Tomahawk Cubs Split Double Header with Medford
Published on 06/22/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Cubs hosted Medford in American Legion baseball on Wednesday night at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field. In game one of the doubleheader, Tomahawk rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 11-10 walk off win. Medford jumped to a 7-1 lead in the third inning before the Cubs began the comeback. Tomahawk closed the gap to 7-5 only to see the Raiders score three runs in the fourth inning to take a 10-5 lead. From that point on it was all Cubs, as they scored the final six runs to secure the conference victory. Jakob Kahle started on the mound for Tomahawk and pitched three innings allowing 7 runs, 3 earned, on 4 hits and 3 walks. Isaac Weber pitched the final four innings and got the win for the Cubs giving up 3 runs, all earned, on 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3. The Cubs pounded out 15 hits in the victory and were led by: Shawn Dirkx, 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, Justin Jarvensivu, 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored, Eli Wurl, Isaac Weber, and Garrett Schulz each added two hits to the Tomahawk attack. In game two, Medford scored a run in the first inning and made it stand up as they held on for the 1-0 victory in the five inning game. Wyatt Kupper was the tough luck losing pitcher for Tomahawk giving up one run on four hits while walking two and striking out two in his complete game effort. Unfortunately, the Cubs could only muster three hits of their own in the loss. Tomahawk returns to action on Friday night as the Cubs host Chequamagon for a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 5:30 pm.
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Tomahawk Cubs Compete in Rhinealnder Rebel Tourney
Published on 06/19/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Cubs traveled to Rhinelander for the Rebel Invitational this past weekend with the following results: Game one: Friday night: Minocqua 3, Tomahawk 1 , Jakob Kahle went the distance on the mound allowing three runs on seven hits. William Russell was 2 for 2 to lead the Cubs hitters. Game two: Saturday morning: Tomahawk 6, Chequamagon 3, Eli Wurl tossed a complete game three hitter while striking out five and the Cubs used a six run third inning rally to come away with the victory. Jake Ruid led Tomahawk with two hits in the win. Game three: Saturday afternoon: Rhinelander 12, Tomahawk 1, Rhinelander broke open a 2-1 game with 5 runs in the sixth and 5 runs in the seventh to defeat the Cubs. William Russell pitched 5 strong innings for the Cubs. Eli Wurl, Shawn Dirkx, and Justin Jarvensivu had the only hits for Tomahawk. Game four: Sunday afternoon: Mosinee 10, Tomahawk 7, Mosinee plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a one run game and held on for the victory. Tomahawk's bats came to life as they pounded out 12 hits in the loss. Shawn Dirkx and Eli Wurl each had three hits and Justin Jarvensivu added two hits and three RBI's. Sam VonSchrader and Wyatt Kupper shared the pitching duties against the hard-hitting Mosinee team. The Cubs return to action with a doubleheader at home against Medford on Wednesday night. First pitch is set for 5:30 PM. Tomahawk also hosts Chequamagon for a doubleheader on Friday night also set for a 5:30 start.
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Tomahawk Middle Schooler Finishes Third at WISCO Mile
Published on 06/11/2017 under Sports Tomahawk's Drew Bolder competed in the 10th annual WISCO mile on Saturday evening at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee. In the middle school invite race Drew and three other athletes broke from the main pack at the halfway point and battled to the finish with Drew placing 3rd in a personal best time of 4:54, earning him a podium finish. Over 300 athletes were part of the age group based races, many in the elite race were chasing the elusive 4 - minute mile barrier. 20+ mph winds and temps approaching 90 degrees added to the challenges all athletes faced.
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Tomahawk Special Olympians Medal at State
Published on 06/11/2017 under Sports Shane Simak and Simon DuPont participated in the State Special Olympics Track and Field meet held in Stevens Point. It was a medal winning weekend for both of them. Shane Simak: Running Long Jump-1st Place; 400 M Run-2nd Place; 100 M Run-3rd Place Simon DuPont: Shot Put-3rd Place; 100 M Run-1st Place
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Tomahawk Cubs Defeat Rhinelander in Legion Action
Published on 06/11/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Cubs traveled to Rhinelander on Friday night for a Great Northern Legion Conference game against the Rebels. The Cubs rallied from behind to score two runs in the seventh inning to grab a 9-8 victory over Rhinelander. Tomahawk jumped in front early by scoring two runs on four hits in the first inning. Rhinelander came back with three runs over the first two innings to take a 3-2 lead before Tomahawk exploded for five runs in the top of the third inning to take a 7-3 lead. The Rebels staged a rally of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning as they scored four runs to tie the game at 7-7. It stayed that way until Rhinelander pushed across the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth on a bases loaded walk. Down 8-7, the Cubs started the seventh with a walk to Jake Ruid. Jakob Kahle followed with a double off the fence in left field to put runners at second and third. Cole Feest then delivered an RBI line drive single to center to score the tying run. On the ensuing play, a failed pickoff attempt at first base led to Kahle scoring the Cubs' go ahead run. From there Jake Ruid slammed the door and Tomahawk got the 9-8 victory. Eli Wurl started on the mound for the Cubs and Jake Ruid made his pitching debut and got the win. Top hitters for Tomahawk were Matt Bartz, 2 for 2, Garrett Schulz, 2 for 3, and Jakob Kahle was 2 for 4 with a double. The victory moves the Cubs record to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Great Northern Legion Conference. The Cubs return to action on Monday with a doubleheader at Rib Lake beginning at 6:00pm. Tomahawk's home opener is on Tuesday as they will be hosting Prentice/Phillips for a doubleheader which also begins at 6:00pm.
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Tomahawk Titans Lose to Medford
Published on 06/11/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Titans hosted the Medford Moondogs on Saturday night in Dairyland League action and Medford came away with a 6-5 victory. In a game that featured five lead changes and no errors by either team, Medford used a broken bat single in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie and secure the win. Jon Nyberg started on the mound for the Titans and pitched five innings, giving up five earned runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking three. Jacob Jarvensivu pitched three innings of relief and got the loss, allowing one earned run on four hits. Medford's pitching held Tomahawk to just six hits. The Titans were led by Jake Ruid and Isaac Weber with two hits each, including a triple by Ruid. Also, Jared Jarvensivu added a triple and Austin Littman added a single. The loss drops the Titans' record to 0-4 on the season. Tomahawk returns to action with a home game against the Marshfield Chaparrals on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm.
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Tomahawk Hatchet Golf Awards Announced
Published on 06/09/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Golf Team announces their end of the season golf awards. MVP: Andrew Cook Most Improved: Karson Bartz Most Pars: Andrew Cook Most Birdies: Andrew Cook and Michelle Lodholz Most Fairways: Riley Tollison Most Greens in Regulation: Riley Tollison Least Putts: Karson Bartz Andrew Cook also represented Tomahawk at the 2017 WIAA Division Two State Golf Championships. From Coach Gerstenberger, "I was really please with this year's seniors. Michelle was a steady player for us the past four seasons and we will miss her a lot. Michelle will be moving on to play golf for UW-Oshkosh this fall. Andrew and Peyton were both great additions to the golf team during their junior year. Riley Tollison was starting to play great golf the last two weeks of the season, he switched over to golf from baseball the spring of his senior year."
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Tomahawk American Legion Baseball Splits Double Header
Published on 06/09/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Cubs American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader at Marathon on Thursday night. In the first game, the Cubs erased a 5-0 deficit with a six run fifth inning rally to take a 6-5 lead. Marathon knotted the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly. The game remained tied until the 10th inning when Matt Bartz knocked in Garrett Schulz with the go ahead run. Unfortunately, Marathon rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 10th to claim the 8-7 victory. Matt Bartz led the Cubs with 2 hits. Shawn Dirkx, William Russell, Isaac Weber and Logan Jazdewski also added hits for Tomahawk. Jakob Kahle, Isaac Weber, and Sam VonSchrader shared the pitching duties. In game two, the Cubs defeated Marathon by a score of 5-3. Shawn Dirkx was 3 for 3, Sam VonSchrader added a base hit and 2 RBI, and Jacob Matti was 1 for 1. Sam VonSchrader, Cole Feest, and Logan Jazdewski all pitched in the win. The Tomahawk Cubs return to action with a Friday night game at Rhinelander. First pitch is at 7:00 pm.
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Andrew Cook Finishes his Golf Career at State
Published on 06/07/2017 under Sports Tomahawk Hatchet Senior Golfer Andrew Cook finished his career at the Division Two WIAA State Golf Championships on Wednesday at University Ridge in Madison. Cook finished tied for 43rd place, shooting a 91 on Tuesday and a 96 on Wednesday.
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Phillips Logger Softball Team has Advanced to State
Published on 06/05/2017 under Sports The Phillips Loggers Softball Team has advanced to the 42nd annual WIAA State Softball Tournament, and the Loggers will play on Thursday night at 9:00 pm against Juda/Albany.  The Loggers are 21-1 while Juda/Albany is 25-2.  The winner will advance to the Division Four Championship game on Saturday at 10:30 am. The state softball tournament is at Goodman Diamond on the University of Wisconsin Campus.
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Hatchet Golfer Advances to State
Published on 05/31/2017 under Sports For the first time since 2004, a Tomahawk Hatchet Golfer has advanced to the WIAA State Championships.  On Tuesday, Andrew Cook finished finished in second place out of 72 golfers at Turtleback and will advance to the State Golf meet to be held at University Ridge next week Monday and Tuesday. From Coach Garth Gerstenberger, "Andrew hit the ball extremely well off of the tee today and was able to hit 9 greens in regulation. The course played tough today due to the heavy rough and high winds. Andrew kept his composure and drilled a 12 foot putt on the last hole of the day for a birdie. The top two teams and three individuals advanced to the state meet. Andrew was tied for second on the day with Scott Gregor of Ashland. Andrew defeated Scott on the second hold of a sudden death playoff when Andrew sunk a birdie putt." Michelle Lodholz wrapped up her high school career with an 88 which was good for a tie for 30th place (out of 72 golfers). "Michelle really hit the ball well off of the tee box hitting 10 of 14 fairways on the day, stated Gerstenberger." Coach Gerstenberger also added, "I am also proud to announce that the Wisconsin High School Golf Coaches Association announced its 2017 Academic All-State team and all 5 THS golfers received the honor. Congratulations to Andrew Cook, Michelle Lodholz, Riley Tollison, Ty Gerstenberger, and Peyton Hamm. Each of these athletes have a cumulative GPA over 3.5 and played in over 90% of their teams varsity golf matches. This is the first time in THS golf history that all 5 golfers made the Academic All State Team!" The 2017 WIAA State Golf Meet is on Monday and Tuesday in Madison at University Ridge.
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Tomahawk Titans Lose to Interwald
Published on 05/30/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Titans hosted the Interwald Woodticks on Monday afternoon in a Dairyland League baseball game. The Titans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles from Jordan Roessler and Isaac Weber. Tomahawk relied on Jon Nyberg's stellar pitching performance and solid defense to keep Interwald off the scoreboard until the fourth inning when the Woodticks tallied a pair of runs. Nyberg continued to dominate through eight innings as the Titans clung to a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, Interwald came up with a big three run rally in the top of the ninth to steal the victory from Tomahawk by a score of 5-3. Isaac Weber led the Titans with two hits on the day. Jon Nyberg pitched 8 innings, giving up 2 earned runs while walking 3 and striking out 5. Nick Bolte took the loss in relief. Earlier in the holiday weekend, the Titans traveled to Rib Lake to face the Osprey for a Friday night game. Rib Lake scored early and often as they took advantage of several Tomahawk errors to build a 9-0 lead after four innings. The Titans buckled down and held Rib Lake scoreless from that point on, but could only come up with four runs of their own in the 9-4 loss. Trevor Rosczewski took the tough luck loss for the Titans as he allowed 9 runs, (only 1 earned), in five innings while walking 2 and striking out three Rib Lake batters. Jared Jarvensivu pitched the final three innings for Tomahawk allowing no runs while walking one and striking out one. Aaron Leonhard, Justin Jarvensivu, and Isaac Weber each had an RBI hit for the Titans in the loss. Tomahawk resumes Dairyland League play on Saturday, June 3, with a 7:00 pm game at DC Everest.
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Tomahawk Hatchet Softball Team Loses in Regional Final
Published on 05/29/2017 under Sports Tomahawk Hatchet Softball Team traveled to Weyauwega Fremont on Friday for a WIAA Regional Final matchup, with the Hatchets loses 2-0.  The game was tied 0-0 in the bottom of the sixth, and Weyauwega Fremont got a two run home run.  The Hatchets had three hits and left four on base, while Weyauwega Fremont had two runs, four hits, one error and two left on. Rachel Dallman took the loss for Tomahawk, going 6 innings, 6 K's, No walks, 4 hits allowed. Leading Hitters: Katy Volz, Rachel Dallman and Danielle Kurth went 1 - 3. Tomahawk ends their 2017 season with an Overall Record of 14 - 4.
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Tomahawk Softball Team Plays for Regional Title
Published on 05/26/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Softball Team has advanced to WIAA Regional Final action and on Friday, the Hatchets will travel to Weyauwega Fremont. The Hatchets are the #3 seed, while Weyauwega Fremont is the #2 seed.  The opening pitch is at 3:30 pm, with the winner advancing to the WIAA Sectional Final on Tuesday, against the winner of the Oconto / Peshtigo matchup.
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Tomahawk Baseball Team's Season Ends in Regional Play
Published on 05/26/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Baseball Team traveled to Medford on Thursday for WIAA Regional play.  The fourth seeded Raiders defeated the fifth seeded Hatchet 2-1. Jakob Kahle hit a double and scored a run for the Hatchets.  Also at the plate, Matt Bartz was 1-2 with an RBI and Justin Jarvensivu, Nick Baacke, and Garrett Schulz added hits. Eli Wurl and Brett Gerber shared the pitching duties.
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