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Marshfield hitter Tiffany Stargardt named to all-Wisconsin Valley Conference volleyball first team

Posted on 02 November 2011 by paul

Marshfield junior Tiffany Stargardt was a unanimous selection to the 2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Four Marshfield players earned all-conference honors as the 2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Team was announced.

Marshfield junior hitter Tiffany Stargardt was one of four unanimous first-team selections and the lone Tiger on the first team.

She was joined on the first team by unanimous choices Jess Sabey and Renee Sladek of Merrill and Morgan Cebula of Stevens Point, as well as Jordan Gollon of Stevens Point, and Lindsey Krueger and Kaylin Byer of Merrill.

Marshfield senior setter Mary Wolff was a second-team selection and sophomore hitter Courtney Bauer and sophomore libero Darian Molter were honorable mention choices.

Marshfield finished third in the conference standings with a 9-3 record.

2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Team
First team:
*Tiffany Stargardt, jr., Marshfield; *Jess Sabey, sr., Merrill; *Renee Sladek, so., Merrill; *Morgan Cebula, sr., Stevens Point; Jordan Gollon, sr., Stevens Point; Lindsay Krueger, jr., Merrill; Kaylin Byer, sr., Merrill. (*Unanimous selection)
Second team: Melanie Leopold, sr., Stevens Point; Kab Vaj, sr., Wausau West; Clara Baumann, so., Wausau East; Katrina Raskie, jr., D.C. Everest; Vanessa Boorse, so., Wausau East; Mary Wolff, sr., Marshfield; Nicki Hauser, jr., Stevens Point; Jamie Dimka, sr., Wausau East.
Honoroable mention: Courtney Bauer, so., Marshfield; Molly Williams, jr., Stevens Point; Emilie Waack, sr., Wausau East; Mikayla Leopold, sr., Wausau West; Frankie Manecke, sr., Wausau East; Morgan Aubrey, sr., D.C. Everest; Katie Zuelsdorf, so., Merrill; Sarina Strnad, sr., Stevens Point; Darian Molter, so., Marshfield.

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Big plays lift Menomonie past Marshfield in WIAA Division 2 Level 2 football playoff

Posted on 28 October 2011 by paul

Marshfield defensive end Trevor Peterson sacks Menomonie quarterback Neico Stokke during the Tigers' WIAA Division 2 Level 2 playoff game Friday at Menomonie. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield tight end Jordan Schecklman, left, and tackle Cody Schmitt double team Menomonie defender Connor Hanson during Friday's WIAA Division 2 Level 2 football playoff game at Menomonie. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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MENOMONIE – Near the end of the fourth quarter it started to set in for members of the Marshfield football team. Their season was over.

The Tigers, who made an improbable run to the state semifinals last year, expected to get at least that far this year, but it wasn’t to be.

Behind big play after big play, Menomonie dominated Marshfield in a 44-14 WIAA Division 2 Level 2 playoff win Friday night at Williams Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Marshfield turned the ball over four times and was hurt by five offensive plays of 30 yards or more and two defensive return for touchdowns by the Mustangs.

Marshfield’s season ends with a 9-2 record, while 10-1 Menomonie moves on to a Level 3 game against 10-1 Tomah either next Friday or Saturday at a site to be determined.

Menomonie quarterback Neico Stokke made the most of nearly every pass attempt he made, piling up 294 yards on 11 of 16 passing. He completed five passes to Lex Pelke for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and all four of his completions in the second half went to Drew Otto for 89 yards and another score.

“It hurts when you’re winning all kinds of games and you run into a buzz saw that you’re not prepared for,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “It’s my fault that they weren’t prepared. We kind of went into it with let’s have a little bit more swagger this week, let’s be a little more confident. They just beat us.

“We didn’t know how hard to play. We stressed that all year when we went into a practice or a game, ‘Do you guys know how hard you have to play?’ We obviously didn’t know how hard we had to play.”

After Elliot Ashbeck hit Brandon Brown for a 26-yard gain on Marshfield’s first play, Menomonie’s defense dominated the majority of remainder of the first half.

The Tigers turned the ball over on downs at the 38 and three plays later Stokke went deep to Pelke for a 62-yard touchdown.

After each team had a three-and-out, Andrew Kryshak sacked Ashbeck, stripped the ball and rumbled 30 yards for a touchdown to put the Mustangs up 14-0 and completely stun the Tigers.

“You don’t want to do that stuff against a good team like that,” Goettl said. “I probably screwed up going for it on fourth down early in the game, but the play before we had Autie (Austin Littmann) open down the middle. They got a lot of pressure on Elliot and which forced us not to be able to read as much down the field in our man offense.”

Stokke hit Pelke again for an 8-yard touchdown pass early the second quarter, capping a 12-play, 83-yard drive that saw the Mustangs convert a third down and a fourth down to keep the drive alve.

A 56-yard pass from Pelke to Cody Larson set up a 2-yard TD run by James Heimler and Menomonie led 28-0 at the half.

Marshfield was held to just 64 total yards and 13 yards rushing on 17 attempts in the first half.

“They didn’t let us get in and their quarterback is pretty nifty, plus our feet are a big challenge to us,” Goettl said. “We had some blown coverages right away. That’s a big play that hurt us, then we get our dobbers down and a fumble … one thing led to another and you can’t do that against a team like that.”

Marshfield had a glimmer of hope early the third quarter when Justin Sternweis recovered a fumble on the first offensive play of the half.

Eight plays later, Ashbeck found a wide-open Riley Gebelein for a 30-yard touchdown on fourth down to cut into the Mustangs’ lead.

The optimism was short-lived. Menomonie converted a third-and-10 on its next drive and three plays after that, Stokke tossed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Otto.

Marshfield drove the ball down to the Menomonie 14, but Ashbeck was intercepted by Larson, who fly 93 yards down the field for another touchdown to put the Mustangs up 41-7.

“They put some good pressure on,” Ashbeck said. “We were just a millisecond away on a block, just a millimeter away on a throw, we were just that one big play away that could have shifted the momentum a little bit earlier before things got out of hand.”

Otto made a 26-yard field goal for Menomonie and Cody Tarnowski, who rushed for 108 yards on nine carries and had five catches for 34 yards to provide for more than half of the Tigers’ offense, scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

“We overcame a lot of adversity and things could have ended a little bit better, I think, but this is a great group of guys and I wouldn’t trade them for anybody,” Ashbeck said.

Mustangs 44, Tigers 14
Marshfield 0 0 7 7 – 14
Menomonie 14 14 13 3 – 44
FIRST QUARTER

MEN – Lex Pelke 62 pass from Neico Stokke (Drew Otto kick), 9:17.
MEN – Andrew Kryshak 30 fumble return (Otto kick), 6:37.
SECOND QUARTER
MEN – Pelke 8 pass from Stokke (kick failed), 10:50.
MEN – James Heimler 2 run (Mitch Starkey pass from Stokke), 2:33.
THIRD QUARTER
MAR – Riley Geblein 30 pass from Elliot Ashbeck (Gus Utech kick), 8:16.
MEN – Otto 48 pass from Stokke (Otto kick), 5:59.
MEN – Cody Larson 93 interception return (kick failed), 3:10.
FOURTH QUARTER
MEN – Otto 26 field goal, 5:19.
MAR – Cody Tarnowski 2 run (Utech kick), 2:18.
TEAM STATISTICS
First downs:
Marshfield 9; Menomonie 12.
Rushing (att-yards): Marshfield 30-119; Menomonie 34-127.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Marshfield 15-27-147-3; Menomonie 11-16-294-1.
Fumbles (total-lost): Marshfield 3-1; Menomonie 1-1.
Penalties (total-yards): Marshfield 3-15; Menomonie 5-45.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing:
MAR, Cody Tarnowski 9-108, Riley Gebelein 17-35, Elliot Ashbeck 4-minus 24. MEN, Neico Stokke 8-70, James Heimler 11-30, James Gates 1-10, Cale Bauer 3-9, Caleb Goettl 1-5, Drew Otto 10-3.
Passing: MAR, Ashbeck 15-27-147-3. MEN, Stokke 11-16-294-1.
Receiving: MAR, Tarnowski 5-34, Austin Littmann 4-38, Gebelein 3-24, Brandon Brown 2-42, Jordan Litwatis 1-9. MEN, Lex Pelke 5-140, Otto 5-98, Cody Larson 1-56.
Interceptions (defense): MAR, Zach Schwanz. MEN, Stokke, Larson, Pelke.
Fumble recoveries (defense): MAR, Justin Sternweis. MEN, Andrew Kryshak.
Records: Marshfield 9-2; Menomonie 10-1.

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Marshfield’s Trevor Peterson named finalist for Tim Krumrie Award

Posted on 28 October 2011 by paul

Marshfield defensive end Trevor Peterson was named a finalist for the Tim Krumrie Award, which is given to the top senior high school defensive lineman in the state by wissports.net. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield defensive end Trevor Peterson has been named one of five finalists for the Tim Krumrie Award, given by the Wisconsin Sports Network and wissports.net to the top senior high school defensive lineman in the state.

Peterson was a first-team all-Valley Football Association South Division selection and the conference’s Defensive Lineman of the Year after recovering four fumbles and returned three for touchdowns this season. He also returned an interception for a score.

Peterson joins Trent Denlinger of Cuba City, Roland Dunlap of Muskego, Justin Montanez of Milwaukee Riverside and Nick Severson of Waunakee as finalists for the award, which is named after the former Mondovi High School, University of Wisconsin and Pro Bowl NFL nose tackle.

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Marshfield comeback falls short vs. Eau Claire North in WIAA Division 1 volleyball sectional semifinal

Posted on 27 October 2011 by paul

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MERRILL – The Marshfield volleyball team gave all it had, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to tie its match against Eau Claire North, but the Huskies pulled out the decisive third game to beat the Tigers 3-2 in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal Thursday night at Merrill High School.

Eau Claire North won 25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 24-26, 15-13 to advance to Saturday’s sectional final against Merrill at Eau Claire Memorial. Merrill won the first sectional semifinal on Thursday, beating Eau Claire Memorial 25-15, 25-16, 25-21. Eau Clarie North won the sectional last year and made it to state for the second time (also 2005), while Merrill has not been to the state tournament since 1982.

The Tigers, who had just one senior on their roster – setter Mary Wolff – was playing in the sectional for the first time since 2006, the last time Marshfield had made it to the WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament. The Tigers went to state seven times from 1998-2006, including four in a row from 2001-04.

Junior Tiffany Stargardt had 21 kills, 20 digs and two service aces to lead the Tigers. Courtney Bauer added 12 kills, Chelsea Akin had seven kills and 15 digs, Miranda Forrest had seven kills and four block kills, Darian Molter had 13 digs and three aces and Wolff had 29 assists for Marshfield.

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Marshfield kicker Gus Utech named finalist for Kevin Stemke Award

Posted on 27 October 2011 by paul

Marshfield kicker Gus Utech is a finalist for the Kevin Stemke Award, which is given to the top high school senior kicker/punter in Wisconsin by wissports.net. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield senior kicker Gus Utech has been named one of five finalists for the Kevin Stemke Award for the top high school senior kicker/punter in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Sports Network and wissports.net.

Stemke was a standout at Green Bay Preble High School in the mid-1990s before moving on to the University of Wisconsin, where he was given the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter. Stemke played briefly with the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and the St. Louis Rams in 2004.

Joining Utech as finalists are Tom Barneson of Eau Claire Memorial, Santiago Lopez of Stanley-Boyd, Lucas Otto of Sun Prairie and Jack Russell of Waunakee.

Utech, a unanimous first-team All-Valley Football Association South Division kicker and second-team punter, made 7 of 13 field goals and 53 of 56 extra points this year for the Tigers. He has become a big weapon for Marshfield pinning opponents at the 20-yard line following kickoffs this season, averaging 58.3 yards per kickoff.

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Wausau East wins ninth straight Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet title

Posted on 27 October 2011 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – D.C. Everest senior Zoe Huddleston was the star but Wausau East was again the class of the Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet, which was held Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Huddleston broke her own meet record she set last year in the 100 backstroke, winning in 58.22 seconds, won the 50 freestyle in 24.51 seconds and was part of the winning 400 and 200 freestyle relays for the Evergreens, who finished fourth in the team standings.

Wausau East got a pair of titles from Kendra Hilgemann (200 IM and 500 freestyle) as the Lumberjacks won their ninth straight WVC Meet championship.

East won the meet with 482 points. Wausau West was second with 407.5 and Wisconsin Rapids took third with 365.

Marshfield finished sixth among the seven teams with 177 points.

Megan Martoz led the Tigers, taking fourth in the 100 freestyle (56.87) and seventh in the 50 free (25.84). Marotz was also part of the 400 freestyle relay team, along with Paige Hawley, Emma Holbrook and Sarah Claessen, that took fourth in 3:58.87.

Holbrook had Marshfield’s top individual finish, taking second in the 100 backstroke behind Huddleston’s record-setting performance. Holbrook finished in 1:01.50.

Natalie Neuwirth of Stevens Point also wa s a double winner, taking first in the 200 freestyle (1:55.05) and the 100 freestyle (53.98).

Marshfield will compete at the WIAA Division 1 sectional next Saturday at Hudson.

2011 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet
Team standings:
1. Wausau East 482; 2. Wausau West 407.5; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 365; 4. D.C. Everest 342.5; 5. Stevens Point 291; 6. Marshfield 177; 7. Merrill 87.
Top 3 and Marshfield finishers
200 medley relay:
1. Wausau East (Sarah Kane, Taylor Moses, Jocelyn Moses, Bethany Novak-Tveten) 1:54.88; 2. Wausau West (Caity Coleman, Clare Stiko, Drew Detert, Carly Coleman) 1:55.29; 3. Wisconsin Rapids (Maggie McAuley, Racheal Weiland, Alexa Pronga, Taylor Pulchinski) 1:55.67; 15. Marshfield (Camille Kaster, Lindsey DeVault, Anna Hilbelink, Charlotte Urban) 2:17.43; Marshfield (Emma Holbrook, Walker Guzowski, Paige Hawley, Megan Marotz) DQ.
200 freestyle: 1. Natalie Neuwrith (SP) 1:55.05; 2. Weiland (WR) 1:57.29; 3. Katie Brebrick (WE) 2:03.82; 8. Sarah Claessen (MAR) 2:14.44; 17. Kelsey Kuehnhold (MAR) 2:23.67; 18. Rena Kalmon (MAR) 2:25.90.
200 individual medley: 1. Kendra Hilgemann (WE) 2:14.82; 2. Detert (WW) 2:19.28; 3. Willa Huddleston (DC) 2:22.39; 13. Hilbelink (MAR) 2:42.06; 18. Urban (MAR) 2:52.31; 19. Kaster (MAR) 3:11.81.
50 freestyle: 1. Zoe Huddleston (DC) 24.51; 2. Pronga (WR) 25.01; 3. Novak-Tveten (WE) 25.03; 7. Marotz (MAR) 25.84; 13. Holbrook (MAR) 27.75; 21. Ana Stamas (MAR) 31.49.
100 butterfly: 1. Pronga (WR) 58.97; 2. Janna Check (SP) 1:02.21; 3. W. Huddleston (DC) 1:02.77; 8. Hawley (MAR) 1:07.53; 18. Claessen (MAR) 1:19.66; 19. Alexis Hildebrandt (MAR) 1:20.77.
100 freestyle: 1. Neuwirth (SP) 53.98; 2. Anne Krueger (WE) 55.72; 3. Ashley Kroll (DC) 56.37; 4. Marotz (MAR) 56.87; 14. Guzowski (MAR) 1:02.77; 19. Stamas (MAR) 1:09.08.
500 freestyle: 1. Hilgemann (WE) 5:25.50; 2. Brebrick (WE) 5:32.01; 3. Sara Tainter (SP) 5:33.29; 16. Kuehnhold (MAR) 6:31.33; 17. Kalmon (MAR) 6:33.94; 18. Hilbelink (MAR) 6:44.88.
200 freestyle relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Z. Huddleston, Kaylee Lambrecht, W. Huddleston, Kroll 1:40.47; 2. Wausau East (Hilgemann, J. Moses, Krueger, Novak-Tveten) 1:40.92; 3. Wisconsin Rapids (Weiland, Maddy Schotten, Megan Siekert, Pronga) 1:41.83; 9. Marshfield (Hawley, Maggie Huettl, Urban, Claessen) 1:53.39; 17. Marshfield (DeVault, Kaster, Alexis Bettinger, Stamas) 2:03.70; 19. Marshfield (Katie Treankler, Summer Kundson, Logan Frodl, Neehal Shukla) 2:20.97.
100 backstroke: 1. Z. Huddleson (DC) 58.22; 2. Holbrook (MAR) 1:01.50; 3. Lambrecht (DC) and Caity Coleman (WW) 1:03.40; 19. Kaster (MAR) 1:24.13; 20. Sarah Johanick (MAR) 1:26.75.
100 breaststroke: 1. Weiland (WR) 1:06.77; 2. Tainter (SP) 1:11.29; 3. T. Moses (WE) 1:11.48; 8. Guzowski (MAR) 1:16.47; 13. DeVault (MAR) 1:20.76; 15. Lea Pfiffer (MAR) 1:23.32.
400 freestyle relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Lambrecht, Kroll, W. Huddleston, Z. Huddleston) 3:43.21; 2. Wausau East (Brebrick, Revoir, Hilgemann, Krueger) 3:50.20; 3. Wausau West (Detert, Rusch, Carly Coleman, Caity Coleman) 3:54.99; 4. Marshfield (Hawley, Holbrook, Claessen, Marotz) 3:58.87; 14. Marshfield (Hilbelink, Guzowski, Hildebrandt, Kuehnhold) 4:26.13; 19. Marshfield (Bettinger, DeVault, Courtney Thumann, Kalmon) 4:53.51.

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Olympian Ken Chertow bringing wrestling camp to Marshfield High School

Posted on 27 October 2011 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Ken Chertow, a member of the 1988 United States Olympic wrestling team and a national renowned camp clinician, will be bringing his wrestling camp to Marshfield High School on Nov. 6-7.

Chertow and his group of coaches will conduct a two-day camp from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and Monday, Nov. 7.

The camp is open to wrestlers of all ages who want to increase their wrestling knowledge and ability.

Chertow was a three-time NCAA All-American and former coach at Penn State and Ohio State.

The cost of the camp is $125 for both nights or $75 for one night of the camp.

For more information, visit kenchertow.com. Click here for a registration form.

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Marshfield’s Nick Guzowski, Matt McCann named to 2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer First Team

Posted on 26 October 2011 by paul

Marshfield sophomore Matt McCann was one of two Tigers named to the All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer First Team. Nick Guzowski also was a first-team pick for the Tigers. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield senior defender Nick Guzowski and sophomore midfielder Matt McCann were named to the 2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer Team, as voted on by the conference coaches.

The Tigers finished in fifth place in the WVC this season with a 5-7 record, a one game improvement over 2010.

Guzowski earned all-conference honors for the fourth straight season. He was an honorable mention choice in 2008 and 2009, and was a second-team pick last year.

Sophomore midfielder Austin Gilbert was the lone Marshfield player picked to the second team, and no Tigers received honorable mention.

Wausau West midfielder Elliot Markwardt was named Player of the Year for the second straight season and was a first-team pick for the third year in a row.

2011 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer Team
First Team
Goalkeeper:
Nate Kitchell, jr., D.C. Everest.
Midfielders: *Eric Barrone, sr., Wausau East; *Elliot Markwardt, sr., Wausau West; Matt McCann, so., Marshfield; Hunter Peel, sr., Stevens Point; Michael Weber, sr., Stevens Point.
Defenders: Nick Guzowski, sr., Marshfield; Johnie Pinter, sr., Stevens Point; Rod Keyzer, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forwards: Seth Surendonk, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Louis Lee, sr., Wausau West.
Second Team
Goalkeeper:
Mark Priebe, sr., Wausau East.
Defenders: Blake Bieg, jr., Wausau East; Henry Stillwell, sr., Stevens Point; Allan Sackmann, sr., D.C. Everest; Lucas Bautch, jr., Wausau West.
Midfielders: Colton Woyak, sr., Stevens Point; Austin Gilbert, so., Marshfield; Nick Sorenson, jr., Wausau East; Alex Lange, sr., Wausau East; Chue Vue, sr., D.C. Everest; Marshall Bell, sr., Stevens Point; Koua Thao, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forwards: Tyler Timm, sr., D.C. Everest; Matt Murphy, sr., D.C. Everest; Henry Nuckles, jr., Wausau East.
Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers:
Jameson Hoerter, sr., Stevens Point; Ben Lahren, sr., Wausau West.
Defenders: Austin Sroda, sr., Stevens Point; Logan Brunett, so., Merrill; Casey Stankowski, sr., Wausau West; Jake Paitel, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forwards: Jack McGinnity, jr., Wausau East; John Grant, sr., Stevens Point.
Midfielders: Joe Benbow, so., Wisconsin Rapids; Kou Moua, sr., Wausau West; Luke Statz, sr., Wausau East; David Pophal, so., Merrill; Jon Batterman, jr., Wausau West.
Player of the Year: Elliot Markwardt, Wausau West.

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Marshifeld’s Elliot Ashbeck, Austin Littmann, Trevor Peterson earn All-Valley Football Association South top honors

Posted on 25 October 2011 by paul

Marshfield quarterback Elliot Ashbeck was named the Valley Football Association South Division Offensive Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield, fresh off a 6-1 record and second-place finish in the inaugural season of the Valley Football Association, was well represented on the VFA South Division All-Conference Football Team, which was voted on by the conference coaches.

Marshfield senior quarterback Elliot Ashbeck was named the VFA South Offensive Player of the Year while also earning Offensive Back of the Year and a unanimous first-team selection at quarterback.

Ashbeck completed 85 of 159 passes for 1,295 yards and 11 touchdowns, while throwing only five interceptions.

Also earning top awards for Marshfield were seniors Austin Littmann and Trevor Peterson.

Littmann was a unanimous first-team pick at wide receiver and was named the VFA South Wide Receiver/Tight End of the Year. Littmann was fourth in the conference with 28 catches and third in receiving yards with 485 yards. He also caught four touchdown passes.

Peterson was a unanimous first-team selection at defensive end and was picked as the conference Defensive Lineman of the Year. Peterson was a catalyst on the Tigers’ defense all season, helping Marshfield led the conference in points allowed, giving up 9.3 points per game. Peterson had four returns for touchdowns.

Other unanimous first-team picks for Marshfield were center Brandon Suchomel, tackle Cody Schmitt, Riley Gebelein at running back and return specialist, inside linebacker Justin Sternweis and kicker Gus Utech. Defensive lineman Bowdi Krall, inside linebacker Ross Zillman and safety Brandon Baltus were also named to the first team.

Gebelein was fourth in rushing with 747 yards and scored a league-high 16 touchdowns rushing and another on a punt return. Geblein led the conference in punt returns, averaging 16.9 yards per return.

Utecht made 35 of 38 extra points and 7 of 12 field goals during the conference season.

Guard Nick Thornton, outside linebacker Matt Scheel and Utech at punter were named to the second team for the Tigers.

Honorable mention picks for Marshfield were tackle Stuart Rhodes, tight end Jordan Schecklman, wide receivers Justin Litwatis and Brandon Brown, fullback Caleb Cline, defensive lineman Alex Arndt and cornerback Zach Schwanz.

2011 Valley Football Association South Division All-Conference Football Team
First Team
Offense
Center:
*Brandon Suchomel, sr., Marshfield
Guards: *Ryan Ramczyk, sr., Stevens Point; Aaron O’Connell, sr., Menasha; Kraig Arndt, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Tackles: *Hayden Biegel, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; *Cody Schmitt, sr., Marshfield; Ben Maruska, jr., Fond du Lac.
Tight ends: Tyler Cizek, sr., Fond du Lac; Lane Peterson, sr., Menasha.
Wide receivers: *Austin Littmann, sr., Marshfield; David Zimmerman, sr., Fond du Lac; Tyler Thompson, sr., Menasha.
Running backs: *Riley Gebelein, jr., Marshfield; *Caleb Balknap, sr., Menasha; Zach Pozorski, jr., Stevens Point.
Quarterback: *Elliot Ashbeck, sr., Marshfield.
Defense
Line:
*Marcus Senn, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Adam Wachowiak, sr., Stevens Point; Bowdie Krall, sr., Marshfield.
Ends: *Trevor Peterson, sr., Marshfield; *Trevor Fiegel, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Tim Sommer, sr., Neenah.
Inside linebackers: *Vince Biegel, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; *Justin Sternweis, sr., Marshfield; Ross Zillman, jr., Marshfield.
Outside linebackers: *Ethan Elgersma, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; *Austin Peters, sr., Menasha.
Cornerbacks: *Tim Young, sr., Neenah; *Seth Schmidt, sr., Oshkosh West.
Safeties: *Matt Gaffney, sr., Menasha; *Brady Goska, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Brandon Baltus, jr., Marshfield.
Kicker: *Gus Utech, sr., Marshfield.
Punter: *Brady Goska, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Return specialist: *Riley Gebelein, jr., Marshfield.
*Unanimous selection
Second Team
Offense
Center:
Lucas Coopman, sr., Menasha.
Guard: Nick Thornton, jr., Marshfield.
Tackle: Cody Northway, sr., Oshkosh North.
Wide receiver: Joel Hinke, jr., Oshkosh West.
Running back: Charles McDonald, sr., Neenah.
Quarterback: Cort Halbur, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Defense
Line:
Lance Teal, sr., Menasha.
Ends: Ryan Boggs, sr., Stevens Point; Grant Morgan, jr., Oshkosh North.
Inside linebacker: Clay Stoltz, sr., Stevens Point.
Outside linebackers: Jalen Franklin, sr., Neenah; Matt Scheel, sr., Marshfield.
Cornerbacks: Alex Marriott, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Eric Zelhofer, jr., Stevens Point.
Safety: Shawn Schlagenhaft, sr., Fond du Lac.
Kicker: Brock Karls, sr., Neenah.
Punter: Gus Utech, sr., Marshfield.
Return specialist: Alex Marriott, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Honorable Mention
Offense
Center:
Alex Klonowski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Guards: Tyler Pingel, sr., Oshkosh North; Matt Halverson, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Andy Quackenboss, sr., Fond du Lac; ryan Paulus, sr., Neenah.
Tackles: Zeek Hooyman, jr., Menasha; Jacob Ristow, sr., Oshkosh West; Kyle Brey, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Kevin Blank, sr., Neenah; Stuart Rhodes, sr., Marshfield.
Tight ends: Justin Reinke, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Mike Nemschoff, sr., Oshkosh North; Jordan Schecklman, sr., Marshfield; Connor Falk, sr., Stevens Point.
Wide receivers: Caleb Finn, sr., Stevens Point; Phil Brechlin, jr., Oshkosh North; Jordan Litwatis, sr., Marshfield; Dylan Heemstra, sr., Neenah; Brandon Brown, sr., Marshfield; Jake Dementer, sr., Menasha.
Running back: Zach Campbell, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Fullbacks: Caleb Cline, jr., Marshfield; Seth Dominick, sr., Stevens Point.
Quarterbacks: Tyler Korth, jr., Menasha; Nate Neveau, so., Oshkosh North; Alex Kaphengst, sr., Fond du Lac.
Defense
Line: Alex Arndt, sr., Marshfield; Nickolaus Boiten, jr., Neenah.
Ends: Mitchell Ledwith, jr., Neenah; Tyler Goral, sr., Oshkosh West; Sam Delany, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Nate Cudworth, sr., Fond du Lac.
Inside linebackers: Ryan Bonikowske, sr., Neenah; Robert Phillips, so., Oshkosh North; Jake Stremkowski, sr., Stevens Point; Billy Kuehl, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Jake Root, sr., Menasha.
Outside linebackers: Jesse Johnson, sr., Stevens Point; Regis Henke, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Patrick Schultz, jr., Menasha.
Cornerbacks: Sam Schaick, sr., Oshkosh West; Zach Baussuener, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Brian Schlagenhaft, jr., Fond du Lac; Zach Schwanz, sr., Marshfield; Mason Raube, sr., Fond du Lac; Nate Schmidt, jr., Menasha; Oscar Juarez, sr., Menasha.
Safeties: Alec Tutton, sr., Stevens Point; Tyler Tesch, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Austin Padilla, sr., Oshkosh West; Cooper Radtke, so., Oshkosh North.
Punter: Ethan Fenske, sr., Stevens Point.
Return specialists: Shane Hammerseng, jr., Oshkosh North; Dylan Heemstra, sr., Neenah.
Player of the Year Awards
Offensive lineman of the year: Ryan Ramczyk, Stevens Point.
Offensive back of the year: Elliot Ashbeck, Marshfield.
Offensive wide receiver/tight end of the year: Austin Littmann, Marshfield.
Offensive player of the year: Elliot Ashbeck, Marshfield.
Defensive lineman of the year: Trevor Peterson, Marshfield.
Defensive linebacker of the year: Vince Biegel, Wisconsin Rapids.
Defensive back of the year: Matt Gaffney, Menasha.
Defensive player of the year: Vince Biegel, Wisconsin Rapids.
Coach of the year: Tony Biolo, Wisconsin Rapids.

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Marshfield football to play at Menomonie on Friday; Stratford at Colby on Saturday

Posted on 23 October 2011 by paul

This story is sponsored by Dental Clinic of Marshfield

MarshfieldAreaSports.com

The WIAA announced Sunday that the Division 2 Level 2 playoff game between Marshfield and Menomonie will be played Friday night at 7 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.

Both teams are 9-1 and will meet in the playoffs for the second straight season. Marshfield won a Level 3 playoff game over the Mustangs last season, 21-14 in Marshfield.

In Division 5, Stratford (7-3) will play at Colby (10-0). The game, at Colby High School, will start at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Complete Level 2 Schedule

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