Top 10 Prep Sports Performances (West High)

Top 10 Prep Sports Performances (West High)
Posted on 05/22/2018

Tuesday, ​May​ 22, 2018

Top 10 prep sports performances

​(West High)​

Tim Johnson
Wausau Daily Herald
USA TODAY NETWORK – WISCONSIN

WAUSAU – Here is a look at the top 10 performances for high school athletes in the central Wisconsin area over the past week.

Luke Bailey, Wausau West: The Warriors junior won the Wisconsin Valley Conference No. 1 singles title for the second consecutive season Thursday at Wausau East. Bailey won all three of his matches in straight sets and dropped just two games on the day. Bailey, who defeated Marshfield’s Evan Fait in the championship match, improved his record to 17-0 overall, and has not dropped a set this spring heading into the WIAA postseason.

Russell Dettmering, Merrill: The Bluejays sophomore won the Wisconsin Valley Conference boys golf individual championship for a second straight year. Dettmering wrapped up the championship with a round of 74 on Friday afternoon at Greenwood Hills in Wausau. He had the low score in five of the seven legs of the WVC tournament and finished 10 points ahead of Wausau West’s Josh Yang in the race for the individual title.

Marissa Ellenbecker, Edgar: The Wildcats distance runner won three events during the Marawood Conference South Division outdoor track meet Monday at Marathon. Ellenbecker won the girls 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters to help Edgar to the team championship. Ellenbecker set an overall Marawood mark in the 800 in 2 minutes, 20.33 seconds and set a Marathon South record in the 3,200 in 12:02.66.! Edgar finished the meet with 156 points, eight more than Marathon.

Brady Franz, SPASH: The junior made his mark at the plate and on the mound over the past week for the Panthers. Franz went 2-for-5 with a three run inside-the-park home run in win over D.C. Everest on Thursday in a Wisconsin Valley Conference baseball game. He then got the save in both games in a nonconference doubleheader sweep over De Pere on Saturday.

Rowen Kilawee, Amherst: The senior for the Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia girls soccer team had five goals Saturday during the Coulee Christian Kickoff tournament in West Salem. Kilawee scored twice in a 2-1 win over Arcadia and had three goals in a 4-1 win over Prairie du Chien. Amherst/Iola Scandinavia also beat Altoona 2-1 to

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finish with a 3-0 record. Kilawee came into the weekend with 23 goals.

Zach Mueller, D.C. Everest: The Evergreens senior set a pair of records in the Wisconsin Valley Conference outdoor meet last Tuesday at Wausau West. Mueller won the boys discus with an attempt of 187 feet, 11 inches and also the shot put with a throw of 61-1.25 with the discus being the longest throw by a prep thrower in the state this season. Mueller helped the Evergreens finish second overall in the conference meet.

Erica Pronschinske, Tri-County: The Cardinals sophomore had a highlight performance in a win over Gresham in a matchup between Central Wisconsin Conference softball teams Friday. Pronschinske finished with 20 strikeouts in a complete game effort as the Penguins edged Gresham 7-5. Pronschinske also doubled twice and had two RBI. Tri-County is seeded second in Sectional 2 in Division 5 for the WIAA postseason and hosts either No. 7 Port Edwards or 10th-seeded Marion in a regional semifinal Wednesday.

Shane Sonnentag, Marathon: The Raiders top golfer had a round of 78 on Monday to earn meet medalist honors at Inshalla Golf Course in Tomahawk and wrap up the Marawood Conference individual championship. Sonnentag helped Marathon to a round of 384 as the Raiders captured the team title. Marathon will compete in a WIAA Division 3 regional meet Tuesday at Glacier Woods in Iola.

Sami Stolp, Medford: The sophomore won two individual events and was part of a first-place relay team during the Great Northern Conference meet last Tuesday in Medford. Stolp won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches, and the triple jump in 32-3.5. Stolp also was part of the Raiders’ 400 relay in 52.57 seconds. The Medford girls won the team title with 187.5 points.

Hailey Voelker, Colby: The sophomore won three events in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division outdoor track meet last Tuesday at Colby and was second in a fourth. Voelker won the 100 in 13.67 seconds and was first in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 10.25 inches and the triple jump (34-6.5) as the Hornets finished second in the team competition with 148 points. Voelker also was second in the 200.