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WHS Gymnastics First Dual meet

January 20, 2019

From Coach O’Hara:

The Whitewater High School Gymnastics Team had there first dual meet of the season on Thursday, January 17th Against Jefferson at Jefferson High School. The gymnasts had a successful ending to their meet ending up with a team score of 121.725. The highlights of the dual meet included Autumn Lesar placing 3rd on Vault scoring an 8.3, Sydney Treder placing 3rd on both beam and floor scoring a 7.65 on beam and an 8.5 on floor, and Trinity Nickels placing 2nd on both bars and beam scoring a 7.75 on bars and a 7.85 on beam. Trinity Nickels also placed 3rd in the All Around with a season-high of 31.45.

WHS wrestler Brianna Staebler ranked in first-ever Wisconsin Girls High School Wrestling Rankings

January 20, 2019
WHS’s Brianna Staebler is ranked #3 in her class in first ever WI Girls High School Wrestling Rankings. (Photo courtesy of Bob Mishcka)

1 – N/A – Natalie Kemp Sun Prairie 12
2 – N/A – Asia Rave Black River Falls 10
3 – N/A – Brianna Staebler Whitewater 10
4 – N/A – Ann Tess Sun Prairie 11
5 – N/A – Savannah Ahnen Racine Case 11

Wisconsin Wrestling Online introduces first-ever Wisconsin Girls High School Wrestling Rankings

WIWrestling.com is happy to present the first-ever Wisconsin Girls High School rankings. These rankings recognize girls on wrestling teams at their Wisconsin high schools.

Wisconsin Numbers and Girls High School Wrestling Tournaments

Girls wrestling numbers have grown at all levels in Wisconsin with over 280 girls setting out to join wrestling teams at their high schools for the 2018-2019 season. This growth has motivated Wisconsin Wrestling Online (WIWrestling.com) to prepare girls rankings for the first time ever.

Successful girls’ divisions were offered for the second year in a row, hosted at the following tournaments in 2018-2019; Fond du Lac Invite, Badger State Invitational in Madison (sponsored by Stoughton high school) and the Brookfield Central Lancer Invitational.

See entire article and rankings at WIWrestling.com.

WHS Girls Basketball wins close battle with Beloit Turner, 50-48

January 17, 2019
Kacie Carollo, pictured in this file photo, lead the Whippets with 19 points. (Photo courtesy of Bob Mischka)

From Coach Lippens:

It was a battle to the very end tonight. Fortunately, we came out with the win, beating Beloit Turner 50-48.   Jaden Henneman had one of her best games with a double double, 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Kacie Carollo led the team with 19, Abby Grosinske also scored 12.

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Whippets have Successful day at Rock Valley Conference Duals

January 16, 2019
Carter Friend, shown in this file photo, went 5-0 on the day. (Photoy by Bob Mischka)

Article by John Schimming

On Saturday the teams of the Rock Valley Conference all converged in Big Foot to partake in the RVC Duals. The Whippets went in knowing they were going to have a tough challenge as they were going to be having dual meets against the 5 top teams in the conference all in one day. When the dust settled and the team boarded the bus for the snowy drive home they found themselves 4-1 on the day.

The wins were all very exciting for the whippets. They started off the day with a criteria win over East  Troy as the score was 39-39. Whitewater won on the 4th tie breaker criteria most first points scored in matches, where the whippets scored first in 7 of the 13 matches! With the team success on the day the team pushed their record to 8-1 on the season, 6-1 in the RVC.

Other wins on the day included duals against Edgerton, Jefferson and Turner. All three of these duals were still up in the air with only one or two matches to go so it was very exciting. The whippets sole defeat on the day was to Evansville in a dual that got away from them early with a couple matches that were in Whitewater’s favor but then due to scrambles went against us setting a snowball effect that just became too much for the team to overcome. Before the blink of an eye the team was down 3-24. The team made a valiant comeback but came up short 28-48.  

The day proved to be a true team effort as many stepped up when they needed to in the victories. Cooper Hammond really was a crucial part in the Edgerton dual. He was put into a position where he had to wrestle a very tough opponent but by doing so helped the team in the long run. Josh Hacht also had to step up as he was entered into the line up due to illness setting in.

Going 5-0 on the day for the team was David Cushman and Carter Friend who both had some big wins in the duals as they came down to the wire. In the East Troy Dual, David needed to pin his opponent to push the tie-breaker and he did an outstanding job. Going 4-1 on the day was Amaru Casas who’s only loss was in the East Troy dual however he did have the first takedown in the match which was one of the 7 to help in the dual. Also 4-1 was Wil Leibbrand who wrestled very well all day. Getting into a bad position led to his only loss. During the Edgerton Dual, Will had an outstanding pin to help in the victory.

The Whippets are next in action on Saturday when they travel to the Monroe Invitational. Wrestling at Monroe begins at 9:30.

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