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Area softball preview: Expectations high for experienced Marshfield

Posted on 20 April 2017 by paul

Marshfield junior Megan Donahue is a force on the mound and at the plate for the Tigers, who are off to a 6-1 start this season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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A strong group of returning players and an upset victory in the playoffs last spring has the Marshfield softball team thinking big coming into the 2017 season.

The Tigers won a WIAA Division 1 regional title last season with an upset victory at Chippewa Falls and finished 15-13 overall after losing 2-1 in the sectional semifinals to Hudson.

First-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference outfielder Jenna Jakobi and second-team pick Megan Donahue, the team’s main pitcher, are among those returning to the starting lineup for the Tigers, who are off to a 6-1 start this season.

Jakobi, a sophomore, hit .424 with 30 runs scored and seven outfield assists last year, while Donahue, a junior, smacked 12 home runs, had 47 RBIs and totaled 243 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings on the mound.

Also back are junior catcher Emily Draeger, senior third baseman Melissa Roberts, junior first baseman Kaitlyn Konrardy, junior infielder Morgan Nordbeck, and sophomore outfielders Rhiannon Corozolla and Maddie Mews.

“We have high expectations this year with a good returning core group of players coming back,” second-year Marshfield coach Daniel Costa said. “We expect to compete with the best teams in our conference for a conference title.”

Freshman Jordan Pretsch, and juniors Jasmine Fredrick and Madison Derus are among those that will also compete for playing time.

Marshfield’s lone loss this season came to defending conference and WIAA Division 1 state champion Stevens Point 4-1 on April 6.

After finishing fourth in the Wisconsin Valley Conference last season (7-5), Marshfield is primed to make a run toward a top spot.

“With so many of our conference teams winning playoff games and advancing last year, the fact that we have such a strong conference can only help us in the long run come playoff time,” Costa said. “After getting a small taste of success in our mouths with a regional championship at Chippewa Falls last year, we are eager and hungry to try to make an even deeper run into the playoffs this year.”

MARSHFIELD TIGERS
Coach:
Daniel Costa, second year (15-13).
Last year’s record: 15-13, 7-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
This year so far (through April 18): 6-1, 3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. New Richmond 10-0 in Div. 1 regional semifinals; Def. Chippewa Falls 11-8 in regional finals; lost to Hudson 2-1 in sectional semifinals.
Returning players: Megan Donahue, jr., P/C; Emily Draeger, jr., C; Jenna Jakobi, so., OF; Melissa Roberts, sr., 3B; Kaitlyn Konrardy, jr., 1B/P; Megan Nordbeck, jr., 2B/SS; Rhiannon Corozolla, so., OF; Maddie Mews, so., OF.
Top newcomers: Jordan Pretsch, fr., SS/2B; Jasmine Fredrick, jr., OF; Madison Derus, jr., Utility.

AUBURNDALE APACHES
Coach:
Anne Teska, second year (9-10-1).
Last year’s record: 9-10-1, 6-6 Marawood Conference South Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 1-2, 0-1 Marawood South.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Loyal/Granton 7-2 in Div. 3 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Brooke Anderson, sr., SS; Jenna Ertl, sr., CF; Kaeden Dvorak, sr., C; Emma Dimick, jr., 2B; Hannah Bolder, jr., 1B; Rachael Bolder, jr., 3B/P; Teryn Lau, so., LF; Mackenzie Raab, so., RF; Alexis Soppe, so., P; Marissa Ponshock, so., 3B; Marissa Spatz, so., C.
Top newcomers: Jenna Snortheim, so.; Maggie Willfahrt, fr., P; Carly Willfarht, fr.; Natalie Aue, fr.; Abby Koopman, fr.
What the coach said: “Our expectations this year is to finish over .500,” Teska said. “We also expect to give teams a tough game. We start out season with a bang and beat Prentice 17-0 on March 31. We would also like to go farther in the regionals.”

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC DONS
Coach:
Arnie Neubauer, first year.
Last year’s record: 3-14, 1-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 1-1, 0-1 Cloverbelt East.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Rib Lake 9-8 in Div. 4 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Sierra Litwatis, sr., SS/OF/P; Maddie DeSmet, sr., P/1B; Ella Schultz, jr., SS/P/OF; Maren Seefluth, so., OF/SS; Annie Baierl, so., C.
Top newcomers: Cassidy Strey, OF; Zoe Stratman, OF/2B; Sophia Mauney, OF/3B/P; Bekah Kitzhaber, OF/1B; Kasey Carter, OF; Taylor Tolppi, C/OF; Anna Roewe, 2B; Brooke Neider, 3B; Emiliy Nemitz, 3B; Holly Dean, OF; Annika Brown, 2B/OF; Addison Baierl, OF/1B/P; Mathilde Le gruella, jr., OF.
What the coach said: “(We want to) create an atmosphere that has players realizing that there’s a lot of positive fastpitch ability here at Columbus Catholic, and be competitive in every game,” Neubauer said. “There’s not a lot of pitching experience coming into the season. Our approach will be taking one at-bat at a time and one game at a time.”

SPENCER ROCKETS
Coach:
Jason Gorst, seventh year (120-42).
Last year’s record: 17-6, 12-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 2-4, 1-0 Cloverbelt East.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Loyal/Granton 14-4 in Div. 3 regional finals; lost to Marathon 2-1 in sectional semifinals.
Returning players: Courtney Buss, sr., SS/C; Jenna Schober, sr., OF; Lexi Baehr, jr., IF/C; Cinnamin Harwood, sr., iF; Katie Fleischman, sr., OF; Sadie Mercier, jr., IF/C; Tiffany Meinders, so., P; Felicia Bauer, so. OF.
Top newcomers: Montana Kleinschmidt, sr., 1B; Miranda Jackson, sr., DP; Aryiah Schuh, fr., OF; Shaelee Neitzel, so., OF.
What the coach said: “We have a lot of rebuilding to do with some of our major losses,” Gorst said. “The conference should have more parody than in past seasons, with as many as five teams that could win the championship. We hope to be competitive in that group, but we will need players to step forward.”

STRATFORD TIGERS
Coach:
Mandy Pankratz, 11th year (143-80).
Last year’s record: 19-7, 10-2 Marawood Conference South Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 5-1, 1-0 Marawood South.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 11-1 in Div. 3 regional quarterfinals; def. Bonduel 6-2 in regional semifinals; def. Oconto 5-3 in regional finals; def. Marathon 3-2 in sectional semifinals; lost to Laconia 2-0 in sectional finals.
Returning players: Brittany Bredemann, sr., C; Sammy Griesbach, sr., SS; Sammy Kaiser, sr., OF; Val Licciardi, sr., OF/P; Kiana Weiler, jr., P.
Top newcomers: Shalynn Griesmer, sr., 2B; Sam Manecke, sr., 1B; Cassidy VanDerLeest, jr., 3B; Courtney Kaiser, jr., Utility; McKenzie Ford, jr., OF; Anna Goldbach, jr., 1B; Madisyn Daul, jr., Utility; Kaylee Hollatz, jr., 1B/P; Kaitlyn Doll, sr., OF; Sydney Boeger, so., IF.
What the coach said: “We have some returning players in new positions and a lot of new faces to the varsity squad,” Pankratz said. “Our goal is to work together and improve each time we are on the field. I really expect this team to make huge strides from the beginning to the end of the season.”

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Marshfield softball holds off D.C. Everest for fourth-straight win

Posted on 18 April 2017 by paul

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SCHOFIELD – The Marshfield softball team won its fourth-straight game, topping D.C. Everest 7-5 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday at D.C. Everest High School.

The Tigers (6-1 overall, 3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) led 5-0 after three innings and 6-1 after 5 ½ before D.C. Everest mounted a comeback.

The Evergreens (2-4, 1-1 WVC) scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to tighten it up, but Marshfield came back with a run in the top of the seventh and held on from there.

Megan Donahue grabbed the win with a complete-game effort. She struck out 12, walked three, and allowed eight hits in seven innings. She also smacked her fifth home run of the season and drove in three runs.

Rhiannon Corozolla added a home run, her second of the year, and also had two singles, scored twice, and drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers. Morgan Nordbeck and Emily Draeger eached chipped in with a pair of hits and a run each.

Marshfield will host Wausau East on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Tigers 7, Evergreens 5
Marshfield 014 001 1 – 7 11 1
D.C. Everest 000 104 0 – 5 8 2
WP:
Megan Donahue. LP: Miranda Gajewski.
SO: Donahue 12; Gajewski 6. BB: Donahue 3; Gajewski 2.
Top hitters: M, Morgan Nordbeck 2×4, 2B, run; Emily Draeger, 2×3, run; Megan Donahue HR, run, 3 RBIs, 2 BBs; Rhiannon Corozolla 3×4, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Jordan Pretsch 1×3, RBI; Jenna Jakobi RBI. DC, Gajewski 2×4, HR, 3 RBIs; Maggie Plaza HR; Lexie Higgins 3×4.
Records: Marshfield 6-1, 3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; D.C. Everest 2-4, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Marshfield softball slides past Eau Claire North in eight innings

Posted on 17 April 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Jordan Pretsch knocked in Kaitlyn Konrardy with the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the Marshfield softball team to a 4-3 victory over Eau Claire North in a nonconference game Monday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Marshfield scored once in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 before winning it in the eighth, finishing off its third-straight win to improve to 5-1 this season. North drops to 2-6.

Emily Draeger and Maddie Mews each had two hits for the Tigers, who had 10 in all.

Megan Donahue earned the win on the mound for Marshfield, striking out nine and scattering seven hits.

Marshfield plays a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at D.C. Everest on Tuesday.

Tigers 4, Huskies 3 (8 inn.)
Eau Claire North 000 120 00 – 3 7 2
Marshfield 101 000 11 – 4 10 2
WP:
Megan Donahue.
SO: Donahue 9. BB: Donahue 2.
Top hitters: ECN, Fischer 2×4. M, Emily Draeger 2×4; Maddie Mews 2×3.
Records: Eau Claire North 2-6; Marshfield 5-1.

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Marshfield softball smacks four homers, wins at Merrill

Posted on 13 April 2017 by paul

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MERRILL – Marshfield scored in each of the first six innings and held off Merrill 10-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference softball game Thursday.

The game, originally scheduled to be played in Marshfield, was moved to Merrill because the Marshfield Fairgrounds field was unplayable. The teams’ other WVC game, on May 9, will now be played in Marshfield.

Megan Donahue hit two home runs and drove in four to lead the Marshfield offense. She now has four home runs in five games this season.

Donahue also earned the win on the mound for the Tigers (4-1, 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference), striking out 10 and walking one. Only three of the six runs she allowed were earned.

Emily Draeger and Rhiannon Corozolla also hit home runs for Marshfield and were among the five Tigers that collected two hits, which also included Donahue, Jenna Jakobi and Morgan Nordbeck.

Marshfield hosts Eau Claire North in a nonconference game Monday.

Tigers 10, Bluejays 6
Marshfield 213 112 0 – 10 13 3
Merrill 002 040 0 – 6 9 0
WP:
Megan Donahue. LP: Taylor Krueger.
SO: Donahue 10. BB: Donahue 1.
Top hitters: MAR, Jenna Jakobi 2×3, 2B, RBI; Emily Draeger 2×3, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Morgan Nordbeck 2×4, RBI; Donahue 2×4, 2 HRs, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Rhiannon Corozolla 2×4, HR. MER, Kelsie Belfiori 3×4, 2 runs; Calli Oberg 2×3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.
Records: Marshfield 4-1, 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 4-2, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Marshfield softball blanks Wisconsin Rapids

Posted on 11 April 2017 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield softball team won its first Wisconsin Valley Conference game of the season, shutting out Wisconsin Rapids 9-0 on Tuesday at Wisconsin Rapids High School.

Megan Donahue threw the complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits, with no walks and 11 strikeouts. She also hit her second home run of the season and drove in four runs for the Tigers.

Jenna Jakobi had a single, a double, and two RBIs, Emily Draeger scored twice and drove in a run,a nd Madelyn Mews also had an RBI for Marshfield (3-1 overall, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference).

Wisconsin Rapids drops to 3-2 and 1-2 in the conference.

Marshfield hosts a doubleheader against two different teams on Thursday. The Tigers will play their regularly-scheduled game against Merrill at 4:30 p.m. and will take on Rhinelander in a make-up game following that at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

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Marshfield softball drops WVC opener to Stevens Point

Posted on 06 April 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Stevens Point held Marshfield to four hits and the Tigers left seven runners on base as they fell to the Panthers 4-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference softball opener for both teams.

Emily Draeger knocked in Jenna Jakobi for Marshfield’s only run in the loss.

Draeger, Jakobi, Megan Nordbeck and Jordan Pretsch each had one hit for the Tigers.

Megan Donahue gave up two earned runs and struck out eight in a complete-game effort for Marshfield. She allowed seven hits and three walks.

Stevens Point (1-0) statistics were not provided.

Marshfield (1-1) returns to action Friday, hosting Mosinee in a nonconference game at 4:30 p.m. at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

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Marshfield has number of athletes named to all-Wisconsin Valley Conference softball, baseball, girls soccer teams

Posted on 16 June 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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The Wisconsin Valley Conference has announced its spring sports all-conference teams for baseball, softball and girls soccer.

Marshfield had numerous athletes named to the teams.

Marshfield centerfielder Jenna Jakobi was the only freshman named first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference for the 2016 softball season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield centerfielder Jenna Jakobi was the only freshman named first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference for the 2016 softball season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield softball has four named to all-WVC softball team
Marshfield freshman outfielder Jenna Jakobi was named to the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team, as voted on by the seven conference coaches.

Jakobi hit a team-high .500 (21 of 42) in conference play with one home run and seven RBIs.

Marshfield sophomore pitcher Megan Donahue and senior third baseman Lexi Dupee were second-team picks, and sophomore catcher Emily Draeger was an honorable mention choice.

Donahue led the WVC with seven home runs and 24 RBIs, and was tied for fourth with 18 runs scored as she hit .487 (19 of 44). On the mound, she was 6-5 with a 4.45 earned-run average. She struck out 100 batters in 66 innings of work.

Dupee hit .459 (17 of 43) with four home runs and 11 RBIs. Draeger batted .439 (18 of 41) with 14 runs scored and a conference-best 10 stolen bases for the Tigers, who were 7-5 and finished in fourth place in the Valley standings.

Stevens Point pitcher Aubrey Drohner was named Player of the Year. She was a perfect 12-0 on the mound with a 1.53 ERA and struck out 69 in 64 innings, giving up just 51 hits. She also hit .487 with 23 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Infielders:
*Payton Gaber, sr., Stevens Point; Shaylee Kluck, sr., Stevens Point; Maggie Plaza, jr., D.C. Everest; Chelsey LaMonica, jr., Merrill.
Outfielders: *Ally Miklesh, so., Stevens Point; Madison Bogie, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Jenna Jakobi, fr., Marshfield.
Catcher: Jordan Kawlewski, sr., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Miranda Gajewski, jr., D.C. Everest; *Aubrey Drohner, jr., Stevens Point.
Utility/designated player: *Emily Travis, sr., Merrill.
Second Team
Infielders:
Lexi Dupee, sr., Marshfield; Leonna Ives, sr., Merrill; Olivia Zipperer, sr., Wausau East; Brittany Flugaur, jr., Stevens Point.
Outfielders: Hannah Worzella, sr., Stevens Point; Lexi Brown, sr., D.C. Everest; Kelsie Belfiori, fr., Merrill.
Catcher: Lauren Brinkman, sr., D.C. Everest.
Pitchers: Megan Donahue, so., Marshfield; Taylor Krueger, so., Merrill.
Utility/designated player: Rachel Plautz, so., D.C. Everest.
Honorable Mention
Infielders:
Chaela West, so., Wisconsin Rapids; Ally Dzurka, sr., D.C. Everest; Maddix Bonnell, so., Merrill; Sami Brown, jr., Wausau West.
Outfielders: Halle Pavelski, so., Stevens Point; Cassandra Casper, sr., Merrill; Brianna Mancl, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Catchers: Emily Draeger, so., Marshfield; Calli Oberg, so., Merrill; Josie Bartishofski, fr., Wausau East.
Player of the Year: Aubrey Drohner, Stevens Point.
Co-coaches of the Year: Mike Mathies, D.C. Everest, and Tom Drohner, Stevens Point.

Marshfield shortstop Trevor Schwecke was one of two Tigers named first-team on the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield shortstop Trevor Schwecke was one of two Tigers named first-team on the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Schwecke, Maguire named to first team all-WVC baseball
Marshfield senior shortstop Trevor Schwecke and junior outfielder/catcher Paul Maguire were among the 12 players picked for the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team.

Schwecke hit .349 (15 of 43) with 10 RBIs and five stolen bases, and tied for second in the conference with six doubles. Maguire batted .395 (15 of 38) with 11 RBIs.

Marshfield senior first baseman Scott Berg was a second-team selection, while junior outfielder Braden Bohman and junior pitcher Jake Brueggen were honorable mention picks.

Berg led the Tigers, who finished 6-6 in the conference, with a .410 batting average (16 of 39) and was fifth in the conference with 13 runs scored. Bohman hit .326 (14 of 43) with 12 runs scored, and Brueggen was 2-2 on the mound with a 4.03 ERA and hit .286.

Stevens Point’s Matt McHugh and Gus Turner-Zick were named co-Players of the Year.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Infielders:
*Trevor Asmundsen, sr., Merrill; *Matt McHugh, sr., Stevens Point; Trevor Schwecke, sr., Marshfield; Zach Pearson, jr., Wausau West; Nate Jackan, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: *Gus Turner-Zick, jr., Stevens Point; Payton Nelson, jr., Wausau West; Nick Schroeder, sr., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Joe Strigel, jr., Stevens Point; Logan Langbehn, sr., D.C. Everest.
Catcher: Paul Weise, jr., Wausau West.
Utility: Paul Maguire, jr., Marshfield.
Second Team
Infielders:
Cody Jensen, sr., D.C. Everest; Logan Grunenwald, jr., Wausau West; Bryce Behrens, sr., D.C. Everest; Scott Berg, sr., Marshfield.
Outfielders: Drew Hoff, sr., Merrill; Steven Lewandowski, sr., Wausau West; Sharrod Harper, sr., Wausau East.
Pitchers: Garrett Hohn, sr., Wausau West; Ryan Golisch, jr., Merrill.
Catcher: Logan Langbehn, sr., D.C. Everest.
Utility: Travis Lang, sr., Wausau West.
Honorable Mention
Infielders:
Austin Gilge, so., D.C. Everest; Tre Lemmer, sr., D.C. Everest; Jared Schmeltzer, sr., Merrill; Ted Kearney, sr., Stevens Point; Tanner Case, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: Braden Bohman, jr., Marshfield; Ty Belfiori, jr., Merrill; Caleb Krommenakker, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Pitchers: Derek Reiche, sr., D.C. Everest; Jake Brueggen, jr., Marshfield; Chandler Fochs, so., Wausau West; Grant Hill, so., Wausau West.
Catchers: Mack Journell, sr., Stevens Point; Levy Treinen, sr., Wausau East; Shawn O’Connell, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Co-Players of the Year: Gus Turner-Zick, Stevens Point, and Matt McHugh, Stevens Point.

Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly, right, was a second-team pick to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly, right, was a second-team pick to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Three Tigers named to all-WVC girls soccer squad
Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly was a second-team pick, and Emily Critelli and Julia Urban were honorable mention choices to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team.

Haessly scored three of the Tigers’ 10 goals in conference play this season as Marshfield finished 1-10-1.

Dorene Sanchez of conference-champion D.C. Everest was picked as Player of the Year.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Goalkeeper:
Chani Pulchinski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Midfielders: *McKenna Gilmore, jr., D.C. Everest; Bri Widmer, sr., D.C. Everest; Anna Zajakowski, jr., Stevens Point; *Allyson Dehnel, sr., Wausau East; Natalie Lucht, so., Wausau West; Katie Kiiskila, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Defenders: *Dorene Sanchez, jr., D.C. Everest; Libby Schuerman, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Aubrey Iwinski, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forward: *Justice Menge, sr., Stevens Point.
Second Team
Goalkeeper:
Gabby Schlegel, jr., Merrill.
Midfielders: Kendra Wolfgram, jr., D.C. Everest; Kelly Bodette, sr., D.C. Everest; Abby Gemza, fr., Stevens Point; Jordyn Seymour, sr., Wausau East.
Defenders: Lauren Rohr, jr., D.C. Everest; Cassy Plachetka, sr., Merrill; Courtney Milkowski, so., Stevens Point; Alexa Sheehan, jr., Wausau West.
Forwards: Maddie Haessly, jr., Marshfield; Kaitlyn Hess, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Honorable Mention
Goalkeeper:
Kadie Deaton, fr., Wausau West.
Midfielders: Julia Urban, sr., Marshfield; Emily Page, sr., Merrill; Sami Miles, so., Wausau East; Christina Johnson, sr., Wausau West; Kayla Durr, so., Wausau West.
Defenders: Emily Critelli, jr., Marshfield; Erin Soucek, jr., Stevens Point; Paige Klitzka, sr., Wausau East; Nikki Batterman, sr., Wausau West.
Forwards: Krista Koenig, so., D.C. Everest; Kaylee Heil, sr., D.C. Everest; Mia Iwinski, so., Wisconsin Rapids.

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Marshfield softball player Megan Donahue wins voting for WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com May High School Athlete of the Month

Posted on 08 June 2016 by paul

Marshfield sophomore Megan Donahue won voting for the WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com May High School Athlete of the Month award. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield sophomore Megan Donahue won voting for the WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com May High School Athlete of the Month award. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield softball player Megan Donahue has been voted as the WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com Mau High School Athlete of the Month.

The High School Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Marshfield Clinic, Cost Cutters Family Hair Care and Burt Trophy & Awards.

Varsity athletes from the following high schools are eligible to be nominated for the award: Abbotsford, Athens, Auburndale, Colby, Columbus Catholic, Edgar, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Marathon, Marshfield, Neillsville, Owen-Withee, Pittsville, Spencer, Stratford and Thorp.

Donahue, a sophomore pitcher/shortstop for the Marshfield softball team, received 424 of the nearly 1,200 votes cast, sneaking past Auburndale track athlete Sylviann Momont by just 17 votes to win the award.

Other nominees for the May award were Stratford baseball player Cole Hoffman, Marathon track athlete Xavier Lechleitner, and Spencer softball player Macie Weber.

Donahue hit .479 with six home runs and 22 RBIs during May for the Tigers, who advanced to the WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinals before losing 2-1 to Hudson. In that eight-inning loss to Hudson, Donahue struck out 17 Raiders. She finished the month with a 5-4 pitching record and 121 strikeouts, and had 13 home runs as a hitter this season.

Donahue joins Abbotsford volleyball player Makenzie Klieforth (September), Spencer/Columbus football player Noah Zastrow (October), Marshfield girls basketball player Ema Fehrenbach (November), Stratford wrestling Jeremy Schoenherr (December), Stratford girls basketball player Savannah Schillinger (January), Marshfield gymnast Emma Haugen (February), Marshfield track athlete Calden Wojt (March), and Athens softball player Hanna Ellenbecker (April) as winners of the monthly award during the 2015-16 school year.

Nominate an athlete for the June award via email at paul@marshfieldareasports.com. Voting will take place here from July 1-7 with the winner announced on July 9. The WDLB-WOSQ Radio & MarshfieldAreaSports.com High School Athlete of the Year for 2015-16 will be announced July 10.

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Marshfield softball suffers extra-inning loss to Hudson in WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal

Posted on 31 May 2016 by paul

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HUDSON – The Marshfield softball team’s postseason run came to an abrupt halt with an extra-inning defeat on Tuesday.

Alyssa Stich hit a home run with two outs in the bottom of eighth inning to lift Hudson to a 2-1 victory over Marshfield in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal at Grandview Park.

Marshfield pitcher Megan Donahue was rolling along, allowing just three hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings with 17 strikeouts before Stich won it with the walk-off bomb.

Marshfield (15-13) scored in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Lexi Dupee that scored Emily Draeger. That was all the Tigers could muster against Hudson pitchers Katie Cardell and Jordan Little.

Cardell left in the fourth after giving up six hits and two walks, and Little entered and struck out 11 in 4 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Hudson (19-7) moves on to a sectional final against Stevens Point (25-3) at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The winner advances to the 2016 WIAA State Softball Tournament in Madison on June 9-11.

Raiders 2, Tigers 1 (8 inn.)
Marshfield 100 000 00 – 1 6 2
Hudson 001 000 01 – 2 4 0
WP:
Katie Cardell. LP: Megan Donahue.
SO: Donahue 17; Cardell (3 1/3 inn.) 2, Jordan Little (4 2/3 inn.) 11. BB: Donahue 2; Cardell 2, Little 1.
Top hitters: M, Morgan Nordbeck 2×3, 2B; Lexi Dupee 2B, RBI. H, Alyssa Stich HR; Hueptal 2×4.
Records: Marshfield 15-13; Hudson 19-7.

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2016 WIAA softball playoffs, sectional scores

Posted on 30 May 2016 by paul

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The 2016 WIAA State Softball Tournament is set after sectional finals were played in four divisions across Wisconsin.

A total of 20 teams will compete for four titles at the state tournament at Goodman Diamonds in Madison on June 9-11.

Here is a look at the sectional scores:

2016 WIAA softball playoffs
Division 1
Sectional 1
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Stevens Point 5, No. 4 D.C. Everest 0
No. 3 Hudson 2, No. 7 Marshfield 1 (8 inn.)
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Stevens Point 11, No. 3 Hudson 4
Sectional 8
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 5 Kenosha Tremper 2, No. 1 Greenfield 1
No. 6 Kenosha Bradford/Reuther 4, No. 2 Oak Creek 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 5 Kenosha Tremper 9, No. 6 Kenosha Bradford/Reuther 5
Sectional 2
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Pulaski 1, No. 4 Ashwaubenon 0 (8 inn.)
No. 2 Hortonville 10, No. 6 Appleton North 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Pulaski 4, No. 2 Hortonville 2
Sectional 7
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels 16, No. 4 Mequon Homestead 1
No. 2 Germantown 5, No. 3 Brookfield Central 3
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels 3, No. 2 Germantown 0
Sectional 3
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 6 Holmen 10, No. 2 DeForest 9
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 1 Verona 5, No. 5 La Crosse Central 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Verona 3, No. 6 Holmen 0
Sectional 6
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 2 Menomonee Falls 3, No. 3 Oconomowoc 1
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 1 Watertown 6, No. 5 Hartland Arrowhead 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Watertown 3, No. 2 Menomonee Falls 1
Sectional 4
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Oshkosh North 10, No. 4 Slinger 0
No. 2 Kaukauna 8, No. 6 West Bend West 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Oshkosh North 1, No. 2 Kaukauna 0
Sectional 5
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Union Grove 4, No. 4 Burlington 1
No. 2 Westosha Central 3, No. 6 Wilmot 0
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Union Grove 8, No. 2 Westosha Central 2
Division 2
Sectional 1
Sectional semifinals, June 1

No. 4 Northwestern/South Shore 11, No. 2 Baldwin-Woodville 2
No. 4 Merrill 4, No. 2 La Crosse Logan 2
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 4 Northwestern/South Shore 4, No. 4 Merrill 3
Sectional 3
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 McFarland 7, No. 2 River Valley 1
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 1 Delavan-Darien 4, No. 3 Columbus 1
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Delavan-Darien 9, No. 1 McFarland 0
Sectional 2
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 7 Southern Door 6, No. 1 Luxemburg-Casco 3
No. 1 New London 5, No. 2 Wrightstown 3
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 New London 9, No. 7 Southern Door 3
Sectional 4
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 2 Grafton 4, No. 1 Waupun 1
No. 2 New Berlin West 5, No. 4 Waukesha Catholic Memorial 2
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 2 New Berlin West 13, No. 2 Grafton 6
Division 3
Sectional 1
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 2 Grantsburg 15, No. 4 Chequamegon 0
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 1 Elk Mound 15, No. 3 Eau Claire Regis 2
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 2 Grantsburg 9, No. 1 Elk Mound 3
Sectional 3
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Onalaska Luther 5, No. 3 Arcadia 4
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 2 Poynette 5, No. 1 Marshall 4
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 2 Poynette 5, No. 1 Onalaska Luther 3
Sectional 2
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Laconia 1, No. 3 Weyauwega-Fremont 0 (9 inn.)
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 4 Stratford 3, No. 3 Marathon 2 (9 inn.)
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Laconia 2, No. 4 Stratford 0
Sectional 4
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 6 Winnebago Lutheran 3, No. 1 Lomira 2
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 2 Mishicot 13, No. 1 Random Lake 12
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 2 Mishicot 11, No. 6 Winnebago Lutheran 4
Division 4
Sectional 1
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Shell Lake 8, No. 2 Hurley 5
Sectional semifinals, June 1
No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City 13, No. 3 Lincoln 7
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City 7, No. 1 Shell Lake 1
Sectional 3
Sectional semifinals, June 1

No. 1 De Soto 5, No. 2 Cashton 3
No. 3 Southwestern 4, No. 1 Juda/Albany 2
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 3 Southwestern 5, No. 1 De Soto 3
Sectional 2
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 1 Thorp 5, No. 2 Athens 4
No. 4 Three Lakes/Phelps 8, No. 3 Coleman 7 (8 inn.)
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Thorp 9, No. 4 Three Lakes/Phelps 0
Sectional 4
Sectional semifinals, May 31

No. 12 Green Bay NEW Lutheran 7, No. 2 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 6 (8 inn.)
No. 1 Oakfield 14, No. 2 Burlington Catholic Central 2
Sectional finals, June 2
No. 1 Oakfield 12, No. 12 Green Bay NEW Lutheran 3

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