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Gymnasts host invitational CLINTONVILLE – The Clintonville gymnastic team hosted an 8-team Invitational this past weekend. Waupun came out on top with 121.425, followed by Valders/Roncalli with 109.85. Third place was Mosinee/Marathon with 108.9 and Kaukauna 4th with 102.875. Medford, Markesan, Escanaba and Clintonville where the remaining teams in the competition. The Truckers highlight was sophomore, Amber Krueger taking the gold medal on balance beam with a score of 7.2. “Our team is small and we have two gymnasts out with injuries, so it was very exciting to have Amber perform so well in this meet,” said Coach Sue Kenfield. Krueger and Laken Wait had no fall (hit) routines on beam. Wait finished 23 out of 36 on beam with a personal best score of 5.7. Wait also had her highest score on vault with a 6.95 and all around with 21.1. “This is Laken’s first season on the team and first invitational. She doesn’t realize what a great meet she had,” said Kenfield. Krueger also placed 10th out of 36 on floor exercise with a score of 7.2. Due to dwindling participation, the district will not be supporting the team financially next year, per district policy. “I knew this was coming. We only had six gymnasts last season, so they put us on probation. We had to have eight girls to continue the program,” said Kenfield. “Despite our best efforts it was not meant to be. We have had a middle school program for years but even those numbers have been low. Now we are looking for individuals that are interested in continuing the sport as a club. We need to finalize this by March since contracts, schedules, and plans need to be made for next season. It is sad for the community because we run the Park and Rec spring program and our gymnasts coach their summer program. Those programs usually completely fill up with participants.” The team is still looking for interested people to continue the program as a high school club sport next season. Email if you are interested in helping the program continue. Keep Informed ...


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Volume 171 | Issue 5

Perfect record, top rank remain intact for Lady Bulldogs By Tim Beimal

NEW LONDON – The Lady Bulldog basketball team survived a scare against Oconto Falls but got back to their dominant ways with a win over Marinette in last week’s girls varsity basketball action. New London 41 Oconto Falls 39 New London led 11-7 after one quarter and 20-15 at halftime, but Oconto Falls fought back to within one point at 29-30 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Oconto Falls 11-10 in the final quarter. Brenna Heise made the winning basket with less than half a minute to play, and the Panthers missed a desperation heave from half court, as the ball clanged off the back of the rim and fell away from the basket, allowing New London to escape with the win. Heise led New London with 16 points. Cambria

Fitzgerald added nine, and Amber Pethke scored eight to help lead the team. Six of Pethke’s eight points came on 3-point baskets. New London 52 Marinette 20 The Lady Bulldogs led 14-5 after one quarter and 31-9 at halftime. They outscored the Marines 10-6 in the third quarter and 11-5 in the fourth quarter. Heise again led the team with 12 points, while Mickey Roland added 10. Megan Schlieve scored nine points and Lexi Roland added eight. Amber Pethke scored six, Cassidy Pethke scored four, and Cambria Fitzgerald added two. The Marines struggled against New London’s highpressure defense and fullcourt press, and the Lady Bulldogs capitalized on many turnovers to quickly put the game out of reach. Cassidy Pethke looks to pass around a Marinette defender. Tim Beimal photo

Bulldogs top Polar Bears, 40-30 HORTONVILLE – The Bulldogs and Polar Bears faced off in a Bay Conference wrestling dual on Thursday, Jan. 17. New London won by a score of 40-30 over the shorthanded Polar Bear team. Results 160 lbs.: Jared Luker (Hortonville) won by pin over Tommy Thurber (New London) 5:15; 170 lbs.: Brett Handschke (New London) won by major decision over Cody

Laabs (Hortonville) 15-4; 182 lbs.: Justin Sullivan (Hortonville) won by decision over Andrew Clauss (New London) 7-6; 195 lbs.: Austin Postel (New London) won by forfeit; 220 lbs.: Justin Behnke (New London) won by forfeit; 285 lbs.: Alex Chynoweth (New London) won by pin over Tiger Woods (Hortonville) 2:50;

106 lbs.: Curtis Diedrich (Hortonville) won by decision over Skylar Moderson (New London) 7-0; 113 lbs.: Anna Malueg (New London) won by forfeit 120 lbs: Jake Close (New London) won by pin over Michael Nikodem (Hortonville) 1:45; 126 lbs.: Joe Cliver (Hortonville) won by pin over Paul Sorenson (New London) 5:18; 132 lbs.: Cameron Luker

(Hortonville) won by decision over Texas Herter (New London) 2-0; 138 lbs.: Caleb Smith (Hortonville) won by pin over William Haddix (New London) 5:07; 145 lbs.: Austin Wyngaard (New London) won by pin over Dustin Kuettel (Hortonville) 3:40; 152 lbs.: Nate Rynish (Hortonville) won by decision over Andrew Moser (New London) 1-0.

Truckers use huge fourth quarter to pull away from Weyauwega-Fremont Indians By Tim Beimal

Maddie Schroeder goes in for a layup against Marinette. Tim Beimal photo

Teams assigned to wrestling regionals By Greg Seubert West Sports Editor

REGION – Two local wrestling team will host a regional tournament Saturday, Feb. 9. Manawa and Waupaca will host Division 3 and Division 3 regionals, respectively, at 10 a.m. Here’s a rundown of where area teams are headed: Division 1 Appleton North Regional, 11 a.m. Teams: New London and Hortonville will join Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Appleton Xavier/Menasha St. Mary Central, Menasha and Wisconsin Rapids. Division 2 Waupaca Regional, 10 a.m. Teams: Waupaca will join Berlin, Fox Valley Lutheran, Little Chute, Omro, Wautoma/Wild Rose and Winneconne. Oconto Falls Regional, 10 a.m. Teams: Clintonville will join Freedom, Gillett/ Suring, Marinette, Oconto Falls, Peshtigo and Sey-

mour. Wittenberg-Birnamwood Regional, 10:15 a.m. Teams: Almond-Bancroft/Stevens Point Pacelli will join Lakeland, Mosinee, Nekoosa/Port Edwards, Tomahawk and WittenbergBirnamwood. Division 3 Manawa Regional, 10 a.m. Teams: Amherst, Manawa and WeyauwegaFremont will join Menominee Indian, Plainfield Tri-County, Rosholt and Shiocton. Sectional qualifiers will advance to sectional competition to be held Saturday, Feb. 16. Qualifiers from the Appleton North Regional will head to De Pere; qualifiers from the Waupaca, Oconto Falls and WittenbergBirnamwood regionals will wrestle at Seymour; and qualifiers from the Manawa Regional will travel to Shawano for a sectional to be hosted by Bonduel.

CLINTONVILLE – A slow start on offense and sluggish defense nearly cost the Trucker boys varsity basketball team in their game against Weyauwega-Fremont on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Fortunately, Clintonville found a rhythm in the second half to earn a 59-42 win. Weyauwega-Fremont led 16-10 after one quarter and 27-25 at halftime. Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter, but Clintonville blew the game open by outscoring the Indians 22-3 in the final frame. John Schultz scored 18 points, while Jesse Brauer added 17 to lead Clintonville. Nathaniel Krueger added seven points, Kolin

Kubitz scored six, Jansen Van Daalwyk added five, Andy Schmidt tallied four, and Emmett Battenberg added two points. Clintonville made 21 of 44 shots (47 percent) and 3 of 11 3-point shots (27 percent). The Truckers also made 14 of 20 free throw attempts (70 percent). Clintonville had 24 rebounds (5 offensive). The team also had five assists, 10 steals, one block, six turnovers, and nine deflections. Berlin 53 Clintonville 45 A rough second quarter saw the Truckers squander the lead they had built up after one quarter of play. Berlin grabbed an advantage in the third quarter and held on for the victory. Clintonville led 17-10 after one quarter but trailed 23-25 at halftime. In the third quarter, Berlin outscored Clintonville 14-8. Both teams scored 14 points in the final frame. Kubitz led

Clintonville with 21 points. Van Daalwyk and Brauer both scored eight, while Krueger added five and Schultz scored three. The Truckers made 18 of 48 shots (37 percent) and 5 of 19 from 3-point range (26 percent). The team made 4 of 8 free throws (50 percent). Clintonville had 26 rebounds, with 11 on the offensive end of the floor. The team had 12 assists, five steals, two blocks, and eight turnovers. Winneconne 58 Clintonville 46 The Wolves jumped out to a 17-9 lead after one quarter and led 27-18 at halftime. Clintonville outscored Winneconne 13-11 in the third frame, but the Wolves outscored the Truckers 20-15 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Krueger led Clintonville

John Schultz (left) scored 18 points to lead Clintonville to a 59-42 win over WeyauwegaFremont on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Emmett Battenberg (right) is pictured shooting a layup. Jeff Hoffman photo

with 18 points, while Schultz added nine. Van Daalwyk scored five, Brauer added four, and Kubitz and David Yonker both scored three. Schmidt and Turner Doornink both scored two. The Truckers made 16 of 45 shots (35 percent) and 7 of 26 from 3-point range (26 percent). Clintonville made 7 of 10 free throws (70 percent). Clintonville grabbed 21 rebounds, with six on offense. The team had nine assists, four steals, one block, and seven turnovers.

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