Sports : Friday, 11/4/2016

Boys Soccer:

WIAA Division 4 State Semifinal: Winnebago Lutheran 2, Sheboygan Christian/Lutheran 1. Luke Meihack and Kylar Narance scored for WLA. The Vikings will play Racine St. Catherines for the Division 4 State Championship, Saturday Afternoon at 1:30.

Level 3 of the WIAA playoffs tonight:

D1: Fond du Lac travels to Kimberly. The Papermakers have won 53 straight games and are aiming for their 4th straight state championship. Cardinals Head Coach Mike Gnewuch says his team has prepared well this week and the team is excited for the challenge ahead of them tonight.

In Division 5, the Winnebago Lutheran Vikings play on, and head to Amherst to face the defending D-5 State Champion Falcons. Vikings Head Coach John Boggs says his seniors don’t want the ride to end and they’ve been preparing well all week long. To beat the Falcons, Boggs says they have to keep them off their game plan.

In Division 6, Saint Mary’s Springs hosts Ozaukee in a rematch of a game from week 3 of the regular season. The Ledgers won that contest 35-25, but found themselves behind by 10 in the 2nd quarter, and three points at the break. Ledgers Head Coach Bob Hyland expects Ozaukee to come into Fruth Field with confidence. Hyland says they have a senior-laden team and they want to move on to state.

Several Oakfield football players were given All-Conference Honors by the Great Eight South Conference. Quarterback Eric Jacob was named 2nd team quarterback, while DuWayne Balthazor was named 1st team Running Back, Brandon Williams was named 1st team Wide Receiver and Ethan Tapp was named  2nd team Wide Receiver. Jason Culver was a first team offensive lineman and Brandon Williams was named first team  special teams player. On defense, Jason Culver was a first team defensive lineman while Brandon Williams was a first team defensive back. And, Oakfield Head Coach Corey Rickert was named the conference’s Coach of the Year.

The Packers continue their preparations for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.  Head Coach Mike McCarthy says a lot of studying goes into playing an uncommon opponent like the Colts. He says there’s a lot of new faces and a new defensive coordinator they will be facing, so they have to put the extra work in.

NBA: Bucks top Indiana 125-107 at the Bradley Center. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo each with 27 points to lead Milwaukee. Paul George had 23 to lead Indiana. The Bucks improve to 3-2, they’ll host Sacramento on Saturday night.