Hatchet Girls Basketball Team Wins Opener
Published on 11/22/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Basketball Team opened their 2019-20 season on Thursday night traveling to White Lake. The Hatchet get the win, 40-21.  Gracie Barnett had 15 and Maddie Marino added eight. Tomahawk is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Elcho.  The opening tip is at 6:00 pm.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Sends Two to State
Published on 11/18/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team sent two qualifiers to the WIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday in Madison. Karlie Woodall finished tenth in diving and Kylee Theiler had a third place finish in the 200 freestyle and a fifth place finish in the 100 freestyle.
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Hatchet Cross Country 2019 Team Awards
Published on 11/15/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Cross Country Team hosted their 2019 Awards Program on Thursday night. Rookies Of The Year: (Boys) Jacob Towle (Girls) Greta Tjugum Most Improved: (Boys) Trey Miller (Girls) Geena Wanta Coaches Awards: (Boys) Drew Bolder (Girls) Emily Lacina Scholar Athletes: (Boys) Trey Baalke, Jack Lacina, Trey Miller (All 4.000's 1st Qtr) (Girls) Macey Mann & Haley Voermans-Dean Captains Awards: (Boys) Keaton Jed (Girls) Haley Voermans Dean Punchy Reich Memorial: Haley Voermans-Dean (as picked by her teammates) GNC All-Conference: (Boys) Noah Buckwalter, Drew Bolder, Garron Albrent GNC All-Conference: (Girls) Haley Voermans-Dean, Kate Reilly, Emily Lacina, Macey Mann Most Valuable: (Boys) Noah Buckwalter & Drew Bolder (Girls) Haley Voermans-Dean State Qualifier Awards: (Boys) Noah Buckwalter (Girls) Serena Reinke, Greta Tjugum, Kate Reilly, Macey Mann, Emily Lacina, Meagan Berg, Haley Voermans-Dean Service Award: Roger Martens
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WIAA State Girls Swimming Meet is Friday in Madison
Published on 11/11/2019 under Sports The 2019 WIAA Division Two State Diving and Swimming Meet will take place at the UW-Natatorium in Madison. The diving competition begins at 2:30 pm,with the timed swimming final at 6:30 pm. The Hatchet swimming team will be represented by Karlie Woodall in the diving competition and Kylee Theiler will swim in the 200 and 100 freestyle. Rhinelander, Merrill and Lakeland is sending qualifiers to the D-2 Meet The Rhinelander Hodag 200 yard medley relay team and 200 freestyle relay team has qualified and idividual qualifiers include: Makenna Winnicki in the 200 IM and 500 free, Malia Francis in the 100 fly and 100 backstroke and Lisa Kennedy in the 100 backstroke. The Lakeland T-Bird 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams have advanced along with Mariah Angove in the 100 breaststroke and Rylee Ahlborn in the 50 free. The Merrill Bluejays qualified in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Individually for Merrill, Evelyn Blennert will swim in the 200 free and 100 free. Trinity Kanitz will swim in the 500 free and Amber Winter swims in the 100 breaststroke. WJJQ will have state results on Saturday morning.
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Hatchet Alumnus Named to Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame
Published on 11/04/2019 under Sports The Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame holds the name of many of the state's greats who performed on the mat. One was Bob Skubal, who was inducted in 2007 and left an indelible mark on the Tomahawk community, both on and off the mat as coach for nearly 30 years. Another notable Hatchet was added this past weekend, and her name is Alyssa Lampe. Lampe, a 2006 graduate of Tomahawk High School and current Volunteer Assistant Coach at Division III Norwich University in Vermont, dominated during her high school career. She was named to the All-Conference team three times, was a three-time state qualifier and a state finalist. She also broke through as the first female in the state's history to win a conference title, was the first female to make the boys state wrestling tournament and was also the first female to win matches at State, doing so in her sophomore and junior years. All of this leading to her induction in the Hatchet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. Since her high school and college days, Lampe has competed at the national and international level, in pursuit of making the U.S.A Olympic team. She finished first at the2007 FILA Junior Body Bar Champion, the 2009 Pan American championships in Venezuela, as well as winning at the 2010 World Team Trials and 2010 U.S. Open and much more.  Lampe was inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame along with Terry Kramer of Fort Atkinson, Dan Spilde of Stoughton and Carter Turner of Spring Valley.
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Hatchet Cross Country Team Finishes Season at State
Published on 11/04/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Hatchet Cross-Country team concluded their season at the State Championships at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. The girls placed 9th of 16 teams while the Noah Buckwalter, an individual qualifier for the Hatchet boys finished in 65th place in the 152 runner field. Tomahawk senior Haley Voermans-Dean concluded her outstanding Cross-Country career as she ran 19:59, placing 24th overall (13th in the team scoring) with her best race at State to date over the 5000 meter course. Senior Meagan Berg tied her career best effort on a very tough course in some challenging conditions with her 20:28 clocking, placing 47th (29th in the team scoring).  A host of sophomore scorers came in next with Emily Lacina placing 57th overall (35th  in the team scoring) in a time of 20:37, Macey Mann finished 96th (63rd team)-21:34 and Kate Reilly placed 111th (74th team)-21:49. Also, getting great state-level experience in their first state championship races were freshmen Greta Tjugum (131st, 92nd team)-22:31 and Serena Reinke (142nd, 103rd)-23:10 in the 152 runner Division 2 field. Both girls improved their positions throughout the race and rounded out the state-level competing Hatchets. This was the Hatchets first trip to State since 2009 and 16th team appearance since 1993. The boys were represented at State by junior Noah Buckwalter. He challenged himself and put himself in a great position early on in the race coming through the mile in a season-best 5:08 in 21st position.  As he gained valuable experience that he can share with his returning Hatchet teammates as he worked hard over the last 2 miles to finish in 17:26 in 65th place in the 150+ runner field.
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WIAA Fall Playoff Action Continues
Published on 10/31/2019 under Sports The WIAA Fall Tournament Series continues with sectional semi-final volleyball matches on Thursday night.  In Division Two, a pair of Great Northern Conference teams will meet.  Mosinee is hosting Northland Pines at Mosinee High School at 7:00 pm. On Friday, it's Level Two Football action, with undefeated Medford hosting River Falls at 7:00 pm.  In Division Five Startford will host Spencer/Columbus Catholic at 7:00 pm and in Division Seven, Edgar is hosting Hurley at 7:00 pm. The 2019 WIAA State Cross Country Meet is on Saturday at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.  For the first time since 2008, the Lady Hatchets have advanced and will run in the Division Two race at Noon.  Tomahawk runners on the course will be Haley Voermans-Dean, Emily Lacina, Kate Reilly, Meagan Berg, Macey Mann, Greta Tjugum and Serena Reinke.  Northwoods 92-5 will preview the Division Two Girls Race at 11:40 am with Coach Zuelsdorf. The Hatchet Boys will be represented by Noah Buckwalter.  The D-2 boys races is at 2:00 pm. Other qualifiers from the area include in Division One, Elizabeth Schmidt from Merrill running at 12:40 pm.  In Division Two girls, Medford has qualified as a team and individually Lakeland will have three running, Ashley Peterson, Aubrey Anderson and Kate Melms.  Kate Fitzgerald has qualified for Mosinee.  In Division Three, Prentice/Rib Lake and Chequamegon have advanced.  The girls D-3 race is at 1:20 pm. On the boys side, Joseph Sullivan has advanced individually for Medford and Eric Kordus of Mosinee will also race.  In Division Three, Chequamegon has advanced and will run at 3:10 pm.  Kees Hoogland of Phillips has advanced individually in D-3. WJJQ will have race results on Saturday afternoon on Northwoods 92-5.
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A Number of Hatchets Given Awards for Fall Season
Published on 10/29/2019 under Sports The fall sports season is coming to a close and with it comes honors for both players and coaches alike. For Tomahawk, there are a number of Hatchets receiving recognition for their achievements this season. In cross country, Head Coach John Zuelsdorf was named Great Northern Conference Coach of the Year after his girl's team won sectionals last Saturday. Zuelsdorf had two of his runners from the boys side named to the First Team All-Conference: Noah Buckwalter and Drew Bolder. Garron Albrent was selected to Second Team All-conference. On the girl's side, Haley Voermans-Dean and Kate Reilly were selected to be members of the conference's first-team, while Emily Lacina and and Macey Mann received second-team nods. In volleyball, Mady Hanse was the lone Hatchet named to the Great Northern Conference's First Team, being a unanimous selection, with Natalie Zastrow selected to the Second Team. Richelle Swan and Meghan Scholz round out the list of Tomahawk volleyball players, with both being named to Third Team All-Conference.
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Hatchet Girls Cross Country Team Advances to State
Published on 10/28/2019 under Sports On Saturday at Edgewater the Tomahawk Hatchet Cross-Country teams hosted the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Meet. For the first time since 2008 the girls won the Sectional Title and advanced to the State Meet at Wisconsin Rapids next weekend. The boys, led by Noah Buckwalter's 4th place overall statequalifying effort, placed 5th overall in the 16-team field. In the first race of the day the girls battled state-ranked teams from Freedom (#2) and Lakeland (#4) to the wire--edging Freedom by a mere point and the T-Birds by 5 points to take the Sectional title. The 6th ranked Hatchets placed all of their scorers in the top 20, with four of the lady Hatchets racing to PR's in the process. Tomahawk was led by senior Haley Voermans-Dean who covered 5000 meters in a personal best time of 19:34, as she placed 2nd overall. Sophomore Emily Lacina had her first sub-20 5K as she placed 4th overall in 19:50 (PR). Sophomore Kate Reilly finished 16th in a P.R. of 20:30 just ahead of the final scoring pack of Hatchets led by Meagan Berg 18th in 20:39 and Macey Mann 20th in 21:01. Those lady harriers along with freshman teammates Greta Tjugum 38th -22:12 and Serena Reinke 45th-22:27 (PR) will represent Tomahawk next weekend in Wisconsin Rapids at the Division 2 State Meet. The girls race gets underway at Noon from the Ridges Golf Course. The boys not able to overcome top state-ranked teams from Freedom (#3) and New London (#7), coupled with strong performances from Shawano and Lakeland, left the boys in a 5th place seasonending position. Junior Noah Buckwalter had his best race to date, cracking the 17 minute barrier to qualify as the second non-team member with his PR of 16:46. That moved him to the 15th fastest Hatchet runner at 5K of all-time. Junior teammates Drew Bolder-35th (17:47), Garron Albrent-37th (17:49), Alex Norman-42nd (17:59-PR), Arden Ziert-44th (18:05), Trey Baalke-49th (18:12), and senior Keaton Jed-53rd (18:20) rounded out the Hatchet sectional finishers in the 100-runner field. The boys team concluded their stellar season with a team record of W-136 L-13, topping the field at five meets, including finishing atop the Great Northern Conference last weekend. Noah will represent Tomahawk and compete in the boys D2 Championships at Rapids next weekend.  The boys D2 race gets underway at 2 pm.
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Hatchet Volleyball Season Comes to an End
Published on 10/25/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team had their season come to an end on Thursday night in the WIAA Region Semi-Finals.  Mosinee defeated Tomahawk three games to none, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-19. Tomahawk ends their season at 19-21.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Travels to Mosinee for Regional Action
Published on 10/24/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team has advances to WIAA Regional Semi Final action and the Hatchets will play at Mosinee on Thursday night.  The opening game is at 7:00 pm from Mosinee High School. Tomahawk and Mosinee played twice during the regular season with Mosinee winning both of those matches. Northwoods 92-5 will have the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm. The winner will advance to Saturday night's Regional Final.
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Hatchet Volleyball Team Advances in Regional Play
Published on 10/23/2019 under Sports On Tuesday night the Tomahawk Hatchet Volleyball Team swept Medford in WIAA Regional Quarter Final action and advances to the regional semi final on Thursday night. Tomahawk beat Medford 25-12, 25-14 and 25-20 and will travel to Mosinee on Thursday night. Mady Hanse led Tomahawk with 17 kills, Meghan Scholz had nine kills and four block scores and Natalie Zastrow had eight kills. Tomahawk will play at Mosinee on Thursday night and the host team defeated Tomahawk twice during regulars season action.  The opening game is at 7:00 pm with the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.
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Opening Round Playoff Match Set Between Tomahawk and Medford
Published on 10/21/2019 under Sports The opening rounds of the 2019 WIAA Division 2 Girl's Volleyball Regional section get underway Tuesday evening, October 22nd and the Hatchets have found themselves in the mix. After a four-set home victory on Senior Night last week against Rhinelander, Tomahawk will hit the road Tuesday night and begin their playoff hopes in Medford. The Hatchets enter the playoff tournament as the other number nine seed in Sectional One, along with Amery. Medford comes in as the other number eight seeded squad in that side of the bracket, to go with Prescott. Medford finished the season with a 14-8 record, including a four game winning streak to cap off the season. Tomahawk finished the regular season with a 15-13 record and a 6-4 conference record, good for third in the Great Northern Conference, compared to medford's 7-4 record and second place finish. The two teams split their match-ups in 2019, with each getting a victory over the other in their two contests. The winner of Tuesday night's battle will face number one-ranked Mosinee at Mosinee on Thursday, October 24th. Tuesday's match will get underway at 7 P.M. and the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 6:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.
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Hatchet Boys Cross Country Team Wins GNC Title
Published on 10/21/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Hatchets traveled to Gartzke XC Ski Trails near Antigo for the Great Northern Conference Cross-Country Championships. For the first time in over a decade (since 2008), the Hatchet varsity boys sits atop the Great Northern Conference by capturing the title as they edged a solid improving Lakeland team by a 51-54, 3-point margin. The varsity girl's race found three state-ranked teams in a tight battle, separated by only 7 points when the dust settled, defending state champion Medford-40 pts, followed by Lakeland-45 pts and the lady Hatchets with 47 pts placed a close 3rd. The Boys JV squad won the boys GNC title and the Girls JV finished 3rd. Earning All-Conference medalist honors for the Hatchets were: Haley Voermans-Dean, Noah Buckwalter, Drew Bolder, Kate Reilly, Emily Lacina, Garron Albrent, and Macey Mann. Haley earned All-Conference 1st Team status for the 4th straight year, as she placed 3rd overall. Noah Buckwalter also earned AllConference 1st Team status with his 3rd place finish in the varsity boys race. Drew Bolder and Kate Reilly both placed 7th completing the Hatchet first team All-Conference honorees. Emily Lacina (8th), Garron Albrent (12th), and Macey Mann (14th) earned 2nd Team All-Conference status by virtue of their placement at the GNC event. Other Hatchet varsity finishers were: Trey Baalke (15th), Meagan Berg and Arden Ziert (16th), Alex Norman (17th), Keaton Jed (21st), Greta Tjugum (28th), and Serena Reinke (34th). Varsity results: BV-THS-51, Lake-54, Med-73, Mos-78, Rhine-95, NPHS-179, Ant-Inc GV-Med-40, Lake-45, THS-47, Mos-92, Rhine-129, NPHS-190, Ant-Inc Junior Ethan Liebnitz topped the field in the final GNC event of the day as he won the Boys JV title, leading the field from start to finish. Helping propel the Boys JV to their 2nd straight JV title were: Hunter Borchardt-4th, Jack Lacina-7th, Reed Zedler-8th, Brady Tjugum-11th, Matt Johnson-15th, Taje Casey-20th, Trey Miler-32nd, John Mark Hawley-34th, and Henry Calhoun-35th. The 4th place girls JV squad was led by Tiana Gerstenberger as she finished 11th overall. Other Tomahawk girls JV placers were: Neenah Fuste-14th, Gillian Buckwalter-16th, Ava Dragosh-20th, Geena Wanta-21st, Autumn Peissig-24th, and Yumo Zhang-33rd. JV results: BJV-THS-31, Lake-34, Rhine-56, NPHS-Inc, Med-Inc GJV-Med-49, Lake-49, Mos-51, THS-82, Rhine-106 Next race for the Hatchets is on Saturday as Tomahawk hosts the WIAA Division 2 Northeastern Wisconsin Sectional race. The meet gets underway at 11:00 a.m. with the girls 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 Girls Swimming Team Loses at Rhinelander
Published on 10/18/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team lost to Rhinelander on Thursday night 109 to 61 at the Heck Community Pool. Tomahawk's Kylee Theiler had two first place finishes in the 200 free and 100 free.  Theiler's 53.04 time in the 100 freestyle set a new pool record that was set in 2008. Tomahawk competes in the Shorewood Invite on Saturday at 9:30 am.
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