I asked Coach Saylor how to start this recap and he said one word... AWESOME! A switch was flipped for the Necedah baseball team tonight as things began to click. The boys played by far the best game of the year as we defeated a top team in the conference, Cashton by a score of 8-4. Offensively we started strong scoring 4 in the first, Cashton came back to tie the game the top of the fourth, but we regained the lead in the bottom of the inning. We tacked 3 more runs on late in the game off of arguably the best pitcher in the conference. The cardinal players kept putting the ball in play all the way through our lineup. Sam Teumer led the charge with a 3x3 night including a beautifully executed slash base hit to right that scored a run late in the game for us. Ashton Knutson and Jordan Murphy both had a 2x4 night at the plate, scored a run and had an RBI for us. Mike Istvanek had his second double of the week, scored 2 runs and had an RBI as well.
Jordan Murphy started on the mound for us and pitched well giving up 4 runs, only 3 earned. Ashton came in and pitched 3 shut out innings to close the door on the Eagles. Congratulate the boys on the big win - they deserve it! The team travels to Wilton tomorrow to take on Brookwood in our last conference game; we are looking to redeem ourselves from an early season ugly loss.
Tuesday night our Necedah Cardinals traveled to Royall High School to participate in the Scenic Bluffs Conference Meet. The competition was tough, but we had a very good night.
On the girls side, we finished 4th as a team - an amazing feat when you consider we only have 10 girls competing. While we didn't have any Conference champions, there were plenty standout performances. Winning medals were:
>Morgan Brown - 2nd place in the 100m dash
>Kristin Darnell - 2nd place in the 1600m run
>Kaylyn Zielinski, Amanda Zielinski, Cheynne Sterbenz and Sarah Deguire - 2nd place in the 800m relay
>Morgan Brown, Abby Deguire, Sarah Deguire, Kristin Darnell - 2nd place in the 1600m relay
>Morgan Brown - 3rd in the 200m dash
>Kaylyn Zielinski, Amanda Zielinski, Cheynne Sterbenz and Sarah Deguire - 3rd place in the 400m relay
On the guys side, we finished 3rd as a team and had a number of All-Conference performers and numerous medalists. All-Conference honors were earned by:
>Austin Winters - Conference champion in the shotput
>Trey Horbinski - Conference champion in the 1600m run
>Chase Bejster - Conference champion in the 100m dash
>Kris Manning, Cory Adamczak, Hunter Wagner, Chase Bejster - Conference champions in the 400m relay
>Kris Manning, Cory Adamczak, Hunter Wagner, Chase Bejster - Conference champions in the 800m relay
Also winning medals were:
>Tripp Horbinski - 3rd place in the 1600m run
>Tripp Horbinski - 3rd place in the 3200m run
>Cory Adamczak - 3rd place in the long jump
>Cameron Stewart, AJ Nowicki, Bryce Kies, Trevor Hutchins - 3rd place in the 3200m relay
Please congratulate all the team members when you see them for a job well done. Next up is the WIAA Regional Meet at Cashton HS on Monday, May 20th
The boys suffered a tough loss this evening at home to the rival Rockets 9-3. Offensively Noah led the team with a double, RBI and a run. We made a lot of mental errors tonight that we haven't seen from this team; we look forward to getting on the field for practice tomorrow as we prepare for Cashton (home) and Brookwood (at Wilton) on Thursday and Friday this week.
The Softball team dropped two close games to Bangor Monday night. Their brutal schedule continue tonight as they host New Lisbon at 4:00, followed by Brookwood at 5:30. They open up tournament play at Westfield on Thursday.
The baseball team is as follows:
The team traveled to Bangor tonight, and were able to split in the twin bill. Game 1 finished with Bangor on top 6-1. Matt Brown pitched a decent game, but we didn't play defense behind him; all 6 runs were unearned. Leading the offense for the first game was Jordan Murphy who went 2x3 with a double, and Mike Istvanek who went 1x2 with a double and run scored.
Game 2 was much better defensively for us. We were able to jump out to an early lead and keep that lead the entire game in a 5-0 win. Ashton tossed the 5 inning shutout holding Bangor hitters to just 2 hits while striking out 3. Offensively we didn't have a lot of hits, but finally had TIMELY hitting with runners in scoring position. Sam Teumer led the charge going 2x2 with 2 RBIs, and Ashton Knutson was also productive going 1x1 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Congratulate the boys on the win and wish them luck for tomorrow's home game against New Lisbon.
Necedah battled Hillsboro tonight in two close 5 inning games. Offensively we were more patient at the plate, drawing 13 walks in two games, but were not able to execute enough to score many baserunners and win either game. Game 1 final was Necedah 1 Hillsboro 2; game two resulted in 4 Cardinal runs, but 5 for the Tigers. Matt Brown had two hits on the night including our first extra base hit of the season - a double. Mike Istvanek contributed with a single, RBI and a run scored in the second game. Ashton Knutson and Danny Zipperer also hit safely this evening.
Matt Brown pitched the first game tough, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 4 through 5 innings. Jordan Murphy settled in nicely the second game giving up 5 runs (only one earned run) on 5 hits while striking out 5 through 5 innings of work.
The boys get a couple of days rest on the weekend before heading to Bangor on Monday for another double header.
Necedah was the visiting team in a game on our field against Wonewoc tonight. We took advantage of the opportunity to score first putting up two runs in the top of the 1st. We never gave up the lead winning 6-4. Ashton Knutson pitched well in his first complete game this season. Offensively we drew 6 walks and put the ball in play often giving us base runners in all but one inning. Both Jordan Murphy and Ashton Knutson had a hit and 2RBIs each to lead our offense. Not much rest for the boys as they travel to Wilton tomorrow night to take on Brookwood.
The baseball and softball teams travelled to Cashton on Monday night to finally play on a regularly scheduled night as the weather was cooperating. The softball team fell in both games of a doubleheader. The baseball team info is below:
Baseball lost one tonight against a strong Cashton team 0-5. Overall we out hit the Eagles, but their 4 hits were more timely and productive than our 6 hits. The Cardinal offense was led by Jordan Murphy who continues to swing a hot bat, going 2x4 on the night. Noah Herried added a hit as well as a well executed SAC bunt. Defensively we made some mental errors, but still kept the game close. Matt Brown pitched 5 for us tonight and Jordan Murphy came on in relief. The boys play next here against Wonewoc on Wed (4:00 start and we our the "visiting" team); come support the team!
Last evening the Softball team took on the Wolves from Wonewoc-Center. Our girls were on the short end of a 13-1 game. They will look to rebound tonight traveling to WC.
The boys responded well to the impromptu game last evening against Wonewoc-Center. The Cardinals topped the Wolves 5-2. We totalled 10 hits as a team and held W-C to just 2 hits on the night. Our offense was led by Brown and Herried who had 3 hits a piece. Istvanek also had a big hit which scored 2 insurance runs late in the game for us. Brown pitched 5 innings striking out 7 and giving up just one hit; Knutson closed pitching 2, striking out 3 and giving up just 1 hit as well. The team is set to play the Wolves again tonight at their place pending any weather.
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The Softball team came into last evenings game looking to build upon their recent stretch of solid play against the top-seeded NL team. They played a great game and once again got a solid pitching effort from Morgan Kubicek, but it wasn't enough as their bats were silent as they fell 3-0. It was a well-played game and will hopefully lead them into Thursday's doubleheader against the Wolves from Wonewoc-Center.
The Cardinals visited New Lisbon last night and fell 4-0. Overall, there wasn't much offense going for either team. Both teams were only able to get 2 hits (ours by Ashton and Noah) the whole game, but New Lisbon put the ball in play more and was able to take advantage of some mental mistakes.
We get a couple of days off here, then host Wonewoc-Center for a double header on Thursday; then play New Lisbon again here Friday.
We are continually proud of our students as they participate in a variety of events and represent our school and community with character.
Taylor, Macy, and Joe will be competing at State Solo/Ensemble and Matt, Jordan, Olivia, Vanessa, and Conrad will be competing at the State National History Day competition. Both groups compete on Saturday, May 4.
The girls headed to Royall for a conference match up with the panthers and a chance to avenge a 27-20 loss earlier in the year. The girls came out swinging and scored 2 runs in the first. Little did we know that would be all we needed as we came away with a tough 4-1 win for the first win of the year. Give the girls a congrats.
The baseball team traveled to Royall seeking redemption from a 2-0 loss a week and a half ago. The boys did just that winning the game 9-4. The offense exploded tonight with 12 hits off of our opponents top pitcher. Our leadoff, Jordan Murphy led the charge with a 3 hit evening and was followed closely by our 2 and 3 hitters Noah Herried and Matt Brown who each recorded 2 hits. Our execution on offense did not stop there, the boys played beautiful small ball up and down the lineup dropping down 5 productive bunts tonight. Defensively we made the plays and held a lead the whole game. Our defense was led by our battery - Dan Zipperer caught a nice game for our combo of pitchers Matt Brown (win) and Ashton Knutson (save).
The team travels to New Lisbon on Monday for another conference matchup. Congratulate the boys on a job well done tonight.
Good morning. Last night, we hosted the 8 team Cardinal Invitational track and field meet. The weather was dry, but awfully cold. It was another solid performance by our squad as the girls finished 4th and the boys finished second - by a mere 3 points. Medal winners last night include the following:
Morgan Brown - 100m - second place
Morgan Brown - 200m - second place Morgan Brown - long jump - third place
Kristin Darnell - 1600m - second place Kristin Darnell - 3200m - third place
Morgan Brown, Sarah Deguire, Cheynne Sterbenz, Kaylyn Zielinski - 800m relay - third place
Cory Adamczak - 100m - second place Kris Manning - 100m - third place
Chase Bejster - 200m - third place Chase Bejster - 400m - third place
Trey Horbinski - 800m - first place Trey Horbinski - 1600m - first place
Tripp Horbinski - 3200m - second place Zack Deguire - 110 hurdles - third place
Hunter Wagner, Bryce Kies, Mike Corey, Cory Adamczak - 400m relay - first place
Hunter Wagner, Trevor Hutchins, Zack Deguire, Mike Corey - 800m relay - second place
Austin Winters - shotput - first place Kris Manning - shotput - second place
Bryce Kies - discus - third place
We are back in action Thursday in Plainfield for the Tri-County Invitational.
Today Necedah hosted the Mississippi Valley Gifted and Talented Network Techno Expo for high school Physical Science students. It consisted of of the catapult competition where students could earn a total of 45 points for accuracy and 20 points for distance added to results of the "mystery" event which was worth another 50 points. This year the "mystery event" involved creating a propeller that would produce the greatest amount of volts when given 5 seconds of "wind".
Necedah High School went home as champions, placing first of 16 teams! Share your congratulations with the following winning teams:
1st Place: Necedah Marshmallow Monsters: Deneille Lessard, Isaiah Dutscheck, Bre Housworth, and Augie Pintarro
2nd Place: New Lisbon 1- Logan Milton and Zach Martin
3rd Place: New Lisbon 3- Marshal Toelle and Joe Cook
Also doing a great job representing Necedah High School were:
Necedah BAD-Braden Randall, Amber Zander, Dannae Wicka
Necedah Portlandia-Matt Brown, James Becker, Jordan Murphy
Necedah Kill Switch Engaged: Sam Paulik, Ashton Knutson, Conrad Wandler
Thanks to Mrs. Hansen, Mr. Longmore, and Mr. Miller for preparing students for this event through their local catapult competition. In addition, thank you to the Phy Ed Department for sharing their space, to food service for lunch and refreshments, to custodial for set-up/clean-up, to Mr. Miller for creating the "mystery" event, to track for tape measures, and to all of you who emptied 56 paper boxes! If anyone is in need of empty boxes, please see me!
Check out the competition video from Trey and Bryce's Skills USA victory which propelled them to the National Competition. Keep in mind that they completed the task just as time expired.