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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.
The Superior High School baseball team was believed to be young and inexperienced when it opened practice for the 2009 season. After all, the Spartans lost 11 players through graduation and returned only five seniors from last year's squad that went 9-12 and lost its first playoff game 7-2 at Menomonie. The returning players, including seniors Brent Engstrom, Chris Blake, Lee Nagorski, Dan Tracy and Mike Higgins and junior Kellen McCoshen, received a boost when seniors Joe Reichert and Jake O'Neill decided to play baseball again. Reichert hasn't played since the eighth grade, and O'Neill la
The Superior High School baseball team improve to 3-0 with an 11-10 win over Duluth Central, but it took 11 days to do it. The Spartans and Trojans originally started their game around 4 a.m. on April 5 in the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an installment of "The Yellowjacket Buzz," a weekly column by the University of Wisconsin-Superior sports information department. "The Buzz" runs Wednesday's in The Superior Telegram during the school year. Men's Basketball The UWS men's basketball program added a fourth member to its 2009 recruiting class when Brendan Bauer of Gilmanton High School verbally committed to the Yellowjackets. Bauer, a 6-foot-4 wing, led the Panthers to the sectional semifinals where they fell to state runner-up, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Superior High School Spartans and Duluth Central Trojans kicked off the Lake Superior Conference baseball season Sunday at the Metrodome. While April 5 may not be the earliest opener in LSC history, the 4 a.m. starting time will certainly be hard to beat. Trying to get a jump on the competition, more and more area baseball teams flock to the Dome each Spring to get games in before it becomes feasible to playing outdoors. The Spartans did just that this weekend with a 10-4 loss in a scrimmage game with Esko, a game which started at 11 p.m. Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Chad Beiswenger and Braden Desmet were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association's RBK Division III Men's All-American Hockey Team recently. Beiswenger, a senior goaltender from Moorhead, Minn., was also runner-up for the 2009 Sid Watson Award, symbolic of the nation's best D-III men's hockey player. Winning the Watson award was Jeff Landers of Amherst College, who helped the Lord Jeffs to a 22-5-1 record, best in school history, and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship. The award is named in honor of former Bo
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team picked the wrong time to suffer its first two-game losing streak of the season. With a 2-0 loss to Gustavus Adolphus Saturday night before Wessman Arena crowd of 1,483, the Yellowjackets' season ends with a 23-4-3 record. With the win, the Gusties take an 18-10 record into next weekend's NCAA Division III National Ice Hockey Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Yellowjackets entered the NCAA tournament as the No.
EAU CLAIRE -- The season came to an end for the Superior High School boys basketball team with a 65-52 loss to the Eau Claire North Huskies Friday night before a sold out gym at Eau Claire Memorial. The Spartans' season ended with a record of 19-4, while the Huskies eventually advanced to this weekend's WIAA state tournament with a 42-28 win over Wausau East Saturday night in Marshfield. The Spartans defeated ECN earlier in the season so they new what was needed to do against a much bigger Huskie team that featured 6-foot-11 Evan Anderson and 6-7 Tyler Brown. "We gave them a lot of trouble
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team was a regular at NCAA Division III Frozen Four throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s. Since winning it all in 2002, the Yellowjackets haven't been back to the final four, and in fact, have played in only one NCAA tournament since, 2006. That year UWS won the Peters Cup championship at St. Norbert, but then had to return to Cornerstone Community Center two weeks later and was soundly defeated. The 'Jackets are looking to return to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four when they host Gustavus Adolphus at 7:05 p.m.