5/16 prep scoreboard

The celebration is on as Medford's John McMurry (6), Jon Laher, Spike Alexander and Aiden Gardner are the first to meet at the pitcher's mound after the Raiders clinched the GNC baseball championship by snuffing out a late Lakeland rally and winning 5-3 Thursday night. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsMedford shortstop Caleb Guden just misses on a diving attempt to rob Lakeland's Max Toijala of an RBI opposite-field bloop single during the bottom of Thursday's fifth inning. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsRIb Lake shortstop Taylor Schmidtftranz makes a tough catch in shallow centerfield between teammates Kyla Kennedy and Nellie Hopkins, ending Prentice's top of the second inning. Prentice jumped out to an 8-1 lead through an inning and a half and rolled to a 13-3 win over the Lady Redmen in their WIAA Div. 5 regional opener Thursday. Photo by Sarah Komarek/The Star NewsMedford's Riley Kleist hits a winner during number-one singles play Thursday at Lakeland. Kleist and Quinton Tlusty won this match to cap a 7-0 team win over the Thunderbirds. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
Conference championships for Medford baseball, Gilman softball

Medford 5, Lakeland 3
Medford (10-2, 17-8) wins first outright Great Northern Conference championship.
Cade Alexander 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 4 BB, 2-3 at the plate
Nick Retterath 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs
Next: Rib Lake at Medford, Monday at 5 p.m.

Gilman 10, Loyal 0
Dallas Skabroud (7 Ks) throws team’s second straight five-inning no-hitter. One Greyhound reached on an error.
Next: Gilman at Spencer, Friday at 5 p.m.

Wed. score
Gilman 12, Owen-Withee 0
Ethan Grunseth (5 K, 2 BB) throws the no-hitter.
Kade Kroeplin 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs.

Rib Lake 9, Abbotsford-Colby 4
Levi Ewan 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBIs.
Next: Rib Lake at Abbotsford-Colby, Friday at 4:45 p.m.

Gilman 8, Colby-Abbotsford 2
Gilman (12-2, 17-4) wins first outright Eastern Cloverbelt Conference championship.
Next: WIAA Div. 5 regional semifinal, #7 Bruce at #2 Gilman, Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Altoona 9, Medford 4
Next: WIAA Div. 2 regional semifinal, #5 Lakeland at #4 Medford, Tuesday at 5 p.m.

#9 Prentice 13, #8 Rib Lake 3.
Rib Lake’s season ends at 3-11.

1. Lakeland, 319
2. Antigo, 360
3. Rhinelander, 363
4. Mosinee, 364
5. Medford, 380
6. Tomahawk, 388
7. Northland Pines, 416
Final team standings: 1. Lakeland, 49; 2. Mosinee, 38; 3. Antigo, 34.5; 4. Rhinelander, 32; 5. Medford, 18.5; 6. Tomahawk, 16; 7. Northland Pines 8.
Next: WIAA Div. 2 Medford regional (Black River Golf Course), Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Medford 7, Lakeland 0
Medford 5, D.C. Everest 2
Next: Medford vs. Wausau West, Wausau East and Eau Claire North at Wausau West Invitational, Friday at 10 a.m.; Medford at Altoona, Saturday at 9 a.m.

GNC tournament, round two
#5 Medford 3, #7 Newman Catholic 0
Next: Medford at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, Friday at 7 p.m.

No team scores
Medford's individual winners were Dimas Moreno (boys 100 dash); Karina Herrada (girls 400); Julian Stark (boys 400); Alicia Kawa (girls 800); Medford girls 1,600 relay (Ryley Koski, Maddy Williams, Tyra Wicke, Anya Apfelbeck).

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