Gymnasts will represent Antigo at state meet for 11th straight year|
When discussing high school gymnastics, Antigo must be listed among the talking points.
Although not having advanced to the state team championships prior to the change of the new millenium, the Lady Robins have done it 11 straight years since, making it one of the most successful sports programs in local prep history.
“We came a long way this year,” said longtime coach Julie Langseth, who is assisted at the helm by fellow coach Stacy Bula.
Fielding a 2013-14 crew featuring only two seniors, zero juniors and a collection of underclassmen, Antigo has shown incredible growth over the past few months and in response, have been rewarded in yet another trip to Wisconsin Rapids starting Friday where it will compete among the state’s best.
“After 11 years, it almost becomes easy to forget how exciting this is, how important it is,” Langseth said, “but these girls have put in the time and have worked hard to get to where they are now.”
Katelyn Kondzela and Lindsay Berndt serve as the squad’s lone seniors and will bring both experience and poise to the competition, having participated at the state meet both in team action and as individuals.
Lady Robins score regional win, will next play state-ranked New London
Antigo High School seniors Brittney Wald and Steph Hanke made certain that their final game at home would go down in the win column.
Playing host to Shawano in the first round of the WIAA regional play-offs Tuesday, Wald scored 20 points while Hanke went a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line while garnering 10 rebounds as the Lady Robins claimed a 41-34 victory to advance to the next round.
“Moving on in the tournament was one of their goals,” Head Coach Dennis Duchac said, noting that it had been several seasons since the feat was accomplished.
“It was good to get the win, a good win for the seniors,” he added.
A three-pointer from beyond the arc by Wald — the first of her three on the night — and a field goal by Hanke served as Antigo’s lone points in the first quarter as the Robins entered the second period down 11-5.
Scoring a 9-6 advantage in the followup, Antigo cut the deficit to three, 17-14, by the break.
A shot by the Hawks’ Lindsey Kurtz opened the second half but minus a three-pointer by Morgan Klitzke, Shawano’s offense fell stagnant as Antigo went on a 16-5 run to enter the final stanza up 30-22.
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Antigo Squirts rack up points at Spooner tourney
The Antigo Aces Squirt team participated in the Spooner Tournament this past weekend and in the consolation game. In what was a wild weekend of offense, the Aces left Spooner with many of their young players amassing amazing numbers of points.
Scoring 28 goals in three games, offense reigned supreme in the weekend tourney. The Squirts were unfortunately defeated in their first game on Saturday via a shootout 9-8 to Black River Falls. With Falls up by two goals at the end of the first period, three different Antigo players got the Aces on the board in the second.
With subsequent goals by Reese Myre, Trevin Walbeck and Mason Berg, Antigo went into the second intermission still trailing 4-3.
In a four-goal third period for Antigo, Myre had two consecutive goals while Garrett Husnick and Walbeck followed suit with one each. Black River Falls would score three times themselves, however, and the game went down to a shootout. Myre scored the only shootout goal for Antigo, but the Aces were snubbed by two Falls goal scorers for the loss.
Later in the afternoon, the Aces got their defense to step up as they beat McFarland 10-4. Despite being down 2-0 early in
Leading early in game, Antigo boys lose to Lakeland 58-57
The crowd at the Sheldon Fieldhouse was waiting with breathless anticipation when the score was 40-39 entering the fourth quarter Friday night. Minutes later, as time expired, not much deviance had occurred as the Antigo Red Robins were defeated by the Lakleand Thunderbirds 58-57. Only the crowd’s countenance had changed.
Coming off a loss to Medford one week ago, the Robins have had six days to recover thanks to a Tuesday night cancellation against Pacelli. The week’s rest proved not to be beneficial for Antigo as a second half stagnation caused their offense to sputter.
Coach Jesse Shaw was upset with the team’s game-time start. “We had a poor start and got down 12 in the first quarter,” he said, “But we stormed back in the second quarter and took a five point lead.”
The score at the end of the first half had Antigo leading 31-26. Blake Below had sunk three three-point baskets in the first half alone and Cassius Noskowiak added another.
Coming out in the second half with the five-point lead, Antigo’s third quarter saw an offensive deterioration. Scoring only eight points to the Thunderbirds’ 14, the third marked the Robins’ worst quarter of the ev
Jack Filbrandt bowls top game at 258
Jack Filbrandt got the nod for top game at Antigo’s North Star Lanes Thursday evening, beating the marks tallied by series leaders Brian Mattmiller and Jeff Wright.
The latter pair both hurdled 700 to pace the evening’s series count — Mattmiller at 718 (231, 234, 253) and Wright at 706 (235, 247, 224).
Filbrandt scored a solid 258 along with games of 209 and 222 to earn a 689 series. Chris Orgeman was next in line at 687. Scores were 256, 219 and 212.
Other evening frontrunners were Bill Page, 663 (248); Greg Pizl Sr., 657 (238); Nick Rekowski, 640 (233); Eugene Peters, 637 (226); Mark Ringel, 629 (233); Lyle Tackett, 624 (226); and Dennis Seis, 611 (236).
Others bowling at least a 210 game or better were Steve McFarlane, 247; John Kerner, 234; Kevin Marshall, 224; Kirk Elliott, 222; Mark Marshall, 217; Shane Gollnick and Ryan Fuller, 214; Gary Hegranes, 211; and Larry Welch, 210.
Rose Ward put in a solid performance to lead the action in the Thursday Afternoon Ladies league.
Beginning the day with a 172, she jumped to a 213 game before ending the campaign at 167. Together they earned her a 552 triple.
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