Superior's Holmes first at D.C. Everest

Superior High School's Leah Holmes finished in first place and teammate Evan Walpole was fifth in their respective races at the D.C. Everest Cross Country Invitational Thursday at 9-mile Forest at the base of Rib Mountain in Wausau.

Cross Country
Superior's Leah Holmes runs in a race earlier this season. (Jed Carlson/

Superior High School's Leah Holmes finished in first place and teammate Evan Walpole was fifth in their respective races at the D.C. Everest Cross Country Invitational Thursday at 9-mile Forest at the base of Rib Mountain in Wausau.

"Leah and Evan ran very well in a high-powered meet," SHS coach Dan Conway said. "The girls race was a bit different as they ran 5,000 meters instead of the usual 4,000. This didn't seem to bother Holmes who won with a time of 19.39 over the hilly course.

Ali Johnson of Clintonville finished second behind Holmes with a time of 19:42.

Walpole finished in a time of 16:40. Michael Larson of Stevens Point finished first in 16:15.

"Both Leah and Evan ran outstanding races on a site that we will see again as the sectional meet, a qualifer for the state meet will be held there the third week of October," Conway said. "I felt all the athletes gave a good account of themselves."


Stevens Point won the boys team title and D.C. Everest was the girls champion.

In JV action, Superior's Seth Felton finished 35 among the boys and Teri Thompson was the fastest Spartan in the girls JV race.

D.C. Everest Invitational

Boys Team Scores

Stevens Point, 34; D.C. Everest, 46; Marshfield, 139; Rhinelander, 144; Rosholt, 144; Wisconsin Rapids, 159; Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 174; Superior, 186; Hortonville, 251; Columbus, 252; Crandon, 360; Menasha, 395.

Girls Team Scores

D.C. Everest, 59; Clintonville, 75; Stevens Point, 86; Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 125; Superior, 130; Hortonville, 137; Marshfield, 146; Laona-Wabeno, 195; Rhinelander, 237; Wisconsin Rapids, 304; Columbus, 340; Crandon, 404; Menasha, 410.

Superior's Results


Varsity Boys: 5. Evan Walpole, 16:40; 26. Brandon Westmoreland,18:24; 31. Chris Carey, 18:34; 59. John Nowicki, 1951; 67. Mason Stien, 20:24; 68. Ben Buchanan, 16:25; Augie Cadotte . 73; 20:41.

Varsity Girls

1. Leah Holmes, 19:39; 27. Malley O'Brien, 21:23; 30. Natalie Kintop, 21:29; 31. Kali Krinvinchuk, 21:37; 5; 41. Rachel Dixon , 2.12; 48. Giselle Sziron, 22.15; 49. Catie Albrecht, 22:1.

Boys soccer

The Spartans improved to 2-8 with a 5-1 win Thursday evening at Two Harbors.

Bryan Wines scored twice and dished out an assist for Superior.

Caleb Du shkin also scored a goal along with two assists, Connor Anderson had a goal and assist, Tyler Gravening scored unassisted and Dylan Semborski and Brandon Gustafson had an assist each.

Superior, which led 3-1 at halftime, got four saves from Jarret Brynes, seven more from Zach Brosdal and two from Nick Hesselgrave.


"We played three goalies, still trying to find a No. 1 varsity goalie," SHS coach Tom Bush said. "Zach made two really great goal-saving plays and overall it was a great win for our team.

"There were a lot of good individual efforts, but I was more happy with the way we came together as a team."

The JV ended in a 1-1 tie with Jake Semborski scoring for Superior.

The Spartans host Rice Lake at noon Saturday and Spooner at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Powder puff football

Homecoming at Superior High School kicks off with the powder puff football games at 7 p.m. Monday at Ole Haugsrud Field.

Admission is $2 or $1 with the donation of a canned food item. Donations will be given to a local food shelf.

The first game will pit the freshmen against the seniors.

Sophomores face off against juniors in the second game, with the winners battling for first place in the final game.

Girls Tennis

The Spartans were trailing Duluth Marshall 3-2 when rains forced the postponement of the Lake Superior Conference match Tuesday at the SHS tennis courts. No date has been set to resume the match.

In earlier action the Spartans lost 4-3 at Hermantown on Sept. 8.

Natalie Burger and Ray Kosey won singles matches and Sarah Olson and Cassie Hanson won their doubles match.

The Spartans host Cloquet Tuesday and play at Duluth East on Thursday. Both matches begin at 4:15 p.m.

Hermantown 4, Superior 3

Thursday, Sept. 8 at Hermantown

Natalie Burger, S, def. Isabelle Dougherty 6-2, 6-2.

Raya Kasey, S, def. Madelyn Miller 6-0, 6-1.

Danielle Luke, H, def. Jillsa Galinda 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Rachael Collier, H, def. Kailey Phillips 6-2, 6-4.


Hannah Peterson-JoAnna Carlson, H, def. Sara DeVirack-Jenny Ostrawski 6-1, 6-2.

Anna VanDeelen-Mariah Ruhanen, H, def. Keely McCall-Jessica Engstrom 6-4, 6-4.

Sarah Olson-Cassie Hanson, S, def. Bailey O'Connell-Jordan Cuva 6-1, 6-1.

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