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Marshfield golfers fifth after first Valley meet

Posted on 30 April 2010 by paul

WAUSAU – Pat Hayes had an 87 to lead the Marshfield boys golf team to a fifth-place finish Friday in the first of seven legs of the Wisconsin Valley Conference tournament at Greenwood Hills Country Club.

Michael Josephson added an 88, Mike Field had an 89 and Ade Dillon shot a 96 as the Tigers totaled 360. Wausau West won the meet with a 332 and Wisconsin Rapids was second with a 335.

The golfers endured a 90-minute rain and lightning delay and finished as darkness set in, Marshfield coach Paul Foegen said.

Ryan Hoffmeister of third-place Stevens Point was the meet medalist after shooting a 78.

Leg No. 2 of the tournament is Tuesday at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

Team standings: 1. Wausau West 332; 2. Wisconsin Rapids 335; 3. Stevens Point; 4. Rhinelander; 5. Marshfield 360; 6. Wausau East; 7. D.C. Everest.

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Granton roughs up Columbus baseball

Posted on 30 April 2010 by paul

MARSHFIELD – Ezra Schier scattered four hits over five innings to lead Granton to an 11-1 win over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday at Jack Hackman Field.

Justin Hasz was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases, and Ben Eichten was 2-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the Bulldogs’ offensive attack.

Issac Welsh took the loss for the Dons, walking nine and allowing seven hits.

The Dons host Owen-Withee at 5 p.m. Monday.

Bulldogs 11, Dons 1
Granton 123 50 – 11 7 0
Columbus 000 10 – 1 4 1

WP: Ezra Schier. LP: Issac Welsh.
SO: Schier 6; Welsh 1. BB: Schier 1; Welsh 9.
Top hitters: G, Justin Hasz 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 SBs; Mike Welch 2B; Ben Eichten 2-for-3, 4 RBIs.
Records: Granton 6-3, 5-2 Cloverbelt East; Columbus 0-5, 0-5 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer baseball clipped by first-place Greenwood

Posted on 30 April 2010 by paul

GREENWOOD – Spencer dropped to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division with a narrow 4-3 loss at first-place Greenwood on Thursday.

Greenwood remains unbeaten in conference play at 7-0 (9-2 overall).

Spencer hosts second-place Loyal (3-1 in Cloverbelt East) on Friday.

Game statistics were not provided.

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West gets revenge against Marshfield baseball

Posted on 30 April 2010 by paul

WAUSAU – The Wausau West baseball team exacted revenge against Marshfield on Thursday.

After losing their season-opener at Marshfield 6-5 on April 13 with a Tigers’ rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Warriors blasted Marshfield 11-2 on Thursday at West to tighten up the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings.

Wisconsin Rapids beat Wausau East and D.C. Everest defeated Rhinelander by identical 5-4 scores on Thursday, putting six of the seven teams in the conference within 1 1/2 games of each other. Rapids and Rhinelander lead the standings at 4-2, with Marshfield and Everest now at 3-2. Stevens Point is 2-2 and West is 2-3.

Marshfield hosts D.C. Everest on Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.

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Two six-run innings propel Assumption past Auburndale baseball

Posted on 30 April 2010 by paul

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – For three innings, the Auburndale baseball team was locked in a battle with Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.

The Royals then exploded for six runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth to beat Auburndale 13-3 in five innings in a Marawood Conference South Division game Thursday.

The loss is Auburndale’s fifth straight and drops the Apaches to 2-8, 1-6 in the Marawood South. Assumption improves to 3-6 and 3-4 in conference action.

Auburndale pitcher Rhys Wahleithner was cruising along until the fourth, when the Royals touched him for six runs, all earned. He gave up another in the fifth before being replaced by Austin Hawkins, who allowed the other five (two earned). Wahleithner finished with nine strikeouts and two walks, allowing just five hits. Auburndale had five errors in the game.

Nick Burtrock struck out six and walked three to earn the complete-game victory. He also added two hits, including a triple.

Auburndale returns to action Friday at Wausau Newman Catholic.

Royals 13, Apaches 3
Auburndale 200 10 – 3 5 5
Assumption 100 66 – 13 5 1

WP: Nick Burtrock. LP: Rhys Wahleithner.
SO: Wahleithner 9, Austin Hawkins 1; Burtrock 6. BB: Wahleithner 2, Hawkins 2; Burtrock 3.
Top hitters: Auburndale, Dave Altmann 2B; Kyle Willfahrt 2 SBs. Assumption, Burtrock 2-for-3, 3B; Travis Primeaument 2-for-4, 2B.
Records: Auburndale 2-8, 1-6 Marawood South; Assumption 3-6, 3-4 Marawood South.

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Spencer softball wins fourth straight

Posted on 29 April 2010 by paul

GREENWOOD – The Spencer softball team won its fourth straight game, and did so in exciting fashion on Thursday.

The Rockets nearly blew a 10-2 lead when Greenwood rallied to score four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh. However, catcher Krystal Weier saved the day for Spencer, hustling to tag out Rachel Herdrich, who was trying to score from third on a wild pitch, for the final out of the game to preserve a 10-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division victory.

The Rockets improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the Cloverbelt, while Greenwood falls to 7-6 and 2-4 in conference play.

Nicki Bruss earned the win, allowing eight hits and eight walks in six-plus innings. Dominique Stange replaced Bruss in the seventh and got the final three outs to preserve the victory.

Dominique Stange was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Bruss and Monica Stange also added two hits each for the Rockets. Weier walked and was hit by a pitch and scored twice for Spencer.

Spencer hosts Loyal on Friday.

Rockets 10, Indians 9
Spencer 100 450 0 – 10 8 3
Greenwood 000 204 3 – 9 8 5

WP: Nicki Bruss. LP: Liz Smith.
SO: Bruss 2, Dominique Stange 0; Smith 0. BB: Bruss 8, D. Stange 0; Smith 0.
Top hitters: S, D. Stange 3-for-4, 2B, 2 runs; Bruss 2-for-4; Monica Stange 2-for-3; Dani Johnson 2 RBIs. G, Rachel Herdrich 2-for-3; Taylan Johnson 2 runs; Kelsey Kirn 3 runs.
Records: Spencer 4-3, 3-2 Cloverbelt East; Greenwood 7-6, 2-4 Cloverbelt East.

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Assumption rallies to beat Auburndale softball

Posted on 29 April 2010 by paul

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Wisconsin Rapids Assumption scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game, then won it with a run in the bottom of the eighth, beating Auburndale 8-7 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Thursday.

Auburndale trailed 4-1 until scoring five runs in the sixth and another in the sevent to take a 7-4 lead into the final one-half inning, before the Royals rallied.

Heather Nigh, Kayleigh Kundinger and Katie Willfahrt each had two hits and an RBI for the Apaches, who also got RBIs from Kayla Gotz and Stacy Brokish.

Gotz took the loss, walking three in the final 1 1/3 innings in relief of Bailee Krajnik, who had eight walks.

“We played a solid game tonight (only two errors), but just couldn’t come up with the last three outs when needed,” Auburndale coach Dawn Urban said. “Freshmen pitchers Bailee and Kayla gained some great experience.”

The Apaches play at Wausau Newman on Friday.

Royals 8, Apaches 7
Auburndale 100 005 10 – 7 7 2
Assumption 300 010 31 – 8 4 2

WP: Jenna Moran. LP: Kayla Gotz.
SO: Bailee Krajnik 2, Gotz 0; Moran 8. BB: Krajnik 8, Gotz 3; Moran 3.
Top hitters: A, Heather Nigh 2-for-5; Kayleigh Kundinger 2-for-3, 2 runs; Kelli Isaacson 2B; Gotz 3B; Katie Willfahrt 2-for-3.
Records: Auburndale 3-6, 1-6 Marawood South; Assumption 2-5, 2-5 Marawood South.

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Columbus softball holds off Augusta

Posted on 29 April 2010 by paul

AUGUSTA – The Marshfield Columbus softball team scored four runs in the top of the second to pull ahead for good and held off Augusta 13-9 to win its second game of the season.

Olivia Larson was 3-for-3 with two triples and an RBI, and Victoria Dieringer was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Dons (2-3, 2-2 Cloverbelt Conference East Division). Both also scored four runs. Haley Orella added a double and three RBIs for Columbus.

Katelyn Walsh allowed 15 hits but walked just two and struck out five to earn the complete-game victory for Columbus.

Brittney Bertrang struck out 12 but walked 16 for Augusta.

The Dons host Owen-Withee at 5 p.m. Monday at the Central Wisconsin Fairgrounds.

Dons 13, Beavers 9
Columbus 240 210 4 – 13 7 6
Augusta 200 330 1 – 9 15 1

WP: Katelyn Walsh. LP: Brittney Bertang.
SO: Walsh 5; Bertrang 12. BB: Walsh 2; Bertrang 16.
Top hitters: C, Olivia Larson 3-for-3, 2 3Bs, 4 runs; Victoria Dieringer 3-for-3, 2B, 3 RBIs, 4 runs; Haley Orella 2B, 3 RBIs. A, Chanel Ludwig 4-for-5; Caitlin Henke 3-for-5.
Records: Columbus 2-3, 2-2 Cloverbelt East; Augusta 0-5, 0-5 Cloverbelt East.

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Stratford boys, Columbus girls second at Auburndale Track Invite

Posted on 29 April 2010 by paul

AUBURNDALE – Steve Wenzel won the 1,600 meters (4:47.39) and 3,200 meters (10:45.19), and the Stratford boys posted three other first-place finishes to take second place at the Auburndale Track and Field Invitational on Thursday at Auburndale High School.

The Tigers also won the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relays, and Ben Robers took first in the pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches).

Stratford also got second-place finishes from Matt Zuelke in the 1,600 (4:51.01) and Austin Cole in the shot put (43-11.5) as the Tigers accumulated 112 ½ points.

Wausau Newman Catholic won both the boys and girls team titles at the nine-team meet.

The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls were second behind Newman despite not winning and individual title.

The Dons took second in all four relays (400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200), losing each time to Newman.

Sarah Brandt also had an individual second for Columbus in the 3,200 (12:46.46).

Stratford’s girls were third, Auburndale fourth and Spencer fifth in the team standings.

Stratford only had one top-two finish – Heather Schneider took second in the discus (97-4).

Danica Harrison duplicated her double victories from Tuesday’s Wood County Meet, by winning the 1,600 (5:56.79) and 3,200 (12:33.69) on Thursday at her home meet.

Kelly Tomfohrde also posted a meet title for the Apaches, winning the pole vault (8-6). Samantha Karl was second in the 800 (2:34.37).

Spencer’s Marcie Hebert also had a double victory, taking first in the discus (106-8) and shot put (31-10).

Jake Dorshorst had another solid performance in the hurdles for the Auburndale boys. He won the 110 hurdles in 17.10 seconds and took second in the 300 hurdles in 44.48.

David Hass was second in the 3,200 (11:00.10) and CJ Castellano was runner-up in the high jump (5-8) for the Apaches.

The Columbus boys posted a win in the 800 relay and was a close second in the 400 relay, losing by just 5/100 of a second to Newman.

Tyler Kolstad (6-0 in the high jump) and Bryan Brodziski (39-8 ¾ in the triple jump) had victories for the Spencer boys.

Upcoming schedules include Auburndale at the Chequamegon Invite at Park Falls on Monday and Columbus Catholic at the Stratford Invitational next Thursday. Stratford will host a quadrangular, which includes Spencer, on Monday, and hosts the Stratford Invitational next Thursday.

Team scores
1. Wausau Newman Catholic 196; 2. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 105; 3. Stratford 91; 4. Auburndale 63; 5. Spencer 50; 6. Loyal 45; 7. Port Edwards 41; 8. Abbotsford 29; 9. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 24.
Boys: 1. Wausau Newman Catholic 185.5; 2. Stratford 112.5; 3. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 72; 4. Loyal 71.5; 5. Abbotsford 62; 6. Auburndale 57; 7. Spencer 48; 8. Port Edwards 40; 9. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 33.5.

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Marshfield softball rolls again

Posted on 29 April 2010 by paul

WAUSAU – Andie Varsho and Taylor Varsho each drove in four runs to lead the Marshfield softball team to a 17-0 win over Wausau East on Thursday at East High School.

The victory is Marshfield’s fourth straight and improves its record to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. East falls to 0-7, 0-3 in the Valley.

Taylor Varsho was 4-for-4 and Andie Varsho was 3-for-3 with two doubles as the Tigers pounded out 13 hits.

Rhiannon Baierl extended her scoreless innings streak to 14 by throwing a five-inning shutout for Marshfield. She struck out three, walked just one and allowed three hits.

“It was another outstanding performance both offensively and defensively,” Marshfield coach Mike Voss said. “We had 13 hits again and from the top of the order through the bottom of the order, everybody is contributing.”

Baierl also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs and Kristen Kniech was 2-for-4 for Marshfield.

The Tigers are back in action Saturday with a nonconference doubleheader against Hudson beginning at 11 a.m. at the Central Wisconsin Fairgrounds.

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