Defense key to Red Robin win, girls beat Clintonville 44-24|
A dose of Red Robin defense caused the Clintonville Truckers to go into a skid Thursday night as the Antigo High School girls basketball team derailed its hosts 44-25.
Our defense made it difficult for them to get good looks all night, Antigo coach Jim Kondzela said.
Beaten about a bit in the opening minutes of the game, the Robins rebounded from an early 9-2 deficit to enter the half up 19-11. And following the return to the court after the break, Clintonville managed to muster only six points in the first 13 minutes enroute to being outscored 25-13 over the entire 18 minute frame.
I felt the physical nature of the game at the start affected us somewhat, Kondzela said, adding that once the team picked up its defensive intensity, the Robins held the Truckers to only two points in the remaining nine minutes of the first half.
And team offense showed some improvement as well.
We finished some fast-break opportunities with some excellent passes and solid finishes at the hoop, he said. It was a nice team win.
The recipient of many of those fast-break moves, Hannah Zenkovich scampered to the basket to the lead the squad with 15 points.
Jerry Igl shares a bit of Red Robin football history
BY JEFF WINTER
Antigo Daily Journal
Working on the south side of Chicago some years ago, I met a fellow who owned a tinsmith shop in a gritty neighborhood. Scraps of every shape tin formed a small mountain behind his shop, no doubt the accumulation of over 30 years of business. The owner and I became good friends.
I made regular visits en route to my work and was always transfixed by the attention to detail he paid every project, no matter the size or time required. Not being too cultured, I knew enough about masterpieces and such to mention to a friend that his focus must have been like that of da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa. Maybe that was a bit of an over-statement, but it was certainly accurate.
The other day, I visited with another fellow who knows a thing or two about attention to detail.
Long recognized for many things associated with Antigo sports, and community involvements of every size, shape and endeavor, Jerry Igl is generally recognized as the 1976 Antigo High School Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state champion football teams number one fan. Hes got a cap, and plenty of other relics, to prove it.More
Robins take on Hodags in Middle School boys hoops
The Antigo Middle School boys eighth grade A-team saw its record fall to 1-1 after a 47-28 loss at Rhinelander Thursday.
They were led in scoring by Logan Thomae with nine points, Elliott Orgeman with eight, and Eli Wickersheim with five.Cole Musloff added three points, Jerome Jones had two and Kaden Steckbauer one.
Steckbauer and Orgeman each grabbed four rebounds and Steckbauer added three assists.
The B-team moved to 2-0 with a 27-15 win.
They were led in scoring by Isaac Johnson with nine points, Ben Tincher with six, and Simon McPhail with four.
Devon Bierman and Joe Bartletti added three points each and Nate Hangartner tallied two.
Tincher led the squad with six rebounds and Johnson had three assists.
The seventh grade A-team lost its matchup with Rhinelander 36-20.
Leading scorers were Conner Kolz with eight points, Dakota Brown with six and Ben Beattie with three.
We played well tonight, coach Dennis Duchac said, noting a 30-point loss to the same team last week. We showed marked improvement on both ends of the court against a very good team.
Denise Hansen hits it big, rolls a 717 honor series
Denise Hansen returned to the bowling limelight Wednesday when she produced the womens top score of the 2016-17 season.
Serving as a substitute in the Northland Ladies league following a stint away from the game, Hansen strung together games of 258, 231 and 228 to produce a whopping 717 series. It is the first plus-700 score for the ladies this season.
Sarah Goerke finished just shy of earning honor roll status with her 596 triple. It featured a solid 211 game.
Her sister, Kristin Maher, was third in line with a 586. Her best single was a 213.
Thrivent Financial earned team honors with its 2053 series. High game was a 689. The Refuge fired a 1895 (659) followed by the Tap House at 1880 (677).
Ann McCann bowls top triple at North Star
A four-pin difference earned Ann McCann the top spot over Kim Halambeck in the evenings series race at Antigos North Star Lanes.
Stringing together games of 150, 158 and 180, McCann finished her Northern Lites campaign with a 488 triple. Halambeck scored a 484. Beginning with a 148 and a 149, she finished strong with a 187 single.
Janet Heckert had the nights best game at 209. Adding a 113 and a 157, she finished with a 479.
Jean Artz was next in line at 477. Scores were 143, 155 and 179.
Katie Halambeck bowled a 189 game, Shirlee Welch fired a 181 and Jody Dombrowski produced a 180.
North Star took team honors at 2436 followed by Mountain Bear at 2404. J&R Enterprises notched a 2383 followed by Beer:30, 2382; Animals Bear Trail Inn at 2375; and H&R Block at 2333.
Material on this web site has a
copyright by Antigo Daily Journal.
All rights reserved.