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Marshfield’s Voss, Auburndale’s Harrison earn top-10 finishes at WIAC Cross Country Championships

Posted on 31 October 2015 by paul

Rebecca Voss, a 2014 Marshfield High School graduate and a sophomore on the UW-La Crosse women's cross country team, took fifth at the 2015 WIAC Championships on Saturday in Winneconne. (Submitted photo)

Rebecca Voss, a 2014 Marshfield High School graduate and a sophomore on the UW-La Crosse women’s cross country team, took fifth at the 2015 WIAC Championships on Saturday in Winneconne. (Submitted photo)

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WINNECONNE – A pair of area high school graduates earned top-10 finishes to help their respective teams to first and second-place finishes at the 2015 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Lake Breeze Golf Course.

Marshfield High School graduate Rebecca Voss placed fifth for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which took second to UW-Oshkosh. Auburndale High School alum Danica Harrison took ninth to help the Titans to their 16th conference title and first since 2000.

Voss, a sophomore transfer for UW-Green Bay, finished fifth in 22:28.37 for La Crosse, which had 51 points, just four short of Oshkosh.

Harrison, a senior, ran in 22:48.66 to finish as the Titans’ third runner.

Lucy Ramquist of Eau Claire won the individual title, completing the 6,000-meter course in 21:56.56.

UW-Eau Claire won its second-straight WIAC men’s cross country title in dominating fashion, finishing with 33 points. UW-La Crosse was second with 80 points.

Josh Throson of Eau Claire won the men’s 8,000-meter race in 24:48.56.

For more on the meet, visit wiacsports.com.

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2015 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament scores

Posted on 31 October 2015 by paul

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GREEN BAY – Four championship games were held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the 2015 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament at Resch Center.

All four champions from 2014 – Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (Division 1), Waukesha Catholic Memorial (Division 2), Waterloo (Division 3), and Wausau Newman Catholic (Division 4) – repeated with championship match victories on Saturday.

Here is the state tournament scoreboard:

2015 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 5-7, at Resch Center, Green Bay
Thursday, Nov. 5
Division 1 quarterfinals

Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels 3, D.C. Everest 0 (27-25, 25-15, 25-16)
Appleton North 3, Greendale 1 (25-23, 28-26, 12-25, 25-16)
Verona 3, Burlington 2 (21-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-11)
Oconomowoc 3, Neenah 2 (20-25, 25-21, 27-25, 18-25, 15-11)
Friday, Nov. 6
Division 4 semifinals

Southwestern 3, Clayton 1 (25-10, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19)
Wausau Newman Catholic 3, Living Word Lutheran 0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15)
Division 3 semifinals
Waterloo 3, Eau Claire Regis 2 (25-14, 24-26, 13-25, 25-16, 15-13)
Lake Country Lutheran 3, Oshkosh Lourdes 2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12)
Division 2 semifinals
East Troy 3, Altoona 0 (30-28, 25-13, 25-17)
Waukesha Catholic Memorial 3, Green Bay Notre Dame 0 (25-14, 25-14, 26-24)
Division 1 semifinals
Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels 3, Appleton North 0 (28-26, 25-23, 25-13)
Oconomowoc 3, Verona 1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17)
Saturday, Nov. 7
Championship matches

Division 4: Wausau Newman Catholic (40-1) 3, Southwestern (27-2) 1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-20)
Division 3: Waterloo (34-11) 3, Lake Country Lutheran (37-6) 2 (24-26, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10)
Division 2: Waukesha Catholic Memorial (37-14) 3, East Troy (32-10) 1 (21-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-18)
Division 1: Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (46-5) 3, Oconomowoc (31-4) 2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-12)

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D.C. Everest sweeps past Marshfield in WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional final

Posted on 31 October 2015 by paul

Jenny Scheppler, right, returns a serve as Marshfield teammates Maureen Cassidy (11) and Sara Dasler (20) look on during Saturday's WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional final against D.C. Everest at Wausau West High School. Everest won 3-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Jenny Scheppler, right, returns a serve as Marshfield teammates Maureen Cassidy (11) and Sara Dasler (20) look on during Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional final against D.C. Everest at Wausau West High School. Everest won 3-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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WAUSAU – Nothing, absolutely nothing, went right for Marshfield in its WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional final against D.C. Everest on Saturday night at Wausau West High School.

D.C. Everest was on its game from the start, digging out nearly every attempt for a score by the Tigers and cruised to a 3-0 victory to clinch a berth in next week’s state tournament.

The Evergreens won 25-15, 25-19, 25-15, to advance to the 2015 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament in Green Bay. Everest, making its first state appearance since 2009, will take on defending champion Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels in a Division 1 quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Resch Center.

“They were digging balls that we thought we down, we didn’t get a block kill until they had game point, it just was an uncharacteristic night for us,” Marshfield coach Dawn Sadowska said. “We were running into each other. I have no idea what it was, but it wasn’t the team that we have seen playing. That’s the hard part to swallow with this. We know they can be a better team.”

The two teams were feeling each other out through the midway point of the first game before the Evergreens pulled away.

Leading 14-13, Everest earned a sideout and scored five more points in a row on the serve of Regan Stafan, to take a 20-13 lead. An ace from Natalie Mohring and a kill from Amanda Brown finished off a 25-15 win.

The Tigers, looking for their first state tournament berth since 2006, took the early lead in Game 2 and seemed to stabilize the Everest attack, but that turned out to be brief.

Kills by Jamila Ougayour and Hannah Meverden helped Marshfield build a 6-3 lead. Everest earned a sideout on a kill by Stefan and took control with nine points in a row on Stefan’s serve. An ace by the Everest junior gave the Evergreens a 13-6 lead and they led by at least four the rest of the game.

Everest dominated Game 3, cruising out to a 19-5 lead.

Marshfield scored seven-straight points on match point, but Stefan finally ended it with a kill for the Everegreens.

“We really struggled serve-receive passing and we couldn’t get the ball down against them,” Sadowska said. “You have to give credit to their defense, they were digging a lot of balls.”

Meverden finished with eight kills, Stephanie Rhodes had six, Anna Ripp had 25 assists and Sara Dasler had 15 digs to lead Marshfield.

Marshfield only loses two seniors – Dasler and Jenny Scheppler – so the future looks bright for the Tigers.

“They need to get past this tonight and realize that they’re a good team, but we have to be able to perform as well,” Sadowska said. “I told them in the locker room that you can’t let tonight define your season. They came so far. We have so much to look forward to. Our seniors did some great things for us and everybody played for each other. That’s what was so important. We’re a young team and we have a lot to look forward to.”

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Stratford girls edge rival Auburndale for 11th place at 2015 WIAA State Cross Country Championships

Posted on 31 October 2015 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Stratford and Auburndale girls cross country teams battled back and forth at a number of meets this season, and it was no different on Saturday at the WIAA state meet.

A week after Auburndale won the sectional title and Stratford was second, the Tigers got the best of their Marawood Conference rival by finishing 11th in the Division 3 girls team standings, two spots ahead of Auburndale at the 2015 WIAA State Cross Country Championships at the Ridges Golf Course.

Stratford, qualifying for state as a team for the second year in a row, finished with 264 points, 19 better than Auburndale, which actually tied for 12th with another Marawood school – Chequamegon – but lost out on a tiebreaker.

Senior Johnelle Miner, like she has all season, led Stratford by taking 35th place overall in 20:51.4. Freshman Macie Schillinger was 57th in 21:26.7 and sophomore Kaylee Hollatz took 91st in 22:17.5 for the Tigers.

Freshman Isabella Jewell led Auburndale, taking 43rd in 21:09.2. Senior Katie Leick was 81st (22:02.2) and freshman Anna Kollross took 97th (22:29.4) for the Apaches. Sophomore Kali Karl, who made it to state last year as an individual qualifier, was 116th (23:00.7) in her second trip to Rapids.

Amherst senior Alissa Niggemann won the individual title in 19:00.4, less than one second ahead of Westby’s Elena Schmidt. Oshkosh Lourdes took the team title, edging Westby by seven points (98-105).

Spencer senior Nadia King also competed in her second-straight state meet and finished 198th in 22:52.3.

The Stratford boys also placed 11th in the Division 3 team standings.

The Tigers totaled 263 points, 37 points out of 10th place. Darlington rolled to the team title with 49 points and Kevin Koski of Chequamegon won the individual title with a time of 16:02.6.

Senior John Geissinger led the Stratford boys, finishing 66th in 18:14.8. Lucas Heidmann was 77th (18:19) and Cade Lehman took 79th (18:20) for the Tigers.

Other individual champions were Alicia Monson of Amery (18:28) in the Division 2 girls race, Aubrey Roberts of Eau Claire Memorial (17:50) in the Division 1 girls race, and Daniel Pederson of Spooner (16:07) in Division 2 boys.

Pewaukee swept the Division 2 girls and boys team titles, and Eau Claire Memorial won the D-1 girls championship.

2015 WIAA State Cross Country Championships
Oct. 31, at the Ridges Golf Course, Wisconsin Rapids
Division 3 Girls
Team standings:
1. Oshkosh Lourdees 98; 2. Westby 105; 3. Colfax 127; 4. Albany 160; 5. La Crosse Aquinas 172; 6. Phillips 176; 7. Kenosha St. Joseph 177; 8. Lancaster 185; 9. Brookfield Academy 199; 10. Amherst 244; 11. Stratford 264; 12. Chequamegon 283; 13. Auburndale 283; 14. Howards Grove 298; 15. Glenwood City 308; 16. Kewaunee 315.
Top 10: 1. Alissa Niggemann (Amherst) 19:00.4; 2. Elena Schmidt (Westby) 19:01.3; 3. Erika Kisting (Iola-Scandinavia) 19:12.2; 4. Delaney Greene-Gretzing (Marion) 19:17.2; 5. Noelle Maire (Belleville) 19:18.2; 6. Kassye Todd (Elmwood/Plum City) 19:30.2; 7. Lyndia Murphy (Lancaster) 19:40.7; 8. Ellie Lochner (Phillips) 19:44.5; 9. Clara Kaderly (Albany) 19:45.2; 10. Rachel Lawton (Flambeau) 19:46.5.
Stratford results: 35. Johnelle Miner 20:51.4; 57. Macie Schillinger 21:26.7; 91. Kaylee Hollatz 22:17.5; 117. Courtney Krall 23:11.8; 125. Sammy Griesbach 23:39.1; 128. Heather Greenberg 23:46.2; 144. Samantha Kaiser 25:17.2.
Auburndale results: 43. Isabella Jewell 21:09.2; 81. Katie Leick 22:02.2; 97. Anna Kollross 22:29.4; 114. Jordyn Richardson 22:58.0; 116. Kali Karl 23:00.7; 137. Hunter Hilber 24:07.8; 145. Alyssa Kollross 25:23.8.
Spencer result: 109. Nadia King 22:52.3.
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Division 3 Boys
Team standings:
1. Darlington 49; 2. Bocobel 106; 3. Chequamegon 123; 4. La Crosse Aquinas 149; 5. Rosholt 188; 6. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 193; 7. Manitowoc Roncalli 200; 8. Chippewa Falls McDonell 212; 9. Westby 225; 10. Sheboygan Area Lutheran 226; 11. Stratford 263; 12. Living Word Lutheran 276; 13. Kenosha St. Joseph 281; 14. Drummond 296; 15. Laconia 350; 16. Colfax 358.
Top 10: 1. Kevin Koski (Chequamegon) 16:02.6; 2. Dakota Kauffman (Boscobel) 16:27.2; 3. Lucas Weber (Oshkosh Lourdes) 16:28.5; 4. Jaden Komprood (Darlington) 16:46.3; 5. Spencer Oftedahl (Westby) 16:52.6; 6. Jacob Wahlers (Algoma) 16:55.3; 7. Dan Lau (Eau Claire Immanuel) 17:01.2; 8. Connor Dolan (Assumption) 17:01.3; 9. Brian Mathews (Riverdale) 17:04.1; 1. Wesley Schieck (Valley Christian) 17:09.3.
Stratford results: 66. John Geissinger 18:14.8; 77. Lucas Heidmann 18:19.0; 79. Cade Lehman 18:20.7; 94. Josh Guyer 18:33.2; 119. Christopher Zuelke 19:04.9; 131. Paul Huther 19:40.2; 132. Isaac Guyer 19:41.4.
Click here for overall Division 3 boys results

Other state meet results:
Click here for Division 1 girls results
Click here for Division 2 girls team results
Click here for Division 2 girls individual results
Click here for Division 2 boys results

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Stratford football drops Westby in WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoff

Posted on 30 October 2015 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Stratford football team is moving on to Level 3 of the WIAA playoffs for the third time in the last four years after crushing Westby 43-12 in a Division 5 Level 2 matchup Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers (9-2) won their sixth-straight game to advance to Level 3 where they will take on Spencer/Columbus Catholic (11-0) in a matchup of former Marawood Conference rivals. The game is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Spencer High School.

The last time Stratford and Spencer/Columbus played was in Level 2 of the 2013 playoffs, where the Tigers won 33-15. It was also the last time Stratford advanced to Level 3 of the playoffs.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers ripped off three scoring drives in the second quarter to take a 21-0 halftime lead.

Stratford scored on its opening possession of the second half, and after a Westby turnover, the Tigers scored again to go up 36-0.

Cole Hoffmann rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries, and Kam Bornbach added another 79 yards rushing and two scores.

Sam Wenzel also tossed a touchdown pass to Nick Stoflet for Stratford.

Aiden Hoffmann had 11 tackles lead the Stratford defense, which surrendered two late scores to Westby.

Tigers 43, Norsemen 12
Westby 0 0 0 12 – 12
Stratford 0 21 22 0 – 43
Note:
Scoring plays and Westby statistics not provided.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
S, Cole Hoffmann 7-114, Kam Bornbach 17-79, Taylor Krall 9-33, A.J. Schoenfuss 1-5, David Marquardt 1-2, Wyatt Ehrike 1-minus 1, Mark Handrick 3-minus 2, Sam Wenzel 1-minus 2, Jordan Becker 1-minus 7.
Passing: S, Wenzel 5-7-31-0, Hoffmann 1-1-17-0.
Receiving: S, Nick Stoflet 2-20, Krall 2-15, Hoffmann 1-7, Bornbach 1-6.
Interceptions (defense): S, Ehrike.
Records: Westby 8-3; Stratford 9-2.

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Spencer/Columbus football blasts Waterloo in WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoff

Posted on 30 October 2015 by paul

Spencer/Columbus quarterback Calvin Lenz rolls out for a pass attempt during the Rockets' 43-16 win over Waterloo in a WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoff game Friday night at Spencer High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer/Columbus quarterback Calvin Lenz rolls out for a pass attempt during the Rockets’ 43-16 win over Waterloo in a WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoff game Friday night at Spencer High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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SPENCER – It took the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team only three plays to set the tone and show that it was going to be a long night for Waterloo.

Hunter Luepke ran 44 yards for a touchdown on the third offensive play of the game and the Rockets exploded for 30 points in the first quarter on their way to a 43-16 rout of Waterloo in a WIAA Division 5 Level 2 playoff game Friday night at Spencer High School.

The Rockets (11-0) will host a Level 3 game against former Marawood Conference rival Stratford (9-2). The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Spencer High School. The two teams last met in the 2013 playoffs, with Stratford earning a 33-15 win in a Division 5 Level 2 matchup.

Spencer/Columbus, moving on to Level 3 for the second year in a row, ran just 18 plays in the first quarter, scoring on four of them.

Following an interception by Austin Post, Spencer went 41 yards in just four plays, capped off by a Hunter Hildebrandt 3-yard touchdown run.

Luepke added a 29-yard TD run and after Post recovered a muffed kickoff following that score, the Rockets scored five plays later on a 2-yard run by Elijah Welsh to take a 30-0 lead with 3:03 left in the opening quarter.

“We came just one fire, making big plays, making quick stops, and putting up points in a hurry,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst. “We came out and executed extremely well to start the game.

“They (Waterloo) are very physical up front and definitely had us out-sized, but I think we were more physical and quicker off the ball.”

Spencer/Columbus had to grind it out a little more in the second quarter, but the Rockets are capable of doing that too.

The Rockets drove 71 yards in 11 plays and scored on a 17-yard TD pass from Calvin Lenz to Jonny Tomke.

After a three-and-out, S/C ran 13 plays to drive 63 yards. Lenz ran in from the 12 with 13 seconds left in the half, putting the Rockets up 43-0.

In the first half, the Rockets piled up 350 yards and 14 first downs, with six different players carrying the ball.

“In a lot of ways, it’s tougher for defenses to key (on one player) and it also gives us some depth in that if someone gets dinged or has to come out for a little bit, we have some options and we don’t have to change much with our offense,” Gorst said.

Luepke finished with 109 yards on eight carries and Noah Zastrow added 88 yards rushing on just seven carries as the Rockets had 366 yards total on the ground. Overall, S/C outgained the Pirates 422-231, with Waterloo gaining 159 of those against the Rockets reserves in the second half.

Rockets 43, Pirates 16
Waterloo 0 0 8 8 – 16
Spencer/Columbus 30 13 0 0 – 43
First Quarter

SC – Hunter Luepke 44 run (run failed), 11:05.
SC – Hunter Hildebrandt 3 run (Noah Zastrow run), 7:27.
SC – Luepke 29 run (Zastrow run), 3:48.
SC – Elijah Welsh 2 run (Jonny Tomke run), 3:03.
Second Quarter
SC – Tomke 17 pass from Calvin Lenz (Luepke kick), 6:20.
SC – Lenz 12 run (kick missed), 0:13.
Third Quarter
W – Daniel Mankowski 11 run (Joseph Fugate run), 4:38.
Fourth Quarter
W – Dawson Cole 30 pass from Wyatt Gallitz (pass good), 10:28.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Waterloo 12; Spencer/Columbus 17.
Rushing (att-yards): Waterloo 29-177; Spencer/Columbus 41-366.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Waterloo 5-12-54-1; Spencer/Columbus 7-15-56-0.
Penalties (no.-yards): Waterloo 0-0; Spencer/Columbus 2-27.
Punting (no.-avg.): Waterloo 2-35.0; Spencer/Columbus 0-0.
Fumbles (total-lost): Waterloo 1-1; Spencer/Columbus 1-1.
Individual Statistics
Rushing:
W, Daniel Mankowski 7-62, Joseph Skalitzky 10-57, Weston Swarztrauber 2-24, Joey Lauth 6-18, Wyatt Gallitz 3-11, Easton Ellis 1-5. SC, Hunter Luepke 8-109, Noah Zastrow 7-88, Hunter Hiildebrandt 6-71, Calvin Lenz 6-48, Jon Bauer 5-25, Jonny Tomke 2-19, Carson Hildebrandt 2-8, Bubba Post 3-3, Elijah Welsh 1-2, Collin Nieman 1-minus 7.
Passing: W, Gallitz 5-10-52-1, Swarztrauber 0-2-0-0. SC, Lenz 6-14-55-0, Zastrow 1-1-1-0.
Receiving: W, Zach Bennehoff 2-0, Dawson Cole 1-30, Jarred Sand 1-16, Lauth 1-6. SC, Tomke 2-37, H. Hildebrandt 2-9, Tim Bauer 1-6, Ryan Busse 1-3, Austin Post 1-1.
Punting: W, Joseph Fugate 2-35.0. SC, none.
Fumble recoveries (defense): W, No. 38 (no name provided). SC, A. Post.
Interceptions (defense): SC, A. Post.
Records: Waterloo 7-4; Spencer/Columbus Catholic 11-0.

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Marshfield sixth at 2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet

Posted on 29 October 2015 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – Elizabeth Holbrook took third in the 100 breaststroke and Sophie Koehn was fourth in the 100 backstroke for Marshfield’s top finishes at the 2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Holbrook took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.50, 6½ seconds behind winner Grace Hartman of Wisconsin Rapids.

Koehn was fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.88, 4 seconds behind winner Madalyn Peterson of D.C. Everest.

Peterson’s win was Everest’s only victory, but helped propel the Evergreens to the team title with 546 points. Stevens Point, the regular-season dual meet conference champ, was second with 484, as Point and Everest shared the overall WVC championship. The title ends a 12-year reign by Wausau East as the Valley champs. It is the first WVC title in the sport for Everest, and Stevens Point’s first since 2000.

Marshfield ended up sixth at the meet with 182 points, and was also sixth in the overall combined standings.

Holbrook also took fifth in the 200 IM (2:22.78) and Koehn was seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:09.27) for the Tigers’ other two individual top-10 finishes.

Marshfield’s 200 medley relay team of Koehn, Holbrook, Valerie Kushnir and Ryenne Zee were sixth in 2:01.93 for the team’s top relay finish.

Stevens Point’s Alex Raczek won the 50 freestyle (24.88), the 100 freestyle (54.56), and was part of the winning 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams that won for the Panthers. She was named WVC Girls Swimmer of the Year.

2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Swim Meet
Team scores:
1. D.C. Everest 546; 2. Stevens Point 484; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 335; 4. Wausau East 315; 5. Wausau West 212; 6. Marshfield 182; 7. Merrill 66.
Overall team standings (combining dual schedule and WVC Meet): 1. D.C. Everest and Stevens Point 24; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 18; 4. Wausau East 14; 5. Wausau West 10; 6. Marshfield 6; 7. Merrill 2.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
200 medley relay:
1. Wisconsin Rapids (Libby Schuerman, Grace Hartman, Maddie Esselman, Kennedy Gilbertson) 1:53.36; 6. Marshfield (Sophie Koehn, Elizabeth Holbrook, Valerie Kushnir, Ryenne Zee) 2:01.93; 16. Marshfield (Malina Barker, Elise Ashby, April Read, Erika Roeglin) 2:17.88; 18. Marshfield (Elizabeth Lecker, Vanessa Schmit, Taylor Ferch, Morgan Nordbeck) 2:40.24.
200 freestyle: 1. Kathryn Stupar (SP) 2:01.80; 7. Koehn (MAR) 2:09.27; 15. Madi Hall (MAR) 2:23.46; 18. Elise Ashby (AMR) 2:28.07.
200 IM: 1. Julia Stupar (SP) 2:13.83; 5. Holbrook (MAR) 2:22.78; 11. Megan Donahue (MAR) 2:30.78; 17. Kushnir (MAR) 2:40.30.
50 freestyle: 1. Alex Raczek (SP) 24.88; 13. Zee (MAR) 27.82; 17. Erika Roeglin (MAR) 28.95; 20. Grace Hilbelink (MAR) 29.85.
100 butterfly: 1. J. Stupar (SP) 59.73; 11. Kushnir (MAR) 1:09.86; 14. Read (MAR) 1:13.81.
100 freestyle: 1. Raczek (SP) 54.56; 10. Zee (MAR) 1:00.10; 12. Donahue (MAR) 1:01.28; 19. Lecker (MAR) 1:05.76.
500 freestyle: 1. K. Stupar (SP) 5:28.10; 14. Hall (MAR) 6:24.19; 19. Emily Hopperdietzel (MAR) 6:54.23; 20. Nordbeck (MAR) 6:54.66.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Stevens Point (J. Stupar, K. Stupar, Abbey Rosenthal, Raczek) 1:42.15; 8. Marshfield (Koehn, Donahue, Holbrook, Zee) 1:51.16; 16. Marshfield (Roeglin, Hilbelink, Hall, Read) 2:00.20; 19. Marshfield (Kaycee Irwin, Amilyshree Trivdei, Lindsey Tyrolt, McKenzie Wilsmann) 2:22.03.
100 backstroke: 1. Madalyn Peterson (DC) 1:01.49; 4. Koehn (MAR) 1:05.88; 17. Barker (MAR) 1:16.82; 18. Ferch (MAR) 1:19.53.
100 breaststroke: 1. Hartman (WR) 1:05.95; 3. Holbrook (MAR) 1:12.50; 16. Ashby (MAR) 1:27.79; 17. Hilbelink (MAR) 1:28.27.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Stevens Point (J. Stupar, K. Stupar, Rosenthal, Raczek) 3:43.67; 14. Marshfield (Kushnir, Barker, Ashby, Hilbelink) 4:32.48; 16. Marshfield (Tyrolt, Wilsmann, Isabelle Denowski, Hopperdietzel) 5:10.40.

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Marshfield volleyball holds off River Falls to win WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal

Posted on 29 October 2015 by paul

Marshfield's Anna Ripp, left, and Hannah Meverden leap to block a kill attempt by River Falls during the Tigers' 3-1 win in a WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional semifinal on Thursday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s Anna Ripp, left, and Hannah Meverden leap to block a kill attempt by River Falls during the Tigers’ 3-1 win in a WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional semifinal on Thursday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – The third match of the season between the Marshfield and D.C. Everest volleyball teams will be for all the marbles.

The two Wisconsin Valley Conference rivals will battle for a spot at the state tournament after each won WIAA Division 1 girls volleyball sectional semifinals on Thursday night at Marshfield High School.

Everest beat Eau Claire Memorial 21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 28-26, and Marshfield followed that with a 25-19, 25-14, 14-25, 25-21 victory over River Falls.

Marshfield and D.C. Everest will play in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wausau West High School with a berth in next week’s 2015 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament in Green Bay on the line.

The two teams split a pair of matches WVC play this season. Everest won 3-1 on Sept. 10 before the Tigers turned the tables with a thrilling 3-2 win at home on Oct. 13. The win gave Marshfield a second-place finish in the conference.

“It’s going to be a good match,” Marshfield coach Dawn Sadowska said. “It’s going to come down to who is mentally tougher, who’s going to be able to handle the pressure, who’s going to be able to handle making mistakes and coming back.”

Stephanie Rhodes had 15 kills, Ema Fehrenbach added 13 kills, and Anna Ripp had 38 assists to lead the Tigers.

Defensively, Hannah Meverden and Alexa Aumann each came up big with five blocks each, and Sara Dasler had 25 digs for Marshfield.

The Tigers started strong, jumping out to a 9-3 lead in Game 1.

After River Falls closed to within 20-17, Meverden had a pair of kills to get Marshfield back on track and it closed out the 25-19 win on the serve of Ripp.

Marshfield dominated Game 2, against heading out to a 9-3 lead and led by at least four points the rest of the way as Fehrenbach had seven kills in the game.

The Wildcats turned the tables in the third game, leading the entire way, but Marshfield wasn’t about the match slip away.

“That first game we came out and were really strong, but we made a lot of errors,” Sadowska said. “There are some things we need to clean up before Saturday, but a win is a win. They didn’t give up, and I’m really proud of them for that.”

The Tigers regrouped and never trailed in Game 4.

Marshfield took a 13-5 lead after an ace by Rhodes. River Falls got to within one, at 19-18, before Marshfield put away the match by scoring six of the final nine points.

“We jumped out really fast with our serving, and that’s what really helped us in that fourth game,” Sadowska said. “They don’t seem to get too rattled and I think that’s a good sign for us.”

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Columbus Catholic falls to Aquinas in WIAA Division 4 boys soccer sectional semifinal

Posted on 29 October 2015 by paul

Columbus Catholic's Charles Payant rifles a shot on goal during the first half of Thursday's WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal against La Crosse Aquinas at Griese Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Columbus Catholic’s Charles Payant rifles a shot on goal during the first half of Thursday’s WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal against La Crosse Aquinas at Griese Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Columbus Catholic goalkeeper Kellen Heinzen makes a save seconds after entering the game late in the first half Thursday against La Crosse Aquinas. The Dons lost the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal 3-1 at Griese Park, finishing the season with a  14-2-3 record. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Columbus Catholic goalkeeper Kellen Heinzen makes a save seconds after entering the game late in the first half Thursday against La Crosse Aquinas. The Dons lost the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal 3-1 at Griese Park, finishing the season with a 14-2-3 record. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Columbus Catholic and La Crosse Aquinas played even for nearly the entire first half, but a late goal by the Blugolds turned the tide in their favor.

Evan Weber scored with 38 seconds left in the half and Aquinas added two more goals in a span of 2:10 to squeeze past the Dons 3-1 in a WIAA Division 4 boys soccer sectional semifinal on Thursday afternoon at Griese Park.

The Dons end their season with a 15-2-3 record, while Aquinas (10-7-5) moves on to the sectional final at Cumberland on Saturday against Barron, which was a 5-0 winner over McDonell/Regis on Thursday. The winner of Saturday’s game qualifies for the 2015 WIAA State Boys Soccer Tournament in Milwaukee next week.

“With the wind pretty strong in the first half, if we could get into the half tied, we would have been cool with that,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “They got that one with under a minute left and it kind of knocked us on our heels a little bit. They were pretty down at halftime and we had to pump them up a bit.

“We came out OK (in the second half), and we had another defensive breakdown, and you kind of knew. We weren’t generating the offense that we normally do.”

Christian Von Weiss scored at the 72:14 mark and Weber scored again just 2:10 later to push the Blugolds to a 3-0 lead against Columbus’ back-up goalkeeper, Kellen Heinzen. Heinzen replaced starter Bailey Keffer, who left late in the first half with a leg injury.

Columbus fought back immediately, with Farid Torbey scoring off an assist from Charles Payant only 29 seconds after Aquinas’ third goal, but that was all the Dons could muster.

“They played the right defense to stop us,” Edwards said. “We scouted them, they scouted us, and they knew what they were doing. They played an excellent game.”

Three seniors – Torbey, Alexandra Hutchison, and Matthias Gouin – played their final game for the Dons, who came into the season with uncertainty and ended up only losing twice.

“We had a pow-wow to start the season and the kids, I think, would have been happy getting through the first round of the playoffs, winning maybe 12 games,” Edwards said. “We surpassed our expectations. They came together as a team. We didn’t have that go-to player and everyone stepped up. We had a number of players with double-digit goals, double-digit assists, it was just a great, great season.”

Blugolds 3, Dons 1
Aquinas 1 2 – 3
Columbus Catholic 0 1 – 1
First half:
1. A, Evan Weber (Zach Schneider), 44:22.
Second half: 2. A, Christian Von Weiss (Sean Dee), 72:14; 3. A, Weber (Dee), 74:24; 4. CC, Farid Torbey (Charles Payant), 74:53.
Saves: A, Andrew Gunderson 5; CC, Bailey Keffer 2, Kellen Heinzen 4.
Records: Aquinas 10-7-5; Columbus Catholic 15-2-3.

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Quick start propels Pulaski past Marshfield in WIAA Division 2 boys soccer sectional semifinal

Posted on 29 October 2015 by paul

Marshfield's Klaus Friedli fires a shot on goal during the second half of the Tigers' 3-1 loss to Pulaski in a WIAA Division 2 boys soccer sectional semifinal Thursday at Griese Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s Klaus Friedli fires a shot on goal during the second half of the Tigers’ 3-1 loss to Pulaski in a WIAA Division 2 boys soccer sectional semifinal Thursday at Griese Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – Pulaski scored two early goals and it proved to be too much for Marshfield to overcome as the Red Raiders went on to a 3-1 victory in a WIAA Division 2 boys soccer sectional semifinal on Thursday afternoon at Griese Park.

Ryan Hansen scored at the 10:24 mark and Connor Jones added a goal just 2:36 later to give Pulaski a quick advantage and the Tigers couldn’t recover.

Jones scored again 5:45 into the second half before Marshfield finally got on the scoreboard.

Leo Steiner drilled home a shot off an assist from Luke McCann to cut the Tigers’ deficit to 3-1.

Marshfield put on the pressure in the final 20 minutes, but couldn’t get another past Pulaski goalkeeper Matt Kaczmerek, who had five saves.

“It looked positive for us,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We won the toss, got the wind, the sun was out, it just felt good. They came hard at us and scored those two, and you can’t spot a good team like that a 2-0 lead.

“After that, I think we tightened up the defense and played with them from that point, but we couldn’t get over the hump.”

Marshfield ends its season with an 11-7-3 record after beginning the year 1-3-1. The progress the Tigers made impressed Coach McCann.

“The team gelled on the field and off the field,” Steve McCann said. “We had a really fun season. You feel bad for the seniors, but I think they had a lot of fun, a lot of good memories that’s for sure.”

Pulaski (13-6-3) moves on to the Division 2 sectional final against River Falls on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wausau East High School. A berth in the 2015 WIAA State Boys Soccer Tournament in Milwaukee will be on the line.

Red Raiders 3, Tigers 1
Pulaski 2 1 – 3
Marshfield 0 1 – 1
First half:
1. P, Ryan Hansen (Kevin Berg), 10:24; 2. P, Connor Jones (Hansen), 13:00.
Second half: 3. P, Jones (Wesley Folk), 50:45; 4. M, Leo Steiner (Luke McCann), 59:33.
Total shots: Pulaski 7; Marshfield 11.
Shots on goal: Pulaski 7; Marshfield 6.
Corner kicks: Pulaski 5; Marshfield 5.
Saves: P, Matt Kaczmarek 5; M, Mathias Holm 4.
Records: Pulaski 13-6-3; Marshfield 11-7-3.

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