The Little Chute girls’ cross country team brought home gold from Wausau by capturing the Division 2/3 girls championship at the Smiley Invitational with 157 points Saturday.
Abbie Botz led the Mustangs with a 12th-place finish and a time of 16:23. Courtney Grams was next in line for Little Chute in 14th with a time of 16:35.
Phillips finished second with 174 points.
In the Division 1 girls’ race, Kimberly finished sixth with 190 points. McKenzie Carper and Sarah Richardson finished in ninth and 10th with times of 15:24 and 15:26, respectively.
Eagan, Minn., won the girls’ team title with 63 points. Aubrey Roberts of Eau Claire Memorial won the girls’ race with a time of 14:38.
In the Division 1 boys’ race, Kimberly finished second with 105 points and had three runners finish in the top 11. Nicholas Rink finished fifth in 16:32. Derek Rink and Kevin Kilgas finished 10th and 11th with times of 16:49.67 and 16:49.70, respectively.
Seymour’s Justin Skinkis was sixth in 16:41.
Steven Point won the team title with 41 points.
In the Division 2/3 boys’ race, Little Chute finished second with 106 points. Joe Van Grinsven was seventh in16:37 to lead Mustangs runners.
Shorewood won the team title with 53 points.
At New London, the Hortonville girls’ team placed three runners in the top six to win the team title with 74 points.
Claire Van Beek was Hortonville’s top runner, finishing third with a time of 15:45. Emma Rafuse and Hannah Lohrenz finished fourth and sixth with times of 15:46 and 15:47, respectively.
At Milwaukee, the Neenah girls’ team had the top two runners and powered its way to a first-place finish with 39 points.
Jessica Parker won the race with a time of 14:53. Jennifer Parker was one second back in second place.
At Mount Calvary, the Freedom boys’ and girls’ teams both captured team titles at the meet hosted by St. Lawrence Seminary.
The Irish boys won with 29 points and had four of the top five finishers. Sam Hinz led the Freedom runners, finishing in first in 15:55. Matt Vosters, Levi Jadin and Ryan Lemmers finished third through fifth with times of 16:31, 16:56 and 16:57, respectively.
St. Mary Central’s Greg Greif finished second in 16:09.
In the girls race, the Irish took the team title with 97 points as Lauren Peters led the way with a fourth-place finish and a time of 16:04.
Fox Valley Lutheran Invitational
At Appleton, Fox Valley Lutheran went unbeaten in its own tournament to take home the championship.
The Foxes, who did not lost a set, defeated New London and Winnebago Lutheran in pool play and then defeated Menasha and Campbellsport in the Gold Bracket.
Abby Radue had 71 assists for Fox Valley Lutheran, while Taylor Hammer had 18 kills. Jenna Miller had seven solo blocks and nine block assists. Katie Henzi had 13 digs.
Neenah, which is ranked third in the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association Division 1 poll, finished second, losing only to top-ranked Menomonee Falls in the finals.
In the semifinals, the Rockets defeated Kettle Moraine Lutheran, which is ranked second in Division 2.
“Really good day for our team today. We saw some growth in some areas,” Neenah coach Bruce Moriarty said. “Falls is outstanding and were the better team today. They exposed some things we need to work on. We will continue strive to get better.”
The Rockets were led by Haley Barnes with 33 kills, Bailey LaMarche with 47 asissts and Jenny Johnson with 28 digs.
Xavier defeated Manitowoc 26-24, 26-24 in the championship match, while Kaukauna finished fourth, dropping the third-place match to Green Bay Preble 25-19, 25-19.
Xavier was led by Peyton Ufi, Grace Schlicht, Jenna DeShaney and Libby Gill, who combined for 115 kills. Kayla Gresl had 46 digs for the Hawks.
At Town of Clayton, Appleton North finished fourth with a team score of 365, 25 strokes behind Brookfield Central. Brookfield East was second at 351.
Olivia Robinson of Appleton North finished with the lowest team score among area golfers, shooting an 82.
Appleton North Invitational
At Appleton, Kimberly lost only one game, winning four matches to capture the title.
The Papermakers defeated Neenah, Appleton East, Kaukauna and Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac, Kaukauna and Appleton finished second through fourth, respectively.
Jonah Bruss led Kimberly with 39 kills, while Hunter Nelson had 91 assists.
Kaukauna was led by Carter Belling and Austin Oettinger with 63 kills and 99 assists, respectively.
At Appleton, Xavier finished fourth, Appleton West was fifth and Fox Valley Lutheran was sixth in the six-team tournament. Grafton and Eau Claire North tied for first, with Grafton winning the title in a shootout.
Xavier tied Notre Dame 2-2, tied Grafton 1-1 and lost to Eau Claire North 2-0. Brandon Lifke and Stephen Varkoly scored goals against Notre Dame and Varkoly scored on a penalty kick against Grafton.
Fox Valley Lutheran lost to Notre Dame 3-0 and lost to Grafton 4-0. Ethan Schneider made 15 saves in goal for the Foxes against Notre Dame and 11 saves against Grafton.
Appleton West lost to Grafton 3-0, lost to Eau Claire North 3-0 and lost to Notre Dame 3-0.
At Kenosha, Kimberly split its games, losing to Kenosha Bradford 3-1 before beating Kenosha Tremper 2-0.
Jake Riffe scored at 29:56 to pull the Papermakers within a goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net to even the score.
Against Tremper, Drew Van Alstine put Kimberly ahead 1-0 in the 10th minute as Ben Peterson recorded three saves to notch a shutout.
|Kenosha Bradford …||…2||1||—||3|
Kimberly goal: Jake Riffe 29:56. Shots: Kimberly 5, Kenosha Bradford 7. Saves: Ben Peterson KIM 2, KEN 4.
|Kenosha Tremper …||…0||0||—||0|
Goals: Drew Van Alstine KIM 9:06, Cooper Utpadel KIM 42:36. Shots: Kimberly 6, Kenosha Tremper 2. Saves: Ben Peterson KIM 3, KT 3.
At Berlin, Hortonville took first place in the eight-team tournament after beating Montello 8-2, Mayville 3-0 and Ripon 1-0.
Anders Carlson scored 50 seconds into the game against Ripon for the game’s only goal.
Marco Delbecchi scored three goals on the day for the Polar Bears and Jacob Jennerjohn was in goal for all three wins.
Goals: Patrick Quale H (Anders Carlson) 3:08; Marco Delbecchi H (Patrick Quale) 3:55; Craig Harrington H (Carlson) 6:23; Patrick Quale H (Harrington) 9:14; Aaron Mueller H (Carlson) 10:28; Eduardo Mendoza M 11:01; Delbecchi pk 29:35; Brandon Budahn M 36:01; Kellen Krueger H (Carlson) 41:26; Carlson H (Delbecchi) 41:56. Saves: Jacob Jennerjohn H 2, Mick Marske M 14.
Goals: Stefan Hartz (Delbecchi) 5:28; Phil Proft (Hartz) 15:44; Delbecchi (Jonathan Quale) 24:23. Saves: Jacob Jennerjohn H 2, Jonathan Weishaar M 13.
Goal: Anders Carlson (Stefan Hartz) :50. Saves: Jacob Jennerjohn H 8, Riley Haas R 11.