WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Freshman Kennedy Gilbertson won the 200 meter IM and was part of the first-place 200 medley relay as Wisconsin Rapids downed La Crosse Logan 108-47 in a nonconference dual meet Monday.
Raiders freshman Ellie Heimen also won the 200 free. The Raiders won all but two varsity races in the meet.
Grace Hartman was first in the 100 free, and Libby Schuerman and Maddie Esselman won the 100 back and 100 butterfly, respectively.
Schuerman and Hartman were part of the 200 medley relay team as well.
200 medley relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Libby Scherman, Grace Hartman, Jillian Staven, Kennedy Gilbertson), 2:18.41. 200 free: 1. Ellie Heiman, WR, 2:26.79. 200 IM: 1. Kennedy Gilbertson, WR, 2:44.87. 50 free: 1. Jillian Staven, WR, 33.31. 100 butterfly: 1. Maddie Esselman, WR, 1:16.94. 100 free: 1. Grace Hartman, WR, 1:07.05. 400 free: 1. Elli Esselman, WR, 5:15.64. 200 free relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Maddie Esselman, Megan Gawlitta, Becca Sneen, Grace Hartman), 2:04.76. 100 back: 1. Libby Schuerman, WR, 1:17.08. 100 breast: 1. Mackinzie Schroeder, L, 1:40.03. 400 free relay: 1. Logan (Sophie Hillker, Kate Wemette, Caroline Winkers, Jade Hampe), 5:30.02.
STEVENS POINT – The sixth-ranked Panthers earned a close win over the No. 1 Old Abes.
It was the first win over the Old Abes during SPASH coach Gary Baier’s tenure.
“Eau Claire Memorial is a perennial power and the fact that they were No. 1 made it that much sweeter,” Baier said. “This past week, our girls had a new resolve, knowing that we could compete with the best.”
No. 1 singles player Emily Luetschwager won in straight sets and did not give up a game, while freshman Sabrina Tang outlasted Emily Papperl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to win at No. 2 singles for the Panthers.
After splitting the singles matches, SPASH turned the tide in its favor by picking up straight-set wins from the teams of Jaide Barber and Juliet Champion, along with Madison DeBot and Kayla Stutesman at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.
Singles: 1. Emily Leutschwager (SP) def. Catherine Lindsey 6-0, 6-0; 2. Sabrina Tang (SP) def. Emily Papperl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; 3; Gina Frenette (ECM) def. Lily Firkus 6-1, 6-1; 4. Sierra Auleta (ECM) def. Suze DeBot 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: 1. Jaide Barber/Juliet Champion (SP) def. Izzy Thapar/Devon Bourget 6-2, 6-2; 2. Madison DeBot/Kayla Stutesman (SP) def. Molly Thrapar/Anna graaskamp 6-3, 6-3; 3. Zea Hirsch/Mia Emberson (ECM) def. Kaylee Borneau/Emily Meier 6-2, 6-0.
Columbus Catholic 5,
Wis. Valley Lutheran 0
MARSHFIELD – Five different players scored goals for the Dons.
Charles Payant, Nadim Torbey, Nick Malvorth, Tyler Fuerlinger and Farid Torbey scored goals. Evan Dieringer was credited with two assists, while Kellen Heinzen, Calvin Brown and Torbey had one each.
Bailey Keffer recorded the shutout in the goal.