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TIGER ROUND-UP: NHS golfers grab share of HON golf title

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The Northwestern High School girls golf team finished tied for first place with Hayward after Wednesday’s Heart O’ North Conference championships at the Spooner Golf Club.

The Tigers went into  the championships with a 16-0 record and 16 match points.

The Hurricanes began the day with 14 match points, but finished in first place with a team score of 375. Northwestern finished second at 381.

Hayward was led by HON Player of the Year Emily Neff, who took medalist honors with a 76 and led the all-conference team with 98 points.

Northwestern’s Kiernan Smith finished second Wednesday with an 87 and second on the all-conference team with 81 points.

Other Tiger scores were Kendra Maki, 95; Sarah Wahlquist, 97; Chloe Larson, 102; and Lita Lind, a non-counting 121.

The Tigers wrapped up the regular season with two wins Monday at Botten’s Green Acres in Lake Nebagamon.

Northwestern finished with a 192, ahead of Ladysmith’s 211 and Luck-Unity-Frederic’s 241.

Northwestern had the three low golfers led by Maki’s 41. Smith was next at 46 and Wahlquist carded 47. Other Tiger scores were Larson, 58; and Lind, a non-counting 62.

Ladysmith’s Camryn Rogers finished fourth with a 48.

Up next for the Tigers is the WIAA Division 2 Regional at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Spooner.

HON Championships

Sept. 20 at Spooner Golf Club

Team Scores

  1. Hayward, 375; 2. Northwestern, 381; 3. Ladysmith, 413; 4. Superior, 437; 5. Barron, 438; 6. Luck-Unity, 443; 7. Cumberland, 461; 8. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 515; 9. Spooner, no team score.

HON All-Conference Girls Golf Team

                                            Match    Conf   Total

  1. Emily Neff, H.................... 80 18 98
  2. Kiernan Smith, NW............... 65 16 81
  3. Lauren Raboin, SHS............. 49 15 64
  4. Camryn Rogers, L............ 51 12 63
  5. Kendra Maki, NW.................. 51 12 63
  6. Jill Bucholtz, L................. 46 8 54
  7. Ally King, H...................... 39 13 52
  8. Jenny Olson, Luck/Unity. 41 4 45
  9. Emma Erickson, Cumb.... 37 3 40
  10. Abi Robbins, H............... 21 14 35

HON Girls Golf

Final Standings

                                            Match    Conf   Total

  1. Hayward........................... 14 16 30
  2. Northwestern....................... 16 14 30
  3. Ladysmith........................ 12 12 24
  4. Superior............................... 8 10 18
  5. Barron............................... 10 8 18
  6. Luck-Unity......................... 4 6 10
  7. Cumberland....................... 5 4 9
  8. Chetek-Weyer................... 2 2 4
  9. Spooner.............................. No team score

Volleyball

The Tigers fell to 7-14 overall and 1-3 in the HON with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-19) loss to Bloomer Tuesday night in Maple.

The Tigers also lost to Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20) Thursday night at Chetek.

The Tigers will host its own invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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