Sports

Fri
20
Oct

High School Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 19

WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

Florence def. Bowler, 25-12, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17

GIRLS SWIM

Oct. 19

Bay Conference relays

Wittenberg-Birnamwood: 3rd in 200 freestyle relay (2:00.49), 3rd in 100 freestyle relay (0:54.95)

Thu
19
Oct

The leaders behind Shawano’s conference-winning team


Contributed Photo Shawano Community High School junior Bayleigh Laabs sets up senior Brandi Gueths for an attack during a Hawks volleyball game this season. Laabs earned first team all-conference honors and Gueths earned honorable mention.

The Shawano volleyball team won a share of the Bay Conference championship this season for the first time since 2000.

The Hawks (27-9, 5-2 Bay) tied with Xavier and Seymour for the top spot.

The players and coach attribute much of the team’s success to its closeness and the leadership of its top four players.
Averi Vomastic, Brandi Gueths, Bayleigh Laabs and Julia Klement combined for 265 points across their seven conference matches and all earned all-conference awards.

“We knew they were going to be good players for us, but they’ve really changed the way the whole team works,” head coach Breanna Young said. “They just continue to excel and prove their true potential. They’re all our leaders, and the girls look up to them and play harder because of it.”

The four starters have helped bring the team together.

Thu
19
Oct

Former Hawks reunite after college matchup


Contributed Photo Former Shawano Community High School football teammates Zeke Gueths, left, and Jack Hanauer were on opposing sides Saturday in Amherst, New York. Gueths’ Northern Illinois Huskies defeated Hanauer’s Buffalo Bulls 14-13.

Jack Hanauer and Zeke Gueths, former Shawano Community High School teammates, found themselves on opposing Division 1 sidelines on Saturday as Gueths’ Northern Illinois

Huskies visited Hanauer and the Buffalo Bulls.

The Huskies defeated the Bulls 14-13. After the game, the former Hawks reunited before running off through separate tunnels to continue their football journeys.

“It was a little bit weird to see a guy I played football with in high school and am close with on the opposite sideline,” Hanauer said. “We had been keeping up by text and social media, but it was really nice to see him again in person and catch up a bit.”

As an offensive lineman, Gueths protected quarterback Hanauer from defenders for three seasons as Hawks.

Thu
19
Oct

Rodgers on the mend; uncertainty reigns for Packers

With doomsday shock slowly wearing off, the Green Bay Packers and their fans look for reasons to be positive about the remainder of a lost year.

When quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field Sunday in Minnesota, with him went most reasonable expectations of making the postseason for the ninth straight season, let alone winning the Super Bowl.

Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone after a hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the first quarter of the Packers’ 23-10 loss in Minneapolis. He will have surgery, and in the absolute, very-best-case scenario the break will heal quickly and he’ll be available, game-sharp and rust-free, toward the end of the season.

Wed
18
Oct

Hawks breeze through 1st round of regionals


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School volleyball players, from left, senior Nicole Hoefs, sophomore Kyra Klement and senior Averi Vomastic set up on defense during Tuesday’s sweep of Two Rivers in a WIAA Division 2 regional match. The Hawks play Oconto Falls next.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Shawano Community High School senior Averi Vomastic and freshman Rachel Reed block during a WIAA Division 2 regional match on Tuesday. The Hawks swept Two Rivers to advance to the next round against Oconto Falls.

Shawano repeatedly attacked Two Rivers’ open court to clinch a sweep in the first round of a WIAA Division 2 regional on Tuesday.

The fourth-seeded Hawks trampled the 13-seeded Purple Raiders 25-9, 25-8 and 25-14 to advance to the second round.

“They played awesome,” Shawano head coach Breanna Young said. “They played how I expected them to play.”

A Two Rivers service error gave Shawano its first point to start the night, and the Hawks breezed to an 11-2 lead before the Purple Raiders took a timeout. An Averi Vomastic kill took the Hawks to set point, and a block by Rachel Reed and Vomastic ended the set 25-9.

Two Rivers (3-17, 0-7 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) scored the first point of Set 2 on a Shawano hitting error. Tori DePerry and Brandi Gueths put up a double-block to get the Hawks on the board and they rolled to a 10-1 lead. A Vomastic attack clinched the set 25-8.

Wed
18
Oct

Bonduel fights for Round 1 victory

With a set on the line, Bonduel came through late to pull out a victory – twice.

Bonduel combined to score seven out of the final nine points in the first two sets against Laona/Wabeno, pulling out wins in both sets. The Bears went on to earn a sweep, 25-23, 25-23, 25-12, in the first round of a WIAA Division 3 regional in Bonduel on Tuesday.

It’s the second time Bonduel downed Laona/Wabeno this season. The teams played on Aug. 29 with the Bears winning 2-0.

Bonduel’s ability to close out the first two sets on Tuesday showed the players’ resiliency, according to coach Kim Strayer.

“We just talked about having a little bit more energy on the court, communicating a little bit better,” Strayer said. “We had a couple of times where we were running into each other, which really isn’t like our team. We just need to play our tempo and our game in order to close out those games, and they stepped up and did that.”

Wed
18
Oct

High School Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 17

WIAA Regionals, Round 1

Bowler def. Tigerton, 22-25, 25-14, 25-13, 25-15

T: Kelsi Shumaker, 16 assists; Jaidan Miller, 11 assists; Molly Brehm, 25 digs; Monika Minniecheske, 17 digs, 12 kills; Raven Dewhurst, 15 digs, 6 kills.

B: Maranda Brei, 10 kills, 22 assists, 14 digs, 5 service aces; Reanne Kietlinski, 12 kills, 12 digs, 3 service aces; Jada Waters, 8 kills, 16 assists, 17 digs.

Gresham def. Phelps, 25-13, 25-22, 25-14

G: Hailey Hoffman, 19 service points, 8 aces, 19 kills; Dani Huntington, 22 assists; Karisa Nietzer, 9 kills.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood def. Crandon, 25-13, 25-21, 25-15

W-B: Koreena Miller, 43 assists; Lauren Bushman, 14 kills, 14 digs; Elizabeth Muscha, 14 digs; Lindsey Schwalbach, 14 digs.

Bay Conference

Team W L

Xavier 7 0

Seymour 6 1

Shawano 5 2

West De Pere 4 3

New London 3 4

Green Bay East 2 5

Sat
14
Oct

Wausaukee ends Cats’ winless season


Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham senior Nathan Montez runs the ball during Friday’s 54-12 loss to Wausaukee.

Leader Photo by Jacy Zollar Bowler/Gresham junior Noah Bestul gets tackled during the Cats’ 54-12 loss to Wausaukee on Friday.

Bowler/Gresham was held to just four first downs against Wausaukee on Friday, leading to a 54-12 loss in the Cats’ final MONLPC game of the season at Bowler.

Two fumbles in the first three drives set the Cats (0-8) up to a slow start. Wausaukee turned both turnovers into touchdowns.

Bowler/Gresham gave up significant yardage on three other drives in the half due to penalties, two of which led to Ranger touchdowns.

“We definitely made some simple errors, but that’s normal when you have a young team like us,” Bowler/Gresham head coach Eric Peebles said. “But I thought we overall played pretty well tonight for our last game. I was very proud of everybody. They worked hard out there.”

The Cats found energy in the second half and put points on the board in back-to-back drives.

The Rangers started the second half with a 22-yard touchdown run by Hayden Renikow to go up 46-0, but the Cats answered with their first touchdown of the game.

Sat
14
Oct

Hawks close out season with overtime loss


Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School junior Roman Purull runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.

Photo by Jenny Kadonsky Shawano Community High School sophomore Brayden Dickelman runs the ball during the Hawks’ 16-13 overtime loss at New London on Friday.

New London defeated Shawano 16-13 in overtime in Bay Conference play on Friday, ending the Hawks’ hopes for a spot in the WIAA playoffs.

The loss ended the Hawks’ season, but head coach Alan Tomow said he is proud of the improvement his team brought to Shawano football.

“I’m very proud of how hard we played,” Tomow said. “We had chances to win the game. We have made huge strides in our program, and our seniors were a big part of how far we’ve come. We’ve put in a lot of hard work to be competitive in our conference and hopefully our young kids see what they can accomplish when we work hard.”

Jarrett Laatsch completed 9 for 13 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown for the Hawks (4-5, 3-5 Bay). He threw two interceptions. He led the team in rushing with 96 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.

Roman Purull rushed for 39 yards on 18 carries, and Brayden Dickelman gained 27 yards on five carries.

Sat
14
Oct

6 Bonduel runners make all-conference


Photo by Diane Schnell Bonduel High School junior Jared Wondra runs in the Central Wisconsin Conference meet at Iola on Thursday. Wondra made all-conference after placing fifth in 17 minutes, 5 seconds.

Photo by Diane Schnell Bonduel High School freshman Kara Troxel placed second with a time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds at the Central Wisconsin Conference cross-country meet Thursday at Iola. She and five teammates received all-conference honors.

Six Bonduel High School cross-country runners made all-conference at the Central Wisconsin Conference meet at Iola on Thursday.

The Bears girls team took third place out of eight teams; the boys took fourth out of seven.

The all-conference honorees are freshman Kara Troxel, freshman Madison Kurey, senior Ashlyn Schnell, junior Jared Wondra, junior Colin Ewing and senior Jacob Moede.

Troxel placed second out of 58 runners in the girls race with a time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds. Kurey (21:19) finished 10th, followed by Ashlyn Schnell (21:30) in 12th, Breanna Schnell (22:41) in 28th and Katlin Thompson (22:49) in 30th. Other Bonduel finishers were Abby Owen (22:55) in 33rd and Laney Richmond (24:24) in 44th.

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