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What’s Inside 8 Alumni Update
Durand graduate Ambree Schlosser has
4 ON THE COVER hit the ground running at Viterbo University
In and out of the Detroit Pistons rotation,
Rice Lake’s Henry Ellenson is biding his time, 12 Posterized
ready to seize his next opportunity Osseo-Fairchild’s Brooke Freitag

16 RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME 18 Retro photo of
Former Badgers skater and experienced coach the month
Chris Tok (right) was ready to step away from
hockey until the Memorial job opened up 19 Whistleblowers
WIAA basketball official Zach Ganschow
Cover design: Joe Ziemer.
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“I was able to That was one of the
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“It just pushes me to win.
continue to work hard “When he has an op-
and stay focused on portunity, he makes
how I can help the the best of it,” Pistons
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The second-year forward, now listed at 6- tive game his name had the dreaded acro-
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6 Buckshot The Magazine / December 2017

DNP, as in “did not play.” Coach’s deci-

That Sunday afternoon at Target Center,
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, who’s not
known to be disingenuous, seemed almost
guilty when Ellenson’s name was brought

“That’s been the toughest thing with our
team so far, because Henry has played a lot
better,” Van Gundy said. “When he got op-
portunities early in the year, he played re-
ally well.”

And sooner or later, Ellenson will get his
chance. A lot can happen over the 82-game
grind that is an NBA season. An injury here.

three 3-pointers in four minutes and he

“He comes to work every single day,” said
Pistons forward Tobias Harris, whose locker
is right next to Ellenson’s. “He works his butt

him, I know he’ll be ready.” Depite being a rookie, he’s older than Ellen- from both physical and skill standpoints. “He works his butt
■■■ son. He turned 21 back on June 24. But Ellenson may never look like the oldest When the opportunity
they’ve got a lot in common. They were does come for him,
Harris and Kennard can relate to Ellenson. teammates in the Orlando Summer League. guy in the Pistons’ locker room. But he’s no- I know he’ll be ready.”
Harris was just 18 when the Bucks made They’ve both made trips to Grand Rapids, looking a little less like the baby-faced kid
him the 19th pick of the 2011 draft. He was Mich., to get minutes with the Drive, the Pis- who dominated the Big Rivers Conference. Pistons forward
all of 19 when he made his NBA debut. El- Tobias Harris on
lenson was 19 when the Pistons picked him And both of them have spent time on the Rice Lake and Detroit. Henry Ellenson
18th overall in 2016. He’s still only 20. He fringes of the Pistons rotation. Kennard only He hit the weight room hard and contin-
won’t turn 21 until Jan. 13. season. Eventually his perimeter shooting game,” Harris said. “He’s going to be a good
Like Ellenson, Harris spent just one year — he’s hitting 38.5 percent of his 3s — got skills. Improving his ball-handling has been player in this league.”
in college, Harris at Tennessee and Ellenson him on the court regularly. As of Dec. 10, a drive that’s consumed him since his
at Marquette. he’d played in 17 consecutive games. sophomore year of high school. That’s the He’s still learning, no doubt about it. But
Like Ellenson, Harris is a multi-faceted, development that altered his course from Ellenson looks and feels more comfortable
versatile forward. “You have to take the opportunities that “really good big man who will have an im- in an NBA setting. There’s no way to fully
And like Ellenson, Harris had to bide his you have,” Kennard said. “If you’re not play- pactful college career” to “future one-and- prepare for life in the NBA. The season is a
time. ter. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s in that regard. long haul. There is constant travel. The
Harris played in only 42 games as a rookie what we’re continuing to do. That’s just our game is played at a lightning-fast pace.
with the Bucks. A year-two trade to Orlando mentality, and it’s been good for us.” Ellenson’s shot has been more consistent. With a year under his belt, the quiet kid
led to an increased role before he was dealt He hit 29.4 percent of his 3s last season. This from Rice Lake seems a lot more at home.
again to Detroit. Now, in his seventh sea- ■■■ year, he’s up to 36.8. That number should
son, he’s blossoming. He’s the Pistons top So until Van Gundy calls his name again on only rise. “I feel a lot more comfortable,” Ellenson
scorer, averaging a career-best 18.8 points a regular basis, Ellenson will continue to hone said. “I feel like I’m still learning something
per game. his craft. He’s already made major strides, “He’s taken some really big strides in his new every day. That’s part of the process. I
Granted, he’s been a major-minutes feel like as a second-year guy, the game, I’m
player from his second year on. But Harris not having to think as much. What play I’ve
knows what his locker room neighbor is go- got to do. Where I go screen. I feel I’m more
ing through. comfortable out there on the court. I know
“It’s tough. As a player, you’re competi- fensively. I feel a lot better in that stand-
tive,” Harris said. “So you don’t really want point. My rookie year was a lot of learning
being patient and being hungry at the when it came to those kind of things.”
same time and understanding that you
doing. He has his head on straight. He
knows the foundation, the base that needs
to happen for him to evolve into that type
of player.”
Kennard, a sweet-shooting guard from

■■■ Joe Ziemer, the Leader-Telegram sports editor,
While he’d love to be seeing more min- has covered b­ asketball in the Chippewa Valley
utes, Ellenson is ahead of his rookie-season for more than a decade. He’s covered Henry
pace. Last year he appeared in only 19 of 82 Ellenson since he was a freshman at Rice Lake.
games, averaging 3.2 points and 2.2 re-
bounds. This year he’s played in nine of the
2.6 rebounds.
It’s also hard to argue with the results of
the current rotation. Tolliver has provided a
well-traveled 32-year-old forward is a more
rugged defensive option than Ellenson at
this stage of his career. And Tolliver’s shoot-
ing 35.9 percent from 3.
More importantly, the Pistons started 12-
6 before some recent struggles and are

be in. It’s been a nice bounce-back from last with Ellenson’s shooting touch and ball- very, very good,” Van Gundy said. “But un- 845825_12-
season’s disappointing 37-45 campaign. handling skills are a valuable commodity. fortunately, right now, he’s just not getting 13-17
He’ll continue to work on his defense, an a great opportunity – though our team has
“This year’s going good,” Ellenson said. “I area he’s already made strides in. He’ll keep already showed that as games go, things
just hope to continue winning.” can change. All 14 guys on our roster have
His time hasn’t quite come yet. But when gotten opportunities in meaningful time al-
And continue improving. it does, he’ll be waiting for it. ready this year. Henry will get his chance
Van Gundy, who in addition to coach is again.”
the Pistons’ president of basketball opera- “I think the long-term outlook for him is
tions, remains steadfast in his praise of El-
lenson. He sees him as an important build-
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and watched the Durand girls bas- intrigued enough to make the trip north
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Panthers to wins anymore and that she’s tremendous coaching at Durand.”
playing college basketball now. high school career, which ended with her
she decided her next step would be
It has been just nine months since Viterbo, in large part because of its nursing
Schlosser, the fourth-leading scorer in the on the basketball team.
tradition-rich history of Durand girls hoops,
was playing in the state tournament. But Schlosser isn’t very tall. At 5-foot-4, she
that’s what’s surreal for Viterbo coach Bobbi operates best in an up-tempo system that
Vandenberg too. allows her to use her speed and athleticism,
and that’s exactly what she gets to do at
Schlosser, Viterbo’s starting point guard Viterbo.
and second-leading scorer, doesn’t seem
like a freshman. Vandenberg expected the “It’s a very similar style of play as high
quick, athletic playmaker to contribute right school,” Schlosser said. “We’re fast, athletic
away, but not like she has so far in the early but don’t have that size component. We’re
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to take time to adjust to the pace of the col- have, because I feel like I’ve already been game in limited action.
able to connect with her in terms of her be- “Hannah is another kid in that same class
She does get to the basket really well, even
play. Pushing the ball and distributing is a against good college players.” rare as a freshman. It’s fun to know that I’m Vandenberg said. “She’s a talented kid, and
pretty high goal for me as a point guard.” Her speed and athleticism are always go- going to have her for the next four years.” now that she’s back, she’s already starting
She’s doing that pretty well. She leads ing to be her biggest strengths. Those plus Schlosser isn’t the only player from the to blossom again.”
the team with 24 assists. Add in the 10.4 her ball-handling skills make it easy to get area that Vandenberg has recruited to Jones, also a coach for Wisconsin Playmak-
points per game, and the result is a pretty Viterbo. Sophomore Alyssa Nilssen, a Bald- ers, is a big reason why Vandenberg has es-
win-Woodville graduate, is the team’s lead- tablished and maintained a connection to
ent than the way she’s done it in the past. ing scorer with 12.8 per game. Then there’s high school basketball in northwest Wiscon-
her the most. She leads the team with 24 “Going up against bigger players, I have freshman Hannah Anderson, a Regis prod- sin. North senior Brook Becker already has
steals and quickly has become the team’s to be smarter with my drives,” Schlosser committed to play for Viterbo, and Vanden-
go-to defender. Telegram All-Northwest selection along berg isn’t planning on stopping with her.
“She’s a very reliable defender, and we in the paint. In high school, I could kind of with Schlosser last year, missed time early “We’d love to steal a few more kids from
can match her up with very good guards,” just go on in. Now I need to jump-stop, this season with a broken nose and a con- that area for sure,” Vandenberg said. “A lot
gather myself to avoid getting blocked.” cussion. She’s averaging 6.8 points per of good basketball up there.”
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FFTok and his wife, Melissa — along place to live and settle down. ■■■ hockey IQ, an innate sense for the game
with young son Easton — were mak- “My wife said Minneapolis, and I was A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Tok mates.
ing a move not centered around hockey. took his hockey talents to the University of
Madison,” said Tok, who skated for the Wisconsin, where he played from 1991-95. “He brought a sense of toughness and
A coach ever since his playing days Badgers in the early ‘90s. “I went to school As a left-handed shooting defenseman, mer Badgers teammate and current Wis-
ended, Tok had just departed Austin, Minn., there, but she was like, ‘We aren’t going Tok had 10 goals and 24 assists and played consin assistant Mark Strobel said. “You
after four years as the head coach with the back there.’ She picked Minneapolis and I Sauer. knew Tok-o always had your back, and he
NAHL’s Austin Bruins, with whom he also was like ‘Well, you know I hate the big city.’ Tok would extend his playing career until was a warrior. He was always ready for bat-
as an assistant with the USHL’s Waterloo So it was Duluth and Eau Claire.” 2001. He played for the IHL’s Fort Wayne tle.”
Bucks before taking an assistant job at Comets and Manitoba Moose, the ECHL’s
NCAA Division I Michigan Tech prior to A medical job opened up for him in Eau Jacksonville Lizard Kings, the UHL’s Missouri Coaching wasn’t something he thought
Austin. Claire, and the Toks chose the city on the River Kings, the Alpen’s Ljubljana Olimpija of too much during his playing days. After
river over the city on the lake, ready for AHL’s Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. injuries signaled he was near an ending
The grind of a minor league schedule hockey to take a back seat for a while. Self-described as a player without the point, it was the next step for Tok, who still
didn’t mesh with raising a child. most skill or skating ability, Tok made him- had that drive for the sport burning deep
But wouldn’t you know it. In a year’s time, self into the player he was with his high inside him.
So he and Melissa went out on the com- the head coaching position at one of Wis-
promise trail in the spring of 2015. Pick a consin’s most prestigious high school pro-
grams opened up. Eau Claire Memorial
needed someone to succeed Mike Schwen-

“I really have a passion just for teaching,” Nick Erickson has been the Leader-Telegram’s spect for everyone else. Once we start giv- around the ice. Joe Z
Tok said. “ I thought why not give some of it lead hockey writer since joining the staff ing it our all, then he says he can talk about The game is constantly changing, and has c
back.” in 2015. Erickson’s Inside Hockey columns way he coaches.”
and hockey alumni updates can be found Tok knows that. Right now, the best players for
He’s done that and then some, spending T­ uesdays throughout the season in Memorial went on to win the game 5-0. in the NHL are elite skaters, and that’s how Wisc
12 years of his life dedicating himself to be- the Leader-Telegram. are enjoying what they do. And like Sch- kids are modeling themselves at the new
ing the best he could be behind the bench. wengler, he wants his players to learn a younger levels. Physicality is still a big part Insid
■■■ faction, he said, is when former players of hockey, but it’s more of a skating game throu
After four years at Waterloo and another Like anybody who has done something come up to him and thank him for some- now. That’s why he thinks hockey hasn’t
four at Michigan Tech, Tok took the Austin for long enough, Tok has grown as a coach thing non-hockey they learned in his pro- gotten the same concussion talk as football.
and two championship series. gram and carried with them.
Chris Tok the player from Chris Tok the He’s played around with verbage to ad-
Those schedules require a lot of time away coach. But as time went on, he began to un- “If we do things the right way and kids just.
from home, not to mention the stresses of are going out on the rinks having fun and
having a job in which success can be mea- responding to criticism and their own per- it’s not work for them and just loving what “Say ‘hey, we need that puck’ you’re go-
sured so much by wins and losses. spectives on what is important to them. Tok they are doing, I think we are going to be a ing to have to go stick on puck, and you are
the teacher became Tok the learner. tough team to beat,” Tok said. “That carries going to have to go through the guy’s
He moved to Eau Claire and was still at over for me.” hands,”’ Tok said. “ That has no insinuation
the rink with Easton, who was in the early “You sit back and observe how a kid in- whatsoever of making a hit. The end result
stages of his hockey journey. It was a much teracts with other people and it can get you On the ice, Tok’s teams are very reminis- might be a little body contact, but you also
more relaxed environment for Tok. to learn how to teach them,” Tok said. cent of the style he played. He wants his make them understand what their role is.
team to generate speed through the neu- The goal isn’t to send the kid into the third
Across the hall at Hobbs Ice Center That has required a great deal of pa- tral zone and then slow things down on the row. Really could care less. We want the
nearly every day were the purple sweaters tience, which seems to resonate with his score goals going three-quarters speed and puck. So I think the mentality of coaches
of Eau Claire Memorial — a program that high school players. seeing the play rather than zooming in at and how they teach it has changed to that.”
reached the state tournament for the 100 mph.
eighth year in a row last season and has “The thing is, with coach’s style, not one Hockey is in Tok’s blood, and he isn’t set
produced several Division I and NHL play- Memorial has a lot of skilled players, but in his own system. He is willing to adapt to
ers. Tok knew the reputation but was an Tok preaches grittiness too. He’s set up his his personnel and how the game is played.
outsider at that point. lines so there is more of a banger down low a hockey-crazed school.
who isn’t afraid to get to the dirty areas
“I was familiar with them when I started paired up with faster skaters who can zip “I’m not surprised at all,” Strobel said. “ I
back in Waterloo,” Tok said. “Team Wiscon- expect them to do well and have a hard-
sin had quite a few Eau Claire guys on the working, disciplined team. He is going to al-
team, and I always came over to watch the low them to have creativity. We need more
state tournament. Eau Claire Memorial is Chris Toks in coaching.”
there all the time, and it’s a household
name. You think of Wisconsin high school free to simply love
hockey, and Eau Claire Memorial is one of

Later on, Tok began to hear rumblings
that longtime Memorial coach Schwengler,
might leave after the 2017 season when his

bility. all-state goaltender Trevor Hudecek You’ll be able to stop wondering... Nick Erickson has been
And in March, it happened. Schwengler said. “Everybody gets their chance. When high school volley
those kids get their chances, they are going • What if she falls? Is she safe?
stepped down after 20 years. And there just to develop, and as kids develop it is just go- • Did she eat today? Erickson’s Inside Voll
so happened to be a highly successful ing to make us deeper and deeper.” • Did she take her pills? throughout the
coach nearby without a gig. • Can I provide the
Don’t be mistaken. Tok is intense and
After long thought, talk and determining shows it on the bench. While he might get support she needs?
he could still enjoy family time he never had on a kid, he’s equally willing to dish out a
in the NAHL, Tok expressed interest. By late compliment when that same player makes If you are worried about
May, he was hired as Schwengler’s successor. a strong play. a loved one due to memory

“I was actually saying no I wasn’t going to Tok has been around the game long
coach high school hockey,” Tok said. “I was enough to know just how beautiful it can
out of hockey taking care of a son. So no I be when played the right way. So when Me-
can’t say it was a thought. I was really enjoy-
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Does the WIAA need a shot clock?

Nothing in high school basketball has Coach Speak don’t really think a shot clock would re- Coach Speakit’s needed.
months as the idea of a shot clock. Plenty ally have an impact on a high school McDonell coach Archie Sherbinow: I
was written, even more was tweeted. At its ally. I think a lot of people have this idea it game. Because if it’s 35 seconds, to don’t think our high school game needs
December meeting the WIAA Board of will lead to higher scoring. I think it actually hang onto a ball for 35 seconds, that’s a
Control rescinded its prior plans to imple- helps better defensive teams. Because if long time. And obviously, you look at it tittre.uaAem.losI ,jtuwoFsaefStla’lpdrrCaeeoreDoaneepk’nftlvaueotrsheltlte-aihynpnbodkaau,Mcllgeecaoshdt-tptcPteotreaichsacisahameetllsl.ayTbahotaumtt’syour
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20 season. It was voted down by a 7-3 vote those teams to execute at a higher level volved. The way that kids are playing level, Division 4, 5, I don’t think our
in December after passing by a 6-4 vote in rather than just simply kicking it back out. Is now, how well they shoot, I don’t think game needs it. I don’t think it will make
June. it necessary? No. But would I like to see it? that’ll be a factor. what they’re trying to do and get out of
Yes. it. I can’t say I was against it, but I wasn’t
So where do some coaches stand on the Mondovi coach Darin Gray: I don’t what the high school game needs right
boys basketball coaches, as told to Leader- Regis coach Bill Uelmen: To be hon- know if it’s needed. I do understand the now.
Telegram sports editor Joe Ziemer at the (Billy) Wampler and (Logan) Rohrscheib concepts of what they’re trying to do —
son Fieldhouse on the UW-Stout campus in and these guys, the shot clock would especially at the varsity level, trying to Altoona coach Stacy Winsand: I’m re-
Menomonie. have never mattered, because we made mirror a little bit of the college game. I hadn’t really put a lot of thought into it. I
one or two passes and the shot goes get that. In my opinion, it’s not going to thought it would probably get turned
Memorial coach Chad Brieske: I don’t up. I don’t think the game has changed. change much. For most of the game, down, just from the AD perspective, from
know if it’s necessary, but I would like to see If you look at the scores, even at this most possessions don’t last longer than what I’ve heard from other ADs concern-
it implemented. I’m kind of in that in-be- tournament here, there’s a lot more 35 seconds anyway. It will impact the ing costs, those types of things. But
tween phase, to be completely honest. I like scoring because of the shooting. I think ends of games. When a team has a lead, again, if it goes into place, we’ll adapt to
the idea of speeding up the game a little you’re shooting a lot quicker now. I then you might not have to foul. You it.
more. I think it rewards good defense, actu- might be able to let the shot clock ride
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and passes for 205 yards and four touch- Buckshot’s Flashback Rod Harschlip has two interceptions and fending state champion Milwaukee Lincoln
downs to lead Pete Adler’s Durand team to a fumble recovery and Bob Bloom and Tom 81-56 as Larry Bugher scores 14, Greg Mor-
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and Milwaukee Boys Tech head the large Wilson as the Gophers win down the advantage of nine Stout turnovers for a 27- the Eagles Nest.
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Hudson and Memorial’s Dave Cheney and Abes product Carter Hill leads Ma- Clarence Sherrod scores 29 to lead a 116-
Dan Erickson are named to the AP all-state calester to a successful season in the MIAC, 95 win over the freshmen, who get 24
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Also 50 years ago this month, Wisconsin freshman. mer.
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son. Jon Hohman, who attended school At Minnesota, Regis product Dan Fisher
standing lineman for the Badgers, plays for scores nine and John Sleizer contributes to
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