Hatchet Boys Basketball Team Loses to Athens
Published on 02/20/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Boys Basketball Team hosted Athens on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse in non-conference action.  Athens wins it, 78-73. The Bluejays led 34-32 at the half. Tomahawk gained a 73-72 with a late second half run after trailing by seven points.  Athens then made two free throws to gain a 74-73 lead.  Tomahawk was unable to score on their end of the floor and was forced to foul.  Again the Bluejays converted from the free throw to seal the non-conference win. Drew Bolder led Tomahawk with 23 and Jared Leverance had 18 points. Tomahawk will travel to Medford on Thursday night for the Great Northern Conference finale.  The opening tip is at 7:15 pm.
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Hatchet Girls Basketball Team Loses in Regional Quarter
Published on 02/20/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Girls Basketball Team had their season come to an end on Tuesday night, with a 59-34 loss at Octonto Falls in WIAA Regional Quarter Final action. Oconto Falls led 30-8 at the half. Sierra Graeber led Tomahawk with 18 points.  Jennifer DuPlayee had five points.
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Hatchet Wrestling Team Advances One to State
Published on 02/18/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Wrestling Team will send on individual to the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Tomahawk's Tony Matti finished in third place on Saturday at the Wrightstown Sectional Meet and will wrestling on Thursday at the state championships. Northwoods 92-5 will have coverage of the state wrestling meet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Hatchet Hockey Team Loses to Wausau West in Regional Finals
Published on 02/15/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet hockey season came to an end with a loss in the regional finals against top seeded Wausau West by a score of 6-0. The Hatchets hung tight with the number three team in the state, trailing just 1-0 after the first period. The Warriors exploded for 5 goals in 6 minutes in the second period, to put the game out of reach. Senior goaltender Shawn Dirkx finished the game with 39 saves. The Warriors move on to face #4 DC Everest.
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Hatchet Hockey Team Advances in Regionals
Published on 02/14/2019 under Sports On Wednesday night, the Tomahawk Hatchet Boys Hockey Team hosted Mosinee in WIAA Regional action at Sara Park. After trailing 3-0, the Hatchets scored five unanswered goals to win 5-3 and advance to play Wausau West on Thursday night. The Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two periods.  Mosinee then scored another power play goal early in the second period to lead 3-0.  The Hatchets would answer, with Haakon Hansen scoring at the 9:59 mark on assists from Jordan Tomaszewski and Aaron Evans.  Max Bembinster scored thirty seconds later and Tomahawk cut the lead to 3-2 after two periods. The Hatchets scored three times in the third period, with Dominic Zattera scoring an unassisted goal, Hansen scoring on an assist from Wyatt Leasure and Cody Scholz rounding out the scoring with an assist to Zatter. Shawn Dirkx had 21 saves for the Hatchets. Tomahawk travels to Marathon Park on Thursday night to play Wausau West.  The opening faceoff is at 7:00 pm, with the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 6:35 pm on WJJQ.
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Sectional Wrestling & Regional Hockey Postponed to Wednesday
Published on 02/12/2019 under Sports With school cancellations and the Winter Storm the Hatchets had several winter sports postponements on Tuesday. The Hatchet WIAA Sectional Wrestling at Brillion against Freedom has been postponed to Wednesday.  The first match of the Sectional Semi-Final is at 6:00 pm.  Jesse Bolder will have the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 5:35 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ. The winner of the match between Tomahawk and Freedom will advance to the sectional final at 8:00 pm. The Hatchet Hockey Team also had their regional game with Mosinee postponed.  That game will be played on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at Sara Park.  Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ will have live coverage of the hockey game in between our sectional wrestling coverage. The Hatchet Boys Basketball Teams also had their games with Northland Pines postponed, those have been rescheduled for Monday.
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Hatchet Boys Swimming Team Finishes Sixth at Sectionals
Published on 02/11/2019 under Sports The Hatchet Boys Swimming Team had a sixth place finish at the WIAA Sectional Meet at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point on Saturday.  The Hatchet scored 183 points.  Rhinelander won the meet with 377 points. Here are the individual results for the Hatchets: 200 Medley Relay – Trey Miller, Evan Ploeckelman, Ethan Liebnitz and Adam Hall in 6th for 26 points 200 Freestyle – Brady Tjugum in 6th for 13 points 200 Individual Medley – Keaton Jed in 6th for 13 points 100 Freestyle – Keaton Jed in 5th for 14 points 500 Freestyle – Caleb Kretzschmar in 8th for 11 points 200 Freestyle Relay – Brady Tjugum, Adam Hall, Evan Ploeckelman and Keaton Jed in 7th for 24 points 100 Breaststroke – Evan Ploeckelman in 8th for 11 points 400 Freestyle Relay – Brady Tjugum, Trey Miller, Ethan Liebnitz and Keaton Jed in 6th for 26 points
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Hatchet Boys Hockey Team Wins a Pair
Published on 02/11/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Boys Hockey Team won a pair of games on Friday and Saturday, defeating Merrill/Wausau East on Friday and Negaunee on Saturday. Tomahawk will begin tournament play on Tuesday night, as the Hatchets host Mosinee at the Sara Park Ice Arena.  The opening faceoff is at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Wrestlers Win Regional Title
Published on 02/11/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Wrestling Team won the Regional Championship on Saturday at Amherst High School, advancing a school record 11 individuals to the WIAA Sectional Meet on Saturday at Wrightstown.  Here are the individual first round matches for Saturday: 106-Blake Felser vs Grant Geiger (Brillion) 38-1 120-Lance Knight vs Kaden Besaw (Omero) 30-8 126-Luke Knight vs Cole Tenor (Denmark) 33-12 132-Alex Bishop vs Carsteen McHugh (Freedom) 23-4 138-Logan Bishop vs anthony Keunties (Winneconne) 32-1 160-Wyatt Wenninger vs Evan Miller (Winneconne) 27-9 170-Ryan Skees vs Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 35-5 182-Kade Wenninger vs Brady Eick (Seymour) 28-3 195-Erik Decker vs Bennett Krings (Winneconne) 30-13 220-Austin Leinen vs TJ Weidman (Denmark) 39-2 285-Tony Matti vs Seth Brownson (Freedom) 25-8 The Hatchets will also wrestle on Tuesday night at Brillion High School in the WIAA Team Sectionals.  Tomahawk Wrestles against Freedom at 6:00 pm in the semi-finals, and the winner advances to the final to wrestle the winner of the Winneconne / Luxemburg-Casco match.  The final is at 8:00 pm. Jesse Bolder will call the Team Sectional match with the Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show at 5:30 pm.
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Hatchet Sports Action Resumes on Friday night
Published on 02/08/2019 under Sports After numerous postponements this week, the Hatchet Winter Sports Teams will be back in action tonight. The Hatchet Boys Hockey Team is hosting Merrill / East at Sara Park, with the opening faceoff at 7:00 pm.  The Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 6:30 pm on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ. Also, the Hatchet Boys Basketball Teams are at Mosinee.  The JV and JV2 games are at 5:00 pm, with the Varsity game at 6:15 pm.  The Girls Basketball Teams are hosting Northland Pines at the Fieldhouse, with the JV game at 5:45 pm and the Varsity game at 7:15 pm. On Saturday, the Hatchet Wrestling Team travels to Amherst for the WIAA Regional Meet beginning at 10:00 am.  Coverage with Jesse Bolder begins at 9:40 am. Also on Saturday, the Hatchet Boys Swimming Team is at UW Stevens Point for the Sectional Meet at 1:00 pm and the Hatchet Boys Hockey Team is hosting Negaunee at 2:00 pm at Sara Park.
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Hatchet Sportings Events for Thursday Postponed
Published on 02/06/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk School District is closed on Thursday and that means all Hatchet Sporting events have been postponed. That includes:  Middle School Girls Basketball at Horace Mann, Girls Basketball hosting Antigo, Boys Basketball at Rhinelander and Boys Hockey at Merrill. The following is a list of when those games will be made up.Boys Basketball (JV2, JV , V) at Rhinelander on Thursday, February 14The boys hockey team will now host Merrill / East on Friday, February 8 at 7:00 pm at Sara ParkThe high school and middle school girls basketball games do not have a rescheduled date yet.
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Hatchet Wrestlers Finish Third at Great Northern Conference Championships
Published on 02/04/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Wrestling Team finished in third place at Saturday's Great Northern Conference Championships on Saturday at Medford High School. Here are the individual results: 106 Blake Felser (6-4) placed 3rd and scored 27.0 team points. Round 1 - Blake Felser (Tomahawk) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye) Round 2 - Blake Felser (Tomahawk) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye) Round 3 - Tim Fox (Rhinelander) 10-0 won by decision over Blake Felser (Tomahawk) 6-4 (Dec 11-4) Round 4 - Sawyer Duir (Lakeland) 8-2 won by decision over Blake Felser (Tomahawk) 6-4 (Dec 8-4) Round 5 - Blake Felser (Tomahawk) 6-4 won by fall over Seth Beaber (Antigo) 4-6 (Fall 4:19) 113 Gage Robinson (0-10) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points. Round 1 - Conner Dettman (Antigo) 8-2 won by decision over Gage Robinson (Tomahawk) 0-10 (Dec 10-3) Round 2 - Harry Nemcek (Lakeland) 8-2 won by major decision over Gage Robinson (Tomahawk) 0-10 (MD 14-3) Round 3 - Logan Johnson (Mosinee) 7-3 won by fall over Gage Robinson (Tomahawk) 0-10 (Fall 5:02) Round 4 - Hugh Weiss (Rhinelander) 5-5 won by decision over Gage Robinson (Tomahawk) 0-10 (Dec 8-2) Round 5 - Kayden Dassow (Medford Area) 2-8 won by decision over Gage Robinson (Tomahawk) 0-10 (Dec 10-4) 120 Lance Knight (8-2) placed 2nd and scored 36.0 team points. Round 1 - Lance Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Jordan Dykstra (Antigo) 3-4 (Fall 1:54) Round 2 - Lance Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 3 - Lance Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 4 - Lance Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Eli Mahner (Medford Area) 5-4 (Fall 3:55) Round 5 - Chase Kmosena (Mosinee) 10-0 won by fall over Lance Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 (Fall 5:22) 126 Luke Knight (8-2) placed 2nd and scored 31.0 team points. Round 1 - Luke Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by major decision over Tim Burnett (Lakeland) 4-5 (MD 14-1) Round 2 - Luke Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Will Swanson (Rhinelander) 1-9 (Fall 1:04) Round 3 - Luke Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 4 - Logan Edwards (Antigo) 8-2 won by fall over Luke Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 (Fall 3:46) Round 5 - Luke Knight (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by decision over Eric Rehbein (Medford Area) 6-2 (Dec 7-1) 132 Alex Bishop (6-4) placed 4th and scored 19.0 team points. Round 1 - Alex Bishop (Tomahawk) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye) Round 2 - Alex Bishop (Tomahawk) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye) Round 3 - Benjamin Stimac (Antigo) 8-2 won by decision over Alex Bishop (Tomahawk) 6-4 (Dec 10-5) Round 4 - Dane Higgins (Medford Area) 8-1 won by fall over Alex Bishop (Tomahawk) 6-4 (Fall 2:25) Round 5 - Nazar Lenz (Lakeland) 6-3 won by fall over Alex Bishop (Tomahawk) 6-4 (Fall 5:15) 138 Logan Bishop (8-2) placed 2nd and scored 33.0 team points. Round 1 - Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Cole Coppock (Mosinee) 4-6 (Fall 0:31) Round 2 - Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Patrick Grams (Lakeland) 1-6 (Fall 0:34) Round 3 - Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 4 - Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by decision over Dylan Warax (Antigo) 5-5 (Dec 13-8) Round 5 - Andy Poetzl (Medford Area) 10-0 won by decision over Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 8-2 (Dec 7-4) 145 Issiah Scheffler (3-7) placed 4th and scored 19.0 team points. Round 1 - Issiah Scheffler (Tomahawk) 3-7 won by fall over Tyler Olson (Rhinelander) 1-7 (Fall 5:27) Round 2 - Issiah Scheffler (Tomahawk) 3-7 received a bye () (Bye) Round 3 - Zeke Sigmund (Medford Area) 9-0 won by fall over Issiah Scheffler (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Fall 0:20) Round 4 - Jason Hilgart (Lakeland) 8-2 won by fall over Issiah Scheffler (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Fall 2:34) Round 5 - Neil Bretl (Antigo) 3-2 won by decision over Issiah Scheffler (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Dec 11-5) 152 Marcus Matti (3-7) placed 5th and scored 11.0 team points. Round 1 - Joshua Heuss (Antigo) 5-4 won by decision over Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Dec 6-3) Round 2 - Walker Hartman (Rhinelander) 8-2 won by tech fall over Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 3-7 (TF-1.5 4:57 (15-0)) Round 3 - Emett Grunwald (Medford Area) 7-3 won by decision over Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Dec 7-3) Round 4 - Gage Coppock (Mosinee) 10-0 won by fall over Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 3-7 (Fall 5:09) Round 5 - Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 3-7 received a bye () (Bye) 160 Wyatt Wenninger (9-1) placed 1st and scored 43.0 team points. Round 1 - Wyatt Wenninger (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by fall over Brady Edwards (Lakeland) 0-7 (Fall 0:54) Round 2 - Wyatt Wenninger (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by fall over Eric Grulke (Rhinelander) 6-4 (Fall 3:28) Round 3 - Wyatt Wenninger (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by decision over Cody Church (Medford Area) 7-2 (Dec 4-1) Round 4 - Wyatt Wenninger (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by fall over Wyatt Cherek (Mosinee) 2-8 (Fall 1:12) Round 5 - Wyatt Wenninger (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by medical forfeit over Korbin Krueger (Antigo) 6-4 (M. For.) 170 Ryan Skees (2-8) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points. Round 1 - Gavin Ostermann (Rhinelander) 8-2 won by major decision over Ryan Skees (Tomahawk) 2-8 (MD 17-3) Round 2 - Xavier Burgess (Lakeland) 8-1 won by fall over Ryan Skees (Tomahawk) 2-8 (Fall 1:07) Round 3 - Jaydon Cherek (Mosinee) 2-8 won by fall over Ryan Skees (Tomahawk) 2-8 (Fall 1:47) Round 4 - Jovanni Castaneda (Antigo) 2-6 won by decision over Ryan Skees (Tomahawk) 2-8 (Dec 9-6) Round 5 - Clay Bowe (Medford Area) 6-3 won by fall over Ryan Skees (Tomahawk) 2-8 (Fall 3:49) 182 Kade Wenninger (4-6) placed 3rd and scored 21.0 team points. Round 1 - Kade Wenninger (Tomahawk) 4-6 won by fall over Hayden Johnson (Medford Area) 6-4 (Fall 4:41) Round 2 - Collinn Eldridge (Antigo) 10-0 won by fall over Kade Wenninger (Tomahawk) 4-6 (Fall 0:42) Round 3 - Kade Wenninger (Tomahawk) 4-6 won by fall over Andre Starynski (Lakeland) 2-8 (Fall 1:45) Round 4 - Thomas Obremski (Mosinee) 2-6 won by fall over Kade Wenninger (Tomahawk) 4-6 (Fall 3:16) Round 5 - Ben Sinclair (Rhinelander) 7-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Kade Wenninger (Tomahawk) 4-6 (SV-1 5-3) 195 Eric Decker (9-1) placed 1st and scored 43.0 team points. Round 1 - Eric Decker (Tomahawk) 9-1 received a bye () (Bye) Round 2 - Eric Decker (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by fall over Dalton Krug (Medford Area) 5-5 (Fall 5:42) Round 3 - Eric Decker (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by fall over Henry Evenhouse (Lakeland) 6-4 (Fall 4:29) Round 4 - Eric Decker (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by injury default over Brady VandeWeerd (Antigo) 1-7 (Inj. 0:13) Round 5 - Eric Decker (Tomahawk) 9-1 won by decision over Connor Lund (Rhinelander) 6-3 (Dec 3-0) 285 Tony Matti (8-2) placed 1st and scored 46.0 team points. Round 1 - Tony Matti (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 2 - Tony Matti (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Caleb Bouton (Mosinee) 4-4 (Fall 5:17) Round 3 - Tony Matti (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Talik Bussey (Antigo) 6-4 (Fall 1:22) Round 4 - Tony Matti (Tomahawk) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye) Round 5 - Tony Matti (Tomahawk) 8-2 won by fall over Alex Olson (Rhinelander) 7-1 (Fall 3:35) Tomahawk will compete in the WIAA Regional Meet on Saturday at Amherst High School, with all day coverage on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.
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Hatchet Boys Swimming Team Finishes Second in GNC Meet
Published on 02/04/2019 under Sports On Friday night, the Hatchet Boys Swimming Team finished in second place at the Great Northern Conference Meet at Medford.  Tomahawk scored 254 points, while Rhinelander had 350 points. Top 6 finishers (recognized on the blocks) for the Hatchets…200 Medley Relay – the team of Miller, Ploeckelman, Liebnitz and Flynn took 3rd place for 24 points at 2:03.04 (and GNC 3rd Team Honorable Mention in the event) 200 Medley Relay – the team of Verfuerth, Hall, Kretzschmar and Norman took 6th place for 18 points at 2:13.46 200 Freestyle – Junior, Keaton Jed – 3rd place (and GNC 3rd Team Honorable Mention in the event) for 12 points at 2:00.35 200 Freestyle – Junior, Brady Tjugum – 4th place for 11 points at a personal best 2:01.46 200 Individual Medley – Senior, Evan Ploeckelman – 5th place for 10 points at 2:30.14 50 Freestyle – Junior, Trey Miller – 6th place for 9 points at a personal best :26.46 100 Butterfly – Freshman, Caleb Kretzschmar – 6th place for 9 points at 1:09.30 100 Freestyle – Junior, Brady Tjugum – 4th place for 11 points, swimming an exact tie of his season fastest time of :54.84 100 Freestyle – Sophomore, Adam Hall – 6th place for 9 points in a personal best 1:00.45 500 Freestyle – Freshman, Caleb Krezschmar – 3rd for 12 points (and GNC 3rd Team Honorable Mention in the event) and only the 2nd time he has competed in the event, with a new personal best time of 6:04.93 500 Freestyle – Junior, Evan Ploeckelman – 4th place for 11 points in 6:11.15 200 Freestyle Relay – the team of Jed, Ploeckelman, Liebnitz and Tjugum took 4th place for 22 points at 1:41.35 100 Backstroke – Junior, Keaton Jed – 5th place for 10 points in a personal best 1:04.22 100 Breaststroke – Senior, Evan Ploeckelman – 4th place for 11 points at 1:11.27 100 Breaststroke – Sophomore, Adam Hall – 6th place for 9 points a personal best 1:19.49 400 Freestyle Relay – the team of Tjugum, Kretzschmar, Miller and Jed took 4th place for 22 points at 3:51.50 In addition to the top 6 finishes listed above, of the 12 Hatchet swimmers that competed on Friday night, ALL 12 of them scored team points either individually or on relay teams or both, and 10 of those 12 scored points in ALL of the events that they competed in, and those same 10 swimmers were ALL recognized on the blocks for placing 1st through 6th place either individually or on a relay team. The Hatchets will compete in the D-2 WIAA Sectionals, being held back at UW-Stevens Point Saturday, February 9th with the meet beginning at 1:00 pm.
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Hatchet Middle School Wrestlers Hold Awards
Published on 02/04/2019 under Sports Most Improved - Ethan Ihn MVP 6th Grade - Drew Tollefson MVP 7th Grade - Logan Seymour MVP 8th Grade - Mason Evans & Addison Peissig Most Takedowns 6th Grade - Jack Derleth Most Takedowns 7th Grade - Logan Seymour Most Takedowns 8th Grade - Mason Evans Most Pins Overall - Logan Seymour Don Hendricks Memorial Award - Mason Evans
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Busy Night of Hatchet Winter Sports Action
Published on 02/01/2019 under Sports The Hatchet Sports Teams will resume action tonight after numerous cancellations and postponements this week due to the cold weather and school cancellations. The Hatchet Boys Swimming Team will compete in the Great Northern Conference Meet at Medford High School, with the opening event at 5:30 pm. The Hatchet Boys Hockey Team will host Medford in Round Two action of the Great Northern Conference Tournament.  The Hatchet/Raider match-up is at 7:00 pm at Sara Park. The Hatchet Girls and Boys Basketball Teams are hosting Lakeland at the Tomahawk School Complex.  The JV2 boys game is at 4:30 pm in the High School Gym, the JV boys game is at 6:00 pm in the High School Gym, and JV2 girls game is at 4:30 pm in the Fieldhouse, the Varsity girls game is at 6:00 pm in the Fieldhouse and the Varsity boys game is at 7:30 pm in the Fieldhouse.  Catch the girls and boys varsity games on Northwoods 92-5, WJJQ.  The Fehrman Orthodontics Coaches Show is at 5:40 pm.
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