Top prep artists from Manitowoc and Sheboygan May 6-11

There was plenty of action to look back on from the past week.

Here are the top prep performers of the week of May 6-11 in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties.

There will not be a set number of players chosen for each sport in any given week, only those performances that stand out and deserve recognition.

This means there may be more or less than the week before.

Another criterion is to limit the selections to one player per team, per sport.

To submit nominations, email Tom Dombeck at [email protected] by Sunday evening.

Athletics for boys

Romann Alexander, Sheboygan Falls: Alexander finished first in the 400-meter dash at Wednesday’s Eastern Wisconsin Conference quadrangular with a time of 55.31 seconds.

Vince Nienhuis, Sheboygan North: Nienhuis won both the 110 hurdles (15.94) and the 300 hurdles (41.92) at the West Bend East invitational on Friday.

Athletics for girls

Olivia Knowles, Sheboygan South: Knowles won both hurdles at Friday’s Grafton Black Hawk invitational, winning the 100 hurdles (17.54) and 300 hurdles (48.64).

Taylor Anderson, Sheboygan Falls: Anderson won the high jump at the EWC quadrangular on Wednesday with a distance of 4 feet, 10 inches.


Noah Wech, Manitowoc-Lincoln: Wech went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in Manitowoc Lincoln’s 11-10 win over Green Bay Preble on Monday.

Caden Stanzel, Manitowoc Lutheran: Stanzel went 2-for-3 with three RBIs as Manitowoc defeated Lutheran Roncalli 10-0.

Logan Marquardt, Mishicot: Marquardt’s four RBIs helped Mishicot to an 11-1 victory over Sheboygan Lutheran on Saturday. He went 3-for-3 and also scored a pair of points.

Jude Ackeret, Cedar Grove-Belgium: Ackeret got the win on Monday in a 10-0 victory over Sheboygan Lutheran in six innings. He struckout twenty batters and gave up only one hit in six innings, while walking none.

Jackson Neilitz, Plymouth: Neilitz collected three extra basehits in an 18-0 loss to Winneconne in five innings on Thursday. He went 3-for-3 with a double and two triples, while scoring three runs and collecting four RBIs.

Logan Michaels, Random Lake: Random Lake defeated Sevastopol 23-0 in five innings on Friday, with Michaels driving in four runs while going 3-for-5 with three runs scored.

Jake Hillmer, Roncalli: Hillmer threw a three-hit complete-game shutout on Thursday to help Roncalli beat Valders 1-0. He scattered three hits over seven innings and walked three while fanning four batters.

Otis Berge, Valders: Berge was effective on the mound and at the plate for Valders in a 10-0, five-inning win Friday over Hilbert. He went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, scoring each run, including a double. Berge earned the win by pitching four shutout innings and allowing two hits while striking out four.

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Kiran Sanford, Mishicot: Sanford pitched a perfect five-inning game in a 10-0 win over Reedsville on Monday. To make it extra special, all 15 outs came via the strikeout, as not a single ball came into play.

Ava Conrad, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah: Conrad launched a two-run home run and finished with four RBIs in a 15-5 win over Hilbert on Monday. She went 4-for-4 and also scored a pair of runs.

Taylor Halfmann, Kiel: Halfmann went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBIs on Thursday, lifting Kiel to a 14-4 victory in six innings over Roncalli.

Reagan Stalter, Two Rivers: Stalter struckout twelve batters in seven innings on Saturday and helped Two Rivers defeat Hilbert 3-1. She scattered four hits and walked just one in those seven innings, winning the complete game.

Jayla Harter, Random Lake: Harter went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run while scoring twice and driving in seven RBIs as part of a 21-0 victory over Howards Grove in three innings on Monday.

Mara Babak, Sheboygan North: Babak had a double and a three-run home run as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon to help Sheboygan North earn a 9-8 victory over Green Bay Southwest on Monday.

Megan Hochkammer, Valders: Hochkammer went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs on Saturday, helping Valder’s 11-2 win against Reedsville. Both of her hits were of the extra basic variety, with a double and a two-run home run.

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Girls football

Ella Presuitti, Sheboygan North: Presuitti scored a three-goal hat trick on Tuesday as Sheboygan North defeated Manitowoc Lincoln 5-2.

Lily Brusse, Kohler: Brusse’s two goals helped Kohler beat Campbellsport 3-0 on Thursday.

Maria Zylstra, Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian: Zylstra found the back of the net three times for a hat trick in a dominant 10-0 win over Green Bay West on Thursday.

Ariana Jelenc, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah: Jelenc scored a hat trick in Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah’s 5-1 win against North Fond du Lac/Oakfield on Thursday.

Cora Erickson, Cedar Grove-Belgium: Erickson had eight of Cedar Grove-Belgium’s 13 goals as the Rockets rolled past Wayland Academy 13-0 on Friday. Erickson scored a hat trick while assisting another five goals.

Kalli Knowles, Plymouth: Plymouth defeated St. Mary’s Springs 8-0 on Thursday, with Knowles providing half the scoring and throwing the ball in five times in the game.

Maddie McDole, Kiel: McDole’s hat-trick led Kiel to a 4-0 win over Howards Grove on Monday.

Boys play golf

Dylan Bramstedt, Valders: Bramstedt earned medal honors at Manitowoc County’s invitational on Friday at Autumn Ridge with a 7-0, 77. With Bramstedt leading, Valders also won the team title, beating Kiel by six strokes.

Boys play tennis

Tom Yoshigahara, Plymouth: Yoshigahara defeated Kohler’s Aidan Schueller in three sets 7-5, 1-6, 10-4 on Thursday in No. 3 singles. Kohler won the game 4-3.

Ray Peroutka, Manitowoc Lincoln: Peroutka defeated Elijah Gefeke of New Richmond at No. 1 singles in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday. Manitowoc Lincoln fell 5-2 as a team.

Dylan Gruneberg, Kohler: Grueneberg didn’t drop a match against Ripon’s Brock Stollfuss at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0 as Kohler won the match 7-0.

Contact Tom Dombeck at 920-686-2965 or [email protected]. Follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @Tom_Dombeck.