Thomas Nelson breaks school record in pole vault at GNC Meet|
The high school track and field season is winding toward its conclusion, as the Great Northern Conference Meet was held Tuesday under perfect weather conditions in Medford.
The Antigo girls took fifth overall, ending with 63 team points on the day, while the boys placed sixth with a score of 66.5.
The girls conference championship went to host Medford, who edged Lakeland 187.5 to 180 for first. The boys standings saw Lakeland roll to a conference crown with 164 points. Medford was second with a team score of 129.
Antigo did produce three conference champions on the boys side.
Austin Arlen won the discus with a toss of 122 feet, five inches, nearly a foot better than second place Nick Cato of Northland Pines.
The 4x200 relay team of Dane Tischendorf, Deakin Czerneski, Frank Kneeland, and Thomas Nelson won in a time of 1:33.68.
Nelson also took first in the pole vault, breaking his own school record in the process by clearing 14 feet, a foot-and-a-half better than the runner-up, Lakelands Jacob Rexroade. Nelson had set the previous record at last years state meet.
The mark also tied the Great Nor
Exciting games highlight Little League opener
The Antigo Little League season got underway Saturday under beautiful blue skies at Al Remington Field.
A poignant opening ceremony in front of a good crowd started the day, with Deb Black, the first girl to play Antigo Little League in 1975, throwing out the first pitch to another female Little Leaguer, Breleigh Akright.
The game of the day was in the Majors division, as Parsons Pirates won a well played pitchers duel with the Aspirus Antigo Clinic Mets, 3-2.
The game was tied at one in the bottom of the fourth, when Carter Wassen smacked a solo home run to give the Mets a 2-1 advantage.
Fine defensive plays from Brycen Pownell and Wyatt Washatko limited the Mets to the lone run in the inning.
The Pirates scored two runs in the top half of the sixth to take the lead, courtesy of a walk and back-to-back hits from Devin Pool and Mason Gray.
Gray and Pool led Parsons at the plate with two hits each. Gray drove in two runs, Pool tripled and scored twice.
Gray and Pool combined with Ethan Hall on the mound, tossing a three-hitter for the win.
The pitching quartet of Wassen, Jacob Hanus, Riley Guenthner, a
Red Robins split exciting softball twin bill with Raiders
The Antigo Red Robins softball team played two exciting Great Northern Conference games with Medford at Lake Park Thursday, taking a game one thriller, 8-7 in nine innings, before falling 11-8 in the finale.
The opening contest started off as a game of missed opportunities, with the Robins stranding two base runners in the first before loading the bases in the second with no one out, and failing to plate a run.
Antigo pitcher Kendall Smith managed to shut down the Raiders bats during the dry spell however, retiring the first nine batters she faced.
Luckily Kendall kept us in the game on the mound, Head Coach Sandi Robrecht said. We had a lot of opportunities with runners on but just didnt get around to score.
The Robins slowly built a 5-1 lead heading into the sixth, highlighted by a two-run homer from Smith in the third, and a two-run blast by Abby Robrecht in the fifth.
Medford however, got things going in the top half of the sixth inning, scoring six times to take a 7-5 lead. The Raiders plated their six runs on only two base hits, as two Antigo errors, two wild pitches, a walk, and a hit batsmen all aided Medf
Chargers take third at Ivy Acres course
The Chargers golf team traveled to Hortonville on Thursday for a non-conference round at The Creeks at Ivy Acres Golf Course. Though the team saw improvement and continue to make strides, it left the clubhouse sitting in third place.
"Our team scores are not where we would like to be," coach Chris Bartletti said. "But as a young team we are looking to learn how to compete."
The challenging course was relentless on all the teams with the majority of scores coming in off the 18th were at or above 100. Witt-Birn couldn't avoid it itself with three players reaching triple digits.
Justin Keeney and Ian Resch tied for the low round for the Chargers both carding a 97 (48, 49 : 49, 48). They were followed by Logan Balliet at 100 (53, 47), Maverick Beran recorded a 111 (56, 55), and Porter Richardson shot a 126 (62, 64).
"I think Justin and Ian are on the verge of becoming a couple top notch players," Bartletti noted.
Bartletti also added that he's impressed with the improvement of the team with Balliet getting into a better groove in his swing while Beran continues to make strides and build confidence. Richardson is new to the game and learn
Antigo Little League starts Saturday, 61 years strong
The 61st season of chartered Little League Baseball in Antigo is set to get rolling this Saturday, with an expansive opening ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. at Al Remington Field, followed by a tripleheader of games.
A total of 76 ballplayers are registered with the Little League program this season, divided into seven teams in two divisions.
The Majors Division encompasses ages 11 and 12 and features four teams, the Aspirus Antigo Clinic Mets, CoVantage Diamondbacks, Parsons Pirates, and Tommys Braves, named in honor of the late Tom Strasser and reflecting his fan support of the then Milwaukee Braves.
The Minors Division includes children ages eight through 10 and will have three teams this year. The Antigo Times Blue Claws, Waukesha Bearings Mud Cats, and the 40 et 8 Box Cars.
Saturdays lineup will be emceed by the Master of Ceremonies and Antigo Dugout Club president Chris Knapkavage and following a short introduction will begin with the announcement of teams and individual players.
LaVerne Yonkee representing Langlade County Voiture 1204 and the 40 et 8 will give the days invocation.
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