Sports

Wed
14
Jun

Power-hitting Misco named to NEC’s 2nd team

Oconto Falls catcher Virginia Misco didn’t have the highest batting average during North Eastern Conference play, but she did make the most of her opportunities.

With 25 hits, she drove in 19 runs, including four homers, which earned her a second-team all-conference selection for the NEC this spring.

Joining her were seniors Bailey Magnin and Sadie Pankratz, who each earned honorable mention honors from the coaches across the conference.

Freedom’s Payton Dorn was named the Player of the Year.

North Eastern Conference

All-Conference Teams

First team: Abby Cardew, Freedom; Jayden Laurent, Denmark; Dana Deterville, Luxemburg-Casco; Madysen Thayse, Luxemburg-Casco; Leah Hansen, Denmark; Danielle Nennig, Wrightstown; Brooke Garrett, Freedom; Payton Dorn, Freedom; MaKayla Neinas, Wrightstown; Samantha Birling, Fox Valley Lutheran; Taylor Ullman, Denmark; Morgan Witt, Freedom; Abby Bergholz, Fox Valley Lutheran; Abby Chada, Denmark.

Wed
14
Jun

Graham leads Christian Dance Company’s awards at regional competition

The Christian Dance Company’s top two levels competed at the regional Celebration Talent Competition held at the Weidner Center in Green Bay on May 20-21. Morgan Graham received platinum honors, Hannah Weidner and Haylee Whiting both received high gold recognition, and Haley Fournier received gold honors.

The team routines “Hold the Rain” and “Oceans” also received a high gold, and “Oceans” also received an Outstanding Performance award.

The jazz routine “Down to The River” received third place overall with a Judges Choice award for synchronization as well as being named the Jazz Category winner. Also, the contemporary routine “Eye of the Storm” received second place overall with a Choreography award. Finally, the hip-hop routine “Don’t Let This Feeling Fade” received first place overall and a Superstar award for having the highest score of all 57 entries in the 13 years and older rising star division.

All three routines received platinum awards.

Wed
07
Jun

Christensen, Vollmar earn silvers at state

Suring seniors Will Vollmar and John Christensen each earned silver medals Saturday at the WIAA Division 3 state meet in La Crosse with second-place finishes.

Vollmar, who was 0.13 seconds out of second place in the 100-meter dash, answered with a stronger race in the 200 later in the afternoon.

“I was really going to be happy with second or third,” Vollmar said. “I mean, I left it all on the track, so I wasn’t disappointed with myself.”

Vollmar, who was seeded second heading into Saturday’s final in a time of 22.88, needed every last burst of speed down the straightaway to edge out Coleman’s Gunnar Patz for second place. Cuba City’s Kordell Stillmunke won in 22.63 seconds.

Vollmar and Patz tied in a time of 22.85, but Vollmar was awarded second on the photo finish.

“He’s able to turn on a switch the last 60 percent of his race,” Suring head coach Heidi Gerndt said.

Wed
07
Jun

Gillett AD Kaczmarek reflects on past 24 years

For the last 24 years, Mike Kaczmarek has been a big part of Gillett athletics.

He coached multiple sports and has been the school’s athletic director for the past 19 years. The longtime Tigers supporter will be stepping away from his athletic director position, with his last day of working with the district officially passing last Friday.

Kaczmarek had a great run as the school’s AD.

“Absolutely loved it,” Kaczmarek said. “The hardest part is stepping away from the people here and the conference itself. The ADs and administrators in this conference are unbelievable. It’s such a close-knit conference. I coached in five different conferences over my career, and the M&O Conference is by far the best to work in.”

Wed
07
Jun

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Both of the Oconto Falls girls competing at last weekend’s WIAA Division 2 state track and field meet in La Crosse failed to make the finals.

Senior Diane Moore, who competed in both the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, placed 12th and 13th, respectively. Freshman Ericka Havemier placed 14th in the 200.

Moore, who was seeded 13th in the 200, finished in that spot (16.70 seconds), but lost 0.35 seconds on her sectional time due to the 90-degree conditions Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Antigo’s Hannah Zenkovich was the final qualifier in 16.13 seconds, and Monroe’s Jordan Hirsbrunner won both hurdles events in Division 2, including the 100 in 15.28 seconds.

Wed
31
May

Sefcik 3-hits Clintonville in regional quarterfinal victory

Prior to the WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal between Oconto Falls and Clintonville on May 25, senior Mason Sefcik found out he was snubbed for all-North Eastern Conference honors.

As the honorees were announced, Oconto Falls coach Charlie Rochon glanced at his ace, who led the conference in strikeout-to-walk ratio.

“You could see the look on his face,” Rochon said. “I won’t tell you what I told him, but I basically said this is your chance to answer that.”

Sefcik threw a complete-game three-hitter and didn’t allow an earned run as No. 5-seeded Oconto Falls went on the road and downed No. 4-seeded Clintonville 6-1 in the opening round of the WIAA Division 2 regional play.

Wed
31
May

Moore, Havemier punch tickets to state

Oconto Falls senior Diane Moore and freshman Ericka Havemier were the only Panthers to advance to the state track meet out of Thursday’s WIAA Division 2 sectional in Freedom.

Moore won the triple jump by 5 inches over Freedom’s Jada Helms.

Moore jumped 35 feet, 6 inches to place first. Moore earned the Panthers 19 team points; Oconto Falls took eighth with 30 points.

Fox Valley Lutheran (72), Marinette (70) and Freedom (67) were the sectional’s top three girls teams.

Freedom (77), Xavier (73) and Luxemburg-Casco (53) posted the top three scores in the boys meet. Oconto Falls (5) took 23rd in the boys competition.

Moore also scooted by in the 100-meter hurdles in her time of 16.35 seconds. She bested Freedom’s Kacey Topp by 0.14 seconds for fourth place.

She missed out on a trip to La Crosse in the 300 hurdles (48.16), 0.8 seconds out of fourth place behind Howards Grove’s Kjersten Grinna.

Wed
31
May

4 Eagles headed to La Crosse

The Suring boys track team qualified three boys athletes to state and took sixth at Thursday’s WIAA Division 3 sectional in Rosholt with 38 points.

John Christensen led the way with his sectional championship in high jump with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches, and Mitch Stegeman advanced in the pole vault by reaching 12-6 and finishing second place.

Will Vollmar added top-four finishes in both the 100- (11.44 seconds) and 200-meter dash (23.04).

The top four individuals from the sectional meet qualified for Friday and Saturday’s State Meet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Coleman (63), Spencer (60), Rosholt (55), Wild Rose (48) and Marathon (48) rounded out the top five in the boys competition.

Wed
24
May

Suring sweeps regional titles for 5th straight year

For the fifth year in the row, the Suring boys and girls track and field teams won their WIAA Division 3 regional meets.

Suring coach Heidi Gerndt pinpoints the teams’ depth as a major factor for winning another regional championship on Monday.

“We did have a few people not go out. Our numbers kind of went down a little bit,” Gerndt said. “But the girls and boys, they have to be in four events, and they came through. We had a couple of people that were disappointed, but everybody did quite well.”

The Eagles boys were dominant, scoring 180 points. Coleman (109) was a distant second, followed by Three Lakes (95), Florence/Niagara (82) and Lena/St. Thomas Academy (48.5).

The Suring girls upped its regional title streak to eight years in a row. They scored 152 points, followed by Three Lakes (127.5), Crivitz (116.5), Gillett (79) and Coleman (64).

Wed
24
May

Kurth’s speedy 400 highlights strong regional

When Oconto Falls senior Aaron Kurth finally got the baton in the boys 4x400 relay, he had some ground to make up to qualify for sectionals.

Kurth paced himself to stay with Little Chute’s Mack Hooyman for the opening 200 meters before unleashing his sprinting abilities to make the pass to finish in fourth place at Monday’s WIAA Division 2 regional in Clintonville.

“I basically just sat on him and used my 200 speed to catch him at the end,” Kurth said.

Freedom won the boys (195 points) and girls (157) team competitions.

Seymour (115) and Little Chute (92) finished top three for the boys; Oconto Falls (80) sat in fifth place.

For the girls, the Panthers placed fourth with 78 points. Marinette (123) and Little Chute (114) finished second and third.

The Panthers, who qualified for Thursday’s sectional meet in 18 events, finished the relay in 3 minutes, 36.32 seconds.

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