Fraaza has double-double as Lady Chargers top Robins|
Central Wis. East Conference
Amherst 6-0 14-1
Shiocton 5-1 11-2
Witt-Birn 3-2 10-2
Menominee Indian 3-2 10-2
Bonduel 2-4 8-5
Iola-Scandinavia 1--5 6-7
Weya-Fremont 0-6 1-13
Great Northern Conference
Lakeland 6-0 10-5
Rhinelander 5-1 8-6
Medford 4-2 6-8
Mosinee 3-3 8-7
Northland Pines 2-4 5-9
Antigo 1-5 1-13
Tomahawk 0-6 2-9
The Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls basketball team knocked off Antigo in the only matchup for the two this season at home on Tuesday night. It held a 20 point advantage to the end of regulation winning 53-33. The Lady Chargers improve to 10-2 overall for the season while the Red Robins drop to 1-13.
The Lady Chargers took the lead from the start and held onto it for the majority of the game allowing the Red Robins to go ahead just twice. Witt-Birn seized advantages of open looks putting up a lot of three pointers knocking down five and securing second chances under the net.
We came out a little slow tonight," Lady Chargers Head Coac
Pins galore for Robin wrestlers along with the fall of a ranked athlete
Hosting Tomahawk in a Great Northern wrestling dual Tuesday, the Red Robin team improved its conference record to 2-1 with a 49-27 victory over the Hatchets.
We had a great night wrestling, Antigo coach Ben Olsen said. Our young guys really came through. Dettman pinned a very good wrestler. Dykstra and Heuss are examples of the future of our team. They're young guys and very formidable on the mat.
The night started off a 285 with Tomahawks Jake Matti earning a 47 second pin over Gideon Sass. Ben Brown added six points for the Robins with a forfeit at 106.
At 113, the competition was tough as Conner Dettman battles Hatchets Austin Snow. Finally a pin at 3:25 awarded the home team six points. Coming right down to the final moment, Logan Edwards fell to Lance Knight from Tomahawk at 5:50 in the 120 pound match.
Another tough bout came in the 126 bracket as Ben Stimac earned a win for Antigo as he pinned Luke Knight in 4:46.
Dylan Dykstra brought the score to Antigos favor at 24-12 with a pin against Alex Bishop in 3:48 for the 132 pound match. Josh Heuss did the same with a pin at 1:39 against Tomahawks Isaiah Scheffl
GNC field looks strong as Robin boys basketball loses fourth straight
The Antigo boys basketball team got off to a great start this season, winning its first seven games, but that was before it got into the heart of play in what appears to be a deep Great Northern Conference.
Four teams are currently within a game of the top spot, and five GNC teams hold overall winning records, while even perennial doormat Northland Pines is 4-6.
Monday night, the Lakeland Thunderbirds visited the Sheldon Fieldhouse and handed the Red Robins their fourth straight defeat, 65-55. The loss was also the third straight by double digits.
This was a different game than the past three games, Head Coach Jesse Shaw said. We were more competitive tonight, but we missed some shots, we turned them over a number of times and then missed the contest layup.
Antigo trailed by four at the break, 33-29, but Lakeland pulled away in the second half for the win. The Robins did manage to recover from double digit deficits in both halves, but could not get over the hump.
In fact, the score stood at 58-55 in favor of the T-Birds with just two and a half minutes remaining.
Free throw differential was a key, with Antigo attempting just five at
Red Robins miss out on third period chances in Verona loss
The Antigo Red Robins hockey team dropped its second straight game Saturday, falling at Verona by a final score of 5-2.
Despite the score, shots were nearly even for the contest, with the Wildcats holding a 40-34 advantage.
The Robins did outshoot Verona 16-7 in the third period, but were unable to take advantage of three power play opportunities in the frame. Verona penalties came at the 7:22, 9:47, and 14:29 marks, but each time Antigo could not put the puck in the net. In fact, Antigo struggled on the man advantage all night, going 0-6, dropping its season percentage on the power play to 22.9.
Power play had some zone entry issues but once we set up we had some good looks, Head Coach Matt Borneman said. We need to work on our break out and zone entry so we keep possession of the puck.
It was part of a big penalty night, as the Wildcats racked up seven penalties to six for the Robins.
The game was tightly reffed, Borneman noted. We may have taken more penalties than we typically do, but I did not feel we played out of character.
Ironically, Antigos first goal of the night was of the shorthanded variety. Trailing 3-0, Chris Kru
Pee Wee skaters are lone weekend winners
Antigo area youth hockey teams returned to the ice Saturday after a Christmas layoff and experienced mixed results.
The Antigo Bantams team played two games at D.C. Everest Saturday and suffered tough defeats by scores of 6-1 and 7-1.
Everests Parker Neitzke netted the first three goals of the game for the Flames, as his team built a 6-0 third period lead before the Jr. Robins finally got on the board. Garrett Husnick scored unassisted with under a minute remaining for Antigos lone goal.
Aaron Converse started in goal for Antigo and made 23 saves. Everest outshot Antigo 29-14 for the contest.
Antigo seem to lose its legs on Everests big ice in the second game, as shots tilted more heavily in the Flames favor at 55-17. Converse made 48 saves in the 7-1 defeat. The Jr. Robins lone goal came courtesy of defenseman Landon Nelson, unassisted in the second period.
PEE WEES (12U)
The Antigo Pee Wees also took on Everest at the Greenheck Fieldhouse Saturday, but came away with a split.
Game one went to Everest by a tight 3-2 final. Antigo struck first on an unassisted Jack Hilger sco