Merrill's Sladek suffers injury in victory over 'Jacks

Merrill's Sladek suffers injury in victory over 'Jacks

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Merrill's Sladek suffers injury in victory over 'Jacks

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MERRILL – The Merrill girls basketball team won Tuesday night, after losing its top scorer and rebounder to an injury.

Junior Renee Sladek suffered a knee injury in the first quarter after scoring six points. Her status for the the rest of the season is uncertain, according to Bluejays coach Melissa Yuska.

Brianna LaMonica helped to pick up the scoring slack with a team-high 10 points and Merrill jumped out to a big early lead and coasted to a 41-23 win over Wausau East in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup.

“I was really proud of the girls,” Yuska said. “(The injury to Sladek) was tough to watch, but our kids kept their heads in game. They were mentally tough to do that after losing a teammate like Renee.

“Hopefully, it’s something she can come back quickly.”

Anna Bauman and Jorie Meyer each scored five points for the Lumberjacks.

Wausau East 2 8 9 4 23
Merrill 13 9 10 9 41

Wausau East (23): Jorie Meyer 5, Paige Heinrich 2, Allyson Salzer 3, Vanessa Boorse 2, Olivia Zipperer 4, Anna Bauman 5, Hannah Euting 2.

Merrill (41): Dawn Leland 4, Lauren Hojan 5, Kendra Andreska 2, Lindsay Krueger 8, Renee Sladek 6, Reegan Byer 6, Brianna LaMonica 10.

3-pointers: Wausau East 1 (Zipperer); Merrill 0.

Records: Merrill 8-4, 4-1 Valley; Wausau East 2-10; 0-6 Valley.

Amherst 58, Newman Catholic 55

AMHERST – Jaimee Pitt scored all 13 points for the Falcons in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds left in regulation as the Falcons edged the Cardinals.

Pitt finished with a game-high 27 points.

Kim Steif had 17 points to lead the Cardinals, including four 3-pointers. Madison Tubbs added 12 points for Newman Catholic.

Newman 13 15 16 11 55
Amherst 10 15 20 13 58

NEWMAN (55): Brianna Jankowski 9, Kim Steif 17, Chole Chapman 5, Lauren LaPree 7, Christina Grunow 4, Madison Tubbs 12.

AMHERST (58): Jaimee Pitt 27, Brooke Groholski 4, Marisa Loken 8, Hannah Graywey 8, Lindsey Rutz 5, Jessica Peterson 6.

3-pointers: Newman Catholic 5 (Steif 4, Jankowski); Amherst 2 (Pitt).

Records: Amherst 12-0, Newman Catholic 7-5.

Witt-Birn 77, Mosinee 34

MOSINEE – Monica Verkuilen scored 20 points and led four Chargers players in double figures on the way to a win in a nonconference matchup.

The Chargers led 29-9 after the first quarter and held Mosinee to 14 points in the first half.

Julie Kijak led Mosinee with eight points.

Witt-Birn 29 16 18 14 77
Mosinee 9 5 12 8 34

WITT-BIRN (77): Monica Verkuilen 20, Megan School 16, Micah Nier 12, Savanah Vera 10, Taylor Bushman 8, Erika Alwes 5, Mikayla Hartman 2, Erica White Eagle 2, Mikayla King 2.

MOSINEE (34): Julie Kijak 8, Liz Zuelke 6, Brittany Dulak 5, Emily Freundl 4, Kayla Hayes 3, Macee Beste 2, Carly Krueger 2, Tori Voight 2, Autumn Michlig 2.

3-pointers: Witt-Birn 6 (Verkuilen 4, School 2).

Records: Wittenberg-Birnamwood 10-1, Mosinee 7-5.

WVL 49,
Tri-County 21

MOSINEE – Branson Witucki scored a game-high 12 points, and Justin Witucki and David Marshall both added 11 points to lead the Wolves to the nonconference win.

Mitch Marinack had 10 points to lead the Penguins.

Tri-County 5 4 9 3 21
WVL 13 18 12 6 49

TRI-COUNTY (21): Dayton Jones 2, Luke Marinack 3, Darin Reid 4, Mitch Marinack 10, Aaron Klabunde 2.

WVL (49): Branson Witucki 12, Nicholas Lilienthal 6, Caleb Danner 2, Justin Witucki 11, Titus Morgan 2, Danny Yu 1, David Marshall 11, Dex DePasse 4.

Records: WVL 10-2, Tri-County 0-14.

Wausau East 57, Merrill 49

WAUSAU – Cole Nelson scored eight of his team-high 22 points in the second quarter to help Wausau East beat Merrill 57-49 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game.

Nelson sank five 3-pointers to lead and was one of three East players to score in double figures. Travis Walzvogel scored 14 points and Conrad Felton added 13.

Merrill’s Paul Jesperson led his team with 23 points.

East used a 20-8 run through the second quarter to take an 11-point lead into halftime.

“We just kind of opened it up a little bit in the second quarter,” East coach Jason Teske said. “We responded to Merrill’s pressure.”

Merrill 10 8 14 17 49
Wausau East 9 20 12 16 57

MERRILL (49): Pheorin 6, Peterson 6, A. Seaman 2, Hartz 4, Jesperson 23, Anderson 5, M. Seaman 2, Mootz 1.

WAUSAU EAST (57): Travis Walzvogel 14, Cole Nelson 22, Bryce Widmark 1, Adam Urmanski 2, Justin Strom 5, Conrad Felten 13.

3-pointers: Merrill 3 (Pheorin 2, Jesperson); Wausau East 6 (Nelson 5, Walzvogel).

Records: East 4-10, 2-4

Marathon 52, Newman Catholic 38

MARATHON – Collin Seubert scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Raiders in a game in which the Cardinals led 12-10 at the break.

Vince Dinkel added 12 points for the Raiders.

Marcus Gabriel led Newman Catholic with 15 points.

Newman 6 7 7 18 38
Marathon 3 7 18 24 52

NEWMAN CATHOLIC (38): Nate Prososki 5, Dane Fronek 6, Jared Buntin 3, Marcus Gabriel 15, Tolga Ozturk 9.

MARATHON (52): Collin Seubert 29, Xavier Lechleitner 3, Vince Dinkel 12, Ross Wokatsch 1, Ethan Seubert 3, Matthew Haehlke 4.

3-pointers: Newman Catholic 1 (Ozturk); Marathon 4 (Seubert).

Records: Marathon 12-1, 7-1 Marawood Conference South Division; Newman Catholic 5-8, 3-5 Marawood South.

Athens 63,
Phillips 50

ATHENS – Shane Coker led the way with 23 points and the Bluejays broke open a close game in the third quarter to record a Marawood Conference North Division win over the Loggers.

Phillips 12 14 12 12 50
Athens 15 17 19 12 63

Athens (63): Luke Mroczenski 2, Collin Ellenbecker 6, Connor Ellenbecker 7, Lane Tessmer 6, Austin Schreiner 2, Shane Coker 23, Matt Weise 3, Tony Thurs 14.

Phillips (50): Not provided.

3-pointers: Athens 4 (Con. Ellenbecker, Weise, Thurs 2); Phillips, not provided.

Records: Athens 9-6, 4-2 Marawood North; Phillips 0-6 Marawood North.

Mosinee 7,
Lakeland 2

MOSINEE – Brody Pecha and Jake Hrebik scored in the 1st period, Zach Bornheimer and Landon Stepan scored in the 2nd period and Zach Pyan, Hrebik and Alex Denfeld scored in the 3rd period to give Mosinee a 7-2 win over Lakeland.

“It was good team win. We had all four lines score tonight. I was the first time it happened all year. It was a nice breakout game for our offense,” said Mosinee coach Derek Yirkovsky.

Lakeland 0 1 1 2
Mosinee 2 2 3 7

First period: Mos: Brodey Pecha (Jake Hrebick, Matthew Sprink) 8:04; Mos: Hrebik (Matthew Sprink, Pecah) 14:35.

Second period: Mos: Zach Bornheimer (Chris Tomske, Zach Pyan) 4:57; Lakeland: Jack Dern (Nik Boyer, Tommy Berger) 8:44; Mos: Landon Stepan (Dylan Bednar, Matthew Sprink) 14:34.

Third period: Mos: Zach Pyan (Bornheimer) 1:32; Mos: Hrebik (Pecha) 5:03; Mos: Alex Denfeld 12:11; Lakeland: Nate Kingstad (Jack Dern) 15:32 power play.

Saves: Mos: A.J. Fuls 10-8-6: 24 total; Alex Mustackis 5-12-6: 23 total.

Records: Mosinee: 9-6, 6-2 in conference. Lakeland: 7-9, 3-5 conference.

Witt-Birn 58,
Gillett/Suring 15

WITTENBERG – Braxton Potrykus and D.J. Ostrowski set the tone with pins in a combined 49 seconds at 160 and 170 pounds, respectively, and the Chargers cruised to a nonconference dual meet victory.

John White Wing (220), Ben Vosters (113), Jared Hallas (132) and Brendin Randall (145) also secured falls for W-B.

“We got a couple guys out of lineup backup s wrestling good and we’re staying pretty focused and that’s the main thing,” Chargers coach Troy Ostrowski said.

160: Braxton Potrykus (WB) p. Austin Falnigan, :26; 170: D.J. Ostrowski (WB) p. Tanner Rehn, :23; 182: August Peplinski (WB) p. Broden Bennin, 1:25; 195: Nick Stringfellow (WB) won by forfeit; 220: John White Wing (WB) p. Tyler Herning, :28; 285: Cody Kasprak (WB) dec. Sam Schaal, 10-13; 106: Zach Urquhart (WB) dec. Hunter Egge, 5-4; 113: Ben Vosters (WB) p. Garret Kohls, 2:49; 120: Grant Fischer (G/S) p. Jesse Sprague, 5:07; 126: Bobby Uttecht (WB) maj. dec. Zach Moede, 15-7; 132: Jared Hallas (WB) p. Parker Wanish, 1:19; 138: Alex Zeitler (G/S) p. Griffin Magee, 5:20; 145: Brendin Randall (WB) p. Mitchel Umentum, 1:04; 152: Bryce Cibulka (G/S) dec. Cory Chroge, 5-0.

D.C. Everest 86, Wisconisin Rapids 81

WESTON – Jacob Hehir won the 200 yard IM in 2 minutes 20 seconds, and the 100 free in 54.34 as the Evergreens won the Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup.

Rapids’ Zachary Frye won the 200 free in 2:14.34 and was second in the 200 IM in 2:32.21.

200 medley relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids ‘A’ (Sam Rietveld, Brett Burris, Buck Jones, Zachary Frey), 1:56.48; 2. DCE ‘A’, 2:03.05. 200 free: 1. Zachary Frye, WR, 2:14.34; 2. Max Brink, DCE, 2:27.12. 200 IM: 1. Jacob Hehir, DCE, 2:20.0; 2. Zachary Frye, WR, 2:32.21. 50 free: 1, Joel Dack, DCE, 24.69; 2. Stephen Brinegar, WR, 25.81. 100 butterfly: 1. Jordan Zielinski, DCE, 1:06.16; 2. Jonah Mancl, WR, 1:15.93. 100 freestyle: 1. Jacob Hehir, DCE, 54.34; 2. Buck Jones, WR, 55.56. 500 free: 1. Sam Rietveld, WR, 5:53.24; 2. Justin Mulder, DCE, 7:07.54. 200 free relay: 1. D.C. Everest ‘A’ (Joel Dack, Zach Neuner, Cole Seidmore, Jacob Hehir), 1:43.52; 2. Wisconsin Rapids ‘A’, 1:51.64. 100 backstroke: 1. Sam Rietveld, WR, 1:05.91; 2. Jordan Zielinski, DCE, 1:11.20. 100 breaststroke: 1. Brett Burris, WR, 1:10.30; 2. Alex Cornish, DCE, 1:16.19. 400 free relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids ‘A’ (Buck Jones, Zachary Frye, Sam Rietveld, Brett Burris), 3:55.16; 2. D.C. Everest ‘A’, 4:21.62.

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