Lutheran boys win conference track title


Lutheran’s Dominic Willadsen and Logan Zak stole the show at the Big East Conference track and field championship meet June 7 at Kohler.

The two helped the Crusaders take first place, just one point ahead of runner-up Oostburg, in the process.

The senior Willadsen won the 1,600 meters (4:44.71) and the 3,200 (10:18.20). He was on the second-place 3,200 relay as well.

Zak, a junior, was victorious in the triple jump (41-9) and the 400 (51.59). He was also on the runner-up 1,600 relay and finished fifth in the 800 (2:09.24).

Sophomore John Cole was runner-up in the long jump (19-5.25).

Junior Colin Girdaukis placed third in the 200 (23.16) and fourth in the 100 (11.34).

Sophomore Zach Glewen took third in the triple jump (40-0) and fifth in the high jump (5-4).

Fourth went to senior Hans Gruben in the 800 (2:08.91); he was also on both second-place relays.

The girls, who ended ninth, were led by junior Rose Hahn. She was third in the long jump (15-11), fourth in the triple jump (34-3.25) and helped the 400 and 800 relay teams take second.

Sophomore Audrey Schmideler placed third in the high jump (4-10).

NOLAN BLOMWILLIS (middle) runs hurdles for South in the Fox River Classic championship meet. – Photo Lisa Reed

NORTH HAS A CHAMP, TOO: Senior Jeremy Rusch won the 200 (22.74) in the Fox River Valley Conference championship meet last Tuesday, was second in the 400 (51.32) and third in the 100 (11.35).

Junior Nyla Spicer finished as runner-up in the 100 (12.90) and was third in the 200 (27.09) and the long jump (15-6). She helped the 400 relay take second as well.

The Golden Raider girls finished sixth in the team standings and the boys were seventh.

SOUTH’S NEVEAH SIMMONS partakes in the pole vault at the FRCC meet. – Photo Lisa Reed

Sylvia Green, another junior, ended the triple jump in third (32-8.75).

SOUTH HIGHLIGHTS: Junior Alex Kaffine came in second in the triple jump (39-10) and third in the 400 (51.64) in the FRCC meet.

The boys and girls each finished 10th as a team.


KUDOS TO SOUTH: The Redwings finished with six wins this season, their most since getting 15 in 2014. And they started as many as four freshmen this year.

“Which I think is remarkable,” coach Scott Feltner said. “Most varsity teams, in this conference at least, you’re lucky if they play one freshman – and she’s got to be pretty talented. We did it playing three or four.”

It was a senior, though, that stole the show. Halle Boldt led the Fox River Classic Conference in scoring with 21 goals. Seven of them came in one game.

“I think she’s a large part of this,” Feltner said.

The coach hopes to be able to build on the success from this season, but admits it is going to be tough to replace 21 goals from Boldt.

“And this was a shortened season,” he said. “Normally we play about 22. This year we played 14. That makes it even tougher.”


BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: The Redwings did not have any player win a match until the final dual of the season last Tuesday.

South was at Green Bay Preble the week before but the match was halted halfway through because of rain. The Redwings were unable to get a bus to make the return trip, so the Hornets made the trek to South and won, 4-3.

However, senior Andrew Lee was victorious at No. 4, seniors William Ly/T.J. Edson won at No. 1 doubles, and senior Laine Thompson/junior Luis Beltran did the same at No. 3.

“I was hoping we could pull out one more,” coach Stu Stempihar said.

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