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Boys Golf Take the Victory at Randolph Meet

by Alle Koehler

On Monday, May 9, the Pierce boys golf team traveled to Randolph where the team ended up being on top with a low score of 324 followed by Hartington with a score of 338. 

The boys team played hard and the results showed. Placing first overall in the meet was Pierce golfer, Abram Scholting, shooting a 71. Scholting says, “We were all on top of our game and the ending result came out the way we wanted.”

Also, placing individually during the meet was Travis Emory scoring an 80 and coming in fourth place. Dalton Svoboda came in eighth place with a final score of 86. Not far behind was Jacksen Wachholtz shooting an 87, ending in 15th place. Cooper Wachholtz placed 29th with a score of 95. 

Head coach Rick Adams commented on the meet saying, “It was a very good day, three of the guys had their best rounds of the year. This gives us a good boost of confidence 

going into districts next week.”

The boys will be back in action at the district tournament on Tuesday, May 17, at the Wayne Country Club. 

Bluejays Swing to Victory at Battle Creek

by Addison Sporleder


After previously winning the Mid-State Conference tournament in Battle Creek, the Bluejays headed back once again on Thursday, May 5, where they claimed another victory. 

Head coach Rick Adams stated, “I was extremely pleased with our performance at Battle Creek. It is always good to win a meet as a team as well as have the individual champ in Travis. We are looking forward to district action next Tuesday.”

The team consisted of senior Kelton Anderson; juniors Dalton Svoboda, Jacksen Wachholtz, Abram Scholting; and sophomore Travis Emory. 

Emory was the individual champ of the meet, shooting a 79. Not far behind Emory was Scholting in fifth place, shooting an 83. Wachholtz shot a 93 and placed 16th. Svoboda placed 19th by shooting a 96. Finally, Anderson finished in 23rd, shooting a 98.

Scholting commented, “I thought that we played well as a team. I think we could probably improve on our short game a little bit, but overall it was a solid day.”

Pierce will be back on the greens on May 16 for the district tournament at the Wayne Country Club.

Mid-State Conference Golf at Battle Creek 

By Ella Gaes 


On May 3, the Pierce boys varsity golf team traveled to the Evergreen Hills Golf Course in Battle Creek to compete in the Mid-State Conference golf tournament. 

The varsity team consisted of senior Kelton Anderson; juniors Abram Scholting, Dalton Svoboda, and Jacksen Wachholtz; and sophomore Travis Emory. 

Pierce was able to walk away by winning the tournament with an overall score of 349. Scholting and Emory took the top spots taking home first and second place, respectively. They both tied for first place, but Scholting won the playoff.

Scholting commented on the day saying, “Well, the day was pretty good, [it] started out a little cold, but it got better. It was really cool to win as a team and be champs for the second year in a row and also cool to have the top two medalists be from Pierce.”

Anderson shot a 102 , Svoboda shot a 94, Wachholtz shot a 97, and Scholting and Emory shot a 79.

Also golfing for Pierce at conference golf were Cooper Wachholtz and Nikolas Harvey who both shot a 95, and Camden Jansen who finished with a 106

Emory also stated, “Overall it was a nice day for golf. We did well enough as a team to get first, but we know that we can shoot lower since we’re getting close to districts. The playoff was very nerve racking, but overall it was a good day.”

Pierce will play at the Wayne Country Club on Tuesday, May 17. 


JV Golf Wraps Up Their Season

by Maggie Painter 


On Friday, May 6, the Pierce JV golfers competed for their second to last time this season in Stanton. 

Juniors Nikolas Harvey and Matthew Steffen shot a 99 and a 107 respectively. Sophomore Camden Jansen shot best score for the team with a 98. Freshman Cooper Wachholtz shot a 100, while his teammate and classmate Kreighton Simpson shot a 125. 

Coach Jason Freudenburg stated, “The guys did a great job on Friday. They continue to get better every time they are out on the course. They have improved a lot in the last few weeks, especially with their putting and chipping. Overall, I am very proud of how these young men improved throughout the season.” 

Steffen adds, “It was a great day for golfing and several people did extremely well.”      

The golfers also competed at the Pierce Invite. 

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