Elcho girls move to 4-0 as Slowik surpasses 1,000|
Make it four straight wins for the Elcho Hornets girls basketball team.
Hosting a Goodman-Pembine team decimated by injuries and low numbers Thursday night, the Lady Hornets took care of business, holding the Patriots to just a single free throw in the second half in a 52-7 win.
The outcome may not have been the highlight of the night however, as Elcho senior Katie Slowik surpassed the 1,000 career point mark, hitting back-to-back threes in the first half to eclipse the milestone in front of the home crowd.
Play was stopped when Slowik hit 1,000, as she was recognized and presented with the game ball. She entered the night just five points short of 1,000.
Slowik led Elcho on the night with 21 points, 15 of those coming on three-point baskets.
The senior will join her older sister Jessica on the basketball court at UW-Stevens Point next season.
The Hornets got out to a blistering start from the field, shooting at a 44 percent rate for the first half, as they took a 37-6 lead to the break.
Things cooled off in the second half, and Elcho did have some struggles at the free throw line, but things were well in hand by that point.More
Edwards, Heuss, Beaber win but Robin wrestlers fall at Shawano
The Antigo High School wrestling team opened it's season on the road Thursday evening, traveling for a dual meet with the Shawano Community Hawks and returning on the short end of a 49-21 final score.
Logan Edwards secured the first win of the season for the Red Robins, defeating Hayden Stange in the 138 pound class. Edwards was able to score a takedown in the first period, then a two-point near fall for a 4-0 lead. In the second period, Edwards scored another takedown and near fall in the second period before finishing with a pin at 2:47.
Josh Heuss was another winner for Antigo, taking down Andrew Popp by pinfall at 160 pounds. In an exciting first period, Heuss recorded an early takedown, but Popp was able to escape and a takedown of his own, followed by a reversal from Heuss and a 4-3 Antigo lead. Heuss was able to earn the victory with a turn and pinfall at 2:59.
Seth Beaber earned another Robin win in lengthy 120 pound match against Connor Majeski. Beaber started with a takedown, then after a locked hands call and escape, the first period ended in a 2-2 tie. The second period saw two takedowns by each grappler, two escapes by Majeski, and a locked
White Lake requests to leave Northern Lakes Conference
The White Lake school district has formally applied to leave the Northern Lakes Conference.
The Lakers are requesting to join the Central Wisconsin North Conference, which includes the likes of Bowler, Gresham, Manawa, Marion, Northland Lutheran, Tigerton and Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
The move would be for all sports except football and is subject to approval from the WIAA.
Through the WIAA's new non-football conference realignment process, schools had until Dec. 1 to request relief from their current conference affiliation.
White Lake had been a long-time member of the Northern Lakes Conference, which included rivals such as Elcho, Crandon, Florence, Goodman-Pembine, Phelps, Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno, but has struggled to remain competitive in recent years.
Outside of its football co-op affiliation with Elcho, the Lakers compete in volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball, although numbers have forced a recent co-op with Antigo in softball.
2019-20 enrollment numbers show White Lake as the smallest school in the Northern Lakes with an enrollment of 47 students, one lower than Phelps. Crandon has the larges
Young Antigo gymnasts have sights set high in '19-20
The Antigo varsity gymnastics team will officially swing into its season this Saturday, Dec. 7, competing in a meet at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids.
With a very young, hard-working, and ambitious team this year, head coach Julie Langseth is looking forward to this season with hope and optimism.
After missing a state qualification as a team by one spot last year, the girls are hoping to make it back to the state meet, at which Antigo has become regulars, qualifying for the meet 14 of the last 16 years.
Coach Langseth sees a lot of potential in her young team and is looking forward to working with her athletes and seeing where it leads.
“It is early in the season, but this year we have more depth than previous years, especially in our underclassmen,” Langseth said. “Our whole team is very hard-working, but also calm and cohesive.”
Captains this year are the two seniors on the team, Maggie Winter and Chloe Decker.
“Although we only have two seniors this year, they both have a lot of varsity experience, which will be very helpful for the younger girls,” Langseth added.
Winter will be competing all-around
Young Hornets start strong with rout of Bowler
It was a great start to the season for the Elcho Hornets boys basketball team Tuesday, rallying from an early deficit to rout Bowler 71-43.
“The boys came out slow and lost the small lead they initially started with,” head coach Eric Strzok said. “We made changes in the first half offensively and looked to push the ball up the court more, that lead to us regaining the lead.”
The Hornets took a 35-17 lead to the half and continued to push the temp in the second.
“We continued on pace after half, working hard on defense,” Strzok noted. “Bowler put a press on in the second half which the boys broke, but it's still an area we will need to work on.”
Sophomore Chase Novak ended as the game's leading scorer with 21 points and was a presence inside, while Wyatt Wagner, another sophomore posted 14 points.
Seth Schuett tallied nine points, Bruce Rea had eight, with Keegan Klingler contributing six for a young Elcho team that is showing plenty of promise.
Schuett is a sophomore and Klingler a freshman.
Another pair of freshmen, Mason Gray and John Slowik added five and three points respectively.