Middle School wrestlers hit the mats at Marathon|
The Antigo Middle School wrestlers hit the road for a scramble tournament at Marathon High School Thursday.
The Red Robins battled to a 5-9 record against plenty of strong competition.
Mike Hagerty was the top wrestler for Antigo with two wins. He took down Cole Petit of DC Everest by pinfall and won a 14-2 major decision over Stevens Point's Cale Warzynski.
Robby Hagerty won his only match of the day, by pinfall over Nick Adamski of Edgar.
Alexandra Hofrichter and Johnny Wissbroecker each were 1-1 for the tourney. Hofrichter got revenge for an early season loss, pinning Elcho's Hoyt Malitz. Wissbroecker won by pinfall over Logan Kramer of Plainfield Tri-County.
Danny Livermore, Nick McGhee, Sean Bowman and Sawyer Doleshal also competed for Antigo.
The AMS grapplers are back at it Saturday in a meet hosted by D.C. Everest.
Plenty of improvements for Antigo gymnasts in latest meet
The Antigo Girls Gymnastics team competed in the 2018 Snowflake Invitational hosted by Rhinelander on Saturday. The team finished fifth out of nine teams with a score of 114.625.
Marshfield took the team title, ending the day with a score of 134.300. Ashland was a close second, with Rhinelander finishing in third and Medford one spot ahead of the Robins in fourth with a team total of 117.150.
Once again, all five of Antigo's gymnasts competed on all four events and Maggie Winter and Claire Musolff were the top two finishers for the Robins on every apparatus.
The best individual finish for the team was a fifth-place podium showing for Winter on uneven bars with an 8.125, followed by Musolff and Kaylee Zarda tied for 24th place with a score of 5.80. Chloe Steber finished fourth for the team and 29th overall on bars with a score of 4.650, and Chloe Decker rounded out the team's bars rotation for the Robins with a 4.00, in 33rd place.
Antigo's best score on a single event was a 31.60 on vault. Musolff had the Robins top score with an 8.350, tied for 8th place overall, followed by Winter with an 8.100 in 13th place. Zarda finished 26t
First full weekend of action for AAYHA includes mixed results
The final weekend of November was the first full weekend of competition for Antigo area youth hockey teams, with a mix of results
The Antigo/Everest co-op Bantam team played a pair of games Sunday in Altoona, taking on Eau Claire's Bantam “C” team, and scored two wins, coming by counts of 7-2 and 6-0.
Game one saw Antigo/Everest break open a 2-1 game with a four goal second period. Kole Ress notched two goals in the frame and assisted on another score from Wyatt Monyok. Keaton Oettinger recorded the remaining second period score as Antigo/Everest took a 6-2 lead into the third.
Nolan Elgersma found the back of the net in the third, assisted by Ress, who finished with a game high four points, coming on two goals and a pair of assists. Nolan Bunnell got the start in goal and had a solid game, making 29 saves to preserve the win.
Game two was another big performance from Bunnell, as he notched the shutout in the 6-0 final.
Elgersma tallied a pair of goals and an assist for a three point game. John Freidel, Ress, Carson Oertel, and Oettinger added the remaining scores in the victory.
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Elcho girls open new venue with 39-32 win over Bowler
The first game played in the friendly confines of the new Elcho gymnasium will go down as a positive one, as a packed house watched the Hornets knocked off Bowler 39-32 on Tuesday night.
A 16-16 game at the half turned the Hornets' way after the break, thanks to some timely defensive adjustments, helping Elcho create several key turnovers, and outscore Bowler 23-16 in the second for the win.
“The victory was one of the highlights of the evening, playing in the new gym was exciting for the girls and having such great community fan turnout was a plus for everyone,” head coach Michelle Kincaid said. “The new gym is a different atmosphere and I believe it will take the girls a few games to really make it their own.”
Bowler guard Kayla Pecore gave the Hornets trouble in the first half, doing an extremely efficient job of running her team's half court offense, as a back-and-forth game went to the halftime break even.
Kincaid's defensive adjustments did the trick however, with several turnovers in the early portion of the second half leading to transition baskets and an Elcho lead.
The Hornets were able to stretch that lead to 10
Northern Edge holds off Medford, wins opener 4-3
The Northern Edge girls hockey team was a winner in its season debut Monday, downing the Medford Raiders at the Multi-Purpose Building in Antigo, 4-3.
An early 1-0 deficit in the game was quickly erased, with a pair of late first period goals, and two more in the second, building a 4-1 lead it would not relinquish.
Medford's opening goal came just under 11 minutes in, courtesy of Emily Schafer, with assists from Ryley Koski and Kristen Brandner.
The Antigo-Rhinelander co-op settled in however and tied the game just 29 seconds later, courtesy of an unassisted goal from junior forward Lauren Kefalinos.
The Edge went in front for the first time only one minute and 12 seconds later, with another unassisted score. This time it was junior Madi Losch getting behind the Medford defense for the goal and a 2-1 advantage.
The 2-1 score would hold up until just over 10 minutes had expired in the second period, when Kefalinos tallied her second goal of the game, this time assisted by Evelyn LeVeque.
At the 12:15 mark, the Northern Edge went up three, as Emily Kassler scored her first varsity goal, with Kefalinos adding the assist, and the Ed