PHS boys win fifth straight EWC crown


ZACH ALBERS (right) and Plymouth teammate Connor Joseph (middle) compete in a 110-meter high hurdles heat at Tuesday’s EWC Track Meet. Albers and Joseph finished third and sixth, respectively, in the finals. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley ZACH ALBERS (right) and Plymouth teammate Connor Joseph (middle) compete in a 110-meter high hurdles heat at Tuesday’s EWC Track Meet. Albers and Joseph finished third and sixth, respectively, in the finals. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers captured an impressive fifth straight Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys track championship here Tuesday.

PHS outscored runner-up Two Rivers, 147-138, keyed by a strong showing in the sprints and long jump.

Two Rivers successfully defended its EWC girls title as it rolled up 157 points. Kiel took second with 138½ and PHS was third with 132.

The duo of Samuel Staehling and Jake Schneider scored 33 team points for the PHS boys in the 100- and 200-meter dashes combined. Staehling won the 100 and Schneider was second. In the 200, Schneider was first and Staehling, fourth.

The PHS boys also won the two sprint relays – 400 and 800.


KYRA KRONBERG of Plymouth gears up for a throw in the shot put at Tuesday’s EWC Track Meet. Kronberg placed third. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley KYRA KRONBERG of Plymouth gears up for a throw in the shot put at Tuesday’s EWC Track Meet. Kronberg placed third. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley “Both teams had great nights. It was a great way to end our association with the EWC,” said PHS head coach Jay Grosshuesch.

Senior Mary Albert led the PHS girls with a first-place finish in the 100 high hurdles and a second in the 300 low hurdles. Sophie Bolich had second-place finishes in the 1,600 and 3,200 races.

“Our boys had a great nights as we scored multiple times in several events. We did a great job in the 100 and 200 as all three competitors scored very well. Also sweeping the top three places in the long jump was a huge lift,” said Grosshuesch.

Cody Kuhn won the long jump for the Panthers.

“For the girls, our distance and mid-distance athletes had great meets. Mary Albert also had a great night, including a personal record in her 100-meter hurdle win,” said the coach.



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