Wittstock wins conference golf, Garces best in county cross country
For the first time since 2010, South beat North in volleyball.
The Redwings won, 25-16, 25-23, 21-25, 25-9, on Sept. 23.
“Even though we lost a set, we never gave up,” coach Abby Sigler said. “Typically, especially against North with that added extra kind of mental barrier in the rivalry, usually we’ll cave and kind of break down mentally. We kept fighting and ended up coming out with the win. It was really great to see them push through.”
Maddie Ognacevic totaled 15 kills and Sierra Ertman ended with 12 assists. Elizabeth Calixto finished with 24 digs and Lucero Velaquez added 14 digs to go with seven kills.
WHAT A RALLY: South also beat Green Bay Preble, 3-1, Thursday despite trailing 20-8 in the fourth set. The Redwings are 4-1 in Fox River Classic action.
North/South golfer Ava Wittstock claimed the championship of the Fox River Classic Conference Sept. 23 when she had a 75 at Wander Springs.
“The wind didn’t bother her as much as it bothered some of the other kids,” coach Craig Walters said.
Junior Hannah Miller finished eighth (87) and was followed by freshman Emmaline Miller (101), freshman Emerson Fitzgerald (112) and senior Bailey Joyce (114).
The co-op team finished second in the final team standings.
North/South also won its fifth straight regional crown Wednesday at Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac.Wittstock was medalist with a 3-over-par 72, seven strokes ahead of the second-place Miller. Joyce took 12th, Miller placed 23rd and Fitzgerald came in 28th.
Sectionals were held on Monday.
North freshman Victoria Garces won the 44th annual Sheboygan County Meet with a time of 19 minutes 8.42 seconds, and South’s Rylee Brotz placed third in 20:31.22 last week.
On Saturday at Manitowoc, Garces set a school record with an 18:48 to erase the previous mark of 19:28 that stood since 2015.
“She is just one of those naturally gifted kids as a runner,” coach Dan Stenz said.
For the boys, North won the meet with the help of Ryan Lange (seventh place) and eighth-place Thaddeus Zank (eighth).
South’s Alex Kaffine placed sixth in 17:35.90.
Christian/Lutheran remained tied for first with Oostburg in the Big East Conference after they played to a 1-1 decision last Tuesday. Caleb Hendrikse’s goal, assisted by Nathan Richardson, tied the score 18 minutes into the first half.
The Eagles host Random Lake this afternoon and visit St. Mary Catholic next Tuesday for their final two league contests.
Oostburg has Ozaukee and Kohler left on its schedule.
SOUTH 1, NORTH 1: On Thursday, Giovanny Alba scored for the Redwings and the Golden Raiders’ goal came from Stefano Vitale. North is 7-0-2 in its last nine games.
It will be an interesting final two weeks of the season for the Kohler/Lutheran/Christian football team, as it tries to capture the Eastern Wisconsin Conference title.
On Friday, the Blue Bombers visit New Holstein for a rematch of their 51-50 victory over the Huskies last season in which they overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 4 minutes.
The regular season concludes Oct. 15 when undefeated Brillion visits. The Lions beat KLC, 52-22, last year, as the Blue Bombers allowed 322 yards rushing and were without QB Robby Michael.