth time this season the Phantoms have beaten a team by 10 or more goals. West De Pere’s only two losses this year are to Kimberly and Bay Port, which are both state-ranked in Division 1.

Fri
11
May

Athlete of the Week: Lindsey Roloff


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Lindsey Roloff, right, leads the Shawano girls soccer team in goals scored through five matches.

Athlete: Lindsey Roloff

Sport: Soccer

Position: Forward

School: Shawano Community High School

Year: Junior

Lindsey Roloff has been a goal-scoring machine for the Shawano girls soccer team to open the season. Over a three-match span, the junior scored seven goals while adding an assist. She scored a season-high three goals on May 3. Roloff leads the team in scoring through five games after being named the team’s offensive MVP last season after leading the team in goals.

Q When did your interest in soccer begin?

A My interest for soccer began when I was in sixth grade.

Q What’s your favorite part about a soccer match or the soccer season?

A My favorite part about a soccer match is having a really good shot or a perfect pass to a teammate that eventually helps my team score. My favorite part about the season is spending time with my teammates and making memories on and off the field.

Thu
10
May

Unique race comes to raceway this weekend

A first-of-its-kind UTV race is headed to Shawano.

US Air Motorsports Raceway will be the host of the Midwest SxS Sports Spring National on Saturday and Sunday, where professionals and amateurs will showcase their UTV racing skills in front of fans from across the country.

UTV racing is a style of off-road racing that has grown in popularity over the past year. Saturday and Sunday’s event will be like no other before it, however. For the first time in the sport, UTV racing will take place on a track that is 50 percent dirt and 50 percent asphalt.

Wisconsin native Johnny Greaves, a professional off-road racer who served as a planner and promoter for the event, said the car count at the event could be the largest ever for short-course UTV racing to date. The pro purse of $25,000 is also the biggest ever.

Thu
10
May

Shawano boys, Bonduel girls take third at invite

The Shawano boys and Bonduel girls each took third place at the Shawano invite on Tuesday, scoring 125 and 114.5 points, respectively.

Parker Pues took first in the 100-meter dash and long jump while helping the Hawks’ 4x200 relay team to first-place finishes. Payden Buck claimed the top spot in the pole vault, Nathan Krizan took first in the shot put while Atty Wagner won the high jump. Buck and Wagner joined Pues and Crede Timm on the relay team, which broke the school record with a time of 1:33.12.

Bonduel finished third on the girls’ side, with Christine Sell’s first-place finish in discus leading the way. The Bears’ 4x400 relay team of Madison Kurey, Allyssa Moser, Ashlyn Schnell and Breanna Schnell also took first. Peyton Hrabik finished second in the long jump and 200 while Kara Troxel placed second in the 1,600. Bonduel’s 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams also finished second.

Thu
10
May

High School Highlights

BASEBALL

Clintonville 7

Fox Valley Lutheran 6,

Fox Valley Lutheran 9

Clintonville 5

The Clintonville baseball team split a North Eastern Conference doubleheader with Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday. The Truckers edged the Foxes in game one before the visitors pulled away to claim the second game.

Kyle Finger doubled twice to drive in three runs for the Truckers in game one. Logan Liesenfelder, Colton Kluth and Jacob Viergutz each drove in one run while Jared Cartwright scored twice. Nick Schoen earned the win after allowing two runs on four hits over two innings.

Jack Klien drove in two runs to lead Clintonville in game two. Keenan Doornick and Logan Meyer each added a RBI. The Truckers used four pitchers in the contest, with Presley Rosenow taking the loss after allowing a run over an inning of work.

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