Hatchet Cross Country Teams Compete in Shawano Invite
Published on 09/16/2019 under Sports After unsafe course conditions canceled their meet at Fall Creek, a quick revision enabled the Hatchet Cross-Country team to travel to Shawano on Saturday for a 27-team invitational against several StateRanked teams. The girls and boys varsity both placed in the runner-up spot in D2, while the JV squads both placed 3rd overall out of all D1-2-3 teams. Overall the varsity girls placed 3rd of 26 teams, while the boys placed 4th of 27 teams. Drew Bolder was the top Hatchet as he placed 4th in D2 (15th overall in the 177 runner field) with his 17:27 5K effort. He was the lone D2 medalist for the Hatchet boys. Teammate Noah Buckwalter (D214th-17:55), Garron Albrent (D2-18th-18:18), Keaton Jed (D2-22nd-18:31), Trey Baalke (D2-25th-18:39), Arden Ziert (D2-28th-18:45), and Jack Lacina (D2-43rd-19:37) completed the varsity scoring for the runner-up D2 finishers. Seniors Haley-Voermans-Dean and Meagan Berg led the lady Hatchets with their 4th and 9th place D2 medalists efforts. Haley covered the 5K course in 20:01 and Meagan went 20:56. They were followed closely by sophomores Emily Lacina (D2-12th-21:05), Macey Mann (D2-18th-21:47), Kate Reilly (D2-19th21:51), and Geena Wanta (D2-33rd-23:24). Also, contributing on the varsity level was freshman Neenah Fuste as she placed 43rd in 24:12. The girls JV squad started the invitational off in the first race of the day by placing 3rd overall out of 18 teams. They were led by freshman Greta Tjugum's personal best 5K effort of 23:19. Greta finished as a 6th place medalist. She also shared space on the medalist podium with teammates Serena Reinke (10th23:28 PR) and Gillian Buckwalter (15th-23:49 SB). Other JV finishers included: Autumn Peissig (25th24:30), Leslie Vance (38th-25:16 PR) and Ava Dragosh (68th-26:30). The boys JV squad was led by Alex Norman's 9th place medalist PR effort of 18:48. Hunter Borchardt (17th-19:22 SB), Hunter VanRyen (30th-19:58 SB), Reed Zedler (43rd-20:19 PR), Brady Tjugum (53rd-20:42 SB), Jacob Towle (81st-21:14 PR), Taje Casey (119th-22:23 PR), John Mark Hawley (154th -23:39 PR), Trey Miller (193rd) and Henry Calhoun (194th) were the final Hatchet JV finishers. Boys Varsity (D2) Team Scores: New London (31), Tomahawk (79), Winneconne (97), Shawano (131), Peshtigo (131), Seymour (133), Xavier (137), Oconto Falls (181), Marinette (Inc) and Sturgeon Bay (Inc). Girls Varsity (D2) Team Scores: Winneconne (43), Tomahawk (59), Xavier (89), Shawano (90), New London (130), Oconto Falls (172), Marinette (173), Peshtigo (197), Sturgeon Bay (209) and Seymour (Inc.) Next week Saturday the Hatchets make their annual visit to the Tribute Golf Course on the north side of Wausau for the prestigious Smiley Invitational, one of the largest Cross-Country invitationals in the Midwest. The meet gets started with the boys JV race at 8:30 am.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Defeats Colby
Published on 09/13/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team improved to 2-0 in the Great Northern Conference with an 89-81 win over Colby at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool on Thursday night. Molly Mott won the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke and Megan Miles won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Tomahawk also had first place finishes in the 200 free and 400 free relays. Tomahawk will be back in the pool on Saturday at the Ashwaubenon Tournament, with action beginning at 10:00 am.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Ranked Highly in Coaches Poll
Published on 09/12/2019 under Sports The Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association has released their Week Two rankings, and the Hatchet Girls and Boys are both ranked this week. The lady Hatchets are ranked fifth in Division Two, up five spots from last week. The Hatchet boys are ranked sixteenth this week in Division Two. Other teams garnering rankings included in D2 Girls:  Medford - 4th and Lakeland - 8th.  On the boys side, Medford is ranked 12th and Lakeland 15th. The Hatchet Cross Country Teams will compete in the Fall Creek Cricket Invite on Saturday.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Defeats Lakeland
Published on 09/11/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Teams hosted Lakeland on Tuesday night in the home opener at the Fieldhouse. The Varsity squad improved to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in the Great Northern Conference with a three game sweep.  Games scores were:  25-12, 25-20, 25-20. Natalie Zastrow had seven kills and Mady Hanse added six kills.  Richelle Swan had 14 assists and Morgan Ernst had 12 digs. The Hatchet JV2 won three games to none and the JV won two games to one. The Hatchet Varsity Team will compete in the Merrill Invitational on Saturday beginning at 9:00 am.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Wins DC Everest Tournament
Published on 09/09/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Volleyball Team won the DC Everest Tournament. Tomahawk defeated SPASH two games to one to win the championship, winning game three 16-14. Mady Hanse led Tomahawk with 40 kills, Katie Pierce had 22 and Natalie Zastrow added 21.  Morgan Ernst led Tomahawk with 55 digs, Gianna Line had eights assists and Richelle Swan and Zastrow each had 48 assists. Tomahawk will host Lakeland on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse, with the opening game at 7:00 pm.  Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ will have the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Compete in Freedom Invite
Published on 09/09/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Tomahawk Cross-Country team traveled to Freedom for a multi-team invitational featuring some of the top programs in the east central part of Wisconsin.  For a second straight week the Hatchet ladies had a strong finish as they captured the team championship in the 14-team small school (D2/D3) race, and placed 4th overall (of 32 teams) , while their counterparts the boys placed 3rd in the small school division (7th overall of 35 teams). Haley-Voermans-Dean paced the lady Hatchets with her 19:45 clocking and 6th place overall finish in the nearly 200-runner field. Haley's time is the second fastest 5K ever run by a lady Hatchet and a PR for her. The other medalist in the overall race was senior Meagan Berg, as she clocked a PR of 20:28 to place 23rd.  A trio of sophomore scorers paced Tomahawk next as Macey Mann (32nd-20:46), Emily Lacina (38th21:00), and Kate Reilly (46th-21:32) all raced to PR's in the near perfect conditions at Irish Waters Golf Course. Gina Wanta (93rd-23:14) and Greta Tjugum (107th-23:35) rounded out the varsity attack, both with PR's as well. Drew Bolder cracked the 17-minute barrier and placed 9th in the 200 runner field with his 16:56 5K effort. He was the lone medalist for the Hatchet boys with his second fastest 5K time of his career. Noah Buckwalter (36th-17:56), Keaton Jed (52nd-18:14 PR), Trey Baalke (58th-18:22 PR), and Arden Ziert (80th18:48) completed the varsity scoring for the 3rd place Hatchets. Garron Albrent (102nd-19:18) and Alex Norman (118th-19:43) rounded out the varsity finishers for Tomahawk.  The girls JV squad placed 4th overall and were led by freshman Neenah Fuste as she knocked over 2 min off her previous best 5K with her time of 23:31-17th place effort. Other JV finishers in the 188-runner field were:  Gillian Buckwalter (26th-24:01), Serena Reinke (29th-24:05 PR), Autumn Peissig (38th-24:33), Tiana Gerstenberger (39th -24:34), Ava Dragosh  (51st-25:00 PR) and Leslie Vance (82nd-26:16 PR). The 9th place boys JV squad was led by senior Jack Lacina's 13th place medalist PR effort of 19:20. Hunter Borchardt (33rd), Hunter VanRyen (34th), Reed Zedler (80th), Jacob Towle (98th-21:43 PR), Brady Tjugum (110th), Henry Calhoun (113th-22:14 PR), Taje Casey (134th-23:15 PR), John Mark Hawley (142nd -23:53 PR), and Trey Miller (142nd) completed the JV finishers for Tomahawk. Boys Varsity Small School (D2/D3) Team Scores: Brillon (63), Gillett (69), Tomahawk (72), Chilton (111), Peshtigo (164), Weyawega (169), Southern Door (173), Sevastopol (208), Hilbert (219), Gibraltar (232), Coleman (239), Northland Pines (312), St Marys Springs (362), Assumption (Inc), Oneida Nation (Inc), Providence Academy (Inc), Sturgeon Bay (Inc) and Wausaukee (Inc).  Girls Varsity Small School (D2/D3) Team Scores:  Tomahawk (34), Gillett (58), Assumption (143), Weyauwega (156), Coleman (184), Brillion (190), Southern Door (191), Chilton (193), Peshtigo (202), Sturgeon Bay (225), St Marys Springs (242), Gibraltar (300), Northland Pines (321), and Wausaukee (Inc). Next week Saturday the Hatchets make their annual trek to the western side of the state to compete in the 10-team Fall Creek Cricket Invitational at Fall Creek High School starting at 10:00 am.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Sweeps Rhinelander in GNC Opener
Published on 09/06/2019 under Sports On Thursday night the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team defeated Rhinelander three games to none to open the Great Northern Conference schedule. Tomahawk won game one 25-15, game two 25-9 and game three 25-15. Mady Hanse had six kills in the win.  Morgan Ernst and Hanse each had eight digs and Natalie Zastrow had 16 assists. Tomahawk also won the JV2 and JV3 matches 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.  The JV1 squad won 25-10, 25-10 and 5-18. Tomahawk's Varsity squad is at the DC Everest Tournament on Saturday, with the first matches at 9:00 am.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Opens GNC Season With Win
Published on 09/06/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team opened the Great Northern Conference schedule on Thursday night with an 89-55 win over Mosinee at the Hatchet Pool. Tomahawk won the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Tomahawk also had individual first from Molly Mott in the 50 and 100 free, Kylee Theiler in the 100 butterfly, Allyson Carstenson in the 200 free, Megan Miles in the 200 IM and Annie Begotka in the 500 free.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Loses to Wausau East
Published on 09/04/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team traveled to Horace Mann Middle School on Tuesday to swim against the Wausau East Lumberjacks and Wausau East defeated Tomahawk 108-50. Tomahawk had two first place finishes from Kylee Theiler in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM.  Theiler broke a 13 year old pool record with her time in the 500 free. Tomahawk also had seconds from their 200 and 400 freestyle relays and Molly Mott in the 100 breaststroke.
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Hatchet Football Team Loses To Rhinelander
Published on 08/30/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Football Team hosted Rhinelander on Friday night in the home opener, and the Hodags defeated Tomahawk 48-6. Rhinelander led 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at the half.  The Hodags added two scores in the second half and Tomahawk added a score in the fourth, as Cody Scholz scored on an 11 yard run. Scholz led Tomahawk with 72 yards and Cody Jablonski was 1-2 with six yards passing. Drake Martin led Rhinelander with four touchdown run and 165 yards rushing on 16 carries.  Quinn Lamers was 5-7 with 149 yards passing and two touchdowns. Tomahawk is now 0-2 on the season and will travel to Stratford on Friday, September 6.  The Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 6:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ. Tomahawk vs. Rhinelander Summary
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Win Ashland Invite
Published on 08/30/2019 under Sports The Hatchet Cross-Country team opened their season on Thursday at the 14-team Ashland Invitational, held at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Course on the West side of Ashland. The Hatchets were impressive in their debut event sweeping both races in dominant fashion. Pack running by both squads propelled the locals to victories. Haley-Voermans-Dean put in a strong surge just before the two-mile mark and never looked back in racing to her individual invitational title covering the 5K course in a time of 20:58. Placing three in the top ten also earning medalist honors for Tomahawk were: Emily Lacina (6th-21:47) and Macey Mann (9th21:51). Other varsity finishers for Tomahawk were: Meagan Berg (11th-22:07), Kate Reilly (17th-23:42), Geena Wanta (20th- 24:26), Greta Tjugum (27th), Gillian Buckwalter (32nd), Serena Reinke (39th), Neenah Fuste (42nd), Tianna Gerstenberger (51st), Ava Dragosh (61st), Leslie Vance (66th), and Autumn Peissig (75th) completed the Hatchet attack in the 121-runner event. Girls Team Scores: Tomahawk-43, Hayward-69, Chequamegon-104, Barron-110, Northwestern-112, Ashland-136, Superior-160, Ironwood-206, Hurley-216, Drummond-277, Mellen-316, Washburn-Inc, Solon Springs-Inc, and South Shore-Inc. Drew Bolder was the top finisher for the Hatchets as he raced to a runner-up invitational title placing 2nd in a time of 17:51. Teammates also earning medalist honors for Tomahawk were: Noah Buckwalter (7th18:56) and Garron Albrent (9th-19:05). Trey Baalke (11th-19:20), Keaton Jed (12th-19:21), Alex Norman (18th-19:32), and Arden Ziert (21st-19:40) completed the varsity level finishers. Others finishing for the boys included: Jack Lacina (33rd), Hunter VanRyen (49th), Hunter Borchardt (52nd), Reed Zedler (70th), Henry Calhoun (106th), Jacob Towle (108th), Brady Tjugum (112th), Trey Miller (133rd), Taje Casey (136th), John Mark Hawley (142nd) in the 166-runner field. Boys Team Scores: Tomahawk-41, Northwestern-54, Superior-130, Ironwood-130, Solon Springs-138, Ashland-153, Chequamegon-160, Barron-252, Washburn-264, Hurley-270, Hayward-274, Drummond284, Mellen-Inc, and South Shore-Inc. Next week on Saturday the Hatchets travel to the Irish Waters Invitational in Freedom for a 36-team Invite, starting at 8:30 am. Ashland Invitational Results
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Hatchet Football Team Loses Season Opener
Published on 08/26/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Football Team traveled to Greenwood on Friday night for the 2019 opener. Tomahawk lost to Greenwood, 38-0. Greenwood led 16-0 at the half and scored three touchdowns in the second half to win the non-conference contest. Tomahawk had 77 yards rushing and nine yards passing for a total of 86 yards.  Greenwood had 352 rushing yard and 43 passing yards. Tomahawk will host Rhinelander on Thursday night at 7:00 pm at Hatchet Field.  The Hodags are 1-0 on the season after their Friday night win over Prescott. The Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 6:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ and live on wjjq.com.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Host Alumni Scrimmage
Published on 08/26/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Tomahawk Hatchet Cross-Country team hosted their 18th annual Alumni Scrimmage at Bradley Park. The 2019 Hatchets laced up their shoes and toed the line against former alumni and local TARA (Tomahawk Area Runners Association) members at of one of the Hatchets' first race sites in Bradley Park. The top alumni finisher in the 5000 meter men's event was Justin Lund class of 2000 in a time of 18:19 as he placed 2nd. Other alumni finishers were: Parker Johnson ('18-11th), Bill Turgeon ('86-14th), Gary Buchanen ('75-17th), Matt Bartz ('19-18th), Kurt Reinke (TARA-21st), Guy Kiser ('94-23rd), Jacob Miller ('18-24th), Alan Rock (TARA-25th), Jerett Flynn ('19-26th), Jared Leverance ('19-29th), Cody Strassman ('12-30th), Pastor Mark Gass (TARA-31st), Josh Wick ('17-32nd) and Roger Martens (TARA). Despite a heavy week of mileage, hills, and hard training the current Hatchets came ready to race and placed nine runners in the top ten, led by junior Drew Bolder's 17:38 championship effort. Placing in the top ten were: Keaton Jed (3rd), Noah Buckwalter (4th), Trey Baalke (5th), Garron Albrent (6th), Alex Norman (7th), Jack Lacina (8th), Arden Ziert (9th), and Matt Johnson 10th). The remaining Hatchet finishers for the boys were: Hunter Borchardt (12th), Hunter VanRyen (13th), Reed Zedler (15th), Brady Tjugum (16th) Trey Miller (19th), Henry Calhoun (20th), Jacob Towle (22nd), Taje Casey (27th) and John Mark Hawley (28th). The top non-scoring Hatchet runners helped to inflate the "unofficial" alumni score to 62, while the locals finished "unofficially" with 19 points to claim their 4th straight victory over the alumni. The alumni women were led by TARA member (and current TMS CC standout) Rachel Reilly as she placed 2nd covering the 5K distance in 20:07. Other alumni finishers were: Heather Leverence ('91-12th), Arianna Schreiner ('19-14th), Tally Schmit ('95-16th), JoAnne Lazore (TARA-18th), Shirley Derleth ('87-19th), Jackie Wick ('19-20th) and Corinn Genelin ('19-21st) rounded out the alumni finishers. Not to be outdone by their counter parts and duplicating their "unofficial" results the 2019 lady Hatchets also had nine finishers in the top ten and a winning 19-62 tally. Senior Haley Voermans-Dean topped the field with the 6th fastest time in Alumni Race History crossing the tape with a 1st place medalist effort of 20:38. A 19-second scoring split followed with runners 2-5 as teammates Macey Mann (3rd), Emily Lacina (4th), Meagan Berg (5th), and Kate Reilly (6th ) all cracked the 23-minute barrier on the hilly Bradley Park course. Helping keep the Hatchets streak of 13 straight victories intact were: Geena Wanta (7th), Gillian Buckwalter (8th), Serena Reinke (9th), Tiana Gerstenberger (10th), Neenah Fuste (11th), Autumn Peissig (13th), Ava Dragosh (15th), and Greta Tjugum (17th). A brat fry near the finish line was enjoyed by all following the race. The Hatchets open the season on Thursday at the multi-team Ashland Invitational. Meet gets underway at 10:30 am from Chequamegon Bay Golf Course on the west side of Ashland.
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Hatchet Football Team Opens Season at Greenwood
Published on 08/23/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Football Team will play their regular season opener on Friday night, traveling to Greenwood. The opening kickoff is at 7:00 pm, with the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ and on wjjq.com. On Saturday, the Hatchet JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams are at the Marshfield Scrimmage at 9:00 am and the Hatchet Cross Country Teams are hosting their Alumni Scrimmage at 10:00 am at Bradley Park.
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Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Begins Season
Published on 08/20/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team has their first regular season action on Wednesday, August 21 as they compete in the Colby Invitational.  The action begins at 2:00 pm. Then on Thursday, Tomahawk will compete in the Fun in the Sun Outdoor Meet at the MARC in Merrill.  That meet begins at 5:30 pm. Northwoods 92-5 and wjjq.com will have highlights of both meets.
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