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Lindsey Lindstrom scored 16 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Superior High School girls basketball team to a 41-35 victory over the Ashland Oredockers Thursday night at the SHS gym. Lindstrom also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots as the Spartans improved to 10-5 overall and 8-0 in the Lake Superior Conference. The contest was worth four points in the LSC, where the Spartans have 20 points.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team fell out of first place in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association over the weekend with a loss and a tie. After UWS fell to the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 3-1 Friday afternoon, UW-River Falls scored a power-play goal with 5:52 remaining to pull out a 3-3 tie on Saturday afternoon. Both games were played at Wessman Arena. River Falls (10-5-4 overall) is now in first place with 14 points on an NCHA record of 6-2-2. The Yellowjackets (14-3-1) have 13 points in the NCHA with a 6-3-1 record.
The Armadillos from Thunder Bay defeated Superior's Need a Fifth 16-14 in the championship game of the 2007 Great Lakes Classic Pond Hockey Tournament Sunday afternoon at Barker's Island. Members of the winning team are Jeremy Enders, Jamie Dowson, Ryan Johnson and Ryan Sustawenko. The Armadillos have competed in all three Superior pond hockey tournaments, losing in the semifinals last year.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team lost to the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 3-1 Friday afternoon before a crowd of around 200 at Wessman Arena. UWEC scored three straight goals, two in the first period and one in the second, before UWS got on the board with Erin Kegley's score 35 seconds into the third period. Superior outshot Eau Claire 12-3 in the second period and 11-6 in the third, but Blugold goaltender Mikaela Jobman picked up the win with 28 saves. UWS goaltender Melissa Kunzelman had 12 saves in a losing effort. The loss drops the Yellowjackets to 14-3 overall and
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball lost to the UW-River Falls Falcons 79-61 Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The Yellowjackets trailed by 21 points (44-23) at the half, and by 30 points seven minutes into the second half.
The Superior High School girls basketball team took another step toward a Lake Superior Conference championship with a 50-42 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks Tuesday night at the SHS gym. The Spartans, 8-4 overall, are 6-0 in the LSC with 14 points. Cloquet (7-9) also has 14 points in league play, but its 5-2 LSC mark includes two losses to Superior. "Win-loss-wise they should end up winning the LSC, as long as they don't throw one away," Cloquet coach Brad Vieths said. "If we would have won this game, and then won out, the best we could have done is tied.
Former Superior Spartan Mike Sislo has committed to attend school and play hockey at the University of New Hampshire beginning this fall. The Wildcats are members of Hockey East and are currently ranked No. 3 in the country with an 18-4-1 record. Sislo (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) currently has 16 goals and nine assists for 25 points in 32 games for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. He's the fifth-leading goal scorer in the USHL and is No. 1 in the league in shooting percentage. "He's an unbelievable young man," Gamblers coach Mark Mazzoleni said.
Turnovers and key 3-point shooting by UW-Eau Claire helped the Blugolds rally past the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets 72-66 Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The Yellowjackets turned the ball over 14 times in the game, including a stretch of four straight possessions when the Blugolds turned a 52-46 deficit into a 67-58 lead with 2:34 remaining. That would be the closest the 'Jackets would get as UWEC snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 8-8 overall and 2-6 in the WIAC. The Yellowjackets, who have lost six of the last seven meetings with UWEC, fall to 5-1
New life has been given to the Superior-Douglas County Athletic Hall of Fame. Left without a governing body and defunct since 1998, Hall of Fame memorabilia has been taking up space in the garage of Superior High School Activities Director Ray Kosey. The Hall of Fame was originally started in 1964 and photos of current members were once featured in the Wessman Arena lobby.
For nearly two periods the Superior High School boys hockey team went toe-to-toe with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks. But the second-ranked team in Minnesota snapped a 2-2 tie with three goals in the final 2:08 of the second period and added two more goals in the third period to win the Lake Superior Conference game 7-2 before a Wessman Arena crowd of around 1,000. The Lumberjacks remain undefeated on the season at 13-0 overall and 3-0 in the LSC. The loss drops the Spartans, the fifth-ranked team in Wisconsin, to 8-4 and 1-2. "We haven't played a lot since before the break and may h