Sports : Thursday, 11/17/2016

Girls Basketball action tonight: North Fond du Lac visits Ripon, Campbellsport hosts Mayville, Laconia travels to Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Chilton hosts Manitowoc Lutheran, New Holstein hosts Sheboygan Christian. Central Wisconsin Christian hosts Random Lake and Oakfield hosts Hustisford.

Two Laconia Softball players signed national letters of intent to play college softball. Catcher Peyton Kastenschmidt signed to play with Division 2 Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, while Spartans Pitcher Kayla Schwebke signed to play for UW-Green Bay. The two signed their letters of intent at a ceremony last night at Laconia High School.

Manager Zac Charbonneau of the Fond du Lac Northwoods League baseball franchise has announced the hiring of two staff members. Devin DeYoung will serve as the team’s hitting coach and Charlie Thielmann will serve as the team’s pitching coach for the inaugural season. DeYoung comes to the Fond du Lac team after serving as the hitting coach for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, the 2016 Northwoods League Champions. Thielmann was on Charbonneau’s coaching staff with the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League last year. The Fond du Lac team begins play next year.

The Brewers announced their Spring Training schedule for 2017 on Wednesday. Milwaukee will open with a game against UW-Milwaukee on Friday, February 24th at Maryvale Baseball Park. The Cactus League schedule begins the next day with a road game against the LA Angels. Milwaukee’s Spring Training slate consists of 35 game and concludes at Miller Park on March 31st and April 1st with a pair of exhibition games against the Chicago White Sox. Pitchers and Catchers report to camp on February 14th, with position players reporting February 17th. The first full workout is set for February 18th.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer has become the sixth pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues, taking the NL prize by a wide margin. Scherzer picked up 25 of 30 first-place votes after leading the majors with 284 strikeouts and pacing the National League with 20 victories. He outdistanced Cubs hurlers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks in the balloting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has captured the American League Cy Young Award in a close vote with Justin Verlander of the Tigers. Verlander received 14 first-place votes compared to eight for Porcello, but the Boston hurler also claimed 18 second-place nods, while his former Detroit teammate picked up just two and was left off two ballots. Porcello led the majors with 22 wins this year and compiled a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts.

The Packers have claimed running back Christine Michael off waivers from Seattle, one day after he was released by the Seahawks. To make room on the 53 man roster, the team placed running back Don Jackson on Injured Reserve. Michael is a fourth year player out of Texas A&M who was drafted by Seattle in 2013. He was traded to Dallas before the start of the 2015 season, then spent time with Washington before returning to Seattle. In 2016, Michael has set career highs in games started (seven), rushing yards (469), rushing touchdowns (six), receptions (20) and receiving yards (96). He will wear #32 for the Packers.

Men’s College Basketball: Memphis 68, UW-Milwaukee 54

Badgers host Chicago State tonight at the Kohl Center. Pregame coverage at 6pm, tipoff at 7 on KFIZ.

Women’s College BasketbalL: Dayton 83, Wisconsin 64.

Tonight, UW-Green Bay will face the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Preseason Women’s NIT. The game will be played in South Bend, Indiana.

NBA: Bucks fall to Atlanta 107-100. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee. Jabari Parker added 23 points. The Bucks play at Miami tonight.