Langlade County wrestling rivals faced off on the mats in Antigo Thursday|
For any wrestling fan in Langlade County Thursday, Antigo’s Sheldon Fieldhouse got the season started off with a bang with a dual between cross county foes, Antigo and Elcho. Two young, eager teams duked it out on the mat for bragging rights for the unofficial county title. In an exciting back and forth, roller-coaster atmosphere, both Antigo and Elcho gave their best with only one being able to come out victorious.
As Antigo head coach Dallas Moe said, “I knew it was going to be an exciting night but I couldn’t have written a better script for the first dual of the year. Talk about a barn burner to start the year.”
The night started off very traditionally, at the lightest weight class, 106.
Elcho came away with six points to start off the night, coming off the forfeit received by Brennan Livermore. The night didn’t get much more exciting at 113 as both teams slots were empty resulting in a double forfeit.
“It was a good early season dual,” Elcho coach Bobby Stimac said. “It is always a tall task early in the season to have your team ready.”
However, that all changed at 120 where Antigo was able to send out its first wrestler Seth Doering
Lady Lakers battered by Bluejays, 63-17
In Northern Lakes action Thursday, the Lady Lakers fell in their basketball conference opener to Three Lakes, 63-17.
Tallying up the majority of points for White Lake were Samantha Wickersheim, Megan Schewe, and Tiana Greisinger each getting five apiece.
Danielle Peters led the Lakers with nine rebounds and Cassey Deisinger with eight.
Dropping its third game in as many of the season, White Lake will be looking for a “W” tonight as it hosts Phelps in the 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
Antigo swimmers mark varsity debut with solid performance versus visiting Hodags
Antigo’s Colin Koss, Seamus Roff, Spencer Fittante and Collin Cooper made history Tuesday night.
Joined in the wings by fellow teammates Kevin McKenna and Justin Koszarek, the four scored the Robins’ first ever victories for the boys’ varsity swim team.
Playing host to the Hodags at the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center for its debut meet, Antigo put up a solid showing but finished second to its opponents 96-60.
“We had a great opening night,” coach Heather Roff said. “The guys were fired up to swim against Rhinelander and we all appreciated the home crowd support for our first ever guys’ meet.
“We won four events on the night, which is always great, three in individual events and the medley relay,” she added. “It was fun to win the medley relay just because it was the first event of the very first meet. It felt like a precedence was set and really got us up for the rest of the meet.”
The Fittante-Roff-Koss-Cooper clan touched the wall in 2:14.65 — a good three seconds faster than Rhinelander’s four-man contingent to claim the medley crown.
Roff won the 400 free in a quick 5:19.07, beating out runnerup Alex Gaber who came in well beh
Witt-Birn grapplers take home dual meet
Wittenberg-Birnamwood wrestling coach Troy Ostrowski was very pleased with the results of Tuesday’s home dual versus Gillett-Suring and Coleman, the Chargers pulled off double victories.
“Our boys came ready to wrestle today,” he noted. “It’s tough going up against a top team in the state this early in the season, but it’s also nice to know that we can wrestle with the best in the state.”
In facing Gillett-Suring Witt-Birn blanked the visitors 81-0, while against state ranked Coleman, the Chargers came away with a 45-25 win.
Next up for Wittenberg-Birnamwood is a trip to Manawa on Thursday. Action begins at 7 p.m.
Robin boys break seven year road drought, top D.C.E. 45-36
The Antigo Varsity boys basketball team were back in action on Tuesday after a short break and traveled to D.C. Everest for a non-conference battle. The Robins prevailed with a score of 45-36.
“Very good win tonight for the Robins. In fact, this is the first win in Everest in seven years for Antigo,” head coach Jesse Shaw said.
The Robins owned a 9-8 lead after the first quarter and took a 25-18 advantage into the half outscoring the Evergreens by six points in the second quarter.
“Offensively we were patient enough to get good shots,” Shaw added.
Blake Below was steady and led the Robins in scoring with 18 points, Cassius Noskowiak was second with 15.
Coming off the bench, Shaw attributes Luke Osborne with giving solid minutes while adding four points.
Other scoring for Antigo were Jack Lund with four, Cameron Noskowiak chipped in three and Justin Hickman added one.
D.C. Everest came out strong in the third quarter out scoring Antigo 11-6 for a 31-29 lead but Antigo won the fourth quarter battle by outscoring the Evergreens 14-7 to secure a nine point win.
“I’m proud of the team’s efforts tonight, defe
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