Vorpahl pitches rare no-hitter for North

by Dave Boehler
Beacon Sports Editor

The last time North’s baseball team threw a no-hitter was in 2009.

BEN VORPAHL is set to make a pitch during his no-hitter against Bay Port on April 23. – Submitted photo

That changed April 23 when Ben Vorpahl tossed one in a 4-0 victory at Bay Port.

It is also the only shutout of the season for the Golden Raiders.



Record for Boeldt: South’s Austin Boeldt set a school record in the 2K steeplechase with a time of 6 minutes 41.37 seconds April 26 in the 15-team St. Norbert Elite Meet. The senior was runner-up in the 400-meter run as well.

The Redwings got a second place from Brock Kovacic and a third place from Stephan Ellis in the pole vault.

Kovacic also won the pole vault April 30 at the Fox River Classic Conference Relay Meet at Bay Port, and North’s Cassius Rohadfox placed second in the shot put.

On April 26, Lutheran’s girls took second in the eight-team Glenn Funk Invitational in Kohler, as Carly Schreurs won the long jump (17-0) and the triple jump (35-3).

Emma Schmideler also took first in the 300 hurdles (51.33) and Elizabeth Matz finished the 1,600 in second.



EMMA BELMORE of the North soccer team scored twice to go with an assist in a 9-0 victory over South on April 30. – Photo by Nathan Weimer

North keeps rolling: The Golden Raiders own a six-game winning streak thanks to a combined score of 37-0 and they have allowed a total of only one shot on goal in the last two games.

“The defense has been very solid,” North coach Tim Eirich said.

Emma Belmore had two goals and an assist in each of the last two games, including a 9-0 win over South last Tuesday.

Back on track: Lutheran/Christian snapped an 0-5-1 skid by defeating host Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, 7-1 on Thursday. Katelyn Witte finished with four goals and an assist, and Kalee Muth added two goals and two assists.



A first for duo: South defeated Pulaski, 4-3, on April 25, as the No. 3 doubles team of Antonino Gambera and Jonathan Mendez picked up their first varsity win. They lost the first set but rallied to win the final two, 6-3, 7-5.



North beats South: The Golden Raiders used a 10-run fifth inning to beat the Redwings, 15-3, last Tuesday.

North’s Ashley Thaves drove in four runs teammate Talia Lackershire added three runs batted in and scored three times. Both also had two hits, including a double.



Thyes takes second: North’s Austin Thyes finished runner-up in a FRCC Meet April 25 with a 36, one stroke behind the medalist at Sheboygan Town & Country (Riverwoods). Teammate Max Schmidtke tied for third at 39.

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