Sports : Thursday, 2/2/17

Girls Hockey:

Fond du Lac 4, University School of Milwaukee 0 (Eastern Shores Conference Tournament)

Six Fond du Lac area high school football players signed National Letters of Intent to play college football Wednesday morning. All six signed with NCAA Division 2 schools in the midwest.

From Fond du Lac High School, defensive lineman Donte Johnson, linebacker Devon Krzanowski and defensive back Trey Halfmann signed at the high school Wednesday morning. Johnson signed with the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Krzanowski with St. Cloud State University and Halfmann with Minnesota State University – Mankato.

From St. Mary’s Springs Academy, lineman Michael Buetow signed with Minnesota State-Mankato and from Winnebago Lutheran Academy, linebacker Tanner Haase signed with Hillsdale College in Michigan and Quarterback Eric Schmitz signed with Minnesota-Duluth.

The Wisconsin Badgers announced their Class of 2017 yesterday. The UW signed 29 players, 19 of them on scholarship and 10 preferred walk-on signees. 17 of the players are from in-state, including former FVA athletes Logan Bruss and Danny Vanden Boom from Kimberly. You can see the full list of Badger signees in the sports section at

The Badgers 2017 Class is ranked 7th by both “247Sports” and by “Rivals”.  247 has Paul Chryst’s class ranked 40th nationally.  Rivals has Wisconsin at 35th in the country.

Also, Chryst said he plans to name a new Defensive Coordinator by the end of the week.  Defensive backs coach Jim Leonard, who just completed his first year on the job in Madison, said he has thrown his hat into the ring.  The 34-year-old Leonard played for the Badgers followed by 10-years in the NFL.

Nationally, Alabama was one of the big winners on college football’s national signing day. The 247Sports composite rankings says the Crimson Tide are the signing day champs for the seventh straight season as they grabbed six five-star recruits. Ohio State, Georgia, Southern California and Florida State round out the top five schools, according to the rankings

Men’s College Basketball:


Stevens Point 69, Oshkosh 68

Whitewater 68, Platteville 64

River Falls 73, La Crosse 59

Eau Claire 84, Stout 80

Big East:

St. John’s 86, Marquette 72

Big Ten:

Indiana 110, Penn State 102 (3OT)

Purdue 80, Northwestern 59

Women’s College Basketball:


Wisconsin Lutheran 90, Marian 45


Oshkosh 60, Stevens Point 55

Whitewater 76, Platteville 59

La Crosse 62, River Falls 43

Eau Claire 83, Stout 67

Big Ten:

Northwestern 63, Wisconsin 43


Utah 104, Milwaukee 88

–Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 17 points, Greg Monroe added 13 as the Bucks fell to Utah. The Bucks have dropped four straight and are 1-9 in their last 10 games. They’ll play at Denver tomorrow.