Penguins' Heather Arlen, Zone Wienke set new club records|
It was a record-setting weekend for two members of the Antigo Penguins Swim Club.
Joining their team in making the trek to Lakeland, Zone Weinke and Heather Arlen both broke club records in their respective races.
Weinke made history in two events, finishing strong in both the 100 yard freestyle (1:16.36) and the 50 yard butterfly (41.16) for swimmers ages eight and under.
Arlen, competing in the girls age 13-14 bracket, swam a quick 100 yard backstroke to break the previous record.
Also competing at the meet were Alyssa Tincher, Meredith Meidl, Molly Neufeld, Mya Burt, Tristin Arlen, Shambo Wienke, Sanya Wienke, Morgan Rank, Ella Wienke, Lauren Lenzner, Kaitlyn Lenzner, Kemal Wienke, Tre Wienke, Rutger Busse, Karl Busse, Myah Bolder, Sydney Meidl, Nolan Lucht, Erika Gravitter, Chloe Tainter, Holland Tainter, Evelyn Lucht, Gordon Lucht, Gretchen Lucht, Adelyn Smith and Ryan Zima.
H. Arlen, Z. Wienke, Mya Burt and Tristin Arlen also qualified for Midwest Regionals in various events.
Antigo Penguins Swim Club
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
*Qualifying Time for Midwest Regionals
Arndt, Red Robins push Hodags to overtime before losing, 68-61
Unable to hit key free throws and suffering some untimely turnovers, the Antigo High School boys basketball team lost an overtime squeaker to Rhinelander, 68-61.
After nearly blanking last seasons Great Northern Conference Player of the year Owen White during a nip and tuck first half, and then sending the game into overtime with an almost miraculous final 20 seconds of regulation play, the Robins finally ran out of gas and fell to 3-3 in league play and 7-5 overall.
The Hodags climbed to 2-1 in the conference and are 5-3 overall.
After falling behind by 53-46 with 1:28 left in regulation play, Matt Arndt led a Robin comeback with a pair of three-point baskets, the second of which pared Antigos deficit to 56-53 with 18 seconds left in the game.
After a Rhinelander timeout, the Robins forced a turnover but Drew Schwarz missed a quick three-point attempt before Hunter Bolson swiped a steal and got the ball to Arndt who was fouled taking a three-point shot. The cool senior drilled all three free throws and a last-second Hodag shot missed, sending the game to overtime.
Following a bucket by Arndt matched by a Rhinelander hoop, White a
Dedication ceremony kicks off great night of swimming at aquatic center
Thursday proved to be a history-maker for Antigos Brett Farmer and Holden Meidl — and a special one for Red Robin graduate Colin Koss.
On a night when new starting blocks were dedicated in the memory of his late mother, Michelle Koss, the current UW-Madison student was there to watch his former teammates set three individual records despite the Robins falling as a team.
Playing host to Lakeland, the Great Northern Conference leaders, Antigo lost 100 to 69.
It was a great meet and a packed house, said co-coach Michelle Arlen. Most of the guys had personal best times and some of the races were very close and exciting to watch.
Many in the crowd were associated with the Antigo Penguins Swim Club who were selected to participate in the ceremony held in memory of the late Michelle Koss. An avid supporter of the swim program, she was killed in a tragic bicycle-vehicle accident last March. Money donated in her memory was used to purchase the blocks which are emblazoned with the Red Robin logo.
This is a day to remember and celebrate her life, fellow co-coach Andrew Tainter.
And as her teen-age son stepped onto block
Turnovers hurt as Lady Robins fall to Medford
Suffering from turnovers and an inability to take advantage of scoring opportunities, Coach Jim Kondzelas Antigo High School girls basketball team lost at Medford Thursday, 53-33.
With defeat, Antigo falls to 2-2 in the Great Northern Conference and 5-6 overall while Medford sits atop the league at 4-0.
We held them scoreless for the first nine minutes but didnt take advantage of seven to nine scoring opportunities, Kondzela noted.
Antigo fell behind by halftime, 26-11, due to its missed opportunities and never recovered.
Morgan Hotchkiss led Antigo with nine points, Allison Kondzela and Laurissa Belot tallied six each, Kendall Smith and Hannah Zenkovich counted five apiece while Sydney Lenzner added two.
Hailee Clausnitzer led the Raiders with 13 points and Sophia Pernsteiner added 10.
Antigo connected on nine two-point field goals and three three-point baskets while canning six of 12 free throws.
The Robins host Lakeland Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. for another GNC showdown at the Sheldon Fieldhouse. Undefeated Lakeland crushed Northland Pines Thursday, 74-35.
Lady Hornets crush Laona-Wabeno, 47-14
Displaying excellent shooting accuracy, the Elcho High School girls basketball team stormed to a 47-14 win at Laona-Wabeno Tuesday.
With win, coach Michelle Kincaids Hornets climbed to 4-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference and sit at 8-3 overall. The Logrollers are 1-3 in the NLC and 2-7 overall.
Jessie Slowik led the way with 22 points, while Mackenzie Novak added seven and grabbed eight rebounds, in addition to leading her squad with six assists and four steals. Madison Ashbach grabbed seven caroms.
Elcho shot 44 percent from the field in the first half and 42 percent in the second.
Our offense was a little to tight for most of the first half and we didn't really have a flow until right before halftime, Kincaid noted. But the girls played hard from start to finish with big defensive leadership from Mackenzie and Madison with their steals on defense. We held their big gun, Libby Tinsman, to two points.
The girls still need to recognize when to take advantage of the transition game and when to work together for the good half court shot, Kincaid added. But it was a good win on the road and getting ready for the match up with Three Lak
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