Despite injuries, Antigo gymnastics scores are high|
The Antigo Red Robin gymnastics team fought their way through a 137.275-117.575 Great Northern Conference loss Thursday evening at Marshfield High School, falling to the Tigers.
Despite multiple injuries, the team was able to post a near season-high score of 117.575, just nine-tenths of a point off of their season-best of 118.475.
The freshmen for Antigo competed very well Thursday, with Kaley Zarda placing fourth on floor with an 8.350 and fifth on beam with a 7.500, and Claire Musolff placing fourth on beam with a 7.600 and fifth on bars with a 7.175.
Maggie Winter was the team's only other podium finisher with a third-place finish on bars with a 7.750, and an 8.300 on vault for fifth.
Winter also finished third in the all-around with a score of 31.250, followed by Musolff in fourth with a 30.425, and Zarda in fifth with a 30.350.
The Robins began on their weakest event, uneven bars, with a combined score of 25.025. After Winter and Musolff, Zarda finished eighth with a 6.900, and Chloe Decker finished ninth with a score of 3.200.
Floor exercise and vault were the team's strong suits, scoring a combined 31.95 on vault
Antigo girls fall at West, a hectic January schedule awaits
When you are gearing up for a rematch with one of the top teams in the area, nine days of preparation sounds like a good amount.
The flip side is, perhaps thats just too much time away from game action. In either case, the Antigo girls varsity basketball team found tough sledding at Wausau West Thursday, falling to the Warriors for the second time this season by a 84-40 score.
The Red Robins had few answers for West's strong inside game, as the Warriors shot 62 percent on field goals, 27 for 43, and earned 28 trips to the free throw line, making 22.
“They penetrated, and our second tier defense broke down,” coach Dale Lenzner said. “That puts a lot of pressure on the one remaining defender thats set, and you wind up with two on one situations underneath the basket.”
Antigo also ran into problems with the Warriors intense defensive pressure, coughing up 26 turnovers.
“Their press was outstanding,” Lenzner explained. “They are just a very good team, in a different league. They took us out of sync and we threw the ball away way too many times.”
There were bright spots to be found for Antigo, in particular the continue
AAYHA teams all score weekend wins, Squirts stay undefeated with sweeps
It was a successful weekend on the ice for Antigo Area Youth Hockey teams, who combined for seven wins in eight contests.
The Antigo/Everest combined Bantams team took to the ice Saturday for two games at Marathon Park against the Wausau “B” team, and scored wins of 3-1 and 6-0.
The opening contest saw Antigo/Everest break open a 1-1 game with two third period goals to claim the win. Zack Roth and Noah Stachovak recorded the decisive goals.
Landon Nelson opened the scoring for Antigo/Everest with an unassisted score midway through the opening period.
Garrett Gelhaus got the start in goal, and stopped 17 of 18 Wausau shots for the win.
Game two was all Antigo/Everest, as Nolan Bunnell was 12-for-12 in save opportunities in net to record the shutout.
Following a scoreless first period, the Antigo/Everest Bantams took control with goals from Keaton Oettinger and Stachovak. Bransyn Budnik, Stachovak, Oettinger, and Roth added third period goals to ice the victory.
Stachovak assisted on two goals to give him a four point game.
PEE WEES (12U)
Antigo's Pee Wee team was in Rhinelander Sund
Early deficit too large for Lakers, fall to Rebels
The White Lake boys basketball team, down several contributors Tuesday, dug themselves a hole they could not climb out of, in a 93-24 Northern Lakes Conference loss at Laona-Wabeno.
“The shots just weren't falling,” head coach Mike Igl said. “We played with eight and all saw significant minutes, I'm still very proud of these young men.”
As the teams went to the halftime break, the scoreboard read 54-15 in favor of Laona-Wabeno, a likely insurmountable deficit. Despite that, the Lakers did not quit, with Travis Young knocking down two three-pointers a second half highlight in defeat.
“I told them it's not all your fault, it's on my shoulders too,” Igl added. “As a team we get frustrated easily and then stop playing to our fullest abilities.”
Young ended the night as the Lakers' leading scorer with nine points and added five rebounds. Braden Fredrick just missed out on a double-double with seven points and 10 rebounds, with Blake Baehman adding five points and three boards, with Bruce Rea at two points and Luke Blawat sinking a free throw.
Connor Taylor led a balanced Rebels' scoring effort with 16 points
Antigo gymnasts post season's best score at Tomah Invitational
The Antigo gymnastics team traveled to Tomah High School Saturday to compete in the 2018 Candy Cane Twist Invitational.
The squad finished third overall, scoring nearly four points higher than its previous best score this season, with a 118.475. Marshfield won the meet with a final team score of 135.100
The highest scoring event for the team came on the floor exercise. Antigo's floor score was 32.000, being beaten only by Marshfield.
Maggie Winter scored the highest individual score on the event with an 8.625, finishing in sixth place. Claire Musolff and Kaylee Zarda were both also able to score in the eight-point range, with an 8.075 and an 8.00, earning ninth and 11th places, respectively.
Chloe Steber scored a 7.300 in 20th place, followed by a 6.7125 by Erin Zirngible.
“We were very happy with our floor, as we executed very well there today,” Head Coach Julie Langseth commented, “However, on vault, we lacked dynamics. It was our first event, and we just came out a bit flat.”
On the team's first event, Musolff was the highest scorer for the Robins, with an 8.100 in 11th place, while Winter scored an 8.