TIGER ROUND-UP: NHS boys clip the Cardinals


The Northwestern High School boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 62-52 win over the South Shore Cardinals Thursday night in Maple.

Kade Bartelt led the Tigers with a game-high 29 points, which included six 3-pointers. Sam Risley was next with 14 points, which included a trio of 3-pointers.

Besides making 10 3-pointers, the Tigers were also sharp from the free-throw line, making 12-of-14.

Connor Sorenson led the Cardinals with 28 points, including 24 in the second half.

Northwestern plays at Rice Lake tonight and at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Thursday. Both games begin at 7:15 p.m.


South Shore.................. 17     35        —        52

Northwestern................. 25     37        —        62

South Shore — Chase Reijo 3, Doug Hipsher 10, Steven Kavajecz 3, Connor Sorenson 28, Dallas Williams 8. Totals 21 4-12 52.

3-point goals — Reijo 3, Kavajecz, Sorenson 2, Williams 2.

Northwestern — Brody Payton 4, Anthony Lupa 5, Jake Brill 4, Kade Bartelt 29, Jeffrey McClure 2, Gervase Thompson 2, Jenner Graff 2, Sam Risley 14. Totals 20 12-14 62.

3-point goals — Lupa, Bartelt 6, Risley 3.

Girls hoops

Northwestern ran its record to 3-0 with a 58-14 win over a Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Friday in Maple.

All nine Tigers scored, led by Mac Correll’s 15 points on five 3-pointers.

Katie Lundeen added 10 points, all in the first half; Sam Hoegan had eight; Kasha Hughlett and Kennedy Nelson, six each; Tayva Plasch, Sydney Anderson, and Karsyn Jones, four each; and Kayla Pajtash made a free throw.

Northwestern plays at Spooner tonight then hosts the state’s top-ranked Hayward Hurricanes Friday. Both games begin at 7:15 p.m.

TIGER TALES: The NHS JV defeated Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 54-11, and the Tigers’ “C” team beat Superior, 43-31.


The Tigers started off its season by placing seventh out of 13 teams Saturday at the 54th annual Ellsworth Invitational.

“We had great results for the first competition of the year,” NHS coach Grady Radabaugh said. “Our newcomers and JV wrestlers had some great experiences as well.”

Morgan Berggren finished in first place for the Tigers at 285 pounds.

“Morgan had a hard-fought battle and was able to pull off a win because of grit and being physically fit,” Radabaugh said. “He was able to outwork his opponent in overtime in a very exhilarating match. It was a great way to end the tournament.”

Returning state qualifier Calen Kirkpatrick finished second with 22 points at 138 pounds.

“He had a very strong showing and was only defeated in the finals by a three-time state champion,” Radabaugh said.

The Tigers host Spooner tonight and wrestle at Hayward Thursday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.


Ellsworth Invitational

Northwestern’s Results

113 — Jordan Herman, seventh with two team points.

120 — Freshman Braden Trautt, fifth place with eight points.

126 — Tjay Ziebarth, eighth place with four points.

138 —Calen Kirkpatrick, second place with 22 points.

152 — Zach Pooler, scored four points.

170 — Donny Pooler, fifth place with seven points.

182 — Andrew Hanson, fourth place with 13 points.

220 — Isaiah Huray, fifth place with  10 points.

285 — Morgan Berggren, first place with 26 points.