Tomahawk Boys Swimming Team Wins Their Season Opener
Published on 11/30/2022 under Sports Tomahawk's Boys' Swimming Team opened their 2022-23 season with a Great Northern Conference Dual Meet victory over the Medford Raiders at the Hatchet Pool. Tomahawk placed first in every event in the meet except the 100 yard butterfly. Tomahawk will host the Rhinelander Hodags at 5:30 pm on Thursday at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool.
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Hatchet Boys Basketball Team Loses Season Opener
Published on 11/30/2022 under Sports On Tuesday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Boys Basketball Team hosted Three Lakes in the 2022-23 season opener at the Fieldhouse. Three Lakes led by five at half, and then outscored Tomahawk 32-21 in the second half for a 58-42 win. Gavyn Palmer had 13 and Jaxson Werner added 10 for Tomahawk. The Hatchets will travel to Northland Pines for the Great Northern Conference opener on Friday, with the opening tip at 7:15 pm.
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Hatchet Girls Basketball Team Loses GNC Opener
Published on 11/30/2022 under Sports On Tuesday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Basketball Team opened Great Northern Conference action at Rhinelander High School.  The Hodags improved to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the GNC with a 68-41 win over Tomahawk. Ava Lamers led Rhinelander with 31 points, while Khianna Vacho had 14 for the Hatchets and Bryn Baalke added nine. Tomahawk will host Northland Pines on Friday night at the Fieldhouse, with the opening tip at 6:30 pm.  Join Alex Koch for the Fehrman Orthodontics Pregame show at 6:05 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team's Season Comes to an End
Published on 10/31/2022 under Sports On Saturday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team had their season come to an end in a three games to none loss to Xavier in the WIAA Sectional Final at Waupaca High School. Tomahawk's 2022 record was 30-8 and the Hatchet tied a score record with a 20 game winning streak and also finished as the Great Northern Conference Champions.
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WIAA State Cross Country Meet Wrap-Up
Published on 10/31/2022 under Sports This past Saturday, Hatchet sophomore Rachael Reilly concluded her season at the 110th Annual State Cross-Country Championships in the Division 2 race. This was Rachael's third trip in a row to the State Meet. Rachael got off to a controlled start coming through the first 1600 meters at 6:32 in 96th place. In the second mile she lost pace going through the challenging uphill portion near the 3200 meter mark. She came across the two mile in 14:01 where she had dropped a few places to find herself in 115 th place. In the final 1600 meters of the course, which included the iconic and intimidating speed bump hills, she was able to pass one other state competitor to have her finish in 114th overall in 22 minutes flat. Despite the setback of not attaining her goals, she learned how to better compete amongst the state's elite cross-country runners. The Medford girls, champions of the GNC, placed 7th in the D2 girl's race. Lakeland, champions of the GNC on the boys side, finished 11th in the D2 race.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Wins Regional Championship
Published on 10/24/2022 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team has advanced to the WIAA Sectional Semi-Finals, winning the Regional Championship on Saturday by defeating Shawano three games to one. Tomahawk won game one, 25-19, with Shawano winning game two 19-25.  The Hatchets then came back and won games three and four, 25-17 and 25-18 respectively. Tomahawk will host Oconto Falls on Thursday night in the sectional semis.  Oconto Falls advanced with a three games to none sweep of Mosinee, 26-24, 25-20, 25-22. Thursday's WIAA Sectional Semi-Final match is at 7:00 pm from the Fieldhouse, with the broadcast on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ at 6:40 pm with Alex Koch and the Fehrman Orthodontics Prematch Show.
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Hatchet Cross Country Team Sending One to State
Published on 10/24/2022 under Sports On Saturday, Tomahawk made the trek to Skyline Golf Course in Black River Falls, WI, to compete at the site of WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross-Country Meet. The weather was absolutely perfect with an unnoticeable breeze with temperatures around 60 degrees at the hilly Skyline Golf Course. A total of 17 teams faced the Hatchets for the right to advance to Wisconsin Rapids next weekend for the WIAA State Championships. Kicking off the day's races were the girls, who ran the challenging course taking 3rd place. Missing out on going to state by one team. All was not bleak however as Rachael Reilly again earned her spot to compete individually at the WIAA State Meet as she led the team placing 4th overall in a time of 20:58. Continuing Tomahawk's legacy of being represented at the state meet making it the 28th time in a row (28 qualifying teams and 17 individual qualifiers). Rachael began the race in 6th place and made decisive moves to pace one runner each mile putting her amongst the elite girls of the sectional meet. The Hatchet ladies valiant effort was rounded out by teammates: sophomore Alli Palmer (16th-21:54), junior Halle Derleth (21st-22:19), senior Morgan Hansmann (24th-22:41), junior Kambyl Mattke (30th-23:03), junior Robin Schmidt (34th-23:18), and senior Serena Reinke (57th-26:19). There were 89 finishers in the girls race. Once again Medford won the meet with a score of 31 points followed by West Salem with 55 points and Tomahawk with 91 points. This completes the 2022 girls team season with a record of 90 teams beaten and 12 teams defeated by. The Noon boys race would find the Hatchets squaring off against some of the finest Division 2 teams in the state. The tight race was won by Mauston with 72 points, followed by the other state qualifying team, West Salem with 78 points. The Hatchet boys would finish in 9th place with 208 points out of the 17 teams competing. The Hatchet boys were led by junior Presley Gutbrod who began the race in 34th place and managed to finish in 21st with a time of 18:33. The squad was completed with: junior Owen Dickrell (38th-19:14), Sam Zastrow (41st-19:20), senior Ty Anthes (48th-19:29), junior Brett Borchardt (60th-20:06), sophomore Jacob Riemer (84th-21:37), and senior Taje Casey (90th-22:14). A total of 111 athletes finished the boys sectional race. This wraps up the 2022 boys team season with a record of 74 teams beaten and 27 teams defeated by. The Great Northern Conference will be well represented in Wisconsin Rapids next weekend. Along with the girls from Medford the boys from Lakeland also qualified (out of the Oconto Falls Sectional). Individual boys state qualifiers from Rhinelander, Antigo, Medford and girl's athletes from Mosinee, Tomahawk, and Northland Pines will be competing. Next Saturday Rachael Reilly will represent Tomahawk at the WIAA State Cross-Country Championships at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. The Division II girls race begins at 12:40 pm.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Advances in Tournament Play
Published on 10/21/2022 under Sports On Thursday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team improved to 28-7, with a three games to non sweep of the Medford Raiders.  The win at the Fieldhouse was Tomahawk's 18th straight win. Tomahawk will advance to the WIAA Regional Final on Saturday night, hosting Shawano at the Fieldhouse at 7:00 pm.  Shawano advanced with a three games to none sweep of Waupaca. Join Alex Koch for the broadcast on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ, with the Fehrman Orthodontics Prematch Show at 6:40 pm and the opening game at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Compete in GNC Meet
Published on 10/17/2022 under Sports This past Saturday Tomahawk traveled west to Medford High School for the Great Northern Conference Cross-Country Championships. The girls finished second to Medford (6-time defending champions) placing six runners in the top half of the field and two Hatchets on the All-Conference squad. The boys placed third, behind Lakeland and Medford. The Boys Hatchet JV squad ended the meet with a 1st place finish, placing seven runners in the top ten. Earning All-Conference medalist honors for the Hatchets were: Rachael Reilly, Alli Palmer, Presley Gutbrod, Sam Zastrow, and Owen Dickrell. Earning Honorable Mention status were: Morgan Hansmann, Halle Derleth, and Brett Borchardt.  Rachael Reilly earned All-Conference 1st Team for the third year in a row as she placed 4th overall in a time of 20:54. Alli Palmer earned All-Conference 2nd Team for the second year in a row as she took 11th overall in a time of 21:28. Presley Gutbrod also earned All-Conference 2nd Team for the second year in a row as he took 9th overall in a time of 18:08. Sam Zastrow and Owen Dickrell earned All-Conference 2nd Team for the first time placing 12th and 13th with times of 18:15 and 18:50. Attaining All-Conference Honorable Mention were Morgan Hansmann taking 16th place (21:39), Halle Derleth taking 21st place (22:08), and Brett Borchardt taking 20th place (19:26). Completing the Hatchet varsity competitors were: Serena Reinke (22:12), Robin Schmidt (22:35), Marie Gorell (23:47), Ty Anthes (19:41), Taje Casey (20:03), and Jacob Riemer (20:20). Girls Varsity results: Medford-41, Tomahawk-74, Lakeland-77, Rhinelander-118, Mosinee-122, Antigo-139, Northland Pines-156 Boys Varsity results: Lakeland-40, Medford-56, Tomahawk-72, Rhinelander-72, Northland Pines-95, Antigo-Inc., Mosinee-Inc. Winning the junior varsity girls race was Kambyl Mattke with an exceptional JV time of 22:44. The junior varsity boys were led by Jeremiah Johnson who placed 2nd with a time of 21:13. The rest of the junior varsity Hatchets included: Faith Derleth (23:40), Izzy Lee (23:46), Abi Micke (24:32), Lydia Shaney (25:34), Summer Gaedtke (27:26), Jennie Frederickson (36:53), Kailynn Hanse (DNC), Nathan Rosenmeier (21:26), Elliot O'Connor (22:00), Masen Towle (22:04), Bruce Peetz (22:35), Gerard Gorell (22:43), Eli Albrent (22:56), Jacob Towle (23:05), and Cayden Shepler (24:00). Girls JV results: Medford-32, Tomahawk-35, Rhinelander-53, Lakeland-Inc. Boys JV results: Tomahawk-15, Medford-Inc., Lakeland-Inc. Next race for the Hatchets is Saturday, October 22nd, as Tomahawk makes the journey to Black River Falls to compete in the WIAA Sectional meet. The top two teams and the top five non-qualifying team members advance to the state meet the following weekend in Wisconsin Rapids.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Earns a #1 Seed in WIAA Sectional 2
Published on 10/13/2022 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team is currently on a 17 match winning streak and is ranked in the top fifteen in the state rankings in Division Two. On Wednesday, the WIAA released the Division Two Playoff Bracket and Tomahawk has earned a #1 seed in Sectional 2.  The Hatchets will have a bye on Tuesday night in the regional quarters and will host the winner of Medford and Clintonville at the Fieldhouse on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm.  The Big Q will have the WIAA Regional Semi-Final game on October 20th beginning at 6:35 pm with the Fehrman Orthodontics Prematch Show.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Wins GNC Championship
Published on 10/10/2022 under Sports On Saturday, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team won the 2022 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Championship.  Tomahawk swept Antigo, Mosinee and Lakeland to finish the conference season with a 12-0 record.  The Hatchet didn't drop a set in conference play, finishing 36-0 in sets played. Game Scores:  Antigo:  25-10, 25-20, 25-14, Mosinee:  25-19, 25-12, 25-18, Lakeland:  25-16, 25-18, 25-20 With their three wins on Saturday, the Hatchets have won 17 straight matches. WIAA Tournament play will begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Host Hatchet Invite
Published on 10/10/2022 under Sports Tomahawk hosted 9 teams for their annual Cross-Country Invitational on Saturday. This year's homecoming race was ran at the Inshalla Country Club. It was a beautiful day with a brisk fall breeze on the magnificent golf course. After running the game ball into the Hatchet football team the night before the Tomahawk Cross-Country team competed in their home invitational with the following finishes: Girls Varsity-3rd, Boys Varsity-4th, Girls JV-1 st , and the Boys JV-1st. The lady Hatchets were led by medalist Alli Palmer in a time of 21:17 with a 6th place finish. A pack of Hatchet varsity teammates trailed her, including: medalist Rachael Reilly (21:45), Halle Derleth (21:55), Morgan Hansmann (22:08), Serena Reinke (22:34), Marie Gorell (22:51), and Robin Schmidt (22:57). A mixed bag of good and bad races resulted in an overall 3rd place finish behind GNC conference competition Lakeland and Division III State ranked Phillips. Girls team scores were: Phillips-60, Lakeland-60, Tomahawk-66, Rhinelander-89, Crandon-94, Antigo-147, Hurley-204, Mosinee-Inc., and Laona/Wabeno-Inc. The boys positioned two in the top fifteen for medalist honors led by Presley Gutbrod as he placed 12th in a time of 18:11 and medalist Sam Zastrow who placed 13th in a time of 18:27. Varsity teammates included: Ty Anthes (18:59), Owen Dickrell (19:32), Taje Casey (19:49), Jacob Riemer (19:50), and Brett Borchardt (19:52). Similar to the girls some boys excelled while others were stalled in the cool breeze landing the boys in 4th place behind Division III powerhouse Phillips, Lakeland, and Rhinelander. Boys team results: Phillips-36, Lakeland-59, Rhinelander-69, Tomahawk-78, Crandon-121, Mosinee-156, Hurley-Inc., Antigo-Inc., and Laeona/Wabeno-Inc. Never to disappoint, both the junior varsity squads took first place. Most noticeable was that the entire scoring five of the girls JV team were top 10 medalists. They were led by junior Kambyl Mattke who placed 2nd with a time of 23:07. Her scoring teammates were: Faith Derleth (23:21), Abi Micke (23:22), Izzy Lee (23:25), and Lydia Shaney (25:05). Other varsity girls who helped contribute point differentials in favor of Tomahawk were Summer Gaedtke (27:47) and Jennie Frederickson (36:02). The boys were led by 2nd place finisher Jeremiah Johnson who ran the course in 20:39. His medalist teammates included: Nathan Rosenmeier (20:50), Elliot O'Connor (21:39), and Masen Towle (22:03). Other JV boys who helped in the victory were: Bruce Peetz (22:44), Gerard Gorell (22:57), Eli Albrent (23:27), and Cayden Shepler (24:23). Next race is Saturday as the Hatchets travel to Medford High School for the Great Northern Conference Meet. The first race will be the girls varsity at 11:00 am.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team's Win Streak at 14 Straight
Published on 10/07/2022 under Sports On Thursday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team won their 14th straight match, with a three games to one victory over the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers. Tomahawk won game one, 25-13 and game two 31-29.  The Chargers won game three 25-20, with Tomahawk winning game four 25-20. The Hatchets will compete in the second Great Northern Conference Meet on Saturday at Rhinelander High School.  Tomahawk plays Antigo at 10:00 am, and then will play Mosinee and Lakeland.  The Hatchets are currently 9-0 in the GNC.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Defeats Northland Pines
Published on 09/28/2022 under Sports On Tuesday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team improved to 7-0 in Great Northern Conference action with a three games to none sweep of the Northland Pines Eagles at the Fieldhouse. Game scores were: 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 Meghan Scholz and Alyssa Zehner led Tomahawk with 10 kills and Claire Albert had six kills and two aces. Tomahawk will travel to Medford on Thursday for another GNC match, with game one at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Finishes 3-0 at Quad
Published on 09/23/2022 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team hosted a quad on Thursday at the Fieldhouse and Tomahawk finishes 3-0. In their first match, Tomahawk defeated Newman two games to one, 25-20, 19-25, 15-13.  The Hatchets then defeated Prentice two games to none, 25-23 and 25-16.  In their final match, Tomahawk swept Antigo 26-24 and 25-15. The Hatchets will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Northland Pines at 7:00 pm at the Fieldhouse.  Join Alex for the Fehrman Orthondontics Prematch Show at 6:40 pm.
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