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Wildcats return 8 after strong 2015 campaign

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:28am
Playoff loss still lingers in GreshamBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Gresham Community School senior Makena Arndt is one of four returning starters for the Wildcats this fall. They begin their season Saturday with a tournament at home.

The 11 upperclassmen on the Gresham volleyball team have continued to push each other since the season started on Aug. 15.

The Wildcats return eight letter-winners, including four starters, which has produced some strong competition, which head coach Tim Wild has seen as a positive so far this fall.

“The competition is pretty tough, which pushes them a little more and gets a little more out of them,” Wild said.

Leading the way is returning middle hitter Sydney Jensen, along with hitters Makena Arndt, Hailey Hoffman and Mackenzie Hoffman.

Because of their experience, the Wildcats have advanced further in their preparation so far this season, despite the loss of Taylor Hoffman, Tatelyn Ferguson and River Otradovec.

“That experience has brought us further along than we would be at this point,” Wild said.

Kamille Davids returns in 2016 after an ankle injury caused her to miss roughly three-quarters of the 2015 season, during which the Wildcats went 16-10 and 7-2 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-10.

Davids will play outside hitter with Arndt. In Davids’ short time back with the team, Wild said that she has been swinging hard, which should make her a regular contributor over the course of the season.

The biggest transition this fall will be making up for the loss of Hoffman, a first-team all-CWC-10 setter. Junior Dani Huntington will take over that role.

“She’s doing an excellent job, a great work ethic,” Wild said. “I have high expectations for her as setter as well.

Huntington will be the only setter as the team runs a 5-1 offense to start the season, but Wild has junior Mackenzie Hoffman ready to help Huntington if necessary.

Junior Hailey Hoffman, who spent the past two years as a libero for the Wildcats, is working on her hitting this season to become a more valuable asset and play all six rotations.

Despite a good regular season, the Wildcats still have their sights set on revenge.

Gresham, which finished third in the CWC-10 and was the No. 2 seed in its WIAA Division 4 regional, fell to rival and third-seeded Bowler in straight sets, 25-1, 25-22, 25-18, in a semifinal match.

“We’re really using that as motivation as we start this season,” Wild said.


Gresham Community School

Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 27 at Gresham tournament

Aug. 30 at Phelps

Sept. 6 vs. Almond-Bancroft

Sept. 8 at Menominee Indian

Sept. 13 vs. Tri-County

Sept. 15 at Bowler

Sept. 20 at Port Edwards

Sept. 22 vs. Tigerton

Sept. 27 vs. Wild Rose

Sept. 29 at Marion

Oct. 1 at Gresham Invitational

Oct. 4 at Rosholt

Oct. 11 vs. Wisconsin Valley Lutheran

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High School Highlights

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:25am


Bonduel cannot find 1st win

Bonduel went winless in its season-opening tournament, the Oostburg Invitational, dropping all four matches in straight sets.

The Bears (0-4) battled closely with Racine Lutheran in the second set, and lost to Manitowoc Lutheran and Mayville. In the final match of the day, the Bears fell, 25-23, 25-18, to Cedar Grove.

Gresham 3rd at Three Lakes

Gresham defeated Three Lakes, but dropped matches to Mercer and Prentice at Thursday’s Three Lakes Tournament.

Sydney Jensen had 24 kills to lead Gresham (1-2) at the net, while Dani Huntington posted 41 assists.

Defensively, Mackenzie Hoffman led the way with 31 digs.


Pulaski 7

Shawano 1

Braxton Surber was the only Shawano player to find the back of the net in Thursday’s road loss.

Will Bergner got the call as goalie for Shawano (0-1-1), making 15 saves against the Red Raider (1-0-1).

The Hawks will next be in action Saturday in Rhinelander.


Shawano 3rd at D.C. Everest quad

Shawano topped host D.C. Everest 5-2, but fell to Lakeland and Ashland on Thursday.

Shawano’s No. 2 doubles team of Carlie Hinnefeld and Megan Beaulieu won all three of its matches.

Lexi Wilber and Colleen McFarlane, at the Hawks’ top doubles position, picked up two victories, both coming in third-set tiebreakers. Cheyenne Knueppel and Kaleigh Zoll each added two victories in singles competition.


Hawks 3rd at Ashwaubenon scramble

Shawano tied for third place at the Ashwaubenon Jaguar Girls Golf Classic at Highland Ridge Golf Course in De Pere on Thursday.

The Hawks shot a round of 76 in the scramble format, trailing De Pere (71) and Pulaski (75), and tying Freedom, Green Bay Preble and Notre Dame Academy.

Bonduel posted a round of 87 for a 15th-place finish.

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Consistency key for Bears volleyball season

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:34pm
Sorenson, Wollenberg making transitions as hittersBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School junior Brynn Reinke tips a ball over the net during a drill at practice Wednesday. Reinke is one of six regular contributors returning for the Bears this fall.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Bonduel High School senior Kailee Pedersen will be asked to change positions this year, moving from outside hitter to right side and setter, to fill the void left by the graduation of Miranda Schmidt.

Kim Bodoh has been preaching consistency this fall.

Bodoh, in her fourth year as head coach of the Bonduel volleyball team, says her team will need to play more consistently to offset the loss of hitters Taylor Weier and Hayley Pues to graduation.

“We need that consistency and that teamwork to be able to beat other teams, but I definitely think they have the potential to do that,” Bodoh said.

Weier, an outside hitter, and Pues, a middle hitter, will be replaced by shorter players, but Bodoh believes McKenzie Wollenberg (outside) and Emily Sorenson (middle) have made strides to help the Bears this fall.

“We have some girls coming in that can really bring some consistency to our game,” Bodoh said. “So I think that’s where we are going to fill in for those big power hitters.”

Sorenson, who played right side last season, is moving to the middle. Her sister, Hayley, is still recovering from an ACL injury this spring and will miss the volleyball season.

Emily Sorenson has made the transition to middle hitter almost seamlessly.

“She’s very athletic, and she has that jumping ability, but she stepped in like it wasn’t a big change to her at all,” Bodoh said. “I look for big things to come from her.”

Senior Kailee Pedersen will be a setter and right-side hitter for the Bears.

Bonduel lost setter Miranda Schmidt, so Pedersen is making the move from outside hitter to setter, but her hitting ability was too strong for Bodoh to take her swing out of the front row.

The other setter in Bodoh’s 6-2 system will be junior Brynn Reinke, who returns to distribute the ball for the varsity program this fall.

The loss of three starters isn’t fazing Pedersen, who noted the team is returning five major components of last year’s team.

“We’ve played together a long time, so our mental strength is going to be up there really high, and I think that’s the most important thing,” Pedersen said.

Pedersen is confident in the team’s ability to handle its business, which is why she sees the Bears, along with Wittenberg-Birnamwood and Shiocton, among the best in the Central Wisconsin Conference-8 after finishing 13-12 and 3-4 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-8 last season.

“When we have the right mentality, we perform really well,” Pedersen said. “So I think it is possible to do a lot of things with this team.”


Bonduel High School

Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 30 at Bonduel Invitational

Sept. 1 vs. Rosholt

Sept. 6 vs. Amherst

Sept. 8 at Manawa

Sept. 13 at Weyauwega-Fremont

Sept. 15 vs. Wittenberg-Birnamwood

Sept. 19 vs. Shawano

Sept. 20 at Pacelli

Sept. 27 at Iola-Scandinavia

Oct. 4 vs. Shiocton

Oct. 13 at Oconto

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Miller takes reins of Eagles program

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:31pm
9 seniors on rosterBy: 

Brady Van Deurzen, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Brady VanDeurzen Menominee Indian High School senior Marie Wilber passes the ball to the setter during a drill at practice Tuesday. Wilber is one of nine seniors on the team.
Leader Photo by Brady VanDeurzen Menominee Indian High School junior Iliana Securest serves during a drill Tuesday. First-year head coach Jackson Miller emphasized the importance of good serving in practice.

Graduating five seniors won’t be the biggest adjustment for the Menominee Indian volleyball program in 2016.

The Eagles also have a new first-year coach following the departure of head coach Colette White.

Jackson Miller, a 2015 graduate of Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown who played one season of collegiate volleyball, accepted the position.

“They needed a coach, and I played a little in college, so I know the game enough where I thought I could help out,” Miller said.

Menominee Indian’s graduated seniors include Kelsey Corn and Taylor Mahkimetas, both of whom received second-team all-conference honors in the Central Wisconsin Conference-10 last fall, when the Eagles posted a 4-5 record.

Miller said a roster featuring nine seniors and some eager younger players has what it takes to offset the losses.

“I know that they lost two second-team all-conference players, so that is going to hurt a little bit,” Miller said. “But I know that we have got a lot of seniors now that are stepping up, and even some of our younger players have been pretty impressive.”

Senior middle hitter Monae Waukau, a returning starter, said the team has adjusted to Miller.

“He is really good. I like how he goes into detail,” Waukau said.

Waukau also likes the versatility of the younger players.

“I think that because they don’t really have a single position, it’s easier for them to experiment at all the positions,” Waukau said. “It is something that I think is going to help us this year more than hurt us, and it is definitely going to give us more depth.”

Miller’s focus is making small improvements in practice each day as the team prepares to open its season Thursday at the Marion Invitational. The Eagles will get a chance to play in front of their home crowd for the first time Aug. 29 against Amherst.

“As far as this year’s record goes and last year’s wins and losses, I have that in the back of my head right now,” Miller said. “Mostly, I am focused on the process. I am focused on what we’re doing in practice, and I am focusing on ourselves in the here and now.”


Menominee Indian High School

Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 26 at Marion Invitational

Aug. 29 vs. Amherst

Sept. 6 at Rosholt

Sept. 8 vs. Gresham

Sept. 12 vs. Lena

Sept. 13 vs. Almond-Bancroft

Sept. 15 at Tri-County

Sept. 20 vs. Bowler

Sept. 22 vs. Port Edwards

Sept. 27 at Tigerton

Sept. 29 at Wild Rose

Oct. 4 vs. Marion

Oct. 13 at Oneida

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Bonduel field rehab finishes on schedule

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:27pm

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

The rehabilitation of the Rush Niles Memorial Field at Bonduel High School finished as planned just in time for the 2016 high school football season.

Friday’s contest against Peshtigo will be the first varsity football game held at the field since Oct. 31, 2014, when the Bears topped Iola-Scandinavia in WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoffs.

The Bears have been unable to use the field for nearly two calendar years as the school district worked to rid it of bluegrass.

Treatments on the field concluded in the spring, but athletes were not allowed on the surface over the summer to make sure the treatments had worked.

The two-year rehabilitation plan for the field cost about $20,000, as originally estimated, according to Bonduel School District Superintendent Patrick Rau.

“Everything looks good right now,” Bonduel High School Athletic Director Luka Zischka said. “We are hoping it sustains and keeps going.”

Bonduel’s junior varsity team got the chance to test the field during its game Monday. Zischka said the field held up well.

“The school is really supposed to build off the community, and that’s difficult when our teams don’t play at home,” Zischka said. “We’re more than excited to play at home and create a nice support system for our kids and see if we can be proud of what we do out there.”

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No lie — Lochte’s legacy a gold-medal fail

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:25pm

Gary Seymour, [email protected]

Ryan Lochte is not the first guy in history to screw up on a night of lost sobriety. He is only the most noticeable.

As we were reminded so often growing up, the beauty in being truthful is that you never have to remember anything.

Tell one lie, and pretty soon you’re telling 10 more to cover the first one. That’s why the best liars in the world have some sort of plan thought out beforehand, and why the worst liars end up looking as stupid as Lochte.

The American swimmer won a gold medal in the 200 freestyle relay at the Summer Olympic Games, but also set a record for fastest time in squandering international goodwill when he bumbled his way into becoming the biggest story at Rio de Janeiro.

This was no small feat. To fully appreciate the level of contretemps that made Lochte’s the most talked about story of 2016 Summer Games, consider a couple of other occurrences that became an afterthought.

The head of the European Olympic Committees got arrested, in his bathrobe, for his part in a scheme to sell admission tickets to the Games at a higher rate than their value.

When police showed up at the hotel room of 71-year-old Patrick Hickey, his wife told them that he had already flown out of Brazil back to his home in Ireland.

The police then said something like, “Are you sure?” and his wife said something like, “Well, let’s see … oh, wait, there he is! I thought he left.”

Pretty entertaining, although probably not so much for Hickey, who in addition to getting thrown in the slammer lost his post at the EOC.

Swimmer Michael Phelps won his 21st gold medal and 25th medal overall, the most in Olympics history, and the U.S. brought home more gold medals than Russia and China combined.

But everyone was talking about Lochte’s not so excellent adventure.

Briefly, he and his three of his swim teammates got hammered at a party in town and during a gas station stop on the way home to run to the restroom, with Lochte, reportedly the most intoxicated of the four, admitting to ripping a poster off the wall.

After seeing what was done, the gas station owners contacted a gun-toting security staff, who came demanding restitution for the vandalism.

The shrewd move at that point for the swimmers would have been to cut their losses and leave it at that.

But while Lochte is a gifted athlete, he also appears to be sharp as a marble, which explains why he thought a swell idea would be to falsify a story about robbers wearing badges.

In the first draft of his action tale, he defied the gun-wielding robbers who had ordered the swimmers to the ground, and only with the barrel of the gun pressed to his forehead would he shrug, say “Whatever” and take a seat.

The Rio de Janeiro police determined that his account had more holes than a showerhead, and before long Lochte was blubbering a revised sob story on the apology circuit, reaching for the explanation that, technically, guns plus demand of money was robbery.

For his efforts, Lochte not only embarrassed himself and his country, but also lost the four endorsement deals that he had before he left Rio.

More of a shame than the money is that he may be forever associated not with tremendous athletic accomplishment – he has won more Olympic medals than any male swimmer in history other than Phelps – but with buffoonish deceit.

Three years ago, during the height of the swimmer’s fame, “What Would Ryan Lochte do?” was the name of a short-lived cable television series. Today it’s a question begging for a punch line.

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Shawano surge contains Storm

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:34am
Jung, Moesch score in 2-2 drawBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School midfielder Tyler Buerman, right, fights for the ball against multiple Kewaunee defenders in the first half of Tuesday’s 2-2 draw in Shawano.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School senior Braxton Surber cuts through two defenders late in the Hawks’ 2-2 draw with the Storm on Tuesday. The Hawks put pressure on late, including a goal in the 85th minute, but could not tally the game-winner.

An 85th minute goal by Jacob Moesch on a penalty kick, which he sank calmly to the right side of the goal, tied the game, but Shawano was unable to find the game-winner in a 2-2 draw with Kewaunee at home Tuesday.

The Hawks, after falling behind 2-1 on a penalty kick in the 67th minute, pressured the Storm, keeping the ball in Kewaunee’s third of the field for the majority of the second half.

Shawano had several chances to find the back of the net over the final four minutes of both teams’ season opener. The Hawks had four corner kicks in that time, including a strike from Aaron Lammers on the edge of the box that almost flew into the net but for a jumping save.

“We did well with the movement off of (corners) and getting them where we wanted them,” Shawano head coach Bob Croschere said.

The Storm, who had only one substitute on the roster, relied on long through balls to forward Jonah Schneider to counterattack and test Shawano defender Mike Teeter and goalkeeper Will Bergner.

Schneider opened the scoring when he took a Shawano defensive mistake and turned it into a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game.

“That gave us some confidence,” Kewaunee head coach Roberto Guillen said. “Our guys are young. We have a pretty young team. A lot of first-time players. We have held our end. (Shawano) is a good team.”

Mitchell Jung scored the first goal of the season for the Hawks in the 26th minute after Mike Klement sent a shot off the far post. Jung was left open on the rebound chance, sending it to back across the net to tie the game at 1-1.

Bergner had seven saves for the Hawks.

“It’s nice to be able to play somebody else and get done with that week of long practice and not playing anyone,” Croschere said. “Just to get somebody else out here and play against them, it shows us some differences and shows a few holes, and we can fix a few things.”

Croschere saw his team improve over the course of the game, but expects more from his Hawks, especially as tougher teams await.

“Overall, not a terrible first game, but we have Pulaski on Thursday,” Croschere said, “and that’s going to be a little tougher competition.”

Team 1 2 F

Kewaunee 1 1 2

Shawano 1 1 2

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High School Highlights

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:30am


Hawks earn top spot at Crivitz invite

In the decisive third set of the championship game, Shawano dominated Marinette, 15-1, to take first place in a season-opening tournament at Crivitz.

The Hawks (4-0) topped Three Lakes and Oneida Nation in straight sets in pool play before defeating Mercer and Marinette in the elimination bracket of the nine-team tournament.

Sophomore Julia Klement led the team with 34 digs and 12 aces. Junior Averi Vomastic had 25 kills, and sophomore Bayleigh Laabs added 42 assists.

Chargers 2nd in SPASH

Wittenberg-Birnamwood won its first three matches of the day despite a slow start at the Panther Invitational in Stevens Point on Tuesday.

The Chargers beat Wisconsin Rapids, West Salem and Green Bay NEW Lutheran before facing Berlin. Wittenberg-Birnamwood escaped with a three-set victory but then fell to Stevens Point in the title match.

Senior Taylor Nier had 63 kills and 40 digs to lead the Chargers. Madison Bushman added 107 assists, 33 digs and 12 aces. Helia Gagnon posted 36 digs as well.


Xavier 7

Shawano 0

Shawano’s No. 3 doubles team of Gabrielle Tuma and Dakota Hass put up the toughest competition Tuesday in the Hawks’ road loss to Xavier.

Tuma and Hass fell to Xavier’s Megan Werner and Camile Bonneville 6-4, 7-5, the only flight to win more than three games on the day.


Shawano ties for 9th at Marinette meet

Shawano tied Ashwaubenon for ninth Monday at the 13-team Marinette Invitational at Riverside Golf Club in Menominee, Michigan.

Brianna Zook led Shawano (491) with a round of 107. Brinley Kowalkowski posted a score of 113, followed by Kennedy Klemens (119) and Kiley Rusch (152).

Bonduel (500) placed 11th. Morgan Cornette led the Bears with a 116. Kylie Guenther and Mariah Diemel both shot 125, and Allissa Tilleson shot 134.

Green Bay Preble’s Katie Warpinski had the low round of 82. The Hornets also won the team title with a score of 382.

Shawano 4th, Bonduel 5th at Bay meet

Brianna Zook (50) led the way, trailed closely by Kennedy Klemens (51) and Brinley Kowalkowsi (52), Tuesday to help the Hawks place fourth at a Bay Conference meet at The Woods Golf Course in Green Bay.

Kayla Ward posted a 65 to round out Shawano’s scoring at 218.

Bonduel’s Kylie Guenther shot a 47, tying for second place for the best round of the day. Jessie LaBerge added a 52, and Mariah Diemel posted a round of 61 and Morgan Cornette finished the scoring with a 62 for the Bears(222).

Seymour placed first with a 195. Oconto’s Megan Ryan had the best round of the day with a 45.


Clintonville 118

Wittenberg-Birnamwood 46

Hannah Flak was the lone winner for the Chargers, taking two events in a Bay Conference dual Tuesday in Clintonville.

Flak won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races.

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Hawks slice through Truckers defense for 47 points

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:51pm
Hanauer accounts for 5 TDsBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School quarterback Jack Hanauer breaks a tackle in the backfield on one of his 11 carries Friday. Hanauer had five touchdowns, including three rushing scores, in a 47-0 season-opening victory over Clintonville.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School running back Kien Moorman stiff-arms Clintonville defensive back Sean Finger during the second quarter of Shawano’s 47-0 road victory. Moorman had two touchdowns and 178 rushing yards on 11 carries.

Quarterback Jack Hanauer’s 195-pound frame has opened up the Shawano offensive playbook, and his talent was on full display Friday during the Hawks’ 47-0 thrashing of Clintonville in both teams’ 2016 season opener.

Hanauer accounted for five touchdowns, including three on the ground, in a road victory that avenged a 28-18 season-opening loss to the Truckers last fall.

The Hawks’ read-option offense, where the quarterback reads the defensive end before deciding to hand the ball off or keep it himself, worked wonders throughout the first half.

“Jack did a good job of making the right read and understanding it and not pressing and taking what the defense gave him,” Shawano head coach Al Tomow said. “And when that happens, our offense can be pretty effective.”

Hanauer threw an interception on the second play of the game, but responded well by leading an explosive drive just five minutes later. The drive featured four plays of over 15 yards, capped by Hanauer’s 16-yard TD run off-tackle for the opening score.

“If they don’t give us that, we’re going to have the running around the side,” Hanauer said.

Hanauer found wide receiver Dylan Sumnicht on the next possession for a 73-yard touchdown pass up the seam on a blown coverage by the Truckers.

“Everything has got to improve,” Clintonville head coach Scott Werfal said. “We didn’t have a single thing we did well, and that’s my fault. That’s our coaching staff’s fault.”

The Hawks’ playmaking ability showed again when Kien Moorman broke loose for a 46-yard run on the first play of Shawano’s fourth possession. He took the handoff to the left side before cutting back to the middle and breaking a few tackles for the score.

Shawano had to fight for its final score of the first half. With the ball inside the 10-yard line, an offsides penalty brought the Hawks to the 4-yard line. Hanauer kept the ball for a 2-yard run on third down. On fourth and goal, Hanauer kept the ball, this time pushing across the goal line for a 27-0 lead with nine minutes remaining in the half.

Clintonville put together its best offensive possession of the first half, driving into Shawano territory before Josh Mueller picked off Clintonville quarterback Kyle Finger at the 2-yard line.

After a three-and-out on the Truckers’ opening possession of the second half, Hanauer found Sumnicht on the left sideline. A missed tackled allowed Sumnicht to jog to the end zone.

On Clintonville’s next drive, Shawano right outside linebacker Seth Sousek, who had a sack in the first half, picked off a ball that was deflected and floating to the middle of the field to give the Hawks possession at the Clintonville 44-yard line.

“Seth doesn’t back down. What he lacks in size, he makes up for toughness and he’s got a lot of fight,” Tomow said. “He was the tone-setter for us defensively. … He played a heck of a game tonight.”

Hanauer scored a 44-yard touchdown on the next play. After another three-and-out by Shawano’s new 3-4 defense, Moorman added to his total, taking a handoff to the left and cutting back all the way to the right side of the field for a 45-yard touchdown and the 47-0 lead with 24 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Hanauer finished with 258 yards, including 96 yards on 11 carries, and 162 yards passing on eight completions.

Sumnicht caught five balls for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Moorman had 179 yards and two touchdowns on 11 rushes.

Clintonville’s stagnant offense included just 34 passing yards. The team’s top two rushers, Finger and running back Bailey Tate, accounted for 116 yards. The majority of the yards came on Clintonville’s final two drives of the game.

“That was our challenge at halftime — for our kids to come out and finish the football game at a high level and not be OK with the other team moving the football or scoring points,” Tomow said. “I was happy with our growth in our football team today.”

Shawano 47, Clintonville 0

Team 1 2 3 4 F

Shawano 21 6 20 0 47

Clintonville 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring summary:

First quarter

S: Jack Hanauer 16-yard run (conversion no good) 6-0 (6:51).

S: Dylan Sumnicht 73-yard reception from Hanauer (conversion good) 14-0 (2:33).

S: Kien Moorman 46-yard run (PAT good) 21-0 (0:08).

Second quarter

S: Hanauer 2-yard run (PAT no good) 27-0 (9:01).

Third quarter

S: Sumnicht 32-yard reception from Hanauer (PAT good) 34-0 (7:45).

S: Hanauer 44-yard run (PAT good) 41-0 (5:57).

S: Moorman 45-yard run (PAT no good) 47-0 (0:24).

Fourth quarter

No scoring

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High School Scoreboard

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:49pm


Bay Conference

West De Pere 34, Seymour 7

Xavier 38, New London 14

Menasha 56, Green Bay West 0


Shawano 47, Clintonville 0

Waupaca 20, Green Bay East 13

Central Wisconsin Conference-8


Bonduel 41, Crivitz 0

Wittenberg-Birnamwood 13, Northland Pines 12

Iola-Scandinavia 42, Manawa 8

Amherst 27, Omro 13

Pacelli 21, St. Mary Catholic 20

Adams-Friendship 48, Weyauwega-Fremont 20

Central Wisconsin Conference-10


Tri-County 44, Wonewoc/Weston 40

Oconto 44, Rosholt 0

Almond-Bancroft 35, Fall River 16

Wild Rose 31, Lourdes 0

Dodgeland 35, Tigerton/Marion 0

Johnson Creek 20, Port Edwards 14

Iola-Scandinavia 42, Manawa 8

North Eastern Conference

Freedom 34, Denmark 0

Luxemburg-Casco 47, Oconto Falls 6

Little Chute 26, Wrightstown 18


Shawano 47, Clintonville 0

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High School Highlights

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:48pm

Bonduel 41

Crivitz 0

Bonduel rushed for 304 yards and six touchdowns in Friday’s nonconference road victory.

Eli Mastey led the way with 14 rushes for 90 yards and three touchdowns. Jacob Banker posted 87 yards and a score on 12 rushes. Quarterback Parker Bohm had 55 passing yards in his first varsity start.

Bonduel (1-0) allowed 30 total yards defensively, including -11 yards rushing for the Wolverines (0-1).

Menominee Indian 16

Sevastopol 12

Kurt Pocan caught the game-winning, 36-yard touchdown pass from Warren Kakwitch with 21 seconds remaining in Menominee Indian’s season-opening road victory Friday.

Menominee Indian (1-0) rushed for 121 yards and threw for another 115 yards.

Kyle Komanekin had a 1-yard rush for the Eagles’ first score of the game.

On defense, Menominee Indian added five interceptions to top Sevastopol (0-1).

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Hawks integrating youth into lineup

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:32pm
Shawano returns majority of 2015 scoringBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School junior Carter Peplinski looks to pass to a teammate during a scrimmage at practice Wednesday.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School midfielder Jacob Dickmann watches a ball come in during the team’s practice Wednesday. The Hawks open their season Tuesday at home against Kewaunee.

Shawano Community High School boys soccer coach Bob Croschere will have the difficult task of integrating many new faces into the lineup this fall.

With the graduation of eight seniors, the Hawks are turning to new faces on the pitch.

“We’ve got some players who haven’t played varsity before, so it’s kind of working everybody in,” Croschere said. “I’ll have a couple of freshmen playing too.”

The Hawks retain most of the scoring from 2015, including Jacob Dickmann, Braxten Surber and Tyler Buerman, along with Mike Teeter, Carter Peplinski and Jacob Moesch.

“Offensively, I think it will be a good year,” Buerman said. “I think defensively, at some points, we’ll struggle a little bit, but we’ll work on it.”

Shawano allowed four goals per game in 2015, a number that will need to decrease if the Hawks want to finish better than the 6-15-1 mark they had a season ago.

Tyrell Hesse played some minutes in goal last season and will step into that role this fall.

“If we can still score the goals, and we’re giving them up at the same time, it may not help much,” Croschere said. “We’ll see how everybody jells and how everybody works.”

Mitchell Jung, a sophomore who played few varsity minutes last season, could be counted on to play significant minutes or even start for the Hawks this fall.

“Mostly (played) left-footed last year, but his control and his footwork has improved,” Croschere said.

The team could experience some growing pains, especially as the players become more accustomed to each other.

Buerman doesn’t see the connection yet between himself and his teammates, but outside of that, he is optimistic for the upcoming season.

“I don’t think we have the team camaraderie that we did last year,” Buerman said. “It’s just something we’ve got to work on, though. Other than that, I think it will be a good season, honestly.”


Shawano Community High School

Boys Soccer Schedule

Aug. 23 vs. Kewaunee

Aug. 25 at Pulaski

Aug. 27 at Rhinelander tournament

Aug. 30 at New London

Sept. 8 vs. Ashwaubenon

Sept. 23 vs. Seymour

Sept. 13 vs. West De Pere

Sept. 15 at Little Chute

Sept. 20 vs. Green Bay West

Sept. 24 at Green Bay East tournament

Sept. 27 at Green Bay East

Sept. 29 vs. Menasha

Oct. 3 vs. Clintonville

Oct. 4 at Xavier

Oct. 7 at Seymour

Oct. 11 vs. New London

Oct. 13 at West De Pere

Oct. 15 at Bay Conference tournament

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Hawks pick up where Dunnam left off

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:29pm
Shawano replacing 2 all-conference selectionsBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School sophomore Bayleigh Laabs sets to fellow freshman Taylor Wilber during the team’s first practice Thursday. Laabs is being asked to step in for graduated senior Annelies Young.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Miranda Washinawatok tips over the block of Taylor Wilber and Lexi Nick during the Shawano Community High School volleyball team’s practice Thursday

Making up for Bay Conference player of the year Erika Dunnam and second-team all-conference setter Annelies Young won’t be easy.

Shawano coach Breanna Young is also changing some things in her first weeks of head coaching at the varsity level.

“She does a lot more hands on (drills),” senior Saige Henning said. “We do a lot more things like passing progression, which we never really did last year, where we break (passing) down to basics.”

Young, who has five seniors and three juniors on the roster, has already seen some girls making adjustments to help the team out.

“I think we have a lot of girls who are willing to step up and be versatile and take on positions that they may not have played before necessarily, but really step in and give it their all,” Young said.

Sophomore Bayleigh Laabs will be counted on as a setter for the team, and the Hawks have yet to find a replacement for Dunnam, although junior Brandi Gueths returns in the middle with one year of varsity experience.

Henning likes what she has seen out of the new additions to the team.

“I think that some of the younger girls are stepping up and taking a role,” she said. “They won’t be Annelies and Erika, but they are pretty close, so they’ll be pretty good at that.”

The Hawks went 24-13 last year and 4-3 in the Bay Conference, but graduates from the team also included defensive specialists Kira Corn, Lexi Dobberstein and Alexis Stephens, along with hitters Katelin Senzig and Meagan Ward.

Shawano returns Henning, Anika Klement and Brandi Gueths. Junior Averi Vomastic is back after sitting out the majority of 2015 with an injury. Young could also integrate sophomores Taylor Wilber, Julia Klement and Tori DePerry into the rotation as well.

Only one first-team all-conference selection returns from 2015, Xavier’s Elizabeth Gregorski, so the Bay appears wide open to Young.

“We don’t really know what to expect,” Young said, “but I think we will (be) ready to face any challenges or opportunities that are thrown at us.”

The Hawks open their season Tuesday at the Crivitz Invitational before traveling to the Wisconsin Dells for a two-day tournament later in the week.


Shawano Community High School

Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 23 at Crivitz Invitational

Aug. 25-26 at Friendship Invitational

Sept. 8 vs. Xavier

Sept. 10 at Shawano Invitational

Sept. 15 at Green Bay East

Sept. 17 at Clintonville Invitational

Sept. 19 at Bonduel

Sept. 22 at Green Bay West

Sept. 24 at UW-Oshkosh Invitational

Sept. 27 at Oshkosh North

Sept. 29 vs. Seymour

Oct. 4 at Menasha

Oct. 6 vs. West De Pere

Oct. 10 vs. New London

Oct. 15 at Bay Conference tournament

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Racing is family

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:25pm

Scott Owen, Leader Columnist

Family. It might not be the first thing that one thinks of when the topic of racing comes up, but in many ways it is indeed all about family.

Shawano Speedway promoter Brad Luepke always talks about how everyone at the track is his racing family. Last Saturday, Late Models racer Kyle Odekirk’s father-in-law suffered a heart attack while at the race track. Numerous racers and crews sprang into action to assist, as did the ambulance crew of Farran Backer and Brian Wesener.

Kyle’s father-in-law had an artery that was totally blocked, but thanks to those around him, he is currently recovering.

The racing family has come together for nights such as Racing for a Reason and Kids Backpack Night. In fact, an amazing 500 backpacks were donated this year.

This Saturday is alumni night, and when I think of all the former racers that I used to enjoy watching, it brings to mind fond memories of family.

I am a race fan because of my family. I spent many a Saturday night as a kid betting quarters on each race with my parents, John and Linda. I fondly remember my parents telling me about some of the racing legends from an earlier time.

Dennis Teschke, Bob Maas and Roger Paul were some of racers I heard about the most. I always thought it was great that R.A. “Bob” Schmidt’s mother, wife and daughters were always at the track to show their support. Les Yaeger, Kevin Lamberies, Mark and Mike Mitchell, MJ McBride and Terry Anvelink always had a strong contingent of family at the track as well.

Currently, there are countless numbers of second- and third-generation racers due to the fact that racers are supported by their families. Nick Anvelink, Konnor Wilinski, Clint Forstner, Tony Wedelstadt, Wyatt Block and many more turned wrenches on their dads’ cars before they started racing on their own.

Racing gives me the chance to bring my son into the command center with me on race nights while also giving my wife and daughter girl time together in the stands. My parents and my in-laws often join my kids at the races, and it reminds me of all the quality time spent with my parents at the Shawano Speedway.

Most of us were brought into this sport by our family. For those of you that have gotten away from the track and now have a family, I invite you back. Bring the kids. It is certainly time well-spent.

See you at the speedway.

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Phantoms top Shawano in first Bay dual

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:38am
Zoll captures lone victory for HawksBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School No. 4 singles player Kaliegh Zoll returns a shot against Kayla Fritsch of West De Pere. Zoll’s 6-4, 6-3 victory was the Hawks’ only win in a 6-1 home loss.
Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano Community High School No. 3 doubles player Carlie Hinnefeld jumps to hit a ball at the net during a tight second set against Haley Fritsch and Emily Lau of West De Pere. Hinnefeld and partner Olivia Schultz fell, 6-2, 6-4.

Kaleigh Zoll, Shawano’s No. 4 singles player, played the longest match of the day, battling back and forth with West De Pere’s Kayla Fritsch for nearly two hours before walking away with a 6-4, 6-3 win Thursday.

It was Shawano’s only win in a 6-1 loss at Shawano Community High School in both teams’ first Bay Conference match of the season.

Zoll was cruising through the second set, leading 4-0, when Fristch mounted a comeback, winning each of the next three games.

Zoll put an end to Fritsch’s run by breaking her serve for the 5-3 lead.

“I was proud of the way she persevered and fought through that,” Shawano head coach Matt Zoll said.

The coach liked what he saw out of the rest of the team as well, especially at the top two singles positions. Cheyenne Knueppel and Sydney Steinbach each showed improvements from the first tournament of the season earlier this week.

Kneuppel lost to West De Pere’s Katie O’Connor 6-0, 6-0, and Steinbach fell to Allison Grassel 6-1, 6-1.

“Even though their set (scores) didn’t show it, they were really trying to take control of the point,” Zoll said. “They showed a lot more confidence in their stroke and trying to win points instead of trying to let the other person mess up.”

The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams also fought hard, testing West De Pere all afternoon. Both teams lost by scores of 6-2, 6-4.

“What (assistant coach) Bob (Kurkiewicz) and I like to see is they are using a lot of the skills and tactics that we’re working on in practice,” Zoll said. “And that’s a very positive thing. It shows how receptive these kids really are. They want to learn the game, and they are applying it the next day in a varsity match.”

Zoll believes West De Pere helped show his team what to expect when facing some of the top teams in the area.

“They got experience against kids that are going to hit the ball back at them well,” Zoll said. “They got experience against kids that have stronger serves than most of the matches they saw Monday and Tuesday. That’s something we can carry forward.”

The Hawks are 3-4 in duals heading into a tournament on Saturday. The conference’s best team, Xavier, awaits on Tuesday.

West De Pere 6, Shawano 1

Singles: Katie O’Connor (WDP) def. Cheyenne Knueppel (S) 6-0, 6-0; Allison Grassel (WDP) def. Sydney Steinbach (S) 6-1, 6-1; Bayley Lau (WDP) def. Lydia Williams (S) 6-1, 6-3; Kaleigh Zoll (S) def. Kayla Fritsch (WDP) 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: Larissa Wagner/Ireland Slattery (WDP) def. Lexi Wilber/Gabrielle Tuma (S) 6-0, 6-0; Amy Halbmaier/Olivia Thomson (WDP) def. Julia Haarth/Addie Shuler (S) 6-2, 6-4; Haley Fritsch/Emily Lau (WDP) def. Carlie Hinnefeld/Olivia Schultz (S) 6-2, 6-4.

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Hanssen eager to step in as track coach

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:45pm
Coach has record of success at WatertownBy: 

Chris Caporale, [email protected]


For Dave Hanssen, moving to Shawano was supposed to give him more time to enjoy the outdoors. It also happened to get him back into coaching.

Hanssen was hired as Shawano Community High School’s head track coach after Scott Smurawa stepped down following the spring season.

Hanssen, a coaching veteran who did not coach last spring, hopes to transition easily into the Shawano job with the help of the returning team members.

“If I can find some kids that are respectful and a hard worker, I’ll be glad to work with them,” Hanssen said. “And I’ve been very fortunate to work with individuals like that through my entire career. When you find kids that have a drive and sense to make themselves better, it’s easy to work with them.”

During his time at Watertown High School, from 1977 through 2013, Hanssen coached two state champions. Watertown sent at least one athlete to state for each of his 36 seasons.

It takes time for a program to get to that level, but Hanssen believes he can help his athletes improve, which will inch each and every one of them closer to greater success.

“How can you say someone did something bad if they took 99th place, but they improved by whatever? They had a personal improvement, and that’s the thing,” Hanssen said. “As long as I can get kids to succeed, to improve themselves, how can we be losers? We can’t.”

Hanssen was named Coach of the Year for District 6 by the Wisconsin Track Coach’s Association on three separate occasions. After leaving Watertown, he was an assistant coach at Oconomowoc High School for one season.

After leaving Oconomowoc, he spent five months working in the Virgin Islands as a sailor, taking people on adventures and snorkeling through underwater trails. He moved to the Shawano area in July.

Charmaine Schreiber, SCHS activities director, said Hanssen’s strengths are his experience and “his knowledge and expertise in all facets of the track program.”

“He is very motivational, and I think he’ll take the extra steps to become involved in our community and really get to know athletes even before track season even comes around,” Schreiber said. “I think he’ll begin building relationships, and that will be helping encouraging some kids to come out for track.”

All five of the program’s assistant coaches plan to remain with the team.

“My goal is to improve people as athletes and get them to better move, to jump (and) to just be a better all-around athlete,” Hanssen said.

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Bears 2nd at Red Devil meet

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:43pm

Leader Staff

The Bonduel girls golf team took second place at the Red Devil Invitational at The Woods Golf Club in Green Bay on Wednesday.

Marinette (403) won the meet, followed by Bonduel (426), (465) and Oconto Falls (531).

The Bears were led by Kylie Guenther’s round of 100, the third best of the meet. Mariah Diemel posted a 106. Morgan Cornette and Jessie LaBerge both carded 110.

Oconto’s Megan Ryan won medalist honors with a 92.

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Clock running down on Matthews, Peppers interviews

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:41pm

Gary Seymour, [email protected]

In a normal week of preseason, another injury to a Green Bay Packers wide receiver would be a leading cause of concern.

Packers receiver Jeff Janis, last seen in the playoffs pulling off the improbable feat of two receptions for 101 yards – on the same drive – will miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand in practice.

That’s unsettling enough for the Packers, who like last year came into this season favored to win the NFC. A preseason injury to wide receiver Jordy Nelson created a void in the offense that they were unable to fill last year, and the Packers finished second to Minnesota in the NFC North.

But now it’s the defense, and some big names, being put on the defensive. Linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, plus former Packers linebacker Mike Neal and Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison, are being told by the league that they have until Aug. 25 to schedule an interview related to a performance enhancing drugs investigation, or face a possible suspension.

The investigation stemmed from a published report last January that implicated former Denver quarterback Peyton Manning in buying human growth hormone. A dealer in Indiana sent human growth hormones to Manning’s house, but they were addressed to Manning’s wife.

The league, upon learning that it was Mrs. Manning hitting the weights hard, cleared Peyton Manning of any wrongdoing.

As for Matthews, Peppers, Neal and Harrison, theirs were names that were uttered along with Manning’s when the initial newspaper story was researched. The original source of the Manning tale has since recanted his story, which should make any sort of follow-up investigations a formality.

So the league wants to get the other four players’ denials on record, to close the circle on the whole thing. But the players, all of whom passed the drug tests, aren’t wild about having to prove their cleanliness all over again. And they’re even less wild about the possibility that commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn’t believe them and suspends them anyway. The league has already indicated that one of Neal’s statements from a previous interview was “demonstrably false.”

Article 46 of the National Football League Collective Bargaining Agreement includes language that gives Goodell unilateral power to determine conduct detrimental to the league and impose fines and/or suspensions corresponding to the infraction.

It was Goodell’s judgment that New England quarterback Tom Brady knew enough about the deflating of footballs in the 2015 AFC championship game to have made it an issue. Thus, Brady will watch from the sidelines while the Patriots play their first four games this year.

Goodell has threatened suspensions effective Aug. 26 for any or all four of the players involved in the story. The league says it has made seven attempts to arrange an interview, only to be ignored.

Harrison laughed off the suspension threat, and said he’d be happy to meet with league officials – as long as they made the trip to his house. The 38-year-old, 13-year veteran hinted that this investigation could be a tipping point for him, a stand of principles that could ultimately end with his retiring from football.

Wisely, Matthews and Peppers have stayed mum on the subject, dismissing the investigation as a nuisance. It is hoped that the matter will be addressed, and that both Packers will be cleared to prepare for the season as scheduled.

Because, if there was a single, overarching takeaway from the 2015 season, it was that the Packers are as good as anyone – with all hands on deck. An injury here, a couple of suspensions there, and it’s back on par with the Lions and Bears.

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Wilinskis finish 1-2 in IMCA Modifieds under caution

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:41am
Van Straten adds to win totalBy: 

Scott Owen, Special to the Leader

Contributed Photo Konnor Wilinski won the IMCA Modifieds feature Saturday at Shawano Speedway under caution after hitting the wall after sliding through fluid on the track on the final lap. His father Jerry, right, followed in second place.
Contributed Photo Travis Van Straten won his ninth IMCA Stock Cars feature of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

An amazing 500 backpacks were donated for Kids Backpack Night at the Shawano Speedway. Complete Office of Wisconsin, Little Caesars Pizza of Shawano and Mike’s Video sponsored the night’s events.

On the track, Brett Swedberg erased a big lead to win his third feature of the year. Konnor Wilinski held off his father Jerry for 13 laps for his second win of the year in a wild IMCA Modified feature that ended under caution with Konnor Wilinski’s car needing to be carried off the track.

Travis Van Straten continued his domination of the IMCA Stock Car class with his ninth feature win, Brandon Nygaard won his first IMCA Sport Mod feature of the year and Matt Brehmer scored his second hard-fought Mighty Four feature of the season.

Late Models

Josh Moesch kicked off the Late Model feature by taking the lead on lap one. Ron Berna moved to second on lap two and began to pressure Moesch for the top spot. Berna made the pass to take the lead on lap four. Berna quickly began to separate himself from the rest of the field.

As Moesch ran second, Jeff Curtin and Troy Springborn battled for third. On lap nine, Springborn was able to complete the pass on Curtin for third. Later on lap nine, Swedberg joined the top five.

On lap 15 of the race, Berna continued to set the pace as Swedberg passed Springborn for third place. Swedberg continued to move forward as he took second from Moesch on lap 18. Swedberg then set out to erase Berna’s sizable lead.

Swedberg got inside Berna for the lead on the backstretch of the track as they went three-wide with the lapped car of Jeremy Kazynski. Swedberg held the lead by a nose as the white flag waved.

On the final lap, the pair had to work through lapped traffic, but Swedberg would not be denied the win. Berna finished second after leading 20 laps of the race. Springborn, Moesch and Doug Blashe rounded out the top five.

IMCA Modifieds

Shawn Frelich shot from the pole position to the lead on the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature. Eddie Muenster put his ride into second on lap one and quickly went to work on Frelich.

On lap three, Muenster got to the inside of Frelich in turn four for the lead. As the pair crossed the start/finish line, Muenster held the lead by a bumper. On the following lap, Wilinski moved to second. On lap five, Wilinski got to the inside of Muenster and took the top spot away.

One lap later, Wilinski was joined out front by his dad Jerry as the Wilinski duo raced first and second. Laps began to tick away as Konnor Wilinski continued to lead the race followed closely by Jerry Wilinski. Muenster raced in third and Marcus Yarie in fourth. As the white flag flew, Konnor Wilinski still held a two-car length lead on Jerry Wilinski.

Just ahead of the leaders though, Beetle Bailey’s machine put fluid down on the track at the entrance of turn one. Konnor’s car slid through the fluid and into the turn one wall. Jerry’s car slid through the fluid and into Konnor’s car. The yellow flag flew because of the fluid on the track, and the race was scored complete.

Konnor’s car had to be carried across the scale as the 16-year-old racer held off his father to score his second win of the year. Jerry Wilinski finished second, Munester third, point-leader Yarie fourth and Frelich fifth.

IMCA Stock Cars

Kurt Olson took the lead on lap one of the IMCA Stock Car feature and was quickly pursued by BJ Giese and Mike Schmidt. Van Straten passed Schmidt on lap five to join the top three.

One lap later, Van Straten passed Giese to move to second. On lap seven, Van Straten finished his march through the field by putting an inside move on Olson to take the lead.

A caution flag following lap 11 bunched up the field. As the race went back to green, Olson tagged the wall and was forced to retire for the night. Van Straten continued to lead the race, while Giese and Schmidt battled for second. Tom Riehl and Dan Michonski began a multi-lap, side-by-side battle for fourth.

At the end, it was Van Straten scoring the win. Schmidt passed Giese on lap 19 to take second. Giese finished third, Riehl fourth and Michonski took fifth.

IMCA Sport Mods

Jordan Bartz and Nygaard raced side by side on the opening lap of the IMCA Sport Mod feature with Bartz holding the advantage. Lap two, though, saw Nygaard utilize the outside line to take the lead. Kyle Raddant got past Bartz on lap four as Nygaard continued to lead the way.

Lucas Lamberies joined the top three after passing Bartz on lap seven. Nygaard continued to flirt with the wall as he ran the high side of the track. Lamberies made numerous attempts to pass Raddant for second place, pulling alongside Raddant multiple occasions. Raddant was up to the task though and continued to run second.

Nygaard was loving the battle for second as he held about a five-car length lead. Exiting turn two on lap 18, Raddant’s car fell off the pace. Lamberies had to check up, allowing Bartz to pass to the inside of Lamberies to move to second.

Nygaard led the rest of the way for the win. Bartz took second. Lamberies finished third, JJ Anderson fourth and Jordan Barkholtz fifth.

Mighty Fours

The Mighty Four feature got off to a rough start as numerous cars got together before the race even started.

On lap one of the race, John Kastning took the lead. Calvin Stueck took the lead from Kastning on lap two.

Brehmer raced his way to second on the third lap. On lap six, Grant Kastning raced from third to first to lead. Brehmer took the lead back on lap seven though.

Brehmer would fend off the charges of Kastning for the remainder of the race en route to victory. Stueck finished third, Hollie Welch took fourth, while Dalton Nelson completed the top five.

Shawano Speedway

Aug. 13

Race Summary

Late Model Feature: 1) Brett Swedberg, 2) Ron Berna, 3) Troy Springborn, 4) Josh Moesch, 5) Doug Blashe, 6) Jeff Curtin, 7) David Fieber, 8) Justin Hirt, 9) Joel Bennett, 10) Kyle Odekirk.

Heat 1: 1) Moesch, 2) Hirt, 3) Springborn.

Heat 2: 1) Berna, 2) Swedberg, 3) Blashe.

IMCA Modified Feature: 1) Konnor Wilinski, 2) Jerry Wilinski, 3) Eddie Muenster, 4) Marcus Yarie, 5) Shawn Frelich, 6) Jerry Muenster, 7) Mark Weisnicht, 8) Matt Oreskovich, 9) Jim Zdroik, 10) John Berna.

Heat 1: 1) Eddie Muenster, 2) Frelich, 3) Weisnicht.

Heat 2: 1) Jerry Wilinski, 2) Oreskovich, 3) Jerry Muenster.

IMCA Stock Car Feature: 1) Travis Van Straten, 2) Mike Schmidt, 3) BJ Giese, 4) Tom Riehl, 5) Dan Michonski, 6) Nate Michonski, 7) Vern Stedjee, 8) Harley Simon, 9) Trent Nolan, 10) Eric Zwirschitz.

Heat 1: 1) Dan Michonski, 2) Kurt Olson, 3) Stedjee.

Heat 2: 1) Van Straten, 2) Riehl, 3) Schmidt.

IMCA Sport Mod Feature: 1) Brandon Nygaard, 2) Jordan Bartz, 3) Lucas Lamberies, 4) JJ Anderson, 5) Jordan Barkholtz, 6) Jason Jach, 7) Brock Saunders, 8) Brekken Kleinschmidt, 9) Jason Ebert, 10) Alex Roffers.

Heat 1: 1) Bartz, 2) Wyatt Block, 3) Nygaard.

Heat 2: 1) Jach, 2) Anderson, 3) Lamberies.

Mighty Four Feature: 1) Matt Brehmer, 2) Grant Kastning, 3) Calvin Stueck, 4) Hollie Welch, 5) Dalton Nelson, 6) Brad Wedde, 7) John Kastning, 8) Mitchell Fairbank, 9) Heidi Meverden, 10) Travis Welch.

Heat 1: 1) Hollie Welch, 2) Stueck, 3) Jason Hopinka.

Heat 2: 1) Brehmer, 2) Wedde, 3) Travis Welch.

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Hawks open tennis season with 2-day tourney

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:37am

Leader Staff

Shawano opened its girls tennis season by participating in a two-day, 18-team Battle on the Fox tournament hosted by Bay Port High School and played throughout the Green Bay area.

The Hawks, which played three matches each day, finished with a 3-3 record, including victories over Marinette, 4-3, Green Bay East, 7-0, and Kewaunee, 6-1. The Hawks fell to Green Bay West, 3-4, Ashwaubenon, 0-7, and De Pere, 1-6.

Lydia Williams was 3-1 to post Shawano’s best record of the tourney. Julia Haarth and Addie Shuler, who played at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions over the two days, finished the tournament at 4-2.

The duo of Lexi Wilber and Dakota Hass were 2-1 at No. 1 doubles Monday.

Sydney Steinbach (No. 1 & No. 2 singles) and Carlie Hinnefeld and Olivia Schultz (No. 3 doubles) each went 3-3.

“We really had a variety of talent to play against,” Steinbach said. “Playing against good teams teaches you a lot about where your game is.”

Kaliegh Zoll was 2-2 in singles play.

“I am proud of the resiliency the girls showed playing six matches over two days,” head coach Matt Zoll said.

Shawano will open Bay Conference play against West De Pere at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shawano Community Middle School.

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