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Marshfield Junior Legion baseball sweeps two from Wisconsin Rapids

Posted on 30 June 2016 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from Wisconsin Rapids on Wednesday night, winning 5-1 and 6-5, in a pair of games at Witter Field.

In the opener, Hunter Korger scattered eight hits to earn the complete-game win for the Blue Demons, who are now 14-7.

Marshfield scored three times in the top of the first inning to give Korger more than enough support.

Ryan Krueger had a single and a double, and scored twice for Marshfield.

In Game 2, Marshfield scored single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings to break open a tie game.

Branden Montalvo went the distance for the Blue Demons, striking out five in seven innings.

Logan Matson had a single and a double to lead the Marshfield offense.

Marshfield hosts Pittsville in a doubleheader Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Marshfield Chaparrals edge Waupaca

Posted on 30 June 2016 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Drew Spaeth and Ryan Williams combined to hold Waupaca to just one run and lead the Marshfield Chaparrals to a 3-1 victory in a non-league amateur baseball game Wednesday at Jack Hackman Field.

Marshfield (7-3) had only six hits, but managed to push across enough runs to grab the win.

Spaeth allowed five hits in five innings to earn the win and Williams gave up four hits in the final four innings to snag the save.

Lucious Messerschmidt went 2-for-3 to lead the Chaps’ offense.

Marshfield returns to action July 3 at Whittlesey.

Chaparrals 3, Lakeman 1
Lakeland – 1 9 2
Marshfield – 3 6 1
WP:
Drew Spaeth. LP: Cam Seidl. SV: Ryan Williams.
SO: Seidl 9; Spaeth (5 inn.) 3, Williams (4 inn.) 1. BB: Seidl 0; Spaeth 2; Williams 2.
Top hitters: W, Jeff Riddle 2×5; Joe Nelson 2×5; Luke Behm 2×5, 2B. M, Lucious Messerschmidt 2×3.
Records: Waupaca not reported; Marshfield 7-3.

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Stevens Point snaps Marshfield Post 54’s win streak at five

Posted on 29 June 2016 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – Stevens Point had single tallies in the second, third and fourth innings and went on to edge the Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team 3-2 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Wednesday at Bukolt Park.

Marshfield scored twice in the sixth inning, but couldn’t get any closer and it sees its five-game winning streak snapped. The Blue Devils are now 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the WVLL.

Jake Brueggen suffered the loss, giving up six hits and all three runs in four innings. Jack Donahue pitched the final four innings, allowing just one hit while striking out five.

Braden Bohman and Paul Maguire each had two hits for the Blue Devils, who had seven in all. Mitch Susa and Maguire drove in Marshfield’s two runs.

Marshfield is off until July 5 when it plays at Merrill.

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Three Marshfield MAGIC gymnasts heading to nationals at Disney World

Posted on 29 June 2016 by paul

Members of the Marshfield MAGIC gymnastics team competing in the national tournament at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., this weekend are, from left, Rachel Lindner, Ashlyn Guldan and Kayla Drexler. (Photo courtesy of Allie Dryer)

Members of the Marshfield MAGIC gymnastics team competing in the national tournament at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., this weekend are, from left, Rachel Lindner, Ashlyn Guldan and Kayla Drexler. (Photo courtesy of Allie Dryer)

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MARSHFIELD – Three members of the Marshfield MAGIC Gymnastics program will be heading to Florida this weekend to compete in the AAU Age Group Level Gymnastics National Championship.

MAGIC members Kayla Drexler of Stratford, Ashlyn Guldan of Auburndale, and Rachel Lindner of Greenwood will be among a contingent from Wisconsin that will take part in the individual competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando on Friday and Saturday.

Drexler is a sixth-grader at Stratford Elementary School and Guldan is a sixth-grader at Auburndale. For both, it is their first year competing with the MAGIC. Both will be in the Level 2 field.

“Kayla and Ashlyn will be attending nationals after just their first year of competition,” MAGIC coach Allie Dryer said. “This will be the largest meet that they have competed in, and I am so glad for them to get this opportunity to compete on such a big stage early in their gymnastics journey.”

Lindner, an eighth-grader at Greenwood Middle School, is the veteran of the group. This will be her third national tournament and will be her first at Level 5.

“As the team coach for these gymnasts, I am very pleased with the progress they made this year,” Dryer said. “For Rachel, this is her third national championship. She is a seasoned competitor and we are hoping for her to be competitive at this level of competition.”

Marshfield MAGIC is the competition team for the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County Continuing Education Youth Gymnastics program in Marshfield. In addition to the three athletes competing at nationals, the team had several state champions and additional national qualifiers from our state meet this year.

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Marshfield Post 54 Senior Legion baseball blows out Merrill

Posted on 28 June 2016 by paul

Marshfield Post 54’s Mitch Susa rounds third base and is congratulated by manager Tom Sorenson after hitting a home run during the first inning of the Blue Devils’ Legion baseball victory Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield Post 54’s Mitch Susa rounds third base and is congratulated by manager Tom Sorenson after hitting a home run during the first inning of the Blue Devils’ Legion baseball victory Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – Jack Donahue and Mitch Susa hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first inning to help push the Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team to a 14-3 victory over Merrill in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Tuesday night at Jack Hackman Field.

After Merrill plated a run in the top of the first, Donahue cracked a two-run homer and on the next pitch Susa launched one over the left-field fence to put the Blue Devils up 3-1.

Marshfield added single runs in the second and third innings, scored twice in the fourth and sixth, and have a five-run fifth in the victory that ended after seven innings due to the 10-run rule.

Jacob Neve earned the win, giving up five hits and striking four in four innings. Trevor Schwecke, Donahue and Jason Kurth each tossed an inning of relief to complete the victory.

Donahue finished with six RBIs and scored three times, Susa had four hits and two RBIs, and Nate McDonald was 3-for-4 and scored three runs for Marshfield, which is now 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the WVLL after winning its fifth game in a row.

Bobby Pilz, Jared Klein, Hunter Luepke and Schwecke each added two hits for the Blue Devils.

Marshfield plays at Stevens Point on Wednesday night.

Marshfield 14, Merrill 3
Merrill 100 010 1 – 3 8 1
Marshfield 311 252 x – 14 18 0
WP:
Jacob Neve.
Top hitters: MAR, Mitch Susa 4×4, HR, 2 RBIs; Nate McDonald 3×4, 3 runs; Jack Donahue 2×2, 2B, HR, 6 RBIs, 3 runs; Bobby Pilz 2×3; Jared Klein 2×3; Hunter Luepke 2×4; Trevor Schwecke 2×4, 2 runs.
Records: Merrill not reported; Marshfield 13-3, 4-1 Wisconsin Valley Legion League.

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Marshfield Senior Legion baseball team rips D.C. Everest

Posted on 28 June 2016 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team pounded out 14 hits, including six doubles, and rolled past D.C. Everest 17-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Monday at Jack Hackman Field.

Cole Hoffman tossed his second shutout of the season, striking out four and allowing just three hits and one walk in a seven-inning complete game for the Blue Devils (12-3, 3-1 WVLL).

Marshfield scored 10 runs in the first inning on its way to the rout.

Jason Kurth had three hits, and Trevor Schwecke, Braden Bohman, Jack Donahue and Mitch Susa each had two hits for the Blue Devils.

Marshfield hosts Merrill at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hackman Field in a league game.

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Marshfield Senior Legion baseball finishes 3-1 at Sheboygan Tournament

Posted on 27 June 2016 by paul

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SHEBOYGAN – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team went 3-1 at the weather-shortened Sheboygan Legion Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Wildwood Park.

The Blue Devils lost their opener to Madison Impact 12-2 on Friday before coming back to beat Menasha 6-5. On Saturday, Marshfield whipped Green Bay Southwest 12-2 and Ash-Port 13-0 in a pair of games shortened due to the 10-run rule. Sunday’s game was rained out.

Marshfield is now 11-3 this season and return to Wisconsin Valley Legion League action Monday at home against D.C. Everest. Game time at Jack Hackman Field is 7 p.m.

In the loss to Madison, all nine Blue Devils’ starters had one hit each, but they could only muster two runs on RBI singles by Braden Bohman and Jared Klein.

Marshfield pulled out a win over Menasha with a run in the seventh inning, handing Trevor Schwecke the victory after he threw one shutout inning in relief. Nate McDonald was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Jack Donahue had two hits and three RBIs, and Bohman scored twice for the Blue Devils.

Bobby Pilz earned the win over Southwest, striking out five in four innings. McDonald again went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot for Marshfield with a pair of doubles. Klein and Cole Hoffmann each had three hits and two runs scored, and Donahue and Bohman both had two hits for the Blue Devils.

In the rout of Ash-Port, Schwecke had nine strikeouts and allowed just one walk and four hits to earn the five-inning shutout. Donahue and Jake Brueggen each had three hits, Paul Maguire had three hits and five RBIs, and Schwecke chipped in with two hits and two RBIs for Marshfield.

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Spencer, Columbus Catholic place numerous athletes on all-Cloverbelt Conference East softball, baseball teams

Posted on 24 June 2016 by paul

Spencer senior pitcher Macie Weber was named Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer senior pitcher Macie Weber was named Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Athletes from Spencer and Marshfield Columbus Catholic dotted the All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball and baseball teams, which were released recently.

Seven Rockets earn all-Cloverbelt East softball honors
Cloverbelt Conference East Division champion Spencer had seven of its nine regular starters named to the all-Cloverbelt East softball team for the 2016 season.

The Rockets won their second-straight Cloverbelt East title, going undefeated again at 12-0 and ran their conference winning streak to 27 games in the process.

Senior pitcher Macie Weber was named conference Player of the Year and was a first-team selection after going a perfect 9-0 on the mound and hitting eight homers in all this season.

“Macie was a great player for us all four years,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “She is a great kid and was very deserving of winning Player of the Year. Her hitting was top notch this year and she won a lot of games for us in the circle. She no doubt had a huge impact on our success. There will be big shoes to fill for sure.”

Shortstop Courtney Buss and catcher Mandie Schultz were also named to the 10-player first team for Spencer. Buss, the Rockets’ leadoff hitter, had two three-hit games during conference play.

“Mandie was a very smart and crafty catcher,” Gorst said. “Defensively, she was very good. Her ability to expand the strike zone for pitchers was remarkable. Courtney stepped in at shortstop and proved to be a high-level athlete. Her baserunning ability also really stood out.”

Sophomore first baseman Lexi Baehr and outfielder Jenna Schober were named to the second team, and outfielder Cinnamin Harwood and designated player Kallie Reckner were honorable mention picks for Spencer.

Columbus Catholic senior Abby Baierl was the Dons’ lone all-conference representative, earning second-team honors after the Dons finished 1-11.

2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team
First team:
Emily Johnson, sr., Gilman; Morgan Birkenholz, sr., Gilman; Taylor Hendricks, jr., Gilman; Kaylee Learman, so., Greenwood; Morgan Reinwand, jr., Loyal/Granton; Devyn Schoonover, sr., Loyal/Granton; Dani Pfeiffer, sr., Neillsville; Macie Weber, sr., Spencer; Courtney Buss, jr., Spencer; Mandie Schultz, sr., Spencer.
Second team: Abby Baierl, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Kayla Chause, jr., Gilman; Lexi Hinker, sr., Greenwood; Ashley Walker, sr., Greenwood; Deveni Rowley, jr., Loyal/Granton; Ryleigh Wilke, sr., Loyal/Granton; Jenna Pavlac, sr., Neillsville; Baileigh Johnson, so., Neillsville; Lexi Baehr, so., Spencer; Jenna Schober, jr., Spencer.
Honorable mention: Venessa Lopez, fr., Colby; Mariah Person, sr., Gilman; Kasee Burton, so., Gilman; Kassidy Lamovec, jr., Greenwood; Kristyn Nigon, sr., Greenwood; Haley Rueth, fr., Loyal/Granton; Cinnamin Harwood, jr., Spencer; Kallie Reckner, sr., Spencer.
Player of the Year: Macie Weber, Spencer.

Columbus, Spencer have one named to baseball first team
Marshfield Columbus Catholic senior Matthias Gouin and Spencer sophomore Hunter Luepke earned first-team selections to the 2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball team, as voted on by the conference coaches.

Luepke, an outfielder and pitcher, helped the Rockets to a second-place tie with Neillsville at 12-4, three games behind conference champion Loyal.

Gouin was joined on the all-conference team for Columbus by teammates Tyler Fuerlinger (second team) and Billy Young (honorable mention). The Dons finished 7-9 and in sixth place in the conference standings.

Spencer infielder Jonny Tomke was a second-team selection.

Loyal, which went 15-1 in conference play, had four first-team selections and seven picks in all, including Player of the Year Brenden Collins.

2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Baseball Team
First team:
Matthias Gouin, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Brenden Collins, sr., Loyal; Kanyan Rachu, sr., Loyal; Colten Roehl, sr., Loyal; Riley Geiger, jr., Loyal; Jason Kurth, sr., Neillsville; Logan Matson, so., Neillsville; Kole Karaba, jr., Owen-Withee; A.J. Ovyn, so., Owen-Withee; Hunter Luepke, so., Spencer.
Second team: Aaron Morrow, jr., Colby; Tyler Fuerlinger, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Brock Opelt, jr., Granton; David Vesel, sr., Greenwood; Jake Waldhart, sr., Loyal; Josh Zupanc, sr., Loyal; Jacob Kunze, sr., Neillsville; David Harder, jr., Neillsville; Josiah Goerlitz, jr., Owen-Withee; Jonny Tomke, sr., Spencer.
Honorable mention: Billy Young, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Connor Skabroud, so., Gilman; Elliot Wininger, so., Gilman; Devin Toburen, so., Greenwood; Ben Zimmerman, sr., Loyal; Marshall Opelt, so., Neillsville; Ben Esker, sr., Owen-Withee.
Player of the Year: Brenden Collins, Loyal.

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Everest Merchants dump Marshfield Chaparrals

Posted on 23 June 2016 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Chaparrals baseball team suffered its second loss in a row, losing 6-1 to the Everest Merchants in a Dairyland League game Wednesday night at Jack Hackman Field.

Marshfield (6-3, 5-2 Dairyland League) had eight hits, including three from Logan Johnson, but only mustered one run against Everest pitcher Tom Fish. Fish struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Drew Spaeth suffered the loss for the Chaparrals, giving up one earned run in six innings while striking out three.

Marshfield’s next game is June 29 at home against Waupaca.

Merchants 6, Chaparrals 1
Everest – 6 11 3
Marshfield – 1 8 4
WP:
Tom Fish. LP: Drew Spaeth.
SO: Fish 6; Spaeth (6 inn.) 3, Ryan Williams (3 inning) 3. BB: Fish 0; Spaeth 2, Williams 4.
Top hitters: E, Matt Witter 3×5; Tim Froom 2×3; Alex Blume 2×4. M, Logan Johnson 3×4.
Records: Everest not reported; Marshfield 6-3, 5-2 Dairyland League.

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Four local players participate in Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games at Wisconsin Dells

Posted on 21 June 2016 by paul

Stratford coach Tammie Christopherson, top left, was an assistant coach for the Division 4 North girls team at the annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games in Wisconsin Dells on June 17-18. Auburndale’s Taylor Gotz, third from left in top row, and Stratford’s Macie Frueh, third from left in bottom row, were members of the team that won 81-54. (Photo submitted by Tammie Christopherson)

Stratford coach Tammie Christopherson, top left, was an assistant coach for the Division 4 North girls team at the annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games in Wisconsin Dells on June 17-18. Auburndale’s Taylor Gotz, third from left in top row, and Stratford’s Macie Frueh, third from left in bottom row, were members of the team that won 81-54. (Photo submitted by Tammie Christopherson)

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WISCONSIN DELLS – Four recent local high school graduates and an area coach were among the participants at the 2016 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association State Senior All-Star Games on June 24-25 at Just-A-Game Fieldhouse.

Five divisional girls games were played on June 24 and five more boys games took place on June 25 in the annual event. Proceeds from the games, which included donations in the players’ names, benefitted the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).

Stratford coach Tammie Christopherson was an assistant coach for the Division 4 girls North team that rolled to an 81-54 victory over the South squad last Friday.

Christopherson helped lead a team that included one of her former players, Macie Frueh, and Auburndale graduate Taylor Gotz.

Frueh scored eight points, making a pair of 3-pointers, and grabbed three rebounds in 19 minutes. Gotz had six points and eight rebounds, also playing 19 minutes.

The D-4 girls North team also included Edgar’s Tiana Borchardt (11 points) and Marathon’s Morgan Rachu (nine points, 11 rebounds).

“It was a great honor to be asked to coach the Division 4 North all-stars,” Christopherson said. “We had an excellent group of very talented young ladies, and the MACC fund is a wonderful cause. Not only did the girls get to compete they also listened to a 19-year-old young lady speak about her struggles with cancer, they went to the Tommy Bartlett Show, took a jet boat ride, and wrapped the week up with a limo ride to the game on Friday.

“The Marawood conference was very well represented. Edgar, Auburndale, Marathon, and Stratford all had players on the D-4 North team and two Assumption players were on the D-5 North – a true testament to the quality and high level of competition in our conference. It was also very special to be a part of Macie Frueh’s last game as a high school senior.”

Marshfield senior McKayla Scheuer played for the Division 1 girls North team, and scored eight points in 17 minutes in a 73-55 victory. She made two 3-pointers and also grabbed four rebounds.

Marshfield Columbus Catholic’s Evan Nikolai scored seven points, and had two assists and two steals for the Division 5 boys North team, which lost to the South 80-64.

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