SPOONER — The Bloomer baseball team was patient, yet wasted no time after Spooner tied the game at 4 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Caleb Mikl walked with the bases loaded and Jacob Malinowski was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning to help lift the Blackhawks to a 7-4 Heart O’North Conference win on Thursday.
Teagan Olson finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base for Bloomer.
Jacob Kostner started on the mound and threw well, allowing one earned run and striking out four in three innings. Kirk Reischel threw five relief innings and earned the win, striking out three and allowing no earned runs.
Bloomer hosts McDonell on Monday.
Cadott 6, Granton 3
At Cadott, Austin Goettl brought his best stuff to the mound and his team gave him an early cushion to work with en route to a nonconference win.
Goettl fired a complete game, walking two and striking out 12 to earn the win.
Brett McChesney and Quinn Sikora each had a pair of hits for Cadott and McChesney and Goettl each added a pair of RBIs.
Bruce 16, Lake Holcombe/Cornell 2 (6 inn.)
At Holcombe, the Red Raiders scored in every inning to cruise to an East Lakeland Conference victory.
Carter Chafer struck out nine and walked one in four innings to earn the win while Jeremiah Reedy took the loss for the Knights (2-4, 2-2 ELC).
Reedy went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Lake Holcombe/Cornell at the plate. Jarrod Weisser was 4-for-4 to lead Bruce.
The Knights host Cadott at Cornell on Monday.
Osseo-Fairchild 13, Thorp 2
At Thorp, the Thunder brought their bats and took advantage of four Cardinal errors to earn a Western Cloverbelt Conference win.
Kameron Kryzanski went 2-for-3 to lead Thorp (1-11, 1-6 WCC) at the plate. Reece Drost took the loss on the mound.
Sam Featherston had a pair of hits and three RBIs to lead Osseo-Fairchild.
Thorp hosts Royall for a nonconference doubleheader on Saturday.
Bloomer 6, Spooner 3
At Eagleton, the Blackhawks picked up a Heart O’North conference win behind ace pitcher Aliya Seibel.
Seibel struck out eight in a complete game for Bloomer. Chandler Zwiefelhofer homered and Kathryn Freagon and Jocelyn Zwiefelhofer each scored a pair of runs.
Bloomer travels to face Cumberland on Tuesday.
Thorp 14, Osseo-Fairchild 13
At Thorp, Julie Benzschawel finished with four hits including two triples to help the Cardinals win a Western Cloverbelt Conference slugfest.
Lizzy Schimke struck out six in 3.1 innings of work to earn the win. Kayla Greschner and Paola Cortese each went 3-for-4 to help lift Thorp at the plate.
Wynonah Filla was 2-for-3 with a home run to lead Osseo-Fairchild.
Thorp will play at the Poynette invite on Saturday.
McDonell score well at Cadott
At Cadott, the Macks rolled to an 11-stroke victory in the team standings with Thomas Longbella finishing second overall at Whispering Pines Golf Course.
Longbella shot a 34, three strokes behind Eau Claire Regis’ Grant Sandberg for medalist honors. McDonell scored 156 as a team and the Ramblers took second at 167.
Tanner Dusick shot a 39, Josh McIlquham carded a 41, Jarret Jordan was right behind McIlquham with a 42 and Cody Gores shot a 56 to round out McDonell’s scoring.
Cadott took third as a team with a 170. Matt Irish and Henry Wojtczak each led the team with a score of 40. Payton Freagon shot a 42, Kaeden Thom came in at 48 and Kaylee Rudnick carded a 49 for the Hornets.
Stanley-Boyd finished fifth with a 188, led by Ashton Thompson’s 41. Steven Spaeth (46), Caleb Rusy (50), Gabriel Denzine (51) and Henry Koenig (56) also scored for the Orioles.
Thorp took 11th with a score of 245. Derek Kodl and Dylan Staniec led the team with 59s.
Menomonie 7, Chi-Hi 0
At Chi-Hi, Aidan O’Connor stretched his match to three sets before falling at No. 2 singles as the Mustangs swept the Cardinals in a Big Rivers Conference match.
All other flights fell in straight sets for Chi-Hi (3-9, 0-3 BRC), though coach Candy Jenke said she was proud of the way her team came back after a tough last outing.
“Tonight we lost to a better team,” Jenke said. “Even though we were unable to win a match I felt that my entire team played much better than they did in our last match.”
Chi-Hi will compete at the Eau Claire North invite on Saturday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Chi-Hi girls first, boys second at Rice Lake
At Rice Lake, the Chi-Hi girls scored 196 points as a team to take first place while the boys took second with a score of 140.
Elli Daniels (2:18.46) and Arica Swift (2:26.26) took first and second, respectively, in the 800 to lead the Cardinals. Daniels’ broke a 26-year school record (Kelly Walrath, 2:20.64 in 1989) on her way to victory.
Maisie Wingert won the 1,600 (5:43.86), Tyana Loiselle took first place in the 400 (1:01.3), Stephanie Sawicki won the 200 (26.503) and the high jump (5-2), the 400 relay of Kendra Monpas, Kelsey Arneson, Bailey Harder and Maddy Martin took first (53.41) and the Cardinals grabbed three of the top four spots in the 3,200 in Katie Faris (first, 12:18.0), Meghan Cihasky (third, 13:11.4) and Tjornen Landwehr (fourth, 13:22.24). Loiselle, Sawicki, Kathryn Webb and Daniels teamed to win the 1,600 relay in 4:06.44. Carley Meinen (32-9¾) and Victoria Czech (32.6-¾) took first and second in the triple jump and Harder added a win in the long jump (15-6).
Alex Kulzer took first in the 110 hurdles (16.67) and Braeden Michael won the 3,200 in 10:21.85 to lead the boys. The 1,600 relay team of Kole Mewhorter, Kyle Webb, Kulzer and Aaron Knez won their event in 3:31.42. Knez added a win in the high jump (6-0) while Cody Hawkins and Jacob Runge took first and second in the pole vault.
Ally Lehmann took first in the wheelchair 400 (4:30.03).
The Stanley-Boyd boys and girls both finished in fifth place. Peyton McCauley won the 300 hurdles (48.19), Kirsten Carrigan won the pole vault (8-6) and Heather Milas won the discus (119-1) to lead the Oriole girls. Austin Sheffer took sixth in the 3,200 (11:30.59) for the boys.
Knights dominate at home meet
At Cornell, the Lake Holcombe/Cornell boys and girls teams cruised to first place.
Colton Hetke won four events (high jump, 110 and 300 hurdles and 400 dash) to lead the boys. Jordan Geist won the 100 (13.14) and the 200 (28.87), Kayla Vavra won the 800 (2:50.26), Ashlynn Moore won the 3,200 (15:04), Kierra Walters won the long jump (13-9¾), Courtney Lundmark won the discus (76-4½) and Thia Moreen won the 400 (1:05) for the Knights.
Geist and Lundmark, along with Gretchen Schroeder’s second place (8-6) in the pole vault, set team records.
Katie Galetka took second in the discus (78-10½) to lead the New Auburn girls to fifth place as a team. Dylan North took second in the high jump (5-2), Garrett Haller took third in the 100 (12.09), Jacob Taylor finished third in the long jump (15-11¾) and Tyler Baker took third in the triple jump (33-0¾) and 800 (2:28.04) as the Trojan boys finished fifth as a team.
The Gilman girls took third place, led by Katelynn Monson’s first-place finish in the triple jump (29-4½) and Camryn Skabroud’s win in the 1,600 (6:36.18).
Ethan Aldinger won the 200 in 24.13 to lead the Gilman boys to fourth place.
Regis/McDonell 2, Baldwin-Woodville 1
At Casper Park, Regis/McDonell got back to the .500 mark with a win over the Warriors.
Esme Reinders and Shelby Laffey scored for Regis/McDonell (5-5-1) with Laffey and Payton Swoboda each grabbing an assist. Jordan Bayola made four saves in goal.