Sports : Tuesday, 12/13/16

Boys Basketball from Monday:

Chilton 66, North Fond du Lac 54

Laconia 66, Brillion 48

New Holstein 80, Lomira 43

Beaver Dam Wayland Academy 72, St. Lawrence Seminary 49

The Hierl Insurance High School Team of the Week is the St. Mary’s Springs Boys Hockey Team. The Ledgers went 3-0 last week, with wins over Cedarburg, Waupun and Aquinas/Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Holmen Co-Op, outscoring those opponents 17-4. Mitchell Grebe scored five goals in those three games, while Zach Welsch added three. The Ledgers play at Fox Cities tonight.

Monday Night Football: New England 30, Baltimore 23. A 79 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Chris Hogan midway through the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the game that saw the Ravens surge back after being down 20 points at the start of the 3rd quarter. Brady threw for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Patriots improved to 11-2.

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. The court’s action clears the way for payouts to begin to former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The settlement covers more than 20,000 NFL retirees for the next 65 years. The league estimates that 6,000 former players, or nearly three in 10, could develop Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia.

Players could receive up to $5 million each in the case of severe brain trauma. Some former players and relatives of players who have died objected to the settlement

A pair of Wisconsin football players were named to the Associated Press All-America teams Monday. Junior Offensive Tackle Ryan Ramczyk was named a first team tackle along with Cam Robinson of Alabama. Junior Linebacker TJ Watt was named a second team linebacker along with Raekwon McMillan of Ohio State and Tim Williams of Alabama. Ramczyk’s honor is the his second first team All-America honor so far this offseason, the other coming from the Sporting News. He earned second team honors by the Walter Camp Foundation and by the Football Writers Association of America

The Badger Men’s Basketball team climbed three spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Wisconsin is now ranked 14th in the nation, after winning their last four games, including a 93-84 win over in-state rival Marquette on Saturday. The Badgers host UW-Green Bay tomorrow night at the Kohl Center.

The Bucks dropped their 3rd straight game, 122-100 on the road at Toronto. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, Jabari Parker 27 in the loss. Milwaukee has back to back games against Chicago coming up Thursday and Friday. At home on Thursday, on the road on Friday.