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MADISON - St. Croix Central was able to get two wrestlers through to the Division 2 quarterfinals today at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Meet at the Kohl Center. Adam Lewis got it started at 106 with a 2-0 win. Both points for Lewis came on penalties against his opponent Austin Schwarz of Delevan-Darien but Lewis rode Schwarz hard through much of the match, nearly scoring points on several nearfall attempts.
MADISON - All three Somerset wrestlers advanced through the preliminary round of the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday at the Kohl Center. Bobby Leroy scored two two-point takedowns in the second and third periods to eventually beat Sparta's Brock Polhamus 9-6 at 120 pounds.
MADISON - New Richmond's Shane Blackman and Abram Anderson still get a chance to place in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament as they compete in the consolation round Friday morning at the Kohl Center. Both wrestlers lost their first round matches Thursday but both got a chance to go through the consolation round as the wrestlers they lost two moved on to the semifinals. Shane Blackman will wrestle Steve Cygan of Green Bay Preble/East, a junior with a 41-9 record at 113 pounds while Anderson goes against Joe Nelson of Stoughton, a freshman with a 40-9 mark at 132. Both wrestlers
MADISON - Both New Richmond wrestlers entered into the WIAA State Individual State Tournament were beaten in their first round matches Thursday afternoon. Shane Blackman lost 10-6 to Milwaukee Bradley Tech's Justice Parker at 113 pounds while Abram Anderson lost 8-1 to Hartford's Nate Hennes at 132 pounds. Both Tiger wrestlers had their chances. Blackman gave up an early takedown but came back to get an escape and takedown in the first period to lead 3-2. He got an escape to start the second period to lead 4-2. But he was caught in another throw by Parker and soon he was behind 8-4.
Guest artist and composer Laura Caviani will present a jazz piano clinic at UW-River Falls on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m.-noon in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Free admission and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at 715-425-3183.
St. Croix Central's football team will take on Baldwin-Woodville again as the Panthers and Blackhawks were paired up in a Level 1 match-up in the WIAA Playoffs. The undefeated Panthers are the top seed in their bracket of the Division 4 playoffs. They will take on B-W this weekend. The 'Hawks are 5-4 overall, which includes a 48-20 loss to the Panthers in the second game of the regular season. Baldwin-Woodville had to beat New Richmond last week just to qualify while Central won its first outright Dunn-St. Croix title since 1988. Also in the same bracket, Somerset is a No.
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin prep football playoff brackets for Divisions 3-7 will be released this evening in ruling issued by court hearing a lawsuit against the WIAA. Judge Kevin Martens granted a temporary injuction that which will allow the brackets for the football playoffs from Division 3 through Division 7 to be released.
The results of an autopsy on an infant girl who died at a Hammond couple's residence is undetermined, according to a report from the Ramsey County (Minn.) medical examiner. Sheriff John Shilts said his office received the results late Friday. Jeremee Christopher Will, 37, and Elise Lynn Will, 36, have been charged with abandoning and neglecting their 14-year-old daughter. The couple made an initial appearance Sept. 2 in St.
Prescott's position in the St. Croix Valley League is still solid as the Pirates pounded Ellsworth 12-1 in eight innings in a league contest at Young Field. Mark Moriarty started the game for Prescott as he went six innings only allow one hit, albeit, a solo home run to the Hubbers' Nate Hove. Jim French had three hits, two singles and a double while driving in four runs. Nick Johnson, Chris Terrazas and Dillon Powell each had two hits with one of Powell's being a two-run homer.
HUDSON - It will be against the law to possess and use synthetic marijuana in all of Wisconsin after Gov. Scott Walker signs a bill to that effect this afternoon. The governor will sign the measure in Hudson, where he'll also sign a bill to generate funding for the proposed new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River just north of Hudson. Walker will sign the St. Croix River bill during a ceremony at 2:45 p.m. today in the banquet room of the Valley House, 1237 Hwy. 35N, Hudson. He'll sign the controlled substance bill at 4 p.m. in the County Board Chambers of the St.