space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marines Suffer First Set Back
* Marines Win Mega Meet; Oconto Tops Crivitz Invite
* Area Athletes Standout at Rosholt/Suring Invites
* Peshtigo Stays Perfect to Pace Conference
* Peshtigo/Marinette Golf Teams Off To Strong Start

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

M-O Title Up For Grabs

Top honors in the M-O Conference will be decided Friday night when the Peshtigo Bulldogs travel to Suring in a battle for the league title.

With just two games left on the conference slate, both teams come into the gridiron clash with plenty of accolades...post-season berths already secured, explosive offenses and perfect records of 6-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play.

Neither team had much of a challenge this past week. With its line leading the way on both sides of the ball, Peshtigo knocked off visiting Northern Elite 28-0 in a crossover clash Friday while the Eagles soared to a 68-16 rout of host Wausaukee.

Looking for a favorite?

Lean with the Bulldogs as the M-O showdown will be decided in the trenches.

The Bulldogs have too much beef upfront and controlled the lines of scrimmage in every game to date. The Peshtigo blockers have opened huge holes for running back Derek Maye and company, and allow junior signal caller Dakota Keller plenty of time to find open receivers.

“Suring is very explosive with some talented skilled people. Going on the road will certainly be a challenge for us and we are going to have to play well to be successful,” Peshtigo coach Sam Komp said.

Suring on the other hand has a number of talented skilled weapons, starting with senior southpaw quarterback Jay Tienor. Utilizing a spread offense, Suring gets Tienor in the open field, springs running backs Dillon Kempen and Blake Strehlow for explosive runs while isolating receiver Cody Christensen.

“Peshtigo has been the team to beat since the start of the season. We have been a surprise and didn’t expect to be up at the top of the conference. We have some nice skilled athletes and are solid everywhere, but are still looking for an identity on the offensive line,” Suring coach Mitch Taylor said.

“Peshtigo has some really nice linemen and have found some skilled people to go with them. We are going to have to play our best and hope for some turnovers and mistakes by them.”

In other M-O action, Coleman travels to Crivitz in a contest that has playoff berths at stake, Wausaukee heads to Lena-STAA while Gillett hosts Menominee Indian in a crossover clash.

Suring Too Much

For Wausaukee In

68-16 M-O Rout


Unleashing their highest scoring output of the season, the Eagles kept their hold on a share of the M-O lead with a 68-16 rout of host Wausaukee.

Just how explosive was Suring? Read on.

The Eagles soared to a 45-8 halftime lead and then capped the big night with a trio of second half scores.

“Suring is a very well balanced team and does a great job of putting pressure on the offense,” Wausaukee coach Jared Deschane said. “We struggled to move the ball after a few key injuries on our line.”

Running back Dillon Kempen scored on runs of 5 and 54 yards while bruising the Wausaukee defense for 113 yards rushing. Meanwhile talented senior quarterback Jay Tienor had a hand in 4 scores....passed for a pair, ran one in then returned an interception 45 yards to the end zone. Tienor finished the night with a perfect 5-5 passing mark for 78 yards and two scores.

Suring put the game’s first points on the board at the 4:57 mark of period one. Kempen capped the 12 play/63 yard march with a 5 yard run while Blake Strehlow booted the first of 5 extra points. Kempen carried 6 times for 38 yards and Strehlow added 3 runs for 7 yards.

Wausaukee answered on the ensuing drive, sparked by a 24 yard kickoff return from Ryan Nystrom. The 4 play march was highlighted by a 60 yard flip from Beau DeLaet to tight end Nystrom to the 19. Two plays later the Ranger points came via the same passing combination as Nystrom hauled in a 5 yard scoring toss. DeLaet ran in the conversion points to give Wausaukee its only lead of the game 8-7 with 2:53 left in the period.

Suring took care of the rest of the half, scoring 5 touchdowns to pry open a 45-8 spread. Three of the Suring scores were set up by interceptions from John Horst, Dan Sweda and Tienor.

The Wausaukee lead didn’t last very long, like 15 seconds, as Cody Christensen returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a 15-8 score.

A defensive stand forced a punt to set up Kempen’s 54 yard scoring jaunt for a 22-7 spread just 3 minutes into the second period.

With his team up by a pair of teedees, Tienor took over and displayed his gridiron talents. The quick stepping southpaw signal caller hit Christensen with a 23 yard scoring toss then added a 5 yard teedee pass to Tyler Fisher for 38-8 edge. The talented Tienor capped his big first half by picking off a DeLaet pass and racing 54 yards to the end zone.

With the mercy clock ticking away, Tienor tacked on a 2 yard scamper in the third quarter to cap a time consuming 12 play/63 yard march before Ramsay Thompson busted loose on a 26 yard run in the fourth period.

Wausaukee closed out the game with a consolation score as Eric Arndt connected with Zach Zeutzius on a 9 yard pass.

“We controlled the lines of scrimmage and at one point trailed 8-7. Once we shut down Nystrom and got the kickoff return by Christensen, it kick started our team,” Taylor said.

Cougars Claim

Shootout With

Titans 44-24


It only took two plays for the Lena-STAA Titans to serve notice, via a dramatic run to the goal line, that win-loss records could, in fact, be tossed out the window in Friday night’s M-O match up against the Cougars.

The 2012 rivalry game got off to a furious start and would keep that pace for the entire first half but the home team Cougars weathered the early barrage of Titans offense and came out on top 44-24.

The team in green found themselves looking up at the scoreboard in disbelief pretty early in this one and it read 6-0 Lena-STAA at the 11:36 mark. The score came after Kiefer Powers took the ball at second and two on Lena’s opening drive, found the edge thanks to ample blocking from his offensive line and simply ran away from every defender on the field on his way to the end zone from 70 yards out.

Not bad for the second offensive play of the game.

But the Cougars didn’t take the early letdown as an opportunity to get discouraged, they promptly blocked the extra point and snapped the home crowd out of the “oh-no” funk that hushed the bleachers after the early Titans score.

“The game shows what rivalry is all about,” commented Coleman head coach Jeff Bronson on the back and forth pace both teams set for themselves. “Lena-STAA had big play after big play in the first half, their size and speed was a concern going into the game and it gave us fits all night.”

Rattled a bit by the early big play for six, yet energized by the block that kept a seventh point off the scoreboard, the Cougars got right to work on offense. Aided by a couple of encroachment penalties, Coleman drove its way to third down and four at the 21, where the Titans came up with a big defensive stop to set up fourth and short just outside the red zone. The Cougars went for it and what came next turned out to be Coleman’s only completed pass of the entire game.

The rare (on this night anyway) completion went for 14 yards and a first down. It also set up Mason Mergener to pick up his first touchdown of the evening on the next play, a seven-yard haul across the goal line.

Coleman would give the ball back to Lena-STAA with the score tied at six after failing to convert the two-point conversion.

The Titans, once again, had big play on their minds as they set up shop on their own 20 after a penalty call on the kickoff negated a return that would have seen them starting deep in Coleman territory.

And once again, the big play would come on second down as quarterback Dom Ramirez (six of 18, 170 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) rifled a nice pass down the sideline to Blaik Fisher, who shrugged a couple of defenders and rumbled his way into the end zone for the 80-yard score.

The opportunity came for the Coleman squad to be overwhelmed by the big play effect their opponents seemed to be so easily enjoying.

Rather though, the Cougars decided to make a statement play of their own on second down after getting the ball back as Dexter Karban broke through the Lena-

STAA defensive wall for a 49-yard, quick-hit of a scoring run. Trevor Seewald found the corner and made it across the goal line for the two-point conversion to give Coleman a 14-12 edge.

Naturally, the Titans had some slippery offense in store for the Cougars on their next possession. Powers (12 rushes, 169 yards, 2 touchdowns) came through on third and 17 with a crafty run for a first down and some extra yards when the team needed it. This burst set up the second quarter’s first score as Ramirez, who did a good job to get the pass off as he was hit by Coleman defenders, found Joe Jagiello for a 24-yard scoring strike that ended with another six points on the board for the visiting Titans.

Down 18-14, the Cougars stepped up their intensity and quickly moved into Titan territory on their next drive. But what started out as a promising trip downfield got a little ugly as penalties backed them up.

After giving the ball back to Lena-STAA, Coleman’s defense provided a spark by recovering a fumble and the opportunity to quickly move into enemy territory.

The turnover set up a second and goal situation from the nine yard line and once again, it was Mergener (nine carries, 33 yards, three touchdowns) providing the ground power needed to pick up the score. Mergener also ran in the conversion points as his team reclaimed the lead at 22-18.

The first half fireworks weren’t finished there though as the Titans refused to let Coleman get comfortable with their one-score lead.

Ramirez found Fisher (three receptions, 116 yards, one touchdown) on a nice pass play to take Lena-STAA down to Coleman’s 12-yard line before Powers hit paydirt for the second time on the evening with a run that saw the junior back go nine yards untouched for the score. The touchdown gave his team a 24-22 lead going into the locker room at halftime.

The Cougars opened the second half with a bit of the dramatic as Trevor Seewald (11 rushes, 61 yards, one touchdown) bobbled the kickoff before finding his focus and blasting through the Titans for a first down on the enemy’s 33.

The Titans played tough defense and brought up a fourth and seven play but Seewald moved the chains on a keeper that got the Cougars into the red zone at the 20. It was only a few plays later that Mergener stormed through the defensive front from the five-yard line for his third score of the evening and a 30-24 edge.

It would prove to be all Coleman needed as the home team would go on to score two more touchdowns to race ahead by 20 and the Titans struggled to again find their first-half magic.

“Fortunately, we were able to run the ball,” said coach Bronson. “That has been the common denominator for our wins. If we can run the ball and control the clock we have success. When we struggle to run the ball, we struggle to find success.”

Fischer, Crivitz

Clobber Gillett


Unleashing 437 yards of offense, Crivitz blasted host Gillett 69-16 in a M-O Conference mismatch Friday night. Still in search of a playoff berth, the Wolverines did most of their damage on the ground with 324 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Pacing the Crivitz ground game was junior tailback Ben Fischer with 17 carries for 176 yards and scoring runs of 42, 2 and 58 yards, all in the first half. Jake Sawinski added 6 rushes for 103 yards and touchdown scampers of 27 and 48 yards while Nicholas Chapman gained 25 yards on 5 carries, including a 3 yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback AJ Garcia drilled 5 of 7 throws for 113 yards and two scores. Garcia hit Parker DeLosSanto on a 22 yard pass in the first quarter then added a 55 yard strike to Fischer in the third period.

While Crivitz had no trouble picking up yards or points, Gillett struggled. The Tigers gained 186 total yards...2 rushing on 19 attempts and 184 passing.

Quarterback Alex Zeitler connected on 13 of 29 passes and a trio of interceptions. Dylan Roberts was the main target for Zeitler with 5 catches for 127 yards and a score while Kyle Kershek added 6-49.

Coach Jeff Ott saw his Wolverines register 4 scores in the opening 12 minutes. Fischer shook free on runs of 42 and 2 yards, DeLosSantos caught that 22 yard pass and Sawinski bolted 27 yards to paydirt. When the period ended, Crivitz enjoyed a 28-0 lead.

Fischer reached the end zone again in the second frame with a run of 58 yards for a 34-0 halftime lead.

Crivitz tacked on 28 more points in the third frame as Sawinski jogged 48 yards to the end zone, Fischer grabbed a 55 yard pass from Garcia, Dominick Basso returned an interception 28 yards and Jed Nelson scooted in from 7 yards out.

Chapman reached the end zone in the fourth quarter on a 2 yard run.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
04-28-2016Sports
Marines Suffer First Set Back

04-28-2016Sports
Marines Win Mega Meet; Oconto Tops Crivitz Invite

04-28-2016Sports
Area Athletes Standout at Rosholt/Suring Invites

04-28-2016Sports
Peshtigo Stays Perfect to Pace Conference

04-28-2016Obituaries
Marian E. Smiltneck

04-28-2016Obituaries
Lucinda L. Reinhold

04-28-2016Obituaries
John M. Quinn II

04-28-2016Obituaries
Monica A. Nackers

04-28-2016Obituaries
Richard G. Mushynski                                 

04-28-2016Obituaries
Russell P. Linsmeier

04-28-2016Obituaries
Patricia A. Klann

04-28-2016Obituaries
Josephine E. Hilton

04-28-2016Obituaries
Delores T. Groy

04-28-2016Obituaries
Clarence C. Frewerd

04-28-2016Obituaries
Kenneth E. Erdman

04-28-2016Obituaries
Gerald Cottrell

04-28-2016Obituaries
Kenneth J. Cardinal

04-28-2016Obituaries
Erna H. Brucher

04-28-2016Obituaries
Carol Brough

04-28-2016Obituaries
Mary J. Bishoff

04-28-2016Obituaries
Raymond E. Behnke

04-28-2016Obituaries
Wayne Utecht Sr

04-28-2016Obituaries
Mary R. Williams

04-28-2016Obituaries
Eileen D. Sunstrom

04-28-2016Obituaries
Eileen M. Ries

04-28-2016Obituaries
James E. Reed

04-28-2016Obituaries
Richard A. Posz

04-28-2016Obituaries
Jean E. Combes

04-28-2016Obituaries
Patrick D. Butler

04-28-2016Obituaries
Ethel Bundy

04-28-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-28-2016Perspectives
From My Window

04-28-2016Community - Wausaukee
WPS Safety Training for Emergency Responders

04-28-2016Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue Offers Scholarship

04-28-2016Community - Wausaukee
T/Wausaukee Awards Bid For Blacktop, Chip Seal

04-28-2016Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Meeting May 5th

04-28-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun Show May 7

04-28-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Elects Slate of Officers

04-28-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Schools Regain Sparsity Aid and $175,000 for 2015-16 Year

04-28-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Pound Annual Rummage Sales May 20-21

04-28-2016Community - Coleman
Oconto County Breakfast On the Farm June 12th

04-28-2016Community - Coleman
Dairy Producer, Ag Group Meets Apr. 26

04-28-2016Community - Coleman
Equity Park Craft Fair, Flea Market on June 18

04-28-2016Front Page
State Commander, Historian Guests At Legionnaire Dinner

04-28-2016Front Page
Peshtigo OKs Kutz Road Pay, Pottratz Admits Error

04-28-2016Front Page
Janke To Replace Longsine As Oconto County Chief Deputy

04-28-2016Front Page
Investigation Complete in Death of 2 City Residents

04-28-2016Front Page
Coleman School Board To Meet On Non-Renewals

04-20-2016Front Page
Emergency Rescue Squad Gets Chest Compressor

04-20-2016Sports
Peshtigo/Marinette Golf Teams Off To Strong Start

04-20-2016Sports
Area Track & Field - Suring Girls / Peshtigo Boys Win Crivitz Multi-Meet

04-20-2016Front Page
County Board Elects Mark Anderson Chair, 17 to 12

04-20-2016Front Page
Bauer Gains Two Votes In Recount, Van Beek Still Wins

04-20-2016Front Page
Marinette County Hires New Facilities Director

04-20-2016Front Page
Peshtigo Chamber Announces 2016 Persons of the Year Award Winners

04-20-2016Sports
M&O Softball - Bulldogs Remain Undefeated, Continue Win Streak into 2016 Season

04-20-2016Sports
M&O Baseball - Crivitz Stuns Peshtigo, Coleman Gains Sole Possession of First Place

04-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Mattison Bids Farewell After 14 Years On County Board

04-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Lists Several Appointments, Resignation

04-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue Offers Scholarship

04-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Meeting on US 141 Reconstruction Apr. 29

04-20-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Library Lists Programs

04-20-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Election School Cancass

04-20-2016Community - Coleman
New Earth Day Bags

04-20-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-20-2016Community - Coleman
Womans Club Lists 2 Events

04-20-2016Community - Crivitz
PO Asks Residents To Stamp Out Hunger

04-20-2016Community - Crivitz
AARP Driver Refresher Course

04-20-2016Community - Crivitz
13th Crivitz Spring Craftfest is May 7

04-20-2016Perspectives
From our readers

04-20-2016Community - Crivitz
3 Crivitz Students Advance In "Yes”

04-20-2016Perspectives
Norma Abbie Kradecki, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 28, 2016. Norma was born 11/11/1920 in Crivitz, Wi to Ida and John Boehmke. She graduated from Crivitz High School and moved to Cudahy, WI and worked for Briggs & Stra

04-20-2016Obituaries
Norma A. Kradecki

04-20-2016Obituaries
Gene D. Zehren

04-20-2016Obituaries
Dorothy C. Winter

04-20-2016Obituaries
Judith Wiltzius

04-20-2016Obituaries
Glenn L. Sundquist

04-20-2016Obituaries
Milton H. Schwartz

04-20-2016Obituaries
David G. Schlies

04-20-2016Obituaries
Raeleen A. Rupert

04-20-2016Obituaries
Richard "Mush” Myshynski

04-20-2016Obituaries
Diana T. Monaco

04-20-2016Obituaries
Elizabeth Link

04-20-2016Obituaries
Andrew J. LaBarbera

04-20-2016Obituaries
Lawrence "Bud" Kralovetz

04-20-2016Obituaries
Patsy Kamin

04-20-2016Obituaries
Marilyn Hyser

04-20-2016Obituaries
Nancy A. Hoida

04-20-2016Obituaries
Delores T. Groy

04-20-2016Obituaries
Arnold M. DeGrand

04-20-2016Obituaries
Kathryn Chambers

04-20-2016Obituaries
Mary J. Arndt

04-20-2016Obituaries
Hildagard E. Anderson

04-20-2016Obituaries
Benjamin J. Tart Sr.

04-20-2016Obituaries
Robert Stearns, Sr.

04-20-2016Obituaries
Dale E. Sleeter

04-20-2016Obituaries
Carol F. Shafman

04-20-2016Obituaries
Cynthia L. Rocheleau

04-20-2016Obituaries
Jerome Reilley

04-20-2016Obituaries
James Porod

04-20-2016Obituaries
Bill Plautz

04-20-2016Obituaries
Dennis J. Nelson

04-20-2016Obituaries
Janet M Mushynski

04-20-2016Obituaries
Rev. Peter F. Markey

04-20-2016Obituaries
Dale Landt

04-20-2016Obituaries
Marylou Kopatz

04-20-2016Obituaries
Theresa J. Higgins

04-20-2016Obituaries
Loretta Czech

04-20-2016Obituaries
Helen P. Bugalski

04-20-2016Obituaries
Wayne Banaszak

04-20-2016Obituaries
Caroline R. Adams

04-13-2016Obituaries
Laverne C. VanderGeeten

04-13-2016Obituaries
Ellen L. Williams

04-13-2016Obituaries
Brian D. Welch, Jr.

04-13-2016Obituaries
Madeline Walter

04-13-2016Obituaries
Loralee Tessmer

04-13-2016Obituaries
Walter Sulewski Jr.

04-13-2016Obituaries
James Sherman

04-13-2016Obituaries
Joann R. Shaurette

04-13-2016Obituaries
Fae J. Seefeldt 

04-13-2016Obituaries
Donald P. Ridgley

04-13-2016Obituaries
Nicholas R. Orlando

04-13-2016Obituaries
Thomas J. Michiels

04-13-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Monthly Meeting Apr. 18

04-13-2016Obituaries
Norman A. Klitzke

04-13-2016Obituaries
William A. Diehlmann

04-13-2016Obituaries
Mavric M. Chaney

04-13-2016Obituaries
Gerald J. Schuelke

04-13-2016Obituaries
Helen M. Lange

04-13-2016Obituaries
Norma E. Johnson

04-13-2016Community - Wausaukee
SC Rescue Squad Card Party Winners

04-13-2016Obituaries
Beverly A. Hansen

04-13-2016Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue Offers Scholarship

04-13-2016Obituaries
Audrey S. Hanna

04-13-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Legion, Unit Meet April 19

04-13-2016Obituaries
Robert "Mick” M. Hanchek

04-13-2016Community - Wausaukee
Moran Appraisals at Wausaukee Library

04-13-2016Obituaries
Gladys K. Gantz

04-13-2016Obituaries
Wanda L. Fifarek

04-13-2016Obituaries
Dennis "Babe” H. Enderby

04-13-2016Obituaries
Richard W. Dielen

04-13-2016Obituaries
Wilbur L. Cook, Jr.

04-13-2016Obituaries
Warren J. Bernardy

04-13-2016Community - Crivitz
Florist Speaker at Elderly Services

04-13-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Craftfest at School May 7

04-13-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Lions Shooting, Sports Banquet June 23

04-13-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-13-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Rescue Squad Offers Sports Scholarships

04-13-2016Perspectives
From our readers

04-13-2016Perspectives
From My Window


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think Donald Trump will be our next president?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2016
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites