Sports - Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Packer Free Agency
The Packers still haven’t done anything in free agency but they are apparently still in negotiations with running back Stephen Jackson. Atlanta is also in pursuit of the veteran back. Green Bay is also in the mix to bring WR Greg Jennings back. The free agency market has been soft for Jennings and his price tag might be in the Packers range. Its likely Ted Thompson will have to decided between Jackson or Jennings for his 2013 roster.
NFL Free Agency
Wide receiver Wes Welker has left the Patriots to sign a two-year, $12 million dollar contract with the Denver Broncos. The Patriots then signed Rams free agent WR Danny Amendola to a five year, $31 million dollar deal.
Marquette Opens Big East Play
The Marquette Golden Eagles will play Notre Dame tonight in their first Big East Tournament game.
Bucknell punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament last night winning the Patriot League.
The Big Ten Tournament begins today in Chicago. Wisconsin will play the winner of Penn State vs. Michigan on Friday. Coverage begins at 12:15pm with the tip at 1:30pm on KFIZ.
The Bucks lost to the Washington Wizards 106-93 on Wednesday night. Milwaukee trailed by 20 early but rallied to take the lead before losing. Monta Ellis had 26 and Ersan Illyasova had 21.
The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Brewers 7-0 on Wednesday in Cactus League play. Yovani Gallardo struck out 5 and gave up 1 run on 1 hits in four innings of work. Reliever Jim Henderson got rocked for 4 runs in just a third of an inning. The Brewers take today off.
The Brewers have signed OF Carlos Gomez to a three-year extension worth $24 million dollars.
Brewers Roster Moves
The Brewers also made a few roster moves after last night’s game. 2B Scooter Gennett, OF Josh Prince, OF Kentrail Davis, 1B Hunter Morris, C Adam Weisenburger, and P Jesus Sanchez were all sent to minor league camp.
All FVA Boys Basketball
Fond du Lac senior Max Schebel has been named to the All-FVA Boys Basketball Team. Joining Schebel on the first team is Riley VanderWyst of Kaukauna, Cooper Radtke and Nathan Neveau of Oshkosh North, Adam Pohlman and Matt Heldt of Neenah, and David Klink of Kimberly. Schebel also makes the All-Defensive Team. Radtke and VanderWyst are Co-Players of the Year. Oshkosh North’s Frank Schade is the Coach of the Year.
A pair of Fond du Lac Cardinals make the All-FVA Girls Basketball Team. Senior Taylor Penning and junior Brianna Wagner get first team honors. Senior Ashlin O’Brien gets Honorable Mention honors. Penning also makes the All-Defensive Team. Kimberly sophomore Frankie Wurtz was named the Player of the Year.
WIAA Girls State Basketball at Green Bay
Thursday, March 14 Saturday, March 16
Time Div. Pairings
5 South Shore (26-0) vs. Barneveld (26-1)*
6:35 p.m. 4 Algoma (24-2) vs. Cuba City (25-1)
4 Colfax (25-1) vs. The Prairie School (24-2)*
Friday, March 15
Time Div. Pairings
9:05 a.m. 3 Kewaunee (25-1) vs. Lodi (24-2)
3 Neillsville (26-0) vs. East Troy (25-1)*
1:35 p.m. 2 Notre Dame (20-6) vs. Milton (19-7)
2 New London (26-0) vs. New Berlin Eisenhower (24-2)*
6:35 p.m. 1 Arrowhead (18-8) vs. Mukwonago (24-2)
1 Superior (23-3) vs. Milwaukee Riverside (22-4)*
Time Div. Pairings
11:05 p.m. 5 Championship Game
4 Championship Game*
3 Championship Game*
6:35 p.m. 2 Championship Game
1 Championship Game*
Saturday, March 16
Marian 11 Cornell 1
Central 8 Marian 0
Southwestern, TX 10 Marian 1
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