Sports : Wednesday, 1/4/17

Tuesday’s High School Results:

FVA Boys:

Fond du Lac 80, Appleton North 51. Jack Rusch and Jack Cole each with 13 points, Caleb Goldstein added 12, Devon Krzanowski with 10.

Oshkosh North 61, Appleton East 43

Appleton West 67, Oshkosh West 52

Neenah 59, Hortonville 40

Kimberly 66, Kaukauna 63

Other Local Boys Scores:

St. Mary’s Springs 54, Kewaskum 52. Blake Ottery 16 points for Springs.

Laconia 71, Winneconne 64

Campbellsport 67, Oakfield 34

New Holstein 83, Two Rivers 55

Valders 75, Chilton 49

Girls Basketball:

Appleton North 60, Fond du Lac 42. Megan Dille with 11 points, Ally Gietzel 10 for the Cardinals.

Winnebago Lutheran 51, Omro 26

Lomira 50, Winneconne 45

Laconia 47, Shiocton 41

Mayville 53, Central Wisconsin Christian 33

Reedsville 48, Chilton 46

Boys Hockey:

Fond du Lac 4, Appleton United 4 (OT). Ryan Sabel with a hat trick for Fondy.

St. Mary’s Springs 4, Oshkosh 3

Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha 5, Waupun 2

Girls Hockey:

Fond du Lac 15, Arrowhead 0. Hattie Verstegen and Morgan Brown each had four goals for the Warbirds.

Men’s College Basketball:

Wisconsin 75, Indiana 68. Ethan Happ scores 19 points, Bronson Koenig adds 17 as the Badgers improve to 2-0 in Big Ten play and 13-2 overall. Wisconsin is next in action against Purdue on Sunday.

Head coach Greg Gard says the defense stepped up against Indiana.

Gard talked about Happ’s performance.

Women’s College Basketball:

NACC: Lakeland 54, Marian 34

Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt will leave school early and declare for the NFL draft. Watt announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter , a move confirmed by the university. The redshirt junior played in all 14 games for the Badgers this season and led the team with 15½ tackles for loss, including 11½ sacks. Watt made 63 total tackles and had an interception and two forced fumbles. Watt wrote that the decision wasn’t an easy one, but said that it’s the right one for him. He was on The Associated Press All-America second team this season. His two older brothers, Derek and J.J., both play in the NFL. J.J. also left the Badgers in his junior season to enter the draft.

The fallout continues at the University of Minnesota after football players threatened to boycott the Holiday Bowl.The school has announced that head coach Tracy Claeys has been dismissed. The move comes just over two weeks after the program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The 48-year-old Claeys went 11-8 in a year and a half leading the Gophers. That includes a 9-4 record this season and a win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. But that was overshadowed by a threatened boycott of the bowl by the entire team a week before the game. The players ultimately decided against a boycott, and Claeys publicly supported his players in lobbying for fairness in the investigation.

First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis and Alan Faneca  also made the list, as did Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae Terrell Owens and Kurt Warner. Seattle safety Kenny Easley was chosen as a finalist by the veterans committee, and the nominees in the contributors’ category are former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Sports on the air tonight: The Bucks are in New York to face the Knicks. Coverage begins at 6:10, tipoff at 6:30 on KFIZ.