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All winners in this volleyball match

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SHEBOYGAN NORTH’S Spencer Gutschow (left) and Brock Bulkow competed in one of the festivities as part of Dig Pink Night Thursday. – Submitted photo

North beat South in volleyball Thursday, but the Golden Raiders weren’t the only winners. It was Dig Pink Night at North, and close to $2,000 was raised for Bonnie and Mark Schultz.

“It was absolutely awesome,” Golden Raiders’ coach Chad Kuck said. “We had a packed house. We had the pink fire truck and we had a couple of firefighters at the game. It was a great atmosphere for a crosstown battle.”

Redwings’ first-year coach Abby Sigler agreed.

“Thursday night wasn’t the outcome that my team was expecting or hoping for, but we are still honored to have been a part of such an amazing event,” she said. “I personally know the Schultz Family and nobody deserves it more than they do. Even with everything they are dealing with, Bonnie and Mark always find time to come support volleyball. It’s truly amazing.

“The South program is very thankful we were able to be a part of the Dig Pink Night at North.”

North won, 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 25-11, thanks to 29 kills, 18 assists and three aces from Lizzie Binder.

“She just dominated the match,” Kuck said. “She had 29 kills on 47 attempts, and she also sets for us. Her setting, blocking, hitting, she pretty much dominated the whole match.”

The Golden Raiders also got 26 assists and eight digs from Natalie Dulmes, 10 digs and three aces from Katie Goebel and 13 digs from Hope Sholten.

South was led by Hannah Miller’s nine digs, seven assists and five kills.

Corinne Pfeifer recorded eight kills, Maddie Ognacevic contributed four blocks and Elizabeth Calixto made seven digs.

Another highlight: When South defeated Ashwaubenon on Sept. 24, it was the Redwings second consecutive Fox River Classic Conference victory after going over three years without back-to-back league wins.

“She’s (Sigler) got them in the right direction,” Kuck said. “They’re competing, the girls are playing hard and she’s started (her first season) in the right direction.”

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  1. To all who participated in the cancer benefit volleyball tournament on Saturday, Oct 5th…

    I just wanted all of you to know how much my wife Bonnie, my daughter Kellie, and I appreciate the support you all showed at these terrific events. As I told everyone that I spoke to each day, these events were NOT for Bonnie and I — they were for EVERYONE who has ever been effected by cancer. We are honored that Stacie and Chad Kuck wanted to support US in our 23 year battle with this devastating disease. And to be perfectly honest, the number of people in attendance each day was very overwhelming for me. I have mentored hundreds of girls (maybe a thousand) in the sport over my 22 seasons of coaching, running clubs, and holding camps & clinics. And I now realize the effect that we have had on all of those families.

    Although my wife is not doing well at this time, she truly impressed me as she was able to muster enough strength to stay nearly the entire time to watch the competition, visit with many friends & families, and just reflect on the affect that she also has had on many of the girls I have coached over the years.

    I can’t thank you all enough for everything. Both events were a great success! And I want to let you all know that we have you all in our prayers as many of you and your families are affected by cancer.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Love ya all,
    Bonnie, Mark, and Kellie Schultz

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