College Highlights (Dec. 2)

NEW Media Staff

UW-La Crosse

Pulaski High School graduate Maggie Hernandez assisted on a goal during the UW-La Crosse women’s soccer team’s season-ending loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Nov. 19.

The UWL goal came in the 60th minute, but the team didn’t score again and lost 2-1 in the third round of the NCAA Division III Championship.

Bemidji State University

Shawano grad Brooke Theis continued to start at the start of her freshman season for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team. The team went 1-2 in games between Nov. 22-26.

Theis played 14 minutes in a loss to Minnesota-Crookston, finishing with four rebounds, three assists and a block.

Theis had four points, five rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes and win over St. Martin’s on Nov. 25. She played 16 minutes during the team’s loss to Western Washington on Nov. 26.

Missouri University

Oconto Falls graduate Clayton Whiting placed first while wrestling for Missouri at the Lindenwood Open on Nov. 19.

Whiting won the 184-pound weight class with a 4-0 record.

He opened his day with a pin in 1 minute, 21 seconds before a 4-1 decision win in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Whiting won by injury default. Whiting won in sudden victory (3-1) in the first-place match.

Northern Michigan University

Wittenberg-Birnamwood grad Abi Fraaza played in four games for the Northern Michigan women’s basketball team between Nov. 19-26.

In a loss to Southwest Minnesota State on Nov. 19, Fraaza recorded 22 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist across 21 minutes. She had 14 points, seven rebounds and a steal across 20 minutes in a win over Finlandia on Nov. 22.

Fraaza totaled four points, five rebounds and an assist across 18 minutes in a loss to Minnesota-Duluth on Nov. 25. The Witt-Birn grad had eight points, six boards and two assists across 21 minutes in its loss to St. Cloud State on Nov. 26.

Liberty University

Shawano graduate Ethan Chelberg has competed in a couple events for the Liberty wrestling team so far this winter season.

Chelberg finished 1-2 at the Messiah Invitational on Nov. 5. He win came by pin in 2:29.

Chelberg went 1-2 during the Lindenwood Open on Nov. 19. His win came by a 5-4 decision.

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Bonduel grad Kara Troxel started during the Wisconsin Lutheran women’s basketball team’s loss to No. 1 Hope on Nov. 22.

Troxel played 16 minutes, tallying four points, one rebound and one assist.

Pulaski graduate Trevor Stiede played in three games for the WLC men’s basketball team between Nov. 18-22.

Stiede provided seven points, two rebounds and a steal in 14 minutes and a win over Anderson on Nov. 18.

In a loss to Illinois College on Nov. 19, Stiede tallied four points, one steal and one rebound across seven minutes. He grabbed a rebound in eight minutes and a loss to UW-Stevens Point on Nov. 22.

Ripon College

Witt-Birn grad Lauren Bahr competed in four events for the Ripon women’s swim team during the Beloit Quad on Nov. 19.

Individually, she placed second in the 50 backstroke (30.65), third in the 100 backstroke (1:07.84) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (27.2).

Bahr was also on the top-finishing 200 freestyle relay (1:49.84).

UW-Green Bay

Witt-Birn graduate McKenna Metropulos had a busy couple days of action for the UW-Green Bay women’s swim team during the House of Champions Invitational on Nov. 17-19.

Metropulos was on the seventh-place finishing 200 freestyle relay (1:39.21) and eighth-place finishing 400 medley relay (3:54.42). She and the 200 medley relay team placed sixth in 1:46.12.

Individually, she placed 19th in the 50 freestyle (24.17), 14th in the 100 butterfly (57.9) and 11th in the 100 freestyle (52.21).

UW-Stevens Point

Pulaski grads T.J. Shaw and Gracie Mihalski each swam for the UW-Stevens Point teams during a dual against UW-Whitewater on Nov. 19.

Shaw placed second in the 1,000 freestyle (10:38.01) and 500 freestyle (5:03.62) and was 15th in the 100 freestyle (53.69). He was on the sixth-place finishing 200 freestyle relay (1:37.1).

Mihalski placed seventh in the 100 freestyle (59.71) and eighth in the 50 freestyle (27.42). She was also on the third-place finishing 200 medley relay (1:57.18) and fifth-place finishing 200 freestyle relay (1:50.32) teams.


Pulaski graduate Sheridan Flauger turned in three strong games for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team between Nov. 19-26.

In a loss to Concordia-St. Paul on Nov. 19, Flauger started and tallied 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes.

She started and played 25 minutes during a win over Illinois Springfield on Nov. 22, posting seven points, two rebounds, one steal and five assists. Flauger recorded 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal across 34 minutes in a start and loss to Minnesota State on Nov. 26.

UW-River Falls

Shawano grads Crede and Gage Timm each played for the UW-River Falls football team in its win over Washington University in St. Louis on Nov. 19.

Crede Timm punted six times for a combined 220 yards, with a long punt of 48 yards. He pinned the opponent inside its 20-yard line on two of those punts.

Gage Timm was credited with a solo tackle in the contest.

Augsburg University

Bonduel graduate Max Sokolski wrestled in two different events for Augsburg between Nov. 19-23.

Sokolski finished 0-2 at the Auggie Invite on Nov. 19. He lost by major decision (17-3) and decision (10-6).

Sokolski wrestled in an extra match when the team faced off with UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 23. He won by technical fall (17-1) at 165 pounds.

St. Cloud State University

Pulaski grad Jasmine Litt played in all three of the St. Cloud State women’s basketball team’s games between Nov. 22-26.

Litt played 14 minutes during a loss to Minnesota-Duluth on Nov. 22, tallying eight points, one steal and one rebound.

In a loss to Michigan Tech on Nov. 25, Litt recorded one point and a rebound across 15 minutes. She played two minutes in a win over Northern Michigan on Nov. 26.

Saginaw Valley State University

Shawano graduate Tori DePerry continued the strong start to her senior season and helped the Saginaw Valley State women’s basketball team to three wins between Nov. 19-23.

In a win over Ohio Dominican on Nov. 19, DePerry totaled 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal across 26 minutes. She then tallied 17 points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes and a win over Walsh on Nov. 22.

DePerry provided nine points, grabbed 10 rebounds and also had an assist across 19 minutes and a win over Carson-Newman on Nov. 23.