The Northwestern Tigers boys golf team followed up a first-place finish at Friday’s Bloomer Invitational with a pair of Heart O’ North Conference wins Monday at the Tee-Away Golf Course in Ladysmith.
The Tigers carded a 309 in Bloomer, well ahead of Hayward, 332; and Bruce, 337, which finished second and third.
Justin Alexson and Gabe Dinkel finished first and second with a 71 and 73, respectively. Peter Lindsay added an 82 and Grant Pearson carded an 83.
The Tigers carded a 152 Monday at Ladysmith while Hayward came in at 166 and the host Lumberjacks carded a 173.
Alexson was medalist with a 36, one stroke ahead of Dinkel’s 37. Vosiah Vik was next with a 39 and Pearson turned in a 40. Lindsay had a non-counting 41.
The Tigers will competed in the Nemadji Invitational at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nemadji Golf Course.
Top 5 Individuals
Justin Alexson, N, 71; Gabe Dinkel, N, 73; Logan Price, Bloomer Black, 75; Logan Veehendall, B-W, 75; Spencer Gordon, RL, 78.
The Northwestern softball team is on a three-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader with Chetek-Weyerhaeuser on Saturday and defeating Spooner 3-1 Tuesday in Maple.
Shelby Schultz picked up all three pitching wins for Northwestern to put the Tigers at 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Heart O’ North Conference. Against the Spooner Rails she pitched a four-hitter with three strikeouts.
“Shelby is not only pitching well, offensively she is putting the bat on the ball,” said NHS coach Scott Janigo. Schultz a senior, bats fourth for Northwestern and was hitting around .500 over the past few games.
Against Spooner Haley Eller and Alie Larson both had doubles for the Tigers. Spooner’s run was unearned.
The Tigers host Ladysmith in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday and then host Barron for a pair of games at 11 a.m. Saturday.
“Those are some huge conference match-ups that may be a deciding factor in the conference championship in a few weeks,” Janigo said.
On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Chetek and defeated the Bulldogs 10-4 and 7-0.
Schultz allowed seven hits and two earned runs in the first game while striking out four and walking two.
Northwestern tallied 14 hits for the game, led by Sarah Miller going 3-for-5 with a run and stolen base and Abby Schulz going 3-for-5 with a run and three RBIs. Aliex Friend was 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple, double and three RBIs.
In game two, Schultz earned the shutout and went 2-for-3 at the plate. Larson was also 2-for-3 and scored two runs for the Tigers, and Madeline Spangenberg got on base twice and scored two runs. Northwestern had eight hits for the game.
On Thursday, Northwestern suffered a 2-1 loss to Bloomer.
Northwestern led 1-0, but the Blackhawks tied the game with a run in the sixth and then won the game with another run in the seventh.
Schultz suffered the loss, allowing four hits while striking out four and walking three.