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Cumberland High School, grades 9 through 12, is designed to meet the needs of all students through a wide variety of academic opportunities. Students receive personalized assistance from a dedicated staff in a variety of academic courses that enable them to achieve their academic and future career goals.  The high school's focus is on providing a strong academic curriculum with high expectations for all students.  All core subjects are offered to meet the standard requirements for graduation. The music and drama departments provide other excellent opportunities in band, chorus and theatre. The high school has multiple pathways to assure literacy in computer technology. Many extra-curricular activities in sports, service clubs, academics, art and the performing arts are also offered.

Cumberland High School Names Initial Hall of Fame Class

Cumberland High School has named their initial Athletic Hall of Fame Class, which will be inducted on Friday, September 12. The project will name individuals to one of four classes, athletes, alumni, contributors, and coaches. The Banquet will take place at the Das Lach Haus and tickets will be on sale at several area businesses beginning August 1.

Five people, Principal Ritchie Narges, Athletic Director Mark Fuller, School Board member Don Horstman, Nancy Scharhag, and Chad Olson make up the Hall of Fame Committee. “We had some great names come in to us and picking the initial class was very difficult. We have many deserving people, who will make up the inductees over the next few years,” said Fuller.

The group still hopes to get more nominations from past or current community members. “Please send names of deserving individuals to me at the high school and we’ll go from there,” said Fuller.

The inductees will be recognized with plaques in the high school lobby. Besides the Banquet, they will be honored with a float in the Rutabaga Parade and at the Saturday afternoon, September 13 football game. “The School Board and Superintendent Barry Rose have been extremely supportive of the project and we’re all very excited to recognize some of the people who have played major roles in Cumberland’s outstanding athletic history,” Fuller added.

Making up the initial class are Athletes Julie Alphonse, John Schell, Phil Peterson, Buzz Moen, Jay Gagner, Jamie Olson, Molly Jacobson Lampignano, and Jessie Greener Sattler, Alumni Conway Thompson, John Peterson, Contributor Clarence Capra, and Coach Elmer Beran.

Alphonse played a huge role in Cumberland athletics during the late 20’s and early 30’s. A tremendous three-sport athlete, he played football, basketball, and baseball. An Honorable Mention All-State Basketball player at 5’9”, he played on an undefeated baseball team in 1930, but was probably best known as a football player. He would graduate from Cumberland and go to the University of Minnesota, where he would play football on two National Championship teams. He would later be drafted 20th overall in the NFL draft and would play two years for the Cleveland Rams, running, throwing, and catching the ball as a running back.

Buzz Moen graduated in 1958 winning 11 letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He was All-Conference in each sport. He was the HON’s leading scorer in basketball and average 14 strikeouts a game his final two high school baseball seasons.

He would go on to college ball at Division 1 Tulane University, where he would letter an incredible three years each in football and baseball. Freshmen were ineligible to play varsity in those years.

Phil Peterson also left Cumberland to play Division 1 football after his high school graduation in 1963. While at Cumberland he was twice a HON wrestling Champion, a State wrestling qualifier, a member of several good football teams, and a member of the baseball and track teams.

As a member of the Wisconsin Badgers football team, Peterson started at offensive guard from 1964-1966 and was named to the All-Big Ten Academic Team. 

John Schell graduated in 1966, after earning 10 letters in football, baseball, and basketball. He would be First Team All-Conference in all three sports as well as an All-State Basketball player. The Beavers finished third at the State Tournament his senior year.

After his outstanding high school career, Schell would play basketball at the University of Wisconsin where he was a three year letterman and Team Captain. He would move on to a Hall of Fame coaching career at Stevens Point High School where his teams were 282-120, winning five Conference Championships.

Olson graduated in 1991 with many accomplishments. He was twice a First Team All-Conference Football player, won a State Wrestling Championship, and was a First Team All-State Baseball outfielder. He helped lead the baseball team to two State Tournament appearances.

Olson lettered 11 times in high school and went on to an excellent College Wrestling career at Augsburg, where he wrestled on two National Championship teams. He has gone on to a fine coaching career at Boyceville, where his Bulldogs have been perennial Division 3 State powers.

Gagner was the State of Wisconsin’s Baseball Player of the Year in 2000. He was First Team All-State as a kicker in Football and twice as a pitcher. He owns multiple School records in baseball and led the team to a HON Championship as a quarterback in 1998. He also started on two Regional Championship Basketball teams.

He went on to an excellent baseball career at the University of Minnesota, playing on four Big Ten Championship teams. His career college pitching record was 18-10. He has helped coached numerous High school and Legion Teams in the Twin Cities area since graduation.  

The final two inductees as athletes are two women who came in after the WIAA added women sports in the mid-70’s.

Jessie Greener Sattler won 10 high school letters in volleyball, basketball, and track. She was All-Conference in all three sports. Although an excellent athlete in each, she excelled in track going to State all four years and serving as the team’s MVP three times. She still holds school and HON records in the sprints.

She went on to Loras College in Iowa, where she was a six-time All-American and was an Iowa Conference Champion multiple times. She has coached in both high school and for one year in Venezuela.

Molly Jacobson Lampigano battled knee injuries in high school, but still had numerous accomplishments. She was a three-sport athlete and was twice an All-Conference First Team Volleyball player. She was best known as a golfer, however, where she was a Conference Champion and finished seventh at the State Golf Meet. She was also an outstanding skier before her injuries, winning numerous awards.

She would go on to play four years at Division 1 New Mexico State, where she was twice named as a member of the Conference All-Scholar team and participated in the NCAA National finals. She also finished third at the Wisconsin State Association Tournament in 1990.

Three individuals were named for their accomplishments as Alumni, even though they were also distinguished high school athletes. Conway Thompson, John Peterson, and Ben Peterson are familiar names to the people of the Island City.

Thompson graduated in 1941 after playing baseball, golf, and basketball. In basketball he was All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State. The Beavers also went to the State Tournament his senior year.

He then attended Gustavus Adolpus where his basketball career continued. He finished second in the country in scoring one season, trailing only Bob Kurland of Oklahoma.

Thompson would go into education and coach numerous sports. His Cambridge, Minnesota team won 10 consecutive Conference Championships. 

John and Ben Peterson were good high school athletes, but their college and subsequent Olympic wrestling accomplishments helped put them in the National limelight. Both wrestled and played football in high school. Both credit their older brother Phil for helping them accomplish what they did in their careers.

John was a three-time WIAC Champion and 5th in the NAIA Tournament before his two Olympic Medals, while Ben was a three-time Big 8 Champion and two-time NCAA Champion before his Medals in 1972 and 1976. They were also each a World Cup Champion. Both Ben and John have been heavily involved in International and United States Coaching at various levels.

Clarence “Cappy” Capra will join the Athletic Hall of Fame as a contributor. He was a multiple sport athlete in high school, but his presence in helping support Cumberland athletics over the past 40 years won him his induction.

He served on both the wrestling and baseball boards, was involved in numerous sports welcome home celebrations, and helped in numerous fundraising ventures for bleachers and equipment. He also served as a baseball coach for the high school in the early 80’s as well as numerous youth teams. He played a key role in the development of Islander Park and its upkeep.

The final inductee is Coach Elmer Beran. He served as a Head Coach in football for 15 years as well as baseball head, but is best known for his 442-241 basketball record, which included nine HON Titles and three state appearances. The Gym was named after him in 1980, the same year he was named to the State Basketball Hall of Fame.

Conway Thompson played on his 1940 State Team and John Schell on the 1965 team. Beran coached one team or another for the Beavers from 1933 until 1970.  

“The induction of these individuals will kick off what will become an annual celebration of Cumberland athletics, which our whole community can enjoy. This will be a great Banquet and the upcoming years promise to bring many other deserving people into our new Hall of Fame,” concluded Fuller. Look for information on ticket sales on August 1. 

Fuller to be Inducted Into National Hall of Fame

Mark Fuller, Cumberland’s longtime baseball coach and thirty-year member of the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Executive Board, has been chosen to be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will take place next January in Orlando, Florida. He will be only the twenty-fourth High School Coach to be chosen by the ABCA for this elite award. Fuller’s High School and Legion teams won over 1,000 total games in his thirty-five years as Head Coach.

“This is a tremendous honor I share with my family, my many great friends in baseball, all the players and coaches I worked with, Cumberland High School, and the community,” added Fuller. He added that the award would not have been possible without, “The special support of former Cumberland and St. Olaf Coach Jim Dimick and Milwaukean Tom O’Connell,” who are both current members of the ABCA Hall of Fame. He also received a letter of recommendation from Minnesota Twins General Manager, Terry Ryan.

Fuller’s role in baseball has taken him into numerous capacities outside the community, most recently this spring as a volunteer assistant for the Whitewater Warhawks, who won the Division III National Championship. “To work with my very good friend John Vodenlich and his great group of coaches and players was very special. It filled the void of not working with the Beavers,” he added.

Asked why he had retired from the Cumberland Head job, he had several reasons. “Being a couple months from 65 was certainly one. The energy isn’t quite what it used to be. I’ve coached against people who stayed beyond their energy level and I didn’t want to do that. I also wanted to spend more time with Barb and our eight grandchildren and the Athletic Director’s position, which I really enjoy. I had to go sometime and it was important to leave a good team for whoever followed me. I did the same thing with football,” he added.

Fuller’s involvement in baseball following retirement also still comes in the form of working with the International Sports Group and Vodenlich and O’Connell in giving Baseball Clinics in Europe. Last winter he helped put on Clinics in Sweden and Austria. “Those trips are incredibly rewarding for me as well as hopefully for them,” Fuller said.

He also still speaks at numerous State Clinics with his good friend Marty Paulsen of Fond du Lac. Together, they have spoken in 10 different states and Canada. Plus he still host a Coaching Clinic in Cumberland each February, one which has raised over $30,000.00 in the last thirty plus years for the Cumberland Baseball Association and the high school program and host two Jay Buckley trips to Major League Parks each summer. “Baseball will always fill some spot in my life,” he said.

“I have been very lucky. That little sphere called a baseball has given me great memories, great friends, an opportunity to travel throughout the world, and a little recognition. I’ll always be grateful to the School District and the many people who supported my travels in baseball. When I first got here 40 years ago, Marty Lundequam was a 12-year old with a passion for baseball. Now I watch his son Jonah almost put us back into another State Tournament. Those are special moments I still enjoy,” he added.

Baseball Team Is HON Champions!

The Cumberland Beavers stand alone as Champions of the HON following a 7-1 victory over Bloomer last Wednesday. The team stands two games ahead of Hayward with only one conference game left to play. The team also defeated Grantsburg and Turtle Lake-Clayton in non-conference action to raise their overall record to 18-2. They are ranked 2nd in the State in Division III.

Senior Jonah Lundequam, who has won so many big games on the mound the past four years, took the victory over Bloomer. He went all nine innings, striking out 11. He gave up seven hits.

The Beavers scored all the runs they needed in the first inning, when two big Bloomer errors plated a pair of runs. Lundequams single was the only hit in the inning.

Lundequam had a nice day at the plate, scoring three runs. Travis Miller had another big day with two hits and a pair of runs batted in. Brendon Grunseth added a double.

“We’re proud of winning a Conference title. These senior kids have had a grwat four years and hope to finish it off in a big way. This is a start,” added Coach Randy Bielmeier.

The team plays at home this Wednesday and Friday at 5:00 pm. Friday’s game is for the Regional Championship and would put them in next Tuesday’s Sectional in Cumberland. Play starts at 10:30 a.m The cost is $8.00 for an all day ticket.

Sectional Tournament at Islander Park on Tuesday, June 10

Cost- $5.00 a game or $8.00 for an all day ticket

10:30 am    Opening Round Game

1:00 pm        Opening Round Game

4:30 pm        Sectional Championship

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Cumberland Hall of Fame Nominations Soon Closing Nominations for 2014

The Cumberland High School Athletic Department will take nominations for the newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame through June 1 of this year for their inaugural class, which will be inducted next fall. So far, 31 names have been turned into Athletic Director Mark Fuller.

“We have some great nominees, but encourage local residents to get us additional names. I know of some former outstanding athletes whose names have not yet come to us,” said Fuller.

Nominations can come into the school in four categories; athletes, alumni, contributors, or coaches. Those who names do not come in before June 1 will still be eligible for other years, just not for year one.

Nominations can be sent to Mark Fuller at the High school.

Beaver Sports Report for May 19th...
Track Team Runs Twice; Conference Meet Held Tuesday

The Cumberland Track Team ran twice, at Rice Lake and at Bloomer last week as he regular season moved towards a conclusion. The Beavers participated in the HON Tournament at Northwestern on Tuesday and next ready for the WIAA Regional held at Frederic next Tuesday, May 27.

Twelve teams participated at Rice Lake, where the Cumberland girl’s finished seventh and the boys eleventh.

For the girls, the top finish was Lindsay Bangsberg, who was second in the 100 meter hurdles with a 17.52. Haley Strouf of Rice Lake won the event with a time of 16.39. Cumberland’s Sara Behling was in third with a 17.75. “These two girls ran great races for us,” said Coach JR Buckley.

Bangsberg wasn’t done, as she added a third in the triple jump with a leap of 30’7”. Shania Pokorny of Shell Lake won the event with a jump of 35 feet.

Aaliyah Williams added a sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.89, trailing winner Aimee Rice-Strand of Osceola, who put up a winning time off 12.89.

For the boys, the best finish was a second place in the discus throw by Ben Stone. The junior’s best toss was 129’ 6”, behind Hayward’s Adam Kroning, who hit 138 feet. Max Sykes also had a nice afternoon, taking fourth in both the 110-meter hurdle (18.31) and the high jump (5’8”). Leyton Nosbush added a ninth in the 110 hurdles.

Thursday, the team headed to Bloomer with a quad against C/W, Hayward, and Bloomer. Cumberland finished fourth in both boys and girls events.

Among the top performances for the Cumberland girls were a 100-meter hurdle winning time by Linday Bangsberg (17.00) and a second by Sara Behling in the 300-meter hurdles 56.33) and a third in the 110 hurdles (17.74).

For the boys, Ben Stone was fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot. Ethan Roeschlien was third in the 100-meter dash by running a 12.26. Freshman Kevin Johnson was fourth in the 400-meter dash, while the Beavers 4x100 relay team finished in second place.

The meet was run in cold and rainy weather. “It has been a tough spring, weather wise, and we are so proud of our kids and the way they continue to prepare and perform.” Said Coach Buckley.

 

Girl’s Softball Team Opens Up WIAA Tournaments Thursday at 5:00 pm

The Cumberland Softball Team will be the third seed as they begin WIAA Tournaments this Thursday at 5:00 pm at Islander Park. They will host St. Croix Falls with the winner advancing on to play at Grantsburg on Tuesday, May 27.

Cumberland finished up their regular season on Tuesday at Barron. The team played five games last week, splitting a doubleheader with Ladysmith, defeating Hayward, and losing two at Conference leading Northwestern.

The two losses at Northwestern came to a good squad by scores of 13-1 and 11-1. Cumberland only managed four hits in the two contests, one each by McKenna Olson, Brea Johnson and two by Alanis Van Erp. 

Thursday was an easy 17-0 victory over a struggling Hayward Hurricane squad. Cumberland scored early and often in the five-inning contest.

Kalley Bergstrom was the winning pitcher and received offensive support in the form of 12 Cumberland hits. Brea Johnson led the way with three hits, which included two home runs. Her outstanding spring includes a .621 batting average, seven four-baggers, and 34 RBI. Her season stands as one of the very best in Cumberland softball history.

Cassie Callow also had three safeties in the contest, while Van Erp added a pair of singles. 

The team finished up their week on Saturday, losing to the Lumberjills 9-6 and winning 11-8. A slow start in the first contest kept the girls from the sweep.

Bergstrom pitched both games for Cumberland, taking a win and a loss. Johnson had another excellent day with five hits including a triple. Carissa McClain also had a nice day at the plate, which included three hits in game two. 

Defensively Emily Anderson made some nice plays at third base, Jocelyn Olson was her steady self at the catchers position, while nice catches were made by Hannah Kupperschmidt, McKenna Olson, and Carley Green.

 

 Softball Team Has 1 and 3 Week, Baseball Team goes 3-0.

The Cumberland Softball Team battled the weather once again, but did get four games in last week. The team will remain busy the next ten days as they get in as many games as possible before the WIAA opener scheduled for Thursday, May 22.

The team split a pair on Conference games, losing to Bloomer 11-0 and defeating Hayward 8-1. They then lost a pair of non-conference games falling to Osceola 10-6 and Frederic/Luck 9-5.

Due to wet fields in Cumberland, the team traveled to Bloomer last Friday where they were shutout by the Blackhawks. Cumberland managed only five hits ion the game, two by Brea Johnson. One of her hits was a double. Kalley Bergstrom took the pitching loss for Cumberland.

Bergstrom rebounded to defeat Hayward on Saturday. Her route going performance included four strikeouts.

Johnson and Cassie Callow led Cumberland hitters with two safeties each.  McKenna Olson and Johnson had two runs-batted-in apiece, while Johnson also scored a pair of Cumberland runs. 

Johnson took the pitching loss in Saturday’s non-conference loss to Osceola. Cumberland remained in the contest by drawing 10 base-on-balls from Osceola pitchers, but could only get two hits in the contest from Carley Green and Hannah Kupperschmidt. Kupperschmidt’s single drove in two Cumberland runners.

The final game on Saturday ended in a 9-5 loss to Frederic/Luck.  Johnson was the pitching loser, but had a great game as a hitter knocking out three hits including a home run. 

The team stayed within striking distance but could not pull out the victory.

This week, the team was scheduled to host Hayward on Tuesday, travel to Northwestern for a doubleheader on Thursday and then host Ladysmith for a 1:00 twinbill this Saturday.

For the season, Johnson is hitting .643 with five home runs, 21 runs scored, and 28 runs-batted-in. Carly Green is among others hitting well with a .419 average.

Baseball Team Goes 3 and 0 in HON Contest

The Cumberland Baseball Team won three games last week to remain in the running to defend their 2013 HON Conference Baseball Title. The team defeated Spooner 10-9 and took a pair of contest from Ladysmith on Saturday, winning 21-0 and 5-4.Kahlen Donatell took the pitching victory over Spooner, while AJ Ricci went the final two innings to get the save. Donatell was not his usual dominating self, giving up nine hits and four walks in five innings of work.

Travis Miller and Logan Boucher had nice days at the plate for the winning Beavers, knocking out three hits each. Miller added three RBI’s and three stolen bases in the contest. Brendon Grunseth also had a nice game with a pair of hits.

Saturday, Cumberland traveled to Ladysmith, where they took a doubleheader.

The first game was an easy 21-0 victory as Donatell threw a five-inning shutout, striking out seven. Jaylen Lansin, Grunseth, and Miller had three hits each with Miller knocking out a triple and homerun and driving in four runners. Lansin also had four RBI’s in the contest.

The Lumberjacks rebounded to play better in game two. AJ Ricci went the distance to pick up the pitching victory, striking out eight hitters in seven innings of work.

The Beavers won the contest by scoring a go ahead run in the seventh on an error by the Ladysmith third baseman, a hit batter, two stolen bases, and a wild pitch.

Miller continued his hot streak with two more hits, including another ripple. Jonah Lundequam had two hits for the Beavers, including a double. 

 

Cumberland Track Team Has Limited Opportunities: HON Meet May 20

The Cumberland Track Team was able to get into a couple meets last week, running at the Rice Lake JV Meet on Monday and the St. Croix Central Varsity Meet last Tuesday.  

At Monday’s four-team JV Meet, top performances for the girls included the 4x200 relay team and the 4X100 relay team, who both took a second place, Taylor Olson, who took a third place in the 100 meters with a time of 14.85, and Annie Larson, who took third in both the discus (65’ 11”) and the shot (25’ 2”).  Jenna Romanowski added a fourth in the 100-meters and did well in the triple jump. 

For the boys, Ethan Roeschlein took a first place with a nice throw of 34’11”, while Blaine Stetler took second in the long jump (17’8”) and a third in the triple jump (37’ 3”) and Brett Pecha finished third in the high jump (5’3”). Roeschlein’s busy day also included a 12.00 100-meter dash a 27.2 200, and a 72’11” discus throw.

On Tuesday the varsity track team traveled to Hammond where Aillayah Williams won the 200-meter dash with a 28.87. She added a third in the 100 meter run. Lindsey Bangsberg added a third place in the 100-meter hurdles, place with a time of 18:15.

For the boys, the 4x100 relay team of Zach Nyhus, Blaine Stetler, Max Sykes, and AJ Becker took fourth. Ben Stone took a fifth in discus with a throw of 119, while Becker added a fifth in the 200-meter dash. Taylor Pease added a sixth in the shot put.  

The team ran in the Rice Lake Invitational on Tuesday and run at Bloomer this Thursday at 4:30 pm. The HON Meet at Northwestern is next Tuesday with things getting started at 3:30 pm.

Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet Friday Night

The Cumberland Baseball Association will induct two more players into their Hall of Fame this Friday night. Brandon Scheurer and Kyle Tempesta are this years honorees at the Banquet at the American Legion. The social hour begins at 6:00, with the meal scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Scheurer was a two-time First Team All-Conference outfielder, who started all four years in high school and played on three Conference Championship teams.

Tempesta was a career 12-5 pitcher, who struck out 117batters in 105 career innings of work.

Reservations can be taken up until noon on Thursday.

Beaver Sports Report for the Week of April 21-26th
Baseball and Softball both go 2-1

        Baseball Team beat Bloomer, Splits with C-W

The Cumberland Beavers Baseball team opened up HON play last week by defeating Bloomer and splitting a doubleheader with Chetek-Weyerhaeuser. The team is back in action this Thursday at Barron and Saturday at a Baldwin-Woodville Tournament, weather permitting. The team is still ranked 8th in the State with an overall record of 4-1.

The Beavers first traveled to Bloomer last Tuesday, where they won 8-3. Jonah Lundequam went five innings to take the pitching win, scattering two hits and striking out 10. Kahlen Donatell went the final two innings adding three more strikeouts.

Lundequam was the only Beaver hitter having a multi-hit game, knocking out a double and single and driving in three runs. Travis Miller and Brendon Grunseth added doubles in the contest. Grunseth’s two-bagger knocked in a pair of Cumberland runners.

Saturday, Cumberland split a doubleheader with C/W at Islander Park.

The Beavers won the opener 2-1 behind a good effort by Donatell. He went the distance, allowing five hits and striking out four. The Bulldogs only run was unearned.

The Beavers scored their first run in the second on a single by Jaylen Lansin and three C/W walks. They scored the game winner in the fifth on a Bryan Bielmeier single, a C/W error, and two more base-on-balls. Chetek-Weyerhaueser left the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

 

The Bulldogs rallied from a 3-0 early deficit to win the nightcap 6-3. Cumberland scored three first inning runs, but could not dent the scoreboard again.

Lundequam took the pitching loss, giving up 10 hits and walking five. He struck out six. 

The Beavers only had five hits in the contest, two by Bielmeier. They would leave 11 runners on base over the seven innings. Colin Elfers had a two-run single in the first inning.

Softball Team Has 2 and 1 Week; Record 4-2 Overall

The Cumberland Softball Team lost to Bloomer and defeated Chetek-Weyerhaueser twice in HON action last week. The team is scheduled to play at home this Thursday against Barron and host Ladysmith in a 11:00 am doubleheader this Saturday at Islander Park.

Nothing went well in Tuesday’s loss to Bloomer, as the team dropped a 11-1 contest. Cumberland was no-hit in the contest, while committing five errors and giving up seven unearned runs. Cumberland hitters did walk seven times in the game, but were able to push only one runner around to home. Kalley Bergstrom took the pitching loss.

Saturday was a much better day.

Cumberland won the opener 3-2 and the nightcap, 20-1. They received solid pitching from Bergstrom in the opener and Brea Johnson in game two to pick up two important victories.

The opener was close with Cumberland coming out with the one-run decision. Carissa McClain and Cassie Callow had two hits each, with McClain picking up two important runs-batted-in. Catcher Jocelyn Olson added a double to the Cumberland offensive attack.

Brea Johnson had plenty of support to gain the pitching win in game two. She also received nice defensive support as the Red and White turned two double plays. Olson also had a nice game behind the plate at the catcher’s position.

Olson and Callow also continued their great days at the plate with four hits each. Callow drove in three runs. Johnson added three hits, while Kyla Bergstrom had two more. Cumberland knocked out 20 hits in the game.

For the season, Brea Johnson continues to lead the team with a .737 batting average and a team-high 14 RBI’s. Several other girls are also having good seasons at the plate including Carley Green, who is hitting .476.

Thursday’s contest will be a key game as the Bears will be one of Cumberland’s biggest obstacles to defending their 2013 HON Title. There next home game is scheduled for next Tuesday at 5:00 against Spooner.

Only Two Weeks Left to Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available until Wednesday, May 14 at Cumberland High School for the Annual Cumberland Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet that will be held at the American Legion Hall on Friday, May 16. The cost is $10.00 and the tickets may be purchased from Mark Fuller at the High School or by contacting him to reserve tickets at 715-822-5121 Ext. 434. His cell phone number is 715-790-0109

The 2014 Inductees are Brandon Scheurer and Kyle Tempesta.

2014 Cumberland Beaver Baseball

Spring Sports Report for April 21-27th

Carlson and Miller Enjoying Solid College Seasons

Two former Cumberland High School Baseball players are enjoying good seasons with their perspective college teams.

Tim Carlson, a sophomore at Concordia-Morehead, is hitting .311 for the 12-11 Cobbers as their starting catcher. He has a pair of home runs and 16 runs-batted-in and hit a walk-off four-bagger in the bottom of the ninth inning last weekend as Concordia-Morehead defeated Augsburg 4-2. Carlson has struck out only four times in 52 at-bats on the season.

Graham Miller, a senior at UW-Superior, is also enjoying a nice season on the mound for the 15-8 Yellowjackets, a surprise in the WIAC this spring. His most recent outings included a three inning, no-run save in a victory over UW-Oshkosh and a six inning outing against UW-Platteville, in which he gave up only one run on four hits.

 

Baseball Team Wins Twice

The Cumberland Beavers Baseball Team lived up to their preseason billing by winning games against non-conference foes last Tuesday and Thursday. The Beavers are ranked 4th in the State’s Division 3 poll entering play this spring. They did nothing to hurt those rankings by defeating Boyceville, 9-0, and Altoona, 4-1, in games last week.

The team is expecting to be solid on the mound with veterans Jonah Lundequam and Kahlen Donatell leading the way. The two did not disappoint with their efforts.

Donatell pitched four scoreless innings against Boyceville to take the mound victory. He allowed four hits, while striking out five. AJ Ricci went the final three innings, allowing no runs on one hit, wile striking out four.

Returning Third Team All-State third baseman Travis Miller led the Beavers hitting attack. The talented junior had a double and two home runs to finish with five runs-batted-in during the contest. Colin Elfers added two hits and another home run as the two combined to drive in seven of the Beavers nine runs. Jonah Lundequam added two hits for Cumberland from his leadoff position.

Thursday, the Beavers traveled to Altoona, where Jonah Lundequam picked up his 21st career victory going seven innings in the victory. Lundequam gave up only three its, while striking out seven batters.

Bryan Bielmeier and Kahlen Donatell had two hits each for Cumberland. Colin Elfers had a two-run double in a three run third inning. “It was a nice way to open our season,” said Coach Randy Bielmeier.

Forensics Team Competes at State
Medals from Madison Earned!

This past weekend (April 11-12) the Cumberland High School Forensics team competed at the state competition in Madison. Team members may earn either a gold, silver, bronze, or small bronze award at this level of competition. A gold is earned if the student earns a perfect score or a 25/25. A silver signifies that one point was deducted. A bronze is earned if up to five points were deducted. A small bronze is earned if more than five points were deducted. Jenna Green earned a perfect score or a gold medal award at the competition for her prose piece. Micah Weltzin and Kait Dorn earned a silver award for their play acting duo performance. Amaris Vesley earned silver in her poetry performance. Veronica Vicich, Tenley Hoefer, and Kela Vicich earned a silver award for their play acting performance. Rachel Korntved earned a bronze award for her solo acting performance. Shanna Frasier earned a bronze for her prose piece. Aspen Hatzenbeller earned a bronze award for her four-minute speech. Kessa Huebner, Molly Nickell, Cassie Callow, and Peyton Johnson earned a bronze award for their group interpretation performance. All team members of the CHS team represented our school well! It was an extremely successful season!

Track Team Runs in HON Indoor Meet at UW-Superior, Softball Team Wins Twice; Loses Close Game to Boyceville

The Cumberland Track Team ran at a HON Indoor Meet held last Saturday at UW-Superior. Northwestern easily won the Women’s competition, while Chetek/Weyerhaeuser took the Men’s events. The Cumberland girls took seventh, while the boys were eighth in the meet.

One competitor who did have a great day was Sophomore Sara Behling, who won both the Girl 55 Meter Hurdles in 9.70 and the Girl’s 200 Meters, where she ran a 33.00. Second place in the 55 Meters was Taya McClure of Northwestern, who ran a 11.00, finishing well back of Behling. “She had a great day,” said Coach JR Buckley.

Other girls doing well included Aaliyah Williams, who was third in the High Jump at 4’8”and 10th in the 200 Meter dash and Jenna Romanowski, who was 12th in the 200 meters and was the only competitor in the triple jump, where she leaped 27’6”. Romanowski finished up her fine day with a ninth in the 55 Meter dash.

For the boys, Max Sykes also had some solid success. The Junior athlete took fourth in the 55 Meter Hurdles with a 9.30 and third in the High Jump with a 5’8” jump. Sykes was fourth in the High Jump in last years HON Outdoor Meet. 

Blaine Stetler added a seventh in the Triple Jump and an eighth in the Long Jump, while Ben Stone was fifth in the Shot Put with a throw of 38’5” and Taylor Pease was seventh in the same event. 

The team’s next scheduled meet is Thursday April 24, when the team travels to Spooner for a HON opener.

 

Softball...

The Cumberland Softball Team got their season off and running by playing three games last weekend. The team traveled to St. Croix Falls on Friday, winning 19-5, before playing in the Boyceville Tournament on Saturday, defeating Cameron 17-11 and losing to the home team Bulldogs 7-6.

The bats were in midseason form, scoring 42 runs in the three games. A tremendous start to the season by junior Brea Johnson was a big reason for the offensive outburst.

Johnson did her best impression of Hank Aaron, going 11 for 15 with three homeruns, three triples, and nine RBI’s over the two days. “Brea was on fire,” said Coach Courtney Jensen. Her season opened with a five for five day at St. Croix Falls and she never cooled off. She even threw in a pair of stolen bases for good measure.

Jensen also received solid offensive statistics from Senior Carley Green, who was 7 for 14, and Senior Emily Anderson and Junior Alanis Van Erp, who each went five for 13. Van Erp added five RBI and Green four. The team also only struck out 11 times in the three contests.

Pitching wise, Kalley Bergstrom took the two victories, while Green was the loser against Boyceville. Bergstom pitching 13 innings walking 10 and striking out 14. Brea Johnson also got a couple innings of work. “I thought they threw well for the first time out,” added Jensen.

Jensen was also pleased with the girls overall effort. “It was great to get outside and play. We hope to get better each time out. It was certainly a good stat to the season. We gave ourselves a chance to win all three games,” she said.

One area needing shoring up is defense, where the team committed nine errors leading to 13 unearned runs.

Cumberland is scheduled to play next Tuesday at Bloomer and next Thursday at Hayward as HON action starts. “We’re anxious to see what we can do in Conference play,” concluded Jensen.

Accounting Students Read to Elementary Students
Participate in the "Big Read" as part of Money Smart Week Wisconsin

Money Smart Week Wisconsin, has been scheduled for April 5 – 12. Accounting students will  be participating in “The Big Read” event by going down to Mrs. Sommerfeld’s kindergarten classroom to teach the students about personal finance. They will be reading two books “Curious George Saves His Pennies” by Margret and HA Rey and “Bunny Money” by Rosemary Wells. Each student will receive a complimentary copy of the book. The book giveaway is being funded by the Wisconsin Department of 

Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Office of Financial Literacy; Edvest Wisconsin College Savings Plan; and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

High School Musicians Take Part in UW-Barron County Festival
Several win medals

The Cumberland High School music department participated in the Red Cedar Music District Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 29th at UW-Barron County.  Results from the day are as follows:

In Class A, receiving a starred first rating and advancing to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in May at UWEC are:

Cumberland Chamber Choir, Nikki Fox soprano solo, Shanna Frasier soprano solo, Rachel Korntved soprano solo, Rachel Korntved music theatre solo, Layton Nosbush baritone solo, Micah Weltzin baritone solo, the vocal quartet of Cassie Callow, Shanna Frasier, Rachel Korntved and Molly Delzer, Amaris Vesely and Elli Vesely flute duet, Molly Delzer clarinet solo, Josh Dorn clarinet solo, Kallai Hokanson alto saxophone solo, Bryce Hopkins, Jack Ault and Nic Stevens snare drum trio, clarinet trio of Josh Dorn, Molly Delzer and Rachel Korntved, Ben Stone cello solo, Natasha Rodriquez piano solo, Rachel Korntved piano solo, and the piano duet of Natasha Rodriquez and Rachel Korntved.

In Class A receiving first ratings were Micah Weltzin snare drum solo, Kevin Johnson snare drum solo, Emily Delfosse flute solo, Amaris Vesely flute solo, Rachel Korntved clarinet solo, Cassie Callow and Molly Nickell alto saxophone duet, Kallai Hokanson  and Lucas West violin duet.

Receiving second ratings were Kallai Hokanson violin solo and Wendie Brom alto solo.

In Class B receiving first ratings were Charlotte Shanahan bassoon solo, the flute duet of Sarina and Kassandra Anderson, and the flute choir of Emily Delfosse, Amaris Vesely, Nikki Fox, Emme Anderson, Lea Sebens and Kallai Hokanson.  Receiving second ratings were Rachel Korntved violin solo, Tenley Hofer clarinet solo, Carl Grenquist bass clarinet solo.

In Class C receiving first ratings were the woodwind duet of Emma Ratzlaff and Robina Elliot, and the woodwind duet of Taylor Olsen and Faith Erickson.  Receiving a second rating was Winona Beliot alto solo.  

Nominees Wanted!
Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame looking for 1st Class of Honorees

Cumberland School District to Start Athletic Hall of Fame; Nominees Needed

Athletic Hall of Fame sometime next October. The exact date of the Induction Banquet  and related ceremonies will be released in April.

Cumberland’s athletic programs have had tremendous team success and individual accomplishment for over 100 years. Some of the graduates from the school have gone on to outstanding athletic accomplishments after high school.  “We feel its time to formally recognize this success and the people involved in making it. The Administration and School Board are as excited as I am to begin the process,” said Athletic Director Mark Fuller.

The School will recognize four categories of accomplishment. “We will recognize people as athletes, coaches, alumni, and contributors,” said Fuller. “In each case, the nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, conduct, and moral character to go along with their achievements,” added Fuller.

The athlete must have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics while in high school. To qualify, the individual must have graduated 10 years previously. Conference and State awards and team accomplishments will also be considered.

The nominee as coach must have been part of the Cumberland Athletic Department for a minimum of 10 years and made significant contribution and impact while at the school.

The category of contributor will recognize individuals whose significant impact helped foster the growth of athletics and the schools interscholastic programs other than through playing or coaching. No time frame exists for these nominees.

Finally, the alumnus category will be for those whose success and achievements in athletics came after graduation. They must have been out of high school for a minimum of 10 years.

“Our goal is to make this a tremendous community event to honor the best of the best. Our committee includes School Board members, community members, Administration, and myself,” said Fuller.

The committee will take nominations from community members as well as seeking information on individuals in the various categories themselves. Anyone wishing to nominate someone in any of the four categories should submit a letter of support and their rationale for the nomination to Fuller at Cumberland High School, 1000 8th Avenue, Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829. If possible a current address of the person should also be included.

All those nominated, will be asked to fill out a form for their appropriate category. These forms will be kept on file permanently. For those who may be deceased, a family member or a committee member will be asked to complete the form as best able. A person may not nominate themself.

The time frame would end all nominations by June 15; the naming process of the induction class to take place on August 1; those nominated to participate in the Rutabaga Parade the end of August; and the Induction Banquet to take place in early October.

" This recognition initiative will allow the community to celebrate the accomplishments of those involved in Cumberland's past athletic programs and recognize those who have successfully represented our community as well as higher level participation. With the communities involvement in submitting names, this venue will be a great success," added Superintendent Barry Rose.

Library to Host Art Exhibit
High Schoolers, Middle Schoolers best work on display

March is celebrated as Youth Art Month. In honor of this, the Cumberland Library will be hosting an art exhibit showcasing work created by Cumberland Middle and High School students in 7th through 12th grade. Artwork will be on display from March  24thto  April 7th. We hope that you will be able to stop by the library to check out some of the great art pieces that these students have been hard at work creating!"

Track Team Prepares for its First Meet

Spring sports have begun at the High School, with the Track team the first to begin opening drills. They don’t have long as the first Indoor Meet is scheduled for Tuesday, when the Beavers head to UW-Stout for the Blue Devil Invite. Competition begins at 3:30 pm.

The Beavers hope to continue to improve the program. With numbers in the forties and some solid returners, the coaching staff would like to better last springs 7th place finish for the boys and 6th for the girls. Hayward was the 2013 HON Girl’s Champion, while Chetek-Weyerhaeuser took the Boy’s Title.

The girls team features two solid hurdlers in Sara Behling and Lindsay Bangsberg, a good high jumper in Shyyanne Mattson, and a seasoned distance runner Natasha Rodriquez among their returners.

Behling, only a sophomore, was 6th in both the Conferences 100 and 300-meter hurdles last May. Bangsberg, a junior, was 3rd in the 100 and 8th in the 300. “They should both have nice years,” said assistant Coach Bob Chubb. 

Mattson, another junior, was 4th in the High Jump, 8th in the Long Jump, and 9th in the ripple ump last spring. “She is very versatile and another girl who should score consistent team points,” said Head Coach JR Buckley. Rodriquez, meanwhile, was 8th in the 3200-meter run in her junior year. The team will build the girl’s team from these returning individuals.

For the boys, the top finisher returning is Max Sykes, who was 3rd in the high jump with a leap of 5’9. Ben Stone also returns after a solid performance in the weights, where he was 4th in the discus and 10th in the shot. “We look for these two competitors to have good springs,” said Assistant Coach Phil Flottum.

Among those also returning are Logan Narges, who was 11th in the long jump, AJ Becker who was 6th in the 200-meter dash, and several sprinters.

“We’re looking fowards our first meet,” added Buckley.

 

Forensics Team Off and Running
Several Qualify for State

The Cumberland Forensics team had their first competition on Saturday, February 8th in Menomonie. Thirteen schools competed at the tournament. Team members Micah Weltzin and Kaitlyn Dorn won a first place award in the play acting category out of twelve other groups. In addition, Rachel Korntved earned a second place award out of seventeen other competitors. The entire team performed very well, and it was a great start to the season. The team is coached by Mrs. Cifaldi.

On Tuesday, March 11, seventeen Cumberland High School Forensics team members competed at the districts competition in New Richmond. In order to advance from the districts competition to the state competition team members needed to earn at least two scores of twenty out of twenty-five or higher. Students competed in three rounds. The following Cumberland team members will be advancing to the state competition: Aspen Hatzenbeller (four-minute speech), Jenna Green (prose), Shanna Frasier (prose), Amaris Vesley (poetry), Rachel Korntved (solo acting), Micah Weltzin and Kait Dorn (play acting), Veronica Vicich, Tenley Hoefer, and Kela Vicich (play acting), and Kessa Huebner, Peyton Johnson, Molly Nickell, and Cassie Callow (group interpretation). The Forensics state competition will be held on April 11-12 in Madison. 

“One night with You!” CHS Musical Production All Shook Up!
An unlikely combination of William Shakespeare and Elvis Presley

The songs of Elvis Presley form the backdrop for this musical about a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger who shakes up a small Mid-western town in the 1950s. A guitar playing roustabout (Layton Nosbush) rides into town changing everything and everyone with his hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel”. This tale of mistaken identity and romance was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. A prominent theme of appearances can be deceiving begins when tomboy grease monkey Natalie (Shawna Willis) falls for bad boy instead of her best buddy side-kick Dennis (Ben Stone). At the same time her father, Jim Haller (Peyton Johnson) struggling with the loss of his wife mixed with mid-life crisis can’t see the obvious affections of the boisterous bossy honky-tonk owner, Sylvia (Shanna Frasier).  An unlikely combination of William Shakespeare and Elvis Presley actually come together in Joe DiPietro’s musical All Shook Up

 The show, a collaboration of direction by Ann Kysely, Dan Hopkins, Andrew Hasty and choreographer Rachel Korntved, will be performed, March 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 P.M. There will also be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 P.M. Please notice that this is the only matinee and there will not be any performances on Sunday. All shows will be at ETC Fine Arts Center. Tickets ($10 adults, $6 students) are available in the high school office or at the door if it is not sold out ahead of time. Others joining the cast are Lindsey Bangsberg, Kalli Relford, Tia Olson, Grant Lexen, David Stone, Wendie Brom, Charlotte Shanahan, Joey Mlejnek. The accompaniment by the pit also includes the talents of Josh Dorn, Molly Delzer, Micah Weltzin, Jeremy Westin, and Alex Maiers. “One night with You!” Is what CHS Too Much Drama is now praying for!” Get your tickets today!!! 

Host Families for Foreign Exchange Students Sought

Please open the document below if you are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year.

AYA PAX Host Family Information

3M Helps out Tech Program with Donation

3M in Cumberland recently donated some much appreciated 3M professional-grade air tools to the Cumberland High School Technology program.  Shown are plant manager, Mark Ratzlaff, Tools Specialist Sarah Capuzzi, Tool Repair Technician Scott Hoffman and Cumberland High School Technology Instructor Jon Pasko.  3M in Cumberland serves as the warranty and repair center for 3M Tools in the United States for the company's rapidly growing power tool business.

Wrestlers Come Home With a Third Place From Ben Stone

The Cumberland Wrestling Team took five wrestlers to Madison last week and returned with a third place finisher in junior Ben Stone. Wrestling at 220 pounds in Division 3, Stone went 3 and 1 over the weekend to raise his season’s mark to 41-2. His only loss in Madison came in the Championship match, which he lost 4-1 to Chase Nottestad of Westby.

The other wrestlers were unfortunately less successful as Sophomores Drew Rihn and Trystin Adams lost their only matches, while Senior Jaylen Lansin lost his two matches and Junior Trey Lundequam went 1 and 2. None of them placed. “We had some tough draws, but the kids wrestled hard and were close in many cases. 

Stone was excellent all year and will return to chase a Title next winter. His third place finish was solidified with a pin of Coleman’s CJ Pillath in the third place match. Stone lost in overtime to Schmit from Mineral Point in the semi finals.  Schmit then lost to Nottestad (a senior from Westby) 4-1 in the finals. Stone beat Fornal from Glenwood City in the wrestle backs 11-6.  Then Stone pinned C.J. Pillath from Coleman for 3rd place. 

Winter Sports Athletic Banquet on March 11

The Cumberland Winter Sports Athletic Banquet will take place on Tuesday night,March 11 in the High Gymnasium, with the meal served at 6:30 pm and a short program to follow.

All Cumberland winter sport athletes in Girl’s Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Wrestling, Boys Basketball, and Hockey will be honored and receive a free ticket, if they sign-up in the High School Office by Thursday, March 6.

Anyone else wanting to attend, may buy a ticket for $10.00 in the High School Office. These tickets will also be on sale until March 6.

Boys Basketball Comes to an end at Unity

The Cumberland Boys Basketball team saw their season come to an end on Friday night at Unity, when they dropped a 59-27 Regional semifinal to the Unity Eagles, 59-27. Unity would go on to defeat Cameron in the Regional Final Saturday to advance to this week’s Sectional Tournament. The Beavers season ends with a 4-17 record.

The Beavers got into the game with a 70-61 victory over Flambeau in a WIAA opener last Tuesday. The win came in overtime in a gutsy effort by the Beavers.

Cumberland trailed 15-10 after one quarter, but took a 25-24 lead by half. From this point on, the two teams exchanged leads, with the score tied 54-54 at the end of regulation.

The Beavers refused to lose, outscoring Flambeau 16-7 in the overtime period. Senior Jonah Lundequam had nine points in the extra frame to head the Cumberland effort.

 

Girl’s Basketball Drop Regular Season Finale

The Cumberland Girl’s Basketball Team dropped their regular season finale to Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 43-34 last Thursday night. The team opened up WIAA Tournament play on Tuesday at Flambeau and a win there will put them back on the court this Friday night. There record stands at 4 and 21.

Cumberland had a chance to win the game against C/W, but a five-point second quarter proved too much to overcome. C/W kept the door open with a dreadful 7 for 27 from the free throw line, but the Cumberland girls could not take advantage.

Shyyanne Mattson had a nice game for Coach Eric Curtis with 17 points. Molly Delzer added five and Amber Avery four. Mattson’s game included a pair of three-pointers.

Wrestlers Send Five to State

The Cumberland Wrestling team will have great representation in Madison this weekend, as five Cumberland wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling  Tournament at the Kohl Center. Wrestling will begin on Thursday night at 7:15 pm for those not receiving first round byes.

The Beavers had two Champions and three runners-up at the Osseo Sectional. 

Unfortunately, three other wrestlers were defeated in the first round, ending their seasons. “I was proud of how are kids represented the program,” said Coach Isaac Lundquist.

Taking first were Jaylen Lansin (38-3) and Ben Stone (38-1). Seconds went to Drew Rihn (22-19), Trey Lundequam (37-5), and Trystin Adams (33-8). Finishing with opening round losses were Jim Springsteen (27-12), Lucas Graf (23-17), and Taylor Pease (24-11).

Pease lost a tough decision to a tie-breaker in his first round match at 285, while Graf suffered an equally tough 6-4 loss and Springsteen was pinned by Austin Wolfe of Boyceville, who is 43-2 on the year. The rest of the Beavers were first round winners.

All five of the remaining wrestlers also won their semifinal match to move into the finals. With three wrestlers advancing to State, it was just a matter of what position they would now finish in. 

Rihn, only a sophomore, would lose to James Palmer of Boyceville at 113 in his Championship match. He would then receive a second place forfeit to finish up his Sectional run with a runner-up position. He will wrestle Garrett Siolka of Bonduel on Thursday in Madison. Soilka, also a sophomore, is 39-7 on the season.

Lundequam also lost in the Championship match, being decisioned 11-4 by Spring Valley’s Tyler Berg. He would rebound to pin Jarett Davison of Unity for second place and gain the right to go against Kyle Hutterer of Mishicot on Thursday night at 126 pounds.

Trystin Adams was the Beavers final runner-up at Osseo, losing 7-1 to Spring Valley’s Zach Newton at 145. He did not have to wrestle for second as he had already beat Wyatt Hanson of Boyceville in round one. Adams moves on at 145 pounds, where he’ll meet Boone Young of Mishicot on Thursday. Young is 38-5 on the year.

The two Champions both pinned their final opponents. Lansin pinned Damion Blechinger of Turtle Lake in 5:42, while Stone pinned Donavan Fornal of Glenwood City in 3:07. Stone wrestled a total of six minutes in pinning each of Saturday’s opponents. Both hope to use these Sectional Championships as springboards to State titles. 

Lansin received a tough draw in wrestling the 182-pound winner of Jesse Verbanac of Random Lake and David Chadd of Lancaster, who is 44-3 entering the Tournament. Chadd was upset in the Sectional finals. Lansin will wrestle Friday around noon.

Stone, meanwhile, wrestles the 220-pound winner between CJ Pillath (38-9) and Clayton Uselman (37-4). The juniors only loss was to a Spooner wrestler in HON competition. Two other wrestlers at 220 have only one loss on the year.

“We will head to Madison and give it everything we have,” concluded Lundquist.

Note: There will be a welcome home for the State Bound Cumberland Wrestlers at Cumberland High School at 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to attend.

Northwest Icemen Hockey Season Ends

The Northwest Icemen saw their season come to an end on Saturday, following  a 7-1 WIAA loss to the Hudson Raiders. The team concludes their season with a fine 15-7 record.

The team opened up WIAA Tournament play last Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over the higher-seeded Baldwin-Woodville Warriors. The Icemen led the entire game is a dominating performance.

JT Gunderson was solid in net and received two goals each from from Tanner Vik and Matt Slaminski and one each from Grant Sutherland, KC Larson, and Brett Gauger. Vik also added a pair of assists. It was Larson’s eighth goal of the Saturday was a tougher game against a good Hudson squad. Hudson jumped up early and hung on for the victory. “The team played hard from start to finish, but could not put the puck in the net. As a team we made strides this season, but it was not enough. On varsity, we’ll miss our great senior captains KC Larson and Tanner Vik, and our fine defenseman Bryce Sohn,” said Coach Phil Sykes. 

He added, “We had tremendous support all season long from our parents and Associations.”

Vik ended the season with 28 goals and 24 assists. Besides Larson, Cumberland kids among scoring leaders were Max Sykes with 11 points and Peyton Green with nine. Sophomore Grant Sutherland added eight points, including his first career goal against B/W.

Mark Fuller Recieves Baseball Honor
Named Wisconsin Baseball Coaches 'Man of the Year'

People in Cumberland and in the surrounding areas are very familiar with Coach Mark Fuller who was the Beaver's head baseball coach for 34 years.  He is 8th All-Time in Wisconsin coaching victories with 482 and coached not only the varsity since the early 1980's but little league and everything else inbetween.  During the coarse of his career, he donated thousands of his own dollars to the Cumberland baseball program.

What many people in the area are unaware of however is how much Fuller is respected not only in Wisconsin by his coaching peers but in the entire United States.  Fuller has spoken at baseball clinics all over the world and has organized the speakers for the WBCA’s State Clinic for over 20 years.

Fuller’s Man of the Year Award came after nominations were submitted on his behalf from around the State including Hall of Famers Jack Friess from Cedarburg, Marty Paulsen from Fond du Lac, Jim Hughes from Franklin, Jeff Hogan from Milwaukee Hamilton, and his long time assistant Joe Waite.  

It was disclosed during the weekend that Fuller will also be receiving the Nation’s top honor in coaching…induction into the ABCA National Hall of Fame.  Fuller will be only the 24th high school coach in history to receive this honor.

A WBCA Press Release stated, "Mark Fuller retired from Cumberland High School as one of the most successful coaches in the State.  He won 10 Conference Championships and made four State Appearances during his tenure.  He is perhaps even better known for his role with the WBCA.  For the past 20+ years, he has put together the Annual WBCA State Clinic, was a founding member and continues to work with the WBCA All-Star Classic, worked with State Rankings and helped found Baseball Wisconsin along with his assistant Joe Waite.  His contributions to Wisconsin Baseball are immeasurable."

Attending the Honor with Mark were several members of his family including his wife Barb and his mother Dorothy.

Another added surprise was that several players from the Class of 1984 came to Madison to honor their old coach.  Derrick Capra, Marty Lundequam, Tom Hullander, Tom Kelly, Mike Schoonveld, and Joe Ranallo swapped stories late into the evening. Troy Kelly, who flew in from Colorado and Tom Bergmann who drove up from Chicago also were there.

Fuller is the only two-time recepient of the Man of the Year Award in State history.

 

Forensics Team has 1st Competition
Micah Weltzin and Kaitlyn Dorn take 1st
 
The Cumberland Forensics team had their first competition on Saturday, February 8th in Menomonie. Thirteen schools competed at the tournament. Team members Micah Weltzin and Kaitlyn Dorn won a first place award in the play acting category out of twelve other groups. In addition, Rachel Korntved earned a second place award out of seventeen other competitors. The entire team performed very well, and it was a great start to the season. The team is coached by Mrs. Cifaldi.

Mrs. Majewski's Class Produce PSAs
Students produce videos on cyberbullying directed at Middle Schoolers

Mrs. Tanya Majewski's high school computer class produced videos that are modeled after Public Service Announcements (PSAs).  The topic was Cyberbullying, with the intended audience being students that are in middle school.  Students in Digitools had to create a Public Service Announcement about cyber-bullying for middle school students after completing variety of activities learning about cyber-bullying. The students had to include facts about cyber-bullying along ways to stop or prevent cyber-bullying. Three of the videos are posted below.  Please click the links to view them!

1) Noah-Brenden-Anthony • 2) Erin-Winter-Karlee-Dylan • 3) Caleb-Tristan-Juliet

Time to buy your Yearbook!
 
The 2013-2014 Yearbooks will be here before May 23rd (graduation). It is time to buy your yearbook. Visit this site: ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the Yearbook ID Code: 10124514 to purchase your yearbook online. If you would like to pay cash or check, stop in and see Mrs. Olson or Mrs. Larson. 

High School Band Performs Holiday Concert

Santa stopped by the High school Band Concert on Monday December 16th to enjoy some good quality holiday music.Band students performed a variety of seasonal tunes including selections from Mozart and Tschailowsky.

PTA Book Fair at High School
Books at this Book Fair are geared to MS and HS reading/interest levels!!

 

DATES and TIMES:

Monday, December 9

Monday, December 16

Tuesday, December 17

OPEN 5:30 PM until the start of Holiday Concert and 

again for 30 minutes after Concert.

 

WHERE:

High School Cafeteria

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

All PTA members receive 50% off of all BOOK purchases.  

Forms will be available at the Book Fair to join PTA.  

Joining PTA does NOT mean you have to volunteer 

ANYONE (parents, students, community members) can join the PTA to take advantage of this great deal.  If you join and/or renew your PTA membership at the Book Fair it’s just $5.00!!

Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Games start earlier this year

Please note that varsity basketball games will start at 7:15 this year, rather than 7:30 as they have in past years.

Hockey Team Looking for Solid Season

The Cumberland/Barron/Chetek/Spooner Coop Hockey team, known as the Northwest Icemen, opened up their season last Saturday against Eau Claire Regis. They also traveled to Amery on Tuesday.  The team’s next game is this Saturday in Barron against Stevens Point Pacelli. The JV starts at 11:00 am, with the varsity contest to start at 1:00 pm.

Optimism is high with over 30 players out for the team. The squad’s Head Coach is Phil Sykes, who lives with his wife Amanda and three kids in Cumberland. Sykes had a great college career at North Dakota and played 10-years in the NHL. He has a good staff of other coaches with solid hockey backgrounds.

The team is focused on creating a respectful culture around the game and to promote hockey throughout the local associations and area. The team will not only play a varsity schedule, but also an extensive JV set of games.

The Icemen will play two home games in Cumberland and the rest in Barron and Spooner. Practices are also shared between the three rinks. Cumberland is represented by 11 players on the squad.

The team's website is www.nwicemen.com/

Upcoming Games

Saturday, December 7 Stevens Point Pacelli (Barron game)

Tuesday, December 10 Hayward (Spooner Game)

Thursday, December 12 at Park Falls (6:00)

Friday, December 13 Black River Falls (Cumberland Game)

December 26-28 Team Tournament-3 Games (Spooner)

Photos Wanted!
Yearbook Staff looking for Yearbook photos!
 
Do you have pictures you want to see in the yearbook? Submit them here: community.lifetouch.com and use the Code: JICHWT 
 
We would love to see what photos you have - they might just make it in this year's yearbook!
Golf coach Carol Schell honors the girls golf team

Athletic Department Honors Fall Athletes
Nearly 100 student athletes honored

Athletic Director Mark Fuller welcomed a full high school gymnasium of student athletes, their coaches, parents, and extended families to the 2013 Fall Athletic Banquet.  Cook Gary Puig and his staff served an outstanding meal before the athletes were honored.

Fuller first honored Mary Miller, Patty Blaskowski, and Joan Naessen for their tireless efforts with concessions, programs, busses, and all of the other behind the scenes jobs that nobody notices but is very much dependent on.

Cross-country senior Natasha Rodriguez began the ceremony with a new "life lessons" component that a senior from each sport spoke about before their sports were introduced.  Natasha said, "Cross country is a unique sport because it is very individual yet we still push each other on because it is also a team sport.  It teaches perserverance and endurance.  We learn to do the extra mile, literally."  Junior Micah Weltzin followed up with a "Memory of Seniors." "In cross-country, the seniors are always the ones that pushed us to go the extra mile."  He added how Rodriguez gave her pink sweater to him on a cold and rainy day in Barron, which elicited laughter from the crowd.

Coach Phil Flottum thanked the administration, school board, staff, and parents for their support.  Flottum said the coop program we run with Turtle Lake has been very succesful, as the runners from each school have become good friends.  "Cross-country is as much physical as it is mental.  Whether its a 90 degree day in August or cold and rainy in October, they always had to push themselves to fight through."

Lettering in cross-country were Juliana Braml, Natasha Rodgriguez, Shanna Frasier, and Micah Weltzin.  New runners included Timmy Callow, Cassie Callow, Joey Carlson, and Emma Ratzlaff.  The two MVPs for the cross-country team were Natasha Rodriguez and Micah Weltzin.

Senior volleyball Jocelyn Olson said, "Volleyball has taught me that it is easy to manage success and failure as a team.  We communicated and worked better as a team.  We took something away from each game.  Thank you to the coaches and all the fans who came out to support us."  Junior Aaliyah Williams shared favorirte memories about her senior teammates.  "Without volleyball I would have never met some of my dearest friends." Aaliyah shared special memories about her five senior teammates.  

Head coach Erin Miller thanked her assistants Kali Knutson and Courtney Jensen along with other CSD staff who helped her run their program.  Coach Miller reviewed the "Play for a Cure" campaign.  Cumberland fall athletes raised and donated over $1200 to the Cumberland Rehab Center on behalf of the Play for a Cure program.  The C team was then introduced.  Jenna Green received Most Improved, Heart of the Team of the Award went to Brook Chafer, and Most Valuable Player went to Paige Spychalla.  Junior Varsity awards were Most Improved to Hannah Urbanski, Killer Award to Amber Avery, Heart of the Team went to Alexis Van Erp, while Kyla Bergstrom won the MVP award. 

The Varsity started the Conference season at 2-0 but then went through some struggles.  They rallied to finish the season strong.  Varsity Awards were Most Improved to Katie Balko, Hustle Award to Aaliyah Williams, Heart of the Team to Carissa McClain, who also won team MVP.  Shyyanne Mattson received Honorable Mention All-Conference while Williams was named 1st Team All Heart O'North.

Senior football player AJ Ricci shared football life lessons he learned from his career.  "Drive in the weight room, cooperation...who have to trust the guy on your left and your right,  failure...we had to learn to deal with failure and success.  You have to appreciate your opponents too because they worked as hard as we did.  We were fortunate that we were usually more successful than they were." Junior AJ Becker said, "You could tell the seniors would take a win over individual stats any day of the week. The thing that will be missed the most will be their leadership.  It has been an amazing year."

Head football coach Jared McGranahan thanked his players for perservering after a 1-2 start.  "To see the young men to fight through adversity shows the kind of kids that we had here," he said.  The Beavers won three out of their last four games including some tough wins against tough opponents.  He thanked his assistant coaches David Olson, Brandon Olufs, Spike Gideo, and Barry Zappa.  "These guys work played a huge part in our success," he said.  

Twenty-one football players earned a Varsity Letter. All-Conference selections included Logan Narges (Honorable Mention DE), AJ Ricci (2nd Team All-Conference DE), Damen Feiertag (2nd Team LB), Zach Nyhus (2nd Team RB), Travis Miller (1st Team WR, 1st Team KR), Jaylen Lansin (1st Team LB, 1st Team All-Region LB), and Colin Elfers (1st Team OT).  Elfers also received the Team's Leadership Award who displays dignity and a positive attitude.

Senior soccer player KC Larson shared life lessons he learned from his soccer career.  "My team learned resiliency and to never give up.  We got beat 5-1 last year by Regis.  This year, we manhandled them, beating them 2-1. We dreamed big.  We got to Sectionals for the first time in school history.  We had fun.  When it was game time, it was all business, but it was our relaxed attitude that helped allow us to be successful."

Layton Nosbush shared memories of the soccer season.  "Thank you to the seniors for the great season that you led us to.  They persevered all season to keep our team where it should have been."

Head coach Larry Ruetz spoke about the season and how exciting it was to bring most of last year's team back intact.  A highlight of the season was a 1-1 double over time tie against Amery who had traditionally clobbered Cumberland.  They went on to beat McDonnel-Regis, and finished 9-5-2 in Conference.  Coach Ruetz and his assistant Martin Ortiz brought the 16 member soccer team to the front of the gym to honor the entire team and handed out team letters.  Jenna Romanowski won Junior Varsity MVP, Most Improved Player went to Peyton Johnson, Good On and Off the Field went to Josh Dorn.  Team MVP went to Luis DeHoyos.  Seven seniors will be graduating from this outstanding team.  Gaining All Conference honors were Peyton Johnson, Honorable Mention (F), Josh Dorn, Honorable Mention (D), David Stone, 2nd Team (D), Paul Sellent, 2nd Team (D).

Senior golfer Tianna Olson finished the night kicking off Girl's Golf.  "Golf is a sport you can play your entire life.  It has taught me how to set personal goals and make friendships with girls from other schools.  Coach Carol has made golf such a great experience for all of us."  Freshman Makenna Olson talked about how Tia and fellow senior Emily Anderson taught her and the other girls so much about golf.  "These two girls were fantastic teachers and friends and we are going to miss them very much," she added.

Coach Carol Schell introduced his 10 member golf team.  Coach Schell talked about the integrity of the team, saying that was a big reason why this squad won the Heart O’North Sportsmanship Award.  There were many improvements made by team members.  Emily Anderson had a great year and was honored for receiving 1st Team All-Conference honors.  She was also Medalist in two different tournaments.

Fuller finished by awarding four awards from the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association.  Service awards went to Tim Heffernen, Bob Nugent, Richie Narges, and Barry Rose for the their dedication to athletics.

Blood Drive 2013
Student Council Sponsored Event to happen on November 4th

On November 4th Student Council will be hosting a blood drive in the Middle School gym. The blood drive will take place in the MS Gym from 9AM-2:30PM. It is for students 16-18 at the high school along with staff members. Students who are 16 must have a parent consent form in order to donate.  To determine if someone is eligible to donate the Red Cross staff will ask questions about a student’s health, take their blood pressure, temperature and pulse and take a small blood sample to make sure they are not anemic. To “ramp up” for the blood drive and improve the hemoglobin number it is important to eat iron-enriched foods prior to the blood drive. Meats, eggs, seafood, fruits and vegetables are all good things to eat the days leading up to the blood drive. A picture ID is required to donate and a sixteen year old must have the Red Cross Parental Consent form signed also. For an appointment students need to sign up in homeroom or contact Mrs. Olson or Mrs. Jackson.

La Vent du Nord entertains High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers
Quebéc Band shares history and culture through traditional music

Nicolas Boulerice, one of the four members of La Vent du Nord explained to the faculty and staff of CMS and CHS about his life and the lives of all francophiles growing up in Canada.  After playing several traditional tunes and explained some of their musical traditions as it related to the both English speaking peoples and French speaking peoples in historical and modern day Canada.

The program, sponsored by UWBCC, 3M, and several other large corporations donated money to bring four bands from all over the world to the small communities of northwestern Wisconsin.  La Vent du Nord was first in the series.  Bands from Brazil, Israel, and China will also visit during the next two years. For more information on the Arts Midwest Worldfest, click here.

It is a wonderful opportunity for the students of Cumberland to have world cultures come to them.

 

Listen to samples of La Vent du Nord's music and learn more about the band by going to their website by clicking here.

 

Soccer Team Wins Regional Championship
Headed to Sectionals for the 1st Time in School History

For the first time since it became a WIAA sport, the Cumberland Soccer program has made it to the Sectional Tournament. The spot came after an exciting 1-0 victory over Phillips, last Thursday, gave the Beavers the Regional plaque. Cumberland will now host the Barron Bears this Thursday in a 4:30 contest, with the winner headed to Marshfield on Saturday to play for a spot in the State Tournament.

Cumberland qualified for the contest against Phillips with a 2-1 overtime win over Baldwin-Woodville on Tuesday. The Beavers came within 40 seconds of winning the contest in regulation as the game wound down with Cumberland holding a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately a frantic B/W rally led to a goal and a tie game.

The overtime didn’t last long as Senior Peyton Johnson scored the winner, his second of the game, approximately five minutes in. It was the Beavers fourth overtime victory of the season.

Johnson had scored earlier on a nice pass from Paul Sellent. Patrick Ritchie was solid in goal the whole game, while defenders like Josh Dorn, David Stone, and Max Sykes kept the Blackhawk defenders from more than a couple good scoring opportunities.

Now it was a game against Phillips, a team Cumberland had lost to by a 2-1 score back in August. It was a great defensive match-up, which left onlookers thinking one goal would be enough to win. They would be right.

The goal came again from Johnson on a good pass by Jesus Delgado. It came at the 12-minute mark of the second half. The rest of the contest saw a determined Cumberland group hold on for the victory. 

“It was a great effort by the kids. We have a super senior class and they wanted the win badly,” said a Gatorade drenched Larry Ruetz following the contest.

Cumberland has defeated Barron once and tied them another time. It would to be another close contest that will likely go down to a single goal. The game will cost $5.00 as set by the WIAA.

The winner travels to Marshfield, where the Sectional Championship is scheduled for 1:00 Saturday.

Band Director Dan Hopkins "Celebrates" with Drum Majors Josh Dorn and Micah Weltzin.

Band Captures 12th State Title

The Cumberland High School Marching Band captured their twelfth State Marching Band Championship last Saturday in Whitewater. Cumberland students faced bitter cold temperatures and held off a late surge by Baldwin-Woodville to claim the victory by a half of point. Cumberland also won the Best Colorguad and Best Visual Presentation Award while Baldwin-Woodville took home the Best Percussion and Best Musical Presentation Awards.

The Marching Band will have their final performance of the year next Tuesday at 7:30 in the High school Gymnasium. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Class “A” Results

Cumberland             81.75

Baldwin-Woodville    81.25

Cudahy                    78.10

West De Pere           76.90

Columbus                 73.55

Portage                     71.70

Whitewater                70.45

CHS Athletes Play for a Cure
Athletes Raise $1200 for Breast Cancer Research

Cumberland Fall Athletic Teams supported Breast Cancer Awareness by selling shirts. These teams include Volleyball, Girls Golf, Football, Soccer and Cross Country. Together they sold over 300 breast cancer shirts. For each shirt sold, $3.00 was donated to the Rehabilitation Center at Cumberland Healthcare. Uniquely Yours, business operated by Don and Nicole Donatell, generously credited their account $150 in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Drive. In the end, fall athletes were able to donate over $1200 from their shirt sales. 

Director of Rehabilitation Services, B.J. Brenna thanked the student athletes for their hard work along with the donation in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness and National Physical Therapy Month, "You are helping make possible important services following breast cancer treatment occur right here in Cumberland as part of our future oncology program."  With the help of this donation, Cumberland Healthcare is able to send Amy Brenna, MSPT through an extensive certification program for lymphedema therapy. "Lymphedema often affects women and men after breast cancer surgery and involves swelling in the arm or other parts of the body.  Lymphedema can be severe and really affect quality of life," explains Amy.  If you would like more information about lymphedema or the rehabilitation services provided by Cumberland Healthcare please contact them at 715-822-6167.

With the help of many, the Cumberland Fall Athletes are excited and proud to give a total of $1218 to the Rehabilitation Center at Cumberland Healthcare! A special “Thank You” to everyone who supported this great cause!

Band Heads to State in Whitewater
Takes 1st in last three competitons

The High School Marching Band will be competing in the State Marching Band Championships on Saturday October 19th at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. This will mark the last performance of a very busy year for the high school marching band.

On October 5th, CHS took first place, the Best Colorguard and Best Percussion Awards. On October 6th the band also took first place with the Best Colorguard and Percussion Awards. On October 12th the band received first place and the Best Colorguard Award; Baldwin-Woodville took the Best Percussion Award.

Heading into Whitewater the Beavers will face some tough competition from the South including Columbus HS, Cudahy H, Whitewater HS, and Wisconsin Lutheran. If you would like to see their 2013 Show entitled “Origami” the band will be performing a send-off show on Friday October 18th at 12:00 noon.

Seven Attend World Dairy Expo

Seven members of the Cumberland FFA joined hundreds of students from Wisconsin and bordering states in competing at the World Dairy Expo in Madison on October 1st. Monica Stager participated in the FFA Dairy Showmanship Contest. Devon Snowbank, Tenley Hofer, and Christine Bischoff were involved in the FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Competition. Alec Koser, Casi Stager, and Carl Grenquist competed in the World Forage Cup Contest. 

Pictured:

Back Row (L-R): Devon Snowbank, Monica Stager, and Tenley Hofer
Front Row (L-R): Alec Koser, Carl Grenquist, Christine Bischoff, and Casi Stager 

 

Cumberland FFA Wins Spirit Award at Leadership Workshop

The Cumberland FFA Chapter recently won the Spirit Award at the Sectional FFA Leadership Workshop held September 17th at Clear Lake High School. Approximately 200 students from over 25 schools attended the event. One Spirit Award is awarded each year to the chapter in attendance that best demonstrated positive attitudes, enthusiasm, and active participation. Those attending the event included Seth Abner, Mykayla Anderson, Christine Bischoff, Leah Brunberg, Gaby Carlson, Baylie DeMontigny, Tommy Erickson, Shanna Frasier, Carl Grenquist, Dwight Griffith, Alec Koser, Taylor Larson, Rylee Riewestahl, Charlotte Shanahan, Devon Snowbank, Casi Stager, Monica Stager, Kela Vicich, and Mrs. Arlaina Meyer. 

 

Nice!
Beavers Rip Northwestern 42-0 for Homecoming Victory

The Cumberland Beavers took advantage of a couple of early Northwestern Tiger turnovers to gain momentum enroute to a 42-0 victory in front of a large crowd at Endeavor Stadium.

The Tigers, who fell to 4-2 overall never knew what hit them. Junior Travis Miller scored once on a pass and twice on the ground, while seniors Zach Nyhus and Jaylen Lansin each rushed for a score.  Fellow senior A.J. Ricci recovered a fumble in the end zone for an early touchdown as well.

Meanwhile, the defense pitched a shutout and kept Northwestern from even touching the endzones.

The Beavers, evening their record to 3-3, celebrated Homecoming with the Homecoming Dance after the game.

Pictured are members of the team singing the school song after the game to the student body.

 

First Annual Fun Run/Walk
The start of an annual Homecoming Tradition

On Saturday, September 28th, about 200 students, families, alumni and community members participated in Cumberland High School's First Annual Homecoming Fun Run and Walk.  Runners completed a 5K course and walkers completed a 2-mile course which began and ended at Endeavor Stadium.  The Class of 2017 would like to thank all who participated, including local business sponsors, participants and volunteers, helping to make this event a success!

Homecoming 2013
CHS Students and Staff celebrate this annual tradition!

CHS is in the midst of Homecoming Week, which will be capped off by the boys taking on Northwestern Friday night at Endeavor Stadium and the homecoming dance being held immediatly after.

Students and staff have been dressing up during the annual dress up days.  Principal Richie Narges and math teacher Wendy Larson got in to the fun on Crazy Day earlier this week.

Homecoming Tailgate a Big Success

Volunteers cooked and catered to hundreds of fans before the Beaver football team's big win against Northwestern last Friday night.  It was the first ever tailgate at Endeavor Field!  Some photos (Tami Alberg) are shown below.

CHS Athletes Playing for A Cure
Selling Tee-Shirts for donations to American Cancer Society
 
This year all fall athletes are participating in "Play For A Cure". We are selling t-shirts to raise money for cancer awareness. Each sport has designated a night to promote this cause. Girls Golf has already had their night but here are the other dates:
 
Cross Country: Sept. 30th
Volleyball: Oct. 8th
Soccer: Oct. 10th
Football: Oct. 11th
 
Below is shirt order form. I need to have the orders in by tomorrow after school. Sorry about the short notice! Anyway, if you would like a shirt, just shoot me (Coach Erin Miller, emill@csdmail.com) an email and let me know which design and what size. I can collect the money when the shirts come in. 
 

 

"Cure" Tee Shirt Order Form

On a Roll!
Volleyball Team wins 2nd Straight Conference Game

It took a couple of years, but the Cumberland Girls Volleyball team got a conference win at Northwestern last Thursday night in an exciting five set match.  Last night, the Beavers stayed hot by sweeping Chetek in three straight sets, winning the final game by a score of 25-9, capturing their second Heart O'North win in a row.

It was hard to tell that several of the girls were suffering from cold and flu like symptoms as they played their best volleyball in years.  Seniors Emily Delfosse, Carly Green, Carissa McClain, Jocelyn Olson, Monica Waite, juniors Katie Balko, Bri, Johnson, Shy Mattson, Morgan Weaver, Aaliyah Williams,  and sophomore Annie Larson played as a team, communicating and hustling throughout the match.

The team has benefitted greatly from the play of Williams, who moved back to Cumberland this fall.

Check the CHS Athletics tab on the left for Cumberland sports fall schedules and support the Beavers!

photos by Kala Green

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Shy Mattson and Jocelyn Olson go up for a block.
Shy Mattson and Jocelyn Olson go up for a block.

Rally Towels!
Cumberland Health Care to Pass out Free Rally Towels at Endeavor Opener

Cumberland Healthcare will handing out free rally towels in honor the opening of Endeavor Stadium on Friday, September 6th football game vs. Chetek.

Please stop by their table to get your free rally towel. They will be handing out the towels starting at 6:00 PM.

First Ever Homecoming 5K Run/Walk!

Join us for this first time event to benefit the Class of 2017.  It is a non-timed event and we suggest self-timing for those that are interested in knowing their finish time.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Cumberland High School Office.

Click below for more details!

Homecoming Walk-Run Information
Registration Form



Cumberland School District

2013-2014 Athletic Code Information

 

This year the Cumberland School District is providing all the information needed for athletes competing in the 2013-2014 sports seasons on our website.  Click here for a copy of the CHS Athletic Code Handbook.

 

Please click on the following link to view the CHS Athletic Code Presentation.  After reviewing the presentation, there are 5 forms that need to be completed before an athlete is eligible to practice and compete.  Four of these forms are available for you in the links below to download, print and complete.  The fifth form will be coming to you in a mailing from the high school office.  All required forms must be in the high school office BEFORE ANY ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR SPORT.  The forms are as follows:

1. CHS Athletic Code Agreement

2. Parent Code of Commitment

3. WIAA Physical Card or Alternate Year Card

Student-Athlete Physical Card

Student-Athlete Physical Alternate Card

4. Concussion Acknowledgement

5. **CHS Emergency Information Card

**This card will be sent to you in the mail.  Please make sure the information is

updated and included with the other athletic paperwork.

 

Please return all required forms completed and signed to the high school office before the beginning of the sports season. All forms are also available in the high school office for those that are not able to print this information. Remember, without the appropriate paperwork, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate in practice or compete. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and let's make the CHS 2013-2014 season enjoyable for all involved.




 

Football in the Island City, by Mark Fuller: Click this link to read this article as posted in the Cumberland Advocate.

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Stetler Headed to State Track Meet
Stetler breaks two CHS Records at Sectionals

CHS Senior Quinn Stetler not only qualified for State with his performance in the 100M and 200M dashes, he broke two school records in the process. His time of 10.90 tied a school record in the 100 and his time of 22.25 in the 200 broke the school record outright. Those times were good enought for a fourth place finish in both events and a ticket to La Crosse to compete in the State Meet held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Sophomore Shyyanne Mattson qualified for the Sectional Meet in  the high jump while freshman Sara Behling joined her with a fine performance in the 300M hurdles.  

Note: State Results: Quinn finished 4th in the 200M finals with a time of 22.53 for a great finish.  He didn't fair as well in the 100, where his prelim time of 12.09 was just short of qualifying for the finals.

Congratulations to Quinn and his coaches for a great run during the season!