Hatchet Hockey Team Advances to the WIAA Sectional Final
Published on 02/21/2024 under Sports Tomahawk's hockey team has advanced to the WIAA Sectional Final for the first time since 2002 with a 3-0 shutout victory over Waupaca Tuesday night at SARA Park.  The Hatchets put forth their best defensive performance of the season, forcing the Comets to go zero for eight in the power play and a 20-save performance from Junior Goalie Trevor Seliskar. Landyn Seymour netted two goals on the night. Jonah Dickens had the insurance goal in the third period on top of two assists.  The win improves Tomahawk's record to 17-8 on the season, one off from tying the school record of 18 wins they set last season.  The Hatchets will take on Mosinee at the Rec Center Saturday afternoon for their first trip to the state tournament since 1991. Alex Koch and Keith Hanse will have the broadcast on WJJQ with the Fehrman Orthodontics Radio Pregame Show at 1:35 and opening faceoff at 2:00 Saturday afternoon.
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Girls Basketball Team Wins Regional Quarter-Final Game
Published on 02/21/2024 under Sports The Hatchet girls' basketball squad notched their first playoff win since 2006 with a 48-35 win over Sturgeon Bay Tuesday night. Tomahawk's sharp three-point shooting proved to be the difference in the WIAA Regional First Round Playoff victory.  Claire Albert had a great shooting night, knocking in five three-pointers and tied a season-high with 18 points.  The win puts Tomahawk at 8-17 on the season.  The Hatchets will have their Regional Semifinal matchup Friday night at Freedom. Tune in for the Fehrman Orthodontics Pregame Show at 6:35 and opening tip at 7:00 with Terry Timm and Alex Koch in the broadcast booth from Freedom Friday.
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Hatchet Boys Basketball Team Ends Losing Streak
Published on 02/21/2024 under Sports The Hatchet boys basketball team broke their 18 game losing streak edging out a 55-53 win over Faith Christian Academy Tuesday night. The win by Tomahawk is their first since December 11th when they beat White Lake in overtime.  Brody Rigney had a big night scoring, leading the way with 18 points.  The win brings Tomahawk to 2-21 on the season. The Hatchets will wrap up their regular season Thursday night against Antigo.
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Hatchet Wrestlers Compete at WIAA Sectional Meet
Published on 02/19/2024 under Sports The Hatchet wrestlers will have one state qualifier go down to Madison next week. Tomahawk's boys unfortunately went 0-15 in matches Saturday, including Presley Gutbrod being eliminated after just one match.  The Hatchets will graduate two of their sectional qualifiers, Gutbrod and Ryan Larson. Jack Derleth, Brayden Ristau, Fletcher Baumann, Zander Zehner, and Kaiden Kapellusch will all return.  Meanwhile, the lone state qualifier came on the girls' side Saturday. At 120 pounds, Freshman Elise Gibeault will be making her first trip to the state tournament after winning her weight class. Madilene List and Kylie Peissig both came in second at 152 and 107 pounds, respectively. Gibeault will wrestle at the Kohl Center in Madison next week.  Stay tuned for updates of her match here on WJJQ.
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Hatchet Hockey Team Wins Regional Championship
Published on 02/16/2024 under Sports The Hatchet hockey team is moving on to the next round of the WIAA Hockey playoffs after defeating #8 seed Rhinelander at SARA Park Thursday night, 5-3.  Tomahawk gutted their way to a victory despite dominating offensively and outshooting the Hodags 41-19. The difference on the scoreboard was a three-goal flurry in the first period from the Hatchets. Four different players put the puck in the back of the net. Jonah Dickens, Caleb Dickens, Sawyer Hanna, and Logan Seymour all came away with goals. Seymour had two plus an assist on the night.  Tomahawk's overall record improves 16-8 on the season.  Tomahawk will playing in the sectional semifinal at SARA Park Tuesday night against #4-seeded Waupaca, who defeated Antigo Thursday night. Tune in for the Fehrman Orthodontics Radio Pregame Show at 6:35 and opening faceoff at 7:00 with Alex Koch and Keith Hanse in the broadcast booth.
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Eight Hatchet Wrestlers Advances to Sectional Meet
Published on 02/12/2024 under Sports Tomahawk's wrestling team fared very well in the regional at Medford Saturday, placing third overall as a team behind just Neillsville and Medford. The Hatchets will be sending eight wrestlers to the sectional meet on their home mats next week. The sectional qualifers are: 106 - Brayden Ristau 113 - Presley Gutbrod 120 - Wally Horabik 126 - Jack Derleth 132 - Fletcher Baumann 138 - Ryan Larson 144 - Zander Zehner 165 - Kaiden Kapellusch Tomahawk will compete in the sectional meet on their home mats next Saturday. Tune in for coverage all day with the Fehrman Orthodontics Radio Premeet Show at 9:35 and opening matches at 10:00 with Tony Derleth and Alex Koch in the broadcast booth.
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Hatchet Swimmers Advance to State
Published on 02/12/2024 under Sports The Hatchet boys' swimmers will be send two members of their team to the state meet down in Waukesha Friday. Tomahawk will be sending Dane Dekiep to the state meet in the 100 yard backstroke, while Zach Germano will compete in the 100 yard breaststroke.  In addition, Germano, Dekiep, Trey Morrison and Sam Zatrow notched a school record in the 200 medley with a time of 1:47.24.  Germano and Dekiep will compete in Waukesha for the state meet Friday.
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Hatchet Hockey Team Co-Champions of Great Northern Conference
Published on 02/12/2024 under Sports Tomahawk's hockey team suffered an unfortunate defeat at the hands of Lakeland in the Great Northern Conference Tournament Championship Game at Mosinee Saturday night, 2-0. The Hatchets were shut out for the first time since December 29 when they lost to University School in Neenah.  The Hatchets got many opportunites to put the puck in the back of the net, but never got a shot past T-Bird goalie Andrew Maulson.  Tomahawk held Lakeland scoreless for 49 minutes until Aden Theissen poked one in past Tomahawk goalie Trevor Seliskar.  The loss drops Tomahawk to 15-8 on the season and finish the Great Northern Conference with a record of 9-1. Despite the loss, Tomahawk does clinch a co-champion with Lakeland, which marks the first GNC title in the 51-year history of the Hatchet hockey program.  The Hatchets will begin postseason play Thursday in the WIAA Division 2 Regional playoff as they will take on #8-seeded Rhinelander. Zach Garner and Alex Koch will be in the broadcast booth with the Fehrman Orthodontics Pregame Show at 6:35 and opening faceoff at 7:00 from SARA Park in Tomahawk.
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Hatchet Girls Basketball Team Wins Seventh Game of the Year
Published on 02/09/2024 under Sports The Hatchet girls' basketball team capped senior night with an impressive offensive showing against Goodman-Pembine, dominating the Patriots 57-26.  Tomahawk put forth their highest scoring output of the season thanks to three Hatchets notching double figures.  On Senior Night, Senior Khianna Vacho led the team in scoring with a season-high 19 points. Freya Alberg had 12 and Claire Albert had 11.  The win puts Tomahawk at 7-14 on the season. The Hatchet girls will have a Great Northern Conference showdown with Mosinee. The girls will be at home with the JV game beginning at 5:45 and Varsity tip-off is at 7:15.
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Hatchet Hockey Team Advances to GNC Championship Game
Published on 02/07/2024 under Sports The Hatchet Hockey team will be playing for their first Great Northern Conference Tournament Championship in School History Saturday night after defeating Mosinee Tuesday, 5-2.  Tomahawk was locked in a defensive slugfest through two periods before pulling away with three third-period goals.  Austin Lamer had a goal and two assists on the night. Jonah Dickens put two in the back of the net and Sawyer Hanna notched two assists. Trevor Seliskar also had an impressive night in goal, saving 24 out of 26 shots.  The win improves Tomahawk's record to 15-7 on the season and 9-0 in Great Northern Conference play.  The Hatchets will play for the GNC Tournament Title Saturday night against Lakeland in Mosinee. The puck will drop at 7:00 Saturday night.
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Hatchet Girls & Boys Basketball Teams Lose to Lakeland
Published on 02/07/2024 under Sports Both Hatchet basketball teams suffered another loss in Great Northern Conference play Tuesday night, losing to Lakeland. Tomahawk's boys fought valiantly, but came up short on Parents' Night against the T-Birds, suffering their 15th straight loss Tuesday in a 78-47 defeat. The Hatchets never led in the game, and their defense struggled mightliy again. Ethan Ihn led the team in scoring, pouring in a season-high 18 points.  The loss drops Tomahawk to 1-18 on the season and 0-10 in Great Northern Conference play.  The Hatchet girls continued to struggle against Great Northern Conference opponents, losing to state-semifinalist Lakeland Tuesday 73-25.  The loss drops Tomahawk to 6-14 on the season and 0-10 in Great Northern Conference play. Tomahawk's girls will be back in action for a non-conference showdown Thursday against Goodman-Pembine.  Terry Timm and Alex Koch will be in the broadcast booth with the Fehrman Orthodontics Radio Pregame Show at 5:35 and tip-off at 6:00.  The Hatchet boys will be back in action Friday with another Great Northern Conference showdown against Mosinee.
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Hatchet Girls Basketball Team Defeats Tri-County; Boys Lose to Tri-County
Published on 02/06/2024 under Sports The Hatchet basketball teams came away with a split in a non-conference doubleheader Monday night in Plainfield against Tri-County.  Tomahawk's girls notched their sixth win of the season with a 50-33 win over the Penguins. The Hatchets got out to a hot start shooting the ball, notching 33 first-half points. It was also a balanced scoring attack for the Hatchets, as all starters got on the scoreboard. Claire Albert led the way for Tomahawk with 17 points. Khianna Vacho had 11 and Bryn Baalke had 10.  The win puts Tomahawk at 6-13 on the season and 0-9 in Great Northern Conference play. Despite putting up a season-high in points, the Hatchet boys suffered their 14th consecutive loss Monday night, losing to Tri-County 76-65. Tomahawk's best offensive performance was overshadowed by a 30-3 run in the second half by the Penguins, which included them knocking down eight three-pointers. Tomahawk also ran into foul trouble early in the second half and ended up having three starters foul out of the game.  The Hatchets' balanced scoring attack was led by Colton Seslar off the bench with 14 points. Brody Rigney had 13 and Malachi Scheffler had 11.  The loss drops Tomahawk to 1-16 on the season and 0-9 in Great Northern Conference play. Both teams will be back in action tonight with a Great Northern Conference battle against Lakeland. The boys will be at home and the girls will be on the road. The JV games will begin at 5:45 and varsity will tip off at 7:15.  For the boys, it will also be Parents' Night. The Parents will be recognized between the JV/JV2 and Varsity Games. All parents will be asked to wear Hatchet Basketball Apparel if they have it. All parents will also need to assemble on the west end of the fieldhouse in numerical order.
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Hatchet Wrestling Results from GNC Meet
Published on 02/05/2024 under Sports The Hatchet boys' wrestlers came away with a second-place team finish in the Great Northern Conference Meet at Antigo Saturday. Tomahawk finished ahead of every team in the GNC except for the Great Northern Conference team champion, Medford. The Hatchets got numerous top two finishes in the meet, including Presley Gutbrod winning his second consecutive conference championship, this time at 113 pounds.  The Hatchet girls' wrestlers came away with their sixth top-ten finish of the season, placing sixth out of 26 teams at the Husky Girls Challenge at Eau Claire North Saturday. Tomahawk finished behind just the host, St. Croix Falls, Centennial, Mora, and Forest Lake. Tomahawk got two third-place finishes in the invite, coming from Kylie Peissig and Elise Gibeault.  Tomahawk will next hit the mats next Saturday with Regional Action getting underway at Medford. Tune in for the Fehrman Orthodontics Premeet Show at 9:35 and opening matches beginning at 10:00 with Tony Derleth and Alex Koch in the broadcast booth.
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Hatchet Boys Swimming Team Finishes 2nd at GNC Meet
Published on 02/05/2024 under Sports The Hatchet boys' swim team competed in the Great Northern Conference Meet in Medford Friday night and finished second in the meet.  Tomahawk came through with five second-place finishes in the meet. The Hatchets' finishes came as a team from the 200 Medley Relay. Tomahawk also got second-place finishes from Sam Zastrow, Bruce Peetz, Dane Dekiep, and Zach Germano.  The Hatchets will begin postseason play next Saturday with their sectional meet at Ashwaubenon.
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Hatchet Basketball Teams Loses to Rhinelander
Published on 02/05/2024 under Sports Tomahawk's girls' basketball squad suffered another defeat at the hands of Rhinelander Friday night, losing 69-35 at home. The Hatchets have now lost all ten Great Northern Conference games this season, and struggled early and often against the Hodags' press. Khianna Vacho led the way in scoring for the Hatchets with 12, while Freya Alberg was second with 11.  The Hatchets' record drops to 5-13 on the season and 0-10 in Great Northern Conference play. The Hatchet boys' basketball team suffered their unlucky 13th straight loss on the season, losing at Rhinelander 61-24. Tomahawk has continued to struggle mightily against Great Northern Conference foes, dropping to 0-9 in GNC play on the season.  The Hatchets' top scorer was Junior Tyler Sundquist, who knocked in seven points.  The loss drops Tomahawk to 1-16 on the season. Both of Tomahawk's basketball squads will be back in action Monday for a doubleheader against Tri-County in Plainfield. The broadcast will be on WJJQ Monday night with the Fehrman Orthodontics Radio Pregame Show at 5:15 and tip-off at 5:30 with Keith Hanse and Alex Koch in the broadcast booth.
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