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Columbus Catholic soccer wins two at Pacelli Quad

Posted on 24 September 2017 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team picked up a pair of wins at the Stevens Point Pacelli Quad on Saturday at the Portage County Youth Soccer Complex.

The Dons beat La Crosse Aquinas 4-0 and Arcadia 4-2 to improve to 10-3-1 this fall.

Calvin Brown had three goals, and Nadim Torbey scored once and assisted on two of Brown’s goals in the win over Aquinas.

In the win over Arcadia, Kellen Delaney had a pair of goals, and Brown and Torbey scored again for the Dons.

Kellen Heinzen had seven saves in goal for Columbus, which avenged a sectional semifinal loss from last year to Arcadia.

The Dons return to Central Wisconsin Conference action Monday at Gresham/Bowler.

Columbus Catholic 4, La Crosse Aquinas 0
Columbus 2 2 – 4
Aquinas 0 0 – 0
First half:
1. CC, Nadim Torbey (Kevin Nguyen); 2. CC, Calvin Brown (Torbey).
Second half: 3. CC, Brown (Torbey); 4. CC, Brown.
Total shots: Columbus Catholic 13, Aquinas 8.
Shots on goal: CC 8, A 3.
Corner kicks: CC 7, A 0.
Saves: CC, Kellen Heinzen 2, Wyatt Drexler 1. A, Liam Kemp 4.
Records: Columbus Catholic 9-3-1; Aquinas 2-10-1.

Columbus Catholic 4, Arcadia 2
Columbus Catholic 3 1 – 4
Arcadia 1 1 – 2
First half:
1. CC, Brown; 2. CC, Torbey; 3. A, Eduardo Cruz (Fredy Ignacio); 4. C, Kellen Delaney.
Second half: 5. CC, Delaney (Nguyen); 6. A, Eriberto Padilla (Lisandro Aguilar).
Total shots: Columbus Catholic 21, Arcadia 15.
Shots on goal: CC 14, A 9.
Corner kicks: CC 1, A 3.
Saves: CC, Heinzen 7; A, Marcos Lorenzo 3, Rigoberto Rodriguez 7.
Records: Columbus Catholic 10-3-1; Arcadia 1-7.

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Marshfield boys soccer drops two at Wausau East Quad

Posted on 24 September 2017 by paul


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WAUSAU – The Marshfield boys soccer team dropped a pair of games at the Wausau East Quadrangular on Saturday, losing 5-3 to Pulaski and 4-2 to Appleton Xavier.

Grant Urban, Evan Weister and Josh Gruen scored goals for the Tigers in the loss to Pulaski. Weister assisted on Gruen’s goal.

Elijah Hubler-Marti had both goals in Marshfield’s loss to Xavier.

The Tigers have lost six games in a row and are now 3-9 this season.

“Overall we continue to work hard and have significant contributions from all team members,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We have several guys banged up. I look forward to getting healthy and playing the second half of season in conference. We get to see all the teams we played again and try to make progress on how we performed in first half of season.”

Marshfield hosts Stevens Point on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Griese Park.

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Spencer volleyball fifth at Abbotsford Invite

Posted on 24 September 2017 by paul


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ABBOTSFORD – Spencer won three of five matches to place fifth at the Bud Nelson Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at Abbotsford High School.

Spencer beat Waupaca 25-16, 19-25, 19-17; Rosholt 16-25, 25-21, 19-17; and Loyal 25-21, 25-17 in the fifth-place match. The Rockets lost to Chippewa Falls McDonell 25-7, 25-10, and Abbotsford 25-14, 25-11.

Sadie Mercier had 42 kills, 44 digs, and five service aces, Kathryn Hall had 12 aces and 35 digs, and Lindsey Loos had 55 assists for Spencer.

“We played well for having multiple girls out of the lineup,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Sadie Mercier really picked up her game as we asked her to hit today instead of set. Also, Kat Hall did a great job serving for us. Going 3-2 was a nice way to end up on the day.”

Spencer returns to action Tuesday at Neillsville for a Cloverbelt Conference East Division match.

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Marshfield girls swimming focused on improvement over final month

Posted on 23 September 2017 by paul

Marshfield senior Sophie Koehn competes in the backstroke during a recent meet against D.C. Everest. Koehn is one of three seniors swimming for the Tigers this fall. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

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By Paul Lecker

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls swim team is a work in progress, and that’s OK with first-year head coach Jason Karrels.

With a roster of only 16 girls, and nearly half of those being newcomers, the Tigers are focused on improving day by day.

Seniors Sophie Koehn, Elizabeth Lecker and Erika Roeglin are four-year swimmers that lend experience to an otherwise young team that has five freshmen and two other first-year girls that are juniors.

Juniors Emily Hopperdietzel and MaryAnn Stangl, and sophomores Hannah Berg, Riya Bolander, Ariel Fernandez and Maggie Stangl also return to the Tigers’ lineup. Juniors Ciara Peterson and AmilyShree Trivedi-Ziemba are new to the squad.

“My main goal for this season is for the times to come down,” said Karrels, who was an assistant coach the past two seasons. “With the second smallest team in the conference, I knew going into the season that having a winning record would be tough, if not impossible. Right now we are putting in hard work in practice and we are seeing times go down. We are focusing on endurance in practice as most teams fade near the end of the races and I know that is a spot we can work on to catch up.”

Now that all of the team’s invitational meets are completed, the Tigers will move into a full schedule of dual meets for the next five weeks leading up to the Wisconsin Valley Conference Meet on Oct. 26.

Marshfield lost a close matchup with La Crosse Logan/Central on Thursday 91-77, and now have four-straight WVC duals before closing out the regular season at Lakeland on Oct. 17.

Karrels said he is trying to keep the team positive after a rough start to its Valley schedule last week when it lost at home to D.C. Everest.

“We had a bye the first week of conference duals and based on the scores, there was a definite line drawn in the sand between Everest, Stevens Point, and Wausau East, and Merrill, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau West, and ourselves. Unfortunately we face the top three in a row to start conference season which I know will bring the girls’ spirits down as I saw last Monday when we hosted Everest. (Assistant) Coach Bart Stevning-Roe and I are trying to keep the team as positive as I can so we can continue to work hard and hopefully have a great back half of our season as we face West, Rapids, and Merrill.”

Despite the lack of depth created by the normal group of seniors graduating and a number of other incoming upperclassmen deciding not to swim this fall, the future is looking up for the Tigers with a strong freshman class.

Kaitlin Alberts, Alyssa Franks, and Hope Risa have all had early-season success both individually and on relays, mostly combining with the three seniors in one form or another.

Hannah Hansen and Emilie Koran are also freshmen on the team striving to earn varsity spots.

“I am super happy with the trio of freshmen we got this year,” Karrels said. “They are definitely filling in some spots that we have been weaker in the last few years and are complementing the strong showings of Elizabeth, Erika and Sophie.”

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Stratford football dominates Rib Lake/Prentice, pulls into tie atop Marawood

Posted on 23 September 2017 by paul

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PRENTICE – The Stratford football team kept pace with the other two undefeated leaders in the Marawood Conference with a big 55-6 victory over Rib Lake/Prentice on Friday night at Prentice High School.

Stratford is now 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Marawood, tied with Marathon and Edgar for the conference lead.

The Marawood title will be decided in the final three weeks of the season with three head-to-head matchups between the conference leaders. Edgar is at Marathon next week, Marathon is at Stratford on Oct. 6, and Stratford plays at Edgar on Oct. 13.

Rib Lake/Prentice drops to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the Marawood with the loss.

Kade Ehrike had 170 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns on just 11 carries. Two of the TD runs were for 63 yards each as the Tigers built a 36-6 lead by halftime.

Jordan Becker had a pair of touchdown runs, and Mark Handrick and Teddy Redman also added scoring runs for Stratford.

Tigers 55, Red Hawks 6
Stratford 21 15 13 6 – 55
Rib Lake/Prentice 6 0 0 0 – 6
First Quarter

S – Jordan Becker 5 run (Dilan Dehlinger run).
S – Kade Ehrike 5 run (PAT failed).
RLP – Cody Blomberg 30 pass from Trace Brayton (PAT failed).
S – Ehrike 63 run (PAT kick).
Second Quarter
S – Ehrike 63 run (A.J. Schoenfuss run).
S – Becker 11 run (PAT kick).
Third Quarter
S – Ehrike 4 run (kick missed).
S – Mark Handrick 10 run (Wyatt Curtice kick).
Fourth Quarter
S – Teddy Redman 18 run (kick missed).
Team Statistics
First downs:
Stratford 15; Rib Lake/Prentice 8.
Rushing (att-yards): S 34-300; RLP 34-5.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): S 3-8-64-1; RLP 5-11-133-0.
Total yards: S 364; RLP 167.
Fumbles lost: S 1; RLP 4.
Penalties (no.-yards): S 4-22; RLP 7-38.
Individual Statistics
S, Kade Ehrike 11-170, Jordan Becker 6-32, Teddy Redman 2-29, A.J. Schoenfuss 5-22, Kaelen Schmitt 4-22, Mark Handrick 3-12, Dilan Dehlinger 1-10, Matt Handrick 1-3, Chandler Schmidt 1-0. RLP, No. 18 (no name provided) 5-23, Vedder 8-16, Swan 5-7, Brayton 15-minus 41.
Passing: S, Mark Handrick 2-7-33-1, Max Schwabe 1-1-31-0. RLP, Brayton 5-11-133-0.
Receiving: S, Pankratz 1-31, Wrensch 1-29, Schoenfuss 1-4. RLP, No. 35 (no name provided) 1-42, Blomberg 1-30, Swan 1-28, Vedder 1-21, Hopkins 1-12.
Fumble recoveries (defense): S, Becker, Dylan Schoenherr, Schmitt, Multerer. RLP, Hopkins.
Interceptions (defense): RLP, Ulrich.
Records: Stratford 5-1, 3-0 Marawood Conference; Rib Lake/Prentice 1-4, 0-3 Marawood Conference.

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Marathon pulls past Auburndale football

Posted on 23 September 2017 by paul


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MARATHON – Marathon quarterback Donavon Free rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and threw for 179 more as the Raiders topped Auburndale 35-13 in a Marawood Conference football game Friday night at Marathon High School.

Marathon remains unbeaten in the Marawood Conference at 3-0 and improves to 5-1 overall. Auburndale is now 3-3 and 2-2 in conference play.

Free had touchdown runs of 28 and 8 yards, and Dyllan Seehafer added a 4-yard TD run to give Marathon a 21-0 with 4:11 to go in the second quarter.

Auburndale responded with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Isaacson to Colton Yeske, but Marathon added two more third-quarter touchdowns to pull away.

Marathon outgained the Apaches 493-268 in the victory.

Auburndale hosts Stratford next Friday, Sept. 29.

Raiders 35, Apaches 13
Auburndale 0 7 0 6 – 13
Marathon 0 21 14 0 – 35
Second Quarter

M – Donavon Free 28 run (PAT failed), 10:45.
M – Free 8 run (Rhein pass from Free), 8:02.
M – Dyllan Seehafer 4 run (Jordan Schneeberger kick), 4:11.
A – Colton Yeske 45 pass from Ryan Isaacson (Keller Wolfe kick), 2:14.
Third Quarter
M – Seehafer 25 run (Schneeberger kick), 9:42.
M – Nathan Stoffel 10 pass from Free (Schneeberger kick), 5:58.
Fourth Quarter
A – Isaacson 1 run (Wolfe kick), 11:54.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Auburndale 13; Marathon 24.
Rushing (att-yards): A 32-104; M 46-314.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 10-21-164-2; M 11-21-179-0.
Total yards: A 268; M 493.
Penalties (no.-avg.): A 2-15; M 8-60.
Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-1; M 2-1.
Punting: A 5-22.2; M 2-29.5.
Individual Statistics
A, Jacob Peplinski 15-55, Trayton Weister 9-38, Carter Wilcott 3-4, Ryan Isaacson 3-4, Cody Trowbridge 1-2, Dylan Paun 1-1. M, Donavon Free 19-177, Dylan Seehafer 15-104, Kyle Rhein 7-20, Bryce Mathwich 3-17. Kolby Koeller 1-4, Shawn Williams 1-0.
Passing: A, Isaacson 10-21-164-2. M, Free 11-21-179-0.
Receiving: A, Cameron Ertl 3-63, Weister 3-21, Colten Yeske 1-45, Cooper Weinfurter 1-13, Peplinski 1-2. M, Nathan Stoffel 7-103, Mathwich 2-50, Seehafer 2-26.
Punting: A, Keller Wolfe 3-25.3, Peplinski 2-17.5. M, Carter Hanke 2-29.5.
Records: Auburndale 3-3, 2-2 Marawood Conference; Marathon 5-1, 3-0 Marawood Conference.

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Luepke rushes for 249 yards, four TDs as Spencer/Columbus football rips Cadott

Posted on 22 September 2017 by paul


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CADOTT – Cadott struck first, but the Spencer/Columbus football team quickly imposed its well against the Hornets.

Spencer/Columbus ripped off 51-straight points and rolled to a 51-24 victory in a Cloverbelt Conference game Friday night at Cadott High School.

Coy Bowe hauled in a 71-yard touchdown pass from Michael Emery 2:59 into the game to put the Hornets (2-4 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) on top 8-0 following a two-point conversion.

It didn’t take long for the Rockets to retaliate.

Hunter Luepke ripped off a 62-yard run less than one minute later, added a 13-yard touchdown run 45 seconds after that, and Jarred Mandel threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lukas Ellefson to put the Rockets (5-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) up 22-8 after one quarter.

Evan Dieringer kicked a 25-yard field goal, Luepke scored from 1 yard out, and Nate Karau returned an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter as the Rockets built a 37-8 lead by halftime.

“Credit to Cadott for a hard-fought game,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “They are an up-and-coming program that is on the verge of upsetting somebody. Their kids are playing hard, they are well-coached, and they have things going in the right direction.”

“Nate Karau had a great game on both sides of the ball,” Gorst said. “He was a game-changer tonight. Hunter had great vision and cut well.”

Luepke added an 84-yard touchdown run and Carson Hildbrandt scampered in from 42 yards away to finish the scoring for Spencer/Columbus in the third quarter.

Luepke finished with an astounding 249 yards rushing on just 11 carries.

Cadott scored twice in the fourth quarter.

Spencer/Columbus plays at Eau Claire Regis on Thursday, Sept. 28. The game, at Carson Park, begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and Regis edged Colby in overtime on Friday, improving to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the Cloverbelt.

Rockets 51, Hornets 24
Spencer/Columbus 22 15 14 0 – 51
Cadott 8 0 0 16 – 24
First Quarter

C – Coy Bowe 71 pass from Michael Emery (Emery run), 9:01.
SC – Hunter Luepke 62 run (Luepke run), 8:11.
SC – Luepke 13 run (Evan Dieringer kick), 7:06.
SC – Lukas Ellefson 15 pass from Jarred Mandel (Dieringer kick), 3:08.
Second Quarter
SC – Dieringer 25 field goal, 12:00.
SC – Luepke 1 run (kick missed), 3:22.
SC – Nate Karau interception returned for touchdown (kick blocked), 1:44.
Third Quarter
SC – Luepke 84 run (Dieringer kick), 11:39.
SC – Carson Hildebrandt 42 run (Dieringer kick), 8:40.
C – Bailey Gillett 27 run (Kolton Dupey pass from Emery), 7:28.
C – Mitchell Hazard 37 pass from Bowe (Brady Carrell run), 1:14.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Spencer/Columbus 16; Cadott 21.
Rushing (att-yards): SC 29-349; C 40-167.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): SC 5-10-98-0; C 9-21-239-3.
Total yards: SC 447; C 406.
Penalties (no.-yards): SC 4-50; C 8-70.
Fumbles (total-lost): SC none; C 1-1.
Punting (no.-avg.): SC 2-36.0; C none.
Individual Statistics
SC, Hunter Luepke 11-249, Carson Hildebrandt 5-63, Jacob Miller 4-16, Zach Wheeler-Savoy 2-15, Andres Rodriguez 1-6, Colton Schillinger 1-3, Hayden Bauman 1-minus 3. C, Brady Carrell 6-55, Bailey Gillett 8-36, Nelson Wahl 2-18, Michael Emery 12-17, Kolton Dupey 4-17, Bennett Bowe 4-11, No. 15 (no name reported) 2-7, Coy Bowe 1-3, Brady Spaeth 1-3.
Passing: SC, Jarred Mandel 5-10-98-0. C, Emery 8-20-202-3, C. Bowe 1-1-37-0.
Receiving: SC, Miller 2-15, Ethan Meece 1-57, Lukas Ellefson 1-15, Bauman 1-11. C, C. Bowe 2-80, Mitchell Hazard 2-48, Dupey 2-27, Donovan Walters 1-44, Gillett 1-30, B. Bowe 1-10.
Interceptions (defense): SC, Nate Karau, Ellefson, Wheeler-Savoy.
Punting: SC, Co. Schillinger 1-37.0, Austin Bacon 1-35.0.
Records: Spencer/Columbus 5-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference; Cadott 2-4 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.

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Late TD lifts Wisconsin Rapids past Marshfield football

Posted on 22 September 2017 by paul

Marshfield’s Brant Bohman, left, and Isaac Meverden celebrate Bohman’s touchdown reception in the third quarter of Friday’s game against Wisconsin Rapids at Beell Stadium in Marshfield. Rapids won 28-21. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

Marshfield receiver Isaac Meverden hauls in a 27-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game against Wisconsin Rapids at Beell Stadium in Marshfield. The score tied the game, but Rapids ended up winning 28-21. (Photo by Paul Lecker/


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By Paul Lecker

MARSHFIELD – The speed of Wisconsin Rapids running back Nash Coombs proved to be the difference Friday night at Beell Stadium.

The junior halfback only touched the ball seven times, but racked up 165 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner late as Rapids topped Marshfield 28-21 in a Valley Football Association West Division game.

After Marshfield failed on fourth down on the Rapids 26, Coombs took a handoff to the outside and raced 74 yards on the Raiders’ next play to score the go-ahead touchdown with 4:42 remaining.

Marshfield had a chance to tie it, driving 57 yards in 11 plays down to the Rapids’ 5 before Thomas Grube picked off a Ryan Krueger fade pass in the end zone with 1:05 to go. The Tigers were out of timeouts and Rapids’ kneeled twice to end the game.

“They’re a really good team, and if you miss the running back, he’s going to go flying,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “I like what we’re doing defensively. We’re bringing the house, getting in there and causing havoc, and they’re getting the ball back for us. We hung in there with them, we just couldn’t get that last touchdown in there.”

Wisconsin Rapids struck first as it went 89 yards on the game’s opening drive, ending with a 35-yard touchdown run from Coombs.

Marshfield put together an impressive drive to end the first half, going 95 yards in 16 plays. The Tigers converted three third-down plays and Krueger ran in from the 3 with 21 seconds to go before halftime. The extra point was blocked, however, and Rapids led 7-6 at halftime.

The lead changed hands twice in the third quarter. Marshfield scored first when Krueger hit Brant Bohman for a 36-yard touchdown on fourth-and-4 and Andy Goettl ran in the extra point to make it 14-7.

Wisconsin Rapids responded with touchdowns on its next two drives to pull back ahead. Quarterback Jacob Mancl threw touchdown passes of 21 yards to Isaiah Westfall and 20 yards to fullback Justin Wefel, and the Raiders led 21-14.

Marshfield’s fourth-down magic continued on its next drive. After taking over at the 25 after a 41-yard punt return from Bohman, Krueger tossed a 27-yard TD pass to Isaac Meverden and the game was tied 21-21 with 9:43 remaining.

Following a Rapids punt, the Tigers got down to the Raiders’ 26 before failing on fourth down. Coombs touchdown run came on the next play.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Goettl said. “I loved the way we played. Hats off to those guys, I’m just sick and tired of getting beat by them. We move on and have to win two more football games to get in the playoffs. That’s it.

“We’re playing hard football, but a loss is a loss. You have to come back and find a way to win these football games.”

Marshfield heads to Oshkosh for the second time this season to play Oshkosh North next Friday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. The game, at Titan Stadium, will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and Marshfield must win two of its first three games to be playoff eligible. The Tigers play at D.C. Everest on Oct. 6 and finish the season with its homecoming game Oct. 13 against Wausau West.

Red Raiders 28, Tigers 21
Wisconsin Rapids 7 0 14 7 – 28
Marshfield 0 6 8 7 – 21
First Quarter

WR – Nash Coombs 35 run (Nathan Hepp kick), 8:58.
Second Quarter
M – Ryan Krueger 3 run (kick blocked), 0:21.
Third Quarter
M – Braden Bohman 36 pass from Krueger (Andy Goettl run), 8:27.
WR – Isaiah Westfall 21 pass from Jacob Mancl (Hepp kick), 5:00.
WR – Justin Wefel 20 pass from Mancl (Hepp kick), 2:57.
Fourth Quarter
M – Isaac Meverden 27 pass from Krueger (Mason Coffren kick), 9:43.
WR – Coombs 74 run (Hepp kick), 4:42.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Wisconsin Rapids 14; Marshfield 14.
Rushing (att-yards): WR 25-255; M 40-144.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): WR 11-20-146-0; M 13-30-189-1.
Total yards: WR 401; M 333.
Penalties (no.-yards): WR 8-57; M 11-100.
Fumbles (total-lost): WR none; M 4-0.
Punting (no.-avg.): WR 4-38.3; M 4-38.8.
Individual Statistics
WR, Nash Coombs 4-131, Isaac Pelot 18-127, Jacob Mancl 3-minus 3. M, Brant Bohman 10-51, Ryan Krueger 12-40, Andy Goettl 13-34, Isaiah Baierl 5-19.
Passing: WR, Mancl 11-20-146-0. M, Krueger 13-30-189-1.
Receiving: WR, Coombs 3-34, Justin Wefel 2-28, Nicholas Campbell 2-27, Isaiah Westfall 1-21, Zachary Wendt 1-12, Keegan Hewitt 1-8, Pelot 1-6. M, Bohman 6-88, Isaac Meverden 3-52, Baierl 4-33.
Interceptions (defense): WR, Thomas Grube.
Punting: WR, Dylan Ashbeck 4-38.3. M, Krueger 4-38.8.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 4-2, 3-2 Valley Football Association West; Marshfield 3-3, 2-3 VFA West.

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Columbus Catholic boys take team title at Spencer Cross Country Invitational

Posted on 21 September 2017 by paul


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SPENCER – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys and Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls won team titles at the annual Spencer Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at Frey Field.

The Dons boys totaled 55 points, edging Loyal by eight points. Stratford was third (74) and Spencer took fifth (99).

On the girls side, Wittenberg-Birnamwood had a pair of top-eight finishers to end up with 33 points, easily outdistancing second-place Stratford (68). Spencer was third (75) and Columbus Catholic took fourth (96).

Marshfield and Merrill also competed in the meet, but were not in the team standings.

Marshfield’s Jordan Dzikowich won the boys race in 16:57.3, about 14 seconds ahead of second-place Tamerat Kubista of Loyal. Joseph McKee was third (17:13.7) and Addison Hill fourth (1:21.3) for Marshfield.

Peyton Nystrom led Columbus with a ninth-place finish, coming in in 18:02.7. Joshua Guyer was 11th in 18:18.7.

James Heeg led Stratford, taking 14th in 18:33.9, and Collin Nieman topped Spencer by placing 17th (18:38.8).

Sophia Schrodi was third (21:26.0) and Lilly O’Brien finished sixth (22:03.8) for the Tigers girls.

Kaitlin Kasch was ninth for Spencer (22:18.5), Macie Schillinger took 10th for Stratford (22:23.7), and Marissa Immerfall was Columbus Catholic’s top runner, taking 15th (23:32.2).

Spencer Cross Country Invitational
Sept. 21, at Frey Field
Team scores:
1. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 55; 2. Loyal 63; 3. Stratford 74; 4. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 94; 5. Spencer 99; 6. Eau Claire Regis 133; 7. Stanley-Boyd 150; 8. Pittsville 207. No team scores: Marshfield, Merrill.
Top 10 and Marshfield, Marshfield Columbus Catholic, Spencer and Stratford finishers: 1. Jordan Dzikowich (MAR) 16:57.3; 2. Tamerat Kubista (LOY) 17:11.7; 3. Joseph McKee (MAR) 17:13.7; 4. Addison Hill (MAR) 17:21.3; 5. Zach Yengo (ECR) 17:23.2; 6. Joshua McKee (MAR) 17:25.5; 7. Elliot Genteman (LOY) 17:35.2; 8. Jared Oemig (MAR) 17:43.3; 9. Peyton Nystrom (MCC) 18:02.7; 10. Jacob Dick (MAR) 18:12.2; 11. Joshua Guyer (MCC) 18:18.7; 12. Carter Chojnacki (MAR) 18:23.9; 14. James Heeg (ST) 18:33.9; 17. Collin Nieman (SP) 18:38.8; 18. Jeremiah Giles (MCC) 18:39.8; 19. Aaron Pankratz (SP) 18:48.8; 20. Ben Claessens (MAR) 18:53.1; 22. Bryce Fuerlinger (MCC) 18:56.0; 23. Lance Heidmann (ST) 19:01.7; 29. Derek Marten (ST) 19:38.6; 34. Jacob Dick (MCC) 19:57.3; 36. Ashton Ackman (SP) 20:02.1; 37. Bryce Shaw (SP) 20:08.4; 39. Brenden Fecker (ST) 20:11.0; 41. Dominick Wichlacz (SP) 20:38.8; 43. Antonio Verdone (ST) 20:45.0; 45. Flynn McQuillen (MCC) 20:55.6; 51. Tim Wenzel (ST) 21:36.1; 62. Colten Post (SP) 23:36.8; 65. Leo Rodriguez (SP) 24:24.7.
Team scores:
1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 33; 2. Stratford 68; 3. Spencer 75; 4. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 96; 5. Loyal 99; 6. Eau Claire Regis 133; Pittsville and Stanley-Boyd incomplete. No team scores: Marshfield, Merrill.
Top 10 and Marshfield, Marshfield Columbus Catholic, Spencer and Stratford finishers: 1. Savannah Schley (LOY) 20:46.5; 2. Dalie Thomas (MER) 21:15.3; 3. Sophia Schrodi (MAR) 21:26.0; 4. Courtney Krueger (MER) 21:52.5; 5. Paige Norrbom (WB) 21:59.5; 6. Lilly O’Brien (MAR) 22:03.8; 7. Ali Geiger (MAR) 22:13.5; 8. Emily Norrbom (WB) 22:15.8; 9. Kaitlin Kasch (SP) 22:18.5; 10. Macie Schillinger (ST) 22:23.7; 11. Dehlia Kilty (MAR) 22:30.0; 13. Angelia Verdone (ST) 23:12.3; 14. Kaylee Hollatz (ST) 23:28.1; 15. Marissa Immerfall (MCC) 23:32.2; 17. Leah Nieman (SP) 23:38.9; 19. Morgan Albrecht (MCC) 24:12.0; 20. Leah Brown (MAR) 24:12.3; 22. Hailey Roehl (MCC) 24:30.3; 23. Kaylee Wehrman (SP) 24:38.8; 25. Elaina Kirschnik (MAR) 24:41.7; 26. Leigh Anne Sieracki (SP) 24:42.5; 28. Taya Nett (ST) 25:02.1; 29. Bailey Bauer (MAR) 25:11.8; 31. Madysen Bohman (MAR) 25:16.4; 35. Melanie Lang (MCC) 25:34.9; 42. Hannah Zastrow (SP) 26:24.1; 44. Maddy Pavloski (ST) 26:35.4; 48. Brenna Manecke (ST) 26:59.4; 51. Julia Schneider (ST) 27:38.2; 55. Holly Dean (MCC) 27:59.8; 56. Ashley Dean (MCC) 28:00.2.

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Spencer volleyball slips past Greenwood

Posted on 21 September 2017 by paul

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GREENWOOD – The Spencer volleyball team started a new winning streak Thursday with a 3-2 win over Greenwood in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division match at Greenwood High School.

The Rockets, who lost a conference match for the first time in more than six years on Tuesday to Marshfield Columbus Catholic, is now 3-1 in Cloverbelt East play after the 25-23, 22-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-12 victory.

“We kept hurting ourselves with unforced errors, but we battled for the win,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Hopefully we build off the tough victory.”

Lexi Baehr had 22 kills and 33 digs, Chloe Drews added nine kills, Sadie Mercier had 38 assists and three service aces, and Shelbi Hoefs added 22 digs for Spencer.

Spencer will play at the Abbotsford Invitational on Saturday.

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