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Auburndale girls basketball team shuts down Greenwood in opener

Posted on 30 November 2010 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – Lindsay Gotz scored 10 points and Auburndale used a stifling defensive performance in the first half to down Greenwood 30-19 in the girls basketball teams’ season-opener.

Auburndale led 10-2 after the first quarter and 15-2 at halftime, holding Greenwood to just one basket in the first 16 minutes. The Indians missed all six of their free throw attempts in the first half.

Auburndale finished 6 of 10 from the line, making four of 5 of 8 in the first half as it built its double-digit lead.

Kayla Nikolay and Nicole Nikolay each scored five points for the Apaches.

Auburndale returns to action Monday with a nonconference game at home against Nekoosa.

Apaches 30, Indians 19
Greenwood 2 0 7 10 – 19
Auburndale 10 5 6 9 – 30
GREENWOOD (19):
Lindsay Genteman 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Sowieja 0 0-0 0, Staci Suda 1 0-2 2, Kassandra Humke 1 0-2 2, Rachel Herdrich 0 1-2 1, Katie Lindner 0 2-2 2, Taylan Johnson 0 0-0 0, Kesley Kirn 5 0-0 10, Kaitlyn Nelson 0 0-0 0, Melissa Trybula 0 0-2 0, Rylie Johnson 0 0-0 0, Allison Susa 1 0-0 2. FG: 8. FT: 3-10. 3-pointers: none. Record: 0-1.
AUBURNDALE (30): Mikayla Jankowski 0-1 0-0 0, Emma Steines 0-1 0-0 0, Kayleigh Kundinger 1-3 0-0 2, Kayla Nikolay 2-6 1-2 5, Nicole Nikolay 2-5 1-4 5, Sam Karl 0-1 0-0 0, Katie Willfahrt 0-3 2-2 2, Kelly Tomfohrde 0-8 2-2 2, Lindsay Gotz 5-16 0-0 10, Becky Willfahrt 0-0 0-0 0, Kayla Gotz 2-3 0-0 4. FG: 12-35. FT: 6-10. 3-pointers: 0-5 (Tomfohrde 0-3, K. Willfahrt 0-1, K. Nikolay 0-1). Record: 1-0.

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Spencer girls basketball team wins opener

Posted on 30 November 2010 by paul

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ATHENS – Krystal Weier scored 15 points to lead the Spencer girls basketball team to a 47-30 nonconference win over Athens in its season opener on Monday at Athens High School.

Kyleigh Hebert added 12 points for the Rockets, who busted out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and led the rest of the way.

Spencer put the game away with a 21-15 advantage in the second half.

The Rockets open their Cloverbelt Conference East Division season against defending champion Neillsville on Thursday at home. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and MarshfieldAreaSports.com will have complete coverage of the pivotal early-season matchup.

Rockets 47, Bluejays 30
Spencer 20 6 12 9 – 47
Athens 6 9 9 6 – 30
SPENCER (47):
Danica Johnson 4, Krystal Weier 15, Claire Drews 2, Kaitlyn Anderson 2, Courtney Schulz 7, Tara Matter 2, Aubrie Bissonette 3, Kyleigh Hebert 12. 3-pointers: 1 (Hebert).
ATHENS (30): Heather Schreiner 9, Tyalor Literski 6, Brianne Zenner 5, Erin Gajewski 4, Brooke Boesl 2, Lindsey Frahm 2, Casi Hieronimus 2. 3-pointers: 1 (Zenner).
Records: Spencer 1-0; Athens 0-1.

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Marshfield girls hockey routs Northern Edge for third straight win

Posted on 30 November 2010 by paul

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ANTIGO – Abbey Besler, Chandler Roy-Peterson and Nicole Karl each scored two goals to lift the Marshfield girls hockey team to its third straight win, an 8-0 victory over Northern Edge (Antigo/Rhinelander) on Monday.

It was the first Great Northern Conference game of the season for the Tigers, who improve to 3-0 overall.

Marshfield outshot the Edge 67-2, dominating the entire game. Both of Northern Edge’s shots on goal came in the third period.

“The girls had a nice game and were able to work on the little things to prepare for Tuesday’s game against the Badger Thunder (Baraboo),” Marshfield coach Nate Sparbel said.

Naomi Crump and Paige Johnson added Marshfield’s other two goals in the win.

Marshfield hosts Baraboo at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marshfield Youth Ice and Recreation Arena.

Tigers 8, Edge 0
Marshfield 3 3 2 – 8
Northern Edge 0 0 0 – 0
First period:
1. M, Abbey Besler (Tori Esser, Nicole Karl), 0:12; 2. M, Naomi Crump (unassisted), 2:24; 3. M, Karl (Besler, Esser), 7:15.
Second period: 4. M, Chandler Roy-Peterson (ua), 0:27; 5. M, Paige Johnson (ua), 1:55; 6. M, Roy-Peterson (Johnson) 3:40.
Third period: 7. M, Besler (Crump, Johnson), 6:21; 8. M, Karl (Katie Wendlandt), 9:54.
Saves: M, Ashley Bauer 0-0-2-2; N, Emma Schmidt 29-9-21-59.
Records: Marshfield 3-0, 1-0 Great Northern Conference; Northern Edge 0-1 GNC.

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Marshfield wrestlers bring experience to the mat this season

Posted on 30 November 2010 by paul

Marshfield's Brad Dolezal returns to the Tigers' lineup after winning his second WIAA state title last year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield wrestling team had one of its more successful seasons last year.

The Tigers had 11 sectional qualifiers, five regional champions and four wrestlers compete at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament.

The good thing is the Tigers will head into the 2010-11 season with a majority of last year’s team intact.

Marshfield returns nine regulars from last season, including 145-pound Division 1 state champion Brad Dolezal (48-0) and 130-pound runner-up Torin Boernke (34-3).

Dolezal, who won his second state title last year to along with a runner-up finish as a sophomore, will wrestle at 160 pounds this season, while Boernke will start at 140 but may drop to 135 later in the season. Boernke also won a state title as a sophomore and took third as a freshman.

Daniel Barton (135), Josh Shupe (145), Kyler Strobel (152) and Robert Wille (189) are all seniors that are returning to the lineup as well.

Toran Nieman, who won more than 20 matches last season as a freshman, will move up from 103 to 112 pounds.

With all that experience returning, the Tigers are making a regional title – and a berth in the team sectional tournament – as a realistic goal for the upcoming season, which starts with a nonconference dual meet at home against Mosinee on Thursday and a tournament at Campbellsport on Saturday.

“We’ve never had eight seniors in the lineup at Marshfield,” Tigers coach Don Lang said. “If we can fill that 119 weight class well and once guys drop down, we can push Wausau West and Merrill just like we did last year at regionals.”

Marshfield took second last year at regionals, falling by just 10 ½ points to Wausau West. The Tigers will get a chance to see how they match up with West in a dual meet at home on Dec. 9, and at the Bi-State Tournament in La Crosse at the end of December.

Lang said wrestlers in the 130- to 152-pound range will probably drop a weight class later in the season.

Among the newcomers to the regular lineup are two seniors – Cody Cheek at heavyweight and Ben Wartella at 215 pounds. Cheek wrestled on the varsity as a sophomore for an injured Cale Schliesman, who reached sectionals a year ago.

Justin Sternweis, who replaced Dolezal at 145 when he moved up to 152 for the postseason, made it to sectionals and will move up to 171 pounds this season as a full-timer in the lineup.
Coming off strong football seasons, Lang said he is pleased with Wartella and Sternweis and how they are wrestling thus far.

“Ben hasn’t cracked the varsity lineup before being behind Jordan Koranda (a third-place state tournament finisher last year),” Lang said. “He was the starting nose tackle and is definitely a physical kid. He’s not afraid to stick his nose in there and get the job done.

“Just has really improved over the last few years. He’s looking good at practice in the first couple of weeks. He’s really matured, much more controlled, much more patient.”

Rounding out the lineup will at least two and possibly three freshmen.

Aaron Sternweis will be at 103 pounds and Carsten Lovstad will start at 125 pounds.

Sophomore Brett Pernsteiner and freshman Tyler Manthe will be in the mix at 119 pounds. Pernsteiner wrestled some matches on varsity last year.

“These guys are pretty green yet, they are going to learn a lot this season,” Lang said.

In the end, though, it will be the seniors that carry the load with eight in the 13 weight classes.

“Torin is looking really good, really enthusiastic, really excited about the season,” Lang said. “All of the seniors are jacked. Barton seems to be having a lot more fun. Shupe, Strobel seemed to be focused.”

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Marshfield graduate Amanda Whipple competes at national cross country meet

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

Amanda Whipple

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WAVERLY, Iowa – Marshfield High School graduate Amanda Whipple wrapped up her sophomore season for the St. Norbert College women’s cross country team by placing 147th out of 280 runners at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Nov. 20.

Whipple, just the fourth St. Norbert woman to ever qualify for the NCAA Division III meet, finished the 6-kilometer course in a time of 22:47.98, the second-best time of her career.

Whipple’s teammate, Jenny Scherer, placed third in the race, finishing in 21:08.9. Scherer, a four-time national qualifier, had the first top-three finish for a Midwest Conference runner at the meet since 1996.

Whipple will participate on the Green Knights’ track and field team this spring. She finished second in both the 5K and 10K races at the Midwest Conference Championships last year as a freshman. The track team has meets at UW-Whitewater on Jan. 15, Indiana University on Jan. 22-23 and UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 30 to start a string of seven straight Saturdays with competitions across the Midwest.

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Former Brewer Jeff Cirillo to be honored at Red Smith Banquet in Appleton

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

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APPLETON – Former Milwaukee Brewer and current Fox Sports Net Wisconsin analyst Jeff Cirillo will receive the Nice Guy Award at the 46th annual Red Smith Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton.

Cirillo, an 11th-round draft pick by the Brewers in the 1991 draft out of USC, went on to become the Brewers all-time career batting average leader, hitting .306 during his career from 1994-99 and 2005-06.

He hit a career-high .326 in 1999 and was an American League all-star in 1997. Cirillo was traded to Colorado in 1999 and also played with Seattle, San Diego, Minnesota and Arizona before retiring following the 2007 season.

Cirillo will be joined at the head table by Red Smith Award winner Ron Dayne and main speaker Greg Gumbel.

The Red Smith Committee has been honored to host 55 hall of fame athletes and sports announcers, representing six major sports (23 baseball, 16 football, 9 basketball, 1 wrestling, 3 motorsports, 3 hockey) along with a 2-time U.S. Open golf champion and Indy 500 champions.

Tickets are $60 and information about purchase can be found online at redsmith.org, by calling Joe Ornstein at 920-570-2536 or by e-mail at contact@redsmith.org.

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Stratford STAR League returns to action

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Stratford Recreation Department STAR League returned to action with seven games in the men’s basketball league on Sunday.

DFF Kitchen Cabinets beat Marawood Construction 88-77; Bro’s defeated L&N Hardwoods 76; Banger’s Bar & Grill beat Resource Recovery 73-53; Down Under took care of Victory Apparel 75-64; Smazel’s Hunters Choice knocked off Selma’s 68-64; Crew Entertainment beat Stratford (Roz Lions) 92-49; and Festival Foods edged The Shack 69-67.

For more on the league, go to stratfordrec.com.

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Marshfield girls hockey team blows past Beaver Dam

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

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BEAVER DAM – Abbey Bessler scored four goals and Chandler Roy-Peterson and Paige Johnson each added two as the Marshfield girls hockey team routed short-handed Beaver Dam 13-1 in a nonconference game Saturday.

Marshfield scored six times in the first period and six more times in the second period to pull away for its second straight victory to start the season.

Eight different Tigers scored goals in the win. Roy-Peterson, Nicole Karl and Emily Wolfe each had two assists for Marshfield.

“Beaver Dam had a young team and lost some key players to graduation,” Marshfield coach Nate Sparbel said. “The game gave us a chance to work on setting up our offensive zone plays and focus on passing.”

Marshfield plays Rhinelander/Antigo at Antigo on Monday and hosts Baraboo in its home opener Tuesday at the Marshfield Youth Ice and Recreation Arena.

Tigers 13, Golden Beavers 1
Marshfield 6 6 1 – 13
Beaver Dam 1 0 0 – 1
First period:
1. M, Nicole Karl (Abbey Besler), 0:50; 2. M, Tori Esser (Emily Wolfe, Karl), 1:09; 3. M, Besler (Esser), 8:06; 4. M, Chandler Roy-Peterson (Wolfe), 9:28; 5. M, Paige Johnson (unassisted), 12:06; 6. BD, Annie Ulrikson (ua), 13:57; 7. M, Besler (Katie Wendlandt), 16:41.
Second period: 8. M, Roy-Peterson (Kate Schumitsch, Naomi Crump), 1:36; 9. M, Crump (Roy-Peterson), 2:29; 10. M, Johnson (Roy-Peterson), 5:32; 11. M, Wendlandt (ua), 8:11; 12. M, Nikki Copet (Karl), 10:42; 13. M, Besler (Johnson), 15:47.
Third period: M, Besler (ua), 9:59.
Saves: BD, Maddi Lockwood 24-15-6-45; M, Ashley Bauer 2-6-3-11.
Record: Marshfield 2-0.

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Columbus boys basketball game Friday vs. Colby postponed

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team’s game against Colby scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

The game has been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 7. The C-teams will play at 4:30 p.m., the JV at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity will start at 7:30 p.m.

Columbus opens its Cloverbelt Conference East Division season Tuesday at Loyal.

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Marshfield grad Ethan Finlay scores three goals for Creighton soccer in NCAA tournament

Posted on 29 November 2010 by paul

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OMAHA, Neb. – Marshfield High School graduate Ethan Finlay recently wrapped up his season as a member of the Creighton University men’s soccer team with two good performances in the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament.

Finlay scored two goals in a 4-1 win over New Mexico in the first round of the tournament and added another goal in a loss to SMU on Nov. 21 that ended the Bluejays’ season.

SMU (15-2-1) beat Creighton (13-5-2) 5-3 on penalty kicks to advance to the third round of the tournament. The game ended in a 2-2 tie after two overtimes.

Finlay, who was named the Missouri Valley Conference player of the year, ended his junior season with team-highs in goals (15), points (34) and game-winning goals (5). He had four assists and a shot percentage of 0.214 (15 of 70).

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