Elcho-White Lake Wolverines kick off 2017 season with 8-man football|
The Elcho-White Lake Wolverines will bring an interesting twist into its 2017 football season as they visit Capital South Conference foe Belleville Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.
The Wolverines were 0-7 in the former Northern Lakes Conference in 2016 and 1-8 overall while Belleville was 1-3 in 2016 in its league and 5-4 overall.
This season the Wolverines will be playing eight-man football, joining the 69 other Wisconsin schools with enrollments under 200 that competed in 2016.
In the new 8-man set up, the Northern Lakes, Marinette & Oconto (M&O), and Packerland conferences have been combined and then divided into MONLPC-large and small school divisions competing with eight players each. The change applies to football only.
The Wolverines (175 student enrollment for 2016 school year) will be situated in the MONLPC Small Conference, the other teams include Crandon (230), Florence (112), Laona/Wabeno (218), Three Lakes/Phelps (192), the Northern Elite (Niagara, Goodman, Pembine (241), Crivitz (200), and Suring (123).
The MONLPC Large Conference is comprised of Algoma, Coleman, Kewaunee, Oconto, Peshtigo, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay.
Typhoon outslugs Lakers 11-10 at state, Holmen next
Following an opening round win over Kaukauna in the Class AA State Tournament in Merrill on Wednesday, the Antigo American Legion baseball team continued its march through the winners bracket, facing Kewaunee County Thursday.
Kewaunee County, a mix of Luxemburg-Casco and Kewaunee High School players, entered the contest with a record of 19-1, including a 5-1 round one win over Waterford. In a battle of the sea, the Typhoon defeated the Lakers in a slugfest 11-10.
Kewaunee County jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the game, with an RBI single from Kyle Routhieaux and a run scoring ground out by Mason Isenberg in the top of the first inning.
Antigo responded in the bottom half, plating three runs. Garrett Held continued to swing a hot bat, driving in two runs with a single and A.J. Kirsch added an RBI single of his own for a 3-2 lead.
The Lakers tied the game at three in the second inning on an RBI single by Anthony Otradovec, but the Typhoon went back in front in the bottom of the second, and again it was Held, this time with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3.
The scoring onslaught continued in the third inning, with the Lakers scoring three time
Jankowski, solid "D,'' lead Typhoon to 2-1 win at state
The Antigo Legion Post Number Three baseball team opened up the 2017 Class AA State Tournament on Wednesday in Merrill, and used a solid pitching performance from Jesse Jankowski and error free defense to defeat the Kaukauna Angels 2-1.
It was a bit of an uncharacteristic performance from a Typhoon team that had been out slugging the competition lately, while rarely playing errorless in the field.
Antigo opened the game by threatening in the top half of the first inning, as Jake Husnick reached on a one out single. Garrett Held would single with two outs, but both runners were left stranded.
Brad Meyer led off the bottom of the first with a single for Kaukauna, and consecutive walks by Brad Vosters and Eli Verhagen would load the bases. Robert Benotch then blooped a single into leftfield to score Meyer and give the Angels a 1-0 advantage. Jankowski then beared down and escaped further damage with a pair of strikeouts and an infield pop up.
The Antigo starter would be lights out after the shaky first, tossing a complete game, while allowing six hits, walking three and striking out two.
The Typhoon went three up, three down in the second and th
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Resilient Typhoon is state bound again after regional tournament win
The Antigo American Legion Post number three baseball team is returning to the Class AA State Tournament for the third consecutive year, after winning the regional tournament played in Rhinelander this past weekend.
Following a 13-3 opening round win over Minocqua Wednesday, the Typhoon fell to Shawano 11-2 Thursday, putting their backs against the wall in the double elimination tournament.
After the loss against Shawano we had a talk with the team, Head Coach Alex Heiny said. The message was I believe in you guys youre more than capable of winning three straight games, we win Friday and get to Saturday, then its just like playing in a high school sectional, you have to win two games in single elimination.
Antigo would get to Saturday, following an 18-1 drubbing of Merrill Friday night.
The Merrill win set up a rematch with Shawano Saturday, and the Typhoon would go on to crush the Patriots 21-2 in five innings.
Nick Marshall tossed a complete game and allowed just one earned run off three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Jake Husnick doubled twice and finished with five hits. Matt Winter, A.J. Kirsch, Hunter Kirsch and