space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* White Potato Lake Fishing Derby Jan. 20
* Marinette Claims Peshtigo Invite Title; Coleman Takes 3rd at Cutler Classic
* Blue Devils Burn Bulldogs in Rematch
* Suring/Marinette Stay On Top; Peshtigo Win Streak At Seven
* M&M Thunder Extend Win Streak to 14 Games

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

Vaulting To State Gold

Lena-STAA Senior Soars 11’3 For

First Title; Wiedemeier Caps

Career With 3rd Straight Crown


The M-O Conference colors were flying high during the Division 3 pole vault event in LaCrosse over the weekend as seniors Marlena Wagner of Lena-STAA and Jake Wiedemeier from Crivitz captured state titles.

Wagner soared 11’3 to win her first championship by 9 inches while Wiedemeier completed a rare three-peat with a 14-0 effort.

The gold winning performance put together by Wagner sparked the Wildcats to an 18th place overall team finish and 14 points. As expected, Edgar won the title with 70 points followed by St. Mary’s Springs of Fond du Lac 36.50, Wild Rose 34 and Algoma 32.50.

Gillett finished 35th with 6 points, Coleman 46th 3 and Suring 54th one point.

The fourth trip to state proved to be charm for Wagner, who finished 8th in the pole vault as a freshman, second place during her sophomore and junior seasons before pursing the gold this year.

Favored going into the pole vault, Wagner was one of three girls to clear 10-feet, two made 10’6, one 10’9 before claiming the title with an 11’3 mark. Runner-up in the event was Rachel Zastrow of Spencer (10’6) while Emily Heil of Marathon was third at 10’3.

Marlena easily cleared 11’3 on her first try, then went after the state record of 11’9. She hit the bar on her first two attempts while just grazing it on the last one, Wildcat coach John Holman said. She put a lot of pressure on herself heading into state, but this was a great way to cap her high school career.

The 11’3 mark established a new M-O Conference record, school mark as well as a personal best for Wagner.

The last Lena state pole vaulting champion was Bryan Klister in 2010 with a 15’3 effort, which remains a WIAA Division 3 state record. Becky Huberty was the last Lena-STAA girl to win a state title, that coming in the shot put during the 2010 meet.

Wagner wasn’t the only Wildcat to score at state as senior Melinda Svedja finished 5th in the discus with a throw of 110’11 for 4 points.

Kennedy Blahnik of Algoma, just a junior, claimed her third straight state discus crown with a state record throw of 154’3. JoHannah Theisen of Regis was second at 115’6 followed by Cassidy Detert of Marion 114’5 and Brooke Seubert from Marathon 113’6.

Gillett sophomore Taylor Kohls finished 13th with a 97’8 mark.

Other Gillett points came from senior hurdler Kathryn DeJung with a third place time of 16.63 in the 100 meters. After finishing sixth in the prelims at 17.26, DeJung collected 5 points for the event, which was won by Holly Denfeld of Edgar in 16.10 with Lexi Henningsen of Johnson Creek second at 16.63.

Competing in the 300 hurdles, Coleman junior Hope Process registered a sixth place clocking of 47.78.

Suring senior Stormy Gerndt ran into some stiff competition at state and came away with a tie for 7th place in the high jump at 5-feet. First place went to Haley Hazlett of Wild Rose at 5’3 while Lexi Siverling of Cadott was second with a 5’2 jump.

On a side note in the girls competition, former Niagara Badger standout Jamie Vandenberg still owns the state record in the 400 meter run (56.15) and the 800 (2:13.29). Both records were set during the 2008 meet.

Wiedemeier Pockets

Third Straight Title

For the third straight year, Crivitz pole vaulting ace Jake Wiedemeier stands on the top step of the podium for Division 3. Bound for Michigan Tech in the fall, Wiedemeier put the finishing touches on a brilliant high school career by claiming pole vault honors at 14-feet.

Seeded third heading into the event at LaCrosse, Wiedemeier beat out Andrew Fugate of Waterloo and Devan Gertschen of Marathon as both vaulters went 13’6.

That is quite an accomplishment. In an event so technical and competitive, to go out and win it three straight years is unheard of, Crivitz track coach Glenn Treado said. He has been Mr. Track around here for a while and truly is a great leader. He is self-motivated and exemplifies it greatly, just loves to pole vault.

After securing the state title at 14-feet, Wiedemeier went after the school record of 14’9, which is held by his pole vault coach Scott Banaszak.

Trying to get the school record, we thought he had it but Jake hit the bar on the way down and just missed the mark, Treado explained. We got Scott Banaszak, who won state and holds the school record, to coach Jake and he has done quite a job with him. Scott really wanted Jake to get the record and was disappointed when the bar fell.

Wiedemeier was joined at the state meet by junior sprinter Ben Fischer, who didn’t make the finals in the 100 meter dash after turning in 12.26 clocking in the prelims.

Ben is an amazing story and did not run the 100 for most of the year. We had him in the triple, long and high jumps and toward the end of the season he asked if he could try the open 100. He did well in it and asked to run it in the regional and sectional. Making state was quite an accomplishment, Treado added. He had a fantastic start in the prelims, but faded after about 50-60 meters because he didn’t run the race very often. It was a successful season for Ben.

Crivitz was the top area team finisher in 22nd place and 10 points followed by Gillett and Coleman tied for 41st with 5 while Suring finished tied for 47th and 3.50 points.

Gillett received points from a pair of senior standouts. Shane Anderson claimed 7th place in the 800 meter run at 2:01.85 while Clint Long was 6th in the discus at 140’10.

Suring sent a trio of performers to state as Cody Christensen was 8th in the 110 hurdles (16.02) and 7th in the 300 hurdles at 41.43 while Blake Strehlow tied for 8th in the high jump at 5’10.

Sophomore CJ Pillath put together a 4th place mark in the shot put with a throw of 51’0.75. Greg Ganter of Cuba City was first at 57’7.75 followed by David Kornack of Edgar 54’1.75 and Sam Schrauth of St. Mary 's’ Springs 51’1.75.

St. Mary’s claimed the team title with 48 points followed by Melrose-Mindoro 46, McDonnell Central 44 and Pardeeville 38.

Wiedemeier Pockets

Third Straight Title


For the third straight year, Crivitz pole vaulting ace Jake Wiedemeier stands on the top step of the podium for Division 3. Bound for Michigan Tech in the fall, Wiedemeier put the finishing touches on a brilliant high school career by claiming pole vault honors at 14-feet.

Seeded third heading into the event at LaCrosse, Wiedemeier beat out Andrew Fugate of Waterloo and Devan Gertschen of Marathon as both vaulters went 13’6.

That is quite an accomplishment. In an event so technical and competitive, to go out and win it three straight years is unheard of, Crivitz track coach Glenn Treado said. He has been Mr. Track around here for a while and truly is a great leader. He is self-motivated and exemplifies it greatly, just loves to pole vault.

After securing the state title at 14-feet, Wiedemeier went after the school record of 14’9, which is held by his pole vault coach Scott Banaszak.

Trying to get the school record, we thought he had it but Jake hit the bar on the way down and just missed the mark, Treado explained. We got Scott Banaszak, who won state and holds the school record, to coach Jake and he has done quite a job with him. Scott really wanted Jake to get the record and was disappointed when the bar fell.

Wiedemeier was joined at the state meet by junior sprinter Ben Fischer, who didn’t make the finals in the 100 meter dash after turning in 12.26 clocking in the prelims.

Ben is an amazing story and did not run the 100 for most of the year. We had him in the triple, long and high jumps and toward the end of the season he asked if he could try the open 100. He did well in it and asked to run it in the regional and sectional. Making state was quite an accomplishment, Treado added. He had a fantastic start in the prelims, but faded after about 50-60 meters because he didn’t run the race very often. It was a successful season for Ben.

Crivitz was the top area team finisher in 22nd place and 10 points followed by Gillett and Coleman tied for 41st with 5 while Suring finished tied for 47th and 3.50 points.

Gillett received points from a pair of senior standouts. Shane Anderson claimed 7th place in the 800 meter run at 2:01.85 while Clint Long was 6th in the discus at 140’10.

Suring sent a trio of performers to state as Cody Christensen was 8th in the 110 hurdles (16.02) and 7th in the 300 hurdles at 41.43 while Blake Strehlow tied for 8th in the high jump at 5’10.

Sophomore CJ Pillath put together a 4th place mark in the shot put with a throw of 51’0.75. Greg Ganter of Cuba City was first at 57’7.75 followed by David Kornack of Edgar 54’1.75 and Sam Schrauth of St. Mary 's’ Springs 51’1.75.

St. Mary’s claimed the team title with 48 points followed by Melrose-Mindoro 46, McDonnell Central 44 and Pardeeville 38.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
01-17-2018Obituaries
Russell T. Bauer

01-17-2018Obituaries
Dominik Berger

01-17-2018Obituaries
Zachary S. Cleveland

01-17-2018Obituaries
John A. Francour Jr.

01-17-2018Obituaries
Francis J. French

01-17-2018Obituaries
Carolyn L. Geniesse

01-17-2018Obituaries
Dorothy J. Gremmer

01-17-2018Obituaries
Robert L. Hinkens

01-17-2018Obituaries
Lawrence C. Joslin

01-17-2018Obituaries
Mark W. Koeppler

01-17-2018Obituaries
Anita M. Lardinois

01-17-2018Obituaries
Daniel K. Lea Jr.

01-17-2018Obituaries
Donna Lee Lehman

01-17-2018Obituaries
Donald Lewis

01-17-2018Obituaries
Garrett D. Peterson

01-17-2018Obituaries
Melvin E. Price

01-17-2018Obituaries
Maryln Virgili-Poltrock-Schmitz

01-17-2018Obituaries
Maxine D. Seefeldt

01-17-2018Obituaries
Dorothy A. Stodola

01-17-2018Obituaries
John W. Tiede

01-17-2018Obituaries
Dr. Terry J. Watermolen

01-17-2018Obituaries
Linda M. Wolf

01-17-2018Sports
White Potato Lake Fishing Derby Jan. 20

01-17-2018Sports
Marinette Claims Peshtigo Invite Title; Coleman Takes 3rd at Cutler Classic

01-17-2018Sports
Blue Devils Burn Bulldogs in Rematch

01-17-2018Sports
Suring/Marinette Stay On Top; Peshtigo Win Streak At Seven

01-17-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-17-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

01-17-2018Perspectives
From My Window

01-17-2018Community - Wausaukee
Town of Wausaukee Hears School, Broadband Reports

01-17-2018Community - Wausaukee
Lions Brat Fry, Meat Raffle January 20th

01-17-2018Community - Wausaukee
Town Misses Chance For Land Purchase

01-17-2018Community - Crivitz
At the Middle Inlet Town Board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, Town Chair Richard Wade reported on winter road maintenance and expressed a "Thank You" to the Marinette County Highway Department for allowing access to their sand/salt mixture as needed. He re

01-17-2018Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Gets, Gives Snowplowing Compliments

01-17-2018Community - Crivitz
Craft-O-Rama Set for Feb. 10

01-17-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Board Meeting Rescheduled

01-17-2018Community - Coleman
Joint Coleman Pound Municipal Court Activity

01-17-2018Community - Coleman
Bon Jovi Tribute Band, Bad Medicine At Equity

01-17-2018Community - Coleman
KC Free Throw Contest Jan. 26

01-17-2018Front Page
Rainbow House Receives Donation

01-17-2018Front Page
Peshtigo School Board Again To Seek New School Funding

01-17-2018Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Has Surplus For 2017

01-17-2018Front Page
Public Hearing Jan. 23 On Back 40 Mine Permit

01-17-2018Front Page
Coleman School District Voters To Decide Two Referendum Questions

01-17-2018Front Page
Marinette Seeks Assistant City Recreation Director

01-10-2018Obituaries
Arletta K. Babl

01-10-2018Obituaries
Eugene A. Bohm

01-10-2018Obituaries
Kathleen A. Conklin

01-10-2018Obituaries
Mona J. Cournoyer

01-10-2018Obituaries
Ronald Delaruelle

01-10-2018Obituaries
Robert J. Deau Sr.

01-10-2018Obituaries
Robert De Rousha

01-10-2018Obituaries
Marla Devroy

01-10-2018Obituaries
Louis E. Giese

01-10-2018Obituaries
Rosalyn Gilles

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gertrude Gonwa

01-10-2018Obituaries
William R. Kohrt

01-10-2018Obituaries
Kenneth E. Lund

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gerald R. Peterson

01-10-2018Obituaries
Janet M. Piaro

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gerald E. Richardson

01-10-2018Obituaries
Miles J. Rudolph

01-10-2018Obituaries
Glenn C. Schrank

01-10-2018Obituaries
LeRoy M. Staidl

01-10-2018Obituaries
Leslie A. Suring

01-10-2018Obituaries
Paul H. Stibbe

01-10-2018Obituaries
Wallace E. Utter

01-10-2018Obituaries
Etheljean Valitchka

01-10-2018Obituaries
Jeffrey C. Valley 

01-10-2018Obituaries
Frank Waller

01-10-2018Obituaries
Dorothy V. Wells-Boye

01-10-2018Obituaries
Rev. Kenneth W. West

01-10-2018Obituaries
Sharon M. Zima

01-10-2018Sports
M&M Thunder Extend Win Streak to 14 Games

01-10-2018Sports
Peshtigo & Kewaunee Clash Thursday for Packerland Lead

01-10-2018Sports
Crivitz Maintains One Game Lead In M&O

01-10-2018Sports
Marines Stay In NEC Hunt, Top Tigers 64-62

01-10-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-10-2018Perspectives
From our readers

01-10-2018Perspectives
From My Window

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Business Assn. To Hold Winterfest Feb. 3

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Town of Beecher To Meet Feb. 13

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Lions Brat Fry, Meat Raffle Jan. 20

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Legion Auxiliary, Silver Cliff to Offer $1,000 Scholarships

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Valentine Dance at Crivitz Feb. 10

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Meets Jan. 17

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
CAWC To Meet At Woody's Jan. 18

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Town Board Meets Jan. 11

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
North Kickers Dance Jan. 27

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
White Potato Lake Fishing Derby Jan. 20

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
Lego Club To Meet at Library

01-10-2018Front Page
Gov. Walker Visits Coleman To Support School Aid Increases

01-10-2018Front Page
Town of Stephenson Votes To Withdraw From Recycling

01-10-2018Front Page
DA Clears Officers In Dec. 7 Shooting Death

01-10-2018Front Page
Niagara Firefighters Find Missing Man Dead in Woods

01-10-2018Front Page
Coleman School Board Gives Nod To April 3 Referendum

01-03-2018Obituaries
Violet Barrette

01-03-2018Obituaries
Colonel Gerald R. Beekman

01-03-2018Obituaries
Rodney G. Benson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Maryon L. Boren

01-03-2018Obituaries
Robert A. Brooks

01-03-2018Obituaries
Robert F. Brown, Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Kenneth W. Engebretsen

01-03-2018Obituaries
Mildred H. Hruska

01-03-2018Obituaries
Yvonne M. Johnson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Marion Kama

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard R. Kaminski

01-03-2018Obituaries
Clyde Larson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joette M. Mathey

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard H. Mazur

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard E. Miller

01-03-2018Obituaries
Jordan Olson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joseph R. Pairon

01-03-2018Obituaries
Milton G. Parins

01-03-2018Obituaries
Gloria M. Peetz

01-03-2018Obituaries
Frederick W. Pelon

01-03-2018Obituaries
Janet Piaro

01-03-2018Obituaries
Emmy D. Quirt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Kenneth R. Reichardt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Betty A. Rice

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joseph H. "Joe" Scheidt Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Sally L. Schmidt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Mick Strandt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Deloris F. VanLaarhoven

01-03-2018Obituaries
John G. Van Boxtel, Sr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Herman W. Wasmund, Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard W. Wentz

01-03-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-03-2018Perspectives
From My Window

01-03-2018Sports
Bald Eagle Watching Events in January

01-03-2018Sports
Coleman Wrestlers Claim Runner-Up Spot in Oshkosh

01-03-2018Sports
Bulldogs Hold Off Mustangs

01-03-2018Sports
Area Teams See Full Slate of Non-Conference Action

01-03-2018Community - Crivitz
15 at Even Monday Cards

01-03-2018Community - Crivitz
Podiatry Class at Northwoods Lodge

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Lion's Host 11th Annual Baenen Ice Fishing Banquet

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Windows 10 Class at Coleman Library

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Meeting Jan. 8

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board to Consider Resolutions

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Packer Fan Nominee for Hall Fame

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Busick To Be Honored For 20 Years On Board

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Legion Post 66 To Meet Jan. 6

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Red Matriarchs at Wausaukee Bowl

01-03-2018Front Page
Little Competition On Ballot For Offices In April Elections

01-03-2018Front Page
Koronkiewicz Will Retire As City Clerk/Treasurer May 18

01-03-2018Front Page
Wausaukee Has Problems With Sewage, Not Water

01-03-2018Front Page
Peshtigo Citizens Building Committee Favors New School

01-03-2018Front Page
Public Hearing Jan. 23 On Back 40 Mine Permit

12-27-2017Sports
UW Wisconsin Alumnus Makes Football Great

12-27-2017Sports
Area Matmen See Limited Action Heading Into Break


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should President Trump cut back on the amount of tweets he makes?
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
© 2000-2018
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites