On senior night and parents night, the McDonell/Regis boys soccer team sent its fans home happy.
McDonell/Regis scored early and often on its way to an 8-1 victory over Wisconsin Valley Lutheran on Thursday afternoon at Casper Park.
Mike Hoffman scored two goals and had an assist for McDonell/Regis (12-7-1, 8-3 Mid-State Conference). Also scoring was Adam Erickson, Logan Marlaire, Sam Vandehaar, Jonathon Normand and Matt Steiger.
Keegan Swoboda filled in at goalie for Steiger and had five saves to get the victory.
“The game was a nice way to end the home season with one game left before playoffs,” McDonell/Regis coach Tim Jenneman said.
McDonell/Regis earned a No. 1 seed in their Division 4 subsectional, according to brackets released by the WIAA on Thursday. It starts the playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 15 by hosting No. 8 Spooner at 4:30 p.m.
McDonell/Regis ends the regular season next Thursday at Stevens Point Pacelli.
Hudson 3, Chi-Hi 1
At Hudson, the Cardinals fell in a Big Rivers Conference clash with the Raiders.
Hudson jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Jared Ewings was able to bring the Cardinals (13-3-2, 5-3-2 BRC) back to within one goal with his goal at 35 minutes. The Raiders added a goal in the second half to help grab the win.
“Overall I thought it was a pretty even game,” Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said. “They took advantage of a couple mistakes we made and made us pay for it.”
Dan Oliver made eight saves in goal for the Cardinals.
Chi-Hi received a No. 2 seed in their Division 1 sub-sectional and will host No. 7 Stevens Point on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m
Chi-Hi heads to Green Bay Preble on Friday.
Bloomer’s Heinze, Bruxvoort swept top spots at Ladysmith
At Ladysmith, the Bloomer duo of Clint Heinze and Cora Bruxvoort each took home first place finishes at the Ladysmith invitational.
Heinze won the boys race with a time of 17 minutes, 17.1 seconds. He was well ahead of second-place finisher Jake Luedke of Hayward, who timed in at 18:03.3. Jacob Anderson and Jake Malinowski also grabbed top ten finishes for the Blackhawks, coming home sixth and seventh, respectively. Cadott’s Luke Bell finished in 24th to lead the Hornets.
As a team, the Bloomer boys finished in fourth place with a score of 79 points and Cadott took seventh with 201. Colfax won the boys title with 56 points.
Bruxvoort continued her winning ways by finishing in first place in 20:07.1, 20 seconds ahead of Colfax’s Dempsey Fogarty in second place. Sarah Heinze took 10th place, Alecia Warring finished 13th and Elisabeth Anderson was 16th for Bloomer.
Kayla Vavra led Lake Holcombe/Cornell with an 11th-place finish. Teammate Lexi Moussette finished 22nd. Samantha Rineck was 26th and was the highest finisher for Cadott.
Bloomer tied with Cameron for third place in girls team standings with 77 points. Cadott was fifth with 136. Eau Claire Regis took the girls team title with a score of 52 points.
Bloomer heads to Amery on Tuesday for an invite. Cadott and Lake Holcombe/Cornell head to Owen-Withee on Tuesday.
Eau Claire North 85, Chi-Hi 77
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals swimmers fell in a tight dual with the Huskies.
Chi-Hi got a pair of individual first-place finishes from Erika Shakal in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and a first place from the 400-yard freestyle team of Amber Meinen, Ella Borgenheimer, Ashton Ott and Nadine Porzondek.
The 200-yard medley relay team of Porzondek, Lily Borgenheimer, Meinen and Shakal took second, as did Ella Borgenheimer (100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle), Porzondek (100-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle), Lily Borgenheimer (100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard individual medley) and Meinen (100-yard butterfly) individually.
Chi-Hi swims at the Simley (Minn.) invitational on Saturday.