THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Area Teams Ready To Begin Diamond Seasons
Issue Date: April 19, 2018
Wolverines Ready For Spring Season
The Crivitz Wolverine Baseball team is looking to get things started this season and will be returning 11 letter winners.
Joining the roster this season as seniors will be three Wolverines, Jakob Voss (OF/P), Vinnie Jopek (UTL), Charlie Johnsen (UTL) and Tyler Shubert (INF).
Juniors include Aaron Tormey (INF/P) and Ethan Perkins (OF/C).
"We will be returning 66% of the offensive at bats," said head coach Jeffery Droschner. "We We also have great speed and athleticism as well as strong team defense. We are a bit inexperienced at the pitching and catching positions though and our guys are going to need to step up in those positions."
Last season the Wolverines ended the year 16-11 overall with a 7-5 conference record.
This year Dorschner will be joined on the coaching staff by assistant coaches Scott Evosevich who is in his sixth year of coaching. Brandon LaRue and Tommy Sawinski will be joining the staff as first year assistants.
When asked if any other guys may be varsity prospects Dorschner listed a few. He named Jonah Beherent, Austin Burnside, Alec Grandaw, Eiann Baumann, Riley Bemis and Jerrit Hardy.
"This spring season will fly by once we get outside and it will be over in a blink," said Dorschner when asked about the weather delay. "Our athletes are itching to get outside."
Rangers Look To Imporve With New Coach
This year The Wausaukee Ranger baseball team will be taking the field with a new coach. With the departure of head coach Paul Moser, Jon Betts has stepped in to take the helm.
Joining Betts on the staff this year will be Greg Schroeder, Jamie Delfosse, Dave Messar, Scott McClellan and Zayn Kowalski.
This years squad has three seniors on it and they include Matthew Delfosse (P/C/SS/), Aiden Shaw (1st), Corbin Hultquist (OF).
Juniors are Kyle Struve (INF), Tyler Gruszynski (OF) and Justin Parr (OF).
Sophomore letterman are Cole Taylor (INF) and Hayden Renikow (SS/C).
Other junior are David Earst (OF), Andy Schaal (OF), John Grutza (OF) and Logan Guttbeheut (OF/2nd).
"Our strengths this year will be our pitching and our senior and junior experience," said Betts. "Where there is a weakness is in our depth."
Last year the Rangers ended the season 12-8 overall with a 6-6 conference record.
LeVash's Girls Hungry For Another Conference Championship
After winning the conference championship last season and making a push into the post season the Coleman Cougar Softball team will look for continued success on the M&O diamonds.
Behind the leadership of Jean LeVash who begins her eighth year as head coach the Coleman girls certainly won't be lacking in softball knowledge and experience.
Joining LeVash on the coaching staff this season are Fritz Welcher, Gary Kotecki and Paul Huberty.
The Cougars will be returning two senior letterman in Beth Gannigan (1st) and Annebelle Kotecki (P). Ju ions are Kailey Klimek (C) and Meghan Fraser (OF). Sophomores are Kyla Manning (OF), Caitlin Huberty (SS) and Lauren Osterberg (2nd).
Other returning juniors include Amy Hoffman (OF), Sierra Pashek (P/3rd) and Rebekah Lansin (2nd/3rd).
Haley Forner joins the sophomore list while Michaela Zeitler and Cameron Compe join the freshman prospects.
"Our strengths this year will be our pitching, or solid defense and our excellent hitters," said LeVash. "This team has a very good understanding of the game. Each player here knows their role and is extremely motivated. We do however, need to fill our third base and open outfield positions."