Boys tennis: Shawano falls to Xavier

The Shawano Community High School boys tennis team lost the battle of the Hawks in a Bay Conference match against Xavier on Tuesday.

Shawano’s doubles teams all proved to be tough opponents in the team’s 7-0 loss.

The No. 1 doubles team of Cesar Ramirez and Chris Black fell just short in a 6-2, 6-4 loss. Shawano’s No. 2 doubles team of Wyatt Theis and Rhain Rodenbeck and the No. 3 doubles team of Nolan Buck and Rory Johnson also fell just short, dropping 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-2 matches, respectively.

On Monday, Shawano hosted West De Pere, losing 6-1.

The No. 3 doubles team of Johnson and Buck earned a 6-4, 7-6 (10) victory for the Hawks. Camden Kroll, Shawano No. 1 singles player, dropped a 6-1, 6-1 match that lasted an hour.

Xavier 7, Shawano 0


High School Highlights


Shawano 4

Green Bay East 1

Lindsey Roloff netted two goals to lead the Hawks past the Red Devils in Bay Conference action Tuesday. Roloff scored in the 35th and 56th minutes.

Abigail Rabideau tallied the team’s first goal in the 11th minute and Brianna Mott capped the Hawks’ scoring with a tally in the 66th minute. Mott had two assists, while Rylie Anderson had one.

Peyton Buerman stopped three shots while defending the net for the Hawks.


Gorman leads Shawano in De Pere

Gage Gorman shot a nine-hole round of 46 to lead Shawano at Mid Vallee Golf Course in De Pere on Tuesday.

Shawano finished with a team score of 199.

Kaden Marcell fired a 47, while Lucas te Plate shot a 50. Karsten Anderson (56) and Nick Sherman (58) rounded out the five-golfer team.


It’s in the stars: Packers bounce-back season a lock

To maintain one’s rep as a legitimate clairvoyant requires a demonstrably successful track record, or at least a professional demeanor.

Come to the table with dog-eared tarot cards or used tea leaves, for example, and people may look at you as something less than a supernatural real deal.

Likewise, strike out on enough of your prognostications and eventually you’ll be regarded as a toy-department charlatan who in reality is just another interested bystander with a forum, running his yap.

The great Nostradamus had the right idea. Old “Hedge Your Bets” made his predictions so cloudy and so far in ahead in the future that no one living was ever be able to come back and rub his face in all of the ones he air-balled.

To that end, and with a nod to that 16th Century weasel, here is a pro football forecast that has nothing to do with which college stars the Green Bay Packers will end up with after this week’s draft.


Baseball: Shawano toppled by Oconto Falls in nonconference play

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Steve Hoffmann completes a swing after singling in Monday’s nonconference loss to Oconto Falls at Memorial Park in Shawano.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Ian Reinders delivers a pitch during the middle innings of Monday’s nonconference loss to Oconto Falls at Memorial Park in Shawano.

The Shawano Community High School baseball team came up on the wrong end of a 16-6 nonconference clash with Oconto Falls at Memorial Park in Shawano on Monday, but the team showed plenty of resiliency.

Facing a 13-2 deficit and down to their final strike in the fifth inning, the Hawks (1-7) scratched across a couple of runs and were able to extend the game to a full seven innings.

“That might have been something positive for our guys,” Shawano coach Rob Wolff said. “Seeing that we could put up runs — we’ve been struggling to score runs this year so far, just putting hits together.”

Shawano’s fifth inning rally came with several starters cheering on some of the players that started the game on the bench.

Seniors Steve Hoffmann and Collin Buerman each reached base with one out despite the ball not leaving the infield. After a strikeout for the second out, senior Seth Westphal walked to load the bases.


Boys golf: Witt-Birn 2nd, Bonduel 4th at first CWC stop

Led by some top individual finishes, the Wittenberg-Birnamwood and Bonduel boys golf teams placed in the top five in the first Central Wisconsin Conference Meet of the season at Cedar Spring Golf Course in Manawa on Monday.

Justin Keeney fired an 18-hole round of 86, while Ian Resch shot an 87 for Witt-Birn to place seventh and eighth, respectively. The Chargers finished with a score of 360 to take second, just six shots behind Pacelli.

Maverick Beran finished 10th with a round of 92, while Logan Balliett was 12th with a 95. Brian Nelson (100) rounded out the five-golfer team.

Carter Siolka fired an 81 to lead Bonduel and place fourth as an individual. The Bears took fourth as a team with a score of 406.

Colin Hanus placed 18th after shooting a 98. Aaron Schaal (102), Brooks Dehn (125) and Jackson Krause (138) rounded out the team.


High School Highlights


Bonduel 11

Witt-Birn 1 (5 inn.)

The Bears took advantage of 11 walks to down the Chargers in Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division play on Monday.

Noah Beilfuss and Aaron Margelofsky each had two hits for Bonduel, with Margelofsky also driving in three runs.

Isaac Boldt earned the win after allowing a run and striking out four batters over 3 1/3 innings. Beilfuss also pitched for the Bears.

Jacob Groshek finished with two hits for Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Simon Stewart took the loss after working 3 1/3 innings.

Tigerton 28

Gresham 8 (6 inn.)

The Tigers walked 16 times and used a 15-run sixth inning to ease past the Wildcats in CWC-North action Monday.

Dawson Block had three hits and drove in five runs for Tigerton, while Austin Hoffmann homered among his three hits, drove in four runs and scored four runs. Zeke Griepentrog and Christian Armour also had three RBIs each.


Track and field: King leads Witt-Birn girls at invite

Photo by Morgan Rode Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School freshman Jalynn Horacek competes in the long jump at Thursday’s Rosholt Back the Track Invitational. Horacek took second in the event and later placed first in the triple jump.

Several Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School track and field athletes made the most of the Rosholt Back the Track Invitational on an overcast and cool Thursday evening.

Only three teams competed in the meet. Both Witt-Birn teams came in third, with the girls scoring 123 points and the boys tallying 100.

Chloe King had the best night among the Chargers, placing first in each of her four events. She won the 100-meter dash in 13.73 seconds, the 200 in 29.05, the 400 in 1:04.59 and the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 2.5 inches.

Lauren Dombeck finished first in the 300 hurdles (53.25), and Jalynn Horacek won the triple jump (30-07.5) and placed second in the long jump (13-09.25).

Jenna Stone claimed second in the 3,200 (12:25.04), and Ruby Nowinsky finished second in the high jump (4-02).


High School Highlights


Iola-Scandinavia 1

Bonduel 0

The Bears lost a pitcher’s duel to the Thunderbirds in a Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division showdown Thursday.

Noah Beilfuss took the tough loss on the mound, striking out seven batters while allowing just three walks and two hits over seven innings.

Beilfuss, Isaac Boldt and Riddik Bohm each recorded a hit for Bonduel, which lost for the first time this season.

Marion 4

Gresham 1

The Mustangs used a three-run second inning to take down the Wildcats in CWC-North action Thursday.

Charles Schweitzer walked twice and scored two runs for Marion. Anthony Tischauser and Evan Fischer each drove in a run, while Carter Goke picked up the win on the mound. Alex Zimmerman tossed 2⅔ innings in relief.

Luke Pecore finished with half of Gresham’s four hits and scored the only run. Pecore also took the loss, despite striking out 12 batters over 4⅔ innings.


County spring hearing voters for CWD program, oppose banning lead

Results from the 2019 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings are available online.

More than 10,000 individuals participated, with 3,402 attending the meetings April 8, and another 7,310 using the new online feature that ended April 11.

The meeting results, combined with written comments and DNR recommendations, are used to advise the state Natural Resources Board. The results will be reviewed at the board’s May 22 meeting in Madison. Votes are non-binding and are presented to the board as a gauge of the public’s support or non-support for proposed changes.


SCHS wants to improve athletic culture

Shawano Community High School staff, parents and volunteers determined they wanted to improve the athletic culture at the school after a Wednesday presentation led by athletic director Joel Wondra.

That determination was made after Wondra led an exercise — which was designed by Jeff Janssen, a sports pyschologist that Wondra heard speak at the Wisconsin Athletic Director Association meeting in November — that analyzed the school’s productivity and results (winning) and relationships within a program.

Coaches and assistant coaches at the high school were invited to the meeting by Wondra, along with some parents, booster club members and board members that showed interest.


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