Bonduel volleyball team advances to sectionals

Three area teams qualified for regional title matches
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NEW Media Staff

Bonduel advanced to the sectional final with a 3-0 win over Oconto on Oct. 19.

The Bears claimed the regional title with a 3-2 victory over Weyauwega-Fremont on Oct. 21.

Both teams are in the Central Wisconsin East Conference, which Bonduel claimed title to with a perfect 7-0 mark this year. Weyauwega-Fremont placed second with a 6-1 record.

Next up for Bonduel is a sectional contest at St. Mary Catholic on Oct. 26.

Shawano

After a bye in the first round of regional play, Shawano’s volleyball team defeated Antigo 3-0 on Oct. 19 to advance to the Oct. 21 regional final.

On Oct. 21, Shawano fell victim to Waupaca, losing 3-1 and ending the 2023 campaign. The Hawks’ overall record is 37-5.

Oconto Falls

A 3-0 win over Lakeland on Oct. 19 advanced Oconto Falls to the regional final Oct. 21; however, they couldn’t do the same against Mosinee, losing 3-0 and ending the year with a 30-9 mark.

“It was a hard-fought battle, but Mosinee played nearly flawlessly,” coach Rochell Otto said. “Even though the Lady Panthers were disappointed with the outcome on Saturday, they have nothing to hang their head on as they had a tremendous season with many highlights. This team played with passion, and they played with confidence, because they believed in themselves and their teammates.

“I would like to give one last shout out to our eight seniors. Thank you for your dedication to our program. Thank you for trusting the process.”

Against Mosinee, Amber Otto had 10 kills, 13 digs and three aces; Lucy Ripley had eight kills; Bailee Gorman had six kills; Morgan Moynihan and Izzy Otto had 11 assists apiece; and Kyndra Staidl had 16 digs.

Against Lakeland, Amber Otto had 14 kills, 10 digs and five aces; Ripley had 11 kills; Gorman had seven kills; Kati Raddatz had six kills; Izzy Otto had 20 assists; Moynihan had 16 assists; and Staidl had 14 digs.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood

The Chargers ended their season with a 13-20 mark after a 3-1 loss to Weyauwega-Fremont on Oct. 19.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood came out on top Oct. 17, defeating Coleman 3-0 in regional volleyball action.

“It was a nice, quick win for the first round of playoffs,” coach Becky Rew said. “We served well, played good defense and were smart with our attacks.”

Scores were 25-13, 25-15, 25-17.

Lily Metropulos led the Chargers with 16 assists. London Metropulos recorded 25 hitting attempts with 15 kills, 15 serves with eight kills, eight digs and two block kills.

Kit Stewart had three block kills. Kaydence Burclaw had 14 hitting attempts with five kills, eight assists and eight digs. Also, Layla Huffman notched 10 hitting attempts with six kills, and 13 serves with three aces.

Bowler

Bowler’s volleyball season came to an end Oct. 19 with a 3-1 loss to No. 1 seed Laona/Wabeno in the second round of regional action.

After wining the first game, 25-22, the Panthers dropped the next three by scores of 25-15, 25-10 and 25-15.

Natalie Rickert led the the team with seven kills, while Ana Dassie added six. Rickert and Isabella Stevens each had two blocks.

Leading the team in assists was Ava Paiser with 20.

Dassie led with 15 digs, followed by Bettina Dodge with eight, Autumn Thiex with seven and Paiser with six.

Bowler defeated Wausaukee 3-1 in the opening round of regional volleyball action Oct. 17.

After an opening game win of 25-16, Bowler lost the second match 25-13. The Panthers hung on for a 25-23 win in the third game and then solidly won the final game 25-5.

Isabella Stevens led Bowler with eight kills, while Anna Dassie and Natalie Rickert had five apiece. Ava Paiser had 25 of the team’s 28 assists, and Stevens had seven service aces.

Gresham

Gresham ended its season with an overall record of 19-9 after dropping its second round of regional play to Niagara on Oct. 19.

The Wildcats lost the first two games by identical 25-21 scores and then dropped the third game 25-19.

Janay Pecore-Kirkland recorded 14 kills, and Jessa Jensen had seven. Josie Cerveny had 16 digs, and Rylie Kakwitch had 13.

Lexi Baddmoccosin-Barnes had 16 assists and 18 service points, while Emily Jensen had eight service points.

Gresham won all three games against Tigerton on Oct. 17, with scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-10.

For Gresham, Maddie Haffner had 18 service points and six digs, Janay Pecore-Kirkland had 10 kills, Lexi Baddmoccosin-Barnes had 13 assists, Jessa Jensen had five kills and Josie Cerveny had six digs and five assists.

For Tigerton, Angel Welch had the team’s only two kills, and Mackenzie Hoffmann had the only ace. Hoffmann and Presley Stewart-Rolfs each had an assist.

Suring

The Eagle had their work cut out for them Oct. 19 but couldn’t overcome No. 1 seed Valley Christian in regional play.

Suring lost 3-0 to end their season at 12-10.

It took all five games Oct. 17, but No. 9 seed Suring finished on top of No. 8 seed Lena 3-2.

Menominee Indian

Menominee Indian lost its opening regional game against Merrill on Oct. 17. The Eagles lost 3-0.

Gillett

Sevastopol defeated Gillett 3-0 in the opening round of regional action Oct. 17.

Marion

Marion lost all three matches against Three Lakes on Oct. 17. Scores were 25-11, 25-6, 25-10.