Sports – Friday, August 26th, 2016

It’s week two under the lights tonight as high school football teams throughout the area return to action tonight.

The Fond du Lac Cardinals follow up their week one win over Appleton West with a road game at Appleton North tonight. Cardinals head coach Mike Gnewuch says the Lightning are a physical team and one of the keys is to limit their ground game and force them into 3rd and long scenarios.  Kickoff is at 7pm tonight, hear the action on KFIZ with myself and Nick Van Nocker live from Appleton North.

In one of the premier non-conference matchups of the season, the St. Mary’s Springs Ledgers head on the road to face the Amherst Falcons tonight. The defending division 6 and division 5 state champions respectively met last year at Fruth Field with Amherst coming out on top 39-14. Ledgers head coach Bob Hyland says scheduling tough opponents like Amherst and Shiocton helps his team improve.

Winnebago Lutheran Academy follows up their week one triumph over Kettle Moraine Lutheran with a home game against Kenosha Saint Joe’s. Head coach John Boggs says the Lancers are an athletic team and his team needs to be prepared for a tough out tonight.

The North Fond du Lac Orioles look to move to 2-0 on the season with a win tonight at Horicon/Hustisford. Co-head coach Pat Kolbe says tonight’s game will be a challenge for the Orioles squad, as Horicon/Hustisford has a lot of team speed.

High School action from Thursday

Boy’s Soccer:

Oshkosh West 10, Fond du Lac 0

Winnebago Lutheran 10, Lomira 0. Zach Wright with three goals for the Vikings in the conference opening win.

Omro topped NFDL/Oakfield/Springs/Laconia United 3-1. Alex Gonzalez had the lone goal for united in the loss in the 83rd minute.

Lakeside Lutheran 4, Mayville 0.

New Holstein 7, Gibraltar 1

Girl’s Volleyball:

St. Mary’s Springs competed in the Red Wing invitational at Sheboygan South HIgh School, going 2-3 with wins over Port Washington and Brown Deer and losses to Wilmot, Sheboygan South and Howards Grove.

Winnebago Lutheran battled back to beat Shiocton 3-2. (25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)

Lomira 3, Horicon 0. (25-10, 25-21, 25-21)

Waupun volleyball went 2-1 in its own quad invitational. Lost to Plymouth 2-0, wins over Berlin 2-0 and Campbellsport 2-1.

Campbellsport went 1-2 at the Waupun quad, defeating Berlin and losing to Plymouth and Waupun.

Central Wisconsin Christian had a season opening win over Westfield 3-1. (25-16, 25-15. 30-32. 25-13)

The North Fond du Lac/Oakfield cross country teams competed at Sheboygan Falls on Thursday. The girls’ team finished 2nd with 81 points. They were led by individual champion Linda Lopez in a time of 22:20.46. The boys’ finished 4th with 84 points. They were led by freshman Xavier Lasee, who finished 8th in 19:30.82

Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 5, including what would be the game winning RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Down 2-0 in the 7th, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two run home run to tie the game, before McCutchen’s hit in the 10th. Willy Peralta did not factor into the decision, he went five innings, giving up 2 runs on five hits. Game two is tonight at Miller Park, we won’t carry that game due to high school football coverage on KFIZ.

The Packers are in action tonight in preseason game number three at San Francisco. It’s a late night kickoff, 9pm, and we will join it in progress following high school football coverage on KFIZ.

Badgers head coach Paul Chryst named senior Bart Houston the starter for the season opening game against LSU on September 3rd at Lambeau Field. It will be Houston’s first start of his career, after appearing in 15 games for the team in his career so far. He played his most extensive action at quarterback in a 24-13 win over Illinois last season, going 22 of 33 for 232 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

The full Badgers men’s basketball schedule was released Thursday, along with the Big Ten conference schedule for this year. Wisconsin opens their home conference slate against Rutgers on December 27th. The badgers will have home-and-home series with Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Rutgers. UW faces Iowa, Maryland, Northwestern and Penn State only at the Kohl Center this season. The Badgers will only face Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue on the road. Wisconsin will also face Rutgers as part of the second-annual “Super Saturday – College Hoops & Hockey” doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which is set for January. 28th, 2017. The Wisconsin men’s hockey team will skate against Ohio State as part of the doubleheader event.