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Chargers win Bonduel golf meet

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:43pm

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Bonduel High School senior Ben Shoup putts during Monday’s meet at Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil. Shoup finished fourth. Wittenberg-Birnamwood won the meet. Bonduel finished third.

Sneaking in a golf meet at Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil before heavy rains Monday, Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School took first, Gresham second and Bonduel third.

The Chargers shot 358, Gresham 366 and Bonduel 371.

Ben Shoup, who placed fourth with an 85, led Bonduel. Zach Acker carded 87, Austin Krueger 97 and Brandon Wagester 102.

“We’re happy with third place,” Bonduel coach Dan Anderson said. “The guys played really well today. It’s our home course, so you sort of expect them to play a little better. This is a good way to finish out the regular season before the conference tournament and regionals.”

Anderson was impressed with the play of Krueger and Wagester.

“They’ve come on as of late,” Anderson said. “Brandon was hurt, he had a fractured leg. He was out until recently. I’m really happy to see him get out there and be able to play.

“Austin, it’s another good round for him. As a senior, you never really know what’s going to happen when you get out here. It’s a little bit more pressure than he’s used to, but he’s stepping up.”

Kyle Adamski shot 85, taking third by tiebreaker, to lead the Chargers. Maverick Bushman and Brant Linke both shot 90 and Gavin Czerwonka shot 93.

“They played really well,” Wittenberg-Birnamwood coach Chris Bartletti said. “Kyle had his best round ever.”

Killian Eggert’s 77, good enough for second place, led Gresham. Kyle Miller shot 89, Cole Hoffman 105 and James Kazik 95.

Jared Sawall’s 86 led Marion, which placed eighth with a score of 458. Brian Knight shot 113, Brandon Schultz 125 and Emily Sawall 134.

Because the team only had two players, Menominee Indian did not participate in the team competition. John Long led the Eagles with a score of 107. Brandon Miller shot 110.

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BABA Roundup

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:46pm

East Division

Clintonville 19, Shawano 3

Jared Westphal and Aaron Everts had three hits and three RBIs each to lead

Clintonville. Jeremy Schoenike had two hits and four RBIs.

Riley Knapp picked up the win, and Ben Scheidermayer took the loss.

Rob Umland and Bobby Brunker each had two hits for Shawano.

Gresham 22, Menominee 16

Gresham scored seven times in the eighth to get the win.

Adam Carroll earned the win on the mound for Gresham. Al O’Kimosh took the


Aaron Larson was 5 for 6 with a double to lead Gresham. Kenny Casper was 3

for 3.

Shane Latender had a home run and Kyle Makimitas was 3 for 4 for Menominee.

West Division

Tigerton 17, Caroline 0

Paul Sellner and Eric Gendusa combined on a no-hitter.

Tyler Berg, Dylan Berg, Brandon Sivertson and Jon Berg all hit home runs for Tigerton.

Nathaniel Krueger took the loss.

Bowler 8, Leopolis 3

Paul Murphy was 4 for 4 with a double and earned the win pitching for Bowler. Rainer Shooter had three hits.

Tyler Dillenberg, Bryce Rodriguez and Kyle Hoffman all had two hits to lead Leopolis.

Hunter Hoffman took the loss.

Little Falls 10, Tilleda 0

Jeremy Bauer earned the win as the Loggers took a 9-0 lead in the first inning. Curt Brei took the loss.

Drew Radies, Mark Radies, Pete Radies, Justin McAloon and Kevin Johnson all had two hits each for Little Falls.

Steve Reinke was 3 for 4 to lead Tilleda.

Other divisions

Northern Division: Polar 11, Eland 1; Hatley 13, Birnamwood 0; Elderon 10, Aniwa 9

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Dairyland Roundup

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:44pm

Shawano 6, Cecil 1

The Shawano Lobos defeated Cecil 6-1 in Dairyland League baseball action Sunday at Martzke Sports Complex in Shawano.

Jimmy Lacy struck out six, walked two and scattered four hits in seven innings to pick up the win. Eric Stenson finished the game with one strikeout and gave up one hit.

Grant Bystol led the Lobos (4-0) with two hits. Lucas Postl added an RBI double.

Other scores: Hortonville 11, Nichols 1; Bonduel 6, Pulaski 3; Navarino 1, Freedom 0; Cecil 2, Hofa Park 0

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Hawks win 4x200 relays at Bay meet

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:43pm

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Shawano Community High School senior Kia Smurawa competes in the triple jump event at the Bay Conference track and field meet Saturday in Denmark. Smurawa took third.

The Shawano Community High School track and field teams won conference championships in two events at the Bay Conference meet Saturday in Denmark.

The Hawks finished fifth in the boys meet and eighth in the girls meet but won both the 4x200-meter relays. Seymour won the girls and boys titles.

“With the (low) numbers (on the team), we were not really going to be able to compete as a team,” Shawano coach Scott Smurawa said. “So our focus changed to looking to more individual efforts. We were able to do that with both the boys 4x200 and the girls 4x200.”

Malory Soper, Isabella Gonzalez, Kia Smurawa and Kristina Kurtz won the girls 4x200 with a time of 1:52.81. Carlos Merino, Dan Boivin, Jake Klister and Brice Bergner won the boys event with a time of 1:36.38.

“They’ve been working to improve steadily throughout the year,” Smurawa said. “They pulled it off in (the conference meet), which is what you’re looking for.”

Gonzalez also took second in the high jump. Kia Smurawa took third in both the long jump and triple jump, and placed fourth in the 100 dash.

Soper, Gonzalez, Kristina Kurtz and Lindsey Kurtz finished third in the 4x400 relay. Lindsey Kurtz took fourth in the 800 run.

Zeke Gueths took second in the discus, getting a personal best of 123-10.

“He’s been throwing pretty steady,” Smurawa said. “He’s been consistent throughout the season.”

Boivin cleared 13 feet in the pole vault to take second place.

“That was nice for him,” Smurawa said. “He’s been working steady in the offseason. He’s been hitting the 12-foot, 12-6 range pretty often. He improved a lot over the course of the year.”

Jake Klister took second in the 1,600-meter run.

Bergner (100 dash), Austin Lhotka (3,200 run) and Merino (long jump) all had fourth-place finishes.

Shawano Results


Team scoring: 1. Seymour 134.5, 2. Hortonville 107.33, 3. Luxemburg-Casco 100, 4. West De Pere 80.5, 5. Marinette 62, 6. New London 57.66, 7. Denmark 54.5, 8. Shawano 53.5, 9. Oconto Falls 52

100 dash: 4. Kia Smurawa, 13.58

800 run: 4. Lindsey Kurtz, 2:48.78

1,600 run: 8. Kathryn Kugel, 6:06.43

3,200 run: 7. Kathryn Kugel, 13:35.18

300 hurdles: 8. Jolene Downs, 51.48

4x100 relay: 7. Shawano (Malory Soper, Isabella Gonzalez, Lindsey Kurtz, Jolene Downs), 55.74

4x200 relay: 1. Shawano (Malory Soper, Isabella Gonzalez, Kia Smurawa, Kristina Kurtz), 1:52.81

4x400 relay: 3. Shawano (Malory Soper, Isabella Gonzalez, Lindsey Kurtz, Kristina Kurtz), 4:25.01

High jump: 2. Isabella Gonzalez, 5-2

Pole Vault: 7. Kristina Kurtz, 7-0

Long jump: 3. Kia Smurawa, 16-1 1/4

Triple jump: 3. Kia Smurawa, 32-10 1/2


Team scoring: 1. Seymour 198, 2. West De Pere 121, 3. Hortonville 110, 4. Luxemburg-Casco 101, 5. Shawano 65, 6. Denmark 43, 7. Oconto Falls 35, 8. New London 26, 9. Marinette 3

100 dash: 4. Brice Bergner, 11.77

1,600 run: 2. Jake Klister, 4:42.87

3,200 run: 4. Austin Lhotka, 10:28.35

300 hurdles: 5. Dan Boivin, 45.26

4x200 relay: 1. Shawano (Carlos Merino, Dan Boivin, Jake Klister, Brice Bergner), 1:36.38

4x400 relay: 8. Shawano (Michael Mault, Trenton Miller, Kyle Raddant, Carlos Merino), 4:13.58

4x800 relay: 8. Shawano (Travis Amerson, Andrew Cardish, Juwan White, Austin Lhotka), 9:37.13

Pole vault: 2. Dan Boivin, 13-0

Long jump: 4. Carlos Merino, 19-8 1/2

Triple jump: 8. Dan Boivin, 38-1 3/4

Discus: 2. Zeke Gueths, 123-10

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Springborn gets 1st win of Speedway season

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:47pm

By Scott Owen, Special to the Leader

Troy Springborn may have had the fastest car in the Late Model feature May 10 but had to settle for third. Saturday's race at Shawano Speedway was different as Springborn came from eighth place to take the checkered flag.

Marcus Yarie and Jason Jach also picked up their first wins of the season. Kyle Frederick and Scott Blanke made it two wins in a row on TL Kersten Excavating night at the races.

Late Models

Derek Jahnke rolled off from the pole position of the Late Model feature and into the lead at the start of the race. Josh Moesch and Todd Frank gave chase early on in the race. By lap five Frank began to receive pressure from Paul Parker and Nick Anvelink.

On lap six, Parker passed Frank on the outside, while Anvelink passed Frank on the inside to move into fourth. Parker quickly ran down Moesch and made a high side pass to take second. Jahnke continued to lead on lap seven, but Anvelink’s night was over as a mechanical failure sent him to the pits.

On lap nine, Parker again took to the outside line and took the lead from Jahnke. Springborn moved up to third. With Parker leading, Springborn ran down Jahnke to take second away on lap 11. Ron Berna and Mitch McGrath also joined the top five at this time. Springborn continued to reel in Parker as the laps wore on. The pair went side-by-side for the lead on lap 17 with Springborn coming out ahead.

Springborn would pull away at the end and pick up his first win of the year. The race went wire to wire without a caution flag.

IMCA Modified

Tom Schaal led the first two laps of the IMCA Modified feature before giving way to Yarie, who started in sixth place, on the third lap. Yarie began to pull away.

Last week’s feature winner, Jerry Wilinski, made his way into the second spot on lap 11, dropping Schaal to third. Yarie was untouchable for the rest of the race. Wilinski finished in second, Eddie Muenster took third. Jamie Schmidt started 11th and finished fourth.

The IMCA Modified feature also ran green to checkered without a yellow flag.

IMCA Stock Car

Rookie Trent Nolan moved from the outside row No. 1 into the lead on the opening lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature.

With Nolan continuing to lead, Mike Schmidt moved up to second on lap three. Nolan and Schmidt went side-by-side on lap five, with Nolan still hanging onto the lead.

On lap six, though, Schmidt would gain the upper hand and take the lead from Nolan. Schmidt was quickly joined by Frederick and Travis VanStraten in the top three. On lap eight Frederick took the top spot from Schmidt exiting turn two. VanStraten followed Frederick past Schmidt.

VanStraten continued to pester Frederick by staying right on his back bumper, but Frederick would not be denied his second win in as many weeks. VanStraten and Schmidt finished second and third for the second week in a row.

IMCA Sport Mod

Jach put last week’s misery behind him by leading the entire IMCA Sport Mod feature this week.

Last week he led the first 16 laps before an expired engine put him out of the race.

Jach may have led the entire race Saturday, but the action behind him was top notch. Jordan Bartz, Joey Taycher, Lucas Lamberies, Jordan Barkholtz and Brock Saunders all fought hard for a spot in the top five.

Taycher took the second position from Bartz on lap 16, and began to catch Jach over the final four laps. It was not enough, though, as Jach drove on to victory lane.

Bartz held on to finish third. Saunders made a last-lap pass on Lamberies to take fourth.

Mighty 4s

Dalton Nelson led early with Kasey Gross giving chase in the Mighty 4s feature.

Blanke, last week’s winner, raced to the lead on lap five of the race, with an inside pass in turn No. 2. Gross soon moved into second. Gross stayed with Blanke for the remaining laps of the race, but Blanke carried the momentum to win for the second week in a row.

Spectator Eliminators

Beau Schroeder celebrated his birthday with a V8 Spectator Eliminator victory. Brian Welch won the 4- and 6-cylinder eliminator race for the second week in a row.

Racing will continue at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Truckers too much for Hawks

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:05pm

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Clintonville High School senior Turner Doornink went 2 for 4 to lead the Truckers to a 12-0 win over Shawano on Friday at Memorial Park.

Fueled by an eight-run fourth inning, the Clintonville High School baseball team beat Shawano 12-0 in five innings of nonconference baseball Friday at Memorial Park.

The Truckers took the lead in the first inning when Parker Mindel hit a ground ball to score Hunter Vollmer. They extended their lead to 4-0 in the third inning with a two-run error on a Aaron Morse ground ball and a RBI single by Vollmer.

Clintonville (8-6, 6-6 Eastern Valley) saved its knockout punch for the fourth inning, when Turner Doornink lead off with a double. A few batters later, the Truckers had loaded the bases on a base hit and walk, setting up back-to-back RBI singles by Jaden Doornink and Keyur Patel.

That prompted Shawano (4-12, 4-8 Bay) to switch from freshman pitcher Dylan Sumnicht to junior Brendan Cummings, but Morse immediately hit a two-run single. That was followed by a single by Vollmer to load the bases again. Damon Lorge walked to score another run, and a Shawano error allowed two more runs to get home.

Nicholas Hogen finished the scoring for Clintonville with a RBI single.

Shawano couldn’t get anything going before the end of the fifth inning.

“We’re a better ball team than what we showed,” Shawano coach Robert Wolff said. “It’s disappointing. When you get down, it’s hard to get back up. We took a punch and we didn’t get back up.”

The Hawks managed just three hits, as Mindel, a right-handed senior pitcher, earned the win. He walked one and struck out three, including two in the fifth to stifle any Shawano rally.

Wolff used the nonconference opportunity to give Sumnicht his first varsity start.

“I’m looking at the future,” Wolff said. “I wanted to see some of the underclassmen that are having success down there come up, pitch on the varsity and get some innings. You always have to look at the big picture. He did pretty well.”

Sumnicht struck out two, walked seven and allowed six runs on nine hits in 3 1-3 innings of work. Cummings pitched 1 2-3 innings of relief. He struck out one, walked one and allowed four hits and six runs.

Clint Dallas, Zach Sousek and Chase Henning each had hits for Shawano.

“The score, I don’t think, was accurate on how the game played out,” Clintonville coach Dean Muthig said. “They squared up the ball pretty darn good. They just hit it right at us. If a few of those balls were in the gap, we’re talking a different story.”

Doornink, a senior slugger who came into the game batting over .700 for the season, went 2 for 4 to lead Clintonville.

“He’s been pretty hot here,” Muthig said. “Pretty much anything he’s been hitting, he’s been hitting hard. And that’s with teams trying to pitch around him.”

“We got him to fly out once,” Wolff said. “We fooled him on a curve ball. When you have a good player like that, you just hope he makes a mistake when he’s hitting that well.”

Vollmer, a freshman hitting lead-off for Clintonville, had two hits and was walked twice.

“We brought him up here about four games into our season, and he’s done nothing but get on base,” Muthig said. “He doesn’t play like a freshman.”

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Opening night magic

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:02pm

Scott Owen, Leader Columnist

As opening nights go, this past Saturday’s tilt really had all one could ask for.

To start with, the weather was fantastic. Winter hung around way too long this year and truly wore out its welcome. Sunshine and mild temps were the perfect way to start the 52nd year of racing at the historic half mile.

Secondly, the racing action on the track was top notch. The night was filled with exciting side-by-side battles. Ron Berna, Jerry Wilinski, Kyle Frederick, Tracy Wassenberg and Scott Blanke all raced their figurative and collective tails off on their way to victory lane.

Thirdly, speaking of Blanke, the lifelong Shawano resident who grew up idolizing Illinois late model hot shoe Chic Stolarik, scored his first ever feature win at his home track.

Blanke, who began his racing career on ice with the Fire On Ice racing club before getting started on dirt in the old Hobby Stock division at the Shawano Speedway, is certainly a fan favorite. He has gained acclaim and legions of fans by winning demolition derbys, winning a championship with the Impact Survival Series for compact enduro racing and sporting a gigantic foam cowboy hat while putting on a show during the trailer race of destruction at the Shawano County Fair.

To make things more interesting Blanke won the race after being spun on the opening lap of the feature and sustaining damage to the rear of his car. He prevailed after a multi-lap, door-to-door battle with Joshua Slewinski.

Fourthly (if that is really a word), the Spectator Eliminators provided some great racing after the regular program.

Dave Stoffer and Brian Welch defeated the competition to earn the bragging rights, for now. If you’ve never seen Spectator Eliminators, imagine the drag racing scene from the classic movie “American Graffiti,” but make Bob Falfa, played by Harrison Ford pre-Han Solo days, and John Milner make two sharp, high-speed left-hand turns at the end of a slick quarter mile.

Fifthly (yup, I guess it is a word), the racing program was done early enough for the youngsters and oldsters alike to enter the pit area and get a chance to meet and greet their favorite drivers.

One of the greatest things about Saturday night short track racing is the interaction between races of fans and the characters who put on an amazing show every time out.

This right here is what turns so many kids into lifelong race fans. Well, that and the Sun Drop Slushies.

Thanks for reading. See you at the races.

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Shawano gets No. 3 seed in softball tourney

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:00pm

Leader Staff

The Shawano Community High School softball team earned a No. 3 seed in Division 2, Bonduel earned a No. 2 seed in Division 3 and Tigerton earned a No. 1 seed in Division 4 as the WIAA released softball tournament brackets this week.

The seeds were determined by coaches at seeding meetings held throughout the state Wednesday.

The Hawks will open the tournament Thursday against No. 6 Seymour.

“We’re glad to have a home playoff game,” Shawano coach Kevin Isaacson said.

The Hawks swept Seymour in a doubleheader earlier this season, but Isaacson expects to see a better Thunder team Thursday.

If Shawano advances, it will face either No. 7 Clintonville or No. 2 Green Bay Notre Dame, which the Hawks beat in last year’s regional championship game. Those two teams will play in Green Bay on Thursday.

Also in Division 2, No. 6 Wittenberg-Birnamwood will open at No. 3 Antigo.

Division 3

Bonduel earned the No. 2 seed in its bracket, and will host No. 7 Wabeno/Laona on Thursday. No. 5 Menominee Indian travels to face No. 4 Crandon for the right to face No. 1 Oconto on May 27.

Division 4

The Tigers earned the top seed in its bracket and a bye. Tigerton will host on May 27 the winner of Thursday’s game between No. 5 White Lake and No. 4 Newman Catholic.

No. 2 Marion will face No. 7 Gresham on Thursday. No. 6 Bowler travels to face No. 3 Manawa. The winners of those games will face each other May 27.

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Prep Roundup

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:59pm

Hawks fall to New London

The Shawano Community High School softball team lost 1-0 to Bay Conference foe New London on Friday.

New London scored an unearned run in the first.

The Hawks (7-11, 6-8 Bay) almost took the lead in the seventh when Saige Henning’s drive over the left-field fence hooked foul with Alli Raddant on base.

Shelby Sommer earned the win for New London (11-5, 9-5), holding Shawano to just one hit in six innings. Courtney Baumann took the loss for Shawano, allowing four hits.

Bears take care of Chargers

The Bonduel High School softball team beat Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5-1 in a Central Wisconsin Conference-8 game Friday in Bonduel.

Jennifer Dowden earned the win, getting 10 strikeouts, allowing one hit and four walks in six innings of work. Cameri Gehm pitched one inning of relief. She allowed two hits and one walk, and struck out one.

Kaylee Rynish and Kailee Pedersen were both 2 for 3 to lead Bonduel.

Hawks top Foxes in soccer

Lindsay McFarlane had a goal and an assist to help the Shawano Community High School girls soccer team beat Fox Valley Lutheran 2-1 in overtime Friday in Appleton.

McFarlane tied the game with a goal in the 64th minute on a Louisa Keenan pass. In overtime, Sarah Dickmann scored the game-winning goal on a pass from McFarlane.

Carlie Hinnefeld had two saves tending goal for Shawano (8-6, 3-2 Bay).

Bears topple Chargers, 9-1

The Bonduel High School baseball team used a three-run fifth inning and a four-run sixth to beat Central Wisconsin Conference-8 foe Wittenberg-Birnamwood 9-1 Friday in Bonduel.

Hunter VanderLinden led the Bears (10-4, 9-4) with two hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Connor Rosin had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs. Jacob Wudtke had a two-run double. Jake Luepke earned the complete game win, striking out four and allowing one run on four hits.

Colin Klumpyan took the loss for the Chargers (1-9, 1-9). Matt Alwes had two hits.

Menominee Indian defeats Marion

The Menominee Indian High School baseball team beat Marion 6-5 in a Central Wisconsin Conference-10 game Friday in Keshena.

Lowell Chevalier earned the win, pitching seven innings and giving up five runs on eight hits, two walks and striking out seven. Nick Corn led Menominee Indian (10-4, 9-4 CWC-10) at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Joel Brei took the loss for Marion (2-11, 2-11). He allowed eight hits and six runs, struck out one and walked four in six innings.

Eagles beaten by Marion

The Menominee Indian High School softball team lost 10-6 to Marion in a Central Wisconsin Conference-10 game Friday in Keshena.

Mackenzie Thoma earned the win for Marion (5-5, 3-5 CWC-10), allowing eight hits, six runs and one walk, and striking out eight in seven innings of work.

Monae Waukau hit a three-run home run for the Eagles (3-9, 3-9).

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SCHS junior wins medalist honors at invite

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:58am
Mueller battles elements to shoot 78By: 

Greg Bates, Leader Correspondent

Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Shawano Community High School junior Cole Huntington focuses on the ball prior to launch at the Oconto Falls Invitational, held at River Hills Golf Club in Oconto Falls, Thursday afternoon.

Some days, Braden Mueller isn’t even the best golfer on his team.

On Thursday, he was the best golfer on the course.

The Shawano Community High School junior was the lone golfer out of 64 players to shoot in the 70s as he won medalist honors at the Stu Anderson Invitational at River Island Golf Course in Oconto Falls.

“Braden’s played well all year long,” Shawano coach Dean Kugler said. “We’re very proud of the way he’s played.”

Mueller was pleased with his score (78) and place, but he’s a perfectionist on the course.

“It could have been better, but it’s pretty good considering the conditions today,” Mueller said.

The conditions were rough for the golfers. They had to deal with temperatures in the low to mid-40s. The wind gusts gave the players fits.

“When you’re playing some of these holes into the wind, it’s difficult,” Kugler said. “It makes it tough, so scoring is up. But that’s to be expected. We play in this all year long.”

As a team, Shawano placed fourth out of 13 schools. Marinette was first (337), followed by Bay Port (341) and New London (351).

“We played about as well as we normally do,” Kugler said.

Shawano’s No. 1 golfer Ian Lewis shot an 88 – to tie for 13th place overall — logging a 41 on the front nine and a 47 on the back.

“Ian usually is right along with (Mueller), but he kind of played a little bit over the top today,” Kugler said.

Also for Shawano, Cole Huntington carded a 96 (47-49), Triston Krueger a 98 (48-50) and Ryan Hoffman a 102 (51-51).

Mueller, who logged a 74 in a meet earlier his season, was on his game. His scorecard certainly reflected that. He had a 39 on the front nine and a 39 on the back, shooting eight over on the par 70 course. He didn’t register anything but threes, fours and fives, finishing with nine pars. Mueller also notched a birdie on the 279-yard No. 5.

“I put my drive out in the middle with a 6-iron and dropped it three feet from the cup from 160 (yards), and I put that in for birdie,” Mueller said.

Mueller, who is in his third season on varsity, had five pars on the back nine after he got into his comfort zone. He was happy with the way he played his irons his entire round.

“I was dropping them on pins the whole day,” Mueller said. “And my putting was pretty on. It was back and forth.”

Mueller, who mentioned holes No. 9 and 18 really got the best of him despite logging bogeys on each, battled the weather all afternoon. The wind was in his face a lot, making it hard to judge distances. However, he seemed to manage quite well.

“I tried to play a lower lofted club, just take a little off and lay it up on there,” he said.

Mueller knows if conditions were ideal, he could have possibly shot a season-best score.

“It could have been a lot lower, a lot lower,” Mueller said. “Maybe in the lower 70s.”

With regionals less than two weeks away, Kugler would like to see his guys clamp down for a strong postseason push.

“As team I’d like to see us take our scores down just a touch,” he said. “We’re just a little too high to be able to be competitive both in conference and regionals.”

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Bonduel golfers close CWC regular season with win

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:53am

Leader Staff

Zach Acker shot a three-over-par 38 to earn medalist honors and lead the Bonduel High School boys golf team to victory Tuesday at Glacierwood Golf Course.

Bonduel (190) won by 11 strokes over host Amherst, while Gresham shot 203 and Menominee Indian 217 in the Central Wisconsin Conference regular season finale.

“We’ve been waiting awhile for Zach to put up a good round and it happened today,” coach Dan Anderson said. “He’s pretty happy, and he should be, because it really helped the team capture three much-needed points. This round should build some confidence for him moving forward.”

Also competing for the Bears were Ben Shoup (43), Austin Krueger (51), Mitch LaBerge (58) and Matt LaBerge (61).

Anderson also was happy with the play of Krueger.

“(He) got his chance to show what he could do on the varsity today, and he also really contributed to the win,” said. “It was a much happier ride home in the van and a good way to finish off the conference regular season.”

In junior varsity play, Garret Riemer shot a 61, David Parrott 65 and Mitch Froemming 70.

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Prep Roundup

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:52am

Hawks top Denmark in girls soccer

The Shawano Community High School girls soccer defeated Denmark 5-1 Thursday on the road.

Sarah Dickmann and Louisa Keenan each scored two goals, and Megan Klitzke added one.

Lindsey McFarlane and Morgan Klitzke each recorded an assist.

In goal for the Hawks (7-6, 3-2 Bay Conference), Carlie Hinnefeld had three saves. Denmark was unable to get on the board before Shawano had built a 4-0 lead.

No singles wins costs SCHS match

The Shawano Community High School tennis team swept the doubles matches with Fox Valley Lutheran on Thursday, but lost the match, 4-3.

The No. 1 doubles team of Tom Cumberland/Austin Steinbach defeated Ricardo Desteifanes/Musab Shakeel 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2, Teddy Mickelson/Rolondo Colon defeated Sam Hubbard/Junah Hungsfurd, 6-1, 6-3. The No. 3 pair of Sajen Knueppel/Ben Marquardt defeated Ares Oldenberg/Christian Gauvon, 6-0, 6-1.

In singles play, Shawano’s Patarapol Chittanorak lost to Josh Schlafer, 6-1, 6-3; Zach Soper lost to Adam Schleis, 6-1, 6-4; Cole Reuter lost to Michael Blair, 6-4, 6-3; and Connor Neumann-Sleeper lost to Lucas Suderlund, 6-0, 6-0.

The Shawano junior varsity won, 4-0.

Wildcats drub Port Edwards

Beau Hoffman and Kalen Fischer each drove in three runs, and Raymond Creapeau scattered four hits over seven innings as Gresham defeated Port Edwards, 9-3, Thursday in Gresham.

Fischer recorded three hits to lead the Wildcats, who collected 11 hits overall. Fischer and Derek Bowman each had two hits.

Creapeau struck out three and walked three in the win.

Tigerton rolls against Wild Rose

Tigerton High School’s softball team turned six hits and six walks into 10 runs Thursday in a 10-1 win over Wild Rose.

Morgan Marquardt had two hits for the winners. Erin Robbins, Ashley Knaup, Erin Buch, Megan Anheuser each added a hit.

Robbins was the winning pitcher. She gave up five hits, struck out five and walked two.

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Shawano girls second at Jozwiak Invitational

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:53am

Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Bonduel High School sophomore Allen Mays competes in the 110-meter hurdles Tuesday at the Ryan Jozwiak Invitational at Shawano Community Middle School.

Seymour won both the boys and girls meets Tuesday at the Ryan Jozwiak Invitational in Shawano.

Paced by two relay victories and two firsts in field events, the Shawano Community High School girls team finished second. Shawano’s boys team finished third.

Other area schools competing in the nine-team meet were Bonduel, third in the girls meet and sixth in the boys; Gresham, ninth and fifth; Menominee Indian, eighth and ninth; and Clintonville, fourth and seventh.

Shawano had four first places in the girls meet. Kia Smurawa won the long jump, and Isabella Gonzalez won the high jump. Gonzalez also ran a leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay, with Malory Soper, Ashley Knope and Sara Hokenstad. Smurawa teamed with Soper, Knope and Kristina Kurtz to win the 4x200 relay.

Jake Klister won the 3200-meter run for the Hawks’ only first in the boys meet.

Gordon James gave Menominee Indian its only first place in the 100.

The Bonduel 4x400 relay team of Isaac Palmer, Zach Zernicke, Hunter Berry, Ryan Mathew gave the Bears their only first-place finish.

Local Results


Team standings: 1. Seymour 184.5, 2. Shawano 120.5, 3. Bonduel 87.5, 4. Clintonville 84, 5. Lakeland 75, 6. Coleman 59, 7. Antigo 45.5, 8. Menominee Indian 28, 9. Gresham/Bowler 27

4x800 relay: 2. Bonduel (Mallory Mews, Anna Palmer, Clare Martell, Aneta Rohloff) 10:52.53

110 hurdles: 2. Chrissy Betz, Clintonville, 17.34; 3. Jolene Downs, Shawano, 18.13

100-meter dash: 2. Kia Smurawa, Shawano, 13.76; 3. Emily Sorenson, Bonduel, 14.06

800-meter run: 1. Allison Johnson, Clintonville, 2:33.28; 3. Clare Martell, Bonduel, 2:45.46

1600-meter run: 1. Jessica Petruzates, Clintonville, 5:37.35; 2. Sara Messner, Clintonville, 6:04.93; 3. Kathryn Kugel, Shawano, 6:06.43

3200-meter run: 2. Jessica Petruzates, Clintonville, 12:25.32; 33. Malory Mews, Bonduel, 12:54.5

4x100 weight relay: 2. Shawano (Alyssa Anker, Gabby Krueger, Samantha Bohm, Lindsey Kurtz) 1:03.06

4x100 relay: 1. Shawano (Malory Soper, Isabella Gonzalez, Ashley Knope, Sara Hokenstad) 1:57.0; Clintonville (Olivia Wagenson, Kaylee Finger, Chrissy Betz, Autumn Voigt) 2:00.39

4x200 relay: 1. Shawano (Malory Soper, Kia Smurawa, Ashley Knope, Kristina Kurtz), 1:54.29

4x400 relay: 2. Bonduel (Olivia Debruin, Bethany Marcks, Jenna Gardner, Abbi Skeens) 4:31.62; 3. Shawano (Malory Soper, Kristina Kurtz, Isabella Gonzalez, Lindsey Kurtz) 4:32.85

Long jump: 1. Kia Smurawa, Shawano, 16-2

Triple jump: 2. Kia Smurawa, Shawano, 32-5; 3. Megan Fischer, Bonduel, 29-11 1/2

High jump: 1. Isabella Gonzalez, Shawano, 4-10; 2. Allison Johnson, Clintonville, 4-10

Pole vault: 2. Kristina Kurtz, Shawano, 8-6

Shot put: 2. Ania Smith, Menominee Indian, 37-1

Discus: 2. Ania Smith, Menominee Indian, 122-9; 3. Gabby Krueger, Shawano, 88


Team standings: 1. Seymour 194, 2. Lakeland 80.83, 3. Shawano 79.33, 4. Antigo 78, 5. Gresham/Bowler 77.33, 6. Bonduel 71, 7. Clintonville 70.5, 8. Coleman 41, 9. Menominee Indian 29

110 hurdles: 2. Austin Olsen, Gresham/Bowler, 17.11

300-meter hurdles: 2. Austin Olsen, Gresham/Bowler, 43.66; 3. Daniel Boivin, Shawano, 44.83

100-meter dash: 1. Gordon James, Menominee Indian, 11.35; 2. Brice Bergner, Shawano, 11.6; 3. Drew Payne, Gresham/Bowler, 11.7

200-meter dash: 2. Gordon James, Menominee Indian, 23.66; 3. Brice Bergner, Shawano, 23.73

400-meter dash: 3. Trebor Rueckert, Bonduel, 54.47

800-meter run: 3. Isaac Palmer, Bonduel, 2:07.02

1600-meter run: 2. Hunter Berry, Bonduel, 4:43.66; 3. Cody Montez, Gresham/Bowler, 4:46.30

3200-meter run: 1. Jake Klister, Shawano, 10:21.84; 2. Cody Montez, Gresham/Bowler, 10:24.61; 3. Thomas Miller, Clintonville, 10:25.68

4x100 weight relay: 2. Gresham/Bowler (Andrew Pleshek, Noah Boucher, Blade Cameron, Zack Simonsen) 51.09; 2. Clintonville (Evan Kotter, Ross Westphal, Keaton Kubitz, Nick Raasch), 51.09

4x100 relay: 2. Clintonville (Travis Eanone, Todd Taylor, Skyler Lehman, Joe Pockat) 45.85

4x200 relay: 2. Clintonville (Travis Eanone, Todd Taylor, Skyler Lehman, Joe Pockat) 1:35.20; 3. Shawano (Carlos Merino, Brice Bergner, Daniel Boivin, Jake Klister) 1:39.53

4x400 relay: 1. Bonduel (Isaac Palmer, Zach Zernicke, Hunter Berry, Ryan Mathew) 3:36.13

4x800 relay: 2. Bonduel (Ryan Mathew, Hunter Berry, Zach Zernicke, Sam Falck) 8:47.25; 3. Shawano (Andrew Cardish, Juwan White, Brandon Pagel, Austin Lhotka) 9:26.34

Long jump: 2. Drew Payne, Gresham/Bowler, 20-2 1/2

Triple jump: 3. Drew Payne, Gresham/Bowler, 40-10 3/4

High jump: 2. Andrew Pleshek, Gresham/Bowler, 6-0

Pole vault: 2. Daniel Boivin, Shawano, 12-6

Shot put: 2. Ross Westphal, Clintonville, 45-7 1/2

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Berna picks up where he left off

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:19am
Shawano Speedway opens seasonBy: 

Scott Owen, Special to the Leader

Beautiful racing weather greeted race-hungry Shawano Speedway fans Saturday.

Eighty-three racers were on hand to try mastering the historic half-mile oval on the season’s opening night.

Ron Berna, Jerry Wilinski, Kyle Frederick, Tracy Wassenberg and Scott Blanke scored hard-fought feature victories on Twigs Beverage Sun Drop night at the races.

Late Model

Berna, the defending track champion, led the entire Late Model feature, but it was far from a runaway. Berna, who grabbed the lead at the drop of the green, was pressured early by pole sitter Todd Frank and sixth-place starter Paul Parker.

Near the halfway point of the race, eighth-place starter Nick Anvelink raced his way into the second spot. Anvelink applied late pressure, but could not make a pass to get by Berna.

Troy Springborn may have had the fastest car on the track, though, as he raced his way from his starting position at 18 to finish third in the race.

IMCA Modified

Oreskovich, who won the pole, took the lead at the start of the IMCA Modified feature before a caution bunched up the field after only two laps. Jerry Wilinski had moved from his seventh-place starting position to second by the third lap, and put a pass on Oreskovich for the lead on lap six.

Oreskovich continued to pressure Wilinski and took back the lead on lap nine. However, Wilinski battled right back into the lead on the following lap.

Behind the leaders, Jerry and Eddie Muenster raced side by side for numerous laps locked in a tussle for the third spot.

Wilinski was able to fend off Oreskovich for the win, while Jerry Muenster prevailed over son Eddie for third.

IMCA Stock Car

The IMCA Stock Car feature was a real barn burner. Travis VanStraten and Harley Simon started the race crossing the line door handle to door handle on lap one.

The pair continued side-by-side racing for the lead during the early portion of the race while Frederick advanced from his 10th-place starting position up to third by lap seven. On lap eight, Simon, Frederick and Mike Schmidt went three wide for second behind VanStraten.

The four cars bunched up on lap 10 and raced in a tight pack for the lead. VanStraten, Schmidt and Frederick went three wide for the lead on lap 12.

Frederick took the lead by a nose on lap 15, gave up the lead to VanStraten on lap 16, and used the outside line in corner four to take the lead back the following lap.

Schmidt and Simon closely followed the lead pair waiting to pounce. Frederick was able to hang on as the checkered flag waved.

IMCA Sport Mod

Jason “The Weazel” Jach started on the pole of the IMCA Sport Mod feature and grabbed the early lead.

Jordan Barkholtz took the lead on lap five, but Jach raced back to the top spot on the next lap, and looked like he had the car to beat.

On lap 14, though, Tracy Wassenberg got to the rear bumper of Jach and really began to pressure the leader.

Wassenberg pulled even with Jach coming out of turn four on lap 16. Heading into turn one on the next lap, Jach’s car shot out flames from underneath and his night was over. Wassenberg cruised to the victory.

Mighty Four

Drama came early on in the Mighty Four feature, as Calvin Stueck made contact with leader Scott Blanke on the opening lap, causing Blanke to spin and sending cars all over the track trying to avoid contact.

Stueck got the black flag for his role in the incident, and Blanke was given his spot back at the front of the field.

Blanke and Josh Slewinski raced a number of laps side by side for the top spot, but Blanke would not be denied of winning his first feature at the Shawano Speedway.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 p.m. start time.

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BABA Roundup

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:15am

East Division

Shawano 11, Menominee 5

Brandon Estep had two hits and scored three runs, and Bobby Brunker earned the win pitching for Shawano.

Marlin Waupoose was 2 for 5 to lead Menominee.

Alan O’Kimosh took the loss.

Gresham 16, Marion 8

Nate Ejnik was 4 for 6 to lead Gresham. Aaron Larson added three hits. Joe Ejnik and Tom Williams each had two hits.

Cody Reimer was 3 for 4 with a double to lead Marion. John Zabel added two hits.

Adam Carrol earned the win. Ryan Mortenson took the loss.

Clintonville 8, Neopit 6

The Clintonville A’s rallied for seven runs in the eighth inning to edge Neopit.

John Dunlavy was 3 for 5 with three RBIs and earned the win pitching for Clintonville. Ryan Ebert and Aaron Evarts each had two hits.

Mequon Corn was 3 for 5 with two doubles for Neopit. Wil Corn took the loss.

West Division

Tigerton 5, Little Falls 2

Paul Sellner earned the win for Tigerton. Jerry Mork took the loss.

Jon Berg had three hits, including a home run for Tigerton. Eric Gendusa and Brandon Sivertson each had two hits.

Jeremy Bauer led Little Falls, going 3 for 3. Jenner Gullixon had a double.

Leopolis 10, Caroline 7

Ryan Boettcher was 3 for 3 and had a home run to lead Leopolis.

Nick Kristof was 3 for 4, and Tyler Dillenberg had two hits. Justin Reminger earned the win.

Travis Berg had a grand slam home run for Caroline. Brandon Clark was 2 for 5 with a double. Jake Madsen took the loss.

Tilleda 13, Bowler 9

Tilleda scored four times in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Bowler.

Curt Brei picked up the win. Kregg Boldig took the loss.

Stephen Reinke led Tilleda with four hits. Andy Brei went 3 for 4.

Rainer Shooter was 3 for 5 with a double to lead Bowler. Kregg Boldig had three hits.

Other divisions

North Division: Aniwa beat Polar 10-6, Elderton edged Wittenberg 7-3 and Hatley beat Eland 7-5.

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Dairyland Roundup

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:14am

Shawano 14, Bonduel 1

The Shawano Lobos broke out the bats to beat the Bonduel Broncos 14-1 in seven innings Sunday in Shawano.

Grant Bystol got things started with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. The Broncos got a run back in the bottom of the first, but Lucas Postl’s three-run home run in the second put the Lobos ahead for good.

Ben Bystol pitched seven innings, struck out seven, walked one, and gave up four hits and one run to earn the win. Bryce Szymanski was 3-for-6 with four RBIs. Dave Bohr had two hits and two RBIs.

Other scores

Cecil lost to Navarino 5-1.

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Chargers girls win Lions Invitational

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:11am

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Micah Nier competes in the high jump during Monday’s Lions Invitational in Wittenberg. Nier took third in the event.

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School girls track and field team used depth Monday to win the Lions Invitational in Wittenberg.

The Chargers girls won just two events but had plenty of athletes place to outpace second-place Wausau Newman Catholic and third-place Peshtigo.

“I was a little surprised,” Wittenberg-Birnamwood coach Mike Balliett said. “We went against Newman Catholic last week and Peshtigo earlier in the year, and both times both teams have beaten us.”

Micah Nier won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 8.5 inches for Witt-Birn. She also took second in the triple jump and third in the high jump.

Mikayla Hartman, Katie Norrbom, Chyara Zeinert and Maykayla Verkuilen won the 4x100-meter relay, beating out the second-place Tigerton team of Lonna Minniecheske, Karli Minniecheske, Charity Desrochers and Sara Shumaker.

“I don’t think any of our girls had a really great meet,” Balliett said. “But we had a lot of depth. In a lot of events we got one or two places in.”

Tigerton’s girls finished fifth.

In the boys meet, the Chargers finished third behind Newman Catholic and Peshtigo.

Aaron Monnot earned the Chargers’ only win, going 40-7 to take first in the triple jump. He also placed third in the 200 dash and fifth in the 500.

“Aaron has been jumping pretty well,” Balliett said. “The problem we’ve been having with Aaron is trying to keep him healthy.”

Monnot is dealing with a stress fracture, which is limiting his workload.

The coach was impressed by Riley Bohman, who took second in the 3,200 and set a personal record. His time of 11:15.99 was almost 12 seconds faster than his time Thursday.

“He shaved a bunch of time off his run the meet before,” Balliett said. “He’s really been running well the last couple of meets.”

Mason Enjaian, who took second in the shot put and fifth in the discus, also had a good day, Balliett said.

“We didn’t have anyone that really set the world on fire, we were just really consistent,” Balliett said. “We had the depth tonight, more than anything else.”

Jacob Minniecheske led the Tigers with a second-place finish in the long jump. He jumped 18-1. The Tigerton boys finished seventh as a team.

Local Results


Team Scoring: 1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 169.5, 2. Wausau Newman Catholic 151, 3. Peshtigo 140.5, 4. Iola-Scandinavia 90, 5. Tigerton 35.5, 6. Wabeno 28, 7. Shiocton 17, 8. Almond-Bancroft 6, 9. Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 2.5

100 dash: 3. Mikayla Hartman, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 14.00; 5. Katie Watters, Tigerton, 14.42

200 dash: 4. Danica Wendler, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 28.93; 5. Kaite Norrbom, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 29.46

400 run: 4. Danica Wendler, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 1:05.75

800 run: 4. Mikayla King, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 2:40.11; 5. Taylor Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 2:45.27

1,600 run: 2. Mikayla King, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 6:00.99

3,200 run: 2. Alexis Balliett, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 12:41.76; 4. Nikki Mahan, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 14:00.19

100 hurdles: 4. Kendra Stolz, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 18:62.

300 hurdles: 3. Erica White Eagle, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 54.76; 4. Micah Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 54.77

4x100 relay: 1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Mikayla Hartman, Katie Norrbom, Chyara Zeinert, Maykayla Verkuilen), 56.76; 2. Tigerton (Lonna Minniecheske, Karli Minniecheske, Charity Desrochers, Sara Shumaker), 57.09

4x200 relay: 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Mikayla Hartman, Amanda Muscha, Breaan Premeau, Maykayla Verkuilen), 1:59.89; 5. Tigerton (Katie Watters, Lonna Minniecheske, Becky Levandoski, Angela Hoffman), 2:06.14

4x400 relay: 2. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Katie Norrbom, Maykayla Verkuilen, Erica White Eagle, Danica Wendler), 4:26.27

4x800 relay: 2. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Alexis Balliett, Mikayla King, Taylor Nier, Nikki Mahan), 11:01.92

High jump: 3. Micah Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 4-10

Long jump: 1. Micah Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 15-8 1/2; 4. Taylor Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 14-1

Triple jump: 2. Micah Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 32-10 1/2; 4. Taylor Nier, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 31-4

Shot put: 2. Anna Hartman, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 33-8 1/2; 3. Hannah Buntrock, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 30-2; 4. Sara Shumaker, Tigerton, 28-7; 4. Mikayla Hartman, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 28-7

Discus: 3. Emmi Nievinski, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 79-4; 4. Hannah Buntrock, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 78-4


Team scoring: 1. Wausau Newman Catholic 182, 2. Peshtigo 148, 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 83.5, 4. Iola-Scandinavia 67, 5. Shiocton 60, Almond-Bancroft 53, 7. Tigerton 22, 8. Wabeno 17, 9. Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 9.5

100 dash: 5. Aaron Monnot, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 12.12

200 dash: 3. Aaron Monnot, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 24.55; 5. Noah Lehman, Tigerton, 26.80

400 run: 3. Tyler Weller, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 57.67

1,600 run: 5. Dustin Tomson, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 5:11.14

3,200 run: 2. Riley Bohlman, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 11:15.99; 3. Dustin Tomson, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 11:25.78

4x100 relay: 5. Tigerton (Alec Berg, Jacob Minniecheske, Noah Lehman, Kyle Wendt), 51.98

4x400 relay: 5. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Devin Barnes, Mark Coxen, Tyler Weller, Derek Hoffman), 4:06.18

4x800 relay: 2. Wittenberg-Birnamwood (Devin Barnes, Riley Bohlman, Tyler Weller, Bobby Uttecht), 9:24.49

Long jump: 2. Jacob Minniecheske, Tigerton, 18-1

Triple jump: 1. Aaron Monnot, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 40-7

Shot put: 2. Mason Enjaian, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 44-2

Discus: 5. Mason Enjaian, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 121-7

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Klitzke girls score 3 goals in win

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:59am

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Shawano Community High School sophomore Megan Klitzke beats Hortonville defender Rachel Westphal to a ball during Friday’s Bay Conference match in Shawano. Shawano won, 6-2.
Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Shawano Community High School sophomore Morgan Klitzke runs down a ball on the sideline during a match against Hortonville on Friday in Shawano. Klitzke scored two goals, and the Hawks won, 6-2.

Getting three goals from twin forwards Morgan and Megan Klitzke, the Shawano Community High School girls soccer team beat Hortonville 6-2 in a windy match Friday in Shawano.

Hortonville (1-7, 1-4 Bay) took the lead two minutes into the match when sophomore Miranda Natrop got a ball past goalie Carli Hinnefeld.

The Hawks (5-4, 2-1) were quick to answer, though. A few minutes after Hortonville’s score, senior midfielder Lindsey McFarlane launched an arching kick that sailed over the head of goalie Becka Pieper to tie the match 1-1.

“It kind of seemed like we waited to score,” Shawano coach Bob Croschere said. “They scored and within two minutes of each of them we went right back and got the goal back. It’s like we were woken up. In both halves it happened.”

Morgan Klitzke gave the Hawks the lead three minutes later when she found a corner of the goal on a breakaway down the sideline. With four minutes left in the half, she scored again after running through Pieper, who came out of the goal to try and grab the ball.

After an early Shania O’Kimosh goal in the second half, Natrop once again scored, this time on a free kick, but once again the Hawks responded right away. Midfielder Sarah Dickmann scored with 8:51 left in the game on a penalty kick.

“It seemed like they had one player they tried to focus on the entire time,” Croschere said. “She had a couple of decent shots, she had her runs. It’s going to happen. Fortunately, we had enough offense we came out on top.”

Megan Klitzke wrapped up the scoring, getting a breakaway shot with 6:46 left in the game.

Croschere said the Klitzkes are playing like they are expected to as second-year starters.

“They’re playing well,” Croschere said. “They started on varsity all of last year as well. This is what we expect in their second year up there. They’re expected to put the ball in the goal.”

Hinnefeld had two saves, both nice fingertip deflections.

“She made a couple of good saves,” Croschere said. “She is still a freshman going through the learning curve with everything. She’s doing well so far.”

Shawano is in the midst of a busy schedule, having played five games last week, three this week and three more on Saturday.

“We’ll have six this week,” Croschere said. “It was somewhat scheduled that way, somewhat due to the rescheduling. It gets a little taxing on the girls. After we get through Saturday we slow down a little bit.”

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Prep Roundup

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:58am

Wildcats take Rosholt 9 innings

The Gresham Community High School baseball team nearly handed Rosholt its first Central Wisconsin Conference-10 loss, going nine innings before losing 8-7.

“We played the game of our lives,” Gresham coach Troy Kuhn said. “We had players in scoring position, but we couldn’t get them in.”

Gresham (6-5, 6-5 CWC-10) lost when Justin Yenter hit an RBI single in the ninth to break the 7-7 tie.

Scott Cerveny allowed three runs, nine hits and three walks while striking out 11 in eight innings on the mound. Kalen Fischer led Gresham at the plate with three hits and three RBIs.

Jared Richter earned the win for Rosholt (10-2, 10-0).

Menominee Indian routs Marion

The Menominee Indian High School baseball team had 15 hits in a 13-0 five-inning win over Marion on Friday in Marion.

Lowell Chevalier went 4 for 4 and had two RBIs to lead the Eagles (8-2, 7-2 CWC-10). Ty Latender had three hits. Richard Corn had two hits and two RBIs and earned the win. He allowed four hits, struck out two and walked two.

Joel Brei took the loss. He walked one and struck out three. Marion (2-9, 2-9 CWC-10) had seven errors in the game.

Eagles fall to Marion

The Menominee Indian High School softball team lost 9-4 to Marion on Friday in Marion.

Taylor Mahkimetas had three hits, including a triple and an RBI to lead Menominee Indian (3-6, 3-6 CWC-10). She also took the loss pitching.

McKenzie Thoma earned the win for Marion (2-4, 2-4 CWC-10). She allowed four runs in seven innings and struck out 12, walked two and gave up seven hits.

Truckers beat Omro 4-3

The Clintonville High School softball team beat Omro 4-3 in a nonconference game Friday in Clintonville.

Megan Wittman earned the win, pitching 1 2-3 innings of relief. She struck out five. Sami Huggins had three hits, while Abby Bessette and Samanna Dey each had doubles.

Amanda Dempsey took the loss, pitching seven innings and striking out one.

Records broken at Seymour

Shawano Community High School high jumper Isabella Gonzalez and Clintonville runner Allison Johnson each set records Thursday at the Seymour Invitational.

Gonzalez tied the SCHS record in the high jump, clearing 5-foot-4. Johnson broke the Clintonville record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.93.

In the boys meet, Shawano finished 11th overall with a score of 54. Clintonville (49) was 12th. The Shawano girls finished 13th (35) and Clintonville (60) was 11th.

Hawks third at meet

The Shawano Community High School golf team took third in a Bay Conference meet Thursday at Mid Vallee Golf Course in Lawrence.

Shawano (326) was third behind Marinette (311) and New London (319). The team also matched cards on the back nine against West De Pere, to make up for a rained out meet Wednesday. Shawano won, 173-172.

Braden Mueller led Shawano with a round of 74. Ian Lewis shot 79, Ryan Hoffman 82 and Garrett Schlise 91.

James breaks Eagles records

Gordon James broke two Menominee Indian High School records at the Peshtigo Invitational on Thursday in Peshtigo.

James took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.41 to set one record. He finished first in the 200 dash with a time of 23.21 to set another record.

The Eagles’ boys team finished ninth at the meet with a score of 23. Bonduel (75) was fifth. For the girls, Bonduel (40) was sixth and Menominee Indian finished fourth.

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Wildcats get 10-5 win over Wild Rose

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:06am

Gerrard Diaz, [email protected]

Leader Photo by Gerrard Diaz Gresham Community High School pitcher Christian Haffner pitches against Wild Rose during Thursday’s Central Wisconsin Conference-10 game in Gresham. Gresham won 10-5.

Christian Haffner pitched a complete game, Scott Cerveny had two triples and three RBIs, and the Gresham Community High School baseball team beat Wild Rose 10-5 Thursday in Gresham.

The Wildcats got on their Central Wisconsin Conference-10 rival early, scoring three runs in the first and adding two in the second.

“Getting the lead helps anybody,” Gresham coach Troy Kuhn said. “It gets us up and the other team down.”

The lead helped the Wildcats (6-4, 6-4 CWC-10) settle in quickly, the coach said.

Haffner, a junior pitcher, got things going for Gresham in the first with a single. Cerveny, a senior shortstop, brought Haffner in with a triple, and scored on Riley Nietzer’s single.

“Our bats came alive,” said Cerveny, who finished 3 for 3 with two triples and three RBIs. “We were all hitting the ball. We were hitting them where they weren’t. Some games, you hit the ball and they’re just right there.”

Kevin Ile then reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second base, advanced to third on a Derek Bowman single and scored on a passed ball.

“When we got that lead, everyone was happy,” Haffner said. “Everyone was ready to go and pumped up. That, I think, changed the whole game.”

In the second, Wild Rose pitcher Ty Butzin walked the first three batters. Wild Rose picked off Kalen Fischer, before Cerveny hit a two-run triple.

Gresham added a run in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth, nearly ending the game by 10-run rule with a 10-1 lead and the bases loaded.

Wild Rose (8-6, 7-4) managed to get out of the jam, and scored twice in both the sixth and seventh innings, but the Gresham lead was too much.

Haffner struck out nine — including the last out to win the game, walked two and allowed five runs on seven hits. He also had two hits.

“Christian pitched a great game,” Kuhn said. “He’s coming through now that he’s a junior. He’s throwing strikes. Wild Rose is a great hitting team. Our defense backed him up, but he did exactly what he had to do tonight.”

Haffner pitched in a 9-1 loss to Wild Rose earlier in the season.

“I pitched against them in the first game, and they have great hitters,” he said. “I was nervous coming into tonight, but I was able to throw strikes, throw hard and keep it down low. I’m glad to come out of here with a win.”

Ile also had two hits and two RBIs for Gresham.

Butzin took the loss, pitching 4 1-3 innings. He struck out three, walked seven and allowed nine runs on 10 hits. Schyler Waller pitched 1 2-3 innings of relief, allowing one run on one hit. He struck out two and walked two.

Butzin had two doubles to lead Wild Rose. Waller was 2 for 4 with a double.

“It’s always good to beat a big school in our conference,” Kuhn said. “It always feels good.”

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