Sports – Thursday, August 25th, 2016

HIgh School Action from Wednesday:

Girl’s Volleyball:

Fond du Lac Cardinals go 2-2 in the FVA Fall Classic at Neenah High School, the Cardinals defeating Appleton West and Kaukauna.

The St. Mary’s Springs Varsity volleyball team played in a 2 day tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh. The Ledgers took 3rd place in pool play on Tuesday,  and finished 4th place overall in the Silver Division.

North Fond du Lac Volleyball held their quad at North Fond du Lac High School Wednesday, losing two of their three matches.

Against Oakfield: 25-14, 24-26, 18-20 (2-1 loss)

Against Lomira: 27-25, 22-25, 13-15 (2-1 loss)

Against Kohler: 25-17, 25-18 (2-0 win)

The Packers have their third preseason game coming up Friday night at San Francisco. Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers talked about facing the fast-paced 49ers offense that new head coach Chip Kelly brought to town and says it will be a good test for their defense. Packers tight end Jared Cook talked about his training camp and said he’s close to being on the same page on offense, and that right now it’s about getting the details down. The Packers and 49ers kickoff at 9pm Friday night, we’ll join the game in progress following high school football on KFIZ.  

The Badger football season opener is coming up a week from Saturday and the battle for starting quarterback between Bart Houston and Alex Hornibrook is still playing out. Head coach Paul Chryst talked about the competition yesterday and said he’s impressed with how Houston and Hornibrook have handled it and that he’s not disappointed the position hasn’t been decided yet.

Two home runs from Ryan Braun helped the Brewers win their 4th straight game and complete a three game sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. Braun hit a solo home run in the fourth and a two-run shot in the seventh, part of a four run inning that helped Milwaukee blow the game open. Zach Davies earned his 10th victory of the year, going six innings and allowing just one hit while striking out eight. The Brewers open a four game set against Pittsburgh tonight, pregame at 6:35, first pitch at 7:10 on KFIZ.