Sports

Tue
21
May

Athlete of the Week: Jeffrey Miller


Suring senior Jeffrey Miller turned in several strong finishes at the Marinette & Oconto Conference Meet on May 10. (Contributed photo)

Athlete: Jeffrey Miller

Sport: Track and field

School: Suring High School

Year: Senior

The end of the spring season means the athletic careers for many individuals are coming to an end, so seniors are hoping to make their seasons last as long as possible and also enjoy the experience. Suring’s Jeffrey Miller has turned in several strong finishes down the final stretch of his senior season.

Miller enjoyed a strong day at the Marinette & Oconto Conference Meet in Oconto Falls on May 10. He placed third in the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 4.25 inches, while placing fourth in the discus (105-1). Miller also came in seventh in the long jump (16-2) and was on the 4x400-meter relay team.

Q: When did your interest in track and field begin?

A: Junior high.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a track and field meet or season?

A: My favorite part is being able to compete individually and as a team.

Wed
15
May

High school track: Oconto Falls girls fifth at conference

Behind the second-place finishes of Ericka Havemeier and Catt Moeller, the Oconto Falls High School girls track and field team placed fifth at the North Eastern Conference Meet at Denmark High School on Saturday.

Havemeier posted a time of 13.01 seconds in the 100-meter dash to claim second, while Moeller cleared 10 feet in the pole vault for her second-place finish.

Autumn Canavera placed fourth in the 400 (1:04.47) and fifth in the triple jump (30-11.75) and 800 (2:30.7). Kari Albrecht was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.17), while Alexis Euclide took fifth (17.3). Autumn Magnin was fifth in the 200 (28.37).

Brent Wolf took fifth in the 110 hurdles (17.43) for the boys.

The boys 4x800 relay team of Brody Schindel, Matt Adams, Joe Adams and Evan Roberts took fifth in 8:58.44.

Wed
15
May

Athlete of the Week: Josie Tolzman


Oconto Falls senior Josie Tolzman has turned in some of her best starts in the circle over the past couple of weeks. (Contributed photo)

Athlete: Josie Tolzman

Sport: Softball

School: Oconto Falls High School

Year: Senior

Teams and their individual athletes are always hoping to peak near the end of the season. Oconto Falls High School senior Josie Tolzman is doing just that, as she has found her groove in the circle just in time for postseason play.

On May 6, Tolzman fired two shutouts against Fox Valley Lutheran, allowing just four hits in game one and five hits in game two.

Tolzman worked five scoreless innings in the Panthers 6-0 win over Peshtigo on May 4. She also shut out Clintonville on May 3.

Q: When did your interest in softball begin?

A: My interest started when I was about 4 years old. I remember playing softball with my dad (Nick) outside with my plastic bat and ball.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a softball game or season?

Tue
14
May

Oconto Falls athletes announce college decisions


Nine Oconto Falls High School athletes made their college decisions official on Friday. From left, back row, Sammy Shallow, Josie Tolzman, Emily Gonnering, Catt Moeller and Katelyn Albrecht; front row, Aaron Gonnering, Dakota Carriveau, Kade Brabant and Brent Wolf will all compete at the college level. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

The future became a little more clear for nine Oconto Falls High School senior student-athletes on Friday when they signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in front of family and friends.

Four of the nine athletes will participate in track and field at the collegiate level. Catt Moeller will compete for University of Wisconsin-Platteville, while Brent Wolf joins UW-River Falls. Twins Aaron and Emily Gonnering will join St. Norbert College’s team.

Dakota Carriveau and Kade Brabant will play collegiate football, doing so at the same school as they will play at UW-Stevens Point.

Sammy Shallow will join the Carroll University women’s basketball team, while Katelyn Albrecht and Josie Tolzman will play softball in college — Albrecht will play for Concordia University, while Tolzman is headed to St. Norbert.

Tue
14
May

Nine teams emerge victorious from Suring’s 3-on-3 tournament


The Average Joes team of, from left, Aubrey DeBauch, Dani McQuillan, Karissa Schaal and Sheridan Flauger placed first in the girls grade 9-10 division at the Suring 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on March 30. (Contributed photo)

Sixty teams across nine divisions competed in the Ninth Annual Suring 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on March 30, with a winning team from each division.

There were four girls divisions and five boys divisions.

The Big Ballers team from Oneida and Black Creek took first in the grade 3-4 division. Monique Martinez, Aubrey House, Addesin Smith and Bailey Nieland formed the winning team.

The grade 5-6 division winner was the Wild Things team from Oconto. Natalie Schlueter, Jaelin Kumhala, Rylie Shallow and Madilyn Thomson made up the team.

In the girls grade 7-8 division, the Raiders team of Madeline Christenson, Allie Jarock, Taylor Olson and Ella Wiese took first. The team was from Pulaski.

The quartet of Sheridan Flauger, Aubrey Debauch, Dani McQuillan and Karissa Schaal formed the Average Joes team that took first in the grade 9-10 division. The athletes were from Gillett and Pulaski.

Tue
07
May

Athlete of the Week: Jacob Saari

Athlete: Jacob Saari

Sport: Track and field

School: Oconto Falls High School

Year: Senior

As the track and field season begins to wind down, athletes are hoping to start peaking and be posting their best times and distances of the season. Oconto Falls High School senior Jacob Saari seems to on his way to doing just that.

In the team’s most recent invite in Peshtigo on Thursday, Saari claimed fourth in the 400-meter dash and helped the Panthers 4x400 relay team place third.

Saari was second in the 400 and helped the 4x400 team to second in the Oconto Falls Invitational on April 25. Just two days earlier, he won the 400 at the Wrightstown Triangular.

Q: When did your interest in track and field begin?

A: Freshman year.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a track and field meet or season?

Tue
07
May

Softball: Strong pitching helps Oconto Falls sweep Clintonville


Oconto Falls' Josie Tolzman delivers a pitch during a doubleheader in Clintonville on May 3. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

The Oconto Falls High School softball pitching duo of senior Josie Tolzman and junior Haley Bell held Clintonville to one run during a North Eastern Conference doubleheader sweep on Friday (May 3) in Clintonville.

Tolzman pitched a complete game in a 7-0 victory in game one. Bell was just as dominant in the Panthers’ 9-1 win in game two.

Tolzman allowed just two hits and two walks in her outing. She struck out five batters and needed just 79 pitches to get through the seven innings.

“It’s not like we (including Bell) were striking them out every time, our defense really helped us a lot and didn’t make a lot of errors,” said Tolzman. “I guess both of us were trying to hit our spots consistently and the pitch-calling was there too and that helped a lot.”

In her seven-inning outing, Bell surrendered four hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The only run she allowed was an unearned one in the fifth inning.

Wed
01
May

Athlete of the Week: Adam Anderson

Athlete: Adam Anderson

Sport: Track and field

School: Gillett High School

Year: Senior

Despite its low roster numbers, the Gillett High School track and field teams are continually able to tally points and place well at meets and invites with much larger teams competing. Senior Adam Anderson is part of the boys team success.

Anderson placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 13.34 seconds at the Suring Invite on April 23 and helped the Tigers place sixth. Anderson hopes to continue to find success in the event and eventually end the year at the state meet in the 800.

Q: When did your interest in track and field begin?

A: My interest in track began in elementary school while watching my older brother (Shane) in track meets.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a track and field meet or season?

Wed
01
May

Track and Field: Local individuals shine in Suring


Gillett’s Sylvia Hansen, right, and Suring’s Ryann Wagner, left, run the 1,600 at the Suring Invite on April 23. Bonduel’s Kara Troxel is also pictured. Hansen finished first, with Wagner taking third. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

Local track and field individuals put on a show during the Suring Invite on a gorgeous afternoon for competition in Suring on April 23.

The Gillett girls scored 78 points to place fourth, while the boys tallied 29 points and took sixth.

Gillett’s Aubrey DeBauch took first in the 100-meter hurdles (17.47 seconds) and 300 hurdles (50.75), while placing second in the long jump (14 feet, 7.75 inches).

“It was nice to have our first outdoor meet of the year,” said DeBauch. “We have had a lot of meets cancelled, and it felt good to finally be able to get out and race. I was happy with my performances but am also ready to push myself harder and cut down on my times.”

Sylvia Hansen won the 1,600 (5:35.67), while Amber Brehmer and Angela Mosconi finished second and third in the 3,200 with times of 14:38.44 and 14:38.76 respectively.

Wed
01
May

Baseball: Oconto Falls rolls past Shawano in nonconference play


Oconto Falls pitcher Braden Uelmen fires a pitch during the early innings of a nonconference win over Shawano on April 22. Uelmen allowed just two runs over four innings. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

The Oconto Falls High School baseball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back in a convincing 16-6 nonconference road victory over Shawano on April 22.

Senior Connor Peetz delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the first inning, giving Oconto Falls sophomore starting pitcher Braden Uelmen a lead before he stepped on the rubber.

Uelmen pitched with confidence from his opening pitch, attacking the Shawano lineup and getting his teammates back in the dugout quickly on what was a cool and overcast evening of play.

Uelmen ended up pitching the first four innings, allowing a pair of fourth inning runs.

The Panthers (2-3) gave Uelmen some insurance with a pair of third inning runs.

Senior Jo Schoen walked and junior Mitchell Manns singled to open the inning before moving up a base when senior Jacob Foster reached on an error with one out.

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