Sports

Wed
23
Jan

High school sports highlights: Jan. 13-19

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Oconto Falls 81, New Holstein 43

The Panthers blew past the Huskies in nonconference action on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Kari Albrecht recorded 16 points, five rebounds and four steals for Oconto Falls. Alexis Euclide contributed 14 points while Sammy Shallow posted 10 points and nine assists.

Emma Huberty scored eight points while Morgan Helmle and McKayla Goebel each had seven points. Breanna Sadowski pulled down a team-high six rebounds.

Denmark 50, Oconto Falls 36

The Panthers were outscored 32-19 in the second half of a North Eastern Conference loss to the Vikings on Friday, Jan. 18.

Sammy Shallow scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Oconto Falls.

Katelyn Albrecht stole three passes while Kari Albrecht had five rebounds and two steals for the Panthers.

Gillett 63, STAA 33

Wed
16
Jan

Athlete of the Week: Bodee Woods


Oconto Falls senior Bodee Woods has earned a 22-13 record in dual matches this season. (Contributed photo)

Athlete: Bodee Woods

Sport: Wrestling

School: Oconto Falls High School

Year: Senior

The Oconto Falls wrestling team is enjoying plenty of success this season, both as a team and on an individual level for several wrestlers. Senior Bodee Woods is among that group of wrestlers leading the team this season, compiling a 22-13 record so far.

In a dual win over Waupaca on Thursday, Woods pinned his opponent. He also won a hard-fought match against Coleman’s Karson Casper on Jan. 8, earning a 6-5 decision win.

Q: When did your interest in wrestling begin?

A: My interest in wrestling started in first grade, but it wasn’t until seventh grade when my passion and competitiveness for the sport began.

Q: What’s your favorite part about a wrestling match or the wrestling season?

Wed
16
Jan

High school sports highlights: Jan. 6-12

WRESTLING

Lemens wins invite in Peshtigo

Gillett/Suring’s Sam Lemens claimed first place in the 145-pound weight class to help the co-op to a sixth place finish at the 50th Peshtigo Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.

Lemens went 5-0 on the day, winning his first four matches by pins — with three coming in under 1 minute, 15 seconds. He finished the day with a 6-4 decision win in the first place match.

Brody Zahn (220) finished second for the co-op with a 4-1 record. The co-op’s other two wrestlers, Jake Burt (285) and Mike VanDenElzen (170), each took fourth.

Falls post 3-2 mark in Stevens Point

Oconto Falls posted a 3-2 mark while competing in the Stevens Point duals on Saturday.

Jager Eisch and Clayton Whiting each went 5-0 on the day for Oconto Falls.

Jaden Ganter, Collin Schindel, Trevor Pankratz, Tyler Budz and Jacob Kaminski all finished 4-1 for the Panthers.

Wed
16
Jan

Girls basketball: Oconto Falls stifles Clintonville for conference win


Oconto Falls’ Alexis Euclide, left, drives past Clintonville’s Erin Viergutz during the second half of Thursday’s North Eastern Conference clash at Oconto Falls High School. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

The Oconto Falls High School girls basketball team has leaned on its defense to find success on the court this winter season. The team’s defensive prowess was on full display again on Thursday, as the Panthers stifled Clintonville and eased to a 50-34 North Eastern Conference home win.

“Defensively, we really worked on jumping to the ball and making them cut behind us. That was an emphasis the last two days,” said Oconto Falls coach Michael Kaczmarek Jr. after the win. “And we did that. I thought we took them out of their game, not allowing them to cut in front of us and then we also had backside help…”

Oconto Falls (7-4, 5-4 NEC) took control of the game early on. The hosts scored the first eight points of the contest, with four different players getting to the basket and converting field goal opportunities.

A pair of buckets from junior Morgan Helmle extended the Panthers’ lead to double digits, 14-4, for the first time and forced a Clintonville timeout.

Tue
08
Jan

High school boys basketball: Stegeman-led Suring boys fend off Gillett

The first half of the Friday night (Jan. 4) game between Marinette & Oconto Conference rivals Suring and Gillett looked to have the makings of a lopsided rout. The Eagles started out the game dominating both ends of the court, finishing the half with a commanding 37-14 lead.

The second half was another story.

Gillett coach Russ Long settled his team down and made the necessary halftime adjustments as the Tigers stormed back, opening the second half with a furious 16-3 run. In the end, a combination of clutch shooting and tight defense — along with some spectacular plays by Eagles senior Mitchell Stegeman — was too much for the Tigers to overcome, as Suring (7-3, 4-2 Marinette & Oconto Conference) held on for a hard-fought 66-53 victory.

With their shots finally starting to drop, most notably three timely 3-pointers by Tigers sharpshooter Logan Krause, Gillett (4-6, 2-4 M&O) narrowed the gap to six points.

Tue
08
Jan

High school girls basketball: Gillett falls to 3-point happy Bonduel


Gillett’s Macy Franti, left, drives past Bonduel’s MacKenzie Moore during Friday’s nonconference game at Bonduel High School. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

Following a tough Marinette & Oconto Conference loss to Niagara on Thursday, things did not get any easier for the Gillett High School girls basketball team as it traveled to Bonduel for a tough nonconference clash Friday.

Bonduel, which came into the clash with just one loss, was able to pull away for a 61-48 victory behind a strong night from 3-point land.

The Bears (10-1) hit nine 3-pointers in the contest and used a couple of strong runs to fend off the pesky Tigers (7-6).

“We were not on our toes a lot,” Gillett junior Sydney Young said. “I feel like they got in the gaps (of our defense) because we weren’t playing any weak side defense. I feel like we need to talk more on defense. We need to come together to be able to stop teams like that that can shoot a lot of 3s.”

Tue
08
Jan

Athlete of the Week: Jo Schoen


Jo Schoen is hoping to help the Oconto Falls boys basketball team finish off the season strong. (Contributed photo)

Athlete: Jo Schoen

Sport: Boys Basketball

School: Oconto Falls High School

Year: Senior

For some athletes, high school will represent the last time in their life they will get to play a sport they love. Oconto Falls senior Jo Schoen is hoping to make his final basketball season his best one yet and help his team find success along the way.

Along with providing leadership for the Panthers, Schoen also offers strong shooting from the perimeter and isn’t afraid to turn up the defensive pressure. In the team’s last game, a 68-62 loss to Oconto on Dec. 21, he scored 13 points despite battling an ankle injury.

Q: When did your interest in basketball begin?

Tue
08
Jan

High school wrestling: Oconto Falls wins home invite

Marc Kinziger had a good feeling going into Saturday’s Brawl in the Falls that his wrestling team would do well.

The night before, the Oconto Falls wrestlers downed Bay Port, 44-26, to get the guys ready for their annual tournament.

The Panthers didn’t disappoint Kinziger, their tri-head coach, as six guys had first-place finishes and three others took runner-up. The strong showing helped Oconto Falls win the 10-team invitational.

“It started last night; we had a very good match with Bay Port,” Kinziger said. “We didn’t want that one to not get in, because it was the first one coming back (from holiday break). We went to the Bi-State Classic, and we ran into some really good competition, and (our wrestlers) were wondering about it. But when they came out last night and what they did kind of reflected, ‘Hey, you’re going out against the best of the best in the upper Midwest.’ And then you come back to home; they could see how much better they were.”

Tue
08
Jan

High school sports highlights: Dec. 31-Jan. 5

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tigerton 58, Lena 55

The Wildcats came up just short in a nonconference battle with the Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Madysen Herald poured in 31 points to lead Lena on the offensive end. Alayna Peterson added seven points.

Brianna Spratlin, Jordyn Dolata and Herald all grabbed seven rebounds while Peterson had six boards, seven assists and five steals. Kennedy Marquardt and Herald each had four steals while Meckenna Portier blocked five shots.

Luxemburg-Casco 55, Oconto Falls 40

The Spartans outscored the Panthers by 17 in the second half to claim a North Eastern Conference win on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Alexis Euclide led Oconto Falls with 12 points on the night. Morgan Helmle added 11 points.

Kaelyn Allen pulled down seven rebounds while Sammy Shallow had five.

Suring 58, Lena 33

Wed
02
Jan

High school highlights: Dec. 23-29

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Menominee (Mich) 71, Gillett 62

The Tigers could not hold a three-point halftime lead in an eventual loss to Menominee (Michigan) in the championship game of the Gillett Holiday Tournament on Friday (Dec. 28).

Aubrey DeBauch totaled 27 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to lead Gillett. She was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts during Thursday’s and Friday’s games.

Karissa Schaal added 20 points and stole five passes, while Sydney Young finished with seven points and three steals. Brianna DeBauch had eight rebounds and five assists.

Gillett 56, Oconto 42

The Tigers opened the Gillett Holiday Tournament by taking down the Blue Devils on Thursday (Dec. 27).

Aubrey DeBauch led Gillett with 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Karissa Schaal added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

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