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Marshfield doubles team of Reckner-Cordova qualify for state after taking second at WIAA Division 1 boys tennis sectional

Posted on 24 May 2017 by paul

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EAU CLAIRE – The Marshfield boys tennis team came up short in its bid for a first-ever trip to the state team tournament as it finished second at the WIAA Division 1 sectional Wednesday at Memorial High School.

Eau Claire Memorial won six of the seven flights to capture the overall team title – combining points from the subsectional and sectional competition – with 53 points. Marshfield was second with 25.

Memorial qualifies for the 2017 WIAA State Team Boys Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 9-10.

Marshfield will have a representative at the WIAA State Individual Boys Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 1-3 as the No. 1 doubles team of Jared Cordova and Derek Reckner (21-4) advanced by finishing second.

Cordova and Reckner won their first two matches before losing in the championship to Zach Wolfe and Sam Rechek of Memorial (81-4).

Reckner, a senior, advances to state for the second-straight year. He paired with Evan Fait to reach the state meet before losing their first match.

Also placing second for the Tigers was the No. 2 doubles team of John Fay and Will Fay (20-4)

Marshfield’s No. 3 doubles team of Luke Kaiser and Ayush Shukla (14-4) placed third, and Fait (15-10), playing at No. 1 singles, was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

2017 WIAA Division 1 Boys Tennis Sectional
May 24, at Eau Claire Memorial
*Automatic state tournament qualifier
Team scores (combines subsectional and sectional results):
*1. Eau Claire Memorial 53; 2. Marshfield 25; 3. Hudson 23; 4. Menomonie 22; 5. Tomah 18; 6. Holmen and Stevens Point 14; 8. Wisconsin Rapids 11; 9. Chippewa Falls 9; 10. Eau Claire North and La Crosse Central 8; 12. New Richmond and Onalaska 6; 14. River Falls 4; 15. Superior 0.
No. 1 singles: *1. Nick LaPoint (ECN) 28-2; *2. Jon Peck (SP) 25-5; *3. Mark Pepperl (ECM) 18-14; *4. Hugo Schreckenberg (RF) 14-7; losers in quarterfinals: Ryan Graczkowski (WR) 5-2; Ben Havlicek (ON) 13-10; Evan Fait (MAR) 15-10; Tyler Grosz (HUD) 12-11.
No. 2 singles: *1. Ken Tanawattanacharoen (ECM) 20-9; 2. Anthony Michels (MEN) 20-6; 3. Harrison Sullivan (WR) 16-3; 4. Nathan Gelder (HOL) 18-4.
No. 3 singles: 1. Liam Obaid (ECM) 25-7; 2. Noah Nick (TOM) 15-4; 3. Dominic Marticorena (CF) 17-7; 4. Michael Emerich (LCC) 12-8.
No. 4 singles: 1. Christian Sorenson (ECM) 29-3; 2. Luke Grygleski (TOM) 17-1; 3. Brock Wimer (HUD) 8-6; 4. Ryan Emerich (LCC) 10-3.
No. 1 doubles: *1. Zach Wolfe-Sam Rechek (ECM) 18-4; *2. Jared Cordova-Derek Reckner (MAR) 21-4; *3. Toby Haynor-Isaac Young (HUD) 19-5; *4. Brandon Doughty-Wes Thompson (MEN) 16-9; losers in quarterfinals: Garrett Wierzba-Patrick Hefferan (SP) 12-8; Sam Gelder-Matt Labuzzetta (HOL) 14-5; Ethan Houskamp-Brandon Schmit (ON) 8-15; Russ Hop-Stu Pearson (NR) 8-5.
No. 2 doubles: *1. Sohil Brahmbhatt-Luke Nijhawan (ECM) 16-3; 2. John Fay-Will Fay (MAR) 20-4; 3. Blake Royer-Lukas Johnson (HUD) 15-3; 4. Dylen Pierce-Jarett Knoepker (TMO) 5-14.
No. 3 doubles: 1. Sam Jochimsen-Steiner Jewett (ECM) 17-2; 2. Ken Reitz-Ethan Wuertzel (MEN) 21-6; 3. Luke Kasier-Ayush Shukla (MAR) 14-4; 4. Colin Heiderscheit-Isaac Burge (HOL) 13-3.

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Auburndale softball upsets Markesan in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

Posted on 24 May 2017 by paul

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MARKESAN – Alexis Sappe and Maggie Willfahrt combined on a one-hitter as the Auburndale softball team pulled off a 7-1 upset at No. 3 seed Markesan in a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal Wednesday.

Auburndale (10-8), the sixth seed in the regional, moves on to a regional final at No. 2 Stevens Point Pacelli (16-8) on Friday.

Auburndale led 2-1 after three innings and put the game away with two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.

Alexis Soppe allowed one run and one hit in three innings, and Maggie Willfahrt came in an threw four hitless innings of relief to finish off the victory for Auburndale.

Jenna Ertl had three hits and scored three times, Hannah Bolder had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs, and Mackenzie Raab had a double and two RBIs for Auburndale.

Apaches 7, Hornets 1
Auburndale 101 002 3 – 7 10
Markesan 001 000 0 – 1 1
Markesan statistics not reported.
WP:
Maggie Willfahrt.
SO: Alexis Soppe (3 inn.) 0, Willfahrt (4 inn.) 2. BB: Soppe 3, Willfahrt 5.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 2×4, run; Mackenzie Raab 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Jenna Ertl 3×4, 3 runs; Hannah Bolder 3×4, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs; Marissa Ponshock RBI.
Records: Auburndale 10-8; Stevens Point Pacelli 16-8.

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Spencer softball survives to beat Cadott in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

Posted on 24 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – Jenna Schober knocked in Courtney Buss with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Spencer beat Cadott 2-1 in a WIAA Division 4 softball regional semifinal Wednesday at Spencer High School.

Spencer (18-5) moves on to a D-4 regional final Thursday at home against Thorp (12-10). Game time is 5 p.m.

Cadott led 1-0 before the Rockets rallied with a run in the fifth to tie it.

Schober walked, went to second on a passed ball and third on a ground out before scoring on another ground out by Sadie Mericer to tie the game.

Spencer just missed out on taking the lead in the sixth when Tiffany Meinders would have scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Buss, but Buss was called out for stepping on the plate as she bunted.

Finally, in the eighth, the Rockets found pay dirt. Buss singled with two strikes and two outs, stole second, and scored on Schober’s single to right field to win it.

Meinders went the entire game on the mound for the Rockets, scattering seven hits. She did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

Mercier had two of Spencer’s eight hits.

Rockets 2, Hornets 1
Cadott 001 000 00 – 1 7 1
Spencer 000 010 01 – 2 8 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Erickson.
SO: Erickson 4; Meinders 7. BB: Erickson 2; Meinders 0.
Top hitters: C, Wahl RBI; Hanson run; Burgess 2B. S, Sadie Mercier 2×3, RBI; Jenna Schober 1×3, run, RBI; Courtney Buss 1×4, run.
Records: Cadott 4-14; Spencer 18-5.

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Unbeaten Assumption knocks Columbus Catholic softball out of WIAA playoffs

Posted on 24 May 2017 by paul

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team’s season came to an end with a 16-1 loss to No. 1 seed and undefeated Wisconsin Rapids Assumption in a WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal Wednesday at Robinson Park.

The Royals scored 13 runs in the first inning to make quick work of Columbus.

The Dons were held to two hits. Ella Schultz singled and scored on a single by Maddie DeSmet in the fourth inning for their only run.

Assumption (18-0) moves on to a regional final at home against Augusta on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Columbus Catholic ends its season with a 7-12 record.

Royals 16, Dons 1
Columbus Catholic 000 1 – 1 2 4
Assumption (13)10 2 – 16 8 0
WP:
Kendall Schill. LP: Ella Schultz.
SO: Schultz (2/3 inn.) 0, Sierra Litwaitis (2 1/3 inn.) 1; Schill (2 inn.) 3, Erin Sullivan (2 inn.) 1. BB: Schultz 5, Litwaitis 3; Schill 0, Sullivan 1.
Top hitters: C, Ella Schultz 1×2, run; Maddie DeSmet 1×2, RBI. A, Sullivan 2×3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Nelson 2×3, 2 runs; Schill HR, 3 RBIs, 3 runs.
Records: Columbus Catholic 7-12; Assumption 18-0.

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Big first inning sends Wausau West past Marshfield baseball

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Wausau West exploded for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating Marshfield 10-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference baseball game Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.

The Warriors added three more in the second inning before Marshfield got its offense going, scoring once in the second and third innings, and two more times in the sixth, but couldn’t come all the way back from the big deficit.

Hunter Korger threw 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Tigers, striking out four.

“They started out on us fast,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “We kept at it and kept chipping away. Hopefully we can improve on few things before we get them again on Thursday.”

Braden Bohman, Jake Brueggen and Logan Jakobi each had RBIs for Marshfield.

Wausau West clinched at least a share of first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings, improving to 10-1 (14-2 overall). Marshfield drops to 7-11 and 6-5 in the conference.

Marshfield plays at Wausau West on Thursday in its Wisconsin Valley Conference and regular-season finale. The Tigers open postseason play May 30 at home against New Richmond in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal.

Warriors 10, Tigers 4
Wausau West 730 000 0 – 10 13 1
Marshfield 011 002 0 – 4 4 2
WP:
Gruenenwald. LP: Connor Jasurda.
SO: Gruenenwald (4 1/3 inn.) 4, Hill (2 2/3 inn.) 3; Jasurda (1 2/3 inn.) 1, Hunter Korger (5 1/3 inn.) 4. BB: Gruenenwald 7, Hill 1; Jasurda 2, Korger 3.
Top hitters: WW, Nelson 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Gruenenwald 2×4; Wokatsch 2×5, 2B, 2 runs; Fochs 2×4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Hill 2×4. M, Braden Bohman 3B, RBI.
Records: Wausau West 14-2, 10-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-11, 6-5 WVC.

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Columbus Catholic tops Northland Lutheran in WIAA Division 5 softball regional quarterfinal

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – Sierra Litwaitis threw a complete-game five-hitter and added three hits and two RBIs at the plate to lead the Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team to a 5-1 win over Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran in a WIAA Division 5 regional quarterfinal Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

After allowing a run in the top of the first, Litwaitis threw six straight scoreless innings, striking out five and walking four for the Dons.

Columbus responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, then added single tallies in the second, third and fifth innings to pull away.

Columbus Catholic (7-11) moves on to a regional semifinal Wednesday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (17-0). The game will start at 2 p.m. at Robinson Park.

Maren Seefluth had two doubles and scored three times, and Brooke Neider and Maddie DeSmet each added a pair of hits for the Dons.

Dons 5, Wildcats 1
Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 100 000 0 – 1 5 5
Columbus Catholic 211 010 x – 5 10 2
WP:
Sierra Litwaitis. LP: Sara Sawyer.
SO: Sawyer 3; Litwaitis 5. BB: Sawyer 1; Litwaitis 4.
Top hitters: CC, Litwaitis 3×4, 2 RBIs; Maren Seefluth 2×3, 2 2Bs, 3 runs; Brooke Neider 2×4; Maddie DeSmet 2×3.
Records: Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 3-10; Columbus Catholic 7-11.

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Marshfield boys golf finishes third at WIAA Division 1 Rhinelander regional, qualifies for sectionals

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

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RHINELANDER – The Marshfield boys golf team put together a solid round to take third place at the WIAA Division 1 regional at Northwood Golf Course on Tuesday.

The Tigers had a score of 348, two shots behind second-place Wausau West and nine behind regional champion Stevens Point.

Marshfield qualifies for the sectional at home next Tuesday, May 30.

The top four teams and top four individuals not on those teams at the regional qualify for the Division 1 sectional on May 30 at RiverEdge Golf Course in Marshfield. The top two teams and top three individuals not on those teams at the sectional will move on to the 2017 WIAA State Boys Golf Tournament at University Ridge Golf Club in Verona on June 5-6.

Derek Michalski led Marshfield with a 79, finishing third overall. Russell Dettmering of Merrill was meet medalist with a two-under par 70, six shots ahead of Wausau East’s Matt Tuman.

Brendan Schneider tied for 10th with an 86, Ben Baur had a 91, Grant Michaelis shot a 92, and Zach Hanson had a 94 for Marshfield.

WIAA Division 1 Boys Golf Regional
May 23, at Northwood Golf Course, Rhinelander
*Sectional Qualifiers
Team scores:
*1. Stevens Point 337; *2. Wausau West 346; *3. Marshfield 348; *4. Wisconsin Rapids 361; 5. D.C. Everest 364; 6. Wausau East 368; 7. Rhinelander 373; 8. Merrill 381.
Top 10 individuals, state qualifiers, and Marshfield finishers: *1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 70; *2. Matt Tuman (WE) 76; 3. Derek Michalski (MAR) 79; 4. Josh Yang (WW) 81; 5. Evan Thomas (SP) and Spencer Sparks (WR) 82; 7. Charlie Okray (SP) and *Ben Peloquin (DC) 84; 9. Max Bancker (SP) 85; 10. Hunter Ricklefs (WW), Drew Blair (SP) and Brendan Schneider (MAR) 86; 13. *Michael LaPree (WE) 87; 17. Ben Baur (MAR) 91; 20. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 92; 24. Zach Hanson (MAR) 93.

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Marshfield girls soccer knocks off Wausau East

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls soccer team won for the third time in the last four games, whipping Wausau East 3-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday at Griese Park.

Liz Holbrook scored just 1:24 into the game off an assist from Maddie Haessly, and Maddie Swanson tacked on her first varsity goal in the 33rd minute on an assist from Nina Hashimoto to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Nicole Simon added another score for Marshfield 1:41 into the second half before Wausau East scored its only goal late.

Marshfield is now 6-11-1 overall and 5-6 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, while East falls to 2-14-1 and 0-10-1 in the conference.

Wendy Rodriguez had three saves and Andrea Carolfi had two for the Tigers in goal.

Marshfield outshot East 19-6 in the win.

“We finally got the scoring we have been waiting for from our midfielders,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “It was super to have three players get their first goals of the season and not have to rely on Maddie Haessly and Nina Hashimoto. This will make us that much tougher come regionals.

“This moves us closer to .500 and assured ourselves of at least fourth place in the conference – a huge step from last season.”

Marshfield concludes its regular-season Thursday at home against Wausau West.

Tigers 3, Lumberjacks 1
Wausau East 0 1 – 1
Marshfield 2 1 – 3
First half:
1. M, Liz Holbrook (Maddie Haessly), 1:24; 2. M, Maddie Swanson (Nina Hashimoto), 32:55.
Second half: 3. M, Nicole Simon, 46:41; 4. WE, Emma Dehnel, 78:12.
Total shots: Wausau East 6; Marshfield 19.
Shots on goal: Wausau East 5; Marshfield 14.
Corner kicks: Wausau East 2; Marshfield 2.
Saves: WE, Alya Waither 10; M, Andrea Carolfi 2, Wendy Rodriguez 3.
Records: Wausau East 2-14-1, 0-10-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 6-11-1, 5-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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Marshfield softball whips New Richmond in WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

Marshfield third baseman Melissa Roberts fires a throw to first for an out during the Tigers’ WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal win over New Richmond on Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield shortstop Megan Nordbeck fields a ball and makes a throw to first for an out during the Tigers’ WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal playoff win Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield softball team’s bats were hot early and it proved to be more than enough for junior pitching standout Megan Donahue.

Marshfield scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and Donahue tossed a two-hit shutout as the Tigers won 8-0 in a WIAA Division 1 softball regional semifinal Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Marshfield (17-5) moves on to a regional final Friday against the winner of Wednesday’s game between Superior (14-3) and Wausau East (1-17). Unless East pulls off a major upset, the game will be at Superior.

The first four Marshfield batters reached in the first inning against New Richmond (11-11) pitcher Erin Peterson. Donahue’s RBI single made it 1-0, Melissa Roberts had an RBI fielder’s choice, Kate Konrardy had a deep sacrifice fly, Donahue scored on a wild pitch, and Jordan Pretsch delivered an RBI single to put the Tigers up 5-0.

“We were enthusiastic before the game and I knew we were going to come out and do well,” Marshfield coach Dan Costa said. “The girls were fired up to play this game. After the first inning, we got a little too anxious at the plate. That’s the danger of coming out with so much aggression at first.”

Donahue pounded the strike zone, rarely falling behind. She struck out 11 and didn’t walk a batter. The Marshfield defense was solid behind her with no errors, and singles by Dani Reali in the third and Bailey Williams in the fifth were New Richmond’s only two baserunners of the game.

“She’s not walking people, hammering the strike zone, just a different player this year than she was last year,” Costa said about Donahue. “Not that she wasn’t fantastic last year, but she’s more consistent, she’s enjoying herself and having fun. I think she’s left all of this about where’s she going to college, where she’s not going to college, and just going out and having fun.

Emily Draeger and Roberts had RBI singles in the fourth, and Morgan Nordbeck knocked in another run in the fifth to provide Marshfield with some added insurance.

Jenna Jakobi and Nordbeck each finished 3-for-4, and Draeger, Donahue, and Roberts each had two hits for Marshfield, which had 13 in all.

Marshfield 8, New Richmond 0
New Richmond 000 000 0 – 0 2 2
Marshfield 500 210 x – 8 13 0
WP:
Megan Donahue. LP: Erin Peterson.
SO: Peterson 4; Donahue 11. BB: Peterson 2; Donahue 0.
Top hitters: M, Jenna Jakobi 3×4, 2 runs; Morgan Nordbeck 3×4, 2 RBIs, run; Emily Draeger 2×4, RBI, run; Donahue 2×4, run, RBI; Melissa Roberts 2×4, run, 2 RBIs.
Records: New Richmond 11-11; Marshfield 17-5.

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Marshfield grads Varsho, Schwecke earn all-Horizon League baseball honors

Posted on 23 May 2017 by paul

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MILWAUKEE – Marshfield High School graduates Daulton Varsho and Trevor Schwecke, both members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team, each earned second-team all-Horizon League honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

Varsho, a first-team selection and the Horizon Player of the Year last season, was a second-team pick at catcher. The 2014 Marshfield grad is hitting a.366 (71-for-194) with 11 home runs, 39 RBIs, 47 runs scored, 11 doubles, six triples, and a .655 slugging percentage, all team-highs. The junior also has 10 stolen bases.

Schwecke, a 2016 Marshfield alum, was a second-team selection at shortstop and was named to the all-freshman team as well. Schwecke is batting .320 (33-for-103) with nine doubles, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored for the Panthers.

Milwaukee (22-31) plays Northern Kentucky in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament at Illinois-Chicago at 4 p.m. Wednesday. If Milwaukee wins, it would enter the double-elimination portion of the tournament and face No. 1 seed Illinois-Chicago on Thursady.

The tournament concludes Saturday with the winner guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Division I Tournament field.

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