Bogojevic wins HON title; Spartan hockey team skates to 2-2 tie at Crookston

Superior Telegram Superior High School's Nikola Bogojevic pinned all three opponents on his way to winning the 285-pound weight class at the Heart O' North Conference championships Saturday in Chetek. Bogojevic, who is currently ranked No. 1 amon...

Superior Telegram

Superior High School's Nikola Bogojevic pinned all three opponents on his way to winning the 285-pound weight class at the Heart O' North Conference championships Saturday in Chetek.

Bogojevic, who is currently ranked No. 1 among Wisconsin's heavyweights with a record of 38-0, recorded pins in 10 seconds, 25 seconds and 3:50. The senior also has 125 career wins at SHS.

The Spartans also had Nick Kirchoff finish second at 119 pounds; Tom Naughton (112), Jimmy Lamoreaux (152), Billy Lamoreaux (160) and Ben Regner (215) all finished in fourth place; and Cole Schorr (171) picked up five points with a sixth-place finish.

The Spartans finished in sixth place as a team with 114 points. Cumberland won the team title with 201 points.


The Spartans will next compete in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet Saturday in River Falls. The top four in each class advance to the sectional tournament.

Heart O' North Conf. Tournament

Saturday At Chetek

Cumberland, 201; 2. Ladysmith, 196.5; 3. Northwestern, 160; 4. Chetek-Prairie Farm, 141; 5. Bloomer, 126.5; 6. Spooner, 114; 7. Superior, 98; 8. Barron, 91; 9. Hayward, 64.

Superior's Results

112 -- Tom Naughton, fourth place with 12 team points: lost 5-0 decision to John Sherwood (Cumberland); won 10-0 major decision over Chris Larson (Barron); won by injury default over Andrew Callaway (Chetek-Prairie Farm); lost 11-1 major decision to Conner Stone (Bloomer).

119 -- Nick Kirchoff, second place with 20 points: pinned Michael Peggar (Ladysmith), 1:17; pinned Trent Seibel (Bloomer), 1:13; lost 12-3 major decision to Denver Quenette (Spooner).

140 -- Zach Dominguez: pinned by Beau Bergstrom (Cumberland), 0:52; lost 6-4 decision to Pat Novak (Ladysmith).


152 -- Jimmy Lamoreaux, fourth place with 11 points: lost 6-3 decision to Tommy Zappa (Cumberland); pinned Jon Mullally (Hayward), 3:44; won 10-8 decision over Otis Hamilton (Ladysmith); lost 12-3 major decision to Zappa (Cumberland).

160 -- Billy Lamoreaux, fourth place with 11: lost 13-2 major decision to Levi Nayes (Bloomer); won 7-0 decision over Isaiah Smith (Northwestern); pinned Nate Hominger (Hayward), 5:57; pinned by Mike Niles (Ladysmith), 1:01.

171 -- Cole Schorr, sixth place with five points: pinned by Adam Langer (Chetek-Prairie Farm), 5:19; won 11-3 major decision over Jake Levine (Northwestern); pinned by Jake Sinclair (Barron), 0:42; pinned by Wyatt Butkiewicz (Hayward), 1:59.

189 -- Cam Stanley: pinned by Justin Swartz (Bloomer), 1:48; pinned by Shaun Robotka (Chetek-Prairie Farm), 1:29.

215 -- Ben Regner, fourth place with 13 points: lost 3-0 decision to Bryce Arnes (Cumberland); pinned Mark Neta, 1:24; pinned Chris Frankfourth (Ladysmith), 5:39; lost 2-1 decision to Bryce Arnes (Cumberland).

285 -- Nikola Bogojevic, first place with 26 points: pinned Erik Wiedmyer (Ladysmith), 0:10; pinned Michael Dorry (Cumberland), 0:25; pinned Morgan Neuman (Chetek-Prairie Farm), 3:50.

Boys hockey

The Saprtan boys hockey team skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with the Crookston Pirates Friday night at the one-week-old Crookston Sports Center.


The Spartans were scheduled to be in action again Saturday in Crookston, but the Jamestown (N.D.) Bluejays cancelled the game because of poor weather conditions.

In Friday's game, Superior took a 2-0 lead in the first period on power-play goals by Mitch Kontny and Kellen McCoshen.

The Pirates (6-14-2) answered with goals in the second and third periods and the Spartans outshot Crookston 6-2 in a scoreless OT period.

After failing to manage a shot on goal for the first 13 minutes of the game, Superior made its first one count as Kontny's shot from the point made it through traffic and past the goalie with an assist from Chris Bishop.

The Pirates quickly took another penalty and the Spartans struck again 2:20 later as Kontny fed McCoshen with a pass in the right circle and he snapped off a quick shot that beat Pirate goalie Nick Biermaier. Bishop picked up his second assist on the tally.

Superior missed out on two more power-play attempts in a second period, then saw Crookston make it a 2-1 game with 1:51 remaining as Alex Edevold beat Spartan goaltender Joel Pettingill top shelf with a wrister from just inside the blue line.

The Pirates tied the game at 2-2 just 56 seconds into the third period as Mark Bittner scored with an assist from Nick Regeimbal.

Each team had a power-play chance in overtime, including Superior for the final two minutes of the game.


The Spartans (11-7-1) wrap up the regular season by hosting Duluth Marshall at 2 p.m. Saturday.

SPARTAN SPIN: Behind 57 shots on goal, Superior won the JV game 2-0. Taylor Olson scored both Spartan goals and Brandon Burd, Eric Quam and Joel Broberg picked up assists. Braxton Lahti and Cody Schimming shared goaltending duties for Superior.

Superior 2 0 0 0 -- 2

Crookston 0 1 1 0 -- 2

First Period: 1. SHS, Mitch Kontny (Chris Bishop), 13:03 (pp). 2. SHS, Kellen McCoshen (Kontny, Bishop), 15:23 (pp).

Second Period: Alex Edevold 2 (Mark Bittner, Zach Mercil), 15:09.

Third Period: Bittner (3), Nick Regeimbal), 0:56.

OT: No Scoring.


Saves: Joel Pettingill, SHS 4-5-3-2--14. Nick Biermaier, Crookston 1-9-4-6--20.

Boys swimming

The SHS boys swimming and diving team narrowly lost to Virginia at home Thursday and then finished ninth in the Hibbing Invitational Saturday.

"Wisconsin is two weeks ahead of Minnesota, and with sectionals next week, our swimmers are half-rested," SHS coach George Lehman said. "Performances are usually erratic when tapering and we had uneven performances, as could be expected. Our distance swimmers performed well as did a few swimmers who were rested early in attempts to earn a spot at sectionals."

Jake Noonan ended the season undefeated in dual meet action by sweeping the 200 and 500 freestyles with personal best times in each. Mike Sherwood had a personal best in diving to move into seventh on the SHS all-time list for dual meet six-dive competition. McQuade Arnold had a fast meet, swimming personal bests on relays and the 50 freestyle.

On Saturday in Hibbing, Noonan placed second in the 200 free for Superior's best placing. Despite swimming short-handed Superior scored well against a particularly strong field.

Superior swims in the WIAA Hudson Division 1 Sectional at the Hudson Middle School this weekend. Diving is at 5 p.m. Friday with swimming scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Virginia 93, SHS 92


200 medley relay: 1. SHS A, 1:52.78 (Tim Mahan, Andre Anderson, Scott Kvam, George Eisenmann); 4. SHS B, 1:59.99 (Vikram Gill, Dylan Holck, Matt, Sherwood, McQuade Arnold); 6. SHS C, 2:22.50 (Owen Haugen, Joey Bowser, Devon Patterson, Cameron Gray).

200 freestyle: 1. Jacob Noonan, 1:55.91 (personal best); 4. Ian Walker, 2:10.37; 5. Haugen, 2:22.60 (PB).

200 individual medley: 4. Gill, 2:28.49 (PB); 5. Holck, 2:33.66; 6. Matt Sherwood, 2:38.39.

50 freestyle: 1. Eisenmann, 24.51; 2. Kvam, 24.60; 4. Ford, 24.78.

1-meter diving: 1. Mike Sherwood, 210.0 (PB); 3. Gray, 71.45; Nick Gilbertson, 68.25.

100 butterfly: 3. Mike Sherwood, 1:03.35 (PB); 4. Mahan, 1:05.38; 6. Matt Sherwood, 1:10.39.

100 freestyle: 3. Eisenmann, 53.34; 4. Ford, 55.90; 5. Anderson, 56.51.

500 freestyle: 1. Noonan, 5:18.75 (PB); 4. Walker, 5:55.66.

200 freestyle relay: 1. SHS A, 1:38.49 (Anderson, Eisenmann, Ford, Noonan); 3. SHS B, 1:39.66 (Mike Sherwood, Gill, Kvam, McQuade); 6. SHS C, 2:11.78 (Bowser, Patterson, Gray, Gilbertson).

100 backstroke: 3. Mahan, 1:05.78; 4. Gill, 1:08.04; 6). Haugen, 1:16.30 (PB).

100 breaststroke: 1. Anderson, 1:12.46; 2. Holck, 1:12.95; 5. Bowser, 1:15.49 (PB).

400 freestyle relay: 2. SHS A, 3:38.80 (Mike Sherwood, Ford, Kvam, Noonan); 4. SHS B, 3:59.98 (Walker, Mahan, Bowser, Arnold); 6. SHS C, 5:02.74 ( Matt Sherwood, Haugen, Patterson, Gilbertson).

Hibbing Invitational

Team Scores

Simley 452, Duluth 273, Hibbing 258, Virginia 247, Grand Rapids 241, Bemidji 240, Bloomington 237, Richfield 191, Superior 183.

Superior Scorers

200 medley relay: 8. SHS A, 1:53.77 (Scott Kvam, Andre Anderson, Mike Sherwood, Mason Ford); 14. SHS B, 2:02.65 (Vikram Gill, Dylan Holck, Matt Sherwood, Ian Walker).

200 freestyle: 2. Jacob Noonan, 1:55.25 (PB).

50 freestyle: 7. George Eisenmann, 24.26; 13. Ford, 24.81.

1-meter diving: Mike Sherwood, 312.00.

100 butterfly: 13. Mike Sherwood, 1:03.55.

100 freestyle: 7. Eisenmann, 52.83.

500 freestyle: 6. Noonan, 5:26.0; 16. Gill, 5:43.87.

200 freestyle relay: 4. SHS A, 1:38.01 (Anderson, Eisenmann, Kvam, Noonan); 14. SHS B, 1:47.07 (Gill, Joey Bowser, Matt Sherwood, Dylan Holck).

100 breaststroke: 9. Anderson, 1:10.35; 13. Holck, 1:12.96.

400 freestyle relay: 6. SHS A, 3:38.48 (Mike Sherwood, Eisenmann, Ford, Noonan); 15. SHS B, 3:56.72 (Kvam, Haugen, Walker, Bowser).

Girls basketball

The SHS girls basketball team cruised past the Proctor Rails 66-30 Friday night in the Proctor High School gym.

Bettye Jo Nelson led the Spartans with a game-high 28 points. Raya Kosey and Sam DeMeyer added eight points apiece followed by Christina Diedrich with seven; Ashlee Knight and Mary Beth Amys, four apiece; Janelle Strewler, three; and Allison Gotelaere and Sharita Turner, two apiece.

Lindsey Verhel led the Rails (2-17 overall, 1-8 Lake Superior Conference) with 13 points.

The Spartans (10-6, 6-4), who led 33-16 at the half, host Duluth East at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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