Cougars Sweep M&O Duals for Conference Crown

There were just 22 contested matches against Coleman at Friday’s M&O Conference Duals, but the Cougars won 21 of them in another dominant wrestling display.

The Cougars beat Oneida Nation 84-0, Gillett/Suring 84-0, Crivitz 74-3, and Lena 75-0.

Despite the undefeated score, it was Lena that was the most highly anticipated matchup for Coleman coach Jason Champagne.

The top matches were at 120 and 132. At 120, Coleman’s John Nowak and 2022 state placewinner Dylan Comins faced off, with Nowak prevailing by a 3-0 score.

“John had a gritty performance against a returning state placewinner,” Champagne said. “John controlled the ties and controlled the tempo of the match.”

At 132, former state qualifiers Ray Lemieux of Coleman and Lena’s Luke Misco squared up, with Lemieux dominating for a 17-1 tech fall.

“Ray came out aggressive and put Misco to his back several times,” Champagne said. “In the third period, Ray needed a takedown to secure a technical fall and got it done.”

Brady Gross (138) faced tough Wildcat senior Sam Marquardt and got the win by a 9-3 decision.

“Brady stayed aggressive on his feet and was able to finish some tough takedowns,” Champagne said.

For the rest of the match against Lena, Parker Owens (106) defeated Sam Peterson by 10-0 major decision, Conner Markiewicz (113) pinned John Hurtado in 2:33, Chase Gruber (126) pinned Zach Diedrich in 1:25, Will Bieber (152) pinned Erik Kosch in 1:43, West Bieber (195) pinned Colt Miller in 2:10, Devin Otto (220) pinned Dylan Urbanek in 1:19, and Kain Otto (285) pinned Tim Benser in 1:01.

The only live match against Oneida Nation was at 145, where Cameron Kimmell pinned Hunter Webster in 1:26.

Against Suring/Gillett, Lemieux (132) pinned Lillie Taylor in 54 seconds, Kimmell (145) pinned Keegan Rattin in 3:25, Will Bieber (152) pinned Parker Zahn in 24 seconds, Isaiah Nowak (170) pinned Michael Pecanas in 3:03, and Peter Kuchta (182) pinned Shylah Hisey in 4:15.

The lone live match loss came against Crivitz, as Kyle Guy (195) beat West Bieber by a 9-3 decision.

Markiewicz (113) beat Evan Kaufman 7-0, Will Bieber (152) beat Sean Krueger by 18-3 tech fall, Micah Kuchta (160) pinned Dominic Thoreson in 3:26, and Peter Kuchta (182) pinned TJ Mueller in 3:05.

“All in all we feel good about where we’re at. The kids have worked hard all season and we’re excited to close it with the momentum in our favor,” Champagne said.

Luxemburg-Casco comes to town Thursday in what is always a highly competitive matchup. Then the Cougars are in Pulaski Saturday and finish the regular season against Peshtigo on Tuesday.

“We consider this all practice leading up to the state tournament series. We’re going to continue to stay healthy and fine tune our technique and get ready for our run into the postseason,” Champagne said.

Lena took second in the conference, beating Crivitz 52-30, Suring/Gillett 59-12, and Oneida Nation 52-0.

Against Crivitz, the Wildcats’ only live win was at 152, where Max Peterson beat Sean Krueger 13-2.

Crivitz saw Evan Kaufman (113) pin John Hurtado in 1:21 and Guy pin Colt Miller in 2:44.

There were three live matches between Lena and G/S. Lena’s Luke Misco (132) pinned Lillie Taylor in two minutes and Erik Kosch (152) tech-falled Parker Zahn 16-1. Suring/Gillett’s Keegan Rattin (145) pinned Max Peterson in 2:38.

Kosch moved down to 145 and beat Hunter Webster 22-14 in the only live action vs. Oneida Nation.

Crivitz beat Oneida Nation 36-0 and Suring/Gillett 42-12. There were three live matches against Suring/Gillett, all won by Wolverines.

Sean Krueger (152) pinned Parker Zahn in a minute, Dominic Thoreson (170) pinned Shylah Hisey in 20 seconds, and Karson Bins (182) pinned Michael Pecanas in 2:56.

Parker Scheverman (152) pinned Webster in 1:31 for the only live win against Oneida Nation.
Rattin (145) pinned Webster in 3:42 in what was the only live match of Suring/Gillett vs. the Thunderhawks.

Area Girls Compete
at Wisconsin
Challenge in Wausau

Marinette, Peshtigo, Oconto Falls, and Florence’s girls competed at the Wisconsin Challenge Series in Wausau on Saturday.

Two Bulldog girls, Evelyn Hurley and Jazleen Fong-Baake, finished in fourth place.

Both wrestlers won their first couple matches before losses in their final two matches.

Hurley beat Grafton’s Audrey Hanson by 8-4 decision and Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta’s Aaliyah Zamora by 13-4 major decision before pin losses to Iszybelle Sonnentag of Cadott and Raven Ringhand of Oregon.

Fong-Baake won three in a row to start the day, pinning Holmen’s Adalyn Goodell in 48 seconds and Menasha’s Emilee Spang in 3:13, and beating Milton’s Carissa Choi by 15-4 major decision.

Hortonville’s Hannah Huza and Wausau West’s Ashley Danielson beat Fong-Baake by pin in her final two matches.
Addisen Olson (114) and Radwa Farghali (145) both won two matches each but did not place.

Olson lost her first match by 3-2 decision to Amherst’s Lia Peterson, but responded with pin victories over Holmen’s Haley Hopkins and North Crawford/Seneca’s Darci Jelinek in 87 and 53 seconds, respectively.

Farghali went 2-2. After a pin loss in round one two Chloe LaRue of Cuba City-Southwestern-Benton, Farghali pinned Eau Claire North’s Hollis Barnhardt in 1:13 and Shawano’s Courtney Schenk in 2:24. Lake Geneva Badger’s Cameron Jansen pinned Farghali in her final match.

“The girls keep on getting better every week. It was great to see the girls finish as high as they did with all the girls that were there competing against them,” Peshtigo coach Kory Weed said. “We had some unlucky draws where the girls lost some tough matches and were put into the consolation brackets. They took the lump in stride and came back and performed well despite the setback.”

Florence’s Caitlyn Kelley pinned her first four opponents and won the first-place match by decision to win the 120-pound weight class.

Kelley pinned Pulaski’s Laci Lemke in 2:22, Two Rivers’ Metadel Edwards in 52 seconds, Slinger’s Lauren Osborn in 1:07, and Hudson’s Natalie Klavetter in 3:33.

In the final, she was tested by Manitowoc Lincoln’s Emjay Neumann but squeaked out a 10-8 decision to win the gold.
Oconto Falls’ Taylor Whiting won the 107-pound weight class. Whiting pinned Holmen’s Bella Xiong in 3:02, Neenah’s Bianca Quinonez in 2:53, and Southern Door’s Nora LeFevre in 4:38, and beat Richland Center’s Emma Hady by 27-12 major decision.

The Panthers’ Faith Thurman went 1-2 with a decision win but did not place, and Jocelin Martinez did not place at 185.
Marinette’s Kaylee McFadden took fifth at 152 with a 3-1 record. McFadden started with a heart-breaking 6-4 sudden victory loss to Lomira’s Kara Kuge before ending the day on a roll.

McFadden pinned Oregon’s Teagan Simpson in 1:12, Wauwatosa West/East’s Kira Simpson in 32 seconds, and Lake Geneva Badger’s Aleksa Salter in 25 seconds.

Compete at NEC Meet

Luxemburg-Casco won the 2022-23 North Eastern Conference wrestling title on Friday in Appleton.

Among the teams the Spartans beat on their way to the title were the Oconto Falls Panthers, beaten 66-6 by Lux-Casco in round one.

Oconto Falls’ two wins came at 126 and 285. Hunter Bozile (126) beat Isaac Jerabek by a 5-4 decision and Brenner Cole (285) defeated Aden Weber by a 7-4 score.

In addition to eight forfeits, Lux Casco won four live matches. Jake Jandrin (106) beat Garrett Ganter by a 5-1 decision, Blakelee Bastien (132) defeated Cole Bozile by a 2-1 ultimate tiebreaker, George Herlache (152) pinned Jeremy Earley in a 92-second pin, and Ryan Routhieaux (160) pinned Quinton McDonald in 4:34.

In round two, Oconto Falls was beaten 69-11 by Denmark.

Oconto Falls again won two live matches. Ganter (106) pinned Gavin Zellner in 3:15 and Cole Bozile (132) beat Drew Demmin by an 18-3 tech fall.

The Vikings won seven matches by forfeit. Brett Soquet (126) beat Hunter Bozile 8-4, Steven Kielpikowski (138) pinned Parker Peterson in five minutes, Cole Czarneski (152) pinned Earley in 45 seconds, Carson Peterson (160) pinned McDonald (160) in 3:47, and David Cervantes Jr. (285) pinned Cole in 1:41.

Oconto Falls finished with a 42-36 team victory over the Marinette Marines.

Marinette won five weights by forfeit and one live match at 152 where Ian Treptow pinned Earley in 55 seconds.

The Panthers got three forfeits and four live wins. Ganter (106) pinned Isaac Hermanson in 2:19, Cole Bozile (138) pinned Skyler Allman in 44 seconds, Parker Peterson (145) pinned Nicolas Baldwin in 69 seconds, and McDonald (160) pinned Benjamin Rickaby in 3:02.

Marinette also faced Wrightstown and Freedom, where the Marines were beaten 72-9 and 78-6.

Against Wrightstown, Jaxon Smith (182) beat Peyton Vande Hey by a 9-4 decision and Hermanson (106) won by forfeit.

Marinette’s only points against Freedom came via another forfeit at 106.

Panthers Compete at
Herb Tyler Invite

The Oconto Falls Panthers took 11th of 24 teams at the Herb Tyler Invitational hosted by Sheboygan North on Saturday, led by two first-place individual finishes.

Garrett Ganter (106) and Cole Bozile (132) each won their individual weight classes with undefeated records.

Ganter won his first two matches by major decision, beating Shawano’s Dane Hodkiewicz 10-0 and Seymour’s Ava Peters 14-3 before a pin of Campbellsport’s Karsten Krueger in the first-place match by pin in three minutes, 21 seconds.

Bozile pinned his first three opponents, beating Waukesha North’s Hector Jimenez in 2:33, Seymour’s Nicholas Peters in 4:36, and Campbellsport’s Sam Koth in 3:03. He finished off a 4-0 day with a 9-0 major decision over Oshkosh West’s Ryland Schneider.

Hunter Bozile lost his first match by a 10-8 decision but won his final four matches, including three by close decisions, to take fifth at 126.

Landon Magnin (120), Ethan Zielinski (126), Parker Peterson (138), Quinton McDonald (160), and Brenner Cole (285) did not place.

Campbellsport won the invitational, followed by Oshkosh West and Seymour.

Two Maroons Medal at
U.P. Championships

Two Menominee wrestlers earned podium finishes at the UP Championships over the weekend.
Ian Johnson (126) was sixth and Ethan Primley-Nerat was fourth at 175.

After a bye and a pin over Maxwell Burton of Bark River-Harris in 3:49, Primley-Nerat finished with two pin losses to end his day.

Johnson was 2-2. After an overtime loss to Kingsford’s Cameron Nevil, 18-16, he pinned Negaunee’s Matthew Foster in 2:37 and beat Madelynn Corrigan of Bark River-Harris 19-13 before earning a rematch with Nevil. This time, Nevil won by pin in 4:25.

Menominee’s Hailee Malinski (120), Gabby Ellery (132), Alayna Hodge (157), Tucker Boxley (165), and Cameran Gauthier (215) did not place.



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