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TIGER ROUND-UP: Nelson, Lundeen sixth at state

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Northwestern High School’s Abigail Nelson and Katie Lundeen both finished in sixth place in their respective events Saturday at the WIAA State Track & Field Championships at UW-La Crosse.

Nelson, a junior, finish sixth in the pole vault with a height of 10-feet-6.

Dailey Albino, a senior from New Berlin West, won the event with a vault of 11-6.

Albino was also Division 1 state champion last year and qualified for state this year with the top vault of 11-6.

Lundeen, a senior, finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 39-6.50.

Somerset’s Eve Goldstein won the event with a toss of 43-8.50.

TIGER TALES: This was Nelson’ third trip to state. She finished 12th last year and fifth as a freshman. Her best vaults both years were 10-0. … Lundeen advanced to state with a sectional toss of 39 feet, 7.25 inches, which was the No. 8 seed out of 16 athletes.

WIAA State Track & Field Championships

Division 1

Pole Vault — 1. Dailey Albino, New Berlin West, 11-6; 2. Abby Rynes, Richland Center, 11-0; 3. Erin Schuh, Seymour, 10-9; 4. Gabrielle Kennedy, St. Thomas More, 10-6; 4. Abby Meidl, Kewaskum, 10-6; 6. Abigail Nelson, Northwestern, 10-6; 7. Caroline Gearin, Osceola, 10-0; 7. Amber Tomazevic, Freedom, 10-0; 9. Grace Grimm, Amery, 10-0; 10. Lauren Rottier, Seymour, 10-0; 11. Jenna Thomas, Richland Center, 10-0; 12. Aleya Stibbe, Richland Center, 10-0; 13. Jacqueline Gerovac, New Berlin West, 9-6; 14. Bailey Nuutinen, Ashland, 9-6.

Shot Put — 1. Eve Goldstein, Somerset, 43-8.50; 2. Kiara Wedell, Wautoma, 42-05.75; 3. Brooke Kary, Kettle Moraine Luth., 42-3.75; 4. Skye Digman, Platteville, 41-7.75; 5. Emily Stendel, Jefferson, 39-10; 6. Katie Lundeen, Northwestern, 39-6.50; 7. Allison Antonie, Sheboygan Falls, 38-10.75; 8. Mackenzie Huber, Colby, 38-2.75; 9. Mackenzie Monty, New London, 37-9; 10. Gabby Ritchie, Prairie du Chien, 36-3.50; 11. Sydney Flier, Waupun, 36-0.75; 12. Emily Cohen, Brillion, 35-8.75; 13. Chloe Bunker, Monroe, 35-7.75; 14. Cate Heup, Milw. Lutheran, 35-0; 15. Hayley Nichols, Stanley-Boyd, 34-0; 16. Sydney Schultz, Mayville, 33-5.


The Tigers’ season came to an end with a 7-6 loss in eight innings to the Amery Warriors Thursday in Brule.

The WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game began on Tuesday, but was postponed by rain with the score tied 7-7 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

When play resumed on Thursday, the Tigers got the final out to end the top of the seventh, but then failed to win the game in the bottom of the inning.

Amery took the lead for good in the top of the eighth inning when Rachel Fouks scored on Madeline Granica’s single.

Granica kept the Tigers off the board in the bottom of the eighth to give Amery a berth in the sectional final game, which they lost to Prescott, 4-1, Friday in Cumberland.

Alison Luoma suffered the complete-game loss for Northwestern.

Boys golf

Northwestern High School’s Spencer Anttila and Kade Bartelt both earned 2018 Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin High Honors Academic-All State honors.

Students are submitted by GCAW coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; 2. Participation in at least 75 percent of their team’s varsity matches; and 3. Are a sophomore, junior or senior.

A record 375 students from 128 different high schools have been honored this year with the average GPA of 3.755.


The Tigers’ season came to an end with a 6-2 loss Thursday at Hayward.

Hurricane starting pitcher Brady Christianson showed why he was named the Heart O’ North Conference Player of the Year as he scattered five hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.

“The top of our lineup hit the ball quite well against Christensen, but we couldn’t plate those extra runs we needed to win the ballgame,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “Hayward played a cleaner baseball game than us, and they deserved to win because of it.”

Christianson also got some key defensive help.

Trailing 4-2 with runners on second and third in the top of the sixth inning, Tigers’ David Wakefield’s line drive was caught by Hayward’s third baseman.

“That was a key moment in the game,” Kroll said. “If that ball gets by, it ties the game at 4-4. Instead, our next batter struck out to end the threat.”

Hayward then added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth when the Tigers threw away a two-out squeeze bunt allowing both runs to score.

Christianson also had two of Hayward’s five hits. Phil Zeigle added two hits and an RBI.

The Tigers had four hits, including a double, single and RBI from Justin Sedin.

Carson Holsclaw also had a double and single and Nolan Gustafson singled.

“The guys played a competitive game and gave themselves a chance to win, but in the end, the fundamentals of baseball got us and we committed too many errors and gave a few too many free passes to win the game,” Kroll said. “Our team is very young, and we return every starter, so the foundation is in place to have some successful years of baseball for the foreseeable future.”

Hayward plays Ellsworth in one sectional semifinal game at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Viroqua. The other semifinal game is G.E.T. vs. Wisconsin Dells. The final is at 5 p.m.

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HON baseball team

Five Tigers were named all-conference in baseball.

Junior’s Justin Sedin and Carson Holsclaw and sophomore Jake Brill were first-team picks; freshman Dylan Ronchi was named second team; and Gabe Beeksma was named honorable mention.

Heart O’ North Conference

2018 Baseball All Conference

First Team

Brady Christianson Hayward Sr. P

Phil Zeigle Hayward Sr. P

Jerad Lindfors Cumberland Sr. C

Terry Kilmer Hayward Jr. C

Zach Ruf Bloomer Jr. IF

Reid Olson Cumberland Jr. IF

Jake Brill NW So. IF

Justin Sedin NW Jr. IF

Carson Holsclaw NW Jr. OF

Kobe Berghammer Cumb. Sr. Utility

Austin Wessel Hayward So. Utility

Second Team

Wyatt Tift Cumb. Jr. P

John Nauertz Spooner Jr. P

Wyatt Boe Barron So. C

Dylan Ronchi NW Fr. IF

Caden Dupee Ladysmith Jr. IF

Sam Melton Spooner Jr. IF

Ethan Rothbauer Bloomer Fr. OF

Jared Newell C-W Jr. OF

Max Narges Cumb. Sr. OF

Jacob Boss Hayward Jr. OF

Riley Bodsberg Cumb. Jr. U

Honorable Mention

Gabe Beeksma NW Sr. P

Tom Kissack Spooner So. C

Jackson Massie Barron Sr. IF

Leif Iverson Bloomer So. IF

Bronson Schofield C-W Jr. IF

Eli Danielson Hayward Sr. IF

Caleb Meltz Ladysmith Sr. IF

Caleb Zahurones Ladysmith Sr. IF

Jack Martens Cumberland Fr. OF

Chase Melton Spooner Jr. OF

HON Player of the Year

Brady Christianson Hayward Sr. P

HON softball team

Three members of the Tiger softball team were named all-conference.

Junior’s Tory Anderson and Mackenzie Correll were first-team picks; sophomore Karsyn Jones was named second team; and sophomore Brecken Oswskey was named honorable mention.

Heart O’ North Conference

2018 Softball All Conference

First Team

Emily Kuehl Bloomer Fr. P

Lauren Green Cumberland Jr. P

Allison Luoma NW Fr. P

Rilee Luzinski Bloomer Jr. C

Tory Anderson NW Jr C

Sidney Kostner Bl. Sr. IF

Kenadi Poirier Bl. Jr. IF

Skyler Bellrichard Bl. Sr. IF

Mackenzie Correll NW Jr. IF

Kennedy Antczak C-W Sr. OF

Adreanna Johnson Cumb. Sr. OF

Second Team

Maggie Reisner C-W So. P

Payton Nyhus Cumb. So. P

Stephanie Walters Cumb. Sr. C

Brooke Shatley Barron Sr. IF

Morgan Davis C-W Sr. IF

Annie Zawistowski Hayward Jr. IF

Shaina Zwiefelhofer Bl. Sr. OF

Kezleigh Vacho Ladysmith Jr. OF

Karsyn Jones NW So. OF

Honorable Mention

McKenna Lundsten Hayward Jr. P

Paige Hoff Barron So. C

Brook Frost Ladysmith Jr. C

MaKayla Anderson Cumb. Sr. IF

Ellie Rieper Cumb. So. IF

Joie Hammersberg Spooner Sr. IF

Rikki Saletri Spooner Jr. IF

Lauren Maas Barron So. OF

Maggie Rada Bl. Sr. OF

Josie Shadick Cumb. Sr. OF

Brecken Oswskey NW So. OF

HON Player of the Year

Lauren Green Cumberland Jr. P