VERONA — The Stanley-Boyd girls golf team finished in fifth place in its first ever appearance at the WIAA Division 2 state golf tournament at University Ridge Golf Course this week.
The Orioles followed up Monday’s score of 395 with a 394 on Tuesday to claim fifth place out of six teams. They finished 39 strokes behind fourth place Catholic Memorial and 74 ahead of last place Somerset. La Crosse Aquinas won the team championship with a 717.
Savanna Anderson finished in a tie for 12th place individually for the Orioles. She carded a total score of 184, finishing with a 93 on Tuesday. Ella Koenig took 21st with a two-round score of 193 after shooting a 97 on Monday and a 96 on Tuesday.
Grace Williams shot a 99 on the second day to finish with a two-day score of 201 while Megan Goodman shot a 106 after carding a 105 on Monday. Kayla Kroeplin shot a 148 after shooting a 131 on Monday.
Fox Valley Lutheran’s Erica Priebe won the individual state title with a two-day score of 160, shooting 80 on each day.
Bloomer boys take second at Heart O’ North meet
At Hayward, top six finishes from Alex Conrad, Joe Lanzer and Cole Michaelsen helped Bloomer to a second place finish in the Heart O’North Conference meet on Tuesday.
Bloomer finished with a score of 58, seven behind meet champion Northwestern. Conrad led the way for the Blackhawks, taking second place in the boys race behind Ladysmith’s Connor Berg, with a time of 18 minutes, 47.6 seconds. Lanzer placed third at 19:08.9, while Michaelsen took sixth at 19:09.7.
Sam Lanzer finished in 25th at 20:52.3. Rounding out the seven runners for the Blackhawks were Trey Baker (30th) and Jared Stoll (31st).
The Bloomer girls placed seventh in the conference meet with 205 points. Northwestern scored 46 points to make it a clean sweep of the meet with a two point lead over Hayward.
Emilee Schultz had the highest finish for the Blackhawks with a time of 28:43.7 to take 34th place.
Chi-Hi 3, Menomonie 2
At Menomonie, the Cardinals got goals from Lucas Connolly, Loren Beaudette and Tyler Cohoon to defeat the Mustangs in Big Rivers Conference play.
Chi-Hi travels to Rice Lake on Thursday night.
Stanley-Boyd 3, Gilman 0
At Stanley the Orioles defeated Gilman 3-0 in a Cloverbelt Crossover match.
Arianna Mason lead the Orioles (11-6) in kills with 15 while Kate McLoone added nine. Brie Turner and Emily Mahr did their part with seven kills apiece.
Leading the team in assists was Amanda Staib with 31. Liz Campbell starred defensively with 17 digs, with Mason having 13.
Stanley-Boyd will begin postseason play next week.
Neillsville 3, Cadott 1
At Cadott, the Hornets fell in four sets in a Cloverbelt Crossover matchup (23-25, 25-19, 22-25, 17-25).
Taylor Davis and Brooke Kenealy had 20 and 11 assists, respectively, and Megan Holcomb had 11 kills, eight blocks and four aces for Cadott (17-19).
Jenna Sedlacek had 13 digs, Lexi Jorsch added 12 kills while Autumn Bremness had four kills, Lexxie Rowe had five blocks and Kaitlyn Tice chipped in with seven digs and two kills.
Cadott begins postseason play next week.
Chi-Hi 135, Eau Claire North 35
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals won all 11 events en route to a win over Eau Claire North.
The Cardinals were victorious in eight individual events and three relay events and finished one-two in 10 of 11 events overall.
Haley Jones and Sydnea Berg each won two individual titles with Jones swimming to victory in the 50-meter freestyle and 100 breaststroke and Berg winning the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Grace Polhamus (200 freestyle), Aliyah Anderson (200 individual medley), Rebecca Adams (100 butterfly) and Kelsey Lato (500 freestyle) won their individual events while three teams finished first — the 200 medley relay team of Jones, Mackenzie Shakal, Anderson and Emma Eslinger, the 200 freestyle relay of Jones, Adams, Eslinger and Adrianna Bernier and the 400 freestyle relay of Polhamus, Adams, Iris Hakes and Anderson.
Grace Roseen (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Shakal (500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Lato (200 freestyle), Hakes (100 freestyle) and Polhamus (100 backstroke) each took second individually. The 200 medley relay (Berg, Emma Schneider, Bernier, Lato), the 200 freestyle relay (Roseen, Polhamus, Hakes, Kianna Prince) and the 400 freestyle relay (Berg, Roseen, Lato, Prince) each were second.
Chi-Hi swims at in invite in Hudson on Saturday before returning to face the Raiders in a dual three days later in Hudson.
"We had some awesome swims against Eau Claire North," Chi-Hi coach Thomas Hensen said. "Some much-needed time drops to boost confidence as we near our championship meets is exactly what we needed. We'll need to perform in a similar fashion when we swim against Hudson next Tuesday. They're an extremely competitive team and we'll have to be on our best game if we want to have a chance to beat them."