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Denmark Youth Soccer a No-Go, Alternatives Available

By Alex Strouf, The Denmark NewsDue to the ongoing construction at Denmark High School, Denmark's youth soccer program will not run this spring.The program usually hosts upwards of 400 elementary and middle school players every spring.The program is offering alternatives for players still wishing to put on their shin pads.On Thurs., Jan 25, the Green Bay Strikers organization will hold a sign-up at Denmark Middle School from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Vikings climb in deep hole, can't quite climb out in loss to Little Chute
By Kelly FentonThe Denmark News DENMARK – The Denmark High School boys basketball team couldn’t overcome Noah Mueller’s 28 points and fell, 56-51, on Monday night in Denmark.Mueller rained in six three-pointers, including five in the first half when the Mustangs rolled to a 15-point lead and eventually led by 11 at the half.The Vikings rallied to eventually cut the deficit to 44-42 on a three-pointer and a driving lay-up by Josh Pelischek with 6:20 remaining.
Denmark rallies, but comes up short in critical loss to first-place Marines
DENMARK – The Denmark High School had no answer for Jacob Poetzl in the first half nor for Matt Wagner in the second and suffered a critical 63-58 loss to first-place Marinette in North Eastern Conference action on Friday night in Denmark.Poetzl poured in 18 of his 26 before halftime, while Wagner, the Marines’ top scorer scored 13 of his 17 in the second half, just enough to stave off a Viking rally from 11 down.Brady Jens erupted for 22 points for Denmark, whose 5-game winning streak ended.
Gettin' To Know Ya: Bob Bielinski
By Matt Taicher for The Denmark NewsDENMARK--Bob Bielinski lived his life with joy and with few regrets. He was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Green Bay and he was 95 years old. Bob had two brothers and sisters, one of whom passed away before him.Bob graduated from Denmark High School in 1939. He enlisted into the Army at the age of 23 and was deployed into WWII in 1944 and served for 22 months.
Maribel Grain Brings New Life to Village
 By Charles Collier, The Denmark NewsMARIBEL—Maribel Grain Company’s new gas station and an adjoining Burger King location are expected to be completed by Memorial Day, capping the most aggressive economic development Maribel has seen in some time.Over the last seven years, the Village of Maribel has slowly become known as a community on the decline. Rabas Garage closed but a few years ago, preceded by Denmark State Bank’s departure from its branch there.
Freedom holds off Denmark boys for 61-55 win
DENMARK – Denmark High School had no answer for 6-6 post player Luke Pingel and fell 61-55 to Freedom on Thursday night in Freedom.Pingel poured in 26 points and that was just enough to eclipse an outstanding game by Viking Zane Short, who scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, nabbed four steals, dished out three assists and blocked two shots. Brady Jens added 16 and Sam Sipiorski 10.
Flipping The Script: Denmark's Josh Frerk
By Kelly Fenton, The Denmark News

After being pushed around in his early days as a freshman, Denmark’s Josh Frerk has become the intimidator

DENMARK – Josh Frerk wasn’t exactly given an opportunity to ease into his wrestling career at Denmark High School.Rather, it was the equivalent of a father throwing his toddler into a swimming pool. It was sink or swim.
Freedom's late surge squelches Viking girls' upset bid
DENMARK – Denmark hung with a tough Freedom squad for 30 minutes on Senior Night on Friday before the Irish ran off 14 straight points and held off the Vikings 60-49.Denmark led on two occasions by seven points in the first half, but a 9-0 Freedom run spanning the final minutes of the first half and opening minutes of the second half put the Vikings in a 36-31 hole.
Freedom defense shuts down high-powered Tigers in 70-54 win
WRIGHTSTOWN – The Wrightstown High School boys’ basketball team will have to wait at least one more game to claim a conference crown following a 70-54 loss at Freedom on Thursday night.The Irish (12-4) avenged an earlier nine-point loss to the Tigers (14-2). The setback, combined with Marinette’s cruise past Clintonville, whittled the Tigers’ lead to one game with two left. Wrightstown can claim at least a share of the league crown with a win at home against Waupaca on Monday.
Wrightstown girls advance with regional final win over Foxes
WRIGHTSTOWN – Division 3’s top-ranked Wrightstown High School girls’ shrugged off a sluggish start and pulled away for a 64-50 victory over Fox  Valley Lutheran on Friday night to capture the regional championship.The Tigers, who won for the 23rd straight time following a season-opening loss, will take on Amherst, ranked third in the state, on Thursday in the first round of sectionals. Game time is 7 p.m.
Southern Door catches fire in second half to end Denmark girls' season
DENMARK – The Denmark High School girls gave second seed Southern Door all it wanted in the D3 regional semifinals on Friday night, but the Eagles found the range in the second half to pull away for a 48-29 victory, ending the Vikings season with an 11-13 mark.“I don’t think a lot of people expected us to win 11 games this year and finish tied for fifth in the NEC,” said Denmark head coach Kory Fredrikson.
High-powered Hawks’ 53rd straight win ends Wrightstown run
By KELLY FENTONThe Denmark NewsWRIGHTSTOWN – When you play a team as powerful and dominant and -- over the past two seasons -- as unbeatable as Xavier, you have to try to shake things up, and maybe even abandon a few things that have worked for you throughout the year.And so, on Thursday night in the Division 3 sectional semifinal at Menasha, Wrightstown, an up-and-down team that likes to score in transition, tried to be more patient in an attem
Beining’s late three propels Tigers to regional crown
By KELLY FENTONThe Denmark NewsWRIGHTSTOWN – Cory Haese takes a mostly laisses faire approach with his Wrightstown shooters. If the circumstances are right, let it fly.Jacob Beining deemed the circumstances – tie game, 24 seconds left in a Division 3 regional championship, open in the left corner – to be right.Turns out his impulse and his aim were right as well.
Denmark boys come up short in regional semifinals
DENMARK – The Denmark boys’ season came to a close with a 69-51 loss at Sheboygan Falls High School on Friday night in the regional semis.The Vikings concluded a 14-10 season.Denmark loses six players to graduation, including three who saw significant playing time – starter Josh Pelischek, Nick Rabas and Sam Sipiorski. The other seniors are Grant Vaskelis, Ryan Honnef and John Otradovec.Denmark was hounded by the Falcons’ 1-3-1 zone that forced 20 turnovers.
Cold-shooting Tigers’ long streak, season, come to end
Updated to include quotes and official statsBy KELLY FENTONThe Denmark NewsWRIGHTSTOWN – All indications coming into Thursday night’s sectional semifinal between Wrightstown and Amherst were that the two teams were nearly identical. Each sported 23-1 marks; each ran the table in league play; each scored in the mid-60s.But on Thursday at Menasha, they couldn’t have been less alike.
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