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"NASCAR has come to Superior," was the theme at Wednesday's media day, which officially kicked off the racing season at the Superior Speedway. New Speedway promoters Butch and Linda Erickson announced they have joined the NASCAR Home Tracks campaign for the 2009 local racing season. "Joining this series we feel is a win-win situation, not only for our drivers and fans, but for our community as well," Butch Erickson said. "Racing is much more of a family sport today, and everyone has something to contribute.
The Superior High School baseball team notched a pair of come-from-behind victories Monday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. Trailing 5-0 to Duluth Marshall after two innings, the Spartans rallied for a 13-6 win in the opening game. Superior and Proctor then resumed the game that was rained out last week with the Rails leading 1-0 in the fourth inning. After Proctor added a run for a 2-0 lead, the Spartans rallied for a 3-2 victory thanks to Kellen McCoshen's two-run single and a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the seventh. "I was looking fastball," McCoshen said.
DULUTH -- The Superior High School baseball team was its own worst enemy in a 6-2 loss to the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Monday evening at Wade Stadium. After the Spartans took a 1-0 lead on Jake O'Neill's RBI single in the third inning, the bottom fell out on Superior in the fourth as the Hunters scored six runs thanks to Travis Magdzas' two-run single, four Spartan errors and three base on balls. Superior scored its second run when it loaded the bases in the seventh inning and scored on a Denfeld error. The Hunters changed pitchers and Mitch Svihel went on to retire three of the four batters
The magic finally ran out on the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket softball team Sunday afternoon at Liebaert Field. After waiting until the final day of the regular season to qualify as the No. 8 seed in the WIAC tournament, UWS proceeded to knock off No. 1 seeded UW-Whitewater and UW-River Falls twice to gain a berth in the championship game against the UW-La Crosse Eagles. The No.
The dream playoff run continues for the University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team. With a 9-3 win over UW-River Falls Saturday afternoon at Liebaert Field, the Yellowjackets advance to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game against the UW-La Crosse Eagles at noon Sunday. After notching a pair of upset victories on Friday, it looked like Saturday was going to be a nightmare for the Yellowjackets, the tournament's No.
One day after becoming the final team to qualify for the 2009 WIAC softball tournament, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets are now two games from winning the whole thing. The Yellowjackets (14-18) qualified for the tournament as the No. 8 seed after defeating UW-Platteville on Thursday. That left them with a date with No. 1 seed UW-Whitewater (28-4) in the opening round of the tournament Friday morning. The seedings didn't matter as UWS thumped the Warhawks 12-5 in five innings.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team advanced to this weekend's conference tournament with a 5-3 win over UW-Platteville Thursday afternoon at the Superior Women's Field. The Yellowjackets clinched the final spot in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, which just happens to be scheduled to be played today through Sunday in Superior. With the No. 8 seed in hand, UWS will play No. 1 seed, and regular-season champion, UW-Whitewater at noon today. The tournament begins at 8 a.m.
Superior High School's Dylan Ramage recovered after a shaky start to pitch the Spartans to a 2-1 victory over the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Tuesday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. After allowing a first-inning run on a pair of walks and an error on a pick-off attempt, the sophomore pitcher went on to toss a one-hitter with six strikeouts to help the Spartans snap a four-game losing streak. "It looked like it was going to be rough day, but to Dylan's credit, he buckled down after the first inning," SHS coach Don Dembroski said.
After starting the season with three straight wins, the Superior High School baseball team has now lost three straight to even its record at 3-3. The Spartans recent skid started with a 12-2 five-inning loss at Chippewa Falls on Saturday.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- The Superior High School baseball team suffered its first defeat of the season with a 12-2 five-inning loss at Chippewa Falls Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals scored seven runs in the third inning and five in the fifth on their way to improving to 7-1 on the season. The Spartans, who entered the game undefeated at 3-0, scored both of their runs in the second inning.