Sports

Mon
15
Aug

Parker holds off Diemel for first win of season

Paul Parker edged A.J. Diemel to the line in the WISSOTA Late Model feature to claim his first win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway. Charlie Wild won his first-ever IMCA Modified feature at the Speedway.

Dan Michonski won his third IMCA Stock Car feature of the year, while Cody Hudson won his fourth IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Joel Bennett won his fifth FASTRAK Late Model feature.

Fri
12
Aug

Beetles and bobcats and bears - oh, my!

<p>Various types of beetles cause untold billions of dollars in damage worldwide, and Wisconsin is now carefully watching the slow march of the emerald ash borer as this iridescent beetle spreads, leaving dead ash trees in its wake.</p> <p>But some beetles are good.</p> <p>A little imported beetle from Europe eats only purple loosestrife, a tall, slender exotic plant that is threatening to choke out wetlands by preventing the growth of native plants.

Fri
12
Aug

Beetles and bobcats and bears - oh, my!

Various types of beetles cause untold billions of dollars in damage worldwide, and Wisconsin is now carefully watching the slow march of the emerald ash borer as this iridescent beetle spreads, leaving dead ash trees in its wake.

But some beetles are good.

Fri
12
Aug

Austreng comes home to Wisconsin for U.S. Amateur

Adam Austreng is heading back to Wisconsin. <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Austreng, a former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay All-Horizon League golfer and a Shawano Community High School graduate, qualified for the 111th U.S. Amateur to be held Aug. 22-28 at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>&ldquo;Obviously I wanted to qualify for the U.S. Amateur regardless,&rdquo; Austreng said.

Fri
12
Aug

Austreng comes home to Wisconsin for U.S. Amateur

Adam Austreng is heading back to Wisconsin.

Austreng, a former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay All-Horizon League golfer and a Shawano Community High School graduate, qualified for the 111th U.S. Amateur to be held Aug. 22-28 at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis.

“Obviously I wanted to qualify for the U.S. Amateur regardless,” Austreng said. “But when I realized that it was back in Wisconsin, I wanted to even more.”

Fri
12
Aug

Amateur places second in water ski championships

<p>Cody Siolka of Shawano placed second in the freestyle jump competition at the Malibu Open water skiing championships in Milwaukee last week.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was one of the few amateurs there and it was exciting to be able to compete with professionals,&rdquo; Siolka said. &ldquo;It was actually international &mdash; there were people from Australia, Canada and Europe.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Malibu Open was held Friday and Saturday at Veteran&rsquo;s Park in Milwaukee.

Fri
12
Aug

Amateur places second in water ski championships

Cody Siolka of Shawano placed second in the freestyle jump competition at the Malibu Open water skiing championships in Milwaukee last week.

“I was one of the few amateurs there and it was exciting to be able to compete with professionals,” Siolka said. “It was actually international — there were people from Australia, Canada and Europe.”

The Malibu Open was held Friday and Saturday at Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee. As a stop on the professional water ski tour, the competition included the world’s top professional athletes competing for $65,000 in prize money.

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