Sports : Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Tuesday’s high school action:
Boys Volleyball: Fond du Lac 3, Madison Memorial 1 (25-20, 25-20, 16-25, 25-23)
Saint Mary’s Springs football remains atop the latest Associated Press Wisconsin High School Football poll. The Ledgers remain at number one in the “small schools” division and received all 13 first place votes to remain ahead of Darlington and Bangor. The Winnebago Lutheran Vikings moved up a spot to number 9 in the Small Division poll after defeating Omro 14-0 to move to 5-0 on the year.
The Hierl Insurance High School team of the week is the Fond du Lac Girls Swimming and Diving team. The girls finished fourth at the Ashwaubenon Invite this past Saturday and set a school record in the 400 meter freestyle relay.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media Monday following the team’s 17-14 loss to the Vikings Sunday night. The offense struggled again Sunday, and coach says they need to get better and be more efficient. He says one of the keys to being more efficient is to get running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks more carries.
Rookie Carson Wentz threw for 190 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Matthews ran for two scores as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday Night Football in Chicago. The Eagles led 9-7 at halftime, and expanded their lead to 29-7 before a punt return for a touchdown by Eddie Royal with 5:09 left in the game made it 29-14. Jay Cutler threw for 157 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the game. Jeremy Langford scored the Bears only offensive touchdown early in the 2nd quarter. The 0-2 Bears play at Dallas Sunday night.
The Brewers begin the final homestand of the season tonight with a three game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Milwaukee swept the Pirates in three games at Pittsburgh earlier in the month. Since then, the Pirates have gone 7-8, and sit four games back of St. Louis for 2nd place in the NL Central. Pittsburgh is five games back of the final Wild Card spot in the NL with a 74-75 overall record. Matt Garza goes for the crew, while the Pirates counter with lefty Steven Brault. Pregame time at 6:35, first pitch at 7:10 on KFIZ.
The Bucks have signed forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. The contract will be finalized today at a press conference in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo started 79 games for the Bucks last year and averaged a career high in points (16.9), rebounds (7.7), assists (4.3), blocks (1.4) and minutes per game (35.3). He became the first player to record five triple-doubles in a season and now ranks third on the Bucks’ all time list for career triple-doubles.