Hatchet Hockey Falls to Northland Pines
Published on 12/11/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk hockey team took the ice Tuesday night hosting arguably their toughest opponent thus season in Northland Pines at Sara Park Ice Arena. Although the score did not go in favor of the Hatchets, as they fell 12-0, it was a game that Head Coach Chris Bembinster was very proud  with. "This was a game where we lost, but we are proud of the team because they never gave up," Bembinster said.  "They have a really good team this year,  maybe the best we will see.  The team was still passing and creating odd man rushes against them.  We did alot of small details well tonight." The small victories will be beneficial for the Hatchets, but the slow starts could be a detriment. Tomahawk allowed six first period goals, with the first coming just over two minutes in. They would then allow three goals in both the second and third periods. Three of the goals came off the stick of senior Harmon Marien, while the first two found the back of the net from Brady Snedden. "This is a game where we may not have won the game, but we are proud of the team because of their effort," Bembinster added.  "We hope this will be the turning point of the season." The Hatchets will have an opportunity to get their second win of the season on Friday night as they travel to Park Falls and face Team S.E.a.L, the only team Tomahawk has defeated this season.
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Hatchets Couldn't Handle Rib Lake
Published on 12/11/2019 under Sports Drew Bolder bounced back in a big way Tuesday night. After mustering just two points against Mosinee on Friday, Bolder found his offense back at home, leading the Hatchets with 19 points. Unfortunately, it would be far from enough to go back and forth with a potent Rib Lake offense, as the the rest of the Hatchets could only muster 20 points, in the 67-39 loss at the Tomahawk Field House. Connor Dichsen, who started the game strong, was quickly double-teamed and shut down for much of the game, finishing with six points, and zero in the second half. It was not all bad, as at one point the Hatchets held a lead in the first half, but it was quickly wiped away by the Redmen's potent shooting, especially from deep, finishing with eight made three pointers. Rib Lake finished with three players in double-figure scoring, including Steven Petkau, who was held to just two points in the first half, but exploded in the second period, with 13 points and finishing with a team-high 15 points. As it seemed everything was going perfectly offensively for Rib Lake after taking a 35-22 lead into the half, the opposite could be said about the Hatchets. Rib Lake remains undefeated, while Tomahawk still is in search for win number one this season. The Hatchets are back in action Friday night, as they travel to Medford for a 7:15 P.M. start.
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Preview: Boy's Basketball Looks for Bounce-Back Win vs. Rib Lake
Published on 12/10/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet boy's basketball team has their work cut out for them Tuesday night, as they welcome an undefeated Rib Lake into the Tomahawk Field house for a 7:15 P.M. tip. The Hatchets are coming off their third loss of the season, falling Friday night69-41 to Mosinee. The Hatchets will need their best performance of the season from the likes of Drew Bolder and Connor Dichsen, who come into the contest averaging just over 10 points a game each, but will need to boost those numbers to match-up with the three-headed offensive attack of Rib Lake's Levi Ewan, Devyn Vlach and Nick Gerstenberger, with each averaging over 15 points per contest, with Gerstenberger averaging a double-double early on, grabbing 11 rebounds a night. The game gets underway with the Fehrman Orthodontics Pre-game show at 6:45 on WJJQ, with tip at 7:15.
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Weekend Wrap-up: Hockey, Swimming and Wrestling.
Published on 12/09/2019 under Sports It was a strong weekend in the pool and on the mat for the Tomahawk Hatchet swimming and wrestling teams. For the wrestling they were at the Cumberland Island City Duals and came home with heads held high. As a team, the Hatchets won each of their three matches. Tomahawk defeated Osceola in their first match, 41-30, wining eight of the 14 individual matches. In their second match, the Hatchets were victorious over Boyceville, 47-26. In the third and final match, Tomahawk dominated again, this time over Cumberland, 42-30. The Hatchets will return to competition on Saturday, in a dual at Wabeno High School. The boy's swim team fared decently well also, coming in third Saturday afternoon out of six teams, finishing with 325 points. The Hatchets got off to a slow start, due to a disqualification from an early start by their 'A' team in the 200 yard medley relay. However, the 'B' team finished in fifth place. In individual events, Senior Brady Tjugum swam a 2:00.68, good for second place and 17 points in the the 200 yards freestyle event. In the 50 yard freestyle, senior Travis Phillips took him the top prize in just over 22 seconds. In the 200 yrd freestyle relay, a 17 year record was broken by Keaton Jed, ZachHanse, Brady Tjugum and Travis Phillips. The team took a time of 1:35.67, good enough to beat the time of 1:36.17 , set by Benjamin Illick, Ryan Johnson, DasManninen and William Sullivan back in February of 2002. The team hits the water for their next meet on Thursday night at 5:30 for a GNC meet at  Shawano. On the ice, the Hatchets had a tough go of it offensively Friday night, falling to Mosinee 9-1 at home. The Hatchets got off to a tough start in the first period, falling behind early after two quick goals from Max Beste. Mosinee rallied off eight straight goals before Caleb Lund found the back of the net in the third period. Despite the loss, Coach Chris Bembinster still very much believes in his group and hopes his team believes in themselves just as much as the coaching staff does. The Hatchets hit the ice again Tuesday night at 7 P.M. against Northland Pines at home, looking for their first conference win of the season.
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Hatchet Girl's Basketball Looking For Second Win of Season.
Published on 12/06/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet's girls basketball team is looking for win number two of the season Friday night, on the road against Mosinee. The Hatchet's (2-1) have dropped their last two games, after opening the season with a 21-point win. Mosinee has been streaky this season, opening the season with a victory, then faltering in game two, following it up with a 55-42 win over Antigo on Tuesday to open GNC play. Tomahawk (1-2), is still looking for their first conference win of the 2019-20 season. Tomahawk has struggled in recent years against the Indians, dropping their last six matchups. The ball tips off at 6 P.M.
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Preview:Hatchet Hockey Looking to Bounce Back Against Mosinee
Published on 12/06/2019 under Sports The Hatchets look to get back into the win column after suffering their second loss of the season, falling 10-1 Thursday night to Lakeland. A tough start got tougher as the team lost their focus in the second period, giving up five girls and then two more in the third. Caleb Lund tacked on a goal at the end of the third period to end the Thunderbird's shutout. The Hatchets play their first back-to-back of the season, going up against a Mosinee team that they themselves played last night, winning over team S.E.a.L, 11-1, moving their season record to an even 1-1. Puck drop between Tomahawk and Mosinee is 7 P.M. tonight.
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Boy's Swimming Victorious Over Antigo
Published on 12/06/2019 under Sports The Hatchet swim team won convincingly last night as they went on the road to Antigo. Tomahawk was dominant from the jump, winning 99-40. The Hatchets handled Antigo with relative ease, despite swimming in a pool that is a bit unconventionally longer than most. The Hatchets placed first in every event, with the exception of the 400 meter freestyle, which was won by Brett Farmer, a senior who is a three-time backstroke/butterfly state qualifier. All three of the Tomahawk relay teams claimed the top spots, including the medley relay team, who came from behind to beat Antigo by .83 seconds. Tomahawks is back in the pool on Saturday afternoon at the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School Invitational - a new meet made up of eight teams from Divisions One and Two from all across Wisconsin. The meet will begin at 12:30 PM.
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Preview:Hatchet Hockey Open Conference Schedule vs. Lakeland Union
Published on 12/05/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchets open their conference schedule tonight, when they play host to Lakeland Union. The Hatchets (1-1), look to get back on track after a week off and getting shut out by Wausau East-Merrill United last Tuesday. The Hatchets have an opportunity to get back in the win column against a team in Lakeland Union who they have matched up relatively evenly in the past number of years, splitting both meetings in the regular season the last two seasons. On the other side, the Thunderbirds (2-1) are coming off a 4-2 win over that same Wausau-Merrill team Tuesday night. Lakeland Union was lead by junior forward Max Toijala, who finished the game with two goals and an assist, and pushed his team lead of points and goals to seven points and five goals. The puck will drop at 7 P.M. at Sara Park Arena.
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Preview: Tomahawk Girl's Basketball Looks to Get Back into Win Column v. Northland Pines
Published on 12/02/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet girl's basketball team opens up conference play for the first time this season in a bounce-back game against Northland Pines. The Hatchets take the court Tuesday night at Northland Pines for the first time since they fell to Elcho, 44-19 last week. Despite struggling offensively, the Hatchets have an opportunity to bounce back against a team they played well against. last season. In two games last year, the two teams split their season series, with not much between team. The match-up between the Hatchets and the Eagles will tip-off at 7:15.
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Preview: Boy's Basketball Looks for First Season Victory
Published on 12/02/2019 under Sports The Hatchet boy's basketball team is searching for win number one Tuesday night. They fell in their season opener last Tuesday to Auburndale, by a score of 73-53.While Connor Dichsen and Drew Bolder both had nice games, finishing with 13 points each, it was Coooper Weinfurter who dominated Tomahawk, finishing with 28 points, while going a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line to lead his team to the win. The Hatchets will look for their first victory against Wittenberg-Birnamwood, who are playing their first game of the 2019-2020 season. The Chargers have had the Hatchet's number in their last few contests, winning three straight between the two teams. The game will tip-off at 7:15 Tuesday night, with the Fehrman Orthodontics pregame show airing at 6:45 on WJJQ.
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Hatchet Girl's Basketball Falls to Elcho
Published on 11/27/2019 under Sports The Hatchet girl's basketball team traveled to Elcho onTuesday to continue their early part of the season undefeated. However, things did not go nearly as planned. Tomahawk fell to Elcho by a score of 44-19, but the final score did not fully represent how the Hatchets played. After being outscored in the first half 28-9, Tomahawk regrouped defensively and played a much stronger second half, only being outscored 16-10. Elcho was lead offensively by UWSP commit Katie Slowik, who finsished with a team-high 17 points. Erica Manka added 11 points of her own. For Tomahawk, Addison Bartz lead the way with seven points, with Emily Maki following her with five points, Gracie Barnett with three and Haley Liebelt and Leslie Vance with two points each. Tomahawk, now 1-1 on the season, have off until next Tuesday when they travel to play Northland Pines.
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Hatchet Hockey Opens Season With Thrilling Victory
Published on 11/26/2019 under Sports It was far from the prettiest of hockey games, but the Tomahawk Hatchets got the victory on the opening night of the season nonetheless. The Hatchets were victorious over Team S.E.a.L 8-7, but needed overtime to get it done. Four different Hatchets found the back of the net, including Cody Scholz, last year's goal leader on the team, who finished with a hat-trick, Caleb Lund, who finished with two goals and three assists, Anthony Ierulli, finishing with a goal of his own and Dom Zattera, who got the Hatchets on the board early with the first goal, as well as putting away the game winning goal. Brenden BeBeau scored four goals for Team S.E.a.L. The win doesn't come without some work. The Hatchets saw a two goal lead slip away in the third period, as they allowed five goals in the final regulation period. However, Chris Callahan, the Hatchet in goal, had a nice game, despite allowing seven goals. He had 31 total saves and improved throughout the game, especially after not practicing much before the game. Tomahawk now extends their winning streak to nine games against Team S.E.a.L, but have to turn right around and play tonight on the road for the first time this season in Merrill for a 7 P.M. start.
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Preview: Tomahawk Girl's Basketball Looks to stay Undefeated vs. Elcho
Published on 11/25/2019 under Sports Head Coach Garth Gerstenberger got his Girl's Hatchet basketball team off to a good start for their new season. Tomahawk opened their season against White Lake witha big 41-20 win, off of large contributions from Gracie Barnett, who finished with over a third of the team's points, a total of 15, and Maddie Marino, with eight points. The Hatchets will look to continue their strong start on the road again Tuesday night, against Elcho. Elcho, who finished last season with a 14-8 record, are coming off a big win of their own. They won their season opener against Tigerton, 55-32, with multiple players finishing in double-figures, including Katie Slowik, who finished with a team-high 23 points. The Hatchets will have their hands full, but will need to be aggressive, especially on the backboards. The action will begin at 6:00 on WJJQ, with the coach's pregame show beginning at 5:35.
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Preview: Boy's Basketball Tips Off Season vs. Auburndale
Published on 11/25/2019 under Sports Lead by first year Varsity Head Coach Jacob Jarvensivu, the Hatchets head into the new season with a tough test, playing host Auburndale, who finished the 2018-19 season with a 19-6 record and fell in the WIAA sectionals. The Hatchets welcome back a number of returners, including 6-foot-seven big man Connor Dichsen, who missed much of last season with a gruesome injury. Dichsen is back and looks ready for a bounce-back season, but don't expect the team to revolve solely around him. Coach Jarvensivu says that his team will play, fluid, team-oriented basketball and will play a simple game that will make opponents have to beat them as a team, not beat individuals. The Hatchets will look to see if their game plan will work in their first showing Tuesday night at 7:15.
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Preview:Hatchet Hockey Open Season vs. Team S.E.a.L
Published on 11/25/2019 under Sports The Hatchet hockey team begin their 2019-2020 campaign Monday night against the co-op Team S.E.a.L made of players from Chequamegon, Phillips and Butternut. This is a match-up that looks to be one that favors Tomahawk, at least recent history would say so. The Hatchets won both meetings between the two teams last season, with a convincing goal margin of 18-1. In fact, Tomahawk has been the dominant team for quite some time, winning all 8 of the last contests between the sides. The game will feature six Seniors for the Hatchets, including Forward Cody Scholz, who lead the team in goals last season, with 24. Team S.E.a.L will come in looking to last year's goal and points leader, Junior Brendan BeBeau to put a few pucks in the back of the net tonight after he and the whole team went goalless Friday night, falling to Lakeland 8-0. The puck will drop at around 7 P.M., with the Fehrman Orthodontics Pre-game show beginning at 6:35.
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