Sports

Thu
10
May

World Cup without the US nothing to kick about

A couple from England came to stay for a few days and brought their 10-year-old son, who had a question about American football.

He was careful not to be insulting, but from his bewildered tone it was clear he thought something was wrong with our sport.

“Don’t they get bored having to stop all the time in between plays?” he asked.

The eventual drift of the conversation was that soccer — or “football,” as it is known everywhere outside the U.S. — was the more demanding sport due to the continuous action.

A less patient host could have asked in passing why so many players of the beautiful game try to draw cheap penalties by flopping around on the field like a carp in a rowboat, but this visit was a “friendly.”

Eventually the question became why America, with all its human and logistical resources, has had such limited success in men’s soccer.

Thu
10
May

High School Highlights

GIRLS SOCCER

Shawano 2

Green Bay East 1

The Shawano girls soccer team edged Green Bay East in a Bay Conference showdown on Tuesday.

Lindsey Roloff scored both of the Hawks’ goals off assists from Sydney Steinbach and Kyra Klement.

Goalie Peyton Buerman stopped 12 shots to help preserve the win for Shawano.

BASEBALL

New London 6

Shawano 2

The Shawano baseball team fell short during a conference battle with New London on Tuesday.

Joey Tadych led the Hawks with a pair of hits while Nick Grignon legged out a triple.

Tadych also took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs, four of which were earned, on six hits across six innings. He struck out five batters while walking three.

BOYS TENNIS

Shawano 6

Fox Valley Lutheran 1

The Shawano boys tennis team cruised past Fox Valley Lutheran in a conference match on Tuesday.

Thu
10
May

High School Highlights

BOYS TENNIS

Shawano 7

Green Bay East 0

The Shawano boys tennis team cruised past Bay Conference opponent Green Bay East on Monday.

Harrison Sturycz (No. 1 singles), Jorge Andrade (No. 2 singles) and Anton Piantek (No. 3 singles) all earned straight set wins for the Hawks, while Camden Kroll (No. 4 singles) won by forfeit.

The No. 1 doubles team of Carter Peplinski and Ceasar Ramirez and No. 2 doubles duo of Chris Black and Levi Johnson each won in straight sets. The No. 3 doubles team of Rhain Rodenbeck and Wyatt Theis battled to a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win.

BASEBALL

Bonduel 9, Shiocton 0

Bonduel 8, Shiocton 5

The Bonduel baseball team swept Shiocton in a Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division doubleheader Monday.

Wyatt Erb pitched a perfect game for the Bears in a 9-0 win in game one. Erb struck out six batters along the way. Erb drove in three runs on two hits, while Bryce Weier also had two hits.

Thu
10
May

Five arrive in victory lane to open season

One hundred forty-three racers were on hand to open the 2018 season Saturday at the Shawano Speedway.

Nick Anvelink scored the Late Model feature win. Johnny Whitman won the IMCA Modified season opener for the second year in a row. Dan Michonski redeemed himself with a last-lap pass to win the IMCA Stock Car feature. Lucas Lamberies got to race against his former track champion father on his way to the IMCA Sport Mod win. Calvin Stueck, who won a track championship a season ago without winning a feature, made his way to victory lane in the Mighty Four division.

Thu
10
May

Witt-Birn girls first at own invite

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls track team dominated the competition to take home to top team score at the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Lion’s Invite on Monday.

Maddy Pietz led the way for the Chargers with individual first-place finishes in the 100- and 400-meter dashes while also helping the 4x400 relay team to a first-place finish. Pietz took second in the long jump.

Emily Norrbom won the triple jump, took second in the 200 and helped the Chargers 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams to first. Alyssa Meverden placed first in the 800 and second in the 1,600 while Paige Norrbom won the high jump and 100 hurdles while joining the two winning relay teams. Emma Herb won the shot put and discus events while Lauren Dombeck was second in the 300 hurdles.

Sat
05
May

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Gresham/Bowler boys co-op earned 71 points to take third-place as a team at the Marion Invite on Thursday.

Tom Seidler, Noah Bestful and Levi Schick earned first-place finishes in the discus, 3,200-meter and 1,600 events, respectively, to lead the co-op. Seidler took second in the shot put while the 4x100 relay team of Dakotah Taylor, David Hahn, Ramsey Price and Bryce Bohl claimed the top time.

The Gresham/Bowler girls team scored 41 points to take fourth-place at the invite. Georgia Schultz, Jayden Jensen and Karisa Nietzer turned in second-place finishes in the 800, 100 hurdles and shot put, respectively. The 4x100 relay team of Jensen, Makayla Belongia, Kayla Vetter and Nietzer also came in second.

Sat
05
May

Athlete of the Week: Canaan Szoszorek


Contributed Photo Bonduel senior Canaan Szoszorek has turned in a handful of top finishes to open the track and field season.

Athlete: Canaan Szoszorek

Sport: Track and field

Events: Shot put, discus

School: Bonduel High School

Year: Junior

Canaan Szoszorek has enjoyed a strong start to the track and field season, earning three first-place finishes in discus and two first-place and a third-place finish in shot put across three meets. The junior posted season-best throws of 138-01 feet in discus and 44-05.75 in shot put at the Oconto Falls invite on April 26.

Q When did your interest in track and field begin?

A My interest in track and field began when I saw the high school track team throwing and just having fun, and ever since I wanted to do the same thing.

Q What’s your favorite part about a track meet or season?

A My favorite part of a track meet is the atmosphere and having all my friends around me. Everyone cheering each other on and the adrenaline of wanting to win is the best part.

Sat
05
May

High School Headlights

BASEBALL

Bonduel 5

Weyauwega-Fremont 4

The Bonduel baseball team rallied from a pair of two-run deficits to stun Weyauwega-Fremont in eight innings during a Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division clash.

Trailing 2-0, Bryce Maule delivered a two-RBI single in the third inning to tie the game. After the visitors took another two-run lead, Bonduel got back-to-back RBI doubles from Wyatt Erb and Maule with two outs in the seventh to send the game to extras.

Cole Letter hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to score Parker Bohm, giving the Bears a walk-off win. Jordan Boldt earned the win after pitching three innings and striking out four batters. Isaac Boldt struck out six batters across five innings.

Shawano 6

Oconto Falls 1

Brad Bartz twirled a gem on the mound to lead Shawano past Oconto Falls in a Bay Conference clash on Thursday.

Sat
05
May

DNR board finalizes fall waterfowl season

Waterfowl hunters will see a few major changes in regulations this season, including a simultaneous regular season opener in all three zones on Sept. 29 and elimination of the Horicon Canada goose management zone, meaning there will now be a single statewide regular goose zone.

The Wisconsin Natural Resources board finalized the season dates and regulations in mid-April after listening to input from the public and various conservation and hunting groups, according to Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist. State biologists start with general season guidelines given to them by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists, since that agency oversees management of migratory waterfowl.

Another big change is that hunters may now bag three Canada geese per day, one more than last year. The pintail daily bag limit has been increased from one to two.

Fri
04
May

High School Highlights

BASEBALL

Waupaca 6

Clintonville 2

Waupaca 8

Clintonville 4

The Clintonville baseball team dropped a pair of games to Waupaca in a North Eastern Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Only the first game counted towards the conference standings.

Waupaca used a four-run first inning to take control of game one and a six-run first to grab the lead in the second game.

Matthew Morse drove in a run for the Truckers in game one while Logan Liesenfelder had two hits. Colton Kluth suffered the loss on the mound, but did strike out eight batters across 5 2/3 innings.

Kyle Finger drove in two runs on two hits to lead Clintonville in game two. Morse also had two hits while Dylan Danforth scored twice. Morse was the dealt the loss on the mound.

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