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Section B

Local Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Business News & More

new london Bulldogs win big


Clintonville Soccer team in action


manawa Lady Wolves continue CWC-8 play


Prep Football Eastern Valley

Conf. Overall Little Chute 4-0 4-0 Waupaca 3-0 4-0 Freedom 3-1 3-1 FVL 2-1 3-1 Winneconne 2-1 2-2 Xavier 1-2 1-3 Ripon 1-3 1-3 Berlin 0-3 0-4 Clintonville 0-4 0-4 Sept. 14 results Waupaca 42, Clintonville 8 New London 43, Berlin 12 (NC) Sept. 21 schedule Little Chute at Waupaca, 7 p.m. Clintonville at Berlin, 7 p.m.


Conf. Overall Amherst 3-0 4-0 Shiocton 2-1 3-1 Wega-Fremont 2-1 3-1 Witt.-Birn. 2-1 2-2 Iola-Scandy 1-2 2-2 Manawa 1-2 2-2 Bonduel 1-2 1-3 S.P. Pacelli 0-3 1-3 Sept. 14 results Weyauwega-Fremont 29, Bonduel 28 Iola-Scandinavia 23, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 0 Amherst 27, Manawa 6 Shiocton 36, Stevens Point Pacelli 0 Sept. 21 schedule Amherst at Weyauwega-Fremont, 7 p.m. Iola-Scandinavia at Stevens Point Pacelli, 7 p.m. Manawa at WittenbergBirnamwood, 7 p.m. Shiocton at Bonduel, 7 p.m.

County By Bert Lehman

MANAWA – In November 2011, the School District of Manawa hosted an informational meeting about creating a new football field complex at some point in the future. The public was invited and ideas were discussed. A fundraising committee of volunteers was formed. There were long school board meetings discussing the issue to get approval to start construction of the complex. Donations were collected. And more donations were collected. Ground was broke on April 7 for the Manawa Activity Complex. After a lot of hard work, and help from the community, in less than a year the new Manawa Activity Complex was on display Friday night, Sept. 14, as the Manawa Wolves varsity football team hosted its first home game. “There was definitely a long road when you start out, and you have a small group of five people with a big dream and the pieces slowly start coming together. We were just talking about how in June this was still all dirt and now we have a grass field and track around it. It’s kind of a surreal feeling seeing the boys out there playing right

now,” said Jeff Bortle, athletic director for the School District of Manawa. “I don’t think words can describe it. I haven’t had these chills in quite some time.” “Back in November it seemed far away but we did it and it didn’t take us long,” said Mary Griffin, a member of the fundraising committee. “We have a little bit more to go though.” In preparation for the first varsity football game at the Manawa Activity Complex, Griffin said she took the day off from work. “I wanted to make sure that nothing went wrong,” Griffin said. “We’re excited that people are coming and the kids are excited.” Griffin added that leading up to the game, she had noticed there was a buzz around Manawa and people were talking about the upcoming game. Little Wolf High School Principal, Karl Morrin, who is new to Manawa, was at the first game and was impressed with the facility. “It’s amazing what the community has done to get this field ready to go in under a year,” Morrin said. “Everybody pulling together to make this happen is something special. The field looks great. It’s really unbelievable how good of shape it is in. I can’t say enough

about the facility and the way the community pulled together to make this happen.” The students in the school district were also excited about the first game at the new facility. “The boys have really taken some pride in this,” Bortle said. “I get pretty much asked daily if there is anything they can do to help with the field. Even today, we were out there painting and they all volunteered to come out and help. They’re very excited to be able to play here and call it their home.” Fundraising is still taking place as the committee has not reached its goal yet. Griffin said donations are still being accepted, and the newly formed booster club is doing fundraisers. A current fundraiser the booster club is doing is selling 2013 calendars in which there is a chance to win money every day of the year. “We are going to sell 1,000 of them and those will help raise some additional funds towards what we still owe on the field,” Griffin said. During halftime of the game on Friday night, all those who donated to the Manawa Activity Complex were recognized. Neither Wes Krauss or Max Strand are able to grab a pass intended for Amhert’s Max Strand. Holly Neumann photo

Wolves attack shut down by Amherst Falcons, 27-6 By Bert Lehman

Conf. Overall Rosholt 3-0 3-1 Port Edwards 2-1 2-2 Almond-Ban. 1-1 2-2 Tigerton/Marion 1-1 2-2 Wild Rose 1-1 2-2 Plainfield T-C 1-2 2-2 Bowler/Gresh. 0-3 1-3 Sept. 14 results Wild Rose 32, Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas 6 (NC) Tigerton/Marion 30, AlmondBancroft 22 (5 OT) Sept. 21 schedule Wild Rose at Rosholt, 7 p.m. Bowler/Gresham at Tigerton Marion (at Marion), 7 p.m.


9th Annual Bert Thiel Golf Classic is Sept. 22 CLINTONVILLE – The EastWest Badger Amateur Baseball Association (BABA) will hold its 9th Annual Bert Thiel Golf Classic on Sept. 22 at the Clintonville Riverside Golf Course. Entry fee is $60 per golfer which includes golf, cart, lunch on the course and prizes. Registration is 10:30 a.m. Tee time is 11:30 a.m. A silent auction will be held from 4-6 p.m. open to all BABA supporters. Proceeds go to help support the East-West BABA free Youth Baseball Clinic. For more information or to reserve team entry, contact Craig Brei at 715-7873595 or 715- 853-1769.


Volume 170 | Issue 39

Manawa Activity Complex hosts first varsity football game

CWC-10 Conference

Conf. Overall Seymour 4-0 4-0 West De Pere 3-0 4-0 Hortonville 3-1 3-1 Lux.-Casco 2-2 2-2 Marinette 2-2 2-2 Shawano 1-2 1-3 Denmark 1-3 1-3 New London 0-3 1-3 Oconto Falls 0-3 0-4 Sept. 14 results New London 43, Berlin 12 (NC) Hortonville 42, Denmark 0 Seymour 56, Shawano 14 Sept. 21 schedule New London at Denmark, 7 p.m. Hortonville at Oconto Falls, 7 p.m.

Thursday, september 20, 2012

Manawa’s Garret Griffin sacks Chris Zblewski for a loss on the play. Holly Neumann photo

MANAWA – The Manawa Wolves varsity football team finally played a home game, Friday, Sept. 14, at the new Manawa Activity Complex. Despite the pregame excitement, the final outcome wasn’t what the Wolves were looking for as they fell to the Amherst Falcons by a score of 27-6. Manawa received the opening kickoff only to turn the ball over on downs near midfield. Amherst took advantage on their first offensive play when Chris Zblewski hooked up with Caleb Glennon for a 49 yard touchdown pass. With the extra point, Amherst took a 7-0 lead, and held that lead through the first quarter. Amherst’s first posses-

sion in the second half saw them convert a fourth down and seven yards to go. Two plays later Connor Zblewski scored the first of his three touchdowns in the game. Manawa’s offense continued to be shut down for the rest of the first half. The half ended with Amherst holding a 14-0 lead. The scoring continued for Amherst in the second half. During their first possession they converted a fourth down and two yards to go from the 13 yard line to put the ball just shy of the goal line. Connor Zblewski scored a touchdown on the next play. The point after was blocked by Manawa. This kept the score at 20-0. Connor Zblewski caught a touchdown pass with 11 minutes left in the game to

put Amherst up 27-0. Manawa couldn’t get anything going offensively as they were held to 108 yards rushing on 46 attempts. Logan Hass led the way with 68 yards on 23 attempts. Donny Sell completed only three of nine passes for 69 yards. With 1:29 left in the game, Manawa turned the ball over on downs, and Amherst proceeded to down the ball. After Manawa used up their timeouts to stop the clock, Amherst was forced to punt. Sell proceeded to complete a long pass to Alex Murphy. Garrett Griffin later scored a rushing touchdown with 26 seconds left in the game, to make the final score 27-6.

Trucker cross country team runs well at Bulldog Invite By Stacy Hohn Coach

NEW LONDON – The Clintonville Trucker varsity cross country team competed at the Bulldog Invite on Saturday, Sept. 15, facing off against 12 other schools at Hatten Park. The Clintonville cross country season consists of many of the same locations as previous years. For this year’s Bulldog invite, one of the goals set for the Clintonville runners was to improve upon their individual previous year performance. As the season progresses the athletes prepare and improve for the end of season Conference, Sectional, and State races. Good individual efforts were given by Clintonville’s runners on the Bulldog course.

The Clintonville girls varsity 4K was led by Samantha Hohn who improved on last year and ran a season best third place time of 15:42.23. Sara Messner ran a season best time of 16:25.25, Ali Johnson ran a season best time of 16:28.87, Brianna Gretzinger with 17:09.03, Ana Huber with 17:21.58 and Jessica Petruzates with 17:48.80. In the boys JV 5K, Brandon Scheller achieved a season best 20:42.02. Kaleb Hatfield ran a season best time of 22:53:82 and Noah Hartleben ran a season best of 24:07.13. For the girls JV 4K, Danielle Kiefer ran 20:33.90 and Aubry Netzel ran a season Clintonville’s Ali Johnson (second from right) races in a pack of other cross country runners at the Bulldog Invite in New London on Saturday, Sept. 15. Submitted photo best of 21:20.90.

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