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The season hasn't started yet, but the University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team may have already pulled off what could be its biggest victory of the year -- beating the flu bug. Since the Yellowjackets began practicing for the 2009-10 season several weeks ago, up to 14 different players have missed ice time due to illness. "We finally have everybody back at practice," UWS coach Dan Laughlin said. "The kids have been battling colds, coughs and flu-like symptoms. It's nice to get it out of the way, hopefully.
The UW-River Falls Falcons completed a two-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team with a 7-4 win Saturday night at Wessman Arena. The Falcons opened the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series with a 2-1 win over the Yellowjackets Friday night. "Whenever you can win on the road in this league it's huge," UWRF coach Steve Freeman said.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team opened its season with a 2-1 loss to the UW-River Falls Falcons Friday night at Wessman Arena. "Both teams played hard and it was a good game," UWS coach Dan Stauber said. "It's the beginning of the year and it showed. We had spurts where we played well then after we struggled.
Question marks surround the 2009-10 University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team as it opens the season by hosting UW-River Falls in a two-game series this weekend at Wessman Arena. How are coach Dan Stauber and the Yellowjackets going to replace All-American goaltender Chad Beiswenger? How will the Yellowjackets handle being one of the youngest teams in the country with a roster that consists of 11 freshmen, including three of seven defensemen? And how are the young Yellowjackets going like returning to playing two-game series against the same team? Attempting to replace Beiswenger
MAPLE -- The Northwestern Tigers got tested for the first time this season and they still won by 28 points. Leading the Cumberland Beavers just 19-16 late in the third quarter, the Tigers got back to the basics and scored the final 25 points for a 44-16 victory Friday night at Tiger Stadium at the Gordon L. Nelson Complex. "It was nice to be in a tight ball game and see how we would respond," NHS coach Dennis Scherz said. "We had a great start, but had a couple of miscues that let them back in the game. You can't give teams chances like that.
There's a sense of urgency around the Superior High School football team this week. With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Spartans need to win one of them to qualify for the WIAA playoffs for the third straight season. While their final two opponents are sitting at the bottom of the Big Rivers Conference, the Spartans and coach Bob DeMeyer know that River Falls (2-5, 0-5) and Eau Claire North (2-5, 2-3) can be very dangerous teams. "River Falls is a very good team," DeMeyer said.
Even though the start of the high school basketball season is at least a month away, Superior High School junior guard Joel Lindberg has been kept busy dealing with the daily mail. Lindberg, who scored 14.8 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last season while helping the Spartans to a 19-4 record, has been receiving plenty of attention from colleges across the United States. According to SHS basketball coach Dave Kontny, Lindberg has received letters of interest from Bowling Green, Colorado State, Drake, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Penn State, Santa Barbara,
Thursday night's football game between the Superior High School Spartans and Chippewa Falls Cardinals was a tale of two halves. After being dominated in the opening 24 minutes and trailing 6-0 at halftime, the Spartans turned things around in the second half, rallying for a 14-6 victory before a large crowd at Ole Haugsrud Field. The win improves Superior to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Rivers Conference. More importantly, the win keeps the Spartans' playoff hopes alive.
The Menomonie Indians took over sole possession of first place in the Big Rivers Conference with a 23-13 win over the Superior High School Spartans Friday night before a large homecoming crowd at Ole Haugsrud Field. The Indians, who outgained the Spartans 363-259 in total yards, improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the BRC. The Spartans had a two-game winning streak snapped to drop to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. "This is a great football team, Bob (SHS coach Bob DeMeyer) has done a great job of getting things turned around here." Menomonie coach Joe LaBuda said.
RICE LAKE -- The Superior High School football team defeated the Rice Lake Warriors 14-13 Friday night before a large crowd at the newly built Dairy State Bank Stadium. After the Warriors made it a 14-13 game in favor of the Spartans with 1:18 remaining on a half-back touchdown pass from Dan Krebs to Nick Pederson, they elected to go a two-point conversion and the win. Rice Lake fumbled the pitch behind the line of scrimmage, and after tackling the runner near the 2-yard line, Superior was able to run out the clock to improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 and in the Big Rivers Conference. "We had