space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Conference Play Begins for Area Squads
* Badgers Claim Early Supremecy in M&O Play
* Area Grapplers Take to the Mats
* Peshtigo Bowlers Off to Good Start
* Bighead Carp Caught on Lower Wisconsin River

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

Coleman 's State "Team" Run Ends

Seeking a record 4th straight state team title, the Coleman Cougars made it to the championship match before getting knocked off by top ranked Lancaster 38-21 Saturday night at the UW-Fieldhouse in Madison.

Fresh off a 33-22 semifinal win over Clear Lake earlier in the day, Coleman was looking to continue its wrestling dynasty but dropped 3 of the first 4 matches against Lancaster to finish as the number two team in Division 3.

We had an outstanding season falling just one match shy of our goal of being state champions. I’m extremely proud of this team and their accomplishment of being state runner-up, said Kevin Casper, who completed his 24th year as the Cougars head coach.

Juggling his lineup for both state matches, Casper moved wrestlers up or down for favorable draws. Most of the moves worked in Coleman’s favor and the key was not getting pinned.

We had to try something or we wouldn’t have had a chance going straight up against Lancaster. They are a good team and will return 7 of their studs, Casper added. There were 4 key matches that we needed to win against Lancaster...Mason won at the buzzer; Lancaster moved their 138 to 132 and he beat Kevin Lansin in overtime, Karban moved up to 182 and was leading 8-7 at one time before losing 12-8 while Coty Rosner lost at heavyweight. If we win two or possibly three of those matches, the outcome changes.

Is this the end of the Cougar dynasty? Probably not!

The 2013 Coleman mat powerhouse featured only two seniors, Mason Mergener and Isaac Nowak, both having earned individual state titles over the past two years.

To do what we did after losing 8 seniors from last year’s team is fantastic, Casper said. We have a good nucleus coming back with six of our 8 wrestlers that made it to state this year returning. We also have a great 8th grade class coming in ranging from little to big kids. Not many people thought we would be back this year, but our kids really came through with flying colors to carry on the Coleman tradition.

Cougars Clip

Clear Lake In

Semis 33-22


Going up against Clear Lake in the state semifinals, the Cougars used a string of 4 straight wins from 126 to 145 to take control.

After Jensyn Schaal was nipped 7-6 in the 120 bout, the Cougars went on a roll to gain a 12-3 lead.

Jackson Margis whipped Alex Colbeth 8-2 while Marc Lansin took care of Andrew Colbeth at 132 11-4. Kevin Lansin followed with a 3-0 decision at 138 and Alex Stodola defeated Cameron Crawford 8-5 at 145.

Coach Casper could only watch as the lead stood at 24-16 with two wins over the next 5 bouts. Coming up victorious for the Cougars were individual state champion Mason Mergener with a 2:52 pin at 160 while Dexter Karban moved up a weight and pinned Ian Ruble at 182 in 1:39.

Looking to put the match away, Coleman saw Isaac Nowak suffer a disappointing 3:10 pin at 195 before wrapping things up with a trio of wins.

CJ Pillath, who has been a pleasant surprise in the tournament series, pinned Chant Lablanc at 220 in 2:43, Coty Rosner added a 3:51 pin at 285 to seal the match while Derick Teteak nipped Zach Elmer 7-5 in the final bout at 106.

In the first match against Clear Lake our kids wrestled very good with some very key wins that made a big difference in the victory. Jackson Margis got us going with a win as well as both Lansin boys coming up with big wins against some very good wrestlers. Alex Stodola came away with a huge win against a kid that had a better record than him, Coty Rosner sealed the team victory with a wild 285 pound match that went back and forth. Toward the end of second period, Coty got both arms secured and threw the boy to his back to get the pin. Derick Teteak then came out and wrestled an excellent match beating a very good wrestler,Casper explained. A great team win that sent us to the finals.

Early Losses Critical

In Championship Bout

Against Lancaster 38-21


Heading into the finals as an underdog against Lancaster, the Cougars knew it would be difficult.

And it was!

After pinning a trio of Coleman grapplers in the state individual meet a week earlier, the top ranked team in the Division 3 polls took control early and hung on for the title 38-21.

Coleman could only muster up five wins in the title bout while dropping a number of close matches. Marc Lansin earned a 12-6 decision over Joe Crosby at 132, Trevor Seewald claimed a 16-1 technical fall at 152, Mason Mergener registered a narrow 7-6 decision over David Chadd at 170 for a record 46th win on the season, Isaac Nowak collected a 1:35 pin at 195 and CJ Pillath claimed a 9-0 major decision over John VanDeHey at 220.

Pillath’s victory put Coleman up 21-20 with only three matches remaining. Unfortunately for the Cougars, all three went to Lancaster as Coty Rosner dropped a 10-4 decision at 285, Teteak was pinned in 1:44 at 106 and Brandon Champagne suffered a 3:57 pin at 113 pounds.

The championship match was a lot closer match than score indicates. We knew we were going to have to win every single match we had a chance in to beat a very talented Lancaster team that was ranked #1 all year. Marc Lansin won a very big match to get us started. We had three close matches and needed every one of them to give us the victory, but it just wasn’t our night. It sure wasn’t from a lack of effort as our kids wrestled their hearts out and just came up a little short, Casper explained.

Mason Mergener came away with real big win moving up two weights to 170 against Lancaster’s third place finisher at state the week before getting a takedown at the buzzer to win by one. That victory gives Mason the most wins in a single season than any Coleman wrestler ever with 46.

Narrow losses for Coleman included Kevin Lansin in overtime SV-1 at 145, Karban 12-8 at 182, Rosner 10-4 at 285 and Schaal 6-3 at 120.

Other Coleman matches saw Jackson Margis suffer a 12-0 major decision at 126, Alex Stodola 16-3 at 145 while Hunter Stodola was pinned in 0:52 by two-time state champion Ethan Soderstrom at 160.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
12-06-2017Sports
Conference Play Begins for Area Squads

12-06-2017Sports
Badgers Claim Early Supremecy in M&O Play

12-06-2017Sports
Area Grapplers Take to the Mats

12-06-2017Sports
Peshtigo Bowlers Off to Good Start

12-06-2017Obituaries
Carleton H. Warnecke

12-06-2017Obituaries
Sandra Rust

12-06-2017Obituaries
Laurie A. O'Connor

12-06-2017Obituaries
Mel L. Last II

12-06-2017Obituaries
David M. Kostreva

12-06-2017Obituaries
Mary Koehne

12-06-2017Obituaries
Karen J. Deau

12-06-2017Obituaries
Theresa Boettcher

12-06-2017Obituaries
Kathleen M. Wood

12-06-2017Obituaries
Mildred H. Winkler

12-06-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee School Holiday Concerts

12-06-2017Obituaries
John A. Wilson

12-06-2017Obituaries
Donald C. Reiter

12-06-2017Obituaries
Gary Keller

12-06-2017Obituaries
Kim M. Jones

12-06-2017Obituaries
William C. Holmes

12-06-2017Obituaries
Dorothy M. Butler

12-06-2017Obituaries
Peter C. Brown

12-06-2017Obituaries
Charles W. Boshan

12-06-2017Obituaries
Nancy Palenica

12-06-2017
Neil J. Ondracek

12-06-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Church Free Dinner, Movie

12-06-2017Obituaries
Gerald Lesperance, Jr.

12-06-2017Obituaries
James D. Kohn

12-06-2017Obituaries
Rick G. Klimek

12-06-2017Obituaries
Terrance R. Ingram

12-06-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Board Meeting Dec. 13

12-06-2017Community - Wausaukee
Ranger Booster Club Fundraiser is Feb. 10

12-06-2017Community - Crivitz
21 Crivitz Students at Education Fair

12-06-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Services, Free Dinner Dec. 24

12-06-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Christmas Float Made by Those with Disabilities

12-06-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Christmas Dinner

12-06-2017Community - Coleman
Founders of Coleman Cancer Event Raise Over $75,000

12-06-2017Community - Coleman
Swede Town Shed Damaged by Fire

12-06-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Hosts Senior Citizens

12-06-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Board to Discuss Two Overnight Student Trips

12-06-2017Front Page
Open House at New PCM Credit Union

12-06-2017Front Page
Lock, Gryzwa Will Not Seek Re-Election to Peshtigo Council

12-06-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Town Board Okays $925,412 Budget

12-06-2017Front Page
Marinette Firemen To Expand EMS Coverage

12-06-2017Front Page
Pound Parade Dec. 9, Special Meet Dec. 11

11-29-2017Sports
Bighead Carp Caught on Lower Wisconsin River

11-29-2017Obituaries
Frances T. Weimer

11-29-2017Obituaries
Donald Simonet

11-29-2017Obituaries
Bernard Pranica

11-29-2017Obituaries
John E. Pardee

11-29-2017Obituaries
Joan Paque

11-29-2017Sports
WIAA & Kwik Trip Resumes "Road Team of the Week"

11-29-2017Obituaries
Thomas Maye

11-29-2017Obituaries
Gerald Lesperance, Jr.

11-29-2017Obituaries
Deanna D. Koller

11-29-2017Obituaries
Ross F. Kies

11-29-2017Obituaries
Norman Jensen

11-29-2017Sports
Badgers Beat Rangers in OT

11-29-2017Obituaries
Paul G. Hoffman

11-29-2017Obituaries
Floyd W. Herson

11-29-2017Obituaries
Rose P. Hein

11-29-2017Obituaries
Connie A. Gustafson

11-29-2017Obituaries
Nancy I. Grun

11-29-2017Obituaries
Carl Francis

11-29-2017Obituaries
Rita R. Fitt

11-29-2017Obituaries
Elizabeth L. Felix

11-29-2017Obituaries
Lawrence Eichhorn

11-29-2017Obituaries
Larry P. Eatherton

11-29-2017Obituaries
William Doyen, Sr.

11-29-2017Obituaries
Robert E. Brown

11-29-2017Obituaries
Daniel W. Cloutier

11-29-2017Obituaries
William Caley

11-29-2017Obituaries
Helen M Bezio

11-29-2017Obituaries
Cheryl L. Aldrich

11-29-2017Sports
Marines Hold on for Tight Win in Peshtigo

11-29-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-29-2017Perspectives
From My Window

11-29-2017Community - Wausaukee
Ranger Booster Club Fundraiser is Feb. 10

11-29-2017Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Board Hears Wausaukee School Report

11-29-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Church Free Dinner, Movie

11-29-2017Community - Wausaukee
796 Shoebox Gifts Collected for OCC

11-29-2017Community - Crivitz
Special Olympics in Crivitz Starts Dec. 3

11-29-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Village Board Approves Upgrades

11-29-2017Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Hosts Vintage Snomo Show

11-29-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Continues Discussions To Update Zoning Ordinance

11-29-2017Community - Coleman
Gift Baskets Topic at Library Dec. 6

11-29-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Youth Wrestling Sign Up

11-29-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Village Board Dec. 4

11-29-2017Community - Coleman
Senior Club To Meet on Dec. 4

11-29-2017Front Page
The Wall That Heals Coming to Crivitz Aug. 30 - Sept. 2

11-29-2017Front Page
Airplane Tampering Allegations Draw Objections, Responses

11-29-2017Front Page
Committee Recommends Keep Chicago Court Name

11-29-2017Front Page
Wausaukee Tax Rate Unchanged From 2017

11-29-2017Front Page
Marinette City Budget Public Hearing Nov. 30

11-22-2017Obituaries
Dolores Behringer

11-22-2017Obituaries
Mildred J. Berman

11-22-2017Obituaries
Mason S. Ermis

11-22-2017Obituaries
Phyllis E. Gretzon

11-22-2017Obituaries
Amina Hambrick

11-22-2017Obituaries
Suzanne Hansen

11-22-2017Obituaries
Evelyn B. Holl

11-22-2017Obituaries
Joan M. Johnson

11-22-2017Obituaries
Brian H. Jossart

11-22-2017Obituaries
Theodore B. Knutson

11-22-2017Obituaries
Donald Lewandowski

11-22-2017Obituaries
Barbara J. Parrett

11-22-2017Obituaries
Charles P. Sindberg

11-22-2017Obituaries
Kathleen E. Selby

11-22-2017Obituaries
William R. VandenBloomer

11-22-2017Obituaries
James Wirtz

11-22-2017Obituaries
Linda Woulf

11-22-2017Sports
Bucs Dominate Roadrunners With Strong Second Half

11-22-2017Sports
Majewski's Career High Pushes Lakeland Past IIT

11-22-2017Sports
DNR Assessed Lakes and Rivers Remain Healthy

11-22-2017Sports
Cavaliers Thankful to Enter Win Column

11-22-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-22-2017Perspectives
From Our Readers

11-22-2017Perspectives
From My Window

11-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Nov. 27th

11-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Town Wausaukee Sets $449,623 Tax Levy

11-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Labor of Love Family Collection

11-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Hosts Turkey Trot Nov. 23

11-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Board Passes Budget Revisions

11-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Christmas Dinner

11-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Christmas Tea at Crivitz Dec. 9th

11-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Christmas in Bethlehem at Crivitz Church Nov. 25

11-22-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman FFA Off To a Fast Start

11-22-2017Community - Coleman
Town of Pound Considers Possible Cheese Factory

11-22-2017Community - Coleman
Gift Baskets Topic at Library Dec. 6

11-22-2017Community - Coleman
12th Annual Christmas Bazaar, Craft, Vendor Sale

11-22-2017Front Page
County, Town, State Working To Improve Internet Service

11-22-2017Front Page
Wausaukee Faces Problems With False WWTP Testing Reports

11-22-2017Front Page
Former Hammes Garage Site Is Now A Vacant Lot

11-22-2017Front Page
Nogalski Reports On State Of Cemetery

11-22-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Tree Lighting Ceremony at Triangle Park

11-15-2017Sports
2017 Nine-day Gun Deer Season Opens Saturday, Nov. 18

11-15-2017Sports
WIAA State Football This Week in Madison

11-15-2017Obituaries
Eugene C. Sobeck

11-15-2017Obituaries
Dorothy M. Perkins

11-15-2017Obituaries
Ronald J. Lindgren

11-15-2017Obituaries
Sharon E. Heitkemper

11-15-2017Obituaries
George G. Garbell

11-15-2017Sports
Menominee's Playoff Run Ends

11-15-2017Obituaries
Jody L. DeHut 

11-15-2017Obituaries
Daniel W. Cloutier

11-15-2017Sports
Bulldogs Beat Foxes

11-15-2017Obituaries
Donald L. Champagne

11-15-2017Obituaries
James L. Bogusz

11-15-2017Obituaries
Ursula Whiting

11-15-2017Obituaries
Phyllis Turner


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
© 2000-2017
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites