Sports

Thu
28
Jun

Legion Baseball Roundup

Shawano 9

Kaukauna 3

The Shawano Legion baseball team earned its second straight win, scoring seven runs across the final three innings to claim a road win over Kaukauna on Tuesday.

Shawano (3-5) totaled 11 hits in the game, led by a three-hit effort from Brad Bartz. Joey Tadych, Jacob Lacy and Alex Hoffman each added two hits while Tadych led the team with three runs scored. Bartz and Lacy each finished with two RBIs.

Isaac Buntrock picked up the win on the mound, allowing just one earned run across 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five batters while walking three. Casey Baumann allowed one run over two innings, striking out four batters along the way. Cole Nelson got the final two outs of the game.

Thu
28
Jun

Food Channel not only place for hot dogs, pickles

An invitation from a neighbor to play pickleball sounded like a joke at first because it came while we were talking about the baseball fan getting shot in the face with a hot dog.

In a story that first read like a misprint, a woman at a Philadelphia Phillies game was hospitalized with a black eye and facial contusions last week after taking a flying red hot to the mug.

As part of an ingenious between-innings promotion, the Phillies mascot shoots hot dogs into the crowd from a giant hot dog-shaped cannon, after which the fans scarf down the air-mailed treats and everyone is happy. In this instance, the woman misjudged the screaming wiener and came away looking like she lost a bar fight.

The mishap underscored the problem of hot dog-related violence in general, and the need for tighter hot dog control in today’s society.

Wed
27
Jun

Wittenberg blanks Marion/Tigerton


Leader photo by Morgan Rode Wittenberg’s Kody Szews delivers a pitch during the first inning of Monday’s game against Marion/Tigerton.

The Marion/Tigerton Legion baseball team seemed to be having more fun on the field, but it was Wittenberg that left the field smiling following a 9-0 win in Wittenberg on Monday.

After two quick outs to open the contest, Marion/Tigerton’s Conner Harris ripped a triple to the left field corner. Mitch Elandt was then hit by a pitch before Wittenberg starting pitcher Kody Szews got a groundout to end the frame.

The hosts wasted no time with the bats, bringing 10 batters to the plate in what turned into a four-run first inning. Szews reached on an error before Dalton Zeinert singled to open the inning. A Trevor Groshek sacrifice fly moved Szews to third before an Ian Zeinert single scored Szews and moved Dalton Zeinert to third.

Wed
27
Jun

Legion Baseball Roundup

Shawano 14

Seymour 4

The Shawano Legion baseball overcame a pair of deficits before using a seven-run fourth inning to topple Seymour in Bonduel on June 22.

Mason Dingeldein led Shawano with three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. Alex Hoffman also scored three runs while Cole Nelson and Nick Grignon each scored twice. Parker Pues and Jacob Lacy each added two hits while Pues drove in three runs.

Steve Hoffman earned the win on the mound, allowing just one earned run over 4⅔ innings. He struck out three batters while allowing seven hits and three walks. Isaac Buntrock struck out the lone batter he faced to seal the five-inning victory.

Bonduel 4

Marion/Tigerton 0

Bonduel used a four-run inning and strong pitching outing from Jordan Boldt to down Marion/Tigerton in Bonduel on June 21.

Wed
27
Jun

Familiar faces fill victory lane

After a full day of track preparation, the legendary half-mile track was in great shape and the weather was just as great as a large crowd was met with a stout field of cars in the pits.

While the margin of victory in some of the features left no doubt who would win, the action through the field in each event was intense. Konnor Wilinski, Trent Nolan, Jordan Barkholtz, Ron Berna and Brad Nelson would all capture the checkered flag in their respective divisions.

The IMCA Modifieds were first to roll out for their feature. The fans were treated to on track introductions of the 20-car field before they would take the green.

Tim Rothe and Gabe Dommer led the field to the green, but before they could complete one lap, Dommer spun in corner four, collecting five other competitors. During the clean up, Rothe suffered mechanical issues and had to retire for the night.

Wed
27
Jun

Leopolis Triathlon set to take place for a 33rd straight year

The 33rd annual Leopolis Triathlon is scheduled for July 4 at Leopolis Park.

Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. The first contest begins at 11 a.m. and will be run rain or shine.

A parade will follow the contest around 1:30 p.m. before music wraps up the day’s events from 2-5 p.m.

There will once again be three classes competing at the triathlon: a men’s and women’s jock class, a men’s and women’s beer belly class and a youth competition featuring athletes under 16 years old. Last year’s event featured 162 participants.

The jock class race will include swimming in the Leopolis Pond, a 12-mile bike ride and five-mile run. The beer belly and youth classes will each feature a swim in the Leopolis Pond, a five-mile bike ride and two-mile run.

Sat
23
Jun

Patriots fall short at home against Twins


Leader photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Brett Ainsworth looks to put down a bunt during Thursday’s game.

Menasha seemed to have runners all over the bases but could not seem to cash in during a Thursday night matchup with the Shawano Legion baseball team at Memorial Park in Shawano.

The visitors scored three runs in the top of the second inning, but Shawano battled back and tied the game in the fourth. Menasha’s fortunes changed in the final three innings and the team pulled away for a 9-3 victory over Shawano.

The first inning saw both teams put a pair of runners on base, but Shawano starter Joey Tadych and Menasha starter Ryan Conn each worked out of trouble.

After Tadych struck out the first batter in the top of the second, the Twins had their next five batters reach base. After loading the bases on two singles and a Shawano error, Davis Wilson and Jordan Nichols delivered back-to-back RBI singles. After a strikeout, Jake Zwerg was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to tack on another run.

Sat
23
Jun

BABA Roundup

June 17

East-West Division

Little Falls 11

Leopolis 3

Little Falls cruised past Leopolis and improved to 5-1 on the season. Leopolis fell to 1-4 overall.

Little Falls’ Jeremy Bauer twirled a gem on the mound, pitching eight innings while striking out four batters and walking none. Little Falls finished with 15 hits in the contest, led by a four-hit game from Kal Fischer. Kasey Morgan, Kyle Fischer, Jenner Gullixon and Bauer each had two hits.

Brandon Laabs suffered the loss on the hill for Leopolis. Tyler Dillenberg and Laabs each led the offense with two hits.

Gresham 18

Neopit 14

Gresham claimed a high-scoring win over Neopit to remain perfect, improving to 6-0 this summer.

TJ Arrowood and Brent Berkholz each homered for Gresham. Mike James tallied three hits while Joe Ejnik added two base hits. Josh Foreman earned the win on the hill.

Sat
23
Jun

Chronic Wasting Disease now in Marinette County

Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread in Wisconsin, primarily in the state’s many game farms, with the latest CWD discovery in Marinette County.

Because of the finding, baiting and feeding of deer will be prohibited in Marinette County. Baiting and feeding currently are banned in adjoining Oconto and Forest counties, as well as Shawano, Waupaca, Menominee, Langlade and 47 other counties where CWD-positive deer were found or counties within 10 miles of a CWD-positive deer. However, a 2017 law change limited the time baiting and feeding could be banned to three years, if no other cases of CWD or bovine tuberculosis were found in that county, or two years if no other cases of CWD or TB were found within 10 miles of that county.

To see a full map of the counties where baiting and feeding are banned, go to www.dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/bait.html

Fri
22
Jun

Trio of local schools take part in state tournament


Contributed photo Shawano trap shooters competed at the state tournament on June 9. Among the 12 athletes competing were, from left, Paul Meisner, Samuel Fritz, Nathaniel Neumann and Hatty Fritz.

Trap shooting athletes from three local schools competed in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s 2018 State Tournament on June 9 in Rome, Wisconsin.

Shawano, Bonduel and Wolf River Lutheran all sent shooters to the state meet, where athletes had four rounds to hit as many targets, out of 100 total, as possible.

The competitors were broken down into three classifications, varsity, junior varsity and novice. Those classifications were determined based on the shooter’s average round score during the conference portion of the season. Athletes with averages between 0-14.99 were entered into the novice competition, scores of 15-18.99 into junior varsity and 19-25 into varsity.

Shawano sent 12 shooters to the state meet and earned a team score of 434, good enough for 42nd place. The team scores include a team’s top-five varsity scores.

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