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home : sports : sports October 20, 2014


WITC

6/25/2014 1:29:00 PM
Warriors receive all-BR honors
Senior Megan Walsh All-BR defender
Senior Megan Walsh All-BR defender
Senior Lizzy Sutton All-BR catcher
Senior Lizzy Sutton All-BR catcher

A softball catcher, a soccer defender and a track and field long jumper have earned all-conference first team honors for the Rice Lake Warriors after the spring sports season.
Catcher Lizzy Sutton and defender Megan Walsh were first team picks by coaches in Big Rivers all-conference balloting, while long jumper Haley Strouf earned first team with her first place in the conference meet.
The Warriors also had numerous performers on all-conference second team and honorable mention lists.
The best team performance in the six spring sports for the Warriors came in soccer. The girls' soccer squad went 10-9-1 with a Division 3 regional title. The Warriors barely missed a trip to the sectional championship game with a shoot-out loss to Ashland in the sectional semifinal.
Defense was a big key in the Warriors' soccer success, and Walsh's all-conference selection reflects that defensive effort. In addition, junior goalkeeper Hannah Arrigoni earned second team honors, along with senior forward Hannah Schweitzer.
Walsh, a senior, teamed with her twin sister Allison and Bailey Kleven to give the Warriors three experienced seniors on defense, with sophomore Cecily Lindner joining the defensive unit.
The Warriors allowed only 19 goals in 23 games and posted 13 shutouts. Both were school records in soccer's 17th year in Rice Lake.
"Megan was a defender who was there all four years. She was the leader of four good defenders. She was in charge back there," said Warriors coach Mike Shomion, describing Walsh as quick, competitive and tough.
While Megan Walsh was an all-conference selection, the team award for Best Defensive Player was shared by Allison Walsh and Kleven.
Arrigoni got the team's Most Valuable Player award after posting a 0.85 goals-against average. She had a 92% in saves and allowed only 15 goals in 17 games.
The Warriors also got strong goaltending from senior Rachel Heinecke, a midfielder who filled in when Arrigoni was injured. Heinecke had a 0.63 goals-against average and 95% in saves.
Schweitzer, in her senior season, was Rice Lake's leading goal scorer with 11 goals and second in points with 13.
Junior Emma Nielsen led the Warriors in points with 14 on eight goals and six assists. Jennifer Terrell, another junior, had nine points on three goals and six assists.
The Warriors went 1-7-4 in Big Rivers games for fifth place.
Catcher Sutton hits .500
Senior catcher Lizzy Sutton hit .500 in 12 conference games to help earn a Big Rivers first team selection.
But it was her defense just as much that made her the best catcher in the conference.
"Liz was great on defense. Nobody could steal on her," said Warriors coach Gary Haus, who said the senior combined smart play with a strong work ethic to become one of the best catchers in Rice Lake's strong softball history.
In all games, Sutton led the team in home runs with four and RBIs with 33 while hitting .367. She also had nine doubles. Sutton drove in 19 runs in the 12 Big Rivers games.
Sutton also earned honors from the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Assn. when she was selected as one of 12 players for Team Wisconsin.
Sutton and infielder/pitcher Diana Rieckenberg were the only seniors on this season's softball squad, which went 2-10 in the Big Rivers and 6-20 overall.
The young squad included all-conference second team shortstop Jessie Dostal and all-conference honorable mention selections Kim Doll and Claire Dostal, both sophomore outfielders.
In conference games, Jessie Dostal batted .395 with two triples while leading the team in runs scored with 14 and stolen bases with eight. She hit .448 in all games and stole 16 bases.
Doll hit .378 with four doubles, and Claire Dostal hit .364, both in conference play. In all games, sophomore outfielder Megan Fell posted a .415 batting average.
Rice Lake's season ended with an 8-4 loss at Northwestern in the Division 2 regional title game. It was the Warriors' first loss ever in Division 2 regional play since dropping from Division 1 to 2 in 2004.
The loss at Northwestern snapped a string of 10 straight regional titles for Rice Lake.

Strouf jumps to state
With her first place performance in the Big Rivers track and field meet, senior Haley Strouf earned all-conference first team honors.
Strouf won the Big Rivers girls' long jump title with a leap of 17 feet and 1.25 inches. She followed that with a second place in the Division 1 regional at 16-5 and a sectional championship at 17-3.5.
At state, Strouf placed seventh in the Division 1 long jump with a leap of 17-1.5. Strouf, who will attend MIT University in Cambridge, Mass., ends her high school career at the school record holder with a long jump of 17-9 in her junior season.
Also in girls' track and field, based on the conference meet, senior Josie Buckley earned second team honors in shot put, and the 3,200-meter relay team of seniors Maddie Carlsen, Jenna Tomesh and Samantha Stone and freshman Amanda Stone was honorable mention.
In boys' track and field, all-conference second team performers were juniors Ben Widdes in the 200-meter dash and Henry Ellenson in the discus.
Honorable mention went to two relay teams: the 400-meter squad of Widdes, seniors Max Osterbauer and Aaron Pelle and sophomore Isaiah Secrest, and the 800-meter team of Widdes, Osterbauer, Secrest and sophomore Jon VonFeldt.
Senior Shawn Magee also earned honorable mention in the 400-meter dash.
Besides Strouf, who also earned state in the 100-meter hurdles, the Warriors sent freshman Ella Ellenson to state in girls' long jump, Widdes in the boys' 200-meter dash, and the boys' relay teams at 400 meters (Osterbauer, Secrest, Magee and Widdes) and 800 meters (Osterbauer, Secrest, sophomore Alain Pierre and Widdes).
Three school records were set during the 2014 season: 9:57.94 in the girls' 3,200-meter relay by seniors Carlsen, Joy Miller, Jenna Tomesh and Samantha Stone at sectional; 43.59 in the boys' 400-meter relay by Osterbauer, Secrest, Pierre and Widdes at sectional; and 1:30.84 in the 800-meter relay by Osterbauer, Secrest, Magee and Widdes at state.

Swanson leads baseball
Senior shortstop Turner Swanson led the Rice Lake Warriors' baseball team and earned all-conference second team honors for his play in Big Rivers games.
Swanson, one of only two seniors on the baseball team, led the Warriors with a .391 average, including .324 in conference games.
In all 16 games, Swanson had two home runs, two triples and two doubles to go with nine RBIs and nine stolen bases.
All-conference honorable mention for the Warriors went to junior outfielder Mitch Kleusch and sophomore outfielder Hunter Ashlin. Lead-off hitter Kleusch hit .279, while center fielder Ashlin hit .304 with two home runs, one triple, four doubles and 12 RBIs.
In pitching statistics, junior Alex Kempf led the Warriors by appearing in eight games for 43 innings and posting a 3.16 earned-run average.
Rice Lake went 3-13 in a season delayed by a late spring. The Warriors were 1-10 in Big Rivers play. Rice Lake's season ended with a 6-5 loss to Marshfield in a Division 1 regional opener.

Golfer on second team
Rice Lake Warrior junior Sam Burdick earned second team honors in Big Rivers golfing.
Burdick was also Rice Lake's only Division 1 sectional qualifier. He placed 23rd in the sectional.
The Warriors' golf squad included two seniors-Aaron Neuser and Dan Schieffer.
A softball catcher, a soccer defender and a track and field long jumper have earned all-conference first team honors for the Rice Lake Warriors after the spring sports season.
Catcher Lizzy Sutton and defender Megan Walsh were first team picks by coaches in Big Rivers all-conference balloting, while long jumper Haley Strouf earned first team with her first place in the conference meet.
The Warriors also had numerous performers on all-conference second team and honorable mention lists.
The best team performance in the six spring sports for the Warriors came in soccer. The girls' soccer squad went 10-9-1 with a Division 3 regional title. The Warriors barely missed a trip to the sectional championship game with a shoot-out loss to Ashland in the sectional semifinal.
Defense was a big key in the Warriors' soccer success, and Walsh's all-conference selection reflects that defensive effort. In addition, junior goalkeeper Hannah Arrigoni earned second team honors, along with senior forward Hannah Schweitzer.
Walsh, a senior, teamed with her twin sister Allison and Bailey Kleven to give the Warriors three experienced seniors on defense, with sophomore Cecily Lindner joining the defensive unit.
The Warriors allowed only 19 goals in 23 games and posted 13 shutouts. Both were school records in soccer's 17th year in Rice Lake.
"Megan was a defender who was there all four years. She was the leader of four good defenders. She was in charge back there," said Warriors coach Mike Shomion, describing Walsh as quick, competitive and tough.
While Megan Walsh was an all-conference selection, the team award for Best Defensive Player was shared by Allison Walsh and Kleven.
Arrigoni got the team's Most Valuable Player award after posting a 0.85 goals-against average. She had a 92% in saves and allowed only 15 goals in 17 games.
The Warriors also got strong goaltending from senior Rachel Heinecke, a midfielder who filled in when Arrigoni was injured. Heinecke had a 0.63 goals-against average and 95% in saves.
Schweitzer, in her senior season, was Rice Lake's leading goal scorer with 11 goals and second in points with 13.
Junior Emma Nielsen led the Warriors in points with 14 on eight goals and six assists. Jennifer Terrell, another junior, had nine points on three goals and six assists.
The Warriors went 1-7-4 in Big Rivers games for fifth place.
Catcher Sutton hits .500
Senior catcher Lizzy Sutton hit .500 in 12 conference games to help earn a Big Rivers first team selection.
But it was her defense just as much that made her the best catcher in the conference.
"Liz was great on defense. Nobody could steal on her," said Warriors coach Gary Haus, who said the senior combined smart play with a strong work ethic to become one of the best catchers in Rice Lake's strong softball history.
In all games, Sutton led the team in home runs with four and RBIs with 33 while hitting .367. She also had nine doubles. Sutton drove in 19 runs in the 12 Big Rivers games.
Sutton also earned honors from the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Assn. when she was selected as one of 12 players for Team Wisconsin.
Sutton and infielder/pitcher Diana Rieckenberg were the only seniors on this season's softball squad, which went 2-10 in the Big Rivers and 6-20 overall.
The young squad included all-conference second team shortstop Jessie Dostal and all-conference honorable mention selections Kim Doll and Claire Dostal, both sophomore outfielders.
In conference games, Jessie Dostal batted .395 with two triples while leading the team in runs scored with 14 and stolen bases with eight. She hit .448 in all games and stole 16 bases.
Doll hit .378 with four doubles, and Claire Dostal hit .364, both in conference play. In all games, sophomore outfielder Megan Fell posted a .415 batting average.
Rice Lake's season ended with an 8-4 loss at Northwestern in the Division 2 regional title game. It was the Warriors' first loss ever in Division 2 regional play since dropping from Division 1 to 2 in 2004.
The loss at Northwestern snapped a string of 10 straight regional titles for Rice Lake.

Strouf jumps to state
With her first place performance in the Big Rivers track and field meet, senior Haley Strouf earned all-conference first team honors.
Strouf won the Big Rivers girls' long jump title with a leap of 17 feet and 1.25 inches. She followed that with a second place in the Division 1 regional at 16-5 and a sectional championship at 17-3.5.
At state, Strouf placed seventh in the Division 1 long jump with a leap of 17-1.5. Strouf, who will attend MIT University in Cambridge, Mass., ends her high school career at the school record holder with a long jump of 17-9 in her junior season.
Also in girls' track and field, based on the conference meet, senior Josie Buckley earned second team honors in shot put, and the 3,200-meter relay team of seniors Maddie Carlsen, Jenna Tomesh and Samantha Stone and freshman Amanda Stone was honorable mention.
In boys' track and field, all-conference second team performers were juniors Ben Widdes in the 200-meter dash and Henry Ellenson in the discus.
Honorable mention went to two relay teams: the 400-meter squad of Widdes, seniors Max Osterbauer and Aaron Pelle and sophomore Isaiah Secrest, and the 800-meter team of Widdes, Osterbauer, Secrest and sophomore Jon VonFeldt.
Senior Shawn Magee also earned honorable mention in the 400-meter dash.
Besides Strouf, who also earned state in the 100-meter hurdles, the Warriors sent freshman Ella Ellenson to state in girls' long jump, Widdes in the boys' 200-meter dash, and the boys' relay teams at 400 meters (Osterbauer, Secrest, Magee and Widdes) and 800 meters (Osterbauer, Secrest, sophomore Alain Pierre and Widdes).
Three school records were set during the 2014 season: 9:57.94 in the girls' 3,200-meter relay by seniors Carlsen, Joy Miller, Jenna Tomesh and Samantha Stone at sectional; 43.59 in the boys' 400-meter relay by Osterbauer, Secrest, Pierre and Widdes at sectional; and 1:30.84 in the 800-meter relay by Osterbauer, Secrest, Magee and Widdes at state.

Swanson leads baseball
Senior shortstop Turner Swanson led the Rice Lake Warriors' baseball team and earned all-conference second team honors for his play in Big Rivers games.
Swanson, one of only two seniors on the baseball team, led the Warriors with a .391 average, including .324 in conference games.
In all 16 games, Swanson had two home runs, two triples and two doubles to go with nine RBIs and nine stolen bases.
All-conference honorable mention for the Warriors went to junior outfielder Mitch Kleusch and sophomore outfielder Hunter Ashlin. Lead-off hitter Kleusch hit .279, while center fielder Ashlin hit .304 with two home runs, one triple, four doubles and 12 RBIs.
In pitching statistics, junior Alex Kempf led the Warriors by appearing in eight games for 43 innings and posting a 3.16 earned-run average.
Rice Lake went 3-13 in a season delayed by a late spring. The Warriors were 1-10 in Big Rivers play. Rice Lake's season ended with a 6-5 loss to Marshfield in a Division 1 regional opener.

Golfer on second team
Rice Lake Warrior junior Sam Burdick earned second team honors in Big Rivers golfing.
Burdick was also Rice Lake's only Division 1 sectional qualifier. He placed 23rd in the sectional.
The Warriors' golf squad included two seniors-Aaron Neuser and Dan Schieffer.

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