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Prep Roundup

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 7:55am

Gresham boys capture tourney title

Gresham defeated Gibraltar 60-46 Saturday to win the varsity boys championship of the Gresham Booster Club Holiday Tournament.

No other information was available.

Menominee Indian won the boys consolation title with a 53-39 win over Oneida Nation.

In the junior varsity tourney, Gibraltar stopped Gresham 51-27 to claim the boys championship, and Menominee Indian defeated Wolf River Lutheran 25-19 in the consolation game.

Gresham placed two players, Scott Cerveny and Christian Haffner, on the all-tournament team. They were joined by Dustin Waupoose of Menominee Indian, Nick Kita of Gibraltar and Isiah Charles of Oneida Nation.

Bowler goes winless at Elcho tourney

Bowler High School’s boys basketball team (2-6, 1-4 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) fell to Palmyra-Eagle (3-6, 1-4 Rock Valley Conference-South) 49-37 Saturday at the Elcho Tournament. No other information was available.

Bowler lost its opening game of the tourney 51-33 to Elcho on Friday.

Bonduel cagers lose at Crivitz

A big third quarter lifted Crivitz past Bonduel 63-55 in a nonconference boys basketball game Monday at Crivitz High School.

Zach Zernicke scored 17 points and Colton Dobratz 13, including three 3-pointers, for Bonduel.

The Bears led 15-14 after one period and 29-24 at halftime, but Crivitz took the lead with a 20-9 scoring edge in the third quarter and then held off Bonduel 19-17 in the final period.

Three players scored in double figures for Crivitz (7-1, 4-1 Marinette & Oconto Conference), led by sophomore guard Jeremy Kralovetz’s 22 points. Kralovetz had four 3-pointers.

Coleman girls win Gresham tournament

Coleman defeated Oneida Nation 46-34 in the girls varsity championship Saturday at the Gresham Booster Club Holiday Tournament.

No other information was available.

Menominee Indian defeated Gresham 52-27 in the consolation game.

Coleman won the girls junior varsity title with a 16-13 win over Bowler. Menominee Indian posted a 40-16 win over Wolf River Lutheran in the consolation match.

Taylor Mahkimetas of Menominee Indian and Tylena Bohl of Gresham were named to the varsity all-tourney team, along with Natasha Stevens of Oneida Nation and Sammy Schaal and Makenzie Sadowski of Coleman.

Shiocton overcomes slow start vs. Marion

Despite holding Shiocton scoreless in the opening period, Marion proved no match for the Chiefs the rest of the way, losing 36-19 Saturday at home in girls basketball action.

Marion (5-2, 3-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) was outscored 26-7 in the second half.

No one scored in double digits in the game. Makenzie Thoma led Bowler with eight points. Carmen McCarthy and Peyton Moder each had eight for Shiocton (4-2, 2-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-8).

Clintonville offense falters at Seymour

The Clintonville High School girls basketball team failed to reach double figures in any quarter and scored only two points in the third period in a 38-20 loss Saturday to Denmark in the championship game of the Seymour Holiday Classic.

Autumn Voight had 11 of the Truckers’ 20 points.

Clintonville fell to 1-6 overall and stands 0-3 in the Eastern Valley Conference.

Denmark (5-2, 2-2 Bay Conference) was led by Britney Peterson with 13 and Jen Nehls with 12.

Witt-Birn girls defeat Rhinelander

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School girls basketball team took a big lead in the first half and then coasted to a 45-31 win over Rhinelander on Monday at WBHS.

The Chargers led 12-9 after one quarter, 28-16 at halftime and 37-23 after three periods. Witt-Birn and Rhinelander each scored eight points in the final stanza.

“The girls played hard tonight and fought off some rust from our 10-day layoff,” coach Mike Balliett said. “We had good, balanced scoring.”

Mikayla Hartman and Micah Nier each had 12 points for the Chargers, and Erika Alwes added 10. Siri Zeinert scored nine points. Taylor Bushman led the team in rebounding and assists with five each.

“I think Erika Alwes had her best game shooting so far this year,” Balliett said. “Consistent play in the post will really help this team.”

Syndie Smith led Rhinelander’s offense with 12 points.

Chargers finish 2nd at Oshkosh tourney

Wittenberg-Birnamwood fell four points short of the title at the Lourdes Academy on the Water wrestling tournament Saturday in Oshkosh.

Coleman won the meet with 321.5 points. Wittenberg-Birnamwood compiled 318 points. Random Lake was third with 293.5.

“It was a back-and-forth battle with Coleman all weekend, and it was fun being in that type of race with a great team,” W-B coach Troy Ostrowski said. “Hats off to the Coleman wrestlers and staff. They have great tradition.”

Braxton Potrykus won the Chargers’ only title, at 160 pounds, but 10 of the 14 Witt-Birn wrestlers placed in the tourney, which featured some of the best teams in the state. Potrykus (25-1) scored a 10-2 major decision over Coleman’s Dexter Karban (18-2) in the championship match.

Finishing second in their weight classes were Ben Vosters (120), who was pinned by Cottage Grove’s Collin LaBrosse in 5:52 of the final; Bobby Uttecht (132), who fell 3-2 to undefeated Jake Morgan, of Wilmot Union; and August Peplinski (195), who lost 2-1 to Oshkosh West’s Nick Osowski.

Also earning points for the Chargers were Zach Urquhart (113) and Hunter Kreger (182), both eighth; Stetson Potrykus (106), ninth; Alex Peplinski (170) 10th; and Gavin Czerwonka (126) and John White Wing (285), both 11th.

“I always preach to our wrestlers that we need to get better every week, and this week we did,” Ostrowski said.

Bonduel wrestlers finish 15th

Bonduel High School finished 15th among the 59 schools competing Friday and Saturday at the Lourdes Academy on the Water wrestling tournament in Oshkosh.

Bonduel scored 152.5 points at the meet, won by Coleman with 321.5 points.

Dan Tauchen placed the highest of the Bears wrestlers, losing the 152-pound battle for third place, 10-5, to Bryce Bennot, of Wautoma/Wild Rose.

Other top finishers for Bonduel were Austin Siolka (113), who finished ninth by pinning Cole Ellis, of Mosinee in 2:20; Garrett Siolka (120), who lost his ninth-place match by fall in 59 seconds to Michael Bertrand, of Southern Door; Mitch Sokolski (160), who lost a 5-2 decision to Kordell Schmoll, of Kimberly in their 11th-place match; and Bennett Gunderson (195), who was pinned in 2:01 of the 11th-place match by Brady Jacobson, of Ripon.

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Hawks fall to Wrightstown at Shootout

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:34am

Greg Bates, Leader Correspondent

Photo by Josh Thompson Shawano Community High School senior Garret Schlise (22) is fouled from behind by a Wrightstown player at the Shawano Sundrop Shootout on Friday in Green Bay. Shawano lost to Wrightstown, 45-38.
Photo by Josh Thompson Shawano Community High School guard Zach Sousek (20) looks for a passing lane through the Wrightstown defense Friday at the Shawano Sundrop Shootout in Green Bay. Shawano lost to Wrightstown, 45-38.

When the Shawano Community High School boys basketball team needed some offense to get over the hump, it had a tough time producing points.

The Hawks trailed by as many as nine points against Wrightstown and, after tying the game in the third quarter, could never take the lead. The Hawks eventually fell 45-38 in the Shawano Sundrop Shootout on Friday at the Kress Events Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

“Our offense had some issues out of the gate,” Shawano coach Chris Kellett said. “Our starting five doesn’t have a knockdown shooter, which didn’t help circumstances. Take nothing away from Wrightstown, they got in our stuff and we just couldn’t handle it tonight.”

Shawano (6-2) was down 28-22 late in the third quarter before Kyle Raddant knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game going into the final eight minutes.

“It seemed like we were always clawing back and we finally tied it up in the second half, but it’s a struggle when we have to call a set every single time down the floor just to get a shot,” Kellett said.

Wrightstown (5-3) got some early shots to fall early in the fourth quarter and went 11-for-13 at the free throw line down the stretch to pull out the win. The Tigers were 17-for-23 from the line for the game.

Shawano had a tough time against Wrightstown’s big front line of Nathan Larson (6-foot-7) and Doug Fabry (6-6). The duo combined for 33 points, with Fabry scoring a game-high 16 points, including 10 in the second quarter.

“We were able to get some touches early down low and get some of their big guys in foul trouble, which was pretty big,” Wrightstown coach Cory Haese said.

Playing against two big bodies like Larson and Fabry was a test for his team, Kellett said.

“I think it was a great test for us in the fact that West De Pere has bodies of the similar size,” Kellett said. “West De Pere’s players are a little bit more talented than Wrightstown, so we’ve got our work cut out for ourselves.”

The Hawks had a rough shooting night, hitting just 12 of 38 shots (31.6 percent), while the Tigers were 12 of 39.

Shawano trailed 10-1 and didn’t hit its first field goal of the night until Sajen Knueppel scored at the 1:42 mark of the first quarter. Wrightstown had a 16-9 lead in the second quarter and a 20-14 cushion at halftime.

“It was really a struggle scoring for both teams,” Haese said. “We really struggled offensively, getting looks or finishing because they just make it tough. Shawano does a good job of packing that lane and making it tough for you.”

Shawano came out of the break and went on a 6-0 run to tie the game at 20. After the Hawks tied it again at 28, Wrightstown went on a 12-4 spurt to all but end the game.

Knueppel led the Hawks in scoring with 11 points, and Raddant added eight. Two of Shawano’s top scorers — Zach Sousek, four points, and Will Cox, two points — were held in check.

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Prep Roundup

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:32am

Gresham boys win tournament opener

The Gresham Community School boys basketball team outscored Oneida Nation in each of the first three quarters en route to a 53-42 win Friday on the opening day of the Gresham Holiday Tournament.

Christian Haffner and Killian Eggert led Gresham (6-1, 4-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) with 13 points each. Eggert also had five assists. James Kazik added nine points.

Isaiah Charles and Mitchell Cornelius each had 11 for Oneida Nation (4-3).

In other boys varsity tourney action, Gibraltar (4-7, 1-5 Packerland Conference) defeated Menominee Indian (2-5, 2-3 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) 66-44.

In the junior varsity boys tournament, Gresham defeated Oneida Nation 28-14, Gibraltar defeated Menominee Indian 64-27, and Gresham stopped Wolf River Lutheran 28-14.

The tourney resumes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The varsity girls and boys championship games are scheduled for 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., respectively, although the tourney Friday ran well ahead of schedule.


Big third quarter gives Chargers win

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School boys basketball team overcame a first-half deficit to post a 45-36 win Friday in Rosholt.

A 15-5 scoring edge in the third quarter was the difference in the game. Brant Linke sparked the Chargers in the period with a couple of 3-pointers.

“We really came out sluggish in the first half, but I was happy with how the guys responded to our halftime adjustments,” Wittenberg-Birnamwood coach Lon Ebel said. “We played an excellent third quarter and executed much better offensively.”

Wittenberg-Birnamwood (4-5, 1-3 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) recorded 13 steals and took advantage of 18 Rosholt turnovers.

Nick Kapitz led the Chargers with 21 points. He hit eight of 12 field goal attempts, including two-of-two 3-pointers.

“Nick Kapitz had a nice game on the offensive end of the floor and created several turnovers defensively,” Ebel said. “Aaron Monnot also played a good game on both ends and is becoming a defensive stopper for us.”

Jarod Richter had 13 points for Rosholt (1-6, 1-4 Central Wisconsin Conference-10).


Richland Center handles Shawano

Richland Center defeated Shawano 47-32 Friday at the Baraboo Tournament.

No other statistics were available by the Leader’s press time.


Coleman clobbers Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian was no match for Coleman in high school girls basketball action Friday.

Menominee Indian trailed 16-10 after the first quarter but managed no more than five points in each of the remaining periods in the 65-22 loss at the Gresham Holiday Tournament. Coleman led 28-14 at the half and never let up in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 37-8 in the final two periods.

Makenzie Sadowski led Coleman (2-3, 2-1 Marinette & Oconto Conference) with 21 points.

Menominee Indian (2-3, 2-2 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) statistics were not available at the Leader’s press time.

In other varsity girls tourney action, Oneida Nation defeated Gresham 57-19, and Coleman defeated Menominee Indian 65-22.

In the junior varsity girls tournament, Bowler defeated Wolf River Lutheran 37-9 and Coleman defeated Menominee Indian 33-9.

The tourney resumes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The varsity girls and boys championship games are scheduled for 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., respectively, although the tourney Friday ran well ahead of schedule.


Tigerton falls to Iola-Scandinavia

Iola-Scandinavia (9-1, 3-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) defeated Tigerton (1-7, 1-4 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) 50-34 Friday. No other statistics were available.


Bowler drops game to Elcho

Elcho (4-4, 3-2 Northern Lakes Conference) defeated Bowler 51-33 Friday at the Elcho Tournament. The loss dropped Bowler’s record to 2-5. The are 1-4 in the Central Wisconsin Conference-10. No other information was available.


Clintonville girls outlast Chilton

Clintonville High School’s girls basketball team built a 21-12 advantage in the first half and then held off Chilton for a 45-39 victory Friday at the Seymour Holiday Classic. The win was the first of the season for the Truckers.

Ali Johnson led Clintonville (1-5, 0-3 Eastern Valley Conference) with 13 points. Callie Carpenter had six rebounds.

Claire Stievater paced Chilton (3-6, 2-3 Olympian Conference) with 17 points.

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Clintonville wrestler records 100th win

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:58am
Reiter's goal is to return to state By: 

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Clintonville High School senior Jacob Reiter wrestles teammate Charlie Poppe during practice Dec. 18 at Clintonville High School. Reiter earned his 100th career win earlier this season.

Jake Reiter may have hit a major milestone last week, getting his 100th career win, but the Clintonville High School senior says the wins are not as important to him as the losses.

“I don’t really look back on the matches I won,” said Reiter, who wrestles at 195 pounds. “I look back on the matches I lost and try to learn, get the most out of them.”

Reiter, who finished fifth at the WIAA state tournament last season and is a three-time sectional qualifier, was still excited to reach a mark only a few Truckers wrestlers have notched.

“It was pretty exciting. … It felt pretty good to get the 100th win finally,” Reiter said.

His coach said the secret of Reiter’s success is in the time he puts into the sport.

“Definitely his work ethic is amazing,” coach Justin Mc Auly said. “In the last 10 years, we haven’t had a whole lot of 100-win wrestlers. It’s quite an accomplishment for us.

“Jake, the time that he puts in on the mat, the time in the summer, the summer reps he gets in, it’s above everyone else and it is starting to show.”

Reiter’s 100th win came Dec. 14 at the Winnebago Lutheran Academy Invitational against Oostburg’s Jordan Blok, who is ranked as an honorable mention in Division 3 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online.

Blok isn’t the only ranked opponent Reiter, who is ranked No. 3 in Division 2, has dispatched this season. He also beat Racine Case’s Larry Harleston, ranked No. 5 in Division 1, earlier this season.

“Those are two tests that were good for him early on this year and he came out on top,” Mc Auly said. “He came out on top, so that was a good confidence-booster this season.”

Reiter is 15-1 on the season and finished third at the Shawano Holiday Classic wrestling tournament Saturday in Shawano.

Aside from improving his technique by wrestling a lot over the summer, Reiter also said his conditioning has improved from running cross-country in the fall.

All that work has gone toward his goal of reaching state again and improving on his top-five finish.

“Get down to state is my first goal,” Reiter said. “Mainly, place at the top.”

The Truckers only have nine wrestlers on the team, but the coach said the team doesn’t lack quality.

“We’re not abundant in numbers, but there’s kids I trust out on the mat every week,” Mc Auly said.

Reiter said he has been impressed with 182-pound wrestler Charlie Poppe and 145-pounder Tim Jerabek.

“It’s a small team, but there’s a lot of potential,” Reiter said. “Working with the guys this year, they all seem to have a different attitude this year. Everybody wants to get down there (to state) now.”

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Turnovers hurt Bears in loss to Oconto

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 9:26am

Tom Beschta, Leader Correspondent

Oconto survived Bonduel’s quick start and then cashed in from the free-throw line in the final quarter to escape with a 71-64 nonconference win Monday at Bonduel High School.

The Bears also had trouble controlling Oconto’s 6-foot-5 senior center, Conner Moe, who recorded a double-double with 20 points and 19 rebounds.

“We are not playing good enough defense, we are not taking care of the ball and we are not shooting well,” Bonduel coach Duke Copp said. “We have to get better.”

Bonduel (4-5, 1-3 Central Wisconsin Conference-8) took advantage of a fast-paced first quarter, capitalizing on Oconto turnovers created by a full-court press to end the quarter with a 17-16 lead.

Senior Corey Herbert’s two 3-point plays and a 3-pointer by Tanner Pillsbury late in the quarter enabled Oconto (6-3, 3-3 Packerland Conference) to keep pace with Bonduel, which also had several turnovers, in the opening period. After the Blue Devils took the lead in the second quarter, they held onto it the rest of the night.

Oconto coach Jon Bostedt said the Blue Devils expected a tough first quarter.

“It’s a tough place to play,” Bostedt said. “So I said if we can just withstand the wave, and not let it get out of control, we can come out and match their energy and just be in the game.”

Pillsbury drained two more 3-pointers — he had four in the game — as the Blue Devils built a 33-24 halftime advantage.

“We stopped making shots and we started turning the ball over and let them score,” Copp said. “The kid (Pillsbury) hit a few 3s and that was tough.”

Moe had four quick boards early in the third quarter that led to Blue Devil scores as they built a 47-37 edge.

Bonduel rallied for 27 fourth-quarter points, pulling to within four after guards Colton Dobratz hit a 3-pointer and Hunter VanDerLinden created a 3-point play off a steal.

Oconto, however, was clutch at the free-throw line, making 23 of 32 for the game, including 13 of 17 by Herbert, who finished with 17 points. Pillsbury was also in double figures with 18 points.

Top scorers for Bonduel were Trevor Pedersen with 17, VanDerLinden with 15, Dobratz with 12, and Zernicke with 11.

Bonduel (64)

Berry 0 3-4 3, Pedersen 7 3-4 17, Rosin 2 2-3-6, Dobratz 4 3-3 12, VanDerLinden 6 3-10 15, Zernicke 4 2-2 11

Oconto (71)

Erieau 0 4-6 4, Pillsbury 5 4-6 18, Herbert 2 13-17 17, Koch 2 0-0 4, Moe 9 2-3 20, Krueger 4 0-0 8

Bonduel 17 7 13 27 — 64

Oconto 16 17 14 24 — 71

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Chargers win Shawano Holiday Classic

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 9:24am

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photos by Gerrard Diaz Bonduel High School senior Jacob Wudtke, top, wrestles Wittenberg-Birnamwood freshman Alex Peplinski in the 170-pound championship match Saturday at the Shawano Holiday Classic. Wudtke won a 3-0 decision.

It came down to just six points, but the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School wrestling team edged Coleman for the Shawano Holiday Classic title Saturday.

“The boys are stepping up,” Wittenberg-Birnamwood coach Troy Ostrowski said. “Every week it is about getting better.”

Bonduel finished third in the 12-team tournament. Other area schools competing were Clintonville, which finished eighth, and Shawano, which finished last.

Bonduel coach Chris Rank was happy with how his wrestlers performed.

“Wittenberg-Birnamwood and Coleman have great teams,” Rank said. “We get out of here in third. Right up and down the line there’s only one or two matches today that I can look back and say, ‘Geez maybe we could have won that one.’”

Senior Jacob Wudtke (14-0), who is ranked No. 4 in Division 3 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online, won Bonduel’s only championship on the day, taking the 170-pound weight class with a 3-0 decision over Wittenberg-Birnamwood freshman Alex Peplinski.

“It ended up being a great match in our favor,” Rank said. “Wittenberg-Birnamwood has a great team along with a great freshman there. He’s going to have a great career.”

The two wrestlers went scoreless through the first two periods, but Wudtke managed a near fall before the end of the third period and then rode it out to the end to take the win.

“Coaching Jacob over the years, I know he’s a confident young man,” Rank said. “I felt he was going to be OK. I felt he could at least ride him out, didn’t know that he was going to put him on his back.”

Bonduel’s Garrett Siolka (13-1) suffered his first loss of the season in the 120-pound championship match, a 10-4 decision to Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Ben Vosters.

Bonduel’s Dan Tauchen (13-2) lost the championship match at 152 pounds, getting pinned in 1:10 by Coleman’s Trevor Seewald.

Both Wittenberg-Birnamwood, ranked No. 5 in Division 2, and Coleman, ranked No. 2 in Division 3, had five champions.

In addition Vosters’ title, Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Braxton Potrykus (19-1), ranked No. 2 in Division 2, pinned Coleman’s Dextor Karban, who is ranked No. 2 in Division 3, in 3:13 to win the 160-pound bracket. Stetson Potrykus (18-1) won the 106-pound championship by beating Oconto’s Aiden Wusterbarth in a 8-2 decision. Hunter Kreger (17-2) beat Rhinelander’s Adam Woebbeking, 3-2, to take the 182-pound championship. August Peplinski (17-3) won the 195-pound championship with a pin of Berlin’s David Meza in 45 seconds.

Also for W-B, Bobby Uttecht (18-2) lost to Coleman’s Marc Lansin in a marathon championship match at 132 pounds. Knotted at 0-0 after four periods, Lansin scored a near fall in the final period to get the 3-0 decision.

Heavyweight Jayce Hinkfuss (12-6) put in the best performance for Shawano on the day. Hinkfuss placed fifth, winning the fifth-place match by pinning Berlin’s Zach Wilson in 1:34.

Two Clintonville wrestlers won their third-place matches: senior Jake Reiter (15-1), who pinned Bonduel’s Bennett Gunderson (9-6) in 1:10 at 195 pounds, and Charlie Poppe (15-3), who defeated Adams-Friendship’s Rylan Burrows 12-8, at 182. Tim Jerabek (11-7) won his first three matches at 145 pounds but then lost to Peshtigo’s D.J. Messenger and Lansin to finish third.

Shawano Holiday Classic

1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 386, 2. Coleman 380, 3. Bonduel 278, 4. Rhinelander 197, 5. Peshtigo 191, 6. Oconto 182, 7. New London 170, 8. Clintonville 142, 9. Berlin 140, 10. Antigo 103, 11. Adams-Friendship 82, 12. Shawano 67

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Prep Roundup

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:27pm

Bears dominate Manawa 60-19

The Bonduel High School girls basketball team dismantled Manawa 60-19 in a Central Wisconsin Conference-8 game Friday in Manawa.

Jennifer Dowden had 19 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and five assists to lead Bonduel (5-1, 2-1 CWC-8). Alexa Reinke added 10 points. Deanna Zernicke had four steals and four assists. Nine Bonduel players scored.

Gresham tops Tri-County

The Gresham Community High School boys basketball beat Tri-County 56-51 in Central Wisconsin Conference-10 action Friday in Gresham.

Scott Cerveny had 11 points and seven rebounds for Gresham (5-1, 4-1 CWC-10). Christian Haffner had 20 points and six assists. Killian Eggert had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Dayton Jones scored 24 to lead Tri-County (1-5, 1-4 CWC-10).

Chargers beat by Weyauwega-Fremont

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School boys basketball team lost to Central Wisconsin Conference-8 foe Weyauwega-Fremont 67-53 Friday in Wittenberg.

Tyler Milanowski led the Chargers (3-5, 1-3 CWC-8) with 16 points.

Lincoln Van Cuick scored 24 and Aaron Schroeder had 20 for Weyauwega-Fremont (4-2, 2-2 CWC-8)

Bowler loses to Rosholt

The Bowler High School boys basketball team lost to Rosholt 61-49 in CWC-10 action Friday in Rosholt.

Cody Montez led Bowler (2-4, 1-4 CWC-10) with 15 points. Chase Nueske added 13 and Thomas Kazik had 12.

Jarod Richter had 20 to lead Rosholt (1-5, 1-4 CWC-8).

Tigerton defeated by Wild Rose

The Tigerton High School girls basketball team lost 41-29 to Wild Rose on Friday in Tigerton.

Emily Wendt led Tigerton (2-4, 0-4 CWC-10) with seven points. Katie Waters had six points and eight rebounds.

Bowler girls fall to Rosholt

The Bowler High School girls basketball team lost 36-31 to Central Wisconsin Conference-10 foe Rosholt on Friday in Bowler.

Ashlynn Brisk led Bowler (0-4, 0-3 CWC-10) with 23 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

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Hawks remain perfect in Bay

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:07pm

The Shawano Community High School boys basketball team followed up Tuesday’s thrilling win over Seymour with another Bay Conference win Friday night against Denmark to stay perfect in conference play.

The Hawks beat Denmark 52-34, building a big lead in the third quarter after leading at halftime up 30-19.

Junior Zack Sousek, a 5-foot-10 guard, led Shawano (6-1, 4-0 Bay) with 10 points.

The win extends the Hawks’ winning streak to six since losing the season-opener, to remain tied with West De Pere (4-0, 3-0 Bay) atop the Bay Conference.

Jacob Diny led Denmark (1-6, 1-4 Bay) with nine points.

Shawano (52)

Frechette 3 0-0 8, Geenen 2 0-0 6, Kneuppel 2 1-2 6, Connor-Sleeper 1 0-0 2, Raddant 2 2-2 8, Sousek 3 2-2 10, Schleis 1 0-0 2, Cox 2 3-5 7, Gueths 1 1-1 3

Denmark (34)

Rabas 1 0-0 2, Collins 3 0-2 7, Havlovitz 1 0-0 3, Ceprey 4 0-0 9, Diny 1 1-4 3, Pelischek 2 1-2 7, Schultz 1 1-1 3

Shawano 14 16 15 7 — 52

Denmark 10 9 6 9 — 34

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Menominee Indian loses close game

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:05pm

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Menominee Indian High School forward Ron Frechette passes the ball during Friday’s game against Almond-Bancroft. Menominee Indian lost 54-47.

Tough defense and some solid shooting from sophomore Dustin Waupoose were not enough to lift the Menominee Indian High School boys basketball team over Almond-Bancroft in a 54-47 loss Friday in Keshena.

Almond-Bancroft (4-3, 4-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-10) built small leads throughout the game, only to see Menominee Indian (2-3, 2-3 CWC-10) come back off a key turnover or a big shot.

“I’m not a guy that’s high on moral victories, but I really feel like our team grew tonight,” Menominee Indian coach Brandon Frechette said. “They did a lot of good things. We’re a young team and they played well.”

Sophomore guard Dustin Waupoose had his share of those important shots after coming off the bench, hitting four baskets from beyond the 3-point arc on his way to a team-high 20 points.

Frechette was more impressed by what the sophomore guard did from inside the arc.

“Dustin is starting to understand that he can create offense without shooting the 3-pointer,” Frechette said. “If he keeps moving he can get open. He also did great on defense and rebounding.”

Waupoose also finished with five rebounds.

After Almond-Bancroft went on a 8-3 run to take a 34-28 lead in the third quarter, Menominee Indian responded in the fourth pulling to within two on a basket by junior Michael Pecore and a pair of Waupoose free throws.

With seven minutes to go, Pecore made a pair of free throws to tie the game, 34-34.

Both teams picked up the intensity from there, with Almond-Bancroft getting a 20-13 scoring advantage to close out the game and seal the victory.

Both teams struggled to score in the first half with Menominee Indian’s Alphonso Smith and Almond-Bancroft’s Ethan Yonke clogging up the middle.

Smith and Yonke finished with nine rebounds each. Yonke, held to just six points in the first half, piled up 17 in the second half.

Menominee Indian had 18 turnovers to Almond-Bancroft’s 15.

Austin Bunders added 12 points for Almond-Bancroft and had three assists.

Pecore finished the game with nine points and four assists. Sophomore Leon Nahwahquaw also had a pair of 3-pointers.

“Tonight, our boys grew a lot,” Frechette said. “We have a lot of confidence from tonight. Almond-Bancroft is a leading team in the conference for a reason.”

Almond-Bancroft (54)

Keenlange 2 0-0 6, Bunders 4 4-6 12, Pagel 0 6-6 6, Meddaugh 0 1-3 1, E. Yonke 9 5-6 23, Anderson 1 1-2 4, G. Yonke 1 0-0 2

Menominee Indian (47)

Pecore 2 5-7 9, Corn 2 0-0 5, Frechette 1 1-2 3, Smith 2 0-0 4, Waupoose 6 4-7 20, Nahwahquaw 2 0-0 6

Almond-Bancroft 10 7 17 20 — 54

Menominee Indian 8 5 15 19 — 47

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Bears beat Manawa by 30, snap 4-game skid

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:01pm

Connor Rosin scored 21 points, Colton Dobratz added 14 and the Bonduel High School boys basketball team swamped Manawa 69-39 in a Central Wisconsin Conference-8 road game Friday.

The Bears (4-4, 1-3) had 11 players score on the night.

Matt Radloff scored 10 points to lead Manawa (2-6, 0-4 CWC-8).

The win snapped a Bonduel four-game losing streak. The Bears started the season 3-0.

Bonduel (69)

Rohloff 1 0-0 2, Acker 1 0-0 2, Shoup 1 0-0 2, Berry 1 1-2 3, Pedersen 3 0-0 6, Fischer 1 0-0 2, Rosin 10 0-0 21, Dobratz 7 0-0 14, VanderLinden 2 1-3 5, Matthew 2 2-4 6, Zernicke 3 0-0 6

Manawa (39)

Mauritz 1 0-0 2, B. Radloff 3 0-0 7, M. Radloff 4 1-2 10, Mathey 1 0-0 2, Langman 3 0-0 6, Wilz 3 2-4 8, Blum 1 0-0 2, Kreklow 1 0-0 2

Bonduel 18 19 18 14 — 69

Manawa 12 5 13 9 — 39

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Shawano tops Lakeland Union 88-82

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 7:27am

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Shawano Community High School swimmer Zach Soper swims the 200-yard freestyle at a meet with Lakeland Union on Thursday in Shawano.

The Shawano Community High School boys swim team got a first-place finish in the final event to defeat Lakeland Union 88-82 Thursday in Shawano.

The Hawks led 80-76 heading into the 400-yard freestyle relay. Eight points would go to the winner, four to the runner-up and two to the third-place finisher.

After Shawano fell behind by about a half a second in the first two legs, junior Jake Klister built a lead against Lakeland Union junior Nate Kellner. The small lead was more than enough for junior Zach Soper, who finished about 4 seconds ahead of Nick Garcia.

Shawano finished in 3:37.49, Lakeland Union in 3:41.55.

“It’s exciting, the whole meet was exciting,” Shawano coach Walberto Colon said. “The kids were ready for it. You could see their eyes shining. They were just ready to race.”

Aware that the last event would decide the meet, Colon told his swimmers to concentrate on fundamentals.

“Everything is about fundamentals,” he said. “Have a good team effort, cheer each other on and be sure that everybody is pushing each other and helping each other out, working as a team. It’s not about the score.”

Soper also won the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Griffin Rades, a freshman, won the 200 individual medley. Rolando Colon won the 500 freestyle, and Christian Kane won the 100 breaststroke. The Shawano 200 medley relay team of Rades, Kane, Soper and Klister won the event with a time of 1:50.94.

“Everybody stepped up,” Colon said. “The kids did well, and I say well because our kids want to win conference. That is their goal.”

Shawano results

200 freestyle: 2. Adrian Tetting, 2:08.57; 3. Rolando Colon, 2:10.13

200 individual medley: 1. Griffin Rades, 2:19.26; 2. Christian Kane, 2:25.59

50 freestyle: 1. Zach Soper, 22.41; 3. Jake Klister, 25.05

100 butterfly: 1. Zach Soper, 55.13; 3. Alex Retzlaff, 1:09.85

100 freestyle: 3. Jake Klister, 58.86

500 freestyle: 1. Rolando Colon, 6:02.61

100 backstroke: 2. Griffin Rades, 1:04.43; 3. Adrian Tetting, 1:08.77

100 breaststroke: 1. Christian Kane, 1:13.22

200 medley relay: 1. Shawano (Griffin Rades, Christian Kane, Zach Soper, Jake Klister), 1:50.94; 3. Shawano (Craig Kraning, Jason Wynos, Alex Retzlaff, Nathan Kane), 2:13.44

200 freestyle relay: 2. Shawano (Adrian Tetting, Griffin Rades, Craig Kraning, Christian Kane), 1:46.13; 3. Shawano (Austin Lholka, Nathan Kane, Cayman Kunschke, Rolando Colon), 1:58.51

400 freestyle relay: 1. Shawano (Adrian Tetting, Rolando Colon, Jake Klister, Zach Soper), 3:37.49

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