By Paul Lecker
Marshfield wraps up WVC dual title
Marshfield wrapped up its second-straight Wisconsin Valley Conference regular-season dual meet title with a dominating 60-7 win over Wausau West on Jan. 25 at West High School.
The Tigers finish the Valley season with a perfect 6-0 record and can win its second overall conference title in a row at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament on Feb. 3 at Wausau East.
Marshfield won 12 of the 14 matches, which included six pins, a forfeit, and a technical fall.
Shane Westerhausen (113 pounds), Caden Dennee (126), Spencer Wirthlin (138), Nolan Hertel (152), Payton Young (160), and Sam Mitchell (220) all won by pin for the Tigers.
Caden Pearce won by technical fall at 145, Tanner Kanable had a major decision at 132, and Gabe Pugh (120), Ben Gust (170), and Conner Berry (285) won by decision for Marshfield.
Spencer/Columbus finishes Cloverbelt unbeaten
Spencer/Columbus Catholic won three matches by pin and five others by forfeit to down Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek 56-18 in the Cloverbelt Conference dual meet finale for both teams on Jan. 25 at Osseo-Fairchild High School.
The Rockets finish the Cloverbelt dual meet schedule with a perfect 7-0 record and can complete an overall conference championship at the Cloverbelt Conference Meet on Feb. 3 at Osseo-Fairchild.
Hunter Luepke improved to 40-0 with a pin in just 48 seconds at 220 pounds, and Caden Schilinger (132) and Bryce Shaw (145) also added pins for Spencer/Columbus.
Carson Hildebrandt won by decision at 182 and Caden Schillinger earned a technical fall victory at 160, for the Rockets’ two other wins.
Marshfield third at Antigo
Emma Haugen had three top-three finishes to help lift Marshfield to a third-place finish at the Antigo Invitational on Jan. 27 at Antigo High School.
Manitowoc won three of the four events and placed first in the division team standings with 131.6 points. Marshfield was third with 128.325 points.
Haugen took second in the floor exercise (8.725), and was third in the vault (8.6) and uneven bars (8.05), on her way to a sixth-place finish in the all-around competition with 32.675 total points.
The Tigers beat Wisconsin Rapids 131.625-110.8 in a Great Northern Conference Large Division dual meet at home on Jan. 25.
Haugen won the floor exercise with a score of 9.0 and the vault with an 8.925, finished second in the uneven bars (7.7), and fourth in the balance beam (7.725) to earn the all-around title with 33.35 points.
Melanie Hafenbredl won the uneven bars (7.775) and Bailey Schmitt took first in the balance beam (8.2) as the Tigers swept the four events.
Marshfield loses WVC finale
Marshfield lost its final Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet of the season 112-58 at D.C. Everest on Jan. 25.
With the victory, D.C. Everest finishes a perfect 8-0 in the WVC dual meet season and can wrap up its first-ever conference title at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Swimming meet Feb. 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Marshfield (1-7) had seven second-place finishes, as D.C. Everest won all 11 events.
Myles Jensen finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.55) and 500 freestyle (5:33.04), Jeffrey Berres was second in the 100 backstroke (1:07.69), and Jacob Dick took second in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.60) for Marshfield.
All three of the Tigers’ relay teams also placed second in the meet.
Marshfield wins first conference game
Marshfield won its first Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC) match of the season, routing Merrill/Wausau East 7-0 on Jan. 25 at the Merrill Area Recreation Center.
Adam Maki scored twice, and five other Tigers scored in the victory.
Maki scored 5:19 into the game, and Evan Weister and Isaac Wellens each added goals, as Marshfield opened up a 3-0 lead after the first period.
The Tigers (10-10, 1-7 WVC) put the game away with a four-goal second period, as Maki, Ryan Krueger, Justin Stanek, and Tyler Spaeth scored.
Marshfield lost 5-0 at home to Wisconsin Rapids on Jan. 23. A.J. Trierweiler had 19 saves in goal for the Tigers.