Sports : Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Week 6 of the high school football season kicks off tonight throughout the area.

The Fond du Lac Cardinals have won 2 in a row and look to continue that winning streak with a game at Oshkosh West this evening. The Wildcats boast a pass-heavy attack, and are led by quarterback Ben Kohl, who is third in the conference in passing yardage with 982 yards and 9 touchdowns. Cardinals head coach Mike Gnewuch says the Cardinal defense needs to make aggressive plays on the football.  As for the Cardinals offense, coach Gnewuch says the game plan is to keep doing what they do and to control the line of scrimmage.

Kickoff is at 5pm from Titan Stadium in Oshkosh. Our coverage begins at 4pm this afternoon with the Tim Cruz, American Family Insurance Kickoff Show. Nick Van Nocker joins me for the call starting at 4:30 on KFIZ.

The Winnebago Lutheran Vikings are 5-0 and host the 4-1 Laconia Spartans. Head coach John Boggs says that the 5-0 start isn’t surprising to him in that he’s seen his team work hard and build confidence from week to week.  Boggs says controlling the football like they did against Omro is key again this week..

Kickoff is at 7pm at Viking FIeld at Winnebago Lutheran High School.

It’s homecoming for St. Mary’s Springs on Saturday afternoon at Fruth Field as the Ledgers host Omro. Omro was the last team to beat Springs, en route to winning the Flyway Conference championship last season. Head coach Bob Hyland was asked if the “revenge factor” will be brought up with the team before this week’s game. He says he’s sure the kids are aware of it, but the team is simply working on what they can control. Coach Hyland says limiting turnovers is a key against the Foxes Kickoff is at 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday’s High School Results:

Girls Volleyball:

Appleton North 3, Fond du Lac 0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-21)

Winnebago Lutheran 3, St. Mary’s Springs 1 (12-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17)

Laconia 3, North Fond du Lac 1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-15, 25-17)

Mayville 3, Lomira 0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-13)

Waupun 3, Ripon 0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-21)

Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Princeton/Green Lake 1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-19. 25-12)

Boys Volleyball: Fond du Lac 3, Fort Atkinson 1 (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-12)

Boys Soccer:

Winnebago Lutheran 10, Lomira 0. Luke Meihack 3 goals, Travis Clary & Kyler Narance 2 goals each.

NFDL/Oakfield/St. Mary’s Springs/Laconia United 2, Omro 1

Waupun 4, Campbellsport 2

St. Lawrence Seminary 5, Mayville 0.

New Holstein 5, Sheboygan Falls 1

Girls Tennis: Fond du Lac 7, Kaukauna 0

Girls Golf: Fond du Lac finishes 10th at the Fox Valley Association Conference Meet held at Lake Breeze Golf Club. with a score of 240. The Cardinals’ Cassidy Kahl finishes 20th with a 49.

Cross Country: Waupun boys finish 7th out of 12 teams in the large school division at the Jim Bremser Invite at Mishicot. Kyle Miller placed 1st individually. Waupun girls finished 6th out of 12 teams in the large schools division at the same invite. Peyton McGinnis led the team, placing 9th individually.

Horicon Invite: Mayville Girls finish 2nd, Lomira Girls 4th, Laconia Girls 5th, Campbellsport Girls 6th, Winnebago Lutheran girls 9th.

MLB: Brewers beat the Pirates 3-1 at Miller Park Thursday night. A two-run home run from Scooter Gennett in the 1st, a solo shot from Chris Carter in the 7th was all the offense Milwaukee needed. Chase Anderson earned his 9th win, Tyler Thornburg his 12th save. Brewers host Cincinnati tonight.

Badgers: Paul Chryst officially named Alex Hornibrook the starter for Saturday’s game at Michigan State. The redshirt freshman will make his first collegiate start at East Lansing against the number 8 Spartans. The Badgers also got some bad news on the injury front, as kicker Rafael Gaglianone will be out of Saturday’s game with a back injury. Andrew Endicott will handle placekicking duties.

Packers will host the Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Head Coach Mike McCarthy says that cornerback Sam Shields is still going through the concussion protocol, meanwhile linebacker Clay Matthews is still getting better from an ankle injury suffered in the loss to Minnesota on Sunday.  

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from Houston in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis. The 27 year old Beasley appeared in 20 games for the Rockets last season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He was the number 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft by Miami out of Kansas State. He has career averages of 13 points 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 453 games for Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix and Houston.