Playoff previews highlight Wednesday Little League|
Antigo Little League action on Wednesday night featured playoff previews in the majors division, as Tommys Braves hammered the Aspirus Antigo Clinic Brewers 15-4, and Neves Red Sox scored a 7-3 win over the CoVantage Blue Jays.
The Braves were led by Paden Michalik and Marvin Duchac, who each pounded out three hits, including a double by Michalik. Ty Kohler added a home run, while Sam Bretl doubled and Luke Quinlan singled.
On the mound, Kohler struck out four over two innings of work, while Duchac added two punch outs in his two frames.
Hunter Aiuppy had two hits to lead the Brewers in the loss, while Riley Guenthner, Caden Kautza and Alec Knapkavage added base knocks as well.
Kautza, Aiuppy and Devin Breitenfeldt combined on the mound to take the loss.
Neves Red Sox finished the regular season with just two wins, but both have come against the Blue Jays, who own the top seed for next weeks playoffs.
Trevin Walbeck, Reed Kuenzli, Ethan Hall, Theoden Reetz and Devin Pool comprised a solid pitching performance by the Sox.
Kuenzli struck out the side in his lone inning of work, Pool struck out two and re
Legion team shuts out Merrill 10-0 at Kretz, Meinert gets the win
The Antigo American Legion baseball team moved to 3-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Legion League Tuesday night, with a 10-0, five inning shutout of Merrill at Kretz Brothers Park.
The Typhoon grabbed the lead in the second inning and never looked back.
Merrills leftfielder misplayed a Garrett Held single, which allowed A.J. Kirsch to score for the games first run. Later in the inning, Ryan Brauer was credited with a run batted in, after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Antigo put up another two spot on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with sacrifice flies from both Held and Nick Marshall for a 4-0 advantage.
The bottom of the fourth saw A.J. Kirsch drive in a run with a single, which was later followed by Jesse Jankowskis two run double to make it 7-0.
Jake Husnick doubled in a run in the bottom of inning number five and when Hunter Kirsch knocked in a pair with a double, the game was over on the 10 run mercy rule.
Collin Meinert tossed a gem on the mound. Meinert allowed just one hit over his five innings of work. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven.
A.J. Kirsch led the Typ
Typhoon walks off to beat Wausau on opening night
The Antigo American Legion Post number three baseball team opened up their 2017 season at Kretz Park Thursday night, with a thrilling 5-4 win over Wausau Post number 10 in a matchup of Wisconsin Valley Legion League teams.
The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning, when Wausau went in front 1-0, but the Typhoon responded in the bottom half of the frame.
Ryan Brauer singled to drive in Jesse Jankowski, and Hunter Kirsch followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home Collin Meinert to give Antigo a 2-1 advantage.
Wausau tied the contest in the top of the fourth. Zach Pearson doubled and came home on an RBI single by Clay Scult to make the score 2-2. The bottom of the fourth inning saw Meinert put the Typhoon back on top with a sacrifice fly, scoring Garrett Held.
Wausau again tied the game in the back and forth contest in the top of the sixth when a double play groundout plated a run to make it 3-3.
Antigo again had an answer in the bottom of the inning when Held doubled and came around to score on a passed ball for a 4-3 advantage.
Logan Grunenwald doubled in Zach Raeder for the Bulldogs as they again evened the contes
Northern Edge's Petersen to play hockey at Concordia
By Jeremy Mayo
River News sports editor
When the final horn sounded in the Rhinelander/Antigo girls hockey teams WIAA playoff loss to Point/Rapids/Marshfield in February, goalie Shea Petersen thought her playing days might be over.
I actually didnt know what I was going to do with my life, she admitted.
That changed over the last few months as Petersen was recruited by, and eventually signed with, Concordia University (Wis.) to play womens college hockey. She made that commitment official May 30 in a press conference at Rhinelander High School.
I was really heartbroken when high school hockey ended because I had played for 12 years. Its my life, she said. To be able to continue on is huge for me.
Petersen, a four-year starter in goal for the Edge, said she was first contacted by Concordia in January and things developed quickly from there.
I got this email from the coach and he asked me to fill out this survey if I was interested in applying for the team. I think five other goalies filled it out. I applied — I think I applied for the school in January, it was super late — and then I ended up being the o
Tatro, Jankowski homer, Kirsch shuts down Raiders in regional win
The Antigo Red Robins baseball team is moving on in the WIAA playoffs, after an 8-1 regional home win against Medford on Tuesday night.
The Robins dispatched of the Raiders for the third time this season, although this was the closest of the three meetings.
Medford hung around for three plus innings, trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth before two big swings broke the game open.
Jesse Jankowski led off with a solo home run, Collin Meinert delivered a one out single and Matt Winter would later reach base on a fielders choice with two gone, setting the stage for Brady Tatro. Tatro proceeded to blast a three run homer and the Robins were in command at 6-0.
Jesse and Brady had huge at bats in the fourth to open the game up, Head Coach Scott Farmer said. Guys put some nice swings on the ball, just hitting them right at people, if we continue to do that we should be just fine.
Antigo added two insurance runs in the sixth.
Winter singled to score Matt Arndt, who had singled with one out, and Winter would later come around on a wild pitch for an 8-0 advantage. The Robins had a chance to end the game on the ten run rule, but Garr