Sports – Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Both the Fond du Lac Cardinals and Saint Mary’s Springs Ledgers are ranked in their respective divisions of the first Associated Press Wisconsin high school football poll of the season. Fond du Lac is ranked fourth in the large schools division behind Kimberly, Arrowhead and Menasha. Springs is ranked #1 in the Small Schools division, ahead of a familiar foe — Darlington. The Cardinals’ next opponent, Appleton North, is ranked eighth in the large division, while the Ledgers’ next foe, Amherst, is ranked third in the medium division. Winnebago Lutheran Academy received 12 votes in the small schools division.
High School Football: Kiel 41, Waupun 26. Game was resumed at 4:30 yesterday after being suspended because of lightning on Friday.
Girl’s Tennis: Fond du Lac goes 1-2 at the Waukesha South quad: Defeat Cudahy 7-0, lost to Waukesha South 4-3 and Sussex Hamilton 5-2
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson returned to practice on Monday after sitting out last year with a torn ACL. He said it didn’t feel any different being back to work. He said that Monday’s practice felt good, although he admittedly didn’t do much. He still hopes to be ready for game action against Jacksonville in the season opener on September 11th.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy also announced that JC Tretter would be the team’s starting center. Last year’s starter Corey Linsley is still dealing with a hamstring injury. Tretter says its simply an opportunity for him and he hopes to make the most of it.
The Packers announced two roster moves on Monday, releasing offensive lineman Matt Rotheram (RAH-ther-um) and long snapper Jesse Schmitt. Rotheram was signed by the team in 2015 and spent the entire season on the Packers’ practice squad. Schmitt, a rookie out of Purdue was signed on August 9th and broke his hand on the first day of practice.
The Brewers opened their 10 game homestand with a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Chris Carter homered for the 30th time this season and Jimmy Nelson pitched six innings to earn his seventh win of the year. Tyler Thornburg earned his 5th save of the season as well. Game two is tonight, a 6:35 pregame, 7:10 first pitch on KFIZ.
The Bucks signed veteran guard Jason Terry. The 38-year-old Terry is a 17 year NBA veteran and spent the last two seasons playing with the Houston Rockets, where he averaged 5.9 points in 17.5 minutes per game. Terry was the 10th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA draft out of Arizona.