Sports

Wed
16
Jan

Bohm records 1,000th point, has career-high game


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Parker Bohm, right, fights for a loose ball with Menominee Indian’s Kyle Lyons during the first half of Friday’s Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division clash at Menominee Indian High School.

On a night that Bonduel senior Parker Bohm will never forget, it was the Menominee Indian boys basketball team that nearly pulled off a memorable comeback.

Bohm hit the 1,000-point milestone in the first half and finished with a career-high 33 points and Bonduel was able to hold off Menominee Indian’s furious second-half rally to claim an entertaining 77-66 Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division battle at Menominee Indian High School on Friday.

“This is a huge win for us,” Bonduel coach Duke Copp said. “We had a really, really tough loss Tuesday night (to Iola-Scandinavia in overtime). Our kids are playing really good basketball right now — we’re getting better every day and to come on the road and get a good conference win, it’s huge.”

Needing 16 points to reach 1,000 in his high school career, Bohm guided Bonduel (7-5, 3-2 CWC-East) out to an early lead, scoring 11 points and helping the team to a 16-8 advantage.

Wed
16
Jan

Shawano Squirt B team places first at home tournament


Leader photo by Morgan Rode Shawano’s Cameron Schroeder, center, faces off against SHAW Timberwolves’ Josh Lawrence late in the third period of Friday’s Squirt B matchup at the Crawford Center. The Timberwolves won 2-1 on Friday but Shawano topped SHAW 3-2 on Sunday to take first place.

The Shawano Squirt B and C teams comprised of 9- and 10-year-olds got plenty of time on the ice over the weekend, competing in tournaments at the Crawford Center.

The B team posted a 2-1-1 record to take first place. The C team went 0-3 and finished eighth.

After a 2-1 Friday night loss to the SHAW Timberwolves (Milwaukee), the Shawano Lightning Squirt B team bounced back by downing the Kenosha Komets 4-2 on Saturday morning. The Lightning then battled to a 3-3 tie with the Niles Rangers (Niles, Illinois) later that afternoon.

The B team capped the weekend by avenging Friday night’s loss, taking down the Timberwolves in a 3-2 thriller on Sunday.

Weston Beyer, Blake Swedberg and Kielian Armbruster each scored in the championship game for the Lightning while Gavin Hundt, Wyatt Schroeder and Cameron Schroeder all recorded an assist. Shawano held a 13-6 advantage in shots on goal, with Lightning goalie Tyson Lyons making four saves.

Wed
16
Jan

High School Highlights

BOYS SWIM

Shawano comes in eighth at invite

The Shawano boys swim team earned 94 points to come in eighth at the eight-team Rocket Sprint Invite at Neenah High School.

The 200-yard medley relay of Collin Buerman, Karson Rades, Camden Kroll and Josh Bergmann turned in the Hawks best finish on the day, posting a time of 1 minute, 54.14 seconds.

The team of Buerman, Bergmann, Peter Fuller and Wylee Springborn raced to a time of 48.14 in the 100 freestyle relay. The 200 freestyle relay team of Buerman, Fuller, Springborn and Kroll came in eighth with a time of 1:41.36.

Buerman had the Hawks best individual finish on the day, with a time of 12.66 in the 25 freestyle.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

New London 60

Clintonville 34

The Bulldogs proved too much to handle for the Truckers in a nonconference clash on Saturday.

Erin Viergutz scored eight points for Clintonville while Lindsy Carpenter had seven.

Sat
12
Jan

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

The Shawano boys varsity reserve hockey team bounced back from a loss on Tuesday by doubling up Medford 4-2 on Thursday at the Simek Recreation Center.

Johnathan Dillenburg gave Shawano the lead with a power play goal in the first period. Jack Rusch assisted on the goal.

Dillenburg added another goal, this time unassisted, in the second period. Medford added the next goal to cut its deficit in half.

Kobe Schreiber and Erik Johnson each netted a goal in the first three minutes of the final period to put the Hawks up three. Mason Dingeldein and Caleb Davids assisted on Schreiber’s short-handed goal while Schreiber and Dingeldein assisted Johnson’s power play goal.

The Raiders added their final goal 13 seconds after Johnson’s goal, but couldn’t get another shot past Davids, Shawano’s goalie. He made 29 saves on the night.

Shawano outshot Medford 36-31 on the night.

Sat
12
Jan

Clintonville cannot find rhythm in loss to Falls


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Clintonville’s Jordan Lehman, center, looks to put up a shot after weaving her way through the Oconto Falls defense during Thursday’s North Eastern Conference clash in Oconto Falls.

Earning a conference win on the road is no easy feat, regardless of what conference you’re talking about. The Clintonville girls basketball team was never able to get into any kind of rhythm in its North Eastern Conference road test against Oconto Falls on Thursday, suffering a 50-34 loss.

“Give Oconto Falls credit, they played really good defensively and they took a couple of actions away that maybe we were accustomed to. But we did not go to the next level, look, hunt or take our time to find that next look (on offense),” Clintonville coach Nick Yaeger said. “The turnovers, we just cannot have them — we had too many of them. Oconto Falls just came out with more energy and hustle and we didn’t and it obviously wasn’t good for us.”

Sat
12
Jan

Bonduel takes down depleted Witt-Birn

After the Bonduel wrestling team placed second at the Brawl in the Falls on Jan. 5, coach Chris Rank wanted to use that strong performance as building block for upcoming duals.

The Bears did just that on Thursday night.

Using seven pins and two forfeits, Bonduel raced out to a big lead on Wittenberg-Birnamwood and earned a convincing 54-26 victory in Central Wisconsin Conference action.

“It was a great victory for Bonduel,” Rank said. “It’s been a number of years since we beat Wittenberg. It’s a big rival, a big rival that we look forward to every year and to finally knock them off was pretty gratifying. We felt we had these young men ready to wrestle, and they were.”

After thinking about the match all day leading up to it, Rank had a message for his kids prior to the dual.

Sat
12
Jan

Athlete of the Week: Jessie LaBerge

Athlete: Jessie LaBerge

Sport: Girls basketball

Position: Point guard

School: Bonduel High School

Year: Senior

Heading into a Friday night clash with Menominee Indian, the Bonduel girls basketball owned a strong 11-1 record. Jessie LaBerge is one of just three seniors on the team and has served as the team’s starting point guard.

LaBerge has scored in double figures four times this season and added two nine-point efforts for a 7.9 average per game. She most recently scored 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers to help Bonduel down Iola-Scandinavia on Tuesday. She also tallied five steals.

Q: When did your interest in basketball begin?

A: My interest in basketball began around the age of 6 when I started the little dribblers program at our high school.

Q: What is your favorite part about a basketball game or the basketball season?

Fri
11
Jan

Crawford Center to host three youth tournaments


Contributed Photo The Shawano Squirt B team took on Mosinee last Saturday, earning a 4-1 victory. Pictured on the ice for Shawano (white jerseys) are, from left, Wyatt Schroeder, Max Huntington, Quinten Harkey and Kielian Armbruster.

The Crawford Center will be the home to a trio of youth hockey tournaments over the next month.

Along with providing local teams the opportunity to face off against teams from around the state or even ones from Michigan and Illinois, the tournaments will help bring plenty of money into the city.

“For these hockey tournaments, you are talking about some of the slowest times of the year for hotels and restaurants. It’s that January and February kind of lull,” said Shawano Hockey League President Jeff Huntington. “The tournament this weekend is going to bring in 180 kids, so that’s 180 families if you think about it. They’ll be staying at some of the hotels, they’ll be eating at the restaurants, spending money at gas stations, shopping at the stores.”

Fri
11
Jan

Top 5 Performers

Here is a look at some of the top performances in the area over the past week:

Gage Timm — Shawano wrestling

Despite Shawano posting a 1-4 dual record at the Wisconsin-Michigan Border Battle at Marinette High School last Saturday, Hawks sophomore Gage Timm had a strong day on the mat. Timm posted a 4-1 mark while wrestling at 152 pounds. He earned one decision win before pinning three opponents. He saved his best for last, pinning Alex Rios of Mendon (Michigan) in just 1 minute, 4 seconds.

Kara Troxel — Bonduel girls basketball

The Bonduel girls basketball has lost just once all season, using a balanced scoring attack to get the job done. Troxel, a sophomore helped the team to its most recent wins, totaling 10 points, five steals and three assists against Iola-Scandinavia on Tuesday and scoring 22 points in a nonconference win over Gillett last Friday. She hit four 3-pointers against Gillett.

Fri
11
Jan

Four-team playoff in Division I football still a joke

Although the opponent was the same as last year, the stakes were lower, supposedly, for the University of Wisconsin in this year’s bowl game.

The Badgers had knocked off the University of Miami on the Hurricanes’ home turf last year, winning the Orange Bowl 34-24 to finish with an impressive 13-1 record.

This time around the venue was the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York, where the Badgers again met Miami and this time demolished the Hurricanes 35-3. Wisconsin’s win in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl was just as meaningful — and, as it pertained to a national title, meaningless — as last year’s win at the Orange Bowl.

In the national championship hunt, Wisconsin wasn’t going anywhere this year, not with a 7-5 record in the regular season. There were 12-1 teams that weren’t going anywhere in the national-title hunt, either, thanks to the NCAA’s four-team, micro-playoff charade.

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