Sports – Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
HIgh School Action from Monday:
Girls Volleyball: St. Mary’s Springs lost in 5 sets to New Holstein. 22-25. 25-22. 19-25. 25-17. 13-15.
Boy’s soccer: New Holstein earned an 8-1 win over Algoma.
The latest Associated Press Wisconsin High School Football poll has been released. In the “Large” division, the Fond du Lac Cardinals fall out of the top ten to number 11, following their 38-35 loss to Appleton North on Friday. The Cardinals received 11 points in this week’s rankings. Their opponent for this week, Stevens Point is ranked 15th and received three points. In the small schools division, St. Mary’s Springs retains the number one spot after their 20-17 triumph over Amherst last Friday. The Ledgers received 12 points. Their opponent this week, Ozaukee, is ranked 8th in the small division. Meanwhile, Winnebago Lutheran earned 10 points to come in at number 12 in the small schools poll.
NFL teams must cut their rosters down to 75 players by 3pm today. The Packers announced they released six players on Monday, including defensive tackle Demetris Anderson, Cornerback Randall Jette, Wide Receivers Jamel Johnson and Ed Williams, Linebacker Derrick Matthews and Punter Peter Mortell. Mortell, a Green Bay Native and graduate of the University of Minnesota, was battling incumbent punter Tim Masthay in camp. The team still has 9 more players to release before this afternoon.
Despite a four run seventh inning, the Brewers couldn’t hold on to a late lead against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Monday night. The Brewers took the lead on an infield single by Scooter Gennett and a bases loaded walk that scored Johnathan Villar. Then in the 8th, a two run home run by Randal Grichck tied the game at 5, and the winning run scored in the top of the 9th on a throwing error by Villar. Tyler Thornburg took the loss, he’s 5-5. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez struck out 13 batters, but did not factor into the decision. Game two is tonight, a 6:35 pregame on KFIZ.
The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed forward Steve Novak. The 33 year old Novak was signed by the Bucks on Feburary 22nd, appearing in just three games before a left knee injury forced him to miss the remainder of the year. For his career, Novak has averaged just under five points per game, while shooting 43 percent from three point range. He was drafted out of Marquette by Houston in the 2006 NBA Draft.
The University of Wisconsin has announced is 2016 class of its athletics hall of fame. Among this year’s inductees are former men’s hockey player Bruce Driver, former men’s hockey coach Jeff Sauer, former wide receiver Lee Evans and former men’s basketball player Kirk Penney. The athletes will be formally inducted in a ceremony on Friday, September 16th and recognized at halftime of the Badgers game against Georgia State the next day.