Hatchet Cross Country Team Sending Two to State
Published on 10/22/2018 under Sports On Saturday, Tomahawk competed in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross-Country Meet at Irish Waters Golf Course in Freedom. The athletes were treated to some of the most challenging conditions for midlate October, as they raced for the chance to compete in the State Championships next weekend in Wisconsin Rapids. The Tomahawk Girls were keen to the task and led by junior Haley Voermans-Dean and freshman Macey Mann they handled the near white-out conditions and stiff northwest winds they were faced with in the varsity girls race. Haley raced to the top individual State-qualifying position 6th overall in a time of 20:46 and Macey grabbed the final State-qualifying position with her 13th place finish in a P.R. time of 21:13. Junior Meagan Berg (23rd-21:48), freshmen Kate Reilly (31st-22:09) and Emily Lacina (34th-22:37), senior Arianna Schreiner (37th-22:40), and junior Gillian Buckwalter (59th-23:52) rounded out the Sectional Hatchet contingent. The second ranked team in D2, Freedom (35 pts) and 4th-ranked Lakeland (46 pts) outdistanced the rest of the field with their state qualifying team performances. Mosinee (99 pts), then the lady Hatchets (107 pts), and Shawano (138 pts) rounded out the top five teams. 92 runners and 15 teams toed the line at the start of the girls D2 race. In the first race of the day, battling 30 mile an hour winds and sleet the Tomahawk boys matched their 4th place finish from a year ago. They placed three runners in the top 20, led by sophomores Drew Bolder (13th-17:35), Noah Buckwalter (14th-17:36) and senior Evan Ploeckelman (19th-17:42). The final Hatchets to finish their season at Sectionals were sophomore Garron Albrent (38th-18:16), senior Shawn Dirkx (44th-18:21), freshman Arden Ziert (56th-18:44) and sophomore Trey Baalke (60th-18:49). State ranked Freedom won the Sectional with 97 pts., followed by New London (107 pts.), Lakeland (126 pts.), Tomahawk (127 pts.), and Mosinee (128 pts.) who were all closely bunched in the hunt for the runnerup position and remaining spot for Rapids. 15-teams and 100 runners competed in the D2 Boys Sectional. The Great Northern Conference will be well-represented in Wisconsin Rapids, as along with the Hatchet duo of Voermans-Dean and Mann, girls teams from Lakeland and Medford (out of the Colby Sectional), and individuals from Mosinee (boys & girls), and Rhinelander (boys) qualified. The boys and girls both finished their season with improved overall records in comparison to last year. The boys varsity at W-114 L-14 (Pct .891) record and the girls concluded with a W-108 L-10 (Pct .915) mark.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team's Season Comes to an End
Published on 10/19/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team had their season come to an end on Thursday night, in a three games to one loss at Mosinee in WIAA Regional Semi-Final action. Tomahawk won game one 25-20, with Mosinee winning games two, three and four, 25-23, 25-17 and 25-20. Mady Hanse led Tomahawk with 15 kills and Natalie Zastrow had 14. Tomahawk ends the season with a 21-18 record.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team is at Mosinee for WIAA Regional Semis
Published on 10/18/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team plays at Mosinee on Thursday night in WIAA Regional Semi-Final action.  The Hatchets advances with a three games to one win over Medford, while Mosinee defeated Lakeland in a three game sweep. The opening game is at 7:00 pm at Mosinee High School, with the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:40 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Advances to WIAA Regional Semi-Finals
Published on 10/17/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team defeated the Medford Raiders three games to one on Tuesday night to advance to the WIAA Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday night at Mosinee. Tomahawk lost game one, 19-25, and then came back to win games two, three and four; 25-16, 25-19 and 25-11. Mady Hanse had 25 kills and six aces and Natalie Zastrow added 17 kills for the Hatchets. Tomahawk, the six seed, will travel to Mosinee, the two seed, on Thursday night.  Mosinee advances with a three game sweep of Lakeland. Thursday night's WIAA Regional Semi-Final begins at 7:00 pm at Mosinee High School, and the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 6:40 pm on Northwoods, 92-5.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Finishes 7th at Shorewood
Published on 10/15/2018 under Sports On Saturday, the Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team finished seventh at the Shorewood Invitational.  Tomahawk scored 176 points. Kylee Theiler had a first place finish in the 200 free and a second in the 500 free. Megan Marcks was fourth in the 100 backstroke and Katy Volz had an eighth in the 50 free. Tomahawk's relay teams had strong finishes, with the 200 free finishing second, the 400 free fourth and the 200 medley finishing fifth.
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Hatchet Cross Teams Finish Third at GNC Meet
Published on 10/15/2018 under Sports On Saturday the Hatchets traveled to Rhinelander for the Great Northern Conference Championships. On the varsity ledger the Hatchet boys and girls both placed 3rd, while the Boys JV squad won the boys GNC title and the Girls JV finished 5th. Medford won both varsity races. Earning All-Conference honors for the Hatchets were Evan Ploeckelman, Haley Voermans-Dean, Noah Buckwalter, Meagan Berg, Drew Bolder and Emily Lacina. Evan earned All-Conference status for the 2nd straight year, this time on first team as he placed 5th in 17:45. Haley placed 6th overall in a time of 20:42 and earned 1st team All-Conference honors for the third straight year. Sophomore Noah Buckwalter led a host of Hatchets on 2nd-team with his 9th place finish in 17:48. Meagan Berg finished 11th in 20:03, Drew Bolder placed 13th in 18:13 (2nd straight year with All-Conference honors), and freshman Emily Lacina placed 13th in 21:22. Other Hatchet varsity finishers were: Macey Mann (15th), Garron Albrent (17th), Kate Reilly (22nd), Trey Baalke (26th), Arianna Schreiner (27th), Shawn Dirkx (29th), and Arden Ziert (30th). Varsity results: GV-Med-31, Lake-41, THS-67, Mos-83, Rhine-152, NPHS-175, Ant-Inc BV-Med-29, Mos-56, THS-69, Lake-79, Rhine-132, NPHS-162, Ant-Inc Senior Sam VonSchrader started the day off leading the Boys JV to the GNC JV team title with his 4th place finish in 19:18. He came to the finish with teammate Matt Johnson-5th in the same time. Hunter Borchardt-6th (19:24), Keaton Jed-8th (19:33), and Anthony Ierulli-9th (19:33) formed a tight Hatchet pack and with a 15-second split completed the scoring for the Boys JV. The girls JV was led by Gillian Buckwalter with her 12th place effort, finishing her 5K in 23:47. Other Tomahawk JV placers were: Matt Bartz (11th), Alex Norman (13th), Brady Tjugum (15th), Austin Snow (16th), Jack McGovern (20th), Jackie Wick (22nd), Reed Zedler (24th), Ava Dragosh (29th), Jared Leverance (32nd), Jerett Flynn (35th), Adam Hall (36th), Geena Wanta (39th), Corinn Genelin (40th), Garret Hurst (43rd), Jack Lacina (44th), Olivia Kiser (46th), Trey Miller (49th), and Henry Calhoun (50th). JV results: BJV-THS-32, Med-49, Lake-71, Mos-87, Rhine-133, NPHS-Inc GJV-Lake-21, Med-49, Mos-58, Rhine-103, THS-127, NPHS-Inc Next race for the Hatchets is on Saturday as Tomahawk travels to Freedom for the WIAA Division 2 Northeastern Wisconsin Sectional race. The meet gets underway at 11:00 a.m. with the boys varsity race. 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 Football Team Defeats Marathon
Published on 10/14/2018 under Sports The Hatchet Football Team wrapped up the regular season on Friday night, with a 20-18 victory over Marathon at Hatchet Field. Tomahawk led 20-6 at the half, before Marathon cut the lead to 20-18 with a two point conversion pending.  Tomahawk stopped the Red Raiders on the two point conversion, recovered the on-side kick and ran the final three minutes out to finish the season 4-5 overall. Max Bembinster and Wyatt Wenninger had rushing touchdowns and Nick Wiseman had a touchdown pass to Kameron Olson.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Undefeated in GNC Duals
Published on 10/12/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team finished the Great Northern Conference Dual Meet schedule with an undefeated 7-0 record, after defeating Rhinelander 106-64 on Thursday night at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool. Tomahawk won all three relays, the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free. Tomahawk also had several double individual winners, including Kylee Theiler in the 200 and 500 free, Kaylie Svacina in the 200 IM and 200 Breaststroke, and Megan Marcks in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.  Also winning events for Tomahawk were Katy Volz in the 100 free and Shelby Benazewski in the 50 free. Tomahawk will compete in the Shorewood Invite on Saturday, with the opening event at 9:30 am.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Defeats Rhinelander
Published on 10/10/2018 under Sports On Tuesday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team defeated Rhinelander in the regular season finale, three games to none: 25-11; 25-6; 25-18 Kills Mady Hanse 13 Natalie Zastrow 8 Gianna Line 4 Assists Taylor Shilts 13 Richelle Swan 13 Digs Morgan Ernst 18 Mady Hanse 13 Aces Natalie's Zastrow 6 Taylor Shilts 3 Mady Hanse 4 Tomahawk will begin post season play on Tuesday, traveling to Medford for a WIAA Regional Match.  The match begins at 7:00 pm.
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Tomahawk JV Football Team Defeats Northland Pines
Published on 10/09/2018 under Sports On Monday night the Tomahawk JV Football Team traveled to Eagle River to play the Northland Pines Eagles. The game started slow for both teams with a three and out for Tomahawk and a three and out for Northland Pines. Tomahawk's offense started moving the ball on their second drive when Jacob Kaminski found Kade Wenninger for a 40 yd touchdown pass. Extra Point Kick was good by Dakota Jelinek and Tomahawk led 7-0. The Hatchet defense led by Erik Decker, Ryan Skees, Isaac Schwartz, and Kade Wenninger really played well, giving up only two first downs in the first half. At the end of the first half, the Hatchet defense recovered a bad snap to the Northland Pines punter, taking over at the Eagles 15 yard line.  A couple of plays later, Jacob Kaminski skampered in for a touchdown with no time left on the clock to end the first half.  The extra point was no good and Tomahawk led 13-0. In the second half, the Tomahawk Defense continued to play well giving up only one good drive for a touchdown.  Tomahawk still led 13-6. Both teams would be forced to punt at the Eagles score, and on the Northland Pines punt, Isaac Schwartz returned it for a 65 yard touchdown. Extra Point fake by Marcus Matti was successful making it the final score 21-6, Hatchets. Tomahawk will travel to Marathon for their final JV game of the year on Monday.
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Tomahawk Cross Country Teams Host Hatchet Invite
Published on 10/08/2018 under Sports Tomahawk hosted 11 teams for their annual Cross-Country Invitational at Edgewater on Saturday morning. The host Hatchets boys won the overall title for the first time since 2010 and avenged an earlier season loss to the Mosinee Indians in the process. The girls won the small schools division (placing 3rd overall). Twenty-seven Hatchet runners had either personal best times or seasonal best efforts at their respective distances in the near ideal racing conditions. State-ranked Lakeland won the girls race. Sophomore Drew Bolder won his third invitational title of the season, breaking the 17-minute barrier with a seasonal best effort of 16:52 for the 5000 meter distance. Teammates Evan Ploeckelman (6th17:27), Noah Buckwalter (7th-17:30), Shawn Dirkx (11th-17:54), Trey Baalke (18th-18:26), Arden Ziert (22nd-18:43) and Matt Bartz (26th-19:00) also all had P.R.'s for Tomahawk as the Hatchets finished strong down the home stretch coming from behind in the last 800 meters to upend Mosinee and capture the title. The win leaves the boys with a current regular season record of W-100 L-9 (Pct. 917) going into tournament play next weekend. The lady Hatchets were led by Haley Voermans-Dean, as she placed 3rd overall with her best time of the season at 20:08. Meagan Berg (14th-21:14) and Macey Mann (15th-21:15) joined Haley on the podium as medalists. Emily Lacina (17th-21:29-PR), Arianna Schreiner (20th-21:47), and Kate Reilly (23rd-22:28) completed the Hatchet attack. Currently, the ladies have defeated 94 teams, while only falling to 5 (Pct. .950) on the season. The Junior Varsity boys started a solid day out for the Hatchets as they cruised past a strong Lakeland squad to take the JV boys crown. The boys were led by medalists Keaton Jed (2nd), Anthony Ierulli (4th), Alex Norman (5th), Hunter Borchardt (6th), Matt Johnson (7th) and Brady Tjugum (8th) all with PR or seasonal best efforts on the day. Other placewinners for the JV squad: Austin Snow (12th), Jerett Flynn (19th), Jack McGovern (22nd), Garret Hurst (28th), Jared Leverance (36th), Jack Lacina (40th), Adam Hall (42nd), Reed Zedler (48th), Henry Calhoun (50th), Trey Miller (52nd), and Hunter VanRyen (54th). Placing for the 5th place JV Girls: Gillian Buckwalter (11th), Tiana Gerstenberger (16th), Jackie Wick (23rd), Geena Wanta (34th), Ava Dragosh (36th), Corinn Genelin (38th), and Olivia Kiser (54th). Next race is Saturday as the Hatchets travel to the Rhinelander High School for the Great Northern Championships. The meet gets started at 11:00 a.m.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Defeats Marathon
Published on 10/05/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team traveled to Marathon on Thursday for non-conference action, with Tomahawk winning three games to one. Games scores were: 25-22; 21-25; 25-23; 25-16 Leading the way for Tomahawk was Mady Hanse with 27 kills. Taylor Shilts had 30 assists and Richelle Swan added 14. Morgan Ernst and Mady Hanse each had 23 digs and Taylor Shilts had 5 aces. Mady Hanse and Gianna Line each had two blocks. Tomahawk will host the second Great Northern Conference Meet on Saturday at the Fieldhouse, with the first round at 10:00 am.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Defeats Antigo
Published on 10/05/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team remains undefeated in Great Northern Conference Duals with a 122-44 victory over Antigo on Thursday night. Tomahawk won all three relays, 200 medley, 200 and 400 freestyle. Tomahawk had several swimmers with double wins, including:  Katy Volz in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke and Kylee Theiler in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Also finishing first for the Hatchets were:  Dallas Dosch in the 100 free, Shelby Benaszewski in the 200 IM, Megan Marcks in the 50 free and Kaylie Svacina in the 400 free.
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Hatchet Boys Cross Country Team Wins Northland Pines Invite
Published on 10/03/2018 under Sports On Tuesday Tomahawk traveled to Eagle River to compete in their annual 8-team Eagle Cross-Country Invitational. On the boys side the Hatchets placed four runners in the top ten, led by individual champion Drew Bolder en route to the team title. Drew covered the 5000 meter course in 17:39. Teammates Evan Ploeckelman (2nd-18:08), Noah Buckwalter (4th-18:36), Trey Baalke (9th-19:03), Arden Ziert (13th-19:24), Sam VonSchrader (14th-19:25) and Matt Bartz (16th-19:26) sealed the deal for Tomahawk. Other Hatchet finishers: Keaton Jed (17th), Anthony Ierulli (20th), Hunter Borchardt (21st), Austin Snow (23rd), Brady Tjugum (26th), Jared Leverance (29th), Garron Albrent (34th), Jack McGovern (43rd), Jerett Flynn (46th), Reed Zedler (50th), Henry Calhoun (54th), Jack Lacina (56th), Trey Miller (69th-25:58-PR) in the 74-runner field. The lady Hatchets, minus their top five scorers competed as a JV squad and had a top three finish against the other varsity squads. The Hodags topped the invite with Hurley placing second. Tomahawk's Kate Reilly placed 3rd overall and was the lone Hatchet medalist covering the 5K in 22:31. Completing the Hatchet attack were: Tiana Gerstenberger (17th-24:43), Jackie Wick (19th-24:46), Geena Wanta (33rd26:29-PR), Corinn Genelin (38th-27:07), and freshman newcomer Ava Dragosh (49th-29:54) in the 55runner field. Tomahawk hosts 11 teams for their annual Hatchet Invitational on Saturday at Edgewater. The meet gets underway at 10:00 a.m. with the Boys JV race.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Still Undefeated in GNC
Published on 09/28/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team kept their undefeated GNC Dual Meet record with a 105-65 win over Ladysmith on Thursday night at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool. Tomahawk won all three relays, the 200 and 400 free and 200 medley. Tomahawk also had double wins from Kylee Theiler in the 200 and 500 free, Kaylie Svacina in the 200 IM and 100 yard breaststroke, Katy Volz in the 100 yard free and 50 yard free and Megan Marcks in the 100 butterfly and 100 yard backstroke.
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