Freshman Aila Bergman goes over a hurdle on the way to one of her two hurdles wins. RHS boys and girls tracks teams won their home meet May 11.
Bob Mainhardt photos
Mike Webster stadium was host to an invitational track meet Thursday with 11 teams participating.
Both the Hodag boys and girls won the meet. The boys just got by Northland Pines bythree points and the girls were five-and-a-half points in front of Phillips. Placing first for the boys were Jackson Fuss in the 400 meter dash, Greyson Gremban the 3200 meter run, Kaleb Winter in the pole vault and Truman Lamers in the high jump.
Freshman Aila Bergman won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles while Libbey Buchmann was tops in the discus.
On Tuesday the Hodags will be at Lakeland for the conference meet.
The Hodag tennis team finished undefeated in conference as they defeated the Red Robins 6-1 on Thursday and 7-0 on Friday to finish GNC play. Antigo does not have any doubles varsity players so the Hodags only needed to win one singles match to win the meet. Thursday, Dalton Fritz, John Currie and Gavin Denis all won in flights 1 through 3 respectively as Max Durkee lost his at No. 4 singles. On Friday coach Nichols changed the lineup putting Currie at 1, Leo Losch at 2, Charlie Heck at 3 and at 4 singles was Nick Lesch. Each player won their flight to enable the Hodags to keep the undefeated streak intact.
The team next travels May 16 to non-conference foe Marshfield and then the GNC conference meet on Thursday at Minocqua.
The Hodag softball team faced Wausau East Friday. Thursday the girls played Lakeland in Minocqua and Lakeland’s ace Saylor Timmerman throw a no-hitter striking out 15 but the Hodags won the game as Laney Haenel walked, stole second and third and scored the lone run of the game on an overthrow on the steal attempt. Addi DeMeyer pitched for the Hodags striking out 12, giving up three hits, seven walks and no runs.
The team was hoping to win again against East but the Lumberjacks scored in each of the five innings played putting up 10 in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach as the Hodags lost 10-25. The Hodags had 10 runs on 11 hits, with Lily Treder going three-for-four and Abigale Johnson two-for-four while Maddi Roeser was one of two with a single, a walk, sacrifice fly and scored three runs.
Laney Haenel was the starting pitcher for the Hodags and took the loss giving up 19 of East’s runs, Libbey Buchmann pitched in the fifth inning facing seven batters and recording one out before Haenel came back and finished the inning.