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Marshfield boys hockey loses on road at D.C. Everest

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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WESTON – D.C. Everest scored five goals in the second period en route to a 7-1 win over Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday night at Greenheck Fieldhouse.

Everest led 4-0 before Marshfield scored its only goal. Schuyler Seyfert scored for the Tigers off an assist from Bo Howard to cut the Evergreens lead to 4-1, but Everest responded with two more goals before the end of the period.

Colin Helke and Alex Yde each had a pair of goals for D.C. Everest, which improves to 17-2-2 and 8-1-2 in the Wisconsin Valley. Marshfield falls to 8-10 and 2-7 in the conference.

Marshfield hosts first-place Wausau West on Thursday.

Evergreens 7, Tigers 1
Marshfield 0 1 0 – 1
D.C. Everest 1 5 1 – 7
First period:
1. DC, Joe Patterson (Mark Wilke, Colin Helke).
Second period: 2. DC, Chris Babiaraz (Brandon Dively); 3. DC, Wilke (Allan Sackmann, Dively); 4. DC, Helke (Sackman), pp.; 5. M, Schuyler Seyfert (Bo Howard), pp; 6. DC, Alex Yde (Sackmann, Nate Bruns); 7. DC, Helke (Brady Borell).
Third period: 8. DC, Yde (Dively).
Saves: M, Mac Alboreo 17-14-5-36; DC, Jared Enkers 4-5-7-16.
Records: Marshfield 8-10, 2-7 Wisconsin Valley Conference; D.C. Everest 17-2-2, 8-1-2 WVC.

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Stratford wrestlers knock off Amherst in nonconference dual

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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AMHERST – Stratford won the final three matches to eke out a 42-28 nonconference wrestling dual meet win over Amherst on Tuesday night at Amherst High School.

Trailing 28-27, Stratford’s Matt Krall won by forfeit at 126 pounds, Phil Sersch pinned Nate Werner in 3:01 at 132 and Steve Marquardt beat Josh Powers 9-7 in overtime at 138 to lift the Tigers to the victory.

Dondrick Tackes also had a pin for Stratford, which also benefitted from three other forfeit victories.

Stratford is off until the WIAA Division 3 regional tournament at Athens on Feb. 11.

Stratford 42, Amherst 28
145: Logan Hermsen (A) pinned Jake Guyer at 1:51.
152: Jordan Lange (A) def. Miguel Ochoa 14-10.
160: Kellen Bornbach (S) def. Jamie Docka 17-10.
170: Ryan Desotell (A) pinned R.J. Schiller in 0:21.
182: Dondrick Tackes (S) pinned Garth Groshek in 4:37.
195: Caleb Toelle (A) pinned John Goode in 0:43.
220: Caleb Bryant (S) won by forfeit.
285; Andrew Murdaugh (S) won by forfeit.
106: Eddie Johnson (A) won by major decision over Ryan Adank 12-1.
113: Hunter Brandt (S) won by forfeit.
120: Jason Liaman (A) def. Andrew Schriener 19-14.
126: Matt Krall (S) won by forfeit.
132: Phil Sersch (S) pinned Nate Werner in 3:01.
138: Steve Marquardt (S) def. Josh Powers 9-7.

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Stratford boys basketball crushes Northland Lutheran

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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STRATFORD – Derek Austin scored 17 points to lead three Stratford players in double figures as the Tigers blasted Northland Lutheran 57-27 in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Tuesday night at Stratford High School.

The Tigers improve to 13-3 and 9-1 in the Marawood South, keeping pace one game behind first-place Auburndale in the standings. Northland Lutheran drops to 2-13 and 0-10 in the conference.

Austin made 8 of 17 shots from the field, grabbed five rebounds and had four steals to lead the Tigers. Travis Urlaub added 13 points and Nolan Bargender had 11 as both made 5 of 7 shots from the field for Stratford.

Stratford jumped out to a 17-2 lead after the first quarter and led 32-9 by halftime, making quick work of the Wildcats.

Stratford plays at Edgar on Friday.

Tigers 57, Wildcats 27
Northland Lutheran 2 7 4 14 – 27
Stratford 17 15 13 12 – 57
Curtis Engelbrecht 2-4 1-1 6, Maarten Colby 3-11 0-0 6, Tim Venus 4-13 1-1 9, Gideon Nelson 1-6 0-0 2, Michael Krueger 1-6 0-0 2, Caleb Solofia 1-3 0-0 2, Cody Griesbach 0-3 0-0 0. FG: 12-46. FT: 2-2. 3-pointers: 1-13 (Engelbrecht 1-2, Colby 0-1, Solofia 0-1, Nelson 0-2, Krueger 0-3, Venus 0-4). Rebounds: 7 (Venus 2, Nelson 2). Record: 2-13, 0-10 Marawood South.
STRATFORD (57): Greg Belter 0-2 0-0 0, Nolan Bargender 5-7 1-2 11, Ben Kraus 0-0 0-0 0, Derek Austin 8-17 0-0 17, Eli Temanson 1-4 0-0 2, Travis Urlaub 5-7 3-3 13, Troy Mengel 3-8 2-2 8, Andrew Marcis 1-4 4-4 6. FG: 23-49. FT: 10-11. 3-pointers: 1-8 (Austin 1-3, Temanson 0-2, Belter 0-2, Urlaub 0-1). Rebounds: 35 (Bargender 7). Record: 13-3, 9-1 Marawood South.

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Marshfield girls basketball coach Heidi Michaelis nets 200th career win as Tigers topple Wausau West

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls basketball team won its 54th straight Wisconsin Valley Conference game and gave head coach Heidi Michaelis her 200th career victory with a 54-48 win over Wausau West on Tuesday night at Marshfield High School.

The Tigers improve to 11-3 and 7-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, maintaining their one-game lead over Stevens Point (13-1, 6-1 WVC) and setting up a showdown for the conference lead on Friday night between the two teams at Stevens Point. Point’s only loss came at Marshfield, 62-52, on Dec. 16.

Michaelis, who has led Marshfield to seven conference championships, including the last four, owns a 200-50 record in her 11th season as Tigers coach.

Wausau West falls to 8-7 and 3-5 in the WVC.

Senior guard Taylor Varsho led the Tigers again, scoring 25 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Varsho has scored at least 22 points in four straight games and now has 225 this season. She stands 73 points shy of breaking Marshfield’s all-time scoring record of 1,240 points set by Carlin McClary from 1975-78.

Darian Molter added 11 points, Ellie Fehrenbach had 10 points and six rebounds and Tiffany Stargardt added five points and six rebounds for Marshfield.

Tigers 54, Warriors 48
No statistics reported. Record: 8-7, 3-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
MARSHFIELD (54): Taylor Varsho 9-23 4-6 25, Tiffany Stargardt 1-5 3-4 5, Darian Molter 4-6 3-4 11, Caitlin Michaelis 0-4 3-4 3, Leah Ripp 0-2 0-0 0, Courtney Bauer 0-0 0-0 0, Ellie Fehrenbach 3-7 4-7 10. FG: 17-47. FT: 17-25. 3-pointers: 3-17 (Varsho 3-12, Michaelis 0-3, Ripp 0-2). Rebounds: 30 (Varsho 8). Record: 11-3, 7-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Elliot Ashbeck hits game-winner in final seconds to lift Marshfield boys basketball past Wausau West

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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WAUSAU – For the second time in the last four games, the Marshfield boys basketball team pulled out a victory just before the buzzer.

Elliot Ashbeck made an off-balance 10-footer in the lane with 1.6 seconds left and Marshfield deflected an inbounds pass as time expired as the Tigers beat Wausau West 42-41 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday night at West High School.

Ashbeck scored 23 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, including a pair with 30 seconds to go to give Marshfield a 40-38 lead.

The advantage was short-lived as Taylor Penn drilled a 3-pointer with 19.7 seconds to go to put West up 41-40, before Ashbeck made the shot in the final seconds to give Marshfield its fourth win in the last five games. The Tigers’ Luke Zuiker hit a buzzer-beater on Jan. 20 to beat Wisconsin Rapids in another last-second thriller.

The Tigers improve to 10-5 and 6-2 in the WVC, where they are in sole possession of second place after Stevens Point’s loss to Wausau East on Tuesday. Marshfield hosts Stevens Point on Friday.

Ben Satter added eight point and Zuiker had seven for the Tigers.

Tigers 42, Warriors 41
Marshfield 7 5 12 18 – 42
Wausau West 9 12 10 10 – 41
Luke Olson 0 0-0 0, Elliot Ashbeck 6 10-11 23, Matt Oestreich 2 0-0 4, Isaac Accola 0 0-0 0, Adam Voss 0 0-0 0, Tanner Dennis-Brown 0 0-0 0, Brandon Brown 0 0-0 0, Luke Zuiker 2 3-4 7, Ben Satter 4 0-1 8. FG: 14. FT: 13-16. 3-pointers: 1 (Ashbeck 1). Record: 10-5, 6-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
WAUSAU WEST (41): Brad Utegaard 3 0-1 6, Tyler Schertz 1 0-0 3, Justin Duffy 1 0-0 3, Jordan Huehnerfuss 1 0-1 2, Evan Mayer 6 2-4 11, Taylor Penn 4 0-0 11, Andrew Wolfe 1 0-0 2. FG: 17. FT: 2-6. 3-pointers: 5 (Penn 3, Duffy 1, Schertz 1). Record: 2-13, 0-8 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Spencer girls basketball team routs Abbotsford

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

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SPENCER – Spencer used big runs in the second and fourth quarters to pull past Abbotsford 66-41 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night at Spencer High School.

The Rockets trailed 15-13 after the first quarter before using an 18-6 run in the second quarter to open up a 31-21 lead at halftime.

Spencer (10-4) closed out the game with an 18-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Kyleigh Hebert led the Rockets with 22 points. Tara Matter added 12 points and 15 rebounds and Courtney Schulz had 14 points, making six of eight free throws for Spencer.

Kim Lecheler had 22 points to account for more than half of Abbotsford’s points.

The Rockets play at Augusta on Thursday.

Rockets 66, Falcons 41
Abbotsford 15 6 15 5 – 41
Spencer 13 18 17 18 – 66
Shelly Kneifl 2-5 0-0 5, Jen Maki 0-0 0-0 0, Kim Lecheler 8-14 4-7 22, Brooklyn Gunderson 0-3 2-2 2, Tana Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Riley Standeven 0-0 0-0 0, Laura Kneifl 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Thompson 1-1 1-2 3, Precious Krause-Simmons 0-2 3-4 3, Kyle Gonnering 1-4 0-2 2, Sabrina Orth 2-4 0-0 4, Rachel Wagner 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 14-33. FT: 10-17. 3-pointers: 3-6 (Lecheler 2-4, Kneifl 1-2). Rebounds: 16 (six with two each). Record: 7-8.
SPENCER (66): Krystal Weier 4-13 1-1 9, Alicia Endreas 0-1 0-0 0, Claire Drews 0-0 0-0 0, Kailyn Anderson 1-4 0-0 2, Courtney Schulz 4-7 6-8 14, Tara Matter 6-15 0-1 12, Aubrie Bissonette 3-6 1-2 7, Kyleigh Hebert 9-14 2-4 22, Tara Kramer 0-1 0-0 0, Tynae Phillips 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 27-63. FT: 10-16. 3-pointers: 2-12 (Hebert 2-3, Bissonette 0-1, Phillips 0-1, Matter 0-3, Weier 0-4). Rebounds: 29 (Matter 15). Record: 10-4.

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Columbus Catholic boys basketball comes back from early deficit to beat Spencer

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

Spencer's Jeremiah Cattanach goes in for a shot past Columbus Catholic's Derrick Green during Tuesday night's boys basketball game at Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

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By Paul Lecker

MARSHFIELD – Spencer was beating Marshfield Columbus Catholic at its own game early, running up and down the court and scoring at will, but a 13-2 run in the second quarter got the Dons back in the game and Columbus ran away in the second half to a 58-47 Cloverbelt Conference East Division boys basketball victory Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.

The win was a must for the Dons (13-3, 11-2 Cloverbelt East), who keep pace in the conference one game behind first-place Augusta. Columbus plays at Augusta on Tuesday.

Spencer raced out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter. Sam Cattanach scored three quick baskets and had seven of the Rockets’ first nine points.

Steven Gilboy added a basket and two free throws and Jordan Buss scored four points in the opening quarter as Spencer was able to beat Columbus’ pressure defense for some easy hoops.

The Rockets continued their good play in the second quarter, scoring seven of the first nine points to take a 22-11 lead. However, Spencer scored only one basket during the final 4:50 and Columbus was able to climb back in the game.

“They did a really nice job preparing for our press,” Columbus coach Joe Konieczny said. “They got three or four easy layups to start the game. Once we got down 20-9, I think our man-to-man really was effective. It was a really nice effort the last two and a half quarters. I thought both teams played really hard and it was a good game.”

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Brandon Nikolai and Mike Iwanski sparked an 11-2 run by the Dons that ended with a hoop by Tyler Derfus with 35 seconds to go in the half and cut Spencer’s lead to 24-22 at the half.

“We knew we could get over the top on their press,” Spencer coach Randy Reckner said. “They made a couple of adjustments on it and took the top away, and early foul trouble really didn’t help us much. They made their run right before halftime and that kind of set us back a little.”

There were three ties and a couple of lead changes in the third quarter before Columbus pulled away.

The Dons used a 14-2 run over a 6-minute stretch that ended with a pair of baskets by Jacob Puent and Derfus in the first 2 minutes of the fourth quarter as Columbus built a 45-33 lead.

Spencer got as close as eight after a three-point play by Gilboy, who had 22 points to lead the Rockets, with 1:05 left, but Spencer missed its final three shots and three of four free throws down the stretch as Columbus beat Spencer for the 10th straight time.

“We’ve won a lot of close games against them and I think some of it’s luck to be honest,” Konieczny said. “We made some free throws, we made some layups and some loose balls go your way, but our kids seemed to do a pretty decent job defensively holding them to one shot when they were bigger. I think that was a key.”

Spencer falls to 7-8 and 5-8 in the Cloverbelt East, and with seven games remaining in the regular season it’s time for the Rockets to start to play more consistently, Reckner said.

“I look at our time and we’re a good team,” Reckner said. “We lost a lot of close games, a lot of last-second shots. If we can find a way to win those close games here in the end … Our conference is good, we know it’s good. You’re in a battle every night. I’m happy with my kids right now. They’ve made a lot of adjustments. If we can find a way to finish games, we’ll be there in the playoffs. I think we can be very successful here at the end yet.”

Spencer hosts Granton on Friday.

Dons 58, Rockets 47
Spencer 15 9 11 12 – 47
Columbus 9 13 19 17 – 58
Jeremiah Cattanach 3-7 1-3 8, Cody Esser 0-3 0-0 0, Jordan Buss 3-7 0-0 6, Sam Cattanach 4-6 3-8 11, Joe Meyers 0-8 0-0 0, Collin Cowell 0-0 0-0 0, Steven Gilboy 9-17 3-3 22, Adam Skrzeczkoski 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Mlsna 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 19-49. FT: 7-14. 3-pointers: 2-12 (J. Cattanach 1-3, Gilboy 1-3, Buss 0-2, Meyers 0-4). Rebounds: 28 (Gilboy 5, Meyers 5). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-8, 5-8 Cloverbelt East.
COLUMBUS (58): Brandon Nikolai 3-3 5-6 12, Mike Iwanski 3-7 2-3 11, Jared Fleischmann 2-4 5-6 10, Derrick Green 1-4 0-0 2, Zach Strobel 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler Derfus 3-12 0-0 7, D.J. Cleveland 2-2 1-2 5, Jacob Puent 4-6 3-3 11. FG: 18-38. FT: 16-20. 3-pointers: 6-20 (Iwanski 3-7, Nikolai 1-1, Fleischmann 1-3, Derfus 1-9). Rebounds: 27 (Iwanski 9). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 13-3, 11-2 Cloverbelt East.

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Marshfield youth wrestlers compete at four tournaments last weekend

Posted on 31 January 2012 by paul

The Marshfield Youth Wrestling team took third place in the team standings Saturday at the Loyal Invitational. Team members are, back from left, Brock Bennington, Brett Franklin, Blake Bennington, Shane Westerhausen, Joey Carolfi , Brayden Richardson and Logan Mueller. In front, Gabe Pugh, Samuel Mitchell and Ryan Dolezal. (Submitted photo)

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Members of the Marshfield Youth Wrestling program competed at tournaments in Loyal, Black River Falls, Edgar and Eau Claire last Saturday and Sunday.

Placing first at the Loyal Invitational for Marshfield were Samuel Mitchell, Borck Bennington, Ryan Dolezal, Brett Franklin, Bentley Schwaneback and Gabe Pugh. Anthony Christmas, Blake Bennington, Joey Carolfi, logan Mueller and Zachary Kremer took second, and Shane Westerhausen, Lukas Barth and Brayden Richardson finished third.

Dakota Ledebuhr took third at Black River Falls.

On Sunday at Edgar, Brock Bennington, Blake Bennington, Reid Geiger, Franklin and Kremer took first, Jesse Clover was second, Kegan Cliver and Pugh took third, Noah Schultz finished fourth and Mueller was fifth.

At the Eau Claire North Invitational, Mitchell and Christmas each finished first in their respective divisions.

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UW-Marshfield/Wood County basketball teams lose at UW-Barron County

Posted on 30 January 2012 by paul

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RICE LAKE – The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s and women’s basketball teams were swept by UW-Barron County on Monday night.

UW-Barron County defeated the Marauders 48-47 in the men’s game and 67-56 in the women’s game.

Jake Scheppler led the UW-Marshfield men (9-7) with 18 points.

Bailey Klieforth topped the Marauders women (11-6) with 20 points and Paige Albrecht added 12 points and four assists.

Both teams play at UW-Manitowoc on Wednesday.

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Jake Akin, Aaron Scheets each win twice as Marshfield boys swim team beats Wisconsin Rapids

Posted on 30 January 2012 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Marshfield won all but two events and wrapped up its Wisconsin Valley Conference boys swimming dual meet season with a 94-71 win over Wisconsin Rapids on Monday.

Jake Akin won the 200 freestyle (2:06.25) and the 100 freestyle (54.95), and Aaron Scheets took first in the 200 IM (2:16.16) and 100 backstroke (58.50) to help the Tigers to the victory. The two also combined with Josh Herron and Tom Stevning-Roe to win the 200 medley relay in 1:53.01.

Other winners for Marshfield were Alex Shulman in the 50 freestyle (24.71), Stevning-Roe in the 100 butterfly (1:04.82) and Joe Dickinson in the 500 freestyle (6:30.10).

The Tigers’ team of Jack Gellerman, Jake Krueger, Al Reeser and Shulman also won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.93.

Marshfield will compete at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Meet on Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Marshfield 94, Wisconsin Rapids 71
Winners and Marshfield finishers
200 medley relay:
1. Marshfield (Aaron Scheets, Josh Herron, Tom Stevning-Roe, Jake Akin) 1:53.01; 2. Marshfield (Evan Schneider, Michael Josephson, Nolan Hall, Alex Shulman) 1:58.52; 4. Marshfield (Denver Anderson, Phil Kubica, Jack Gellerman, Joe Dickinson) 2:08.31.
200 freestyle: 1. Akin (M) 2:06.25; 2. Jake Krueger (M) 2:11.78; 4. Schneider (M) 2:19.83.
200 IM: 1. Scheets (M) 2:16.16; 5. Gellerman (M) 2:47.51; 6. Herron (M) 2:48.41.
50 freestyle: 1. Shulman (M) 24.71; 2. Josephson (M) 24.84; 3. Al Reeser (M) 26.75.
100 butterfly: 1. Stevning-Roe (M) 1:04.82; 2. Hall (M) 1:11.28; 6. Kubica (M) 1:20.08.
100 freestyle: 1. Akin (M) 54.95; 2. J. Krueger (M) 57.49; 5. Matt Brown (M) 1:01.88.
500 freestyle: 1. Dickinson (M) 6:30.10; 4. Nick Treankler (M) 6:57.79; 5. Nolan Redetzke (M) 7:19.20.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Gellerman, J. Krueger, Reeser, Shulman) 1:44.93; 4. Marshfield (Treankler, Brad Krueger, Tobias Poeplau, J.B. Hernandez) 2:00.93; 5. Marshfield (Joseph Baltus, Tabor Ferris, Jordan Tran, Brett Roeglin) 2:07.27.
100 backstroke: 1. Scheets (M) 58.50; 2. Stevning-Roe (M) 1:02.91; 4. Schneider (M) 1:12.12.
100 breaststroke: 1. Andrew Henke (WR) 1:14.93.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Buck Jones, Jeremy Robaidek, Joel Flewellen, Sam Rietveld) 4:21.98.

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