Sports: Wednesday, 12/28/16

Boys Basketball:

St. Mary’s Springs 69, Roncalli 64. Zach Austin scored 22 for the Ledgers.

Ripon 72, Wauwatosa East 53 (At Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout)

Valders 70, Waupun 62 (At Shawano Classic — Kress Center in GB)

New Holstein 70, Freedom 59 (Shawano Classic)


Mayville 55, Hustisford 47

Laconia 44, Seymour 23 (at Oshkosh West Holiday Classic)

Boys Hockey:

Escanaba (Mich.) 2, St. Mary’s Springs 0 (At Waukesha Catholic Memorial Tourney)

Waupun 10, Dubuque (Iowa) 1. (At Waupun Tournament)

Girls Hockey:

Fond du Lac Tournament:

Fond du Lac 5, Chippewa Falls 1

Fond du Lac 2, Eau Claire 2 (Warbirds lose in shootout 2-1)

Packers and Lions on Sunday as the teams play for the NFC North crown at Ford Field in Detroit. Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers says he’s confident with his pass defense and that they have to limit the big plays from the Lions to be successful. Capers says the defense has done a good job rebounding over the past five-plus weeks.

Rex Ryan is out as Bills head coach after failing to get the team into the playoffs in two years. Buffalo was eliminated from playoff contention with its loss to Miami Saturday, extending its streak to 17 straight seasons without a post-season appearance. Ryan was 15-16 in two seasons with the Bills.

College Football:

Bowl Games Tuesday:

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army 38, North Texas 31 (OT)

Military Bowl: Wake Forest 34, Temple 26

Holiday Bowl: Minnesota 17, Washington State 12

Cactus Bowl: Baylor 31, Boise State 12

Bowls Today:  Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl, Miami (FL) vs. West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Indiana vs. Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl and Kansas State vs. Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

College Basketball:

Nigel Hayes scored 20 points, Zak Showalter 18 and Ethan Happ added a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Badgers won their Big Ten opener, 72-52 over Rutgers at the Kohl Center Tuesday night. Wisconsin is now 12-2, they play at Indiana on Tuesday.

Michigan State 75, Minnesota 74 (OT)

Maryland 84, Illinois 59

Northwestern 87, Penn State 77

Sports on the air tonight, the Bucks are in Detroit to face the Pistons. Pregame coverage starts at 6:10, tipoff at 6:30 on KFIZ.