Sports : Friday, October 21st, 2016

Level one of the WIAA playoffs begins tonight.

In Division 1, the Fond du Lac Cardinals host Milwaukee Washington. The Cardinals come into this game as a number two seed and won their final six regular season games after a 1-2 start. Milwaukee Washington sports a 4-5 record and won their final two regular season games to qualify for the playoffs. Cardinals head coach Mike Gnewuch says setting the tone early by playing physical and establishing the line of scrimmage is key.

In Division five, Winnebago Lutheran hosts Valders in a battle of the Vikings at WLA. Head Coach John Boggs says the two teams are very similar. Valders has a tall quarterback who can throw and playmakers on offense. Boggs says Valders also brings pressure on defense and is a good challenge for his team.

Also in D-5 the Laconia Spartans are a three seed and will host sixth-seeded Horicon Hustisford. Spartans head coach Mark Madigan says the Horicon offense has speed, so playing “responsibility football” is key tonight. Madigan adds that he hopes his team can wear down the opponent on offense.

In Division Six, St. Mary’s Springs opens the playoffs as a #1 seed with a game against eighth-seeded Manawa. Ledgers Head Coach Bob Hyland says the Wolves run a similar style of offense to that of Amherst, who his team defeated earlier this year. Hyland says The plan is to play their game and stay healthy.

Thursday’s High School Results:

WIAA Girls Volleyball Regionals:

Division 1:

Slinger 3, Fond du Lac 1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20)

Division 2:

Kettle Moraine Lutheran 3, Campbellsport 0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-11)

Chilton 3, Ripon 0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-12)

Berlin 3, Waupun 2 (25-23, 12-25, 25-21, 11-25, 15-12)

Division 4:  

Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Hustisford 1 (25-17, 14-25, 25-13, 25-14)

WIAA Boys Soccer Regionals:

Division 1:

Brookfield Central 10, Fond du Lac 0

Division 2:

Oshkosh North 4, NFDL/Oakfield/St. Mary’s Springs/Laconia United 0

Division 3:

Waupun 3, Ripon 0

Division 4:

Winnebago Lutheran 2, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 0

St. Lawrence Seminary 6, Mayville 0

Omro 3, Central Wisconsin Christian 1 (OT)

Oshkosh Lourdes/Valley Christian 5, Campbellsport 4

The Packers offense came to life in the second half to defeat the Chicago Bears 26-10 at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers 39 of 56 for 326 yards and three touchdowns, setting a franchise record for completions in a game. Two of those scores went to wide receiver Davante Adams who had 13 catches for 132 yards. His 13 catches tied Don Hutson’s record for receptions in a single game. Randall Cobb had 11 catches for 95 yards and a score in the win. It was the Packers first game without Eddie Lacy who went on Injured Reserve earlier in the day Thursday with his ankle injury. Ty Montgomery led the team in rushing with nine carries for 60 yards.

The banged-up Bears got some more bad news during the game, as quarterback Brian Hoyer, who was filling in for the injured Jay Cutler, broke his left arm in the second quarter. He was replaced by Matt Barkley, who went 6 of 15 for 81 yards and two interceptions.

The Packers are 4-2, they travel to Atlanta next Sunday. The Bears fall to 1-6, they visit Minnesota on Halloween night.

The Packers placed Running Back Eddie Lacy on Injured Reserve Thursday, in a move that may end his season. Lacy injured his ankle against the Giants two weeks ago, but still played in the team’s loss to Dallas the following week. The injury will reportedly need surgery to fix, so the team put Lacy on the Injured list and promoted rookie Don Jackson who started the game last night. Lacy is out for a minimum of eight weeks. The team is hoping he can return for week 15.


National League Championship Series:

Chicago Cubs 8, LA Dodgers 4. The Cubs take a 3-2 series lead and can clinch the NL pennant and a spot in the World Series at Wrigley Field on Saturday night.