Sports : Friday, October 7th, 2016

It’s week 8 of the High School Football Season tonight…

The Fond du Lac Cardinals travel to Wisconsin Rapids for their week 8 game. The Cardinals are tied with the Red Raiders and Hortonville for second place in the conference going into tonight’s game. Wisconsin Rapids quarterback Ben Olson has thrown for 1400 yards and 12 touchdowns and is aided by receiving targets Austin Glinski and Isaiah Westfall. Cardinals head coach Mike Gnewuch says their defensive plan is to keep Olson inside the tackles and double cover the receivers. Gnewuch says one of the keys to a win is to bring energy and finish strong.

In the Flyway, a game that will decide the conference championship will be played at Laconia tonight, as the Spartans host Saint Mary’s Springs. Ledgers Head Coach Bob Hyland says Laconia is a balanced team, throwing and running on offense and on defense is going to bring 8 people at them. He says he knows it’s Laconia’s chance to win a conference championship, so they anticipate a hard fought game.

On the other sideline tonight, Laconia Head Coach Mark Madigan says taking advantage of opportunities in tonight’s game is crucial. They need to put points on the board and play “responsibility football”.

The Winnebago Lutheran Vikings travel to Mayville tonight following a defeat at home at the hands of St. Mary’s Springs on Homecoming last Saturday. Head Coach John Boggs says the Cardinals have tall players, their quarterback can throw the ball and they have good running backs.

Boggs says their focus this week hasn’t been entirely on Mayville, but getting better as a team. Focusing on the little things and playing a complete game.

In High School coaching news, Dwaine Dailey has stepped down as the head football coach at Lomira High School. Dailey will remain with the program for the remainder of the season in another capacity. Shane Obrigewitch will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Thursday’s High School Action:

Boys Soccer:

Winnebago Lutheran 4, Omro 0. Zach Wright with 2 goals, Luke Meihack with 2 goals.

NFDL/Oakfield/St. Mary’s Springs/Laconia United 8, Lomira 2

Berlin 3, Campbellsport 1

Dodgeville 3, Mayville 1

Waupun 2, Kewaskum 1

St. Lawrence Seminary 6, Oshkosh Lourdes/Valley Christian 1

Girls Volleyball:

Appleton East 3, Fond du Lac 1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-13)

Mayville 3, St. Mary’s Springs 1 (25-21, 25-12, 18-25, 25-16)

Winnebago Lutheran 3, Lomira 0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-14)

Omro 3, North Fond du Lac 0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-19)

Waupun 3, Campbellsport 1 (25-18, 11-25, 25-17, 25-21)

Boys Volleyball:

Fond du Lac 3, West Allis Hale 0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-14)

Girls Tennis: WIAA Division 1 Sectionals play at Oshkosh. Fond du Lac’s #1 Singles player Kellie Hierl loses in first round, FDL’s #2 singles player Claire Weston finishes 2nd, FDL’s Ally Gietzel takes 3rd in #3 singles, FDL’s Jamie Ayer took 4th in #4 singles

Cross Country:

Fond du Lac boys place 3rd at Port Washington. Noah Tagliapietra placed 3rd, Kiernan Koepke placed 7th individually. The Fondy girls placed 10th.

NFDL/Oakfield competed at Campbellsport on Thursday. Linda Lopez placed 5th individually for the girls. The boys team placed 5th overall, Tim Barthmann led the boys team individually in 12th place.

Campbellsport girls placed 5th at their home invite. Elizabeth Butzke placed 10th overall to lead the team.

Lomira girls placed 1st at their home invite. Christina Biffert took 2nd place overall. The St. Mary’s Springs girls placed 3rd at the Lomira invite. Morgan Krupp places 1st overall for Springs.

The new Northwoods League team in Fond du Lac has hired its first manager. The team announced Thursday that Zac Charbonneau will serve as manager for the team that begins play in the Northwoods League in May of next year. Charbonneau is currently the assistant coach at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, and has college coaching experience at Millikin University and Roosevelt University along with teams in the Prospect League and the Metro Collegiate League in illinois.


American League Division Series:

Toronto 10, Texas 1. The Blue Jays Belted 13 hits in a rout of the Rangers in Arlington. Former Brewer Marco Estrada allowed just 4 hits in 8 & ⅓ innings. Rangers starter Cole Hamels lasted 3 & ⅓ innings, allowing 7 runs on 6 hits. Toronto leads the series 1-0, game 2 is today at Noon in Arlington.

ALDS: Cleveland 5, Boston 4. The teams combined for six solo home runs in the game. Cleveland takes a 1-0 series lead into this afternoon’s game 2 in Cleveland.

The NL Division series begin today with the LA Dodgers visiting Washington and San Francisco at the Chicago Cubs.

NFL: Packers cornerback Sam Shields has been ruled out of Sunday night’s game against the Giants as he still deals with a concussion he suffered in week one. Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Shields is “making some improvements” but will not be available this week. Pregame is at 5, kickoff at 7:30 on KFIZ.

Thursday Night Football: Arizona 33, San Francisco 21. Cardinals Running Back David Johnson ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the win.