Tennis team can’t play, soccer squad can’t lose

Emily Fisher (left) and Estelle Leonhard have a busy week. – Photo by Nhia Yang

A lack of bus drivers in the Green Bay area is giving North’s tennis team a busy schedule this week.

The Golden Raiders were supposed to host Southwest on Thursday but the dual was delayed because the opponent could not get here.

North hosted a quadrangular on Saturday, had to travel to Southwest on Monday instead of hosting the meet because of the driver shortage, is supposed to welcome Preble for a dual this afternoon (if a driver is available) and then hits the road for a match at Ashwaubenon on Thursday.

“Even with all the complications this year,” coach Sam Hopp said, “it’s so much better than the (alternative fall) stuff, where every week it was like, ‘alright, we don’t know what’s going to happen. Let’s see if the season is still going.’

“Now there has been a little more consistency and luckily most of the team was around last year, so they know how bad it could be. We’re just rolling with the punches as we go, keep our heads up, all that kind of stuff. But it’s a nice challenge.”


Christian/Lutheran has won its last five games by a combined score of 33-1 after going 0-1-1 at the season-opening Muskego Quad.

“This gives us a big confidence boost after playing some tough opponents early,” coach Dan Oppeneer said.

One of the highlights was a 4-0 victory over University School, which was ranked fourth in the Division 4 state poll last week.

“That was a game we kind of had circled on our calendar,” Oppeneer said. “That’s probably the best complete game we’ve played in my 2 1/2 years here. We played really, really well that night. It was a really good night.”

The game of the regular season is next Tuesday, when SLC (ranked fifth last week) travels to No. 1 Oostburg.

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