Sports : Wednesday, 2/8/17
Tuesday’s High School Results:
Fond du Lac 91, Appleton North 61
–Luke Loewe scored 26 points, Sam Fredrickson 20 and Peyton Head added 11 as the Cardinals defeated the Lightning in Appleton. Fondy is next in action Thursday as they host Appleton West.
Oshkosh North 58, Appleton East 40
Oshkosh West 59, Appleton West 51
Neenah 52, Hortonville 47
Kimberly 80, Kaukauna 54
Winnebago Lutheran 55, Watertown Luther Prep 45
–Noah Lorenz scored 18 points to lead WLA.
Waupun 63, Plymouth 39
Oshkosh Lourdes 60, Oakfield 54
Beaver Dam Wayland Academy 74, Central Wisconsin Christian 42
Appleton North 59, Fond du Lac 47
–Ally Gietzel scored 15 points, Aleah Wendels 12, Megan Dille 10 in the loss.
Laconia 60, St. Mary’s Springs 49
–The Spartans clinch the Flyway Conference Championship for the second straight year. Caitlyn Tipton scored 20 points to lead Laconia, Anja Smith had 23 for Springs.
Lomira 48, Winnebago Lutheran 35
Omro 44, North Fond du Lac 31
Campbellsport 56, Berlin 39
Waupun 48, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 40
Plymouth 85, Ripon 39
Roncalli 51, Chilton 46
Valders 69, New Holstein 28
Oakfield 52, Dodgeland 43
Central Wisconsin Christian 57, Cambria-Friesland 29
Fond du Lac 2, Madison Metro 1
Waupun 5, De Pere 0
Men’s College Basketball:
Butler 68, Marquette 65
Illinois 68, Northwestern 61
Michigan 86, Michigan State 57
Penn State 70, Maryland 64
Women’s College Basketball:
Marian 52, Edgewood College 49
–Marian Senior guard Nicole Paulus scored her 1,000th career point in the game. She becomes the 13th Marian University women’s basketball player to reach that milestone.
The Green Bay Packers have released James Starks, a seven-year veteran who struggled this season and didn’t play after Week 14 following a car accident. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Tuesday. Starks was released with a non-football injury designation. He was in the concussion protocol following the accident the week of Dec. 12.
Starks ran for 145 yards on 63 carries in nine games, making four starts. He also missed time because of a knee injury at midseason. As a rookie, Starks played all four postseason games in the Packers’ run to the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. Running back Eddie Lacy, who missed most of the 2016 season with an ankle injury, is due to become a free agent. That would leave converted receiver Ty Montgomery as the Packers’ most experienced player in the backfield.
The Bucks will hold a press conference this afternoon in Oshkosh where it is expected an announcement on the team’s developmental league team will be made. The conference is slated to begin at 3pm at the Oshkosh YMCA on 20th Avenue. That will be followed by a youth basketball clinic, instructed by former Bucks players. Bucks President Peter Feigin along with General Manager John Hammond and officials with the City of Oshkosh will be on hand for the news conference. Oshkosh is one of three cities trying to get the Bucks’ D-League franchise. Sheboygan and Racine are the others. Oshkosh’s investors are proposing a $15 million, privately financed arena on the site of the former Buckstaff Furniture Company. The arena would have a capacity of 3,500 for basketball and more than 4,000 for concerts. Officials are hoping to break ground on that facility in March.
Sports on the air tonight, the Bucks return home to host the Miami Heat. Coverage begins at 6:40 tonight on KFIZ.