Prep highlights: Patriots rally for FVA swim win

Prep highlights: Patriots rally for FVA swim win


Prep highlights: Patriots rally for FVA swim win


Appleton East used first- and third-place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle relay to come from behind and defeat Oshkosh North/Lourdes 91-89 in Fox Valley Association swimming and diving on Tuesday in Appleton.

The Patriots’ quartet of Gabbie Froiland, Kenzie Knox, Abby Hilker and Anna Verkuilen finished first with a time of 3:57.01 while Kyle Knox, Samantha Gostisha, Kayli Gozner and Faith Thompson finished third with a time of 4:28.73.

The eight points for the first-place finish and two for the third-place finish was enough to push the Patriots past the Spartans.

Anna Verkuilen won two individual events for the Patriots, finishing first in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle.

Neenah 131, Berlin/Green Lake 52

At Neenah, the Rockets took first in each of the relays and won seven of the nine individual events.

Rachel Resch had a pair of individual first-place finishes for the Rockets. She won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.48 and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.00.


Bay Conference

At Greenleaf, Hortonville’s Ashton Nelson shot an 86 to lead the Polar Bears to a third-place finish in the eight-team invite at Wander Springs Golf Course.

Hortonville finished with a 404. Seymour was fourth with a 415 and was paced by Becca Simpson (96).

Denmark won the overall team compeittion (378).


Bay Conference Hortonville 3, New London 1

At New London, the Polar Bears and Bulldogs split the first two games 25-14, 22-25 before Hortonville won the match by winning the final two games 25-12, 28-26.

Hortonville was lead by Erika Engen with 47 assists, Madi Walter with 25 kills and Emily Lautenschlager with 25 digs.

Olympian Conference Hilbert 3, Mishicot 0

Erica Gehl had 17 kills and nine digs to help lead the Wolves past Mishicot 25-15, 25-22, 25-9.

Stockbridge 3, Oneida 0

At Oneida, Anna Geiser had five kills and seven aces and McKenna Dupont had seven kills and two blocks to help lead the Indians to a 25-15, 25-9, 25-20 win.

Fox Valley Association Kaukauna 3, Green Bay Preble 0

At Kaukauna, the Ghosts won 25-7, 25-13, 25-16 as Carter Belling had a team-high 24 kills.

Appleton East 3, Kimberly 2

At Appleton, the Patriots rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit to defeat the Papermakers 25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-12.

“We just said we have to believe in ourselves and stay in our system,” Patriots coach Steve Coenen said. “It was just a really good win. Probably the biggest win in Appleton East boys volleyball history.”

Appleton North 3, Fond du Lac 1

At Fond du Lac, the Lightning lost the first game before sweeping the next three. Kody Fiorito led North with 36 assists and three blocks.


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