Hatchet Cross Country Teams Win Hatchet Invite
Published on 10/14/2019 under Sports Tomahawk hosted 12 teams for their annual Cross-Country Invitational at Edgewater late Saturday morning. The host Hatchets despite the cold, windy, and at times snowy conditions won three of four events at their invite and finished in the runner-up spot in the remaining race. The varsity boys were dominant in their win, while the girls upended 4th ranked Lakeland by the narrowest of margins. Nineteen Hatchet runners had either personal best times or seasonal best efforts at their respective distances in the less than ideal racing conditions. The lady Hatchets packed all of their scoring runners in the top eleven to offset the 1-3-5 finish by the TBirds en route to victory. Senior Haley Voermans-Dean, ran a solid last 1000 meters propelling herself to another career best time of 19:40 as she finished 2nd overall. Joining Haley on the podium were EmilyLacina (4th-20:11-PR), Kate Reilly (6th-20:31-PR), Macey Mann (10th-21:01), and Meagan Berg (11th-21:04). Freshmen Greta Tjugum (24th-22:08-SB) and Serena Reinke (31st-22:31-SB) also turned in seasonal best performances for the 5K distance. 70 runners competed in the varsity event. Currently,the ladies have defeated 118 teams, while only falling to 2 (Pct. .983) on the season. Team Scores were:Tomahawk-33, Lakeland-36, Mosinee-101, Chequamegon-138, Rhinelander-139, New London-144,Phillips-161, Wabeno-Laona-194, Crandon-257, Antigo-Inc, Nekoosa-Inc, Waupaca-Inc. Junior Noah Buckwalter had an outstanding last 400 meters and a solid finishing kick to outdistance thecompetition as he won his first individual invitational title in a career best time of 17:00. Drew Bolder(3rd-17:15), Trey Baalke (8th-17:47-PR), Arden Ziert (14th-18:06) joined Noah as medalists. Helping propel Tomahawk to the varsity title in the 70+ runner field were Garron Albrent (16th-18:10), Alex Norman(26th-18:26) and Jack Lacina (30th-18:43-PR). The win leaves the boys with a current regular season record of W-119 L-9 (Pct. .930) going into tournament play next weekend. Team scores were:Tomahawk-43, Lakeland-75, New London-119, Mosinee-125, Rhinelander-134, Waupaca-134, Chequamegon-154, Phillips-159, Wabeno-Laona-227, Nekoosa-251, Crandon-320, and Antigo-Inc. In the last race of the day the Junior Varsity girls wrapped up a solid meet for the Hatchets as they cruised to the JV team title by placing all their scoring athletes in the top 12. They were led by medalists Geena Wanta (4th-23:10-PR), Neenah Fuste (5th-23:11-PR), and Ava Dragosh (6th-23:17-PR). Rounding out the scoring for the girls were: Gillian Buckwalter (11th-24:04), Leslie Vance (12th-24:10), Autumn Peissig(26th-25:48), and Yumo Zhang (37th-28:24).In their runner-up finish the JV boys were led by medalists Keaton Jed (5th-18:35), Hunter Borchardt (6th- 18:47-PR), Ethan Liebnitz (9th-19:17-PR), and Brady Tjugum (10th-19:23-SB). Other JV Hatchet finishers were: Hunter VanRyen (11th-19:27), Jacob Towle (15th-19:39-PR), Matt Johnson (17th-19:47-SB), ReedZedler (18th-19:48-PR), Taje Casey (35th-21:15-SB), Henry Calhoun (46th-22:06), Trey Miller (47th-22:10-PR), and John Mark Hawley (56th-23:35). Next race is Saturday as the Hatchets travel to Antigo and Gartzke Flowage Bike and Ski Trails for the Great Northern Championships. The meet gets started at 11:00 a.m.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Win the Athens Invite
Published on 10/04/2019 under Sports Tomahawk made the trip to Erbach Park in Athens and competed in their annual 15-team Cross-Country Invitational. The 6th ranked lady Hatchets won their third consecutive invite, while the 10th ranked boys topped the field for the second straight week. The Tomahawk women were led by Haley Voermans-Dean as she won her second straight invitational title and raced to a career best time of 19:41 in the process. Hatchet teammates Emily Lacina (2nd-20:22-PR) and Kate Reilly (11th-21:02-PR) joined Haley on the awards stand with their medalist efforts. Meagan Berg (16th-21:36) and Macey Mann (19th-22:04) were the final scorers for the victorious Hatchets. Other finishers helping Tomahawk stay ahead of state-ranked Auburndale and Gillett were: Greta Tjugum (31st-22:34-PR), Serena Reinke (46th), Neenah Fuste (48th), Leslie Vance (55th-24:01-PR), Gillian Buckwalter (58th), Ava Dragosh (60th-24:25-PR), Tiana Gerstenberger (63rd), and Autumn Peissig (65th).  121 athletes toed the line for the girls 5K race. With the late addition of state-ranked Gillett to the field, the varsity boys had to step it up a notch to top the field for their team title. The 1-2 combination of Drew Bolder (4th-17:16) and Noah Buckwalter (5th-17:19) along with teammate medalists Trey Baalke (13th-18:05) and Garron Albrent (14th-18:09) and top finishers Arden Ziert (16th-18:19) and Alex Norman (19th-18:26) enabled the Hatchets to take the team title. Other Hatchet finishers were: Jack Lacina (27th-18:55-PR), Keaton Jed (28th), Hunter Borchardt (33rd-19:01-PR), Hunter VanRyen (43rd), Matt Johnson (45th), Ethan Liebnitz (51st), Jacob Towle (53rd-20:17-PR), Brady Tjugum (54th), Reed Zedler (63rd), Taje Casey (76th), Henry Calhoun (85th), John Mark Hawley (98th), and Trey Miller (101st) in the 120 runner field. Varsity Team Scores: (Girls) Tomahawk-49, Auburndale-74, Gillett-95, WR Assumption-122,Colby/Abby-135, Prentice-182, Three Lakes-185, Athens-196, Stratford-202, Laona/Wabeno-216,Spencer-296, Thorp-357, Marshfield Columbus-358, Owen/Withee-Inc, Stanley/Boyd-Inc (Boys) Tomahawk-47, Gillett-71, Athens-80, Stratford-94, Auburndale-111, Prentice-138, Colby/Abby-204, Laona/Wabeno-220, Spencer-258, Thorp-277, Owen/Withee-306, Stanley/Boyd-342, WR Assumption-Inc, Marshfield Columbus-Inc, Three Lakes-Inc. Despite the soft and sloppy course conditions, the Co-Ed Hatchets were able to bring home 9 Career Best 5K efforts. Next race for Tomahawk is next Saturday as the Hatchets host their 43rd annual invite at Edgewater Country Club. Races get underway at 10 a.m.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Loses at Ladysmith
Published on 10/04/2019 under Sports On Thursday night, the Hatchet Girls Swimming Team was at Ladysmith for a Great Northern Conference Dual and the Hatchets lost by two points, 91-89. Tomahawk had first place finishes fro Kylee Theiler in the 50 and 100 freestyle and Megan Miles won the 100 backstroke.  Tomahawk also had a first from Karlie Woodall in Diving and their 400 freestyle relay team also was first.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Win the Three Lakes Invite
Published on 09/27/2019 under Sports Tomahawk traveled to Big Sand Golf Course on Thursday for the annual Three Lakes Blue Jay Invitational. With great "pack-style" running the Hatchets were dominant capturing both team titles. In the first high school race of the day, the lady Hatchets were led by senior Haley Voermans-Dean as she captured her second individual invitational title of the year running a sub-20 5K with a course record time of 19:50. Haley, along with teammates Emily Lacina (3rd-20:57), Meagan Berg (4th-21:00), Macey Mann (5th-21:04), Kate Reilly (6th21:09-PR), each made podium with their medalist efforts. Other Hatchets contributing to the team title were: Serena Reinke (16th-22:41-PR), Greta Tjugum (17th-22:44-PR), Neenah Fuste (23rd-23:10-PR), Gillian Buckwalter (24th-23:23) and Tiana Gerstenberger (33rd-24:31). The varsity boys followed and gave the Hatchets their second sweep of the season as they scored a season low 21 pts in route to the title. The boys placed six in the top ten, led by junior Drew Bolder's championship effort and seasonal best time of 16:48. Drew's time also established a new course record at the Big Sand course. Noah Buckwalter had his second PR in a row as he blistered the course in 17:18 to finish 2nd overall. Garron Albrent led a tightly grouped pack of Hatchets to the finish line as he placed 5th overall in 17:48-PR, followed by teammates Trey Baalke (6th-17:53PR), Arden Ziert (7th-17:58-PR), Alex Norman (10th-18:13-PR), Keaton Jed (11th-18:31). Other finishers for the Hatchets were: Hunter VanRyen (15th), Jack Lacina (16th), Matt Johnson (23rd), Ethan Liebnitz (25th), Brady Tjugum (27th), Jacob Towle (28th), Reed Zedler (34th), Taje Casey (45th), Henry Calhoun (47th), John Mark Hawley (62nd). Team Scores: (Girls) Tomahawk-19, Rhinelander-71, Laona/Wabeno-75, Three Lakes—82, Crivitz-131, Florence-142, Crandon-Inc, NPHS-Inc, Goodman/Pembine-Inc, Ewen/Trout Creek-Inc, Wausaukee-Inc (Boys) Tomahawk-21, Rhinelander-59, Northland Pines-96, Laona/Wabeno-117, Ewen/ Trout Creek-141, Crivitz169, Crandon-179, Goodman/Pembine-199, Three Lakes-Inc, Wausaukee-Inc, Florence-Inc
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Loses to Medford
Published on 09/27/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team hosted Medford on Thursday night and lost to the Raiders 92-78. The Hatchets had first place finishes from Kylee Theiler in the 200 free and 500 free and Molly Mott had a first in the 200 IM.  Tomahawk also won the 200 freestyle relay.
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Hatchet Cross Country Teams Compete in Smiley
Published on 09/23/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Hatchets made the trek south to Wausau and the Tribute Golf Course for the annual Smiley Invite. 63 teams and nearly 2000 runners from across the state gathered to compete for divisional bragging rights. Tomahawk competed in D2/D3 races for all events. The Tomahawk varsity girls took top honors in the overall D2/D3 race, taking down defending state champion Medford and 7 other state-ranked teams in the process. Overall 34 varsity D2/D3 teams competed in the race. The varsity boys bettered their performance from last year (7th overall/6th in D2), as they placed 5th overall and 4th in D2. The Varsity boys race was won by state-ranked Shorewood, with Sheboygan Lutheran close behind. The JV boys started things off on a positive note for Tomahawk as they placed 3rd overall out of 26 D2/D3 schools, with only Shorewood and Little Chute in front of them. Not to be outdone, the JV girls placed 3rd overall out of 28 D2/D3 schools, with Kiel and Boscobel going 1st and 2nd, respectively. The champion varsity girls were led once again by senior Haley Voermans-Dean with a nice 5K effort on a tough course, as she placed 2nd in D2 (3rd overall out of nearly 200 runners) in a time of 20:19. Sophomore Emily Lacina, despite being under the weather with a cold, went 20:47 for 4th place in D2 and a PR! Kate Reilly helped propel the Hatchets to the title as she had her highest Hatchet team finish of the year and placed 11th in D2 in the process. Meagan Berg placed 17th in D2 to give the Hatchets their fourth medalists in D2 for the victorious Hatchets. Macey Mann (21st), Greta Tjugum (47th), and Geena Wanta (51st) rounded out the Hatchet attack. In the first varsity race of the day the Hatchet boys were led by Drew Bolder as he raced to a 5th place effort in D2 (7th overall out of over 241 varsity finishers) in a time of 17:04 and earned medalist honors along with junior teammate Noah Buckwalter, who placed 11th in D2 a PR time of 17:24. Other varsity D2 finishers included Garron Albrent (39th), Alex Norman (41st in a PR 18:27), Trey Baalke (54th), Arden Ziert (55th), and Keaton Jed (57th) . Shorewood and Madison Edgewood, both state-ranked were the top two D2 teams. Finishing as medalists for both 3rd place Co-Ed JV squads were: Gillian Buckwalter (6th), Hunter Borchardt (7th), Tiana Gerstenberger (11th), and Hunter VanRyen (14th). Other JV finishers for the Hatchets were: Neenah Fuste (21st), Jack Lacina (22nd), Matt Johnson (25th), Reed Zedler and Serena Reinke (both 35th in their respective races), Brady Tjugum (37th), Jacob Towle (40th), Ava Dragosh (44th), Leslie Vance (45th), Henry Calhoun (68th), Taje Casey (71st), Autumn Peissig (76th), and John Mark Hawley (109th). Next race for Tomahawk is Thursday as the Co-Ed Varsity squads travel to Big Sand Golf Course southeast of Three Lakes for the 11-team Blue Jay Invite. The meet gets underway at 4:15 pm.
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Hatchet Girls Swimming Team Loses at Lakeland
Published on 09/20/2019 under Sports On Thursday night, Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Swimming Team swam at Lakeland in a Great Northern Conference Dual, with the T-Birds defeating Tomahawk 90-79. Tomahawk won the 200 freestyle relay and Kylee Theiler had firsts in the 100 fly and 100 breaststroke and Molly Mott won the 100 free. Tomahawk is now 2-1 in GNC Dual Meets.
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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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