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UW-Marshfield’s Hayley Bunnell named WCC West women’s basketball player of the year

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County’s Hayley Bunnell was named the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division women’s basketball player of the year and was a first-team selection on this year’s all-conference team.

Bunnell averaged 12.7 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game for the Marauders, who finished in third place in the WCC with an 11-5 record and ended up 12-6 overall after losing in the state tournament semifinals.

Carrie Stroetz and Allie Paitel were second-team picks for Marshfield. Stroetz averaged 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game, while Paitel averaged 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

Joe Estrict was a first-team pick and Hunter Busse was an honorable mention choice for UW-Marshfield to the WCC West Division all-conference team.

Estrict averaged 21.6 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Marauders, who finished 4-6 in conference play and 5-12 overall. Busse averaged 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists a game.

2015-16 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Basketball Teams
Men-West Division
First team:
Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County; Montrell Pressley, UW-Rock County; Joe Estrict, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Safari Hunt, UW-Rock County; Diondre Howard, UW-Richland.
Second team: Albi Maksuti, UW-Marathon County; Nathan Kunze, UW-Marathon County; Brian Wilder, UW-Richland; Luke McGowan, UW-Barron County; Jake Joslin, UW-Marathon County.
Honorable mention: Dierre Crayton, UW-Baraboo; Marcus Ott, UW-Marathon County; Hunter Busse, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Hudson Barness, UW-Baraboo; Joe Freeman, UW-Rock County.
Player of the Year: Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County.
Coach of the Year: Bill Gibbs, UW-Marathon County.
Women-West Division
First team:
Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Talyn Jones, UW-Marathon County; Kenzie Trumm, UW-Richland; Shauni Fink, UW-Richland; Hayley Schipper, UW-Richland.
Second team: Carrie Stroetz, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Baylee Luedke, UW-Marathon County; Brittany Stuckey, UW-Rock County; Katie Popanz, UW-Rock County; Allie Paitel, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
Honorable mention: Janni DeHaan, UW-Richland; Adrianna Truax, UW-Marathon County.
Player of the Year: Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
Coach of the Year: Derek Staley, UW-Marathon County.

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WIAA boys basketball playoffs preview: All five local teams to host openers

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

Columbus Catholic senior Evan Nikolai, left, and the Dons head into the WIAA playoffs with a 19-3 record and a No. 2 seed. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Columbus Catholic senior Evan Nikolai, left, and the Dons head into the WIAA playoffs with a 19-3 record and a No. 2 seed. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team put together an undefeated season to capture the Cloverbelt Conference East Division championship and will look to take that momentum into the WIAA boys basketball playoffs, which kick off Tuesday with regional quarterfinals across the state.

The Dons (19-3) is the No. 2 seed in the top half of the Division 5 Sectional 2 field and will host Athens (1-19) on Tuesday.

With the high seed, Columbus would host all three regional games this week is it keeps winning.

Standing in the way to sectionals, along with Athens and the winner of the Northland Lutheran-Wild Rose game, is No. 3 seed Almond-Bancroft, which, like the Dons, is ranked in the top 10 in the state in Division 5.

“We played a tough schedule and have a very difficult bracket with a number of teams that could come out of it,” Columbus Catholic coach Joe Konieczny said. “It will be very important for us to take each day as an opportunity to get better.”

In Division 4, Spencer (14-8), Stratford (12-10), and Auburndale (9-12) will all host regional quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Stratford won three games in a row heading into Thursday’s Marawood crossover against Prentice and will host Coleman (9-13).

The Tigers have turned up their offense as of late, scoring nearly 69 points per game during a recent three-game win streak. This comes after hitting the 50-point mark only once in their previous five games.

Auburndale, which advanced to the state tournament a year ago, started the season slow with an entirely new lineup, but had won five of its last six.

Six different Apaches hit for double-figures in their last three games, including recent wins over Neillsville and Abbotsford, giving them a diverse offense that keeps opponents on its toes.

Auburndale will take on Neillsville again in a regional quarterfinal on Tuesday. The Apaches beat Neillsville (13-9) 59-48 on Feb. 20.

Spencer hosts Crandon (8-13) in the first round of the playoffs looking to regain its swagger.

The Rockets put up 70-plus points in three-straight wins before a loss at Columbus on Monday.

Senior Bobby Pilz has scored 20 points or more in six of the Rockets’ last eight games as he moved into second place on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Coach Randy Reckner likes the Rockets chances heading into the postseason.

“I think our bracket for our half of the sectional is favorable,” Reckner said. “We got a five-seed and we could potentially play Edgar in the third game. We played them earlier in the year so we have some familiarity with them, and we beat them. I think if we can shore some things up, we can make a bit of a run.”

Marshfield (14-8) wrapped up its regular season Thursday will a loss at Wausau West, ending a six-game winning streak. The Tigers will be off until Friday, March 4, when it takes on Oshkosh West (8-14) in a Division 1 regional semifinal.

Marshfield coach Scott Scheuer credits a lot of their recent success to having senior forward Adam Fravert at full health after he returned from an injury suffered on the second day of football practice back in August.

Junior point guard Alec Hinson, along with Fravert, were the only two Tigers returning this season that had seen significant playing time a year ago when Marshfield charged into sectionals despite a losing record.

Hinson has made his mark on the offense recently, making 17 of 29 shots from 3-point range and scoring 18 points per game over the past five.

“Alec is the hardest worker on our team,” Scheuer said. “I coached him hard and he is just now starting to apply all of his hard work. He’s a great kid, works hard, listens. He doesn’t always agree with me, but he just listens to me and continues to work and get better. He’s worked on his shot and his aggressiveness, and really bought in.”

WIAA Boys Basketball Playoffs
Regional quarterfinals, Tuesday, March 1
Division 4:
Neillsville (13-9) at Auburndale (9-12), 7 p.m.; Crandon (8-13) at Spencer (14-7), 7 p.m.; Coleman (9-13) at Stratford (12-10), 7 p.m.
Division 5: Athens (1-19) at Marshfield Columbus Catholic (19-3), 7 p.m.
Regional semifinals, Friday, March 4
Division 1:
Oshkosh West (8-14) at Marshfield (14-8), 7 p.m.
*Regional finals are Saturday, March 5, with sectionals on March 10 and March 12. The 101st annual WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament will be held March 17-19 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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2016 WIAA girls basketball playoffs, sectional scores

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

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The field for the 2016 WIAA girls basketball playoffs is after sectional finals were played in five divisions across Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon.

The 41st annual WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament will be at Resch Center in Green Bay on March 10-12.

Here is a look at the sectional scores:

2016 WIAA Girls Basketball Playoffs
Division 1
Sectional 1
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Marshfield (23-2) 74, No. 5 Neenah (17-8) 71 (OT)
No. 3 Appleton North (21-4) 61, No. 2 Eau Claire Memorial (21-4) 53
Championship, March 5
No. 3 Appleton North (22-4) 56, No. 1 Marshfield (23-3) 54
Sectional 3
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Verona (22-3) 50, No. 5 Sun Prairie (15-10) 32
No. 3 Janesville Craig (19-6) 74, No. 2 Middleton (21-4) 57
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Verona (23-3) 50, No. 3 Janesville Craig (19-7) 32
Sectional 2
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Mukwonago (21-3) 61, No. 5 Sussex Hamilton (17-7) 41
No. 7 Hartland Arrowhead (16-9) 68, No. 3 Germantown (20-5) 63
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Mukwonago (22-3) 42, No. 7 Hartland Arrowhead (16-10) 31
Sectional 4
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Oak Creek (21-3) 53, No. 4 Brookfield East (16-8) 51
No. 2 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (20-5) 59, No. 3 Brookfield Central (19-6) 49 (OT)
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Oak Creek (22-3) 50, No. 2 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (20-6) 40
Division 2
Sectional 1
Semifinals, March 3

No. 2 Onalaska (20-5) 56, No. 1 Holmen (18-6) 44
No. 1 Hortonville (22-3) 66, No. 2 Merrill (18-7) 43
Championship, March 5
No. 2 Onalaska (21-5) 59, No. 1 Hortonville (22-4) 52
Sectional 3
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Stoughton (23-2) 67, No. 2 Waunakee (20-5) 43
No. 1 Union Grove (20-4) 54, No. 3 Milton (11-14) 43
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Stoughton (24-2) 35, No. 1 Union Grove (20-5) 34 (OT)
Sectional 2
Semifinals, March 3

No. 2 Green Bay Notre Dame (23-2) 63, No. 1 Pulaski (21-4) 58 (OT)
No. 1 Beaver Dam (24-1) 55, No. 2 Cedarburg (19-6) 52 (OT)
Championship, March 5
No. 2 Green Bay Notre Dame (24-2) 65, No. 1 Beaver Dam (24-2) 61
Sectional 4
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 New Berlin Eisenhower (20-5) 65, No. 3 Pewaukee (18-7) 58
No. 1 Milwaukee Pius XI (24-1) 50, No. 2 Wauwatosa East (17-8) 37
Championship, March 5
No. 1 New Berlin Eisenhower (21-5) 36, No. 1 Milwaukee Pius XI (24-2) 32
Division 3
Sectional 1
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Hayward (24-1) 60, No. 2 Somerset (23-1) 43
No. 2 Gale-Ettrick-Trempeauleau (21-4) 52, No. 1 West Salem (22-4) 45
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Hayward (25-1) 56, No. 2 Gale-Ettrick-Trempeauleau (21-5) 45
Sectional 3
Semifinals, March 3

No. 5 Prairie du Chien (15-9) 70, No. 2 Platteville (17-8) 52
No. 4 Madison Edgewood (19-6) 70, No. 2 Marshall (24-1) 64
Championship, March 5
No. 4 Madison Edgewood (20-6) 50, No. 5 Prairie du Chien (15-10) 35
Sectional 2
Semifinals, March 3

No. 3 Appleton Xavier (16-8) 51, No. 1 Freedom (22-3) 48
No. 2 Wrightstown (23-2) 61, No. 5 Kiel (17-9) 52
Championship, March 5
No. 3 Appleton Xavier (17-8) 64, No. 2 Wrightstown (23-3) 56
Sectional 4
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Waupun (18-7) 69, No. 2 Laconia (17-8) 50
No. 3 Milwaukee School of Languages (19-4) 55, No. 1 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (21-4) 48 (OT)
Championship, March 5
No. 3 Milwaukee School of Languages (20-4) 55, No. 1 Waupun (18-8) 46
Division 4
Sectional 1
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Phillips (18-7) 57, No. 3 Abbotsford (15-10) 41
No. 1 Eau Claire Regis (21-4) 49, No. 3 Fall Creek (20-5) 36
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Eau Claire Regis (22-4) 80, No. 1 Phillips (18-8) 44
Sectional 3
Semifinals, March 3

No. 3 Wisconsin Heights (20-5) 69, No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City (24-1) 49
No. 1 Mineral Point (23-2) 57, vs. No. 2 Cuba City (22-3) 55
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Mineral Point (24-2) 58, No. 3 Wisconsin Heights (20-6) 54
Sectional 2
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Marathon (22-3) 56, No. 3 Neillsville (20-5) 37
No. 1 Algoma (23-2) 51, No. 7 Weyauwega-Fremont (15-11) 40
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Marathon (23-3) 51, No. 1 Algoma (23-3) 40
Sectional 4
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Oshkosh Lourdes (23-2) 60, No. 2 Howards Grove (21-4) 58
No. 1 Kenosha St. Joseph (23-2) 67, No. 2 Shoreland Lutheran (17-8) 49
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Kenosha St. Joseph (24-2) 58, No. 1 Oshkosh Lourdes (23-3) 55
Division 5
Sectional 1
Semifinals, March 3

No. 2 Bayfield (21-3) 77, No. 1 Frederic (18-7) 68
No. 1 Clayton (25-1) 43, No. 3 Thorp (15-10) 37
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Clayton (26-1) 61, No. 2 Bayfield (21-4) 47
Sectional 3
Semifinals, March 3

No. 3 Hillsboro (20-6) 59, No. 1 Bangor (24-2) 52
No. 1 Barneveld (26-0) 67, No. 6 Potosi (18-8) 30
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Barneveld (27-0) 66, No. 3 Hillsboro (20-7) 34
Sectional 2
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (22-4) 54, No. 2 Loyal (21-5) 50
No. 2 Suring (16-8) 48, No. 1 Niagara (17-8) 36
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (23-4) 55, No. 2 Suring (16-9) 21
Sectional 4
Semifinals, March 3

No. 1 Fall River (21-4) 65, No. 7 Juda (12-10) 36
No. 6 Sheboygan Area Lutheran (9-17) 50, No. 4 Hilbert (15-11) 45
Championship, March 5
No. 1 Fall River (22-4) 59, No. 6 Sheboygan Area Lutheran (9-18) 22

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2016 WIAA State Boys & Girls Hockey Tournament scores

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

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MADISON – The 2016 WIAA State Boys and Girls Hockey Tournaments were held at the Alliant Energy Center from March 3-5.

The Hayward Co-op won its second girls state title in four tries to go along with one in 2013 after beating University School of Milwaukee 4-1 in the championship game.

On the boys side, Appleton United (Appleton East Co-op) won its first-ever state title with a 2-1 win over Hudson in the title game.

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Here is a look at the state tournament scores and schedule:

2016 WIAA State Boys Hockey Tournament
March 3-5, at Alliant Energy Center, Madison
Thursday, March 3
Quarterfinals

Eau Claire Memorial (23-3-2) 5, Antigo Co-op (23-4-1) 1
Appleton East Co-op (25-2) 6, University School of Milwaukee (19-7-2) 0
Hudson (24-4) 4, Onalaska (24-4) 1
Waukesha North Co-op (23-3-2) 4, Madison Edgewood/Sacred Heart (19-6-3) 2
Friday, March 4
Semifinals

Appleton East Co-op (26-2) 4, Eau Claire Memorial (23-4-2) 1
Hudson (25-4) 4, Waukesha North Co-op (23-4-2) 1
Saturday, March 5
Championship

Appleton East Co-op (27-2) 2, Hudson (25-5) 1
2016 WIAA State Girls Hockey Tournament
March 4-5, at Alliant Energy Center, Madison
Friday, March 4
Semifinals

Hayward Co-op (20-8) 6, Beloit Memorial Co-op (16-11-1) 1
University School of Milwaukee Co-op (23-3-2) 4, D.C Everest Co-op (21-5-1) 2
Saturday, March 5
Championship

Hayward Co-op (21-8) 4, University School of Milwaukee Co-op (23-4-2) 1

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Top-seed Marathon too strong for Stratford in WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional final

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

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MARATHON – The Stratford girls basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday night with a 65-42 loss to Marathon in a WIAA Division 4 regional final at Marathon High School.

Marathon, co-champion of the Marawood Conference South Division, defeated the Tigers for the third time this season, all by 20-plus points.

The top-seeded Raiders (21-4) move on to a sectional semifinal against Neillsville (21-4) at Wausau West on Thursday. Neillsville topped Auburndale 42-26 on Saturday.

Stratford ends its season with a 17-7 record.

Game statistics were not provided.

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Loyal pulls away to beat Columbus Catholic in WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional final

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

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LOYAL – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team hung with Loyal for a half but in the end the Cloverbelt Conference East Division champions were too strong for the Dons and went on to a 63-41 victory in a WIAA Division 5 regional final Saturday night at Loyal High School.

Abby Baierl scored 16 points for the Dons, who finish the season with a 12-13 record.

Loyal (21-4) moves on to a WIAA Division 5 sectional semifinal on Thursday at Waupaca against Marawood South co-champ Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (21-4). The winner will play in a sectional final at Oconto Falls on Saturday, March 5.

Loyal led by four points at halftime but outscored Columbus 40-22 in the second half to pull away. The Greyhounds made 27 of 40 free throws in the win. Karsyn Rueth led Loyal with 26 points.

Greyhounds 63, Dons 41
Columbus Catholic 19 22 – 41
Loyal 23 40 – 63
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (41):
Maren Seefluth 6, Kendra Baierl 2, Jess Trad 5, Abby Baierl 16, Natalie Pospyhalla 7, Marissa Immerfall 5. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 5 (A. Baierl 3, Trad 1, Pospyhalla 1). Record: 12-13.
LOYAL (63): Devyn Schoonover 6, Jedyn Pieper 5, Morgan Reinwand 9, Ryleigh Wilke 11, Amanda Krasselt 1, Hailey Rueth 3, Karsyn Rueth 26, Bailey Parker 2. FT: 27-40. 3-pointers: 8 (Wilke3, Rueth 3, Pieper 1, Schoonover 1). Record: 21-4.

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Marshfield girls basketball edges Eau Claire North for WIAA Division 1 regional title

Posted on 28 February 2016 by paul

Marshfield's McKayla Scheuer drives into traffic late in the Tigers' 45-41 win over Eau Claire North in a WIAA Division 1 girls basketball regional final Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s McKayla Scheuer drives into traffic late in the Tigers’ 45-41 win over Eau Claire North in a WIAA Division 1 girls basketball regional final Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

The Marshfield girls basketball team celebrates its second-straight regional title after beating Eau Claire North on Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

The Marshfield girls basketball team celebrates its second-straight regional title after beating Eau Claire North on Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield's Ana Jensen raises her hands to the sky after the Tigers' survived with a 45-41 victory over Eau Claire North in a WIAA Division 1 girls basketball regional final Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s Ana Jensen raises her hands to the sky after the Tigers’ survived with a 45-41 victory over Eau Claire North in a WIAA Division 1 girls basketball regional final Saturday at Marshfield High School. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – Survive and move on. That’s playoff basketball in a nutshell and the Marshfield girls basketball team survived a tight one Saturday night to advance.

The Tigers were held to just one field goal over the final 7½ minutes but made eight-straight free throws down the stretch to claw past Eau Claire North 45-41 in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.

Marshfield won its eighth-straight game and improves to 22-2, tying a school-record for wins in a season that was set in 2004-05 and equaled in 2005-06 and 2008-09.

The Tigers will face Neenah (17-7) in a sectional semifinal on Thursday at Waupaca at 7 p.m. Appleton North (20-4) and Eau Claire Memorial (21-3) will play in the other sectional semifinal at Appleton East and the winners will face each other in a sectional final on Saturday, March 5, at D.C. Everest with a berth in the state tournament on the line.

“It means a lot,” Marshfield senior McKayla Scheuer said. “We’ve put so much hard work. That’s our goal, to make it to state. If we didn’t win tonight, obviously, it would be hard to get there. We just want to keep winning.”

Marshfield made just 5 of 26 shots in the first shots in the first half and trailed by as much as six at 17-11 before cutting it down to 18-15 at the break after a late basket by Maddie Nikolai.

The offense got better in the second half as McKayla Scheuer and Meg Bryan made 3-pointers, and Hannah Meverden hit a 12-foot jumper on the Tigers’ first three possessions to put them up 23-20.

North (13-11) responded with a 10-0 run to open up its largest lead at 30-23 with 12:52 to go, and from there it was tight the rest of the way.

Marshfield scored the next seven to tie the game back up and Bryan hit her third 3-pointer of the second half at the 7:45 mark to give the Tigers a 35-32 lead.

The two teams exchanged the lead again. Two free throws by Scheuer put Marshfield up one before North’s Nikki Kilboten tied it with a free throw of her own.

Neither team scored for more than 2 minutes before Meverden swished a pair at the line to give Marshfield a 41-39 lead with 1:06 to go.

After a missed 3-pointer by the Huskies, Bryan made two more free throws to put the Tigers up four. Kilboten scored with 3 seconds left, but Scheuer put the game away with two more at the line with 1.6 seconds to go.

“The girls hung in there,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said. “To shoot 17 percent in the first half and only be down three, then came back out and got on a roll. North kept matching, we couldn’t hold a lead.

“It came down to who could make stops and then Hannah, Meg and Scheuer make big free throws. It’s been like it has all year, they just didn’t get rattled.”

Marshfield shot just 32.5 percent (13 of 40), but were 8-for-14 in the second half, and more importantly, were 10 of 11 at the free throw line.

Ema Fehrenbach had 14 points on just six shots as she made 6 of 7 free throws to lead Marshfield. Bryan had all 11 of her points in the second half, and Scheuer finished with nine, including the four big free throws in the closing minutes.

“They threw us off with their 1-2-2 matchup zone and we didn’t know to run a zone play or a man-to-man play and it kind of threw us off a bit,” Scheuer said. “We always stress those free throws in practice and make sure we get them.”

Marshfield moves on to sectionals for the second year in a row and the 12th time in Michaelis’ 15-year career as head coach. The Tigers are two wins away from their sixth state tournament appearance and first since 2009.

“At halftime, we were positive,” Michaelis said. “You can’t shoot that poorly, you wouldn’t think, for an entire game. They didn’t hang their hands. It was just one of those games where we found a way at the end.”

Tigers 45, Huskies 41
Eau Claire North 18 23 – 41
Marshfield 15 30 – 45
EAU CLAIRE NORTH (41):
Matelyn Peplinski 0-4 0-0 0, Haley DeSouza 4-8 0-0 10, Larkin Hoepner 0-1 0-0 0, Brianna Banks 1-3 0-0 3, Mariah Kent 1-1 0-0 2, Kate Klauck 0-1 0-0 0, Nikki Kilboten 7-8 1-2 15, Markeysha Hazelton 5-10 1-2 11. FG: 18-36. FT: 2-4. 3-pointers: 3-14 (DeSouza 2-6, Banks 1-3, Hazelton 0-1, Peplinski 0-4). Rebounds: 19 (Hazelton 5). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none. Record: 13-11.
MARSHFIELD (45): McKayla Scheuer 2-11 4-4 9, Meg Bryan 3-9 2-2 11, Jenna Jakobi 0-0 0-0 0, Maddie Nikolai 2-4 1-2 5, Ema Fehrenbach 4-6 6-7 14, Hannah Meverden 2-10 2-3 6. FG: 13-40. FT: 15-18. 3-pointers: 4-15 (Bryan 3-8, Scheuer 1-7). Rebounds: 21 (Nikolai 7). Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: none. Record: 22-2.

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Regis overpowers Columbus Catholic boys basketball in Cloverbelt crossover

Posted on 27 February 2016 by paul

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NEILLSVILLE – Logan Rohrscheib poured in 38 points as Eau Claire Regis rolled past Marshfield Columbus Catholic 87-59 in the first-place game of the Cloverbelt Conference crossovers on Saturday afternoon at Neillsville High School.

Rohrscheib, a Minnesota-Duluth recruit, averages 32 points a game for the Ramblers (20-2), who are ranked fourth in Division 4 in the latest Wissports.net State Coaches Poll.

Columbus, ranked seventh in Division 5, finish the regular season with a 19-3 record.

Hunter Schultz scored 17 points and Tyler Fuerlinger added 12 for the Dons.

Columbus Catholic opens WIAA Division 5 play Tuesday at home with a regional quarterfinal against Athens.

Ramblers 87, Dons 59
REGIS (87):
Jared Merkel 0, Keelin Norman-Klatt 0, Cody Osborn 8, Sam Stone 3, Brock Martin 16, Trenton Cronk 2, Logan Rohrscheib 38, Ben Sokup 6, Michael Wackwitz 6, Matt McCann 8. Record: 20-2.
COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (59): Jared Mandel 2, Billy Young 3, Matthias Gouin 2, Peyton Nystrom 0, Nick Malovrh 11, Evan Nikolai 6, Hunter Schultz 17, Mathias Olson 3, Noah Hansen 0, Tyler Fuerlinger 12, Brett Loveland 0, Charles Payant 3. Record: 19-3.

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Neillsville stymies Auburndale in WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional final

Posted on 27 February 2016 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – Auburndale couldn’t muster any offense the entire game and it caught up to them in the second half.

The second-seeded Apaches made just 7 of 46 shots from the field and dropped a 42-26 decision to Neillsville in a WIAA Division 4 regional final Saturday night at Auburndale High School.

Auburndale had beaten Neillsville 46-40 in Neillsville back on Nov. 30, but the Warriors were able to pull out the playoff game as both teams came in hot. Auburndale had its 16-game win streak snapped, while Neillsville (20-4) have won 10 of 11 and move on to face Marathon (21-3) in a sectional semifinal Thursday at Wausau West.

Auburndale was about as cold shooting as a team can get. The Apaches shot just 3-for-19 (16 percent) in the first half and followed it up with a 4-for-27 (14 percent) performance in the second half, leaving Auburndale coach Scott Meidl shaking his head.

“It was just our worst shooting night; free throws and otherwise,” Meidl said. “It’s hard to put your finger on it. It wasn’t for lack of effort.

“Give them (Neillsville) credit. They had a good game plan. They sunk in on our posts and created problems. Offensively we couldn’t find the open girl for some reason. We couldn’t recognize the open player. We tried to make adjustments at the half and at timeouts but nothing seemed to work.”

Neillsville led 19-13 at the break and pulled away late.

The Warriors shot the ball quite well, preferring to go for the long ball. They hit 8 of 17 from beyond the 3-point arc to just 3-for-8 from two-point range.

With the Apaches as icy as they were, Neillsville just needed to manage the game down the stretch. They shot 11 of 20 from the free throw line in the second half to just 3 for 6 for the Apaches. Auburndale had a slight advantage of 26-21 on the glass.

Auburndale finishes the season with a 21-3 record.

“We had a great year,” Meidl concluded. “Of course it’s disappointing, but we had a great group of seniors that gave it their all for our basketball program.”

Paiton Richardson led Auburndale with nine points.

Ashlee Diestler led the Warriors with 12 points, all via the 3-pointer. Teammate Morgan Hauge was the other player in double digits for Neillsville with 10.

Warriors 42, Apaches 26
Neillsville 19 23 – 42
Auburndale 13 13 – 26
NEILLSVILLE (42):
Mindy Schoengarth 0-2 5-6 5, Morgan Hauge 2-4 5-9 10, Kayla Lis 2-7 1-6 6, Danielle Pfeiffer 3-3 1-3 9, Ashlee Diestler 4-7 0-0 12,Samantha Cappadora 0-0 0-2 0, Lauren Mesar 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 11-25. FT: 12-26. 3-pointers: 8-17. Rebounds: 21 (Pfeiffer 5). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 20-4.
AUBURNDALE (26): Brooke Anderson 1-9 0-0 3, Allsion Linzmeier 2-5 0-0 5, Rachael Bolder 0-1 0-0 0, Sylviann Momont 1-2 0-0 2, Ashley Peplinski 0-4 0-0 0, Paiton Richardson 1-13 6-7 9, Taylor Gotz 2-12 3-11 7. FG: 7-46. FT: 9-20. 3-pointers: 3-22. Rebounds: 26 (Richardson 6, Gotz 6). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: Anderson, Gotz. Record: 21-3.

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Marshfield’s Emma Haugen qualifies for state gymnastics meet in vault

Posted on 27 February 2016 by paul

Marshfield freshman Emma Haugen competes in the balance beam at the WIAA Division 1 gymnastics sectional Saturday at Eau Claire Memorial High School. Haugen tied for third in the vault to qualify for next week's state tournament. (Photo submitted by Allie Dryer/Marshfield Gymnastics)

Marshfield freshman Emma Haugen competes in the balance beam at the WIAA Division 1 gymnastics sectional Saturday at Eau Claire Memorial High School. Haugen tied for third in the vault to qualify for next week’s state tournament. (Photo submitted by Allie Dryer/Marshfield Gymnastics)

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EAU CLAIRE – Marshfield freshman Emma Haugen tied for third in the vault to earn a spot at next week’s state tournament on Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 gymnastics sectional at Memorial High School.

Haugen had a score of 9.1 to tie Stevens Point’s Olivia Clemens and Hudson’s Eryn Crump for third place to earn a spot at the 2016 WIAA State Gymnastics Meet on March 5 at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School. Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau teammates Isabelle Kick (9.35) and Maya Budin (9.2) finished first and second in the event.

The top five in each event and the all-around earn spots in the individual tournament, which will be held next Saturday.

Stevens Point and G-E-T earned the top two team spots to qualify for the team state event on Friday.

Haugen had Marshfield’s top all-around finish, taking ninth with a score of 33.95. Megan Smith was 12th (32.45) and Isabelle Jensen (30.825) took 17th. Haugen was also seventh in the floor exercise (9.025) and 12th in the uneven bars (7.925).

Brooke McGrath tied for seventh in the vault (8.8) for the Tigers’ other top-10 finish.

2016 WIAA Division 1 Gymnastics Sectional
Feb. 27 at Eau Claire Memorial High School
(Top 2 teams, top five in each event advance to state meet)
Team scores:
1. Stevens Point 137.5; 2. Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau 135.825; 3. Eau Claire North/Memorial 135.1; 4. Hudson 130.875; 5. Marshfield 129.55; 6. Chippewa Falls 127.575; 7. Superior 121.825; 8. Wisconsin Rapids 118.275.
State qualifiers (top five) and Marshfield finishers
Balance beam:
1. Ele Higley (EC) 9.25; 2. Tia Dorshorst (WR) and Olivia Clemens (SP) 8.975; 4. Addy Bengtson (CF) 8.85; 5. Lacie Ligman (SP) 8.8; 15. Megan Smith (MAR) 7.925; 16. Emma Haugen (MAR) 7.9; 23. Ally Bakke (MAR) 7.3; 34. Ciera Neufeld (MAR) 6.725; 36. Isabelle Jensen (MAR) 6.575.
Floor exercise: 1. Higley (EC) 9.55; 2. Isabelle Kick (GET) 9.375; 3. Eryn Crump (HUD) 9.25; 4. Clemens (SP) and Ligman (SP) 9.2; 7. Haugen (MAR) 9.025; 20. Bailey Schmitt (MAR) 8.525; 23. Jensen (MAR) 8.35; 25. Brooke McGrath (MAR) 8.275; 26. Me. Smith (MAR) 8.25.
Uneven bars: 1. Dorshorst (WR) 9.075; 2. Clemens (SP) 8.675; 3. Higley (EC) 8.6; 4. Isabelle Spooner (CF) 8.45; 5. Kick (GET) 8.275; 12. Haugen (MAR) 7.925; 18. Me. Smith (MAR) 7.725; 21. Macey Smith (MAR) 7.525; 26. Jensen (MAR) 7.3.
Vault: 1. Kick (GET) 9.35; 2. Maya Budin (GET) 9.2; 3. Clemens (SP), Crump (HUD) and Haugen (MAR) 9.1; 7. McGrath (MAR) 8.8; 17. Jensen (MAR) 8.6; 20. Me. Smith (MAR) 8.55; 26. Merrissa Immerfall (MAR) 8.25.
All-around: 1. Higley (EC) 36.125; 2. Clemens (SP) 35.95; 3. Kick (GET) 35.65; 4. Ligman (SP) 34.525; 5. Addy Bengston (CF) 34.5; 9. Haugen (MAR) 33.95; 13. Me. Smith (MAR) 32.45; 17. Jensen (MAR) 30.825.

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