Eight to state, Red Robins have strong showing at track|
The Antigo Red Robins track teams will advance eight athletes in six events to the WIAA State Track Meet scheduled for June 2 and 3 in La Crosse, after division two sectional competition held Thursday in Medford.
With the top four finishers in each event advancing, Hannah Zenkovich swept through the hurdles events, taking first in both the 300 and 100 meter hurdles. Zenkovich ran a personal best in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.07.
Kimi Robertson won the pole vault to advance to state and in the process set yet another school record. Robertson cleared 10 feet nine inches. That height was three inches higher than the runner up, Caroline Gearin of Osceola.
Moving on to state for the boys includes Thomas Nelson in the pole vault. Nelson finished second, as he cleared 13 feet six inches. Tyler Henk of St. Croix Falls was three inches better, at 13 feet nine inches.
Nelson is also part of the 4x100 meter relay team that took fourth and is moving on. Frankie Kneeland, Will Dixon and Riland Baker also comprise that team, with Bradley Westen as the alternate.
Mitchell Schroepfer is sectional champ in the shot put, with a winning throw of 48 fe
Lady Robins advance off Kondzela's no-hitter, re-match with Mosinee
A tad out of sync against a slow-throwing hurler, the Antigo High School girls softball team none the less used the long ball, and their own pitching maestro, to beat Lakeland Thursday in a WIAA regional game at Lake Park, 3-0.
The victory moved the second-seed and 19-6 overall Robins to another showdown Friday with Great Northern Conference foe and champion Mosinee which trimmed Medford Wednesday, 12-2. The third-seeded Indians are 17-5. The game starts at Lake Park at 5 p.m.
Mosinee topped Antigo twice in the regular season, 4-3 on April 25, and 7-6 on Thursday.
Seventh-seeded Lakeland finished its season at 10-16.
Getting an almost perfect game from hurler Allison Kondzela, the Robins who have faced several speedy pitchers recently, were kept a bit off stride by Thunderbird Tatum Morris slower speed and rapped only five hits but two sealed the deal.
After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a run-scoring double by Alison Peters, Kondzela clobbered a fourth-inning homer and Liv Weix followed that with a long ball of her own to put Antigo up by 3-0.
Allison has been hitting consistently all season long, AHS coach Sandi R
Antigo golfers lose playoff to advance at Tuesday's regional
So close. Thats the only way to describe the end result for the Antigo Red Robins golf team at Tuesdays WIAA division two regional held at Mosinee.
With the top four teams advancing to sectionals, the Robins finished tied with Oconto for fourth, as each shot a 379, but Antigo would lose a one hole, five man playoff 17-20, as the Panthers grabbed the final sectional spot from the regional.
We had an exciting finish to our season which unfortunately ended bad for us, Head Coach Steve Fermanich said. The kids really enjoyed the experience of the playoff, but not the result.
Marinette took first overall with a 339. Mosinee shot a 346 on their home course, good for second. Peshtigo was third at 361.
The Robins do advance one individual qualifier, as Jack Shinners took fourth overall with a score of 83. The top four scores not part of a qualifying team also advance to sectionals, Shinners was tops in that category.
Bryce Jacobson of Peshtigo was the meet medalist with a 75, two strokes better than Mosinees John Birnbaum, who carded a 77. Dakota Langlois was third, as the Marinette golfer finished with a 79.
Many highlights for Red Robins at Great Northern track and field meet
The Antigo Red Robins boys and girls track teams competed in the Great Northern Conference meet, hosted by Mosinee on Tuesday and each ended the day with a fourth place overall finish.
Antigo had five total first place finishes and with it, four first team all conference honorees.
Hannah Zenkovich snagged two of the first place finishes, winning both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the girls. Kimi Robertson won the girls pole vault, and cleared a height of 10 feet, 3 inches, setting a new school record in the process.
Mitchell Schroepfer is first team all conference in the boys shot put, after a winning toss of 48 feet, six inches, and the boys 4x100 meter relay team of Frank Kneeland, Will Dixon, Thomas Nelson and Riland Baker took first as well, with a time of 45.6 seconds.
The final team standings were nearly identical for both the boys and girls. Lakeland swept to both the boys and girls conference championships, with Medford second for both and Northland Pines third.
The Robin girls had a number of other highlights, including a second place finish from Morgan Hotchkiss in the triple jump, earning her second team all conference hono
Middle School bowlers give strong showing at state tourney
Antigo Middle School club bowling team concluded its 2017 season with a trip to the 2017 Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club State tournament held May 6-7 at Dales Weston Lanes.
Antigo had a strong showing in its girls team consisting of Katie Kirsch, Quinlan McCarthy, Ashlea Kreager, Chloe Knapkavage, Makala Beck, and Mya Patterson.
Out of 16 teams from around the state, the Antigo girls finished in third place with a total pin count of 1,891 over 12 games, which gave them an average of 157.5.
The girls hard work put in throughout the season showed during the Saturday competition.
Everyone stepped up their game, and made shots when they needed to. I couldnt be more proud of the girls, coach Rick Fermanich said.
Antigo also had three qualifiers for the State singles event.
Representing the girls were Ashlea Kreager, and Quinlan McCarthy while William Kubeny represented the boys.
Kubenys games consisted of 222, 158, and 215 for a total of 595, leaving him with a ninth place finish. McCarthys games consisted of 138, 157, and 190 for a total of 489, for an 11th place finish.
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