West's Eden Gruber 1 of 10 Top Sports Performers of the Week

West's Eden Gruber 1 of 10 Top Sports Performers of the Week
Posted on 01/10/2018

Wausau Daily Herald
01/09/2018 - Page B01

Top high school sports performers of the week

Tim Johnson Wausau Daily Herald USA TODAY NETWORK – WISCONSIN

WAUSAU – Here is a look at the top 10 performances for area high school boys and girls athletes over the past week.

Koppany Bodor, SPASH: The junior won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly as the Panthers downed Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys swim dual meet on Thursday. Bodor also was part of the Panthers’ first place 200 and 400 free relay teams as SPASH improved to 4-1 in the WVC.

Jadelyn Ganski, Newman Catholic: The sophomore forward scored a team high 19 points as the Cardinals beat Abbotsford in a Marawood Conference girls basketball game Friday. Ganski was one of four Newman Catholic players in double figures.

Eden Gruber, Wausau West: The sophomore forward for the Central Wisconsin Storm girls hockey team had four goals in two games over the weekend. Gruber had a hat trick in a 6-3 win over Appleton United on Friday and then scored a goal in a 4-1 win over the Cap City Cougars on Saturday at Marathon Park. Gruber has 14 goals and 17 points this season for the Storm.

Eli Haas, SPASH: The senior forward scored the game-winning goal with 3 seconds left as the Panthers edged D.C. Everest 5-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Thursday. The goal completed a hat trick for Haas, who also scored in all periods.

Emma Haugen, Marshfield: The Tigers junior finished ninth overall in all around competition during the Wisconsin Rapids Invitational gymnastics meet Saturday. Haugen finished tied for second in the vault with a score of 8.850 and finished a spot behind teammate Melanie Hafenbredl. The Tigers placed third overall in the eight-team invitational with a score of 129.0.

Brooke Hopkins, Tri-County: The senior guard had 22 points as the Penguins downed Montello in a girls basketball game to improve to 10-0 overall. Hopkins has scored at least 13 points in four of Tri-County’s past five games and is averaging 13.7 points per game overall.

Bella Opelt, Neillsville: The freshman had a team-high 18 points as Neillsville downed Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference-East Division girls basketball game on Thursday. Neillsville improved to 5-1 in the conference and moved to within a game of Colby in a competitive Cloverbelt East race.

Ryan Sering, Wisconsin Rapids:

The 126-pounder posted a perfect record Saturday and was one of five champions as the Raiders won the team title in the Green Bay United Scramble wrestling tournament. Sering won by major decision and four pins on his way to the individual championship. Sering lost a match at 126 pounds during the Raiders’ win over SPASH dual meet Thursday.

Quinn Steckbauer, Merrill: The junior scored 28 points as the Bluejays edged SPASH 78-75 Friday in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys basketball game to snap the Panthers’ 53-game winning streak in the conference. Steckbauer had 17 points in the second half as the Bluejays improved to 7-4 overall.

Jacob Sullivan, Assumption: The junior guard scored a season-high 26 points to help the Royals to a win over Chequamegon in a Marawood Conference boys basketball game Friday. Sullivan has scored in double figures in the Royals’ last five games and is averaging 12.1 points per game.