Sale starts next week for Antigo sports passes|
The Antigo athletic department will be selling sport passes for the 2014-15 school year for students and senior citizens.
This year, a pass will be offered for both the fall and winter sport seasons at a cost of $30. The pass will allow admission to all home regular season fall and winter sports events.
Winter season passes are also available for $15.
High school students can buy passes during school registration days on Aug. 18-19.
Middle school students can purchase them at the Middle School fall sports meeting on Aug. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. or on registration day on Aug. 25.
Passes for senior citizens will be available at the high school athletic office starting on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Red Robins football season ready to kick off after 'Meet the Robins' event
Thursday marked the “official” beginning to high school football for Red Robin fans as the Antigo Gridiron Club held its annual “Meet the Robins” at Schofield Stadium. The event gave supporters the opportunity to get their first look at the 2014 squad.
This seasons roster boasts 33 strong players but that larger number comes at a price. With 20 returning veterans, nine of which are seniors, the junior varsity program will not be implemented. On a positive note, the freshman squad numbers 30 as well, giving promise to the program’s future.
“We have had very productive practice sessions so far,” stated coach Matt Weberpal. “Our guys came together as a team through camp, and I have found unselfish players who put their team ahead of themselves.”
Leading the team are seniors, Dan Spaude, Tony Libit, Jesse Homp, Aeric Berner, Jed Weix, Michael Bradley, Nate Howard, John Monk and Jonathon Conklin. Bolstering the team are returning players, Caleb Hunter, Alex Nagel, Elijah Wickersheim, Max Nowinsky, Cody Below, Hayden Groot, Zach Levis, Jake Fleischman, Ben Jansen, Ryan Larson, Matt Elbe, Alex Jagla, Colin Klemann and Devon Brisby.
Rounding out the roste
34th Annual Tater Trot blessed with perfect weather
Antigo’s Ian Harkreader crossed the finish line first, beating out fellow Langlade County competitors Cody Artymiuk and Colin Koss to claim top status in the 34th annual Tater Trot 10K race Saturday.
And with Antigo’s Sammy Stimac taking the women’s title, the event proved as a true showcase for the area’s running talent.
Getting its start and end at City Park with a middle jaunt alongside Antigo’s outlying potato fields, the 10K attracted a total of 133 runners with even more competing in the four mile run/walk and one mile fun run.
“The 34th Annual Antigo Tater Trot was another successful family event given the perfect weather,” reiterated Melissa Wilhelm, one of the events co-coordinators. “With almost 400 people participating, we saw a record number of runners and walkers taking part in the four mile and 10K events this year.”
Averaging a quick 5:28 per mile, Harkreader posted a time of 33:58.1 to finish atop the pack. Artymiuk, of Antigo, came in second at 34:31.1 followed by Koss, of Bryant, in third at 36:12.6.
A year ago, Antigo’s Mitch Easker won the event with a time of 33:42.3.
Stimac took the women’s title, beating out h
Pride defeats Bandits 5-4 in championship
An Antigo Pride team that proved itself the squad to beat for the latter half of the area’s 12U softball season rewarded themselves with a championship July 21 evening, beating the rival Bandits, 5-4 at Saratoga Park.
The Pride scored one run in the first inning thanks to a Hannah Husnick single that would eventually allow her to reach home from a Lizzy Burkhart double.
The Bandits bounced back with one run in the second inning as the result of walks to Bandit batters Elyse Incha, Taylor Arrowood, and Kendall Marmes. Later, a pass ball would allow the Bandits to get on the scoreboard and tie the game.
After the Bandits’ pitching staff allowed themselves to get into trouble with two hit batters and two walks, the Pride were able to score two more runs in the third.
Later, in the fifth inning, Ellie Preboski would lead off with a single followed by an Anja Busse walk. A pass ball and a single by Kiana Lese would garner two more scores for the Pride, sealing their fate as 12U champions.
Burkhart led the victorious, season-ending contest with a 2-3 hitting performance that included a double. Husnick was perfect at 2-2, while teammates Lese, Prebo
Fritsch pitches a shut-out in key All Star victory
It could perhaps be said that the Antigo 11-12 year old All Star team has good timing.
In need of a win in order to continue its play in the Little League state tournament series, the crew crushed Rice Lake 8-0 on Wednesday to advance to this afternoon’s semi-finals at Doepke Park in Wausau.
The 4:30 p.m. matchup versus undefeated Burlington (5-0) will advance the winner to Friday’s state championship game. In a previous outing, Burlington defeated Antigo 12-0. Antigo enters today’s game at 2-3.
Burlington earned its spot by topping Whitefish Bay 5-4 in Wednesday’s outing.
As for Antigo, Alex Fritsch proved to be the star of the show. Nailing a home run and a single from the plate, he also dominated on the mound by pitching a six inning shut-out, including two strike outs, to deliver his team the victory.
“Fritsch pitched a gem tonight in the most impressive pitching performance by any pitcher at the state tournament thus far,” Coach Lon Ebel said. “However, it was a total team effort as well with great hitting, base running and defensive plays.”
Antigo combined for 11 hits on the day including two each by Brady Renfro, Nevin Corne
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