Sports

Sat
23
Sep

Hawks dominate in 35-14 win


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School senior Jarrett Laatsch runs a keeper during Friday’s 35-14 home victory over Denmark.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School sophomore Brayden Dickelman runs the ball during Friday’s 35-14 home victory over Denmark.

Shawano welcomed Denmark to its field with touchdowns on all three first-half drives en route to a 35-14 nonconference victory on Friday.

The Hawks (3-3, 2-3 Bay Conference) rushed for 294 yards on the night and all five of their touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Jarrett Laatsch and junior running back Roman Purull combined for 225 of those yards and the five touchdowns; three by Laatsch and two by Purull.

In the first quarter, Laatsch’s 40-yard keeper down the sideline took the Hawks into the red zone and set up Purull for the games’ first score.

Purull has been a go-to player for the Hawks this season because of his ability to consistently gain yardage, which he confirmed with a 28-yard run into Vikings territory and subsequent 1-yard touchdown to give Shawano a 21-0 lead at halftime.

Sat
23
Sep

Bonduel back to winning in 32-14 victory

It’s become evident in the first six games of the season that the Bonduel football team loves to run the ball.

That’s exactly what the Bears did to host Shiocton on Friday night. Elijah Mastey went off for 150 yards on the ground as Bonduel scored five rushing touchdowns in scoring a 32-14 victory in Central Wisconsin Conference-Large action.

It was a rebound victory for Bonduel, which lost to Amherst last week in a battle for the conference lead.

“We definitely had some things we needed to improve on from last week, and defensively I liked the way we got off the ball and executed our scheme a little bit better, tackled a lot better,” Bonduel coach James Westrich said. “Offensively, we started out with that hurry-up, and the guys did a really good job running that. … All in all, I’m really happy with the way they played.”

With the win, Bonduel is now playoff eligible with three games remaining in the regular season.

Sat
23
Sep

High School Scoreboard

FOOTBALL

Sept. 22

Marinette 49, Clintonville 0

C: 83 total yards; Kyle Finger, 6 carries for 20 yards, 10 of 24 passing for 69 yards; Sean Finger, 2 of 6 passing for 5 yards; Bailey Tate, 3 receptions for 21 yards; Ben Tessmer, 3 receptions for 17 yards; Gerald Wood 2 receptions for 15 yards; Isak Jaensch 1 reception for 11 yards; Jarrett Colla 1 reception for 5 yards; Latrell Smith 1 reception for 5 yards.

VOLLEYBALL

Sept. 22

Bowler def. Gillett, 25-21, 25-12, 24-26, 25-23

B: Maranda Brei, 11 kills, 10 assists, 8 digs, 4 serve aces; Ireland DeRoos, 4 kills, 6 digs; Reanne Kietlinski, 3 kills, 9 digs, 5 serve aces; Kayla Pecore, 4 kills, 7 digs, 3 serve aces; Jada Waters, 4 kills, 16 assists, 4 digs, 3 serve aces.

Fri
22
Sep

Vomastic a team leader in dominating season


Photo by Jody Ward Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic has seen her performance level rise steadily this year.

Photo by Jody Ward Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic attacks the ball.

Eighty-two kills and 55 digs over her team’s past two tournaments offer a glimpse of Shawano senior Averi Vomastic’s dominant role on the Hawks’ volleyball team.

Her leadership role goes beyond statistics, though.

“Averi is definitely the leader of the team on and off the court,” Shawano head coach Breanna Young said. “She’s always had that leadership quality in her — it’s natural — and she really stepped up this year to take on the responsibility.”

The outside hitter put in work over the offseason to gain an edge on the court her final year. She has seen her performance level rise, contributing to the team’s 17-4 record so far on the season, but it has also given her the confidence to step into the captain position.

“I definitely feel like I’m the leader on the court,” Vomastic said. “Everyone can depend on me for anything.”

Vomastic said the game’s toughest aspects, mentality and uncertainty, fuel her passion.

Fri
22
Sep

Shawano golfers finish 2nd in conference

Shawano wrapped up Bay Conference play this week with a second-place finish behind Appleton Xavier.

Xavier edged the Hawks (412) by five points in Tuesday’ conference tournament in West De Pere.

“We were able to close the gap on a very good (Xavier) team, where we almost beat them at the conference invite,” Shawano coach Dean Kuglar said. “These are all things that these girls can be very proud of. If you look at the first meet, where we scored a 472, and look at our last couple of meets — 395, 402, 412 — you’re talking about a 60- to 70-shot improvement.”

The Hawks’ top two finishers, seniors Brianna Zook (95) and Brinley Kowalkowski (98), also landed a spot on the all-conference first team. They were joined by Xavier’s Lauren Haen and Eliana Tetzlaff and Seymour’s Kennedy Peters.

Thu
21
Sep

Packers hope visiting Bengals are the Rx to get well

After knocking off the NFC preseason favorite Seattle Seahawks in the opener, the Green Bay Packers established themselves as one of the teams — if not the team — to beat in the conference.

In the wake of their Week 2 loss in Atlanta, it was clear that the Packers can’t stop anyone with a good offense, and prospects for a winning season are bleak.

Tucked somewhere between the preceding decrees is reality, which is that at 1-1 the Packers are a game behind Detroit in the NFC North heading into Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.

The binary approach to assessing who’s good and who’s bad after one game is never reliable – but that stops neither the rose-colored-glass crowd nor the Chicken Littles from pronouncing the season a success or a bust.

Wed
20
Sep

New London tops Shawano/Bonduel


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano/Bonduel junior Jenne Dreyer swims in the 200 individual medley during Tuesday’s loss against New London.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano/Bonduel junior Tatiana Kunschke prepares for the 200 medley relay during Tuesday’s loss against New London.

Despite an injured knee, Shawano freshman Macy Monfils led the Shawano/Bonduel swim team in her two individual events against New London on Tuesday.

Monfils placed third in the meet’s longest event, the 500 freestyle, and fourth in the 200 individual medley.

New London topped Shawano/Bonduel, which is without its top two swimmers due to injury, 112-58, but the hosts managed to win three events.

Senior Nicole Thornock (1 minute, 19.10 seconds) edged New London’s Lindsey Standerfer (1:19.17) in the 100 backstroke. Madi Hanson finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:20.19, and Thornock, Madi Hanson, Peyton Hrabik and Wendorff took first in the 200 medley relay at 2:13.60.

Monfils took on the 500 for the first time Tuesday, finishing in 7:53.24 — 1:33 behind New London first-place finisher Ellie Ott.

Wed
20
Sep

Gresham wins in close match

It looked grim for Gresham, but then the seniors stepped up big.

Down 9-3 in the fifth set against Tigerton, Gresham coach Tim Wild called a timeout to get his girls regrouped.

“I just told them it’s up to them,” he said. “They’ve got to go out there and got to want it more and play to the end. It’s not over until that last point is scored.”

The girls responded by scoring 12 of the set’s final 15 points en route to a 15-12 victory. That gave Gresham a five-set win (18-25, 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 15-12) in a Central Wisconsin Conference-North showdown Tuesday at Gresham.

“We knew it was going to be close,” Wild said. “We played them in the summer – very evenly matched teams. It just came down to wanting it in the end.”

It’s early in the conference schedule, but both teams came into the match with 2-0 records.

Tigerton (6-6, 2-1 CWC) led 9-3 in the fifth set, but after Wild’s timeout, the Gresham players settled in.

Wed
20
Sep

High School Highlights

VOLLEYBALL

Hawks win tourney in Clintonville

Shawano swept five teams to take first place at the Clintonville Invitational on Saturday.

The Hawks beat St. Mary’s Catholic 25-15, 25-22; Clintonville 25-16, 25-20; Valders 25-15, 25-13; Eastbrook Academy 25-11, 25-6; and Abbotsford 25-16, 25-20.

“The girls keep showing up day-in and day-out, working hard,” head coach Breanna Young said. “We are super proud of them. They set big goals at the beginning of their season and they continue accomplishing their goals and pushing their limits. This weekend was a great team effort all around.”

Wed
20
Sep

High School Scoreboard

FOOTBALL

Sept. 15

Lena/STAA 35, Bowler/Gresham 8

BG: Landan Kroening 10 carries for 22 yards, 3 of 11 passing for 34 yards, 1 interception; Lane Schultz, 11 carries for 65 yards; Logan Thiex, 6 carries for 22 yards; Noah Bestul, 10 carries for 36 yards; Ezra Spencer, 2 carries for 9 yards; Nathan Montez, 2 catches for 27 yards.

North Eastern Conference

Team NEC Overall

Wrightstown 4-0 5-0

Fox Valley Lutheran 4-1 4-1

Freedom 3-1 4-1

Luxemburg-Casco 3-1 3-2

Little Chute 3-2 3-2

Denmark 2-3 2-3

Marinette 1-3 1-4

Oconto Falls 0-4 0-5

Clintonville 0-5 0-5

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