Zuelke, Griesbach hit for double-digits for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford girls basketball team jumped out to a quick 10-point lead and never looked back, cruising to a 47-25 win over Tomah in a nonconference matchup Friday night at Stratford High School.The game was the season opener for the Tigers, and Tomah drops to 0-2.Stratford led 13-3 after the first eight minutes. After Tomah scored three points in a row, Stratford closed out the half with a 12-3 run and led by double-digits the rest of the way.Andie Zuelke scored four of her game-high 16 points and Kaylee Hollatz made the Tigers’ only 3-pointer in the run that separated Stratford from the Timberwolves for good.“I told our girls that our defense was outstanding tonight. Where we faltered was at the end,” Stratford coach Tammie Christopherson said. “It wasn’t even their pressure. It was our mental (game) faltering. That’s what the first game is for: to figure those things out.”Stratford held Tomah to just six field goals, three of which came on successive possessions on steals and baskets by Madison Lindauer midway through the second half. The Tigers were also helped by their opponent’s poor free-throw shooting as Tomah made just four of 18 attempts.Senior guard Sammy Griesbach added 13 points for the Tigers, making 7 of 12 free throws, and Zuelke had 12 rebounds.“I have a lot of new kids out there that are in new positions,” Christopherson said. “We’ll have a few growing pains early this season, but I have the utmost confidence that we’ll figure it out.“We figured out the zone, and I think we can have a strong post presence with Andie. We fed her a few times, and the outside shooters are coming along. We have the ability to push the ball, and when we did that, our whole game looks better.”Stratford hosts Edgar for another nonconference game on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 47, Timberwolves 25Tomah 9 16 – 25Stratford 25 22 – 47TOMAH (25): Lindsey Conway 0 0-2 0, Madison Lindauer 3 1-3 7, Emily Moake 1 2-2 4, Taylor Smith 0 0-0 0, Madisyn Brey 0 0-3 0, Abbey Wagenson 0 0-0 0, Morgan Brooner 0 0-4 0, Mallory Pierce 0 1-2 1, Brooke Brown 1 0-0 2, Morgan Wright 1 0-0 2, Emma Like 0 1-2 1. FG: 6. FT: 4-18. 3-pointers: none. Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 26. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-2.STRATFORD (47): Olympia Garrigan 0 0-0 0, Taya Nett 1 5-6 7, Blaire Lindner 1 2-2 4, Sammy Griesbach 3 7-12 13, Olivia Burrows 1 0-0 2, Mariah Zawislan 0 0-0 0, Chelsey Gliniecki 0 1-2 1, Kaylee Hollatz 1 1-6 4, Andie Zuelke 7 2-6 16. FG: 14. FT: 18-34. 3-pointers: 1 (Hollatz 1). Rebounds: 38 (Zuelke 12). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Nett. Record: 1-0.
Singer Rihanna will reportedly launch her fashion label under name $CHOOL KILLS.The singer will move into the world of fashion designing with an accessories line before moving into apparel.The Rude boy hitmaker’s company Roraj Trade LLC registered and trademarked the brand name in New York last month under the categories — Leather products and clothing products, reports femalefirst.co.uk.”$CHOOL KILLS will be an accessories range covering everything from tote bags to purses and, later on, fashion. She still loves the music and it’s what launched her, but this is her focus right now,” said a source.The 27-year-old doesn’t plan to keep her music career on back-burner.”Rihanna has already had a successful clothing line with River Island and is not limiting herself to just music and touring for the rest of her life. She will continue to release singles and albums, but she’s had plans in place to expand in other areas, like fashion, for a good few years now,” the source added.Rihanna, who was pictured wearing a T-shirt sporting the slogan ‘School Kills’ last month, is hoping her accessories line will be the perfect start to a global “empire”.”Rihanna has plans to create a fashion empire. She sees herself as a completely unique brand and the last year has been all about setting herself up for this,” Grazia magazine quoted the source as saying.