By Murray Gleffe
HAVEN-Tyler Roethlisberger and Luke Schroeder competed in the WIAA Boys Golf Sectional (May 30) held down at Whistling Straits Country Club (Irish Course).
Schroeder (playing in his first big golf tournament) as a high school freshman, held his head high during the competition.
He started with a couple of five’s and then closed out the front nine with pars on the sixth and ninth holes to go out in 46 strokes.
Despite coming home in 50, Schroeder broke 100 (96) on a very difficult course amidst weather delays.
As good a round as Roethlisberger shot at the Regionals, he knew he would have to come up with an equal or better score on the shores of Lake Michigan to advance to the state tournament.
After starting with a par, he ran into a bit of trouble on the par three third hole where he made a six.
Sitting at five over through the first four holes, Roethlisberger then got hot.
He played the incoming holes at one under including a magnificent birdie on the sixth hole to turn in 40 strokes.
The back nine proved to be a challenge as he found a few hazards to deter his score.
However, Roethlisberger showed true grit and determination on the final three holes.
Knowing he wouldn’t make the state tournament, he still gutted out three pars to finish his spectacular golf career out with an 86 and a 26th place finish.
ASHWAUBENON- The girls soccer team entered the WIAA State Soccer series as a number two seed despite not winning a single game all season.
The Jaguars hosted Shawano in a regional semi-final game (May 31) and were dominant right from the get go.
The Jaguars unleased four early goals and defeated the Hawks by a final of 9-0.
Erica Conrad had four goals, Haley Ehmke three, and Chayse Earney and Breanna Adamczak each had one apiece.
Shawano 0,0 0
Ashwaubenon 6, 3 9
LACROSSE-The Jaguars boys and girls track and field teams participated in five events down at the State Tournament held (June 1-2) at legendary Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Senior Jose Guzman was the lone boy’s qualifier.
Despite a lingering hamstring injury, Guzman persisted on and finished 21st in the Boys 400 Meter Dash with a time of 51.96.
As a Junior, he won the State Championship in the 400 with a time of 47.89.
Mara Schroeder came into the finals knowing all too well about injuries that derailed a portion of her junior season.
She acquitted herself very well by finishing in 14th place in the Girls 400 Meter Dash (59.11).
The 4×800 girls relay team of Conrad, Harju, Schroeder, and Sage Wagner finished in 24th place in an extremely fast race.
Sage Wagner came into the Girls 800 Meter Run on the heels of a sectional win in that event.
At State, she finished 10th out of 25 runners with a time of 2:19.54
The Jaguars had only entry in the field events.
Mabel Kirst took to the shot put arena and threw a distance of 37-09, good enough for 13th place overall.