Mistakes doom Robins, fall to Merrill 40-20 in Saturdays game|
In an almost complete reversal of its win at Mosinee Sept. 16, the Antigo High School football team found out Saturday that if anything could go wrong, it would, and lost to Merrill, 40-20.
W L All
Medford 4 0 4-2
Merrill 3 1 3-3
Antigo 2 1 3-3
Ashland 1 2 1-5
Lakeland 1 3 1-5
Mosinee 1 3 1-5
Rhinelander 0 3 2-4
Fri: Medford 42 Lakeland 0
Fri: Ashland 13 Mosinee 12
Fri: Amherst 64 Rhinelander 0
Sat. Merrill 40 Antigo 20
Fri: Antigo at Lakeland
Fri: Medford at Rhinelander
Fri: Mosinee at New Glarus
Sat: Medford at Rhinelander
In a game distracted perhaps by the overwhelming focus placed on celebrating the 1976 Robin state champs, coach Tom Schofields squad found few bounces that went their way, and suffered repeated mental breakdowns that shot any hopes of victory in the foot.
Merrill scored 26 points on six Antigo turnovers, three lost fumbles and three interceptions. On defense, Antigos leading tacklers
Arrowood, Robrecht take doubles title, Robins finish third in GNC
Red Robin tennis players Taylor Arrowood and Abby Robrecht finished Saturday just as they had begun — undefeated in the Great Northern Conference.
As Antigos No. 2 doubles pairing, the duo helped lead the Robins to a third place finish in 2016 regular season competition at completion of the Great Northern Conference tournament at Lakeland.
Entering the contest with a solid 7-3 record, Antigo and Lakeland were favorites for the runnerup spot. At days end, the Thunderbirds got the edge, taking second behind league-winning Rhinelander. Behind Antigo, Medford finished fourth followed by Marshfield Columbus and Philips.
Energy was riding high and the girls were ready to play, Robin Coach Aimee Hein said.
For their performance, Arrowood and Robrecht were named to the leagues All Conference First Team. Teammates Allison Kondzela, Maya Gaedtke, Ellie Kelly and Allivia Zoern as well as the doubles pairings of Emily Wald and Izzy Matuszewski all finished third to earn league Honorable Mention.
At No. 1 singles, Kondzela had an unexpected first-round bye as Marshfield Columbus was without a player. With that, th
Tough second quarter unravels Wolverines team
Playing visitor Three Lakes/Phelps pretty much even for much of Fridays game, the Elcho-White Lake Wolverines football team saw the wheels fall off in the second quarter and lost to the Bluejays, 34-18
Coach Corey Smiths Wolverines drew first blood on a 45-yard scoring toss from Chris Schewe to Caz Senoraske in the second quarter. Though the conversion failed, Elcho-White Lake looked to be in a good spot, ahead by 6-0.
Unfortunately, Three Lakes-Phelps stormed back.
The Bluejays responded with a touchdown on the ensuing possession to the tie the score at 6-6, and proceeded to put 20 more points on the scoreboard to head into half-time on top, 26-6.
The first quarter really went well for us defensively, Smith said. We did give up some yards but were able to keep them from scoring. The second quarter though was another story.
His Wolverines responded in the third quarter as Schewe and Senoraske hooked up again, this one from 20 yards out, and then Schewe scampered for a 10-yard scoring jaunt later in the quarter.
Three Lakes/Phelps tallied a touchdown in the third quarter and then sealed its win in the fourth quarter.
Eighth graders top Lakeland 8-6 in football
The Antigo Middle School eighth grade football team bounced back from a long first quarter scoring run and defeated Lakeland Tuesday, 8-6.
Lakeland struck first on an 88-yard run late in the initial period that appeared to be bottled up before the runner broke loose and reached paydirt. Antigo stopped the two-point conversion.
On the subsequent possession, Antigo put together a solid drive as Elliot Oregman took an off tackle run up the middle for a 16-yard scoring opportunity. Oregman then tallied the two-point conversion with 3:15 remaining in the first half.
The game was cut short due to lightening with 2:42 showing on the first-half clock.
Our offense finally got some rhythm, coach Matt Sundermeyer said, The offensive line, Ben Tincher, Josh Heuss, Jerome Jones, Nate Handgartner, and Parker Grabb really stepped up and did us well. Ryan Hemmingson got his first start at quarterback and did a good job settling into the position. He led well and did a nice job getting his passes on target to a variety of receivers including: Alex Stank, Casey Smith, and Logan Thome.
In an earlier game, the seventh grade squad fought back but ran out of time,
Robins host Jays in another key GNC game, honor 1976 champions
Coming off an exciting 22-20 win in a hostile environment at Mosinee Friday, the Antigo High School football team wont be able to catch much of a breath as it hosts arch-nemesis and Great Northern Conference rival Merrill Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Schofield Stadium.
A special tribute will be paid to the 1976 Robin football team, the first ever officially recognized WIAA football state champions. Honorary captains will be 1976 teammates, Dan Thorpe, Dean Seis, Joe Miller and John Payant.
W L All
Medford 3 0 3-2
Antigo 2 0 3-2
Merrill 2 1 2-3
Mosinee 1 2 1-4
Lakeland 1 2 1-4
Rhinelander 0 3 2-3
Ashland 0 2 0-4
Games this weekend
Fri: Medford at Lakeland
Fri: Mosinee at Ashland
Fri: Amherst at Rhinelander
Sat: Merrill at Antigo, 1 p.m.
At seasons outset, coach Tom Schofield said that the key to every game was making plays. That was never more true than in Fridays win. Mosinee held a noticeable time of possession advantage, ran nearly 25 more plays than Antigo, and outgained the Robins
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