At the W-I-A-A boys' state high school hockey tournament...
Verona 3, Superior 0
Green Bay Notre Dame 7, Eau Claire Memorial 0
University School of Milwaukee 2, Wausau West 1 in double overtime
Onalaska 4, Kettle Moraine-Mukwonago 3
At the Big Ten women's basketball tournament...
Minnesota 74, Wisconsin 68 in overtime
In women's regular season college basketball...
U-W Green Bay 67, Oakland 52
In exhibition baseball...
Milwaukee 5, Colorado 3
Here are the details:
Wisconsin's top-ranked Division-One boys' high school basketball
team lost its sectional opener last night. Brookfield
Central was eliminated by fourth-ranked Milwaukee King, 77-to-74
in overtime. Earlier in the season, Brookfield Central ended
Germantown's state-record 69-game winning streak. Now,
Central goes home 24-and-1, while Germantown remains in contention
for its third consecutive Division-One state title next week.
Germantown advanced with a 63-51 win over Sussex Hamilton.
Meanwhile, a third state champion from a year ago was
eliminated in last night's sectionals. La Crosse Aquinas
lost to top-seeded Elk Mound, 48-41. That means Germantown
and Whitefish Bay Dominican are the only schools still in the
running for repeat titles. Dominican won its sectional
opener 65-55 over Racine Saint Catherine's. Dominican is
also one of four A-P Number-Ones still alive throughout the five
divisions. The others are Mount Horeb, Manitowoc Roncalli,
and Green Bay Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran -- all of whom won last
evening. All boys' sectional finals will be played tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the girls' high school regionals resume this
evening with the second round.
A new champion will be crowned tomorrow at the W-I-A-A boys' state
high school hockey tournament. Defending titlist Eau Claire
Memorial lost its quarter-final yesterday, 7-nothing to Green Bay
Notre Dame. Collin Appleton and Sam McCormick each scored
twice, as Notre Dame improved to 27-and-1. Eau Claire
Memorial ended its season at 23-5-and-1. Notre Dame will now
face Verona in tonight's semi-finals in Madison. Verona
advanced with a 3-nothing win over Superior. In the other
semi, the University School of Milwaukee will face Onalaska.
University beat out Wausau West 2-to-1 in double overtime.
Nick Epperson scored the game-winner 22 seconds into the
extra period. Onalaska advanced with a 4-3 victory over
The girls' state hockey tournament opens this afternoon in Madison
with the semi-finals. A new champion will be crowned after
Hayward lost in the preliminaries. Schofield D-C Everest
takes on Green Bay East at noon. River Falls will then go
against Onalaska. Today's winners will go for the state
title tomorrow. Also, the girls' state high school
gymnastics meet opens this afternoon in Wisconsin Rapids. And
the boys' state team wrestling meet begins tonight in Madison.
Wisconsin women's hockey goaltenders Alex Rigsby and Ann-Renee
Desbiens were both given season honors last night from the
W-C-H-A. The senior Rigsby made the all-conference first
team. The freshman Desbiens was named the league's
goal-tending champion with a spot on the All-Rookie team. Rigsby
is the Badgers' all-time career saves' leader with
three-thousand-57. Desbiens had the W-C-H-A's best
goals-against-average in conference games at point-97. Also,
Wisconsin's Brittany Ammerman and Courtney Burke both made the
all-league second team. Blayre Turnbull was named to the
third squad. And Sarah Nurse joined Desbiens on the
All-Rookie team. Minnesota sophomore Hannah Brandt received
the top honor as the player of the year. Four teams remain
alive after last weekend's playoff openers. Second-ranked
Wisconsin takes on North Dakota at four this afternoon at the
W-C-H-A Final Face-off in Bemidji Minnesota. The winner
plays either Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth in tomorrow night's
The Green Bay Packers and defensive lineman B-J Raji might not be
as close to a contract settlement as was reported yesterday.
Several media reports indicated that Raji was close to
accepting a one-year deal for four-million-dollars, with the hopes
that a solid 2014 season would make him a better free-agent
candidate a year from now. However, the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel says the 27-year-old Raji would apparently take a
one-year deal only if he doesn't get more lucrative long-term
offers from other teams. He'll find out if that happens
after free-agency begins on Tuesday.
An arrest warrant released yesterday indicates that former
Packers' All-Pro safety Darren Sharper had sex with two women
without their consent. Sharper was arrested last week on
allegations that he another man drugged two women before having
sex with them last September. The 38-year-old Sharper is
also charged in Los Angeles with seven rape-and-drug counts in two
alleged attacks on women in that city. He's scheduled to
have a court hearing in that case today in L-A. Until now,
Sharper's lawyer has contended that his client's sex was
consensual. Attorney Blair Berk says reports of
non-consensual sex were quote, "absolutely false."
The Wisconsin women's basketball team ended its season with a
74-to-68 overtime loss to Minnesota in last night's first round of
the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. The 11th-seeded
Badgers never trailed in regulation. They couldn't hold on
to a 14-point halftime lead, in which they tied a season-high for
shooting at just under 54-percent. Minnesota's Rachel Banham
sent the game to O-T by hitting a three-pointer with 55-point-six
seconds left. The Gophers led for most of the extra period.
The Badgers were down two with just over 18 seconds to go,
but Minnesota went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line to pull away.
Michala Johnson had 19 points and ten rebounds, as Wisconsin
ended its season at 10-and-19. Banham had 22 for Minnesota,
which is now 20-and-11 and will play Nebraska tonight in the
The U-W Green Bay women's basketball team clinched at least a
share of the Horizon League season title, with a 67-to-52 home
victory over Oakland. The Phoenix also earned the top seed
in next week's conference tournament, while claiming its 16th
straight league title -- the longest active streak of its kind in
the nation. Green Bay led by nine at the break last night,
and pulled away with an 11-to-2 run early in the second half.
Senior Breannah Ranger led the Phoenix with a career-high 19
points. Green Bay out-shot Oakland 54-to-36 percent. Elena
Popkey and Victoria Lipscomb each scored 14 for the Golden
Grizzlies, who dropped to 7-and-8 in the Horizon League and
12-and-16 overall. U-W Green Bay is now 12-and-3 in the
conference and 19-and-8 overall. They'll close out their
regular season tomorrow at home against Detroit.
The Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat Colorado 5-to-3
yesterday in an exhibition contest in Phoenix. The Crew took
advantage of four Rockies' errors in the eighth inning. Irving
Falu scored the winning run on a throwing error by Rockies' first
baseman Kyle Parker. The Brewers also won their first replay
call of the spring. Logan Schafer stole second in the sixth
inning. Rockies' manager Walt Weiss challenged the
safe-call, and the replay review confirmed the steal. Milwaukee
starter Kyle Lohse gave up two runs in three innings. After
the game, the Brewers re-assigned catchers Adam Weisenburger and
Cameron Garfield to their minor league camp. Milwaukee is
now 5-and-4 in Cactus League play. They'll play San Diego
Heavy thunderstorms held up play for over two hours yesterday at
the World Golf Championships' event in Miami. Steve Stricker
of Madison only made it through 12 holes of his opening round in
the Cadillac tournament at Doral. He was three-over-par in a
tie for 55th. Harris English is the clubhouse leader at
three-under-69. He was one of just six players to complete
his first round.