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Marshfield golfers sixth after first leg of WVC Tournament

Posted on 30 April 2011 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield boys golf team stands in sixth place after the first leg of the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament, which was held Friday at The Ridges Golf Course.

Brandon Brown led the Tigers with an 89 and teammates Evan Schneider and Ben Streckert were close behind with 90s. Josh Berres added a 91 and Kyle Hoffman had a 101.

Larry Wetzel of D.C. Everest grabbed the individual lead with a medalist round of three-over par 75, one shot better than Stevens Point’s Ryan Hofmeister and two shots ahead of Dan Spear of Wausau East.

The second leg of the seven-event tournament is scheduled for Tuesday at Wausau Country Club.

On Saturday, the Tigers competed at the Sparta Invitational and took seventh in Division 1.

Evan Schneider led the Tigers with an 81 to tie for 15th place. He was followed by three freshmen – Josh Berres (87), Craig Serchen (89) and Ian Pillai (91).

Middleton junior Mitch Johnson led all golfers with a sparkling 69.

Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament, Leg No. 1
At The Ridges Golf Course, Wisconsin Rapids
Par 72

Team standings: 1. Stevens Point 318; 2. Wisconsin Rapids 331; 3. Wausau West 333; 4. D.C. Everest 334; 5. Wausau East 343; 6. Marshfield 360; 7. Merrill 368.
Top 10: 1. Larry Wetzel (DC) 75; 2. Ryan Hofmeister (SP) 76; 3. Dan Spear (WE) 77; 4. Austin Rasmussen (WR) and Matthew Sandquist (WW) 79; 6. Trevor Thomas (SP) and Alex Schremp (WE) 80; 8. James McDonald (SP) and Alex Okray (S) 81; 10. Blaine Gould (WW) and Joe Ritchay (WR) 82.
Sparta Invitational
Division 1
Team scores:
1. Middleton 300; 2. Holmen 309; 3. Sparta 321; 4. Eau Claire North 322; 5. Tomah 329; 6. Chippewa Falls 340; 7. Marshfield 348; 8. La Crosse Central 365; 9. La Crosse Logan 398.
Top 10 individuals: 1. Mitch Johnson (MID) 69; 2. James DeBoer (HOL) 74; 3. Kendall Faanes (ECN), Drew Schroeder (HOL), Connor Wipfli (MID) and Mitchel Pauley (SP) 75; 7. Bennett Laxton (HOL) and Trey Hewuse (TOM) 77; 9. Sean Murphy (MID), Eric Hagstrom (MID) and Garrett Geier (SP) 78.
Division 2
Team scores:
1. Arcadia 330; 2. Osseo-Fairchild 334; 3. West Salem 343; 4. Wisconsin Dells 353; 5. La Crosse Aquinas 368; 6. Onlaska Luther 369; 7. Sparta 379; 8. Neillsville 387; 9. Mauston (incomplete).
Top 10 individuals: 1. Zach Campbell (WS) 77; 2. Joe Markgren (OF) 78; 3. Bennet Berg (ARC) and Erik Hansen (OL) 81; 5. Collin Manley (ARC) and Matt Sieg (OF) 82; 7. Kyle Manley (ARC) and Taylor Hanson (MAU) 83; 9. Connor Misch (ARC), Robbie Ottestad (OF) and Jared Seufer (WD) 84.

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Marshfield alum Andie Varsho leading Purdue softball in batting

Posted on 30 April 2011 by paul

Andie Varsho

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – Andie Varsho, a 2010 graduate of Marshfield High School, is enjoying a great freshman season for the Purdue University softball team.

Varsho, a four-time Wisconsin Valley Conference batting champion while at Marshfield, is leading the Boilermakers in batting with a .464 average (64-for-138) and has started all 43 games this season.

Varsho also tops Purdue (28-14-1, 6-5 Big Ten Conference) with 11 doubles, five triples, 29 RBIs and 32 stolen bases.

She has also hit one home run, is third on the team with 29 runs scored and has not made an error in the outfield for the Boilermakers.

Purdue lost to Penn State 8-5 on Saturday and wrap up the two-game series on Sunday. Varsho was 1-for-3 with a walk.

The Boilermakers wrap up their home schedule next weekend with two games against Wisconsin, and have a pair of two-game series at Michigan State (May 11) and at Indiana (May 13-14) to finish their regular season.

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Marshfield graduate Harrington continues strong season for UW-La Crosse track

Posted on 30 April 2011 by paul

Sean Harrington

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LA CROSSE – Marshfield High School graduate Sean Harrington continued his strong season for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse track and field team over the past two weekends.

Harrington finished third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:14 to help the Eagles to the team title at the Easter Invitational at Winona State University in Winona, Minn., on April 23.

On Friday, Harrington took ninth in the 10,000 meters at the Gina Relays at Hillsdale (Mich.) College with a time of 30:29. Harrington set a career-best time in the event.

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Spencer softball edges Loyal

Posted on 29 April 2011 by paul

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GRANTON – Krystal Weier and Paige Johnson each had two hits and Johnson drove in three runs to lead Spencer to a 7-6 win over Loyal in a battle of two of the top teams in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball standings.

The game was played at Granton due to wet field conditions in Spencer and Loyal.

Spencer scored three runs in the first inning, only to see Loyal return the favor with three in the third to tie the game.

The Rockets rallied with three runs over the next two innings and pulled ahead for good.

Loyal scored twice in the seventh but Spencer held off the Greyhounds for the victory.

Spencer had lost to Loyal 16-6 on April 18 and ties the Greyhounds at 3-1 in the standings.

“This was a huge conference win for us,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “It feels good to beat the team that clobbered you the week before. We played much better this time around.”

Spencer hosts Owen-Withee for a Cloverbelt East doubleheader on Tuesday.

Rockets 7, Greyhounds 6
Loyal 003 001 2 – 6 7 2
Spencer 301 201 x – 7 7 4

WP: Nicki Bruss. LP: Sarah Weyer.
SO: Weyer 7; Bruss 6. BB: Weyer 5; Bruss 10.
Top hitters: L, Nicole Karl 1×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Karissa Rueth 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs. S, Paige Johnson 2×2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Krystal Weier 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; RBI.
Records: Spencer 3-1 overall and Cloverbelt East; Loyal 3-1 overall and Cloverbelt East.

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Wausau East tops mistake-plagued Marshfield softball

Posted on 29 April 2011 by paul

Marshfield second baseman Katie Treankler throws to first base for an out during the Tigers' game against Wausau East on Friday at the Marshfield Fairgounds. East won 12-8. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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MARSHFIELD – The calendar turns to May on Sunday and the Marshfield softball team hit the field Friday for just the seventh time.

Rain or snow kept the Tigers indoors for the majority of early portion of the season and has seen numerous games postponed or cancelled along the way.

The rustiness showed as Marshfield committed six errors and allowed 10 runs over the final three innings in a 12-8 loss to previously winless Wausau East in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at the Marshfield Fieldhouse.

“We’re a young team and we’re learning,” Marshfield coach Mike Voss said. “Unfortunately, our second baseman Lindsey Duerr, wasn’t gone tonight, and it showed tonight with not just our mistakes on defense, but her (lack of) leadership really affected us.”

Marshfield jumped out to a 4-0 lead after plating a pair of runs in both the first and second innings.

In the first, Rhiannon Baierl had an RBI single to score Becky Boehning, who reach on an error, and Kristin Kniech had a sacrifice fly to score pinch-runner Autumn Slowiak.

The Tigers went up 4-0 when Katie Treankler singled and came around to score on two errors on the same play by Wausau East as Megan Gregorich attempted to bunt. Gregorich later scored on a wild pitch.

East chipped away with a pair of runs in the third and three more in the fifth to take a 5-4 lead.

Marshfield battled back in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead with three runs. Treankler had an RBI fielder’s choice, Taylor Hasz scored on a wild pitch and Treankler later scored on an RBI single by Boehning to put the Tigers up 7-5.

The see-saw affair continued as the Lumberjacks (1-5, 1-2 WVC) pulled ahead with a four-run sixth, thanks to three Marshfield errors.

Ashley Klatt, who finished 4-for-4, had the big blow with a two-run single with two outs. Platt later scored on an error and Emilie Waack delivered an RBI double to put East up 9-7.

Marshfield edged closer with a run in the sixth. Baierl doubled and Slowiak, who was pinch-running, scored on a wild pitch – the third Tigers’ run to score via a wild pitch by East pitcher Waack.

East added three insurance runs in the seventh on five hits against Baierl, who struck out one and walked three. Brianna Borchardt, Klatt and Paige Henrich had RBI singles in the frame.

Marshfield was retired in order in the bottom of the seventh by Waack, who struck out three and walked four.

“There were some innings where we got some girls on but couldn’t seem to come up with that big hit,” Voss said. “We started out good, going up 4-0 on them, but we started making some mistakes. That kind of got us down and built their confidence a little bit.”

Marshfield plays a nonconference doubleheader at Hudson on Saturday and returns home for a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Monday against D.C. Everest.

“This is the first time we’ve been on a field in two weeks,” Voss said. “It’s really hard to make corrections when you are in the fieldhouse or on black top, and we’re hitting off pitching machines all the time. Now that we can get outside, and actually get on a field, it’s going to make a big difference. We have all the potential in the world to compete and win games like this, but we just can’t afford to make the mistakes we made tonight.”

Lumberjacks 12, Tigers 8
Wausau East 002 034 3 – 12 12 4
Marshfield 220 031 0 – 8 10 6

WP: Emilie Waack. LP: Rhiannon Baierl.
SO: Waack 3; Baierl 1. BB: Waack 4; Baierl 3.
Top hitters: WE, Danielle Kostroski 2×5, 3 runs; Ashley Klatt 4×4, 3 RBIs; Paige Henrich 1×3, 2 runs, RBI; Waack 1×4, 2B, RBI; Alexa Wendt 1×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Michaela Scheintz 1×4, 2B, 2 runs; Brianna Borchardt 1×2, 3 runs, RBI. M, Baierl 3×4, 2B, RBI; Autumn Slowiak 3 runs; Sara Sturomski 1×4, 2B; Kristin Kniech 1×2, RBI; Taylor Hasz 2×2, run; Katie Treankler 1×4, 2 runs, RBI.
Records: Wausau East 1-5, 1-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 1-3, 0-3 WVC.

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SPASH edges Marshfield in battle of WVC girls soccer leaders

Posted on 28 April 2011 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – The Marshfield girls soccer team suffered its second straight loss, dropping a tight 2-1 decision to Stevens Point Area Senior High on Thursday night in a battle of Wisconsin Valley Conference leaders.

After a scoreless first half, Marshfield scored first when Allison Gruen scored off an assist by Emily Haws three minutes into the second half.

The lead was shortlived, however, as Eden Willoughby scored for SPASH shortly after Gruen’s goal, and she added another at the 59:03 mark to give the Panthers the lead.

“We played an awesome first half when SPASH had three point-blank shots either deflected or hit off the posts,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “Maddie Smith and Leah Cherney were asked to shadow two of SPASH’s playmakers and did a super job all night.”

SPASH (7-1, 4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) outshot the Tigers 11-5, and Kassi Todryk made four saves in goal for Marshfield.

The Tigers had to play short-handed after Walker Guzowski and Taylor Asplin left with injuries, which Lindner said had a negative effect on the team.

Marshfield (4-3 overall, 3-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) plays at Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday.

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Loyal shuts out Columbus Catholic softball

Posted on 28 April 2011 by paul

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GRANTON – Loyal held Marshfield Columbus Catholic to three hits and went on to beat the Dons 10-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Thursday at Granton.

The game was moved from Loyal to Granton due to a wet field.

Elizabeth Manlick had two of the Dons’ three hits.

Katelyn Welsh allowed nine walks and five hits in four innings to suffer the loss on the mound for Columbus.

The Dons are next scheduled to play a doubleheader at Augusta on Tuesday.

Greyhounds 10, Dons 0
Columbus 000 00 – 0 3
Loyal 261 1x – 10 5

WP: Weyer. LP: Katelyn Welsh.
SO: Weyer 6, Fulwiler 1; Welsh 1. BB: Weyer 3, Fulwiler 0; Welsh 9.
Top hitters: Rueth (L) 2×3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Elizabeth Manlick (C) 2×3.
Records: Loyal 3-0 overall and Cloverbelt East; Columbus 0-3 overall and Cloverbelt East.

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Newman rallies to beat Auburndale baseball

Posted on 28 April 2011 by paul

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WAUSAU – Wausau Newman Catholic scored 10 runs over the final three innings to push past Auburndale 15-5 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball.

Auburndale battled back after giving up four runs in the first inning and took a 5-4 lead before the Cardinals tied the game with a run in the third inning, then added four in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth to pull away and win via the 10-run rule.

Isaac Biehoffer had two hits and two RBIs, and Austin Hawkins added a hit and two RBIs for Auburndale (0-2 overall and Marawood South).

Newman statistics were not provided.

Cardinals 15, Apaches 5
Auburndale 041 000 – 5 6
Newman 401 424 – 15 7

Records: Newman 3-0 overall, 2-0 Marawood South; Auburndale 0-2 overall and Marawood South.

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UW-Marshfield/Wood County tennis teams fare well at UW-Fox Valley

Posted on 27 April 2011 by paul

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MENASHA – The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in a meet with UW-Washington County on Wednesday at UW-Fox Valley in Menasha.

The women’s team defeated UW-Washington 4-2 behind wins by Kerenna Kohlbeck and Ashley Pongratz in singles, and the doubles teams of Breann Haubert and Kolbeck, and Pongratz and Kim Palmer.

The Marauders men tied both of its matches – 3-3 against UW-Washington and 2-2 against UW-Fox Valley.

Brock Bauman and Jared Ystad each went 2-0 in singles and Rob Belter and Ystad won their No. 2 doubles match in the match against Washington County.

The Marauders host the Marshfield Invitational on Saturday at Boson Courts at Marshfield High School.

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Columbus Catholic softball team drops doubleheader to Colby

Posted on 25 April 2011 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team finally got to open its season Monday after a series of early-season postponements. However, it didn’t go well for the Dons.

Colby hammered Columbus 16-4 and 16-6 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division doubleheader at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Columbus managed just two hits in the opener as Colby scored in each of the five innings, including five runs in both the third and fifth.

The Dons used those two hits and 10 walks by Colby pitchers to plate their four runs.

In the second game, McKenna Immerfall and Elizabeth Manlick each had a double and Katrina Hill drove in a pair of runs for the Dons.

Colby (2-2) again scored in all five innings, highlighted by a five-run third inning.

The Dons are scheduled to play at Loyal on Thursday.

Game 1
Hornets 16, Dons 4
Colby 325 15 – 16 12 0
Columbus 201 10 – 4 2 4

WP: Goodwin. LP: Kately Welsh.
SO: Goodwin 0, Haas 4; Welsh 1. BB: Goodwin 10, Haas 0; Welsh 6.
Top hitters: Colby, Duginski 3×4; Mertens 2×4; Peissig 2×2. Columbus, Elizabeth Manlick 2 runs, 2 SBs.
Game 2
Hornets 16, Dons 6
Columbus 042 00 – 6 4
Colby 245 41 – 16 8

WP: Morrow. LP: Welsh.
SO: Welsh 0; Morrow 3. BB: Welsh 6; Morrow 9.
Top hitters: Columbus, Manlick 2B, run; McKenna Immerfall 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Katrina Hill 2 RBIs.
Records: Colby 2-2 overall and Cloverbelt East; Columbus 0-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.

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