Sports : Friday, 2/3/17

Thursday’s High School Action:

Girls Basketball:


Fond du Lac 66, Neenah 51

–Ally Gietzel scored 29 points, Aleah Wendels 15 in the win.


St. Mary’s Springs 51, Mayville 35

–Emily Mueller scored 21 points to lead St. Mary’s Springs

Omro 47, Winnebago Lutheran 38

Lomira 54, North Fond du Lac 31

East Central:

Waupun 63, Campbellsport 35

Winneconne 67, Ripon 43

Eastern Wisconsin:

Chilton 36, Two Rivers 18

Kiel 65, New Holstein 30

Boys Basketball:


Oakfield 49, Markesan 45

Pardeeville 74, Central Wisconsin Christian 41


Waupun 33, Winneconne 30

Sports on the air tonight, boys basketball as Fond du Lac hosts Neenah. Coverage starts after 7 tonight on KFIZ.

The Wisconsin Football team has its new Defensive Coordinator. Head Coach Paul Chryst announced that Jim Leonhard has been tabbed for the post, to take over for the departed Justin Wilcox who took the head coaching job at California. Leonhard played safety at Wisconsin and was a three-time All-American honoree who played in every game of his four year career for the Badgers. Leonhard was the team’s defensive backs coach last year.

Former University of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey coach Jeff Sauer has died at the age of 73. Sauer had been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. Sauer was the Badgers’ coach from 1982 to 2002 and led the team to 489 victories, the most for a UW coach in any sport. He guided the Badgers to two WCHA regular season titles in 1990 and 2000 and to five WCHA Playoff crowns in 1983, 1988, 1990, 1995 and 1998. Wisconsin won two NCAA titles under Sauer in 1983 and 1990.

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten:

Michigan State 72, Nebraska 61

Horizon League:

Green Bay 84, Illinois-Chicago 80

Valparaiso 71, Milwaukee 53

Women’s College Basketball:

Horizon League:

Oakland 74, Green Bay 71

Detroit 77, Milwaukee 63

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward/center Spencer Hawes and center Roy Hibbert from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for center Miles Plumlee. Bucks general manager John Hammond says Hawes and Hibbert provide “depth and versatility” and says the trade also gives the team future salary cap flexibility. The Bucks also requested waivers on forward Steve Novak, who appeared in eight games this season. The 28-year-old Hawes has averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 35 games, including one start, for Charlotte this season. The 30-year-old Hibbert has averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 42 games, including 13 starts. The 28-year-old Plumlee has started 12 of 32 games for Milwaukee, averaging 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. He was a first-round pick by Indiana in 2012.

Golf:  Matt Kuchar eagled the par-5 13th and had five birdies in a 7-under 64 that gives him the lead heading into the second round of the PGA’s Phoenix Open. He followed his 20-foot eagle putt with birdies on three of his final four holes to complete a bogey-free round. Kuchar is one stroke ahead of defending champ Hideki Matsuyama and Brendan Steele