Photo gallery: RHS track, golf, tennis


Hodag Highlights for the week of May 9


Otto Bacher’s annual track and field meet took place last Friday in Merrill, having not been held since 2019. Eleven schools took part in the event on a great night for the meet.

The Hodag boys placed second in the competition, in first place by just 5 1/2 points. The girls placed seventh out of 11 schools.

Among the highlights for the boys, Jaden Beske placed first in the high jump at 5-foot-11, Cole Worrell placed first in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles. Caleb Olcikas ran to a first-place finish in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters. The boys’ 4×200 meters relay with Brendon Eckrich, Arik Beske, Payton Campbell and Beau Howard placed third.

On the girls’ side, Callie Hoerchler placed third in the 100-metre hurdles and fifth in the 300-metre hurdles.

The girls’ first place finish in the 4×200 meters relay saw Reese Gehrig, Sage Flory, Emma Germain and Gussie Gruett race. The women’s 4×100 relay team of Megan Brown, Gehrig, Germain and Flory placed second. Individually, Emma Germain placed second in the triple jump. Megan Brown placed fourth in the 100 and 200 metres. The next meeting will take place on May 17 in Tomahawk.

Boys Tennis

The Hodag boys’ tennis team held their final conference meeting at home against Antigo on Tuesday night in hopes of extending their lead in the conference race.

The Hodags did just that by knocking out Antigo 6-1 with one game to play at Medford on Friday.

At No. 1 in singles, Luke Ring had to rally after losing the first set and came back to win, as did Dalton Fritz at No. 4 in singles. John Currie at No. 3 in singles won in straight sets.

The Hodags’ lone loss came at No. 2 in singles and Elijah Evers.

In doubles, Joey Belanger and Layne Roeser in doubles No. 1 as well as Charlie Heck and Leo Losch in doubles No. 2 won back-to-back sets. Antigo had no one competing at No. 3 in doubles and lost.


The Northwood Golf Course hosted the fourth leg of the conference fixtures. The Hodags again placed third with a team total of 341 shots.

Senior Kole Gechas led the Hodags with a 76.4 over par, putting him in a four-way tie for second place one stroke from first place.

Freshman Brody Kowieski was second for the Hodags and eighth overall with an 80. Garrett Kulhanek finished with a 90, Cal Laggis a 95 and Andrew Henrichs shot a 97. On Thursday, Eagle River hosts the fifth stage of conference games.

Caleb Olcikas on the left finished in first place while Beau Howard on the right placed fourth in the 110 meters.


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