Sports

Fri
22
Sep

Vomastic a team leader in dominating season


Photo by Jody Ward Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic has seen her performance level rise steadily this year.

Photo by Jody Ward Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic attacks the ball.

Eighty-two kills and 55 digs over her team’s past two tournaments offer a glimpse of Shawano senior Averi Vomastic’s dominant role on the Hawks’ volleyball team.

Her leadership role goes beyond statistics, though.

“Averi is definitely the leader of the team on and off the court,” Shawano head coach Breanna Young said. “She’s always had that leadership quality in her — it’s natural — and she really stepped up this year to take on the responsibility.”

The outside hitter put in work over the offseason to gain an edge on the court her final year. She has seen her performance level rise, contributing to the team’s 17-4 record so far on the season, but it has also given her the confidence to step into the captain position.

“I definitely feel like I’m the leader on the court,” Vomastic said. “Everyone can depend on me for anything.”

Vomastic said the game’s toughest aspects, mentality and uncertainty, fuel her passion.

Fri
22
Sep

Shawano golfers finish 2nd in conference

Shawano wrapped up Bay Conference play this week with a second-place finish behind Appleton Xavier.

Xavier edged the Hawks (412) by five points in Tuesday’ conference tournament in West De Pere.

“We were able to close the gap on a very good (Xavier) team, where we almost beat them at the conference invite,” Shawano coach Dean Kuglar said. “These are all things that these girls can be very proud of. If you look at the first meet, where we scored a 472, and look at our last couple of meets — 395, 402, 412 — you’re talking about a 60- to 70-shot improvement.”

The Hawks’ top two finishers, seniors Brianna Zook (95) and Brinley Kowalkowski (98), also landed a spot on the all-conference first team. They were joined by Xavier’s Lauren Haen and Eliana Tetzlaff and Seymour’s Kennedy Peters.

Thu
21
Sep

Packers hope visiting Bengals are the Rx to get well

After knocking off the NFC preseason favorite Seattle Seahawks in the opener, the Green Bay Packers established themselves as one of the teams — if not the team — to beat in the conference.

In the wake of their Week 2 loss in Atlanta, it was clear that the Packers can’t stop anyone with a good offense, and prospects for a winning season are bleak.

Tucked somewhere between the preceding decrees is reality, which is that at 1-1 the Packers are a game behind Detroit in the NFC North heading into Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.

The binary approach to assessing who’s good and who’s bad after one game is never reliable – but that stops neither the rose-colored-glass crowd nor the Chicken Littles from pronouncing the season a success or a bust.

Wed
20
Sep

New London tops Shawano/Bonduel


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano/Bonduel junior Jenne Dreyer swims in the 200 individual medley during Tuesday’s loss against New London.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano/Bonduel junior Tatiana Kunschke prepares for the 200 medley relay during Tuesday’s loss against New London.

Despite an injured knee, Shawano freshman Macy Monfils led the Shawano/Bonduel swim team in her two individual events against New London on Tuesday.

Monfils placed third in the meet’s longest event, the 500 freestyle, and fourth in the 200 individual medley.

New London topped Shawano/Bonduel, which is without its top two swimmers due to injury, 112-58, but the hosts managed to win three events.

Senior Nicole Thornock (1 minute, 19.10 seconds) edged New London’s Lindsey Standerfer (1:19.17) in the 100 backstroke. Madi Hanson finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:20.19, and Thornock, Madi Hanson, Peyton Hrabik and Wendorff took first in the 200 medley relay at 2:13.60.

Monfils took on the 500 for the first time Tuesday, finishing in 7:53.24 — 1:33 behind New London first-place finisher Ellie Ott.

Wed
20
Sep

Gresham wins in close match

It looked grim for Gresham, but then the seniors stepped up big.

Down 9-3 in the fifth set against Tigerton, Gresham coach Tim Wild called a timeout to get his girls regrouped.

“I just told them it’s up to them,” he said. “They’ve got to go out there and got to want it more and play to the end. It’s not over until that last point is scored.”

The girls responded by scoring 12 of the set’s final 15 points en route to a 15-12 victory. That gave Gresham a five-set win (18-25, 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 15-12) in a Central Wisconsin Conference-North showdown Tuesday at Gresham.

“We knew it was going to be close,” Wild said. “We played them in the summer – very evenly matched teams. It just came down to wanting it in the end.”

It’s early in the conference schedule, but both teams came into the match with 2-0 records.

Tigerton (6-6, 2-1 CWC) led 9-3 in the fifth set, but after Wild’s timeout, the Gresham players settled in.

Wed
20
Sep

High School Highlights

VOLLEYBALL

Hawks win tourney in Clintonville

Shawano swept five teams to take first place at the Clintonville Invitational on Saturday.

The Hawks beat St. Mary’s Catholic 25-15, 25-22; Clintonville 25-16, 25-20; Valders 25-15, 25-13; Eastbrook Academy 25-11, 25-6; and Abbotsford 25-16, 25-20.

“The girls keep showing up day-in and day-out, working hard,” head coach Breanna Young said. “We are super proud of them. They set big goals at the beginning of their season and they continue accomplishing their goals and pushing their limits. This weekend was a great team effort all around.”

Wed
20
Sep

High School Scoreboard

FOOTBALL

Sept. 15

Lena/STAA 35, Bowler/Gresham 8

BG: Landan Kroening 10 carries for 22 yards, 3 of 11 passing for 34 yards, 1 interception; Lane Schultz, 11 carries for 65 yards; Logan Thiex, 6 carries for 22 yards; Noah Bestul, 10 carries for 36 yards; Ezra Spencer, 2 carries for 9 yards; Nathan Montez, 2 catches for 27 yards.

North Eastern Conference

Team NEC Overall

Wrightstown 4-0 5-0

Fox Valley Lutheran 4-1 4-1

Freedom 3-1 4-1

Luxemburg-Casco 3-1 3-2

Little Chute 3-2 3-2

Denmark 2-3 2-3

Marinette 1-3 1-4

Oconto Falls 0-4 0-5

Clintonville 0-5 0-5

Sat
16
Sep

Bonduel falls to Amherst in CWC showdown


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bonduel High School senior Jordan Boldt celebrates a touchdown during Friday’s 47-20 loss to Amherst.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bonduel High School senior Elijah Mastey runs the ball during Friday’s 47-20 loss to Amherst.

Amherst secured the lead in the Central Wisconsin Conference-Large with a 47-20 road win over Bonduel on Friday.

The Bears’ defense couldn’t contain Amherst quarterback Marcus Glodowski, who ran for five touchdowns and 203 yards for the two-time defending state champions.

“Marcus (Glodowski) was special tonight,” Amherst head coach Mark Lusic said. “He bailed us out when we needed it. He was crucial in rushing and getting those touchdowns.”

Bonduel (4-1, 2-1 CWC) dominated defensively in the first half, forcing three turnovers — one of which led to an Elijah Mastey touchdown run.

Amherst’s offense was able to make up for the mistakes.

Amherst (4-1, 3-0 CWC) ran for 221 yards; Bonduel had 151. The Falcons also topped the Bears in passing yards, 195-165.

Sat
16
Sep

High School Highlights

FOOTBALL

Wausaukee 48

Menominee Indian 12

Four fumbles proved costly as Menominee Indian fell, 48-12, to Wausaukee at home Friday.

Menominee Indian fumbled inside the Wausaukee 20-yard line twice in the first half, and all four fumbles happened on the Rangers’ side of the field.

“We were able to move the ball very well on the ground,” Eagles coach Chris Clache said, “but we could not come back from the turnovers.”

Menominee Indian rushed for 335 yards. Meshaen Waukau gained 182 yards on 26 carries. Norman Kakwitch had 79 yards on 11 carries. Waukau and Kakwitch each scored TDs.

Darius Wayka led the Eagles in receptions with two for 27 yards.

Sat
16
Sep

High School Scoreboard

FOOTBALL

Little Chute 40, Clintonville 6

C: Kyle Finger, 15 of 30 passes for 159 yards and one TD; Bailey Tate, 5 receptions for 71 yards; Jason Bilek 3 receptions for 45 yards and one TD. Clintonville rushed for 2 yards on seven carries.

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