Hatchet Girls Cross Country Team Advances to State; Buckwalter Advances for Boys
Published on 10/26/2020 under Sports On Saturday Tomahawk hosted the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross-Country Meet at Edgewater Country Club. The top two teams and top five individuals from non-qualifying teams moved on to the D2 State Meet in Colby next weekend. In the first race of the day the lady Hatchets placed all their scorers in the top fifteen team scoring places to finish second overall to the Irish from Freedom. Freedom scored 40, Tomahawk-49, Xavier-52, and Amherst-71. Not panicking and recovering quickly from a fall at the start, freshman Rachael Reilly placed in the top ten and in the 6th scoring position in 20:23 for the top Hatchet finish. Sophomore Greta Tjugum, junior Macey Mann, and junior Emily Lacina kept a tight Hatchet pack and placed 15th/16th/18th overall (in the 8th/9th/11th scoring positions in 20:58/21:03/21:07) and junior Kate Reilly sealed the statequalifying effort for Tomahawk with her 23rd-21:28 (15th scoring position) effort. Sophomore Morgan Hansmann (21:58-29th overall/20th scoring position) and junior Ava Dragosh (23:25-37th/27th scoring position) rounded out the efforts of the state-bound Hatchets. This will be the Hatchets second state appearance in a row and 28th team appearance since 1993 (Girls-17 Boys-11) In the final event of the Sectional Tomahawk's Noah Buckwalter (sr.) punched his ticket to State (for the second year in a row) with his 4th place overall effort (3rd place individual qualifier) in a time of 16:48.Noah teamed with Drew Bolder (sr. 21st overall, 14th scoring position in 17:45), Alex Norman (sr.26th/18th in 18:12), Owen Dickrell (fr. 29th/20th in 18:24), Hunter Borchardt (sr. 30th/21st in 18:24-PR), Arden Ziert (jr. 32nd/23rd 18:26), and Ethan Liebnitz (sr. 33rd/24th 18:31-PR) to place 3rd overall (one spot short of advancing to State). Team Scores: Freedom-31, Little Chute-33, Tomahawk-75, and Wittenberg102.  Details of the Division 2 State Cross-Country Meet in Colby will be released soon by the WIAA. The top twelve teams and 30 individuals qualified to compete in this year's event.
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Hatchet Volleyball Teams Loses in WIAA Playoffs
Published on 10/21/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team had their season come to an end of Tuesday night, with a three games to none loss at Colby in WIAA Regional Quarter Final play. Game scores were:  17-25, 13-25, 23-25 Alyssa Zehner led the team with 2 aces. Meghan Scholz led with 2 blocks and 9 kills followed by Katie Pierce with 5 kills. Mackenzie Scholz ahd four digs and 19 assists.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Advance to Sectionals
Published on 10/21/2020 under Sports With the new WIAA qualifying format, the Tomahawk competed in the Oconto Falls Sub-Sectional on Tuesday. Despite being in the final grouping of the day which competed in a steady rain, the Hatchets were able to top the overall field and sweep both ends of the meet. In the first race, the Hatchets placed all seven runners in the top nine to dominate the grouping and when the other race results came in the lady harriers had seven in the top 20 for the overall competition. Freshman Rachael Reilly won the grouping and prevailed as the Sub-Sectional Champion in a time of 20:28. Macey Mann, Greta Tjugum, and Morgan Hansmann packed tightly together, separated by only 3 seconds (21:20-21:23) at the finish for a 2-3-4 wave finish and a 6-7-8 overall finish in the 8-team Sub-Sectional. Emily Lacina (6th/11th overall-21:56), Kate Reilly (7th/13th-22:09) and Ava Dragosh(9th/20th-22:53) completed the scoring for Tomahawk. Team Results: THS-33 Amherst-48 Bonduel-50 Oconto Falls-101 Clintonville-DNS Nekoosa-DNS NPHS-DNS WBHS-DNS In the final race of the day in the final grouping the boys were able to place all five scorers in the top 11 and in the overall results all of their scorers in the top 14. They were led by the 1-2 finish of seniors Drew Bolder and Noah Buckwalter as they crossed the line in times of 17:09 and 17:11 respectively. In the combined race results Drew prevailed as the Sub-Sectional Champion and Noah kept his runner-up spot. Alex Norman turned in his 3rd straight sub-18 minute performance holding off a late charge by a Wittenberg runner to finish 8th (9th overall) in 17:53. Junior Arden Ziert ran a super 2nd mile moving up a couple of spots to finish in the top ten in the wave and 13th overall in a time of 18:28. Hunter Borchardt completed the Hatchet attack with a strong race placing 11th (14th overall) with his 18:30 clocking, right on the heels of his teammate. Senior Ethan Liebnitz and freshman Owen Dickrell rounded out the Hatchet finishers as they placed 22nd and 23rd overall in times of 19:16 and 19:23, respectively. Team results: THS-39 Wittenberg-51 Bonduel-100 Amherst-116 Oconto Falls-128 Clintonville-133 NPHS-135 Nekoosa-DQ The Hatchet boys will host Wittenberg, Freedom, and Little Chute on Saturday, while the lady Hatchets will host Amherst, Freedom and Appleton Xavier. Additionally, 20 individuals qualified (10 in each event) for the Sectional. The top two teams in each race will advance to the Division 2 State Meet in Colby along with the top five non team qualifying individuals on Saturday, October 31. On Saturday at Edgewater the girls will race first at 11:00, followed by the boys at 11:45. Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ will have a preview of the sectional meet at 10:45 am with Coach Zuelsdorf and results after the races.
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Hatchet Boys Cross Country Team Wins GNC Title; Girls Second
Published on 10/16/2020 under Sports On Thursday Tomahawk hosted the Great Northern Conference Cross-Country Championships. The boys successfully defended their Conference title placing five runners in the top ten and all the Hatchets on the All-Conference squad. The girls closed the gap on a strong Medford team by placing all five scorers on the All-Conference squad and finishing within 14 points of the 4-time conference champions. Both Hatchet JV squads started the evening off with conference wins as well. Earning All-Conference medalist honors for the Hatchets were: Noah Buckwalter, Drew Bolder, Alex Norman, Arden Ziert, Owen Dickrell, Hunter Borchardt, Rachael Reilly, Kate Reilly, Macey Mann, and Morgan Hansmann. Earning Honorable Mention status were: Ethan Liebnitz and Greta Tjugum. Noah and Rachael earned All-Conference 1st Team status as they both placed 2nd overall in their respective races with P.R. efforts (Noah-16:44/Rachael-19:59). Drew (4th-17:24) and Alex (7th-17:50-PR) also earned 1st Team status with their top 7 finishes. Kate Reilly (9th-20:55), Arden Ziert (9th-18:10),Owen Dickrell (10th-18:10), Macey Mann (11th-21:07), Morgan Hansmann (12th-21:15-PR) and Hunter Borchardt (14th-18:47) earned 2nd Team All-Conference status by virtue of their placements in theirrespective races at the GNC event. Rounding out the All-Conference Honorable Mention squad for Tomahawk were: Greta Tjugum (18th-21:42), and Ethan Liebnitz (20th-19:01). Other Hatchet varsity finishers were: Emily Lacina (23rd), Ava Dragosh (30th), and Geena Wanta (32nd). Varsity results: BV-THS-32, Lake-63, Med-93, NPHS-109, Rhine-112, Ant-119, Mos-163 GV-Med-38, THS-52, Lake-69, Mos-87, Rhine-115, Ant-166, NPHS-203 Freshman Presley Gutbrod topped the field in the opening GNC event of the day as he won the Boys JV title, taking the lead at 2000 meters and never looking back. Presley covered the 5K course in a time of 19:16. Helping propel the Boys JV to their 3rd straight JV title were: Hunter VanRyen (2nd), Brett Borchardt (4th), Jacob Towle (5th), and John Mark Hawley-10th. The champion girls JV squad was led by Serena Reinke as she won the 5K event in a time of 22:59. She was followed closely by Tiana Gerstenberger in a PR time of 23:11 for 2nd and Kambyl Mattke 4th with a 23:30 PR effort. Other Tomahawk girls JV placers were: Autumn Peissig-6th and Robin Schmidt-15th. JV results: BJV-THS-15, Lake-INC, Mos-Inc, Med-Inc GJV-THS-27, Rhine-41, Mos-52, Med-Inc, Lake-Inc, Ant-Inc Next race for the Hatchets is on Tuesday as Tomahawk travels to Oconto Falls to compete in the 9-team Sub-sectional meet. The top two teams will advance to the WIAA Division 2 Northeastern Wisconsin Sectional race hosted at Tomahawk on Saturday, October 24th. The meet gets underway at 11:00 a.m. The top 2 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 Cross Country Teams Win Hatchet Invite
Published on 10/09/2020 under Sports On Thursday the Hatchet Cross-Country hosted Mosinee, Three Lakes, and Phillips at Edgewater for their 45th annual invite. The boys took the top seven places and the girls placed all five in the top ten to help Tomahawk sweep both varsity level events. The Junior Varsity squads were equally impressive as they alsotopped the field. Noah Buckwalter defended his individual invitational title from last year as he raced to a seasonal best timeof 16:48 leading a stampede of Hatchets to the top spots. Teammates, Drew Bolder (2nd-17:05), AlexNorman (3rd-17:58-PR), Arden Ziert (4th-18:12-SB), and freshman Owen Dickrell (5th-18:16-PR) joined Noah on the podium as they earned medalist honors. Completing the true 'perfect race' in Cross-Country with their 6th and 7th place efforts were Hunter Borchardt and Ethan Liebnitz, also running career best times over the 5K distance. Boys Varsity Team Scores: Tomahawk-15, Phillips-50, Mosinee-83, and Three Lakes-DNS Freshman Rachael Reilly once again led the way for the Tomahawk girls, finishing 3rd overall in the 44-runner field and covering the 5K course in a time of 20:19. Rachel was the lone Hatchet medalist. However, the Hatchets closed the door on any hopeful challengers as they placed all five scorers in the top ten: Greta Tjugum (6th-21:02), Kate Reilly (7th-21:16-SB), Morgan Hansmann (8th-21:23-PR), and Macey Mann (10th-22:08). Geena Wanta (15th) and Serena Reinke (18th) closed out the Hatchet attack. Girls Team Scores: Tomahawk-29, Mosinee-34, Phillips-68, Three Lakes-DNS The Hatchet JV boys and girls both scored 19 pts en route to victory and were led by medalists Presley Gutbrod (1st-19:08) and Ava Dragosh (1st-23:27-SB). Hunter Van Ryen (2nd-19:50), Tianna Gerstenberger (2nd-23:35-PR), Brett Borchardt (3rd-20:33-PR), and Kambyl Mattke (3rd -23:56-PR). Other top JV finishers for the victorious Hatchets were: Jacob Towle (5th), Marie Gorell (6th), Autumn Peissig (7th), JohnMark Hawley (8th), and Robin Schmidt (14th). Next week on Thursday the Hatchets will host the Great Northern Conference Cross-Country Championships at Edgewater at 4 pm.
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Hatchet Swimming and Volleyball Teams Lose on Thursday
Published on 10/09/2020 under Sports On Thursday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team hosted Ladysmith and lost 122-39. Also on Thursday, the Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team traveled to Lakeland and the T-Birds defeated Tomahawk three games to none.  Game scores were: 18-25, 18-25 and 22-25. Meghan Scholz led the team in blocks with 4 and kills with 11 followed by Katie Pierce with 7. Gracie Barnett led the team with 8 digs and Addison Bartz led with 1 ace. Mackenzie Scholz finished the match with 20 assists. The JV1 team won against Lakeland in Lakeland on Thursday night, with scores of 27-25, 27-25, and 24-26. Emilie Scholz led serving with 3 aces. Cayley Scholz had 7 kills and Hannah Beranek had 6 kills. Grace Beranek lead with 13 assists and Khianna Vacho had 19 digs. The JV2 team won all three games winning 25-7, 25-17, and 25-17. Chloe Buckwalter had 8 aces, 2 kills, Cadee Benaczeski had 6 kills, and Sadie Liebelt had 4 kills and 2 aces.
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Hatchet Volleyball Teams Lose Non-Conference Match
Published on 10/07/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team hosted Ashland on Tuesday night in a non-conference match at the Fieldhouse.  Tomahawk loses to Ashland in five sets, with games scores:  21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 12-15 Meghan Scholz led the team with 22 kills, Alyssa Klopatek led the team with 4 aces. Meghan Scholz and Katie Pierce each had 5 blocks and Alyssa Klopatek and Sam Gebauer each finished with 5 digs a piece. Mackenzie Scholz finished the match with 37 assists. The Hatchet JV1 team lost all three on Tuesday night with scores of 20 - 25, 21- 25, and 19-25. Grace Beranek served two aces, Emily Ihn, Cayley Scholz, and Shelby Gregg all had 4 kills a piece, Ashley Beck had 13 assists and Bella Weber had 8 digs.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams win at Rhinelander
Published on 10/02/2020 under Sports On Thursday the Hatchet Cross-Country team traveled to Rhinelander and were met 'head on' with the challenges of the hilly Cavoc Ski Trails, just east of town. The Hatchets were small in numbers, but up to the challenge as they swept both events over the host Hodags, Ashland, and Three Lakes. Successful strength running in the hills propelled the locals to victories. Drew Bolder raced to his second individual invitational title of the season as he topped the 26-runner field with his time of 18:09 over 5K. The Hatchet boys placed all five scorers in the top 8, too much for any challengers to overcome. Varsity finishers for Tomahawk were: Noah Buckwalter (3rd), Alex Norman (4th), Arden Ziert (5th), Hunter Borchardt (8th), and Ethan Liebnitz (11th). Boys Team Scores: Tomahawk-21, Rhinelander-37, Ashland-71, and Three Lakes-DNS Freshman Rachael Reilly led the way for the Tomahawk girls, finishing 3rd overall in the 29-runner field and covering the 5K course in a time of 22:03. Placing four in the top eight and all scorers in the top half of the field were: Greta Tjugum (4th), Kate Reilly (6th), Macey Mann (8th), Morgan Hansmann (14th) and Tiana Gerstenberger (21st). Girls Team Scores: Tomahawk-30, Rhinelander-42, Ashland-51, Three Lakes-DNS Next week on Thursday the Hatchets will host Mosinee, Phillips, and Three Lakes for their 44th annual Invitational at Edgewater starting at 4:30 pm.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team defeats Rhinelander
Published on 10/02/2020 under Sports On Thursday night the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Teams hosted Rhinelander and the Hatchets swept all three matches. In the Varsity contest, it was Tomahawk winning 25-20, 25-15 and 25-14. Meghan Scholz had 11 kills and four blocks.  Alyssa Zehner had eight kills and five aces.  Katie Pierce had two kills, an ace and two blocks and Mackenzie Scholz, Carly Scholz and Addison Bartz had four aces each. Tomahawk also won the JV matches in three and the JV2 won 25-13, 25-16 and 25-19. Tomahawk will host Ashland on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Loses to Medford
Published on 10/02/2020 under Sports On Thursday night the Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team traveled to Medford for a GNC Dual with the Raiders.  Medford wins the meet 84 to 46. Abby Jaecks had two first place finishes in the 500 free and 200 free.  Karlie Woodall had a second in the 50 free.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Loses GNC Match to Medford
Published on 09/30/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team traveled to Medford on Tuesday night for a Great Northern Conference match with the Raiders.  Medford defeated Tomahawk three games to one. Meghan Scholz led the team in kills with 12, Amalie Kurth, Alyssa Klopatek and Mackenzie Scholz each finished with 2 aces. Alyssa Klopatek led the team in digs with 5. Meghan Scholz finished the match with 6 blocks and Katie Pierce with 3. Makenzie Scholz finished the match with 23 assists. The Tomahawk Hatchet JV 1 volleyball team lost 3 sets to 0 in Medford. The offense was led by Macy Jankiewicz with 6 kills and Shelby Grigg with 4 kills. Sammy Gebauer had 2 aces, Bella Weber had 18 digs, and Ashley Beck had 9 assists. Tomahawk will host Rhinelander on Thursday night at the Fieldhouse, with the Varsity match at 7:00 pm.  Join Northwoods 92-5 for the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Defeat Chequamegon
Published on 09/25/2020 under Sports The Hatchet Cross-Country team traveled to Park Falls on Thursday and competed with the host Chequamegon Screamin' Eagles at their home course on the school grounds. Despite resting several key athletes, the Hatchets ran strong sweeping both races. Seven out of 17 Hatchets raced to career or seasonal best 5000 meter efforts. Senior Alex Norman raced to his first individual invitational title of his career as he topped the field with his time of 18:23 over 5K. He established himself at the front early on and never looked back in racing to the title. Teammates also scoring for the Tomahawk varsity were: Owen Dickrell (4th-18:57), Hunter Borchardt(5th-18:58-SB), Ethan Liebnitz (6th-18:59-PR), and Presley Gutbrod (9th-19:12). Other finishers for the Hatchets were: Arden Ziert (11th), Brett Borchardt (17th) and Jacob Towle (18th). Boys Team Scores: Tomahawk-25 and Chequamegon-30 Freshman Rachael Reilly cruised to her first individual high school race championship as she covered the 5K course in a career best time of 20:10. The Hatchets were too strong placing all five scorers in the top seven with: Greta Tjugum (2nd-20:55), Macey Mann (4th-21:36-SB), Kate Reilly (5th-22:07-SB), and Morgan Hansmann (7th-22:27). Other finishers for Tomahawk were: Tianna Gerstenberger (9th-24:13), Ava Dragosh(10th-24:17-SB), Kambyl Mattke (11th-24:40-PR), and Marie Gorell (14th). Girls Team Scores: Tomahawk-19 and Chequamegon-40 Next week Thursday the Hatchets travel to Cavoc Ski Trails in Rhinelander to compete in a triangular against the host Hodags and Ashland.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Loses at Antigo
Published on 09/25/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team was at Antigo on Thursday night and lost to Antigo three games to one. Game scores were: 19-25, 26-24, 19-25, 16-25 Katie pierce led the team in aces with 2, Meghan scholz led the team in blocks with 6. Alyssa Zehner led the team with 6 kills. Alyssa Zehner, Katie pierce and Mackenzie scholz all had 3 digs. Mackenzie scholz finished the game with 24 assists. The Tomahawk JV2 volleyball team lost 2 sets to 1 with scores of 24-26, 17-25, and 25-21. Sadie Liebelt had 5 aces and 3 kills. Mallory Watland-Copiskey had 4 blocks, 2 aces and 2 kills. And Emerson Lange had 3 kills. JV1 also lost 2 sets to one with scores of 26-24, 18-25, and 22-25. The offense was lead by Cayley Scholz with 7 kills, and Ashley Beck had 9 assists. Sammy Gebauer lead serving with three aces, and Bella Weber lead the defense with 18 digs. Tomahawk will travel to Medford on Tuesday night, with the JV and JV2 matches at 5:30 pm and the Varsity match at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Loses to Northland Pines
Published on 09/23/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Teams hosted the Northland Pines Eagles on Tuesday night in Great Northern Conference action at the Fieldhouse. In the Varsity contest, the Eagles defeated Tomahawk three games to one.  Game scores were:  26-28, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25. Katie Pierce had 10 kills and five blocks and Kallie Massa had 10 kills and four aces. The JV and JV2 teams swept Northland Pines. Tomahawk will travel to Antigo on Thursday night, with the JV and JV2 matches at 5:30 pm and the Varsity best of five starting at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Compete at Medford
Published on 09/18/2020 under Sports The Hatchet Cross-Country team traveled to Medford Area High School for a dual meet on their school grounds on Thursday. In the boys race Hatchet's Noah Buckwalter and Drew Bolder and Joe Sullivan from Medford took command early establishing a lead pack. In the woods, just before the 3000 meter mark Sullivan made a nice move, which neither Hatchet could cover as he blistered the 5K distance in a nice time of 16:50. Noah (2nd) and Drew (3rd) followed in times of 17:30 and 17:39, respectively. Alex Norman had his best race to date (4th-18:07), and along with teammates Owen Dickrell (5th-18:20),Arden Ziert (7th-18:42), Presley Gutbrod (8th-19:05), and Hunter VanRyen (9th-19:09) left little doubt which team was controlling their own destiny by the finish. The Hatchets placed all seven varsity runners in the top 9 spots as they cruised to a 21-40 dual meet title. Other finishers for Tomahawk were: Ethan Liebnitz 14th, Brett Borchardt 16th and Jacob Towle 17th. Eight out of ten boys that competed had either seasonal bests or career best 5K efforts! In the girl's race Medford showed they are the team to beat in the GNC as they took the top four spots and placed six in the top ten to best Tomahawk by a 17-41 tally. Tomahawk was led by freshman Rachael Reilly as she placed 5th in a personal best 5K time of 20:54. Other scorers for the lady Hatchets were: Greta Tjugum 6th (21:16), Emily Lacina 9th (21:44), Macey Mann 10th (21:50), Morgan Hansmann 11th (22:25-PR), and Geena Wanta 14th (23:06-PR). Rounding out the finishers for Tomahawk: Kate Reilly (15th), Tiana Gerstenberger (16th), Marie Gorell (17th), Ava Dragosh (18th), Kambyl Mattke (19th) and Autumn Peissig (21st). Eight out of thirteen girls that competed had either seasonal bests or career best 5K efforts! Next meet for Tomahawk is next Thursday as the Hatchets travel to Park Falls for a dual meet.
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