Sports : Thursday, 2/23/17

The WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament begins today in Madison and a number of area wrestlers will be competing.

In division one, both Colton Wasieleski at 195 pounds and Donte Johnson at 285 pounds will represent Fond du Lac High School.

In division two, seven wrestlers from Lomira High School highlight the area wrestlers at the state individual tournament. Tyler Garriety at 106 pounds, Collin Saegert at 145, Chase Parr at 152, Matt Hanke at 170, Collin Feucht at 195, Allan Klink at 220 and Adam Kinyon at 285 all represent the Lions at state. Garriety, Parr and Feucht were all sectional champions and receive a bye in today’s action.

Also in division two, three wrestlers from Campbellsport High School will compete, Cade Heisdorf at 120 pounds, Bennett Marchant at 145 and Matt Koelbel at 182. In addition, Carter Veleke of Waupun wrestles at 170 pounds at state.

In division three, three wrestlers from Laconia High School will compete at state. Zachary Foth at 126 pounds, Zach Coffeen at 160 and Caleb Hopp at 182 will represent the Spartans in Madison.

Women’s College Basketball:

WIAC Tournament (1st Round):

La Crosse 69, Eau Claire 57

River Falls 47, Stevens Point 43

Friday’s semifinals: River Falls at top-seeded Oshkosh and La Crosse at Whitewater.

Tonight, the men’s semifinals in the WIAC Tournament. La Crosse travels to River Falls and Whitewater is at Oshkosh.

Big Ten (Women’s):

Wisconsin 59, Illinois 55

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten:

Michigan 68, Rutgers 64

Minnesota 89, Maryland 75

Men’s College Hockey:

NCHA Harris Cup Playoffs:

Marian 5, Lake Forest 2

–Marian advances to the NCHA Harris Cup semifinals, playing at Adrian (MI) Saturday at 1pm.

In an attempt to speed up the game, baseball has eliminated the four-pitch intentional walk. Now when a team wants to walk a player, all the manager will have to do is signal the intent to the umpire. The player will then get first base. The players’ association approved the move, which was proposed by Major League Baseball. Agreement with the union is required for changes in playing rules unless MLB gives notice one year in advance, in which case it can unilaterally make alterations. There were 932 intentional walks last year, including 600 in the National League, where batters are walked to bring the pitcher’s slot to the plate

Sports on the air tonight, boys high school basketball as Fond du Lac closes the regular season at Kaukauna. Tipoff time scheduled for 7:15, coverage beginning just after 7 on KFIZ. We’ll join the Badgers and Ohio State in progress following the game.