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Marinette’s Ella Olive poses with her medals after taking second overall at the Wisconsin State High School Trap Shooting Tournament, June 12 in Rome, Wis. Olive took down 95 out of 100 clay targets, finishing with best result in Marinette High School history. Olive was also named the top shooter in the Wisconsin High School Summer League with an average of 22.10.

Butz doubles up on late-model features
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NORWAY, Mich.—Green Bay’s Chad Butz sped to a pair of late model feature wins at Norway Speedway on Friday.

Meanwhile Pembine’s Anthony Schiefelbein fought off late race pressure from point leader Joey Pontbriand to capture the super stock feature. Schiefelbein’s win snapped Pontbriand’s streak of three feature wins in a row.

In the first late model main, Butz passed Scott Stanchina for the lead on lap 11 and never relinquished the top spot.

In the second late model feature, Kaukauna’s Will Timmers made contact with Robby Iverson at the drop of the green and Timmers’ car flew into the outside retaining wall. Timmers was shook up and the wreck sidelined him for the contest.

Butz wasted little time getting to the front and cruised to victory.

Several wrecks, one of which sent Pontbriand flying off the paved third-mile and onto the fairgrounds horse track, marred the super stock main. The Norway driver drove his machine into the pits and rejoined the contest.

With his battered machine, Pontbriand remained competitive and despite pitting a second time was able to thread his way through the field in the caution-plagued event. Pontbriand pressured Schiefelbein in the waning laps but the Pembine driver was up for the challenge and scored the win.

Hermansville’s Dean Bellmore dodged a late race surge from Faithorn’s Trevor Cronick to emerge triumphant in the four-banger feature. In stock car action, Aurora’s Gary Thom returned to the class he competed in a season ago to capture the feature win.

On Friday night, Sayklly’s Candles presents the popular Hall of Fame/Roy Allard Memorial night. A fireworks display will take place at the conclusion of racing.

All Veteran’s will be admitted free of charge. The Class of 2021 for the HOF includes long time track announcer and U.P. radio voice John Koehler, former racers Fred Gignac and Pat Temple, longtime wrecker volunteer and DCRA board member Brian Swanson and former racer and current NASCAR Cup crew chief Greg Ives.

Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.


BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE # 1—Chad Butz, Green Bay; Gregg Haese, Manitowoc, Wis.; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Bruce White; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Will Timmers, Kaukauna, Wis.; Wyatt Spade, Norway; Robby Iverson, Hyde; Ryan Hood, Vulcan; Tom Lindquist, Bark River (DNS); Scott Bolster, Marquette (DNS)

FEATURE # 2—Butz; Stanchina; Wells; Haese; White; Cootware; Spade; Hood; Iverson; Timmers; Lindquist (DNS) +; Bolster (DNS)

FAST TIME—Butz 14.044

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE—Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, Wis.; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, Wis.; Jordan Massicotte, Kingsford; Tony Wender, Kingsford; Destiny Bullard, Marquette; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Matt Charlebois, Wallace

HEAT—Tony Wender; Bob Schiefelbein


FAST TIME—Pontbriand, 15.882

141 AUTO SALES STOCK CAR FEATURE—Gary Thom, Aurora, WI; Nick Kroehler, Appleton, WI; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI; Travis Hulsizer, Menominee; Bobby Lewis, Bark River

HEATS—1. Thom; Lewis 2. Paul Bourgeois, Iron Mountain; Trevor Pankratz, Little Suamico, Wis.

FAST TIME—Kroehler, 18.312

MC SIGNS & GRAPHICS 4 BANGER FEATURE—Dean Bellmore, Hermansville; Trevor Cronick, Faithorn; Cory Grondine, Hermansville; Mike Loberger, Marinette; Elliot Reid, Faithorn; Alex Bellmore, Faithorn

HEATS—1. Alex Bellmore; Cassandra Freeman, Niagara 2. Cronick; Dean Bellmore

FAST TIME—Dean Bellmore 18.460

Spectator Eliminator—Gerald Dugree Jr, Norway

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Marinette track puts on strong showing at Sectionals
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APPLETON, Wis.—The Marinette track and field team set four season records at the WIAA Division 2 Sectionals at Fox Valley Lutheran on Thursday.

Two different boys relay teams ran their best times of the year at Sectionals, with Robert Hruska, Alec Queever, Alex Mamonov and Ryan Demmith taking eighth overall in the 3200 meter relay after crossing the finish line in 9:10.95.

In the 400 meter relay, Braden Bizzelle, Nate Poetzl, Cole Vargo and Finn Seaborg ran a 47.66, finishing 14th overall and narrowly behind the 11th-place team of Aaron Blowhowiak, Jesse Jandt, Adam Reiswitz and Mason Doberstein from Peshtigo.

Not to be outdone, the girls 800 meter relay team of Rylee Hansen, Amara Smalls, Kylie Veriha and Sherrie Wu nabbed 11th place with a time of 1:54.02. Veriha set the fourth season record in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing ninth overall in 18.08.

“Even with these great performances, we did not get any one through to the state meet this year. Looking forward, we will have 45 athletes returning next year. Out of those 45, 24 only have had one year of high school track under their belt. We’ve had a wonderful season and are very proud of all of our athletes. We are also really looking forward to next season,” Marinette coach Jess Scheer said.

The Marine boys finished 30th with a team-score of two. Freedom (90) was first with Little Chute (63) and FVL (50) rounding out the top-three.

The Marinette girls did not finish with enough team points to qualify. The Irish topped the girls side with a score of 131, while Xavier (62) finished second and Little Chute (58) was third.

Poetzl had the best finish at Sectionals for Marinette, taking eighth overall in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.57. Veriha and Hadley Reines each brought home a ninth-place finish, with Veriha competing in the high jump (4-08.00) and Reines (5:53.02) in the 1600 meter run.

Peshtigo’s Caleb Smith ended Sectionals with highest individual finish for the Bulldogs, finishing ninth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:59.90. His teammate, Andrew Nelson, was close behind in 12th place after finishing in 5:05.12.

Cameron Anderson took 10th overall in the shot put with a heave of 42-11.00.

Peshtigo’s grouping of Blohowiak, Jandt, Reiswietz and Darius Sechen brought home 10th place in the 800 meter relay, crossing the line in 1:37.04.

Alexis Hanyes, the lone Bulldog competing on the girls side, tied Veriha for ninth overall in the high jump with a leap of 4-08.00.

Team scores (Boys)—Freedom 90, Little Chute 63, FVL 50, Berlin 37, Shawano Community 36, Winneconne 35, Plymouth 35, New London 33, Xavier 30, Brillion 26, Seymour 26, Valders 26, Sheboygan Falls 24, Denmark 22, Chilton 18, Omro 18, Kohler 17, Kiel 14, Waupaca 14, Luxemburg-Casco 13, Clintonville 13, New Holstein 12, Two Rivers 12, Kewaunee 10, Ahmerst 8, Wrightstown 6, Oconto Falls 5, Sturgeon Bay 4, Wautoma 3, Marinette 2.

Individual results (Boys)

100 meter dash—8. Poetzl (Mar), 11.57

1600 meter run—9. Smith (Pesh), 4:59.90; 10. Nelson (Pesh) 5:05.12

300 meter hurdles—12. Ethan Brissette (Pesh), 44.71

400 meter relay—11. Blohowiak/Jandt/Reiswitz/Doberstein (Pesh), 47.20; 14. Bizzelle/Poetzl/Vargo/Seaborg (Mar), 47.66

800 meter relay—10. Blohowiak/Jandt/Reiswitz/Sechen (Pesh), 1:37.04

1600 meter relay—15. Doberstein/Kyle Goneau/Reese Yunke/Logan Smith (Pesh), 3:53.98

3200 meter relay—8. Hruska/Queever/Mamonov/Demmith (Mar), 9:10.95

Shot put—10. Anderson (Pesh), 42-11.00; 16. Sechen (Pesh), 36-09.25

Team scores (Girls) —Freedom 131, Xavier 62, Little Chute 58, Winneconne 56, Plymouth 55, Shawano Community 47, Two Rivers 40, FVL 28, Berlin 27, Wrightstown 27, Kiel 22, Sturgeon Bay 19, L-C 17.5, New London 17, Brillion 15, Kewaunee 14, Sheboygan Falls 11, Clintonville 10, Menominee Indian 8, Southern Door 8, Amherst 7, Seymour 6, Denmark 5, Omro 4, Valders 4, Oconto Falls 2.5, Wautoma 1.

Individual results (Girls):

200 meter dash—10. Hansen (Mar), 29.33

400 meter dash—10. Elise Schmiege (Mar), 1:05.96

1600 meter run—9. Reines (Mar), 5:53.02

3200 meter run—13. Ava Dahlman (Mar), 13:35.44; 16. Samantha Pieper (Mar), 14:11.62

100 meter hurdles—9. Veriha (Mar), 18.08

400 meter relay—9. Hansen/Wu/Veriha/Smalls (Mar), 53.84

800 meter relay —11. Hansen/Smalls/Veriha/Wu (Mar), 1:54.02

3200 meter relay—14. Dahlman/Pieper/Reines/Karissa Valitchka (Mar), 12:02.18

Shot put—13. Lindsey Wingender (Mar), 33-03.25

High jump—9. Veriha (Mar), 4-08.00; 9. Hanyes (Pesh), 4-08.00

Long jump—11. Wu (Mar), 15-02.75