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In-depth previews for teams participating in the 2022 WI vs. IL Border Battle

02/07/2022, 12:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Tickets $10 for entire day (Sold at the door only)
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11:00 A.M. Game (Updated 2/4/2022)
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Winnebago Lutheran Academy Vikings
 Marty Nell, 6th year
Enrollment: 309
Top Players: Ethan Cole (6-2, Sr., 25.3 ppg, 13.7 rpg), Aidan Bahr (6-1, Sr., 14.5 ppg, 6.2 apg), Sam Loehr (5-10, Soph., 12.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.6 apg), Noah Gensler (6-2, Soph., 8.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Jacob Theisen (6-0, Sr., 5.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg).
2021-22 Record: 12-6 (Through Feb. 3)
Notes: The Vikings compete in the highly competitive Wisconsin Flyway Conference ... Ethan Cole recently surpassed 1,000 career points and leads the Flyway in both scoring and rebounding ... Cole scored a career-best 42 points in a victory over Waupun this season ... Cole is a four-year varsity performer for Winnebago Lutheran while Aidan Bahr has competed for the varsity team the past three seasons. 


Northridge Prep Knights
Coach: Will Rey
Enrollment: 380 (All boys)
Top Players: Matt McKenna (5-9, Sr.), Franco Chapello (6-2, Sr.), Jack Brown (6-2, Sr.), James Spingola (6-5, Sr.), Owen Coleman (6-0, Sr.).
2021-22 Record: 17-6 (Through games of Feb. 3)
Notes: Located in Lisle, Illinois, Northridge Prep competes in the Independent School Conference ... Head coach Will Rey previously served as the head coach at Loyola University in Chicago.

12:30 P.M. Game 
At The Prairie School

The Prairie School Hawks
 Jason Atanasoff, 11th year
Enrollment: 243
Top Players: Ashe Oglesby (6-7, Jr., 19.7 ppg, 11.8 ppg), Asanjai Hunter (5-11, Sr., 16.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Kaleb Shannon (5-11, Sr., 8.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg), Jayce Jaramillo (6-2, Sr., 8.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Arjun Kumar (6-3, Sr., 4.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg).
2021-22 Record: 8-9 (Through Feb 3)
Notes: The Hawks compete in the Metro Classic Conference ... The Prairie School lost three starters from their team last season that finished second at the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament ... Ashe Oglesby is receiving recruiting attention from NCAA Division I and II programs. 


Prospect Knights
Coach: Brad Rathe
Enrollment: 2,107 
Top Players: David Marshall (6-2, Sr.), Owen Schneider (5-9, Sr.), Alex Georgakas (6-2, Jr.), Owen Walter (6-2, Sr.), Patrick Freeman (6-2, Sr.).
2021-22 Record: 13-9 (Through games of Feb. 3)
Notes: Prospect competes in the Mid-Suburban Conference ... Prospect is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois. 

2:00 P.M. Game 
At The Prairie School

Homestead Highlanders
 Sean Crider, 6th year
Enrollment: 1,271
Top Players: Tim Franks (6-4, Soph., 19.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Adam Riese (6-3, Sr., 14.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg), Solomon Garrison (5-9, Jr., 12.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 6.0 apg), Chris Djurasovic (6-7, Jr., 11.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg), Evan Endres (6-2, Sr., 5.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Anthony Chung (6-0, Jr., 5.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg).
2021-22 Record: 15-2 (Through Feb. 3)
Notes: The Highlanders compete in the North Shore Conference ... Sophomore Tim Franks and juniors Solomon Garrison and Chris Djurasovic are ranked among the top players in Wisconsin in their respective classes ... Senior Adam Riese ranks second on the club in both scoring and rebounding ... Homestead leads the North Shore Conference standings. 


Sheboygan North Golden Raiders *
Coach: Eric Worth, 6th year
Enrollment: 1,670 
Top Players: Luke Schmidt (6-2, Sr., 19.7 ppg), Max Tutas (6-3, Jr., 17.5 ppg), Chase Schoenenberger (6-1, Sr., 10.9 ppg), Kaleb Walter (6-4, Jr., 7.2 ppg), Tyler Schoessow (6-3, Jr., 5.0 ppg), Zach Seymour (5-10, Sr., 5.0 ppg).
2021-22 Record: 9-7 (Through games of Feb. 3)
Notes: Sheboygan North competes in the Fox River Valley Conference ... Junior Max Tutas is ranked as one of the Top 50 prospects in the class of 2023 by  

* Sheboygan North replaces New Trier, Illinois, which dropped out of the Border Battle late last week due to scheduling conflicts with re-scheduled contests.

3:30 P.M. Game 
At The Prairie School

Ashwaubenon Jaguars
 Mark Tomashek, 3rd year
Enrollment: 981
Top Players: Marcus Tomashek (6-5, Sr., 26.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg), Matt Imig (6-1, Sr., 16.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Jayden Schoen (6-2, Soph., 5.7 ppg), Drew Tomashek (6-1, Soph., 5.8 ppg), Zach Kelly (6-4, Jr., 4.9 ppg). 
2021-22 Record: 15-1 (Through Feb. 2)
Notes: The Jaguars compete in the Fox River Valley Conference ... Senior Marcus Tomashek has signed with NCAA Division II Michigan Tech ... Marcus Tomashek and senior Matt Imig have both scored more than 1,000 career points ... Marcus and Drew Tomashek are the sons of head coach Mark Tomashek.


Rock Island Rocks
Coach: Marc Polite
Enrollment: 1,603
Top Players: Cameron Atkinson (6-4, Jr.), Eli Reese (6-3, Sr.), Amarion Nimmers (6-3, Sr.), Marieon Anderson (6-5, Sr.), Terrmell Akers (6-6, Jr.).
2021-22 Record: 16-7 (Through games of Jan. 30)
Notes: Rock Island competes in the Western Big Six Conference with Quincy, Moline, Galesburg, East Moline United, Sterling, Geneseo and Alleman.

5:00 P.M. Game 
At The Prairie School

Kimberly Papermakers
 Jon Murphy, 1st year
Enrollment: 1,586
Top Players: Jackson Paveletzke (6-2, Sr., 29.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg), Owen Pawlikowski (6-4, Sr., 14.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg), Seth Miron (6-5, Jr., 11.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Jamison Grall (6-1, Sr., 6.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg), AJ Von Vonderen ((6-4, Sr., 5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Sam Gingras (6-4, Sr., 4.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg). 
2021-22 Record: 11-6 (Through Feb. 2)
Notes: The Papermakers compete in the Fox Valley Association ... Senior Jackson Paveletzke has committed to NCAA I Wofford College ... Paveletzke is a four-year varsity performer who has scored more than 1,300 points ... Senior Owen Pawlikowski has committed to NCAA Division II St. Leo.


Buffalo Grove Warriors
Coach: Keith Peterson
Enrollment: 1,951
Top Players: Alex Beihoffer (6-2, Jr.), Jacob Heinrich (6-2, Sr.), Aidan Romanski (6-4, Sr.), Adidas Davis (6-3, Sr.).
2021-22 Record: 12-13 (Through games of Feb. 2)
Notes: Buffalo Grove competes in the Mid-Suburban East Conference along with Rolling Meadows, Prospect, Hersey, Wheeling and Elk Grove.

6:30 P.M. Game 
At The Prairie School

Westosha Central Falcons
 James Hyllberg, 7th year
Enrollment: 1,136
Top Players: Jack Rose (6-4, Jr., 19.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Devin Griffin (5-11, Sr., 10.3 ppg, 5.0 apg), Kenny Garth (6-3, Sr., 10.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Wyatt Anderson (6-4, Sr., 7.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg), Michael Mulhollon (6-4, Sr., 6.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg).
2021-22 Record: 15-2 (Through Feb. 3)
Notes: The Falcons compete in the Southern Lakes Conference ... Several NCAA Division I scholarship schools have extended offers to Jack Rose ... Westosha Central leads the Southern Lakes Conference, one game ahead of Burlington.


Deerfield Warriors
Coach: Dan McKendrick
Enrollment: 1,611
Top Players: Cooper Venamore (6-1, Sr.), Luke Woodson (6-0, Sr.), Benny Skolnik (6-4, Sr.), Aidan Galvan (6-3, Sr.), Sam Schecter (6-5, Sr.).
2021-22 Record: 16-7 (Through games of Feb. 2)
Notes: Deerfield competes in the Central Suburban League, one of the top conferences in suburban Chicago.

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