Hatchets Excel at Merkesan Invite
Published on 01/20/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet wrestling team traveled to Markesan High School on Saturday and came out with great confidence. Out of the eight schools competing, Tomahawk took the top spot, finishing with 271.5 points. Individually, the hatchets had an overall great day, with four Tomahawk wrestlers taking the top spot in their respective weight classes, such as Mason Evans Isaiah Scheffler, Logan Bishop an Marcus Matti. Addison Peissig, Luke Knight, Kade Wenninger, Eric Decker and Tony Matti finished in second in their weight classes. The Hatchets are back on the mat on Thursday night for a road dual meet with Antigo at 7 P.M.
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Preview: Boy's Basketball Tangles with Phillips
Published on 01/20/2020 under Sports After their game game versus Northland Pines got cancelled for Friday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet boy's basketball team should be well rested heading into their meet-up with Phillips at home tonight. The Hatchets (5-7, 1-4) welcome in a surging Loggers team who is 8-3 and 7-2 in the Marawood North Conference, while also being on a three-game win streak. Tomahawk is coming off of a loss last week in a GNC match-up where, Rhinelander won, 52-36 in a game where the Hatchet offense just wasn't clicking, especially from deep, as they missed all eight of their attempts from beyond the arc. The JV game tonight will get underway at 5:45, with the varsity game tipping-off at 7:15 on WJJQ.
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Hatchet Wrestling Dominates Mosinee
Published on 01/17/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet wrestlers traveled to Mosinee Thursday night and took on the Indians. The Hatchets, despite Coach Garrou believing his team could have wrestled better, came out with a 54-16 victory. Much of that comes from the fact that Mosinee had to forfeit five matches, making it difficult for Mosinee to get back into things. The Hatchets won five of the nine matches wrestled, with Alex Bishop, Isaiah Scheffler, Logan Bishop, Kade Wenninger and Erik Decker picked up victories on the mat. The Hatchets are 2-0 in dual meets this week and will end the week at a tournament at Markesan High School on Saturday morning.
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Midweek Hatchet Sports Recap
Published on 01/15/2020 under Sports Tuesday night was another exciting night of Hatchet Athletics. It was Senior Night for the Hatchet hockey team as the boys played host to Medford with both teams looking for their first conference victory. The Raiders jumped on top after a long stalemate in scoring in the first period. Freshman Connor Gowey had a puck dribble through the legs of Tomahawk's Chris Callahan to put the Raiders up one, and then just a few minutes later, Medford's leading scorer Carter Pernsteiner had to fight the puck in, but it would count all the same, giving Medford a 2-0 lead. The second period early on would look similar to the first with Medford grabbing two quick goals, however Tomahawk would fight back. Caleb Lund took a shot from the slot, assisted by Cody Scholz. Zach Friske would follow things up going top shelf on the right side bring things back to 4-2, however just seconds later, Colton Gowey put his first goal of the night in the net in a scramble in front of the net, with the second period ending in a 5-2 score.  Austin Waldhart would start the scoring off in the third period on  give and go just 28 seconds in. Cody Scholz and Zach Friske would score late in the third but the deficit would be too much as the Hatchets fell 6-4. Tomahawk will be back in action on Tuesday on the road at Mosinee. On the wrestling mat, both middle school and high school teams were in action. The middle schoolers were in a scramble at Rhinelander that involved Crandon, DC Everest, Lakeland, Rhinelander, Three Lakes, and Tomahawk. Despite no team scores being kept, multiple Hatchet wrestlers picked up victories including Kavon Cole, Jack Derleth, Keagon Flemming, Presley Gutbrod, Michael Horabik, Ryan Larson, Brandon Powers, Bradyn Ristau, DJ Scott, Drew Tollefson, Mason Towle, and Ethan Trayes. The Hatchets are back in action on January 23rd when they travel to Marshfield. The high schoolers traveled to Shawano and defeated them 48 to 23. The Hatchets picked up seven pins on the night, while grabbing two decisions, one by Tony Matti in the 285-pound weight class and Eric Decker in 220. The Hatchets are back on the mat Thursday night at Mosinee.
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Preview: Boy's Hockey Match-up with Medford
Published on 01/14/2020 under Sports The boy's hockey team is back in action at home tonight at 7 PM as the Hatchets welcome in the Medford Raiders. The Raiders (6-5-1, 0-4-1) are coming off a 4-1 loss to the hands of Mosinee, whereas the Hatchets (2-12, 0-4) are back after a loss Friday night at Sara Park to Ashland, 7-0. Tomahawk will have to play strong defensively, as the Raiders bring in two dominant scorers, Junior Colton Gowey, who leads the team with 15 goals and 25 points, alongside Junior Carter Pernsteiner who is just behind him with 13 goals and 22 points. Caleb Lund leads the attack for Tomahawk, with a team-high 10 goals going into tonight's match-up. Despite the records coming into the game tonight, Tomahawk should have their confidence fairly high, seeing as they swept Medford last season in their two match-ups, outscoring the Raiders 16-3. The game will be aired on WJJQ with the Fehrman Orthodontics Pregame show beginning at 6:35 and opening puck drop at 7 PM.
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Hatchet Sports Weekend Recap
Published on 01/13/2020 under Sports It was a relatively tough weekend for Hatchet athletics over the weekend. On Friday night, the Hatchets took the ice against an Ashland team that had beaten Tomahawk 7-1 earlier in the season and this time it would be a similar outcome, as the Hatchets dropped their eighth straight game, 7-0. The Oredockers and Hatchets played a very tight first eight minutes or so with neither team gaining much of an edge. However, a major penalty for the Hatchets for boarding would be detrimental as the Hatchets would give up the one and only goal in the first period to Ty O'Bey. It was a great start for Tomahawk despite the lone goal. However, the second period would be the turning point, as the Oredockers scored five second period goals and adding a final one in the third. After the game Coach Chris Bembinster had this to say on his loss. "We are close to breaking through, but also running short on time," Bembinster said.  "I know we can climb this mountain!  Tough loss, but lessons to be learned for sure." Tomahawk is back on the ice Tuesday night at home against Medford. In the pool, the boy's swim team was at the Ashwaubenon Jaguars Swimming Invitational Saturday morning. The Hatchets finished in the middle of the pack, ending sixth out of 11 teams with 174 points. Rhinelander finished in fifth with Bay Port claiming the top spot. Sixth was the highest Tomahawk had ever finished. Both Medley Relays scored team points, with the  "A" team of Jed, Hanse, Phillips and Miller swam a 1:48.99 for 7th place and 24 points. The second relay team of Flynn, Hall, Kretzschmar and Liebnitz did a tremendous job as well,  swimming a season fastest time of 2:02.33 for 14th place and 6 points. Individually, Freshman Zach Hanse dropped time in both of his individual events taking 9th place for 9 points in a season best time of 2:14.76 in the 200 IM. He also reset his own school record in the 100 Breaststroke at 1:06.43 for 6th place and 13 team points. The Hatchets are back in action Thursday, January 16th in a GNC meet-up with Shawano.
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Hatchets Faulter on the Ice to Merrill-East
Published on 01/10/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchets got off to one of their best starts in a number of games on the ice Thursday night, but as the old adage goes, it's not about how you start, it's about how you finish. For the Hatchets, they finished as the losers, falling to Merrill-East 6-3 at Sara Park. Tomahawk actually took an early lead in the first period thanks to Cody Scholz netting his seventh goal of the season over nine minutes into the game. The Hatchets would hold that lead throughout the first period and into the second. The Bluejacks quickly gained the lead with back-to-back goals in the first two minutes of the second period, but Caleb Lund tied it back up two and a half minutes into the second. Things blew up for the Hatchets though in the third as they gave up four goals, only getting one back and falling 6-3. Tomahawk has a chance to regroup tonight at home as they host the Ashland Oredockers at 7 PM.
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Hatchet Wrestling Dominates Rhinelander
Published on 01/10/2020 under Sports After coming in 11th out of over 60 teams in the Lourdes OTW Wrestling Classic just a couple weekends ago, Coach Bob Garrou wanted to see more out of his team and he sure got that lat night in their first GNC dual of 2020 at home against Rhinelander. The Hatchets won 63-9, to move to 8-1 overall this season in dual meets. The Hatchets won the first couple of matches, but really got the ball rolling when their heavier wrestlers took the mat. Austin Leinen and Tony Matti picked up quick pins, and that was the start of four straight pins for the Hatchets. The Hatchets were just outmatching Rhinelander and impressed their head coach after he was a bit disappointed with how they finished in the prior tournament. Tomahawk has an opportunity to perform at another tournament this weekend as they head to Merrill for the Bluejay Challenge Tourney on Saturday morning.
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Plenty of Hatchet Athletics Tonight
Published on 01/09/2020 under Sports It is a jam-packed evening of Tomahawk sports. The Middle School girl's basketball team hits the road to face-off against Prentice at Prentice Middle School. The 7th grade game is at 4:30 with the 8th grade game following the conclusion. At 5:30, the Varsity Boy's Swim Team looks for another conference victory, as they host Antigo. The Boy's Basketball team is on the road this evening, with the JV game getting underway at 5:45 from Ladysmith High School, with the Varsity game starting at 7:15. At 7 PM, the puck will drop at Sara Park Ice Arena as the Hatchets host Merrill/East. Then it is our featured event of the night that can be heard on WJJQ. 6:30 starts JV wrestling, 6:35 the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Pregame Show and then 7 PM the wrestling begins as the Hatchets host the Rhinelander Hodags from the Tomahawk Field House.
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Middle School Wrestling Hosted Big Time Tournament
Published on 01/07/2020 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchets Middle School hosted a seven team scramble Monday night, with schools attending including Antigo, Edgar, Elcho, Lakeland, Rhinelander, Wabeno/Laona and of course Tomahawk. While there were no team statistic winners and losers, multiple Hatchets came away victorious. Some of those names include Nick Arndt, Gage Beatty, Jack Derleth, Keagon Flemming, Presley Gutbrod, Michael Horabik, Ryan Larson, Bradyn Ristau, Keagyn Schoone, DJ Scott, Davin Steltenpohl, Drew Tollefson, Masen Towle, and Ethan Trayes. The Hatchets are back in action January 14h on the road at Rhinelander.
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Hatchet Hockey Falls to Team S.E.a.L
Published on 01/07/2020 under Sports The Hatchet hockey team had cause to celebrate before the game on Parents' night Monday night. However, once the game began, there was no room for celebration. The Tomahawk played host to Team S.E.a.L, a team they have played twice this year and beaten twice, their only wins of the season. The Hatchets gave up two quick goals early in the first period, with Joe Niece scoring just over two minutes in, and then about a minute later Marcus Vittone found the back of the net. The Hatchets would end period one down 2-0 and held well for much of the second period, until Shawn Dunlavy netted a goal with just a few minutes remaining. The fourth and final goal  for the Seals by Daniel Hartfiel to put the nail in the coffin for the Hatchets to fall, 4-0. After the game, Coach Chris Bembinster said that he still believes in his group, but that their heart is missing a bit. "It seems we have entered the movie The Wizard Of OZ, Bembinster said. "Some how we have managed to misplace our heart like the scarecrow.  I know in my heart it hasn't been lost, but certainly misplaced.  We have some pivotal things to work on in the next few days to turn this around." Tomahawk will get that chance on Friday when they host Ashland.
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Weekend Wrap-up
Published on 01/06/2020 under Sports It was a tough weekend for some Hatchet teams. Both boy's and girl's basketball teams were in action Friday night and both fell short of expectations. The girls played host to Antigo, who were winless on the season until facing the Hatchets, and the Lady Red Robins went away the winners, with a dominant 51-19 victory over the Lady Hatchets. This drops the Hatchets to 1-6 on the regular season and still winless in conference play. Tomahawk plays again tonight on the road against non-conference foe Northland Lutheran at 7:30 PM. The boy's team also lost a heart-breaker Friday night on the road to the Red Robins. Antigo got out to an early double-digit lead, but the Hatchets clawed back, eventually cutting the lead to seven. However, the Robins stifling 1-3-1 defense was too much for the Hatchets offense to handle, as Connor Dichsen was unable to get many offensive  opportunities inside and the Hatchets trailed, 34-20. The Hatchets played a sloppy second half compared to Antigo, turning the ball over 10 times to their just one. Despite Drew Bolder's 20-point outing, it would not be enough as the Hatchets fell to Antigo, 63-47 with the Robins picking up their first GNC win this season. Tomahawk is back in action Tuesday night at 7:15, playing host to Prentice.
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Hatchets Face-off against Antigo on the Hardwood
Published on 01/03/2020 under Sports Both the boy's and girl's basketball teams will take on the Red Robins tonight, but in different locations. The boy's team, who has won three in a row, will travel to Antigo to face off against the 1-6 Robins, while the girl's will welcome in the Lady Red Robins. The boy's Antigo team is still in search for their first GNC win an d win number two overall this season. The Hatchets are coming off a great performance over the weekend, winning the Almond-Bancroft tournament. On the girl's side, the Hatchets are still in search of conference win number one, while Antigo is just looking for their first win overall. Both JV games will tip at 5:45, while varsity will begin at 7:15.
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Hatchet Hockey Looking for Revenge Against Rhinelander
Published on 01/02/2020 under Sports The Hatchet Hockey team fell to Rhinelander 8-3 in a tournament over the weekend, but Tomahawk has a chance now to quickly get revenge. The Hatchets head to Rhinelander Ice Arena tonight for a 7 P.M. face-off with the Hodags. The Hodags, 4-6 on the season, are searching for their second conference win of the season as the Hatchets look for their first and their first victory over a team this season, not named Team S.E.a.L. Tomahawk played well early against Rhienlander, at one point leading in the game thanks to Cody Scholz and Caleb Lund, but didn't have the legs to carry through to a win and will look to turn that around tonight.
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Hatchet Sports Weekend Recap
Published on 12/30/2019 under Sports A few Hatchet teams were back in action over the weekend for the first time in a week and a half. On the wrestling mat, Tomahawk traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for the Lourdes OTW Wrestling Classic. The Hatchets as a whole performed very nicely, finishing 11th out of 67 teams, finishing with 166 points. Individually, the Hatchets had a nice showing as well. Tony Matti came in second in the 285-pound class, getting edged out by Menasha's Cullen Quick in the championship match. Eric Decker took 5th place in the 195 class, recording a fall over Wittenebrg-Birnamwood's David Gauderman. The Hatchets had two 9th place finishes, with Logan Bishop finishing 9th in the 160-pound class and Kade Wenninger doing it in 182-pound class. The Hatchets are back in competition on Thursday, January 9 against Rhinelander at home. The boy's basketball team picked up right where they left off before the holiday break, using the momentum of picking up the first win of the season into the Almond-Bancroft Tournament. On Friday night, the Hatchets tooks care of their first tournament game, defeating Montello, 54-45. Connor Dichsen had a season-high 21 points to lead the Hatchets, wile Drew Bolder added 14 points and Payton Bunce supplied 10 off of the bench. On Saturday in the championship game, Tomahawk took care of Fall River, 54-49, as Bolder had arguably his best game this season, with 26 points. The Hatchets will look to carry this momentum into Friday night's contest on the road at Antigo. On the ice this weekend, Tomahawk took place in a tournament at Baraboo-Pierce Park Hockey Rink. On Friday, the Hatchets faced-off against Baraboo and came out relatively flat, likely to the extended winter break. Tomahawk fell behind early and could never ge their traction, as they lost 10-0. On Saturday, the Hatchets bounced back against GNC rival Rhinelander. Tomahawk at one point held a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period thanks in part to goals by Cody Scholz and Caleb Lund, but quickly gave those goals back to the Hodags and they just never let up, winning 8-3 over Tomahawk. It was a good showing in fighting back after a tough loss, but the Hatchets did not have enough to down the Hodags and look to take these lessons into their match-up with the Hodags on the road.
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