Elcho recovers, free throws key in 65-62 win over Wildcats|
Coming back from a 38-28 halftime deficit, the Elcho High School boys basketball team used some key free throw shooting down the stretch to edge Northland Lutheran, 65-62.
With the win, the Hornets climbed to 9-10 overall and are 6-6 in the Northern Lakes Conference. Northland Lutheran slipped to 2-18 overall.
Elcho concludes its regular season Thursday at home against 13-0 NLC leader Laona-Wabeno at 7 p.m. The Rebels were 17-3 overall heading into a Monday game against Northland Pines and lost to the Eagles, 86-79.
We did a lot of good things tonight, coach Eric Strzok said. We stuck together as a team being down 10 at the half and came out the second to close the lead fast.
The Wildcats were led to their half time lead by 63 Jacob Price, who scored their first eight points and ended up with 14 points by intermission. Elcho clamped down on the Northland Lutheran big man in the second half, limiting to him just four more points, and holding him scoreless in the half until the final seven minutes.
At the free throw stripe, while the Hornets hit an average-sounding 61 percent of their free tosses for the game (11-18), they connected on fo
Robins finish GNC gymnastics, ready for sectionals Thursday
Attending the Great Northern Conference gymnastics meet Saturday in Mosinee, the Lady Robins finished fourth among the large school division.
Stevens Point swept the meet with 138.325 total points, Ashland claimed second with 133.150; Marshfield third at 131.700, Antigo fourth on the day with 130.175 points and Wisconsin Rapids fifth with 126.400.
In the GNC SPASH and Ashland tied for conference champions with 14 points. Marshfield took placed third with eight, Antigo fourth with four and Wis. Rapids fifth with zero.
In the small school division, Medford swepts the top sport both at the meet and in final standings with 116.200 points at the meet and 16 overall. Rhinelander placed second with 114.525 points, 12th in final standings; Lakeland third with 112.925 and eight; Chequamegon fourth with 103.725 and four and Mosinee/Marathon fifth with 57.900 and zero.
We really had a good meet, Robins coach Julie Langseth said. I felt like we stepped up our game—they competed with confidence.
Despite not finishing in the top three in any event, Antigo did have a few solid performances by several of its members.
Leading the Robins in its bes
AHS hockey season ends with 4-3 overtime loss to Bayport
Hooked up in fast paced game, the Antigo High School boys hockey team fought back from an early deficit to send Thursdays exciting WIAA regional game with Bayport into overtime but ended up a few glides short as the Pirates captured a 4-3 win.
The Robins finished its season at 18-7 overall while Bayport climbed to 16-9 and will now visit Green Bay Notre Dame Tuesday. The Tritons defeated Ashwaubenon Tuesday, 8-3.
In a game that was at best only adequately controlled, the Robins trailed by 2-1 after two periods. After having stuffed the Pirates 1:13 two-man advantage due to Robin penalties, an injured C.J. Levis, hampered by shoulder problems the entire game, tied the score at 2-2 on assists from Adam Schmidt and Tyler Husnick 9:43 into the third period.
Bayport jumped back ahead just 14 seconds later on a goal by Austin Mikesch, assisted by Spencer Challe. Matt Winter answered back at 12:55 to tie the score again at 3-3. Eric Langseth and Isaac Wickersheim fed their mate.
The squads skated hard and fast the remainder of the period without further scores and the game headed to overtime.
Antigo sent the puck into the Bayport zone in
Corey Fraaza hits double-double, lifting Chargers to 74-41 win
Thursdays trip to Manawa was a very good one for the Wittenbetg-Birnamwood boys basketball team as they won 74-41.
It was a good win on the road in a very physical game tonight, coach Lon Ebel said. We battled through things and did a nice job of getting to the free throw line.
The Chargers gunned it from the beginning to take a 39-15 lead by halftime. Their two point shooting from the floor was top notch making 12 of its 22 attempts (54 percent) and at the line, Witt-Birn made 13 of 22 attempts (59 percent).
Manawa was slower from the get-go as they were limited to 15 points in the first half.
Things tightened up in the second half as the Wolves posted 26 points to the chargers 35, but still not enough to take the game.
Cory Fraaza and Teagon Lehman did a nice job rebounding tonight, Ebel noted. We were balanced offensively and that needs to continue.
Fraaza led the team with a double-double. He shot 7 for 9 for 20 points, 6 for 8 at the line. On the boards, he grabbed 16 rebounds, seven on offense.
Matt Kapitz and Trevor Groshek also hit double numbers with 17 and 14 points respectively. Lehmans best effort
Seniors show how it's done in 63-62 win over Medford
If one ever noticed, the cream eventually rises to the top of a properly poured mug of root beer.
That appears to be the trend with coach Jesse Shaws Antigo High School boys basketball team as it stung Northern Lakes Conference leading Medford Monday, 63-62.
On a memorable Senior Night in which Hunter Cornelius, Marcus Stern, Matt Arndt, and Drew Schwarz were recognized for their athletic and academic commitment (accumulating a cumulative 3.75 GPA between them), Antigo climbed to 7-4 in the league and 13-6 overall while the Raiders slipped to 8-2 and 15-4.
Not only clipping the Raider wings, the victory also buoyed the Robins WIAA seeding hopes as they head into play Friday at Rhinelander for a 7 p.m. game. Seedings will be determined Sunday. The Hodags are 6-4 in league play and beat Marshfield by 70-48 Tuesday to climb to 11-7 overall.
After a slow first half during which we played very good defense, we were unable to consistently get defensive stops in the second half, a nonetheless proud coach Jesse Shaw said. But after being down by five late in the second half, Matt and Drew made the plays they needed to make, especially on that last play
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