Sports : Tuesday, 1/10/17
Monday’s High School Results:
Fond du Lac 76, Hortonville 71. Four players scored in double figures as the Cardinals won a hard-fought conference game against the Polar Bears. Luke Loewe had 21 points, Caleb Goldstein 20, Sam Fredrickson 15 and Peyton Head 11. Fond du Lac is next in action Friday night at Kimberly.
Winnebago Lutheran 57, Random Lake 51. Eric Schmitz 16 points, Noah Lorenz 15
St. Mary Catholic 67, North Fond du Lac 44
Dodgeland 50, Central Wisconsin Christian 34
Winnebago Lutheran 56, New Holstein 36
Central Wisconsin Christian 48, Dodgeland 35
Markesan 55, Oakfield 38
The Packers are looking ahead to the divisional playoff game on Sunday in Dallas against the top-seeded Cowboys. One of the biggest questions for the team is the status of Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson, who left Sunday’s game against New York early in the second quarter with a rib injury. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson will be in the rehab process through Friday and the earliest he would practice, if he’s able to, would be on Saturday.
The Packers released defensive tackle Mike Pennel Monday. Pennel was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He returned to the active roster in week six, but in early December it was announced he would be suspended for another violation of the substance abuse policy. Pennel, originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo, started five of 37 games played during the regular season for the Packers from 2014-16 and saw action in four postseason contests.
The Giants are looking into damage outside of the team’s locker room in Green Bay Sunday after it was alleged receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. punched a hole in a wall. General manager Jerry Reese says the team is investigating and the appropriate party will be held responsible for the damage. Beckham dropped a career-high three passes in the loss to the Packers.
The Badger men’s basketball team fell in both national polls following a 66-55 loss to Purdue on Sunday afternoon. Wisconsin dropped six spots to number 17 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and five spots to number 18 in the AP Top 25. In the AP Poll, Baylor holds the number one spot for the first time in school history, followed by Kansas and the previous number one Villanova, who lost to Butler last week. UCLA and Gonzaga round out the top five. The second five includes Gonzaga, Kentucky, Duke, Creighton, Florida State and West Virginia. The Badgers host Ohio State on Thursday.
Clemson dethroned defending national champion Alabama 35-31 last night to win the College Football Playoff. Tigers junior QB DeShaun Watson passed for 420 yards and three TDs, including the game-winning 2-yard TD pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second left. Clemson ended Alabama’s 26-game win streak by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter against a team that had allowed just 32 fourth quarter points the entire 14-game season
The College Football Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2017. Among the 13 former players and coaches elected are Peyton Manning, Matt Leinart Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson and coaches Steve Spurrier and Danny Ford.