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Spencer volleyball fifth at Abbotsford Invite

Posted on 24 September 2017 by paul

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ABBOTSFORD – Spencer won three of five matches to place fifth at the Bud Nelson Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at Abbotsford High School.

Spencer beat Waupaca 25-16, 19-25, 19-17; Rosholt 16-25, 25-21, 19-17; and Loyal 25-21, 25-17 in the fifth-place match. The Rockets lost to Chippewa Falls McDonell 25-7, 25-10, and Abbotsford 25-14, 25-11.

Sadie Mercier had 42 kills, 44 digs, and five service aces, Kathryn Hall had 12 aces and 35 digs, and Lindsey Loos had 55 assists for Spencer.

“We played well for having multiple girls out of the lineup,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Sadie Mercier really picked up her game as we asked her to hit today instead of set. Also, Kat Hall did a great job serving for us. Going 3-2 was a nice way to end up on the day.”

Spencer returns to action Tuesday at Neillsville for a Cloverbelt Conference East Division match.

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Luepke rushes for 249 yards, four TDs as Spencer/Columbus football rips Cadott

Posted on 22 September 2017 by paul

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CADOTT – Cadott struck first, but the Spencer/Columbus football team quickly imposed its well against the Hornets.

Spencer/Columbus ripped off 51-straight points and rolled to a 51-24 victory in a Cloverbelt Conference game Friday night at Cadott High School.

Coy Bowe hauled in a 71-yard touchdown pass from Michael Emery 2:59 into the game to put the Hornets (2-4 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) on top 8-0 following a two-point conversion.

It didn’t take long for the Rockets to retaliate.

Hunter Luepke ripped off a 62-yard run less than one minute later, added a 13-yard touchdown run 45 seconds after that, and Jarred Mandel threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lukas Ellefson to put the Rockets (5-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) up 22-8 after one quarter.

Evan Dieringer kicked a 25-yard field goal, Luepke scored from 1 yard out, and Nate Karau returned an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter as the Rockets built a 37-8 lead by halftime.

“Credit to Cadott for a hard-fought game,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “They are an up-and-coming program that is on the verge of upsetting somebody. Their kids are playing hard, they are well-coached, and they have things going in the right direction.”

“Nate Karau had a great game on both sides of the ball,” Gorst said. “He was a game-changer tonight. Hunter had great vision and cut well.”

Luepke added an 84-yard touchdown run and Carson Hildbrandt scampered in from 42 yards away to finish the scoring for Spencer/Columbus in the third quarter.

Luepke finished with an astounding 249 yards rushing on just 11 carries.

Cadott scored twice in the fourth quarter.

Spencer/Columbus plays at Eau Claire Regis on Thursday, Sept. 28. The game, at Carson Park, begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com. Regis edged Colby in overtime on Friday, improving to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the Cloverbelt.

Rockets 51, Hornets 24
Spencer/Columbus 22 15 14 0 – 51
Cadott 8 0 0 16 – 24
First Quarter

C – Coy Bowe 71 pass from Michael Emery (Emery run), 9:01.
SC – Hunter Luepke 62 run (Luepke run), 8:11.
SC – Luepke 13 run (Evan Dieringer kick), 7:06.
SC – Lukas Ellefson 15 pass from Jarred Mandel (Dieringer kick), 3:08.
Second Quarter
SC – Dieringer 25 field goal, 12:00.
SC – Luepke 1 run (kick missed), 3:22.
SC – Nate Karau interception returned for touchdown (kick blocked), 1:44.
Third Quarter
SC – Luepke 84 run (Dieringer kick), 11:39.
SC – Carson Hildebrandt 42 run (Dieringer kick), 8:40.
C – Bailey Gillett 27 run (Kolton Dupey pass from Emery), 7:28.
C – Mitchell Hazard 37 pass from Bowe (Brady Carrell run), 1:14.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Spencer/Columbus 16; Cadott 21.
Rushing (att-yards): SC 29-349; C 40-167.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): SC 5-10-98-0; C 9-21-239-3.
Total yards: SC 447; C 406.
Penalties (no.-yards): SC 4-50; C 8-70.
Fumbles (total-lost): SC none; C 1-1.
Punting (no.-avg.): SC 2-36.0; C none.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
SC, Hunter Luepke 11-249, Carson Hildebrandt 5-63, Jacob Miller 4-16, Zach Wheeler-Savoy 2-15, Andres Rodriguez 1-6, Colton Schillinger 1-3, Hayden Bauman 1-minus 3. C, Brady Carrell 6-55, Bailey Gillett 8-36, Nelson Wahl 2-18, Michael Emery 12-17, Kolton Dupey 4-17, Bennett Bowe 4-11, No. 15 (no name reported) 2-7, Coy Bowe 1-3, Brady Spaeth 1-3.
Passing: SC, Jarred Mandel 5-10-98-0. C, Emery 8-20-202-3, C. Bowe 1-1-37-0.
Receiving: SC, Miller 2-15, Ethan Meece 1-57, Lukas Ellefson 1-15, Bauman 1-11. C, C. Bowe 2-80, Mitchell Hazard 2-48, Dupey 2-27, Donovan Walters 1-44, Gillett 1-30, B. Bowe 1-10.
Interceptions (defense): SC, Nate Karau, Ellefson, Wheeler-Savoy.
Punting: SC, Co. Schillinger 1-37.0, Austin Bacon 1-35.0.
Records: Spencer/Columbus 5-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference; Cadott 2-4 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.

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Columbus Catholic boys take team title at Spencer Cross Country Invitational

Posted on 21 September 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys and Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls won team titles at the annual Spencer Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at Frey Field.

The Dons boys totaled 55 points, edging Loyal by eight points. Stratford was third (74) and Spencer took fifth (99).

On the girls side, Wittenberg-Birnamwood had a pair of top-eight finishers to end up with 33 points, easily outdistancing second-place Stratford (68). Spencer was third (75) and Columbus Catholic took fourth (96).

Marshfield and Merrill also competed in the meet, but were not in the team standings.

Marshfield’s Jordan Dzikowich won the boys race in 16:57.3, about 14 seconds ahead of second-place Tamerat Kubista of Loyal. Joseph McKee was third (17:13.7) and Addison Hill fourth (1:21.3) for Marshfield.

Peyton Nystrom led Columbus with a ninth-place finish, coming in in 18:02.7. Joshua Guyer was 11th in 18:18.7.

James Heeg led Stratford, taking 14th in 18:33.9, and Collin Nieman topped Spencer by placing 17th (18:38.8).

Sophia Schrodi was third (21:26.0) and Lilly O’Brien finished sixth (22:03.8) for the Tigers girls.

Kaitlin Kasch was ninth for Spencer (22:18.5), Macie Schillinger took 10th for Stratford (22:23.7), and Marissa Immerfall was Columbus Catholic’s top runner, taking 15th (23:32.2).

Spencer Cross Country Invitational
Sept. 21, at Frey Field
Boys
Team scores:
1. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 55; 2. Loyal 63; 3. Stratford 74; 4. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 94; 5. Spencer 99; 6. Eau Claire Regis 133; 7. Stanley-Boyd 150; 8. Pittsville 207. No team scores: Marshfield, Merrill.
Top 10 and Marshfield, Marshfield Columbus Catholic, Spencer and Stratford finishers: 1. Jordan Dzikowich (MAR) 16:57.3; 2. Tamerat Kubista (LOY) 17:11.7; 3. Joseph McKee (MAR) 17:13.7; 4. Addison Hill (MAR) 17:21.3; 5. Zach Yengo (ECR) 17:23.2; 6. Joshua McKee (MAR) 17:25.5; 7. Elliot Genteman (LOY) 17:35.2; 8. Jared Oemig (MAR) 17:43.3; 9. Peyton Nystrom (MCC) 18:02.7; 10. Jacob Dick (MAR) 18:12.2; 11. Joshua Guyer (MCC) 18:18.7; 12. Carter Chojnacki (MAR) 18:23.9; 14. James Heeg (ST) 18:33.9; 17. Collin Nieman (SP) 18:38.8; 18. Jeremiah Giles (MCC) 18:39.8; 19. Aaron Pankratz (SP) 18:48.8; 20. Ben Claessens (MAR) 18:53.1; 22. Bryce Fuerlinger (MCC) 18:56.0; 23. Lance Heidmann (ST) 19:01.7; 29. Derek Marten (ST) 19:38.6; 34. Jacob Dick (MCC) 19:57.3; 36. Ashton Ackman (SP) 20:02.1; 37. Bryce Shaw (SP) 20:08.4; 39. Brenden Fecker (ST) 20:11.0; 41. Dominick Wichlacz (SP) 20:38.8; 43. Antonio Verdone (ST) 20:45.0; 45. Flynn McQuillen (MCC) 20:55.6; 51. Tim Wenzel (ST) 21:36.1; 62. Colten Post (SP) 23:36.8; 65. Leo Rodriguez (SP) 24:24.7.
Girls
Team scores:
1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 33; 2. Stratford 68; 3. Spencer 75; 4. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 96; 5. Loyal 99; 6. Eau Claire Regis 133; Pittsville and Stanley-Boyd incomplete. No team scores: Marshfield, Merrill.
Top 10 and Marshfield, Marshfield Columbus Catholic, Spencer and Stratford finishers: 1. Savannah Schley (LOY) 20:46.5; 2. Dalie Thomas (MER) 21:15.3; 3. Sophia Schrodi (MAR) 21:26.0; 4. Courtney Krueger (MER) 21:52.5; 5. Paige Norrbom (WB) 21:59.5; 6. Lilly O’Brien (MAR) 22:03.8; 7. Ali Geiger (MAR) 22:13.5; 8. Emily Norrbom (WB) 22:15.8; 9. Kaitlin Kasch (SP) 22:18.5; 10. Macie Schillinger (ST) 22:23.7; 11. Dehlia Kilty (MAR) 22:30.0; 13. Angelia Verdone (ST) 23:12.3; 14. Kaylee Hollatz (ST) 23:28.1; 15. Marissa Immerfall (MCC) 23:32.2; 17. Leah Nieman (SP) 23:38.9; 19. Morgan Albrecht (MCC) 24:12.0; 20. Leah Brown (MAR) 24:12.3; 22. Hailey Roehl (MCC) 24:30.3; 23. Kaylee Wehrman (SP) 24:38.8; 25. Elaina Kirschnik (MAR) 24:41.7; 26. Leigh Anne Sieracki (SP) 24:42.5; 28. Taya Nett (ST) 25:02.1; 29. Bailey Bauer (MAR) 25:11.8; 31. Madysen Bohman (MAR) 25:16.4; 35. Melanie Lang (MCC) 25:34.9; 42. Hannah Zastrow (SP) 26:24.1; 44. Maddy Pavloski (ST) 26:35.4; 48. Brenna Manecke (ST) 26:59.4; 51. Julia Schneider (ST) 27:38.2; 55. Holly Dean (MCC) 27:59.8; 56. Ashley Dean (MCC) 28:00.2.

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Spencer volleyball slips past Greenwood

Posted on 21 September 2017 by paul

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GREENWOOD – The Spencer volleyball team started a new winning streak Thursday with a 3-2 win over Greenwood in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division match at Greenwood High School.

The Rockets, who lost a conference match for the first time in more than six years on Tuesday to Marshfield Columbus Catholic, is now 3-1 in Cloverbelt East play after the 25-23, 22-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-12 victory.

“We kept hurting ourselves with unforced errors, but we battled for the win,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Hopefully we build off the tough victory.”

Lexi Baehr had 22 kills and 33 digs, Chloe Drews added nine kills, Sadie Mercier had 38 assists and three service aces, and Shelbi Hoefs added 22 digs for Spencer.

Spencer will play at the Abbotsford Invitational on Saturday.

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Columbus Catholic volleyball holds off Spencer, ends Rockets’ five-year conference win streak

Posted on 19 September 2017 by paul

Columbus Catholic’s Jessica Jakopin blocks a kill attempt from Spencer during the Dons’ win on Tuesday night at Spencer High School. Katie Hall, left, is also up for the block. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer’s Elexa Post corrals a serve during the Rockets’ Cloverbelt Conference East Division volleyball match against Marshfield Columbus Catholic on Tuesday at Spencer High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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SPENCER – The streak is over.

The Spencer volleyball team’s run of five-straight undefeated Cloverbelt Conference East Division seasons is done as the Rockets lost to Marshfield Columbus Catholic 3-1 on Tuesday night at Spencer High School.

Columbus Catholic, which took Spencer to five games in last year’s match before faltering, is now 3-0 in the Cloverbelt East, while the Rockets drop to 2-1.

Spencer last lost a Cloverbelt East match on Sept. 6, 2011, at Owen-Withee. The Rockets went on to win eight-straight conference matches that season and went all the way to the WIAA Division 3 state tournament championship match, which they lost to Oostburg. The Rockets’ conference winning streak reached 45 before Tuesday’s loss.

The Rockets played Columbus tough in the first game, and won the second set, but couldn’t keep up in the final two games.

Columbus won 25-23, 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, behind strong play defensively. Spencer had numerous chances to earn points but was denied time and again by the Dons’ backrow. Libero Annie Baierl had 25 digs, and Maren Seefluth and Katie Hall each had 20 digs to lead the way for Columbus.

Brooke Neider had 40 assists, Kenzie Hansen had 16 kills, and Jessica Jakopin had 10 kills and six blocks for the Dons.

Lexi Baehr topped Spencer with 12 kills and 26 digs, and Sadie Mercier had 24 digs and 23 assists in the loss.

“As soon as we got over the nervousness, they played great,” Columbus Catholic coach Kat Egle said. “It’s Spencer, we never beat them, so this was pretty big for them.”

Spencer led the first set 23-21 after a kill by Shelbi Hoefs only to see the Dons rob the game with four-straight points. A long volley on the final point ended with a Spencer error as Columbus won 25-23.

The Rockets regrouped and led for most of Game 2, pulling out to a 23-13 lead after a kill from Baehr.

Columbus mounted a comeback and a tip-kill from Neider cut the Rockets’ lead to 23-21, but Spencer was able to finish off a 25-22 win on a kill from Shaelee Neitzel.

From that point, it was all Dons.

Columbus ripped off five-straight points to take an 18-7 lead and won 25-10 as Kate Turchi served the final four points.

Game 4 was tighter, with the Rockets tying the score five different times, but the Dons were always able to rebound.

An ace from Hansen and a kill by Jakopin gave the Dons some breathing room at 22-16 and they finished off a 25-19 win on the serve of Hall.

“Our back row, our defense, is our go-to this year,” Egle said. “It’s a little different than last year with the big offensive team we had. We’re a little smaller this year, but we’re making it work. The girls are adjusting with our defense. We have a smaller block than we have in the past. They’re moving their feet, their digging well.”

For Spencer, it’s time to regroup. A largely inexperience squad has been up and down over the first four weeks of the season, but with another month left before the WIAA playoffs, there is plenty of time for the Rockets to continue to improve.

“We had too many unforced errors,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “They’re a good team. You just can’t give them that many free points.

“We started and were kind of a mess the first week and a half. They keep getting better and better, and learning. We’re not a young team, but we’re an inexperienced team. Our goal now is to take second in the conference, because I think that (Columbus) is probably the best team.”

Both teams return to Cloverbelt East action on Thursday. Spencer is at Greenwood, while Columbus Catholic will play at Colby. Both matches start at 7:15 p.m.

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Auburndale girls, Marshfield boys win divisional team titles at Smiley Cross Country Invitational

Posted on 16 September 2017 by paul

The Marshfield boys cross country team won the Division 1 Small Division team title on Saturday at the Smiley Cross Country Invitational in Wausau. Team members are, from left, Joseph McKee, Addison Hill, Jordan Dzikowich, Jared Oemig, Joshua McKee, Eli Swanson, Jacob Dick, and Carter Chojnacki. (Submitted photo)

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WAUSAU – The Auburndale girls and the Marshfield boys cross country teams continued their great start to the 2017 season by winning divisional titles at the 60th Annual Smiley Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Tribute Golf Course.

The meet was hosted by Wausau East.

The Auburndale girls rolled to the Division 3 team title with 89 points, 21 better than second-place Rosholt. Spencer finished 11th with 273 points.

Marissa Ellenbecker of Edgar won the Division 3 individual title in 19:09.29. Auburndale’s top finisher was Isabella Jewell, who finished ninth in 20:11.15. Kali Karl was 15th (21:00.77), Vanessa Mitchell took 18th (21:11.58), Errika Zenner was 20th (21:12.69) and Anna Kollross finished 28th (21:59.69) for Auburndale.

Spencer’s top finisher was Kaitlin Kasch, who took 32nd in 22:12.75.

The Marshfield girls finished sixth in the Division 1 Small Division, which was won by Pulaski.

Sophia Schrodi finished 12th in 20:20.08 to lead the Tigers.

The Marshfield boys had its five top runners finish in the top 19 to win the Division 1 Small Division team crown. The Tigers had 66 points, 12 ahead of La Crosse Central.

Joseph McKee was seventh in 16:33.18 and teammate Jordan Dzikowich was right behind in eighth (16:33.40) for Marshfield.

Addison Hill took 15th (16:55.80), Jared Oemig was 17th (17:10.43), and Joshua McKee took 19th (17:15.04) to round out Marshfield’s scorers.

All five Marshfield boys, and Schrodi on the girls side, were meet medalists with top-20 finishes.

“Our top five boys came in within 45 seconds of each other and that is huge with so many runners in the field,” Marshfield coach Dan Akin said.

In Division 3, Rosholt had three top-10 finishers and won the team title with 30 points. Spencer was ninth with 220 and Auburndale 11th with 254.

Collin Nieman was 20th in 18:02.23 and Aaron Pankratz took 32nd in 18:22.38 to lead Spencer.

Auburndale’s top runner was Carl Lundgren, who ended up 29th in 18:15.71.

60th Annual Smiley Cross Country Invitational
Sept. 16, at Tribute Golf Course, Wausau
Girls
Division 1 Large
Team scores:
1. Sun Prairie 23; 2. Stevens Point 115; 3. Mequon Homestead 118; 4. Wausau West 122; 5. Waunakee 134; 6. Appleton East 141; 7. D.C. Everest 143; 8. Eau Claire Memorial 155; 9. Madison Memorial 157; 10. Wisconsin Rapids 257; 11. Eau Claire North 275.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Katie Rose Blachow (SUNP) 18:00.34; 2. Autumn Dushack (SUNP) 18:12.35; 3. Maddie Thompson (SUNP) 18:47.72; 4. Reagan Hoopes (WAUN) 18:52.72; 5. Brooke Jaworski (WW) 19:03.87; 6. Emma Bertz (WAUN) 19:08.88; 7. Kaylan Marshall (SUNP) 19:14.55; 8. Grace Belson (STP) 19:19.01; 9. Maddie Hyland (STP) 19:21.03; 10. Hannah Ray (SUNP) 19:30.88.
Division 1 Small
Team scores:
1. Pulaski 74; 2. La Crosse Central 80; 3. Lakeland 100; 4. River Falls 133; 5. DeForest 147; 6. Marshfield 169; 7. Oregon 172; 8. Wausau East 187; 9. Rhinelander 222; 10. Shawano 237; 11. Merrill 250; 12. Seymour 267; 13. Antigo 302.
Top 10 and Marshfield finishers: 1. Annika Linzmeier (PUL) 18:26.57; 2. Ashley Peterson (LAK) 18:59.96; 3. Alex Bruly (LCC) 19:07.32; 4. Mariah Haight (WE) 19:31.98; 5. Alayna Franson (RH) 19:36.84; 6. Sophie Leinfelder (LCC) 20:03.61; 7. Lauren Beauchaine (OR) 20:07.11; 8. Dalie Thomas (MER) 20:08.34; 9. Katie Brockman (PUL) 20:08.39; 10. Aubrey Anderson (LAK) 20:12.44; 12. Sophia Schrodi (MAR) 20:20.08; 34. Lilly O’Brien (MAR) 21:35.60; 36. Dehlia Kilty (MAR) 21:40.81; 37. Ali Geiger (MAR) 21:41.35; 50. Madysen Bohman (MAR) 22:46.66; 56. Leah Brown (MAR) 23:14.60; 61. Bailey Bauer (MAR) 23:26.87.
Division 2
Team scores:
1. Medford 66; 2. Kiel 85; 3. Little Chute 89; 4. West Salem 104; 5. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 151; 6. Tomahawk 155; 7. Mosinee 171; 8. Peshtigo 191; 9. Amherst 196; 10. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 226; 11. Northland Pines 264.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Dana Feyen (GET) 18:25.42; 2. Lindsey Grams (LC) 19:16.10; 3. Julia Koenig (KIEL) 19:44.26; 4. Alana Finger (PESH) 20:00.10; 5. Haley Voermans (TOM) 20:03.23; 6. Franny Seidel (MED) 20:07.41; 7. Kate Schroeder (WS) 20:12.51; 8. Katrina Salmen (PESH) 20:17.64; 9. Annalise Callaghan (NP) 20:35.58; 10. Lauren Meyer (MED) 20:56.99.
Division 3
Team scores:
1. Auburndale 89; 2. Rosholt 110; 3. Albany 157; 4. Boscobel 168; 5. Stevens Point Pacelli 174; 6. Chequamegon 185; 7. Phillips 194; 8. Neillsville 211; 9. Marathon 225; 10. Iola-Scandinavia 225; 11. Spencer 273; 12. Loyal 277; 13. Prentice/Rib Lake 278; 14. Three Lakes 336; 15. Edgar 342.
Top 10, and Auburndale and Spencer finishers: 1. Marissa Ellenbecker (ED) 19:09.29; 2. Savannah Schley (LOY) 19:23.08; 3. Kortnie Volk (TL) 19:38.89; 4. Jada Beacom (IS) 19:40.51; 5. Jordan Zdroik (ROS) 19:41.88; 6. Erika Kisting (IS) 19:43.80; 7. Anna Buchberger (MAR) 19:45.21; 8. Serena Moore (PRL) 19:49.48; 9. Isabella Jewell (AUB) 20:11.15; 10. Emma Guenther (ALB) 20:23.44; 15. Kali Karl (AUB) 21:00.77; 18. Vanessa Mitchell (AUB) 21:11.58; 20. Errika Zenner (AUB) 21:12.69; 28. Anna Kollross (AUB) 21:59.69; 30. Annalise Jewell (AUB) 22:06.60; 32. Kaitlin Kasch (SP) 22:12.75; 36. Taylor Stanton (AUB) 22:33.16; 39. Victoria Hasenhorl (AUB) 22:44.91; 49. Leah Nieman (SP) 23:19.35; 57. Kaily Northup (SP) 23:36.96; 72. Kaylee Wehrman (SP) 24:22.47; 74. Hannah Zastrow (SP) 24:29.65; 77. Leigh Anne Sierack (SP) 24:36.95; 100. Lydia Nieman (SP) 32:42.74.
Boys
Division 1 Large
Team scores:
1. Stevens Point 47; 2. Sun Prairie 68; 3. D.C. Everest 93; 4. Eau Claire Memorial 102; 5. Madison Memorial 153; 6. Wausau West 154; 7. Appleton East 165; 8. Waunakee 180; 9. Eau Claire North 208; 10. Wisconsin Rapids 270.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Joseph Kehoe (SUNP) 15:49.23; 2. Zak Sather (ECM) 15:54.89; 3. Josh Becker (ECM) 16:03.45; 4. Johnny Hyland (STP) 16:11.38; 5. Ash Francis (SUNP) 16:13.56; 6. David Ecker (ECN) 16:22.52; 7. Chad Franz (STP) 16:23.12; 8. Isaiah Winowiski (DC) 16:27.60; 9. Ryan Hartman (WW) 16:34.69; 10. Ryan Mares (AE) 16:36.32.
Division 1 Small
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 66; 2. La Crosse Central 78; 3. River Falls 91; 4. Lakeland 98; 5. DeForest 124; 6. Waukesha West 159; 7. Shawano 195; 8. Wausau East 199; 9. Pulaski 233; 10. Oregon 252; 11. Rhinelander 287; 12. Merrill 315; 13. Antigo 340.
Top 10 and Marshfield finishers: 1. Kav Fitzpatrick (LAK) 15:42.00; 2. Brody Olson (PUL) 16:07.85; 3. Darius Diver (LAK) 16:11.49; 4. Jordan Straub (WE) 16:29.52; 5. Tyler Cernohous (RF) 16:30.55; 6. Jett Mickelson (LCC) 16:32.94; 7. Joseph McKee (MAR) 16:33.18; 8. Jordan Dzikowich (MAR) 16:33.40; 9. Jacob Burgener (DF) 16:37.44; 10. Jack Garcia (LAK) 16:38.13; 15. Addison Hill (MAR) 16:55.80; 17. Jared Oemig (MAR) 17:10.43; 19. Joshua McKee (MAR) 17:15.04; 26. Carter Chojnacki (MAR) 17:46.85; 34. Jacob Dick (MAR) 18:07.57; 73. Eli Swanson (MAR) 19:34.92.
Division 2
Team scores:
1. Shorewood 95; 2. Madison Edgewood 128; 3. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 129; 4. Medford 134; 5. Peshtigo 143; 6. Kiel 145; 7. Northland Pines 165; 8. Tomahawk 201; 9. Port Edwards 213; 10. Amherst 218; 11. West Salem 223; 12. Mosinee 250; 13. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 344; 14. Little Chute 354; Colby/Abbotsford incomplete.
Top 10 finishers: 1. Miguel Mathias (PE) 15:58.68; 2. Charlie McKinney (WS) 16:22.53; 3. Trey Ulrich (MED) 16:32.08; 4. Ashton Arnold (KIEL) 16:33.64; 5. Drew Bolder (TOM) 16:42.70; 6. Matt Gilles (ME) 16:46.38; 7. Doug Feyen (GET) 16:48.34; 8. Lucas Florsheim (SHO) 16:50.93; 9. Derek Rudolph (MED) 16:52.80; 10. Henry Kuhlmann (SHO) 17:01.41.
Division 3
Team scores:
1. Rosholt 30; 2. Phillips 95; 3. Marathon 106; 4. Loyal 150; 5. Stevens Point Pacelli 152; 6. Athens 162; 7. Chequamegon 169; 8. Boscobel 169; 9. Spencer 220; 10. Albany 226; 11. Auburndale 254; 12. Prentice/Rib Lake 265; 13. Edgar 330; 14. Neillsville 381; Madison Country Day, Iola-Scandinavia incomplete.
Top 10, and Auburndale and Spencer finishers: 1. Adam Rzentkowski (ROS) 16:00.67; 2. Dausen Anderson (ROS) 16:37.40; 3. Colin Green (MCD) 16:37.99; 4. Tamerat Kubista (LOY) 16:42.20; 5. Jared Zwettler (TL) 16:45.73; 6. Nick Rogaczewski (ATH) 16:55.83; 7. Josh Dahl (ALB) 16:59.06; 8. Joe Makovec (IS) 17:21.28; 9. Joe Kraimer (MAR) 17:21.28; 10. Jonah Guzman (ROS) 17:23.62; 20. Collin Nieman (SP) 18:02.23; 29. Carl Lundgren (AUB) 18:15.71; 32. Aaron Panrkatz (SP) 18:22.38; 46. Leo Rodriguez (SP) 18:52.94; 50. Matt Leick (AUB) 18:57.55; 55. Paul Kollross (AUB) 19:05.49; 60. Paul Peplinski (AUB) 19:17.64; 67. Bryce Shaw (SP) 19:42.76; 72. Ashton Ackman (SP) 20:14.18; 73. Brett Kasch (SP) 20:16.82; 76. Carver Empey (AUB) 20:26.67; 80. Darren Kieffer (AUB) 20:33.37; 89. Dominick WIchlacz (SP) 21:05.93; 91. Josh Peplinski (AUB) 21:09.61; 103. Ian Lang (AUB) 23:14.88.

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Explosive start lifts Spencer/Columbus football to rout of Colby

Posted on 15 September 2017 by paul

Spencer/Columbus fullback Carson Hildbrandt (25) leads the way for Jacob Miller on a big run during the first quarter of the Rockets’ 57-14 win over Colby on Friday night at Spencer High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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SPENCER – The high-octane Spencer/Columbus offense was on full display Friday night at Ted Fritsch Field.

After an interception on its first play, the Rockets need just 11 offensive plays to score four touchdowns and take control of the game as they cruised past previously unbeaten Colby 57-14 in a Cloverbelt Conference football game at Spencer High School.

Spencer/Columbus needed just five plays to drive 50 yards for its first score – a 3-yard run by Hunter Luepke.

Colby responded as Alex Schmitt returned the kickoff 59 yards to the 27 and the Hornets scored four plays later on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Christian Raasch to Lucas Bruesewitz.

From that point on, it was all Rockets.

Luepke raced 43 yards for a touchdown on SC’s first play after the kickoff, then after a three-and-out and a punt, Jacob Miller went 53 yards for another Rockets’ touchdown to put them up 22-6.

After another three-and-out by the SC defense, Jarred Mandel completed three passes for 50 yards, the final 10 going to Luepke for another touchdown and the Rockets (4-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) had a 29-6 lead after one quarter.

“I thought our guys got off to a real good start and overall played really well,” SC coach Jason Gorst said. “I thought we were really quick to the edge and the defense was swarming and hard-hitting all night long. It was a very good game.”

It was much the same for the Rockets in the second quarter as they scored on all three of their possessions.

Miller ran 57 yards for a touchdown, Luepke had a 29-yard touchdown run, and Carson Hildebrandt ran in from 5 yards out to put SC up 50-6 at halftime.

“Our game plan was to outside and we accomplished that,” Luepke said of the sweep plays that were working all night against the Hornets. “We got quite a bit of touchdowns on those plays. We always love starting quick.”

Hayden Bauman finished the scoring for the Rockets with a 55-yard scamper with 4:17 to go in the third quarter.

Miller finished with 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just four carries, Luepke added another 118 yards rushing on eight carries and also caught four passes for 87 yards and scored four times.

Spencer/Columbus’ defense was just as impressive, forcing two fumbles and holding Colby (4-1, 3-1 Cloverbelt Conference) to just 75 rushing yards on 27 carries.

“We are doing a couple of things different (with the sweep play) this year, blocking a little bit differently, so we looked at some film to see the way they (Colby) defended us last year,” Gorst said. “We tried to use our speed, we have that as an asset for us, and we blocked the edge pretty well.”

Spencer/Columbus hits the road for its next two games Sept. 22 at Cadott and Sept. 28 at Eau Claire Regis.

Rockets 57, Hornets 14
Colby 6 0 8 0 – 14
Spencer/Columbus 29 21 7 0 – 57
First Quarter

SC – Hunter Luepke 3 run (kick missed), 9:10.
C – Lucas Bruesewitz 9 pass from Christian Raasch (run failed), 7:27.
SC – Luepke 43 run (Jacob Miller run), 7:08.
SC – Miller 53 run (Luepke run), 5:19.
SC – Luepke 10 pass from Jarred Mandel (Evan Dieringer kick), 2:31.
Second Quarter
SC – Miller 57 run (Dieringer kick), 7:29.
SC – Luepke 29 run (Dieringer kick), 6:58.
SC – Carson Hildebrandt 5 run (Dieringer kick), 1:18.
Third Quarter
C – Gavino Lopez 3 run (Reece Kellnhofer pass from Raasch), 5:55.
SC – Hayden Bauman 55 run (Dieringer kick), 4:17.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Colby 7; Spencer/Columbus 12.
Rushing (att-yards): C 27-75; SC 31-306.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): C 7-17-127-0; SC 6-11-125-2.
Total yards: C 202; SC 431.
Penalties (no.-yards): C 7-45; SC 2-16.
Fumbles (total-lost): C 2-2; SC 1-0.
Punting (no.-avg.): C 6-28.8; SC none.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
C, Gavino Lopez 8-39, Christian Raasch 5-20, Reece Kellnhofer 6-16, Kane Strassburger 8-0. SC, Jacob Miller 4-138, Hunter Luepke 8-118, Hayden Bauman 1-55, Zach Wheeler-Savoy 2-41, Colton Schillinger 5-26, Carson Hildebrandt 8-16, Will Schlafke 1-6, Bubba Post 1-4, Max McGiveron 1-2.
Passing: C, Raasch 7-17-127-0. SC, Jarred Mandel 6-11-125-2.
Receiving: C, Nathan Meyer 4-95, Harley Schmelzer 1-12, Alex Schmitt 1-11, Lucas Bruesewitz 1-9. SC, Luepke 4-87, Ethan Meece 1-27, Miller 1-11.
Fumble recoveries (defense): SC, Luepke, Logan Zschernitz.
Interceptions (defense): C, Meyer, Raasch.
Punting: C, Armando Campa Mata 6-28.8. SC, none.
Records: Colby 4-1, 3-1 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 4-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.

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Spencer volleyball beats Loyal, improves to 2-0 in Cloverbelt East

Posted on 14 September 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division with a 3-0 sweep of Loyal on Thursday night at Spencer High School.

The Rockets won 25-14, 25-18, 25-21.

“We played more as a team tonight,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “If we clean up our side of the net, things will improve quick.”

Lexi Baehr had 10 kills and 12 digs, Sadie Mercier added 22 assists, two aces and two blocks, and Shelbi Hoefs had 13 digs for the Rockets.

Shaelee Neitzel added seven kills and two blocks in the victory.

Spencer hots Marshfield Columbus Catholic on Tuesday in a battle of conference leaders.

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Auburndale girls win team title at Stratford Cross Country Invitational

Posted on 12 September 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Auburndale girls had its best five finishers in the top 10 and cruised to the team title at the 2017 Stratford Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday.

The Apaches had just 31 points, winning the girls title easily over second-place Marathon (84) and Mosinee (85). Spencer was fourth with 115 points and Stratford took fifth with 123.

Isabella Jewell led Auburndale by taking third place in 22:16.5, 25 seconds behind winner Anna Buchberger of Marathon. Prentice’s Serena Moore was second in 21:56.7.

Kali Karl was fifth (22:49), Vanessa Mitchell took sixth (22:51), Errika Zenner was seventh (23:16), and Taylor Stanton finished 10th (23:43) for the Apaches. Anna Kollross finished 11th as well for Auburndale.

Macie Schillinger was ninth for Stratford (23:33.1) and Kaitlin Kasch topped Spencer by taking 12th (24:01.1).

Marathon won the boys team title with 61 points, 13 better than Mosinee. Stratford was fourth (105), Spencer fifth (123), and Auburndale seventh (137).

Nicholas Rogaczewski of Athens won the boys race, finishing 20 seconds ahead of Mosinee’s Grayton Barrett.

Stratford’s James Heeg took third in 19:00.6 and Isaac Thompson was 18th in 20:13.0 for the Tigers.

Spencer’s top runner was Aaron Pankratz, who finished 10th in 19:48.3, and teammate Collin Nieman took 17th in 20:11.6.

Carl Lundgren led Auburndale, finishing ninth in 19:42.6.

Auburndale, Spencer and Stratford will compete at the Smiley Invitational at Tribute Golf Course in Wausau on Saturday.

2017 Stratford Cross Country Invitational
Boys
Team scores:
1. Marathon 61; 2. Mosinee 74; 3. Athens 91; 4. Stratford 105; 5. Spencer 123; 6. Prentice 135; 7. Auburndale 137; 8. Owen-Withee 165.
Top 10, and Stratford, Auburndale and Spencer finishers: 1. Nicholas Rogaczewski (ATH) 18:36.5; 2. Grayson Barrett (MOS) 18:56.8; 3. James Heeg (ST) 19:00.6; 4. Eric Kordus (MOS) 19:06.3; 5. Joe Kraimer (MAR) 19:21.5; 6. Adam Dums (PR) 19:31.6; 7. Jacob Seidel (OW) 19:34.3; 8. Evan Pilgrim (MAR) 19:37.8; 9. Carl Lundgren (AUB) 19:42.6; 10. Aaron Pankratz (SP) 19:48.3; 17. Collin Nieman (SP) 20:11.6; 18. Isaac Thompson (ST) 20:13.0; 22. Lance Heidmann (ST) 20:32.2; 24. Paul Kollross (AUB) 20:35.8; 28. Brett Kasch (SP) 20:49.7; 29. Paul Peplinski (AUB) 20:51.5; 31. Derek Marten (ST) 21:03.7; 34. Brenden Fecker (ST) 21:11.8; 36. Matthew Leick (AUB) 21:13.6; 38. Ashton Ackman (SP) 21:20.0; 39. Bryce Shaw (SP) 21:25.2; 40. Antonio Verdone (ST) 21:27.3; 43. Andrew Chapel (ST) 21:34.6; 44. Tim Wenzel (ST) 21:46.6; 48. Darren Kieffer (AUB) 22:07.0; 50. Cody Miller (ST) 22:17.0; 54. Leo Rodriguez (SP) 22:26.6; 55. Josh Peplinski (AUB) 22:26.6; 57. Sam Schoenfuss (ST) 22:31.3; 59. Dominick Wichlacz (SP) 22:37.3; 66. Carver Empey (AUB) 23:39.3; 68. Ian Lang (AUB) 23:54.6; 70. Gage Stoflet (AUB) 24:56.6; 71. Brandon Ackley (ST) 25:02.3; 72. Spencer Grieptentrog (ST) 25:06.7; 74. Kaden Haupt (ST) 25:12.8; 76. Colten Post (SP) 25:15.4; 79. Taylor Bach (SP) 25:57.8; 82. Dan Lopez (ST) 28:06.3; 83. Benno Wenzel (ST) 28:22.2; 84. Braedon Miller (SP) 28:39.8; 87. Kobly Mueller (ST) 29:50.2; 89. Jake Skroch (ST) 30:38.5; 90. Tyler Lappe (ST) 32:38.8.
Girls
Team scores:
1. Auburndale 31; 2. Marathon 84; 3. Mosinee 85; 4. Spencer 115; 5. Stratford 123; 6. Prentice 128; 7. Athens 155; Owen-Withee incomplete.
Top 10, and Stratford, Auburndale and Spencer finishers: 1. Anna Buchberger (MAR) 21:51.0; 2. Serena Moore (PR) 21:56.7; 3. Isabella Jewell (AUB) 22:16.5; 4. Alysha Stieber (MAR) 22:35.0; 5. Kali Karl (AUB) 22:49.0; 6. Vanessa Mitchell (AUB) 22:51.0; 7. Erricka Zenner (AUB) 23:16.0; 8. Abby Van Rixel (ATH) 23:21.7; 9. Macie Schillinger (ST) 23:33.1; 10. Taylor Stanton (AUB) 23:43.6; 11. Anna Kollross (AUB) 23:45.5; 12. Kaitlin Kasch (SP) 24:01.1; 15. Angelia Verdone (ST) 24:12.6; 16. Annalise Jewell (AUB) 24:15.5; 18. Victoria Hasenohrl (AUB) 24:27.0; 20. Leah Nieman (SP) 24:28.4; 26. Kaily Northup (SP) 25:30.1; 30. Kaylee Hollatz (ST) 25:43.0; 31. Lily Kloos (AUB) 25:48.0; 36. Hannah Zastrow (SP) 26:25.0; 37. Kaylee Wehrman (SP) 26:25.3; 38. Taya Nett (ST) 26:29.0; 39. Leigh Anne Sieracki (SP) 26:30.6; 49. Lillian Onsager (AUB) 28:02.1; 50. Emmie Richardson (AUB) 28:29.9; 51. Amanda Momont (AUB) 28:41.0; 54. Maddy Pavloski (ST) 28:56.0; 60. Brenna Manecke (ST) 29:51.4; 61. Faith Miller (SP) 30:14.0; 62. Alexandra Wolf (AUB) 30:14.8; 64. Julia Schneider (ST) 30:56.1; 65. Megan Schmidt (ST) 31:23.9; 66. Rose Huther (ST) 31:26.2; 67. Hannah Schulte (AUB) 31:26.6; 68. Sydney Boeger (ST) 31:34.7; 72. Heather Greenberg (ST) 32:55.7; 73. Paige Kolbeck (ST) 32:58.6; 74. Saige Tichy (ST) 33:01.7; 79. Lydia Nieman (SP) 34:27.0.

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Spencer volleyball swept at Rib Lake

Posted on 11 September 2017 by paul

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RIB LAKE – The Spencer volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to Rib Lake in a nonconference match Monday at Rib Lake High School.

Rib Lake won the match 25-8, 25-14, 25-14. Spencer is now 4-13 in matches this season.

Chloe Drews had three kills, and Sadie Mercier had 11 digs and nine assists for Spencer, which hosts Loyal in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division match on Thursday.

“We just looked tired and uninspired,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Their defense was incredible, but we helped them with way too may unforced errors.”

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