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In the future, Superior High School baseball coach Don Dembroski is going to be more protective of his batting cage at Morrie Arnovich field. Prior to Monday's game with Duluth East, a couple of the visiting Greyhounds asked Dembroski if they could take a couple of cuts in the vacant batting cage. That move backfired as one of the Greyhounds getting the extra batting practice was sophomore John Tisak, who just happened to hit a pair of home runs to help East rally past the Spartans 4-3. The loss was the first of the season for the Spartans, who led 3-2 after six innings. But Tisak's second
MINONG -- A good old fashioned pitching duel broke out in the Northwestern Tigers' 2-0 win over the Northwood Evergreens Friday evening at Bradley K.
Amanda LeBard decided to take a few extra days off in preparation for the Superior High School's softball teams season opener against the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Tuesday at Liebaert Field. The time off wasn't planned, but after seeing the results, an 11-0 five-inning victory for the Spartans, SHS coach Amy Zembo may think about staying with the routine. "I'm really surprised at how well I did, especially after not pitching since Friday," LeBard said.
Superior will be well represented when the 23rd annual Chicago Showcase begins today and runs through Sunday at the Bensenville Edge Ice Arenas in Bensenville, Ill. Thirty-four teams from across the United States will participate in the high school hockey festival, including two teams from Wisconsin. Team Wisconsin Red, which will compete in the "A Pool," includes Superior Spartans' Brian Pierpont and Sean Graskey. Team Wisconsin Red opens against Team Minnesota at 7 p.m.
MINONG -- The local prep baseball season officially got under way with the Northwestern Tigers defeating the Northwood Evergreens 4-2 Thursday evening in Minong. For the Tigers, it was their first time on a field this season, while for the Evergreens, they scrimmaged against Spooner a couple of weeks ago. "It was a good win for a bunch of young guys," Northwestern coach Steve Lahti said. "This was the first time we've been on a field this year. When we left home, we had 10 inches of snow on our field.
The Superior/Douglas County Athletic Hall of Fame will grow by four this summer with its first induction in nine years. The Hall of Fame was rejuvenated this past winter and will honor its most recent inductees on Saturday, June 23. Among the Class of 2007 will be the 1974 Superior Senior High School boys state basketball championship team, Ronald "Ron" Orlandi, Donald "Don" Soderberg and James "Jim" Rotsaert. The 1974 basketball team is the Hall of Fame's team entrant, Orlandi is the coaching selection and Soderberg and Rotsaert were selected for their athletic accomplishments. The Hall o
The Superior High School girls soccer team opened the season with a 7-1 loss to the Ashland Oredockers Thursday evening at the SHS soccer fields. Amanda Whiting did most of the damage for the Oredockers with three goals and two assists. Nicci Kontney added two goals and Ari Peterson and Jacki West had a goal apiece. All four girls are freshmen. Superior's only goal came off the foot of Sissy Cortes, who, just minutes after entering the game, took a centering pass from Abigail Johnson and tied the game at 1-1.
It's been three years in the making, and the fruits of hours of hard labor will be reaped this weekend with the playing of the NCAA Division III National Ice Hockey Championships at Wessman Arena. The University of Wisconsin-Superior put a bid in to host a Division III Frozen Four in 2004 and a month or two later was awarded the 2007 event, which kicks off Saturday with a pair of semifinal games and concludes with the championship game at 3 p.m. Sunday. This year's field includes St. Norbert College (25-3-2) of De Pere; Oswego (N.Y.) State (21-3-3); Manhattanville, of Purchase, N.Y.
RICE LAKE -- The season came an end for the Northwestern Tigers boys basketball team with a 60-54 loss to the Spooner Rails Monday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional championship game at the Rice Lake High School. The win by the Rails completed a three-game season sweep of the Tigers, who finish the season at 19-4. "They match up well with us," NHS coach Dan Cowley said. "Most teams we play don't have five guys they can put on the floor to match our speed and athleticism. So you have to give them credit, they're one of the few teams that can.
MADISON -- A welcome home for the Superior High School boys hockey team will be held at 6 p.m.