Cross country teams always want to look their best when they host an invitational. The Chi-Hi boys and girls teams put on a show on Tuesday.
Parker Lehmann took second overall, followed by Erik Sworski in third and Braeden Michael in fourth to lead the Cardinal boys to the team title at the Chi-Hi Invitational at Lake Wissota Golf Course.
Lehmann finished in 17 minutes, 22.7 seconds. Sworski wasn’t far behind at 18:05.7 and Michael finished in 18:11.3. Jacob Runge took 14th (18:57.6) and Cody Hawkins took 20th (19:24.2) for Chi-Hi.
Not to be outdone, the Cardinal girls won the team title as well, led by senior Elli Daniels’ third-place finish in 21:20.1.
Kathryn Webb took fifth (21:37.7), followed by freshmen Maisie Wingert (sixth, 21:44.8) and Katie Faris (seventh, 21:49.9). Juniors Meghan Cihasky (10th, 21:55.8) and Tyana Losielle (12th, 22:14) rounded out scoring for Chi-Hi.
Gilman’s Kendall Skabroud took 33rd (26:26.8) in the girls race while Bryce Sromek took 27th (19:42.3), Ryan Tkachuk took 40th (21:46.5) and Tony Guentner took 44th (22:37.5) to lead the boys. Gilman did not have enough runners to compete as a team in either event.
Eau Claire Memorial’s Patrick Treacy won the boys individual title in 16:38. Eau Claire North’s Hanna Guckenberg took the girls crown in 20:11.4.
Gygi takes sixth at Flambeau Invite
At Tony, Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Danielle Gygi took sixth place, finishing in 23 minutes, 16.7 seconds to lead the Knights to second place as a team at the Flambeau Cross Country Invitational.
Emily Vavra took 14th (24:49.7), Ashlynn Moore finished 15th (24:53.6), Kayla Vavra took 19th (25:50.8) and Kierra Walters took 21st (26:22.4) to score for Lake Holcombe/Cornell. Isabelle Dixon took 24th (26:49.1) and Gabby Harp took 30th (29:03.6).
Sam Peterson led the Knights in the boys race, finishing 16th in 20:51.8. Paul Nedland took 18th (21:12.5) and Nate Parkhurst finished 34th (24:42.9). Lake Holcombe/Cornell took third place as a team.
New Auburn’s Colton Lunemann finished in 21:32.3 to take 21st in the boys race while Zach Vaughn took 26th (23:13.2).
Chequamegon won both the boys and girls team titles.
Eau Claire Regis 4, Chi-Hi 3
At Chi-Hi, Ashley Altmann (No. 2, 6-3, 6-2), Katie Govin (No. 3, 6-1, 6-3) and Sarah Altmann (No. 4, 6-4, 6-3) each won their singles matches but the Ramblers swept the doubles flights and won at No. 1 singles to take the nonconference match.
Hannah Andress fell in the top singles flight to Josie Seelen, 1-6, 6-4, 2-6. The No. 3 doubles team of Cassie Riedel and Kailey Schemenauer also lost in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6.
The match wraps up the regular season for Chi-Hi (8-10), which will begin playoffs at the Eau Claire Memorial Subsectional on Monday.
Barron 6, Bloomer 1
At Barron, Nicole Johnson defeated Yolanda Cardler 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 at No. 1 singles for Bloomer’s lone win of the match on Tuesday.
The No. 2 doubles pair of Rochelle Jones and Hannah Bischel fell in a tight match, 6-4, 6-7, 10-12.
The Blackhawks begin playoffs at the Osceola Subsectional on Monday.
Chi-Hi 3, Wisconsin Rapids 0
At Wisconsin Rapids, Deanie Schaller led the Cardinals with 10 kills, eight digs and went 17 of 18 serving with three aces as Chi-Hi picked up a nonconference win over the Red Raiders (25-16, 25-15, 25-22).
Abby Smits had 27 assists, Erika Schmidt had seven kills and Keah Koteras had six kills for the Cardinals (13-7). Cheyenne Pitzer had five aces and six digs and Brianna Buhrow finished with six digs.
Chi-Hi comes back to Big Rivers Conference action when it hosts Eau Claire North on Thursday.
McDonell 3, Cadott 0
At Cadott, Bekah Heitdke had 26 assists, eight digs and five aces as the Macks swept the Hornets (25-11, 25-10, 25-11) in a Western Cloverbelt Conference match.
Sydney Schemenauer had five blocks and six kills while Dani Baier added 26 digs and two aces. Megan Baier had eight kills, April Peters had seven digs and two aces and Andrea Hiess added six kills for the Macks.
“We did very well with the things we could control,” McDonell coach Steve Roesler said.
McDonell (19-9, 3-1 WCC) hosts Fall Creek on Thursday while Cadott (9-11, 1-3 WCC) will participate in a tournament in Stratford on Saturday.
New Auburn 3, Lac Courte Orielles 0
At New Auburn, Nicole Winiarczyk led the Trojans with 11 kills and four aces as they swept the Eagles (25-17, 25-19, 25-12) in a nonconference match.
Maddy Haller and Kansas North each had five aces for New Auburn (3-10).
The Trojans return to East Lakeland Conference play at Cornell on Thursday.
Lake Holcombe 3, Bruce 2
At Lake Holcombe, it took five sets for the Chieftains to dispatch the Red Raiders (25-21, 23-25, 13-25, 25-17, 15-2).
Courtney Lundmark had 17 kills and four aces, Kareese Jiskra had 12 kills and Katelyn Omtvedt had 11 kills to lead Lake Holcombe. Hannah Lee led the team with 35 assists while Taylor Hartzell led with 21 digs. Chase Fronk and Bailey Viegut each had 19 digs on the night.
Lake Holcombe (15-0, 8-0 East Lakeland Conference) is off until hosting Cornell next Tuesday.
Cornell 3, Birchwood 0
At Cornell, Makenzie Ewings went 17-for-19 serving with five aces and eight digs on the night to lead the Chiefs past the Bobcats (25-17, 26-24, 25-19).
Grace Thompson went a perfect 16-for-16 serving with four aces while McKenzie Hall added five kills for Cornell (5-9, 3-4 East Lakeland Conference).
Chi-Hi 5, River Falls 2
At Chi-Hi, Jared Ewings scored five goals as the Cardinals took down the Wildcats in a Big Rivers Conference matchup.
Ewings found the net three times in the second half. Tyler Anderson had a pair of assists while Jordan Faschingbauer and Jake Vogler each added assists in the win.
Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman was pleased not just with Ewings’ performance, but how the players around him were able to get him the ball.
“We did a great job of getting him (Ewings) the ball in space, working as a team to get him going,” Goeman said.
Goeman also complimented his defense, including goalkeeper Max McCanna who made 13 saves.
Chi-Hi (6-9-2, 4-5 BRC) plays at Eau Claire North on Thursday.