Sports : Tuesday, 2/7/17
Monday’s High School Results:
Cambridge 69, Lomira 66
Columbus 90, Mayville 55
Campbellsport 55, Random Lake 47
New Holstein 70, Sheboygan County Christian 65
Mishicot 60, Chilton 56
High School Basketball on the air tonight, it’s a girls and boys doubleheader as Fond du Lac visits Appleton North. Girls play first, tipoff time is scheduled for 5:40 with the boys game to follow with tipoff around 7:15. Our coverage begins at 5:30 on KFIZ.
The Badgerland Hockey Conference announced its All-Conference team and several area boys hockey players earned honors this year.
From Fond du Lac High School, Senior Ryan Sabel was named a second team forward. Senior Defenseman Kaine Mertens of St. Mary’s Springs also earned second team honors from the conference.
Fond du Lac Junior Henry Lange, St. Mary’s Springs Senior Mitchell Grebe and Sophomore Zach Welsch, and Waupun Senior Cody Kast and Sophomore Cam Beek all were named honorable mention All-Conference at the forward position.
Fond du Lac’s Zachary Wilson was named an honorable mention Defenseman and St. Mary’s Springs Goalie Colin Ahern was named honorable mention goalie.
In addition, seniors Adam Grimm and Thomas O’Leary from Fond du Lac High School along with Johnny Welsch and Brady Gagne from St. Mary’s Springs were among the recipients of the conference’s Scholar Athlete Award.
Eastern Shores All-Conference Honors:
Forward Hattie Verstegen, Defenseman Kylee Dyni (Din-ee) and goalie Rebecca Binder all earned first team All-Conference honors.
Forwards Callie Tighe and Morgan Brown and defenseman Drew Deanovich named honorable mention in the Eastern Shores Conference.
The Badger men’s basketball team continued to rise in both national polls this week. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, Wisconsin climbed four spots to number five and in the Associated Press Top 25 the Badgers rose three spots to number seven. In the AP Poll, Gonzaga remains at the top of the poll with their unblemished 24-0 record. Rounding out the top five are Villanova, Kansas, Louisville and Oregon. The second five includes Baylor, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona and UCLA.
The time and date for the Badger football team’s spring game has been announced. Wisconsin football will wrap their spring practice with the annual spring game on Friday, April 21st at Camp Randall Stadium. Game time is 6:30 pm. The annual Badger Sports Kids Fair will be held before the spring game from 5 to 6:30 pm at the McClain Center. The spring game will be preceded by 14 practices for the team, which begin on March 14th.
The Atlanta Falcons will pick 31st and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will then choose last in the upcoming NFL draft.
The order was set after the Patriots beat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime Sunday. Cleveland had the worst record in the league at 1-15 and will pick first in the opening round April 27 in Philadelphia. The second and third rounds are the next day, followed by the rest of the seven-round draft on April 29. The Browns, San Francisco, Chicago and Jacksonville hold the first four choices. Indianapolis and Minnesota each went 8-8 and tied in the strength of schedule ratings. Philadelphia acquired the Vikings’ pick in a trade, and will hold a coin flip with the Colts to see which team chooses 14th and who goes 15th. The Packers will pick 29th in the draft.
Pitcher Chase Anderson has gone to salary arbitration with the Milwaukee Brewers, asking a panel to choose his $2.85 million request over the team’s $2.45 million offer. The sides appeared before arbitrators on Monday. A 29-year-old right-hander obtained from Arizona in January 2016, Anderson was 9-11 with a 4.39 ERA last year in 30 starts and one relief appearance. His ERA dropped from 5.44 in the first half of the season to 3.02 in the second half. Anderson had a $520,200 salary last season and was eligible for arbitration for the first time.