Jared Ewings made sure the Chi-Hi boys soccer team’s 2013 postseason started with a bang.
Ewings scored three goals and added an assist as No. 2 seed Chi-Hi defeated No. 7 seed Stevens Point 5-1 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game Tuesday night at Dorais Field.
“It was a pretty dominating performance,” Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said. “The kids really played well. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook an opponent, but I don’t feel like we did that tonight. We came out focused and played pretty well tonight.”
The Cardinals advance to face No. 3 seed Hudson in a regional final game on Thursday at Dorais Field at 7 p.m. Hudson defeated Wausau West 2-1 on Tuesday.
Apart from Ewings, Joe Beaudette and Jon Carli also scored for Chi-Hi (17-4-2) as the Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead. Nevada Sweitzer, Tyler Anderson and Devin Bathke added assists.
Chi-Hi outshot SPASH 20-5.
McDonell/Regis 4, Spooner 2
At Casper Park, top-seeded McDonell/Regis advanced with a victory over the eighth-seeded Rails in their WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal matchup.
McDonell/Regis (13-8-1) advances to play No. 4 seed Barron on Thursday in a regional final game at Casper Park at 4:30 p.m. Barron defeated Washburn/Bayfield 4-0 on Tuesday.
Sam Vandehaar scored twice and had one assist to lead the way for McDonell/Regis. Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist and Ben Wislinsky scored as well.
“Overall I’m happy for the win because of weather conditions and a lot of missed goal shots,” McDonell/Regis coach Tim Jenneman said.
Matt Steiger made 10 saves in goal.
Bloomer’s Bruxvoort wins at HON meet
At Barron, Bloomer’s Cora Bruxvoort continued her winning ways by taking first at the Heart O’North Conference meet.
Bruxvoort won with a time of 15 minutes, 25.7 seconds, a time about 42 seconds ahead of second place Emma Nelson of Northwestern. Alecia Warning was third, Sarah Heinze took sixth and Elisabeth Anderson finished in 10th for the Bloomer girls, who took second place as a team with a score of 46 points. Northwestern took the girls team title with 26 points.
Clint Heinze led the Bloomer boys, finishing in second place in 17:06.1. Spooner’s Daniel Pederson won the boys race in 16:35.4. Jacob Anderson was 11th and Jake Malinowski took 12th as the Blackhawks boys finished in fourth place as a team with 94 points. Northwestern grabbed the boys team title as well with 35 points.
Bloomer is off until WIAA Division 2 sectionals on Friday, Oct. 25 at Amery.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls take second at Lakeland Conference meet
At Frederic, the Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls cross country team took second place at the Lakeland Conference meet.
Knights runners Lexi Moussette (10th), Thia Moreen (11th) and Kayla Vavra (12th) each finished near the front as Lake Holcombe/Cornell finished with 73 team points. Cameron won the girls team title with 42 points and St. Croix Falls’ Sophie Klein won the individual title with a time of 17:39.0.
On the boys side Grantsburg’s Jacob Ohnstad won the boys race in 17:36.8. New Auburn and Lake Holcombe/Cornell each ran as incomplete teams and were led by Yo Ping Wang (51st) and Nathan Parkhurst (70th), respectively.
Both teams are off until WIAA Division 3 sectionals on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Boyceville.
Chi-Hi 88, Menomonie 82
At Menomonie, the Cardinals grabbed a Big Rivers Conference dual victory over the Mustangs.
Chi-Hi scored six victories as a team, two coming in relays from the 200-yard medley team of Nadine Porzondek, Lily Borgenheimer, Amber Meinen and Marissa Spaeth as well as the 400-yard freestyle team of Meinen, Ella Borgenheimer, Porzondek and Erica Shakal.
Shakal (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly) and Lily Borgenheimer (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke) also grabbed individual victories.
Chi-Hi hosts its final home dual of the season next Tuesday against Rice Lake.