After sending nine of their top ten varsity players to Sectionals from the Sub-Sectional tournament, the Hudson Raiders advanced four of those nine to the WIAA State Tournament in Madison. While Hudson had no Sectional Champions this season, their team finish of four 2nd Place finishes, 1 3rd Place and 1 4th Place finish garnered them the Sectional Runner-Up plaque again this year, the same finish as last year behind Eau Claire Memorial. Players going to the State Tournament on Thursday are: Tyler Grosz, Jacob Grosz, Kade Nickerson and Doubles Team Jack Geurkink and senior Captain Luke Johnson. Good luck at State!
The Hudson Raider varsity tennis team traveled to the Menard YMCA Tennis Center in Eau Claire for the start of the WIAA State Tournament and Sub-sectional play. The team is advancing 9 of 10 players to the Sectionals Tournament on May 22nd in Wisconsin Rapids. Good luck Raiders!
Photo: Competing for the Raiders in Sub-Sectional tennis at the Menard YMCA Tennis Center in Eau Claire were, kneeling left to right, Mitchell Drost, Brett Covey, Luke Johnson and Isaac Hennemann. Standing in the back from left to right are, Assistant Coach John Dahl, Lewis Holmberg, Jacob Grosz, Charlie Neuenschwander, Kade Nickerson, Tyler Grosz, Jack Geurkink and Head Coach John Knutson.
The Raiders finished the BRC in second place to Eau Claire Memorial with a 4-1 Conference record, and an overall record of 17-6 on the season as a team. The line-up for the Hudson Raiders going into the WII Sub-Sectional Tournament will be, at Singles: #1 – Tyler Grosz, #2 – Jacob Grosz, #3 – Kade Nickerson, and #4 – Lewis Holmberg. The three Doubles teams for the Hudson Raiders will be comprised of: #1 – Jack Geurkink & Luke Johnson, #2 – Brett Covey & Mitchell Drost, and #3 – Isaac Hennemann and Charlie Neuenschwander. The team is hoping to send a few players to the State Tournament in Madison May 30th – June 1st. Way to go Raiders!
Photo: Doubles team Isaac Hennemann and Charlie Neuenschwander
The Hudson Raiders took the top two spots in the BRC Tennis Tournament with senior Captain Tyler Grosz winning the #1 Singles Championship. Younger brother, and sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz also won the Championship Title at #2 Singles. Hudson took two second place spots with senior Captain Luke Johnson at #3 Singles and the #2 Doubles team of Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost. Three Raider positions garnered 3rd place finishes including junior Kade Nickerson at #4 Singles, the #1 Doubles team of Jack Geurkink and Brett Covey and the #3 Doubles team of Lewis Holmberg and Charlie Neuenschwander. Seven of the top ten Raider varsity players also garnered All Conference Honors. First Team Honors were awarded to Tyler Grosz and Jacob Grosz. Second Team All Conference Honors were bestowed upon Luke Johnson, Jack Geurkink and Brett Covey and Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost.
Front row from left to right, Hudson’s Singles players: #4, Kade Nickerson, #1 Tyler Grosz, #2 Jacob Nickerson and #3 Luke Johnson. Standing from left to right are assistant coach John Dahl, #3 doubles Charlie Neuenschwander & Lewis Holmberg, #2 doubles Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost (missing), and #1 doubles Brett Covey and Jack Geurkink, along with varsity head coach John Knutson.
From left to right, Hudson assistant coach John Dahl, Sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz, the #2 BRC Singles Champion, Senior Captain Tyler Grosz, the #1 Singles BRC Champion, along with varsity head coach John Knutson.
Hudson will have one more match in New Richmond for a three-way meet with New Richmond, River Falls and Hudson on Thursday. The Sub-sectionals will be held on Monday, May 20th with the Sections being held on Wednesday, May 21st followed by the WIAA State Tournament the following week.
The Middle School Sustainability Club sponsored a “Milk Carton Challenge” for all Hudson schools on America Recycles Day. Willow River was the district winner and received a Red Blaze Maple to plant at their school. Chris Reckinger’s 5th grade class hosted the contest. The tree was presented by Timothy Frank, a club representative and Willow River Alumni. Students planted the tree on Arbor Day.
On Thursday May 2nd, in front of a backdrop of moon and stars and wearing their very best nightwear, North Hudson 2nd graders performed a Pajama Party Concert. Congratulations to everyone involved for the lovely show!
Hudson Middle School 6th grade Family & Consumer Science students learned basic hand sewing and machine sewing techniques while creating a stuffed creature. Students used their new sewing skills while mending classroom pillows throughout the middle school. What a great way to use those skills!