Hagerty rushes for 252 yards in seventh grade win|
The Antigo seventh grade football team moved to 2-0 on the season Tuesday, coming home from Eagle River with a 32-24 victory over Northland Pines.
The Robins' offensive line of Ethan Tews, Gordon Lucht, Luke Bastle, Eli Robrecht and Nick Bostwick paved the way for a high-powered ground attack.
Mike Hagerty led the team in rushing with 252 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions. Hagerty's big night was highlighted by a 46-yard touchdown scamper to put the Robins on the board.
Quarterback Colton Thomae added 35 yards on the ground, a touchdown and two two-point conversion runs.
Also contributing to Antigo's 344-yard rushing total was Wyatt Washatko, Jason Arrowood, Dylan Matuszewski, Gunnar Roth and Mitch Meyer.
On defense, Ethan Roberts recorded the Robins' first interception of the season to thwart a Northland Pines drive, while kicker Zander Martinez delivered a special teams highlight by recovering a kick that bounced off a member of the Eagles' return team.
Next up for the seventh grade team is a matchup with Minocqua/Hazelhurst/Lake Tomahawk (MHLT) on Tuesday, scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. kic
No rest for the weary, Robins look to rebound in week two
Week two of the high school football season presents another large challenge for the Antigo Red Robins.
A week after a 42-6 opening night loss to the Amherst Falcons, division five runner-up from a season ago and another perennial small school power, Stratford is the opponent under the lights in the home opener at Schofield Stadium.
The Tigers are ranked seventh in the medium division of the first state poll released this week.
“After breaking down the film in all aspects of the game, the players and coaches are looking to step it up against Stratford,” head coach Tom Schofield said. “During practice we stressed the importance of playing mistake-free football.”
The Robins failed to do that in the opener, a disheartening affair which was never close. Amherst scored early and often, dominating both sides of the ball in the win, now it's time to improve against a perhaps even tougher non-conference opponent.
“Every player has a job to do on the field and it takes all 11 to play together as a team,” Schofield added. “We must maintain blocks, have great vision, tackle well and win the turnover ratio.”
Typhoon finishes third in Valley, set to host Regionals starting Friday
The Antigo American Legion baseball team wrapped up its 2019 regular season Tuesday with a Wisconsin Valley League game at Wisconsin Rapids.
In a battle to decide second place in the final standings it was Wisconsin Rapids rolling to an 11-1 win over the Typhoon. Plover had previously clinched the league title with a 13-1 record.
“Credit to Rapids,” head coach Alex Heiny said. “They're a very good team and the hit the ball well tonight, it was a tough night for us, we had the bases loaded three times and only came away with one run.”
The bottom of the first inning saw Rapids jump out to an early advantage. Jack Wenzel delivered a run-scoring double, Nathan Krommenakker came through with a two-run double and Garett Huber added an RBI ground-out for a 4-0 score.
The Typhoon scored its lone run of the game in the top half of the second inning, when Neil Bretl drove in a run with a ground-out to make it a 4-1 contest.
Wisconsin Rapids answered right back in its half of the second with a sacrifice fly by Wenzel, while a fielder's choice ground-out by Jake Wipfli in the third pushed the score to 6-1.
The Rangers produced an
Fillies 17U team opens with runner-up finish in Shawano
The Antigo Fillies 17U softball team opened their season at the Shawano Tournament Saturday, and finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, good for second place overall.
The Fillies defeated the D.C. Demons 12-2 in its first contest.
The Fillies struck right off the bat as Alonna Weix and Kiarra Moravec reached on errors. Ellie Krause drew a walk and Ellie Preboski followed with a bases-clearing triple for a 3-0 lead.
In the second inning, Callie Hubatch drew a walk, Weix single and Moravec walked, followed by back-to-back doubles by Krause and Preboski for a 7-0 lead.
Antigo added one run in the third inning before scoring four more times in the fifth. Two walks, an error, singles from Weix and Moravec and Preboski's third double of the game finished the Fillies' scoring.
Preboski led the offensive attack with a big four-for-four game, including three doubles and a triple. Weix ripped three hits, Quinlan McCarthy, Erica Manka and Abbi Noskowiak all added hits to the cause.
Noskowiak and Moravec combined on the mound for the win, allowing just two runs on two hits, with nine strikeouts and a lone walk.
With the hype behind them, Robins ready for state challenge
The wait is finally over.
Wednesday evening the Antigo Red Robins will take to the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton, making their first appearance in the WIAA State Baseball Tournament since 1995.
That accomplishment checked off, the Robins will then focus on the task of proving to everyone, they're just not happy to be there.
“It's hard not to get that mindset as you put so much time and effort to get this far,” head coach Scott Farmer said. “But once the hype is over it comes down to do you just want to be here or do you want to make some noise. The boys are pretty into everything we are working on, we just hope they keep doing what has been working and don't get caught up in the stadium and the crowd.”
That will be no small task, with the 27-2 Bay Conference champions, the West De Pere Phantoms, the opposition for the Division Two semifinal.
“At this point anybody you see is going to be good,” Farmer said. “They have strong pitching and good hitting, we are going to have to beat them, they will not beat themselves, but when it's the last four teams in the state, isn't everyone l