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Koss begins 2014 season taking Hodag Invitational
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Despite a decline in numbers this season, the Red Robin boys cross country team made a statement at the Hodag Invite Thursday in Rhinelander. Well more so Colin Koss made the statement as he paced the field of 135 runners to take top honors as meet medalist.

“Colin got out strong and took the lead right at the beginning and held it till the end,” first year coach April Sadogierski recanted after the race. “His training from this past summer helped him and is going to carry him through the remainder of this season.”

Crossing a full four seconds ahead of his competition, Koss improved his time from 2013 by running a 16:58. He was followed by D.C. Everest’s Anthony Anderson, 17:02 and Logan Spooner, 17:17.

Evergreen teammate Aaron Carr was fourth overall at 18:01 with Wausau East’s Charlie Brimacombe fifth at 18:03.

The Evergreen team of Anderson, Spooner, Carr, Eric Weaver and Austin Kleman earned team title with 27 points. Wausau West took second with 60, Merrill third, 94, Wausau East fourth, 96, Northland Pines fifth, 124, host Rhinelander sixth with 166, Crandon seventh, 176 and Laona-Wabeno eighth, 216.

Senior veteran Garrett Becerra c
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Robins look to rebound after first week's loss, travel to Maroons Friday
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Antigo looks to rebound after losing this past week to the dreaded Rhinelander Hodags, 19-8 in a non-conference affair at Mike Webster Stadium. Traveling to Menominee, Mich., to face the Maroons on Friday, the Red Robins need improvements in its pass defense and offense that was shut down in the second half in Rhinelander.

Tony Libit returns behind center after a difficult first start last week. Attempting just eight passes, Libit finished his evening with two completions for 16 yards and an interception, while taking four sacks and losing a fumble. Libit’s offensive line, averaging just over 300 pounds, will need to do a better job protecting Antigo’s senior quarterback.

Max Nowinsky was the Robins’ workhorse on offense against the Hodags, rushing 27 times for 103 yards. Aeric Berner had the only touchdown for Antigo, a second quarter score that was one of his four carries that garnered him 18 yards that evening.

The run-emphasis game plan employed by Coach Matt Weberpal was prolific in terms of yardage in Antigo’s 20-0 loss at home to Menominee last season, yet failed to secure points on the board. The Robins rushed the ball 46 times for 195 yards, includi
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Volleyball team finishes at 1-4 at Marshfield
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The Antigo High School varsity volleyball team had a rough start to its 2014 season Tuesday.

One of six squads to compete in the Marshfield Invitational, the Lady Red Robins won only one match to finish at 1-4 on the day.

Wausau Newman, Marshfield and Merrill tied for first with identical 4-1 records. Hudson finished at 2-3. Ashland came in last at 0-5.

The squad, coached by Michelle Knetter, will head to Wisconsin Dells on Friday to begin a two-day tournament at the Just A Game Fieldhouse.

Additional details as to Tuesday’s match were not provided.
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Antigo crushes competition, team wins a pair in GNC
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Antigo’s ladies served up some victories on the court at Medford Monday.

Challenging two Great Northern Conference competitors, Coach Aimee Hein’s varsity tennis team trounced both of them to walk away with the 14-0 victors on back-to-back 7-0 wins.

“We had an extremely successful night,” Hein said.

A young Phillips team fell to Antigo’s talent in the early contest as the Robins dominated the match. Over the entire 12-set, six match contest, the Loggers won only five games. Antigo won one match by forfeit.

“All of our girls cruised through their prospective matches pretty quickly. We out-hit and outmaneuvered them,” Hein said.

Antigo’s second match versus host Medford proved to be more of a challenge.

Although claiming victory, quite easily, in its first sets, the Robins were forced to kick their play up a notch as the evening wore on.

At No. 1 singles, senior Maddie Matuszewski kept Medford’s Shantel Faude moving around the court and in turn, won the second set more easily than the first 6-4, 6-2.

Senior Ashley Brown crushed Beth Marshall in their opening set but then gave her opponent time to breath before relying
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Local runners do well at Wausau race
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Dan Bauknecht of Antigo posted a time of 1:27.56 to place third overall in the half-marathon portion of Sunday’s Wausau Marathon sponsored by the CoVantage Credit Union.

The 13.1 mile event attracted close to 150 runners, in addition to the hundreds who ran the extended full marathon and shorter 5K.

Bauknecht’s time put him third behind race winner Ernesto Ramirez of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1:16.30) and runnerup Jason Bond of Mosinee (1:18.39).

Several other local runners finished high in their respective age groups including Mitch Lassa of Birnamwood (third in age 20-24, 2:05.34); Matt Meronk of Antigo (third in age 25-29, 1:56.18); Brian Van Hoof of Aniwa (second in age 35-39, 1:45.58); Wayne Grebko of Birnamwood, first in age 50-54, 1:40.09).

On the women’s side, Laurie Pionek of Antigo took third in the 30-34 age group (1:56.18); Rhonda Nousen, Birnamwood, (11th in age 35-39, 2:28.22); and Diana Resch of Birnamwood, (seventh in age 50-54, 2:26.06).

Justin Kruse of Savage, Minn. was the men’s full marathon winner with a time of 2:58.51.Taryn Surtees of Cincinnati was the women’s titlist at 3:09.0.
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