Red Robin runners' season ends at sectional race|
Lake Breeze Golf Course in Neenah played host to Fridays WIAA division 1 sectional cross country 5K race, one the Red Robin harriers attended.
It was a beautiful day for the runners, Antigo Coach April Bembenek noted. Although the competion was tough, the Robins still pushed themselves and performed to their best ability which was a great ending to the season. We were missing both a male and female runner from our top five crew to injury today so that hurt our overall team score. However, overall this year all the runners continually improved their times and became better runners all around.
Matt Meinke of Neenah led the pack with a time of 15:57.25 and advanced to the state meet as an individual. Other top five runners advancing are, Ryan Hartman, Wausau West, 16:25.36; Isaiah Winowiski, D.C. Everest, 16:26.69; Joseph McKee, Marshfield, 16:29.73; and Jordan Dzikowich, Marshfield at 16:30.02.
Stevens Point qualified as a team with 45 points, as did Appleton North with 81.
On a whole, Antigo finished 12th overall with 362 points. Running for the Robins were, Zach Morris who finished 65th with a time of 18:29.43; Logan Edwards, 67th at 18:56.7
James Meade is Athlete of the Week
Earning the honor of being this weeks Middle School Athlete of the Week is James Meade.
A member of the cross country team, Meade was recognized by Coach Casey Hildebrandt.
James is an exceptional role model for the team. He is respectful, kind, and always gives his best effort, the coach said.
Meade is someone who often spends time with others on the team just talking about their interests and getting to know them.
It is extremely impressive that he is such a great leader and only a sixth grade student-athlete.
Part of the expectations for an athlete to be considered for the award is their ability to follow the sports athletic code, have all passing grades, attend classes on time and follow the schools rules.
Robins clip T-Birds, Medford is next in volleyball playoffs
The Antigo Red Robins volleyball team is moving on in the WIAA division two playoffs, after a regional win over the Lakeland Thunderbirds Tuesday night, 3-0.
Second seeded Antigo jumped on top of the seventh seeded Thunderbirds in every set and went on to the 25-11, 25-16, and 25-20 victory, in a match played at the Sheldon Fieldhouse.
We started off aggressively which helped set the tone for the entire match, Head Coach Jesse Knetter said. We got leads in every set, especially the second where we started up 8-0.
Sarah Roller was key on the defensive end with seven blocks four kills. Emma Nicholson added three blocks and six kills, Emma Jansen added seven kills and two blocks, while Elyse Incha and Nicole Voytovich had two blocks each. Clare Aulik added five kills.
Our defense stepped it up tonight, Head Coach Jesse Knetter said. Which made it easier for our back row to dig anything that wasnt blocked.
Emma Jaje was the digs leader on the night for the Robins with 22, while Brinna Mauk added eight and Lizzy West six.
Antigo finished with an 88.7 serve percentage for the night, with three aces from Mauke, two served by Jaje, and
Three honor counts bowled at Chet & Emil's
The mens leagues at Chet & Emils Lanes in Birnamwood may only be in Week 5 of bowling, but the Tuesday Commercial and Wednesday Business leagues have been producing its fair share of honor counts as Jeremy Praslowicz, Stephan Miller and Kyle Resch each exceeded the 700 series mark. Both Miller and Praslowicz notched their first one in Week 4 while Resch gathered his in Week 5.
Bowling identical games of 257, Praslowicz added a 244 for his 758 honor while Miller led the night with a 278 high game along with a 215 and 214 for his 707.
Creasing the 600 mark was Doug Kunst with a 664 triple off games of 235, 222, and 207. Dave Schultz finished with a 654, his best were a 247 and a 211; Travis Olds had a 654 as well (243, 217); Shawn Walkush had a 641 (226, 221); John Rew had a 617 (236, 225); Mark Kropf had a 606 (224, 208); Jeff Gutowski had a 604 (244); Corey Krull had a 602 (223); Dave Schmidt had a 600 (208, 202); and Tyler Carlson bowled a 600 (225, 201).
Exceeding the 200 mark was Brandon Trzbiatowski with a 232; Norm Safford with a 225; Devin Barnes with a 217; Dennis Knaak with a 212; Roy Safford with a 212; Tyler
Cross country teams wrap up conference season over weekend
Northland Pines High School hosted the 2017 boys and girls Great Northern Conference cross country meet Saturday in Eagle River. Antigo boys placed seventh overall while the girls came in sixth.
Both teams did very well, Antigo Coach April Bembenek said. They had a goal in mind and used that as motivation during the race. Many of them setting personal bests on the course.
Late season meets can be iffy at best when depending on the weather, but this years conference races were held in ideal weather with any rain holding off until all runners were done.
This years runners of the year are Kavanaugh FitzPatrick of Lakeland for the boys and Ashley Peterson, also of Lakeland for the girls. FitzPatrick finished 20 seconds ahead of teammate Darius Diver with a time of 15:56.4 to 16:15.5. Peterson had a bigger gap between her and second place Alayana Franson of Rhinelander. Peterson earned her honors with a time of 19:08.8 to Fransons 19:31.6.
Antigos best effort for the boys came from Zach Morris, he placed 22nd overall with a time of 18:09.2. Logan Edwards finished 28th at 18:22.0; Deiontae Barner was 30th at 18:28.9; Cody Urban was 43r