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It was a long summer for the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team. The Yellowjackets (20-6-1) are coming off their first 20-win season in four years. They were the best defensive and offensive team in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (allowing 2.33 goals per game and scoring 4.04 goals per game) and in the process outscored their opponents by a 109-63 margin. But the season ended too early, as the 'Jackets were knocked out of the NCHA playoffs in the first round by the College of St.
The sixth year of the Tod Kowalczyk era at UW-Green Bay begins tonight when the Phoenix men's basketball team hosts the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets in an exhibition contest. The game will tip off at 7:05 p.m. at the Resch Center. In a scrimmage last Saturday at Minnesota, Duluth, the Yellowjackets started four freshmen, Dan Culy (Rice Lake), Shane Manor (Altoona), Jake Smith (Rhinelander) and Greg Roeder (Mercer).
SHELL LAKE -- Cinderella is still alive in the WIAA girls volleyball tournament. With a 3-1 win over the Mellen Granite Diggers Tuesday night in Shell Lake, the No. 4-seeded Solon Springs Eagles knocked off their second No. 1-seeded team in the playoffs and are now just one win away from playing in their first state volleyball tournament. Solon Springs, which was also playing in its first sectional match, will now play Greenwood Saturday in Athens for a berth in next weekend's state tournament, which will take place at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Greenwood, also a No.
SCHOFIELD -- After a 16-year hiatus from postseason play, the Superior High School Spartans were reminded what the WIAA football playoffs were all about Tuesday night. Bringing the Spartans up to date were the D.C. Everest Evergreens, who ended Superior's season with a 50-20 victory in a first-round playoff game at Stiehm Stadium in Schofield. "It was an education," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "I didn't expect that (the score), but we're all going to take something away from this and our program's going to get better. "Our program's taken big steps this season.
The year was 1991. The Minnesota Twins won the World Series, Jeffrey Dahmer was connected with a series of murders; the Giants defeated the Bills in Super Bowl XXV, 20-19; and among the top 20 TV shows were "Roseanne," "Cheers," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Full House." It was also the last time a football team from Superior High School played in a WIAA state playoff game. The 16-year playoff drought comes to an end at 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Spartans trek almost 230 miles to take on the D.C.
The Superior High School Spartans will open WIAA football playoff action against D.C. Everest at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Schofield. The Spartans (6-3 overall, 4-3 Big Rivers Conference) will be making their first playoff appearance since 1991. The Evergreens were 7-1 on the season, including in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Stevens Point has won the past three WVC championships. Prior to that, D.C. Everest was a conference power, winning seven of 10 titles. The last time the Spartans and Evergreens played was in the 1983 state semifinals in Schofield. D.C.
The Hudson Raiders scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally past the Superior High School Spartans 18-8 Thursday night at Ole Haugsrud Field. With the win, Hudson improves to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Big Rivers Conference. The Raiders also qualify for the WIAA playoffs, which begin on Tuesday. The Spartans, who clinched a playoff berth with last week's win over Eau Claire North, fall to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the BRC.
The Superior High School football team clinched a berth in the upcoming playoffs last week, but its work is far from over. With hopes of a higher seed, and possibly a home game, the Spartans need a win over the Hudson Raiders, whom they host at 6 p.m. today at Ole Haugsrud Field. "We're still playing for the best seed possible and we're also playing to just get back on track and get some momentum going into the playoffs," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We came out of last week with a win, but it wasn't our best game.
Thanks to Jesse Covill's 31.5 inch standing vertical leap, the Superior High School football team is going to the WIAA playoffs for the first time since 1991. Covill used his leaping ability to block Eau Claire North's 23-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds remaining, giving the Spartans an 18-16 victory over the Huskies Thursday night at Ole Haugsrud Field. "I just jumped and it went right into my hand," Covill said. "I lined up on the right side and they didn't even block me. I had a clean shot at the kicker and was able to get there. "This feels great.
If they win, they're in. It's as simple as that for the Superior High School football team which hosts the Eau Claire Huskies at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ole Haugsrud Field. With a win over the Huskies, the Spartans would clinch their first WIAA playoff berth since 1991. If Superior loses, it'll need a win in its final game of the season against Hudson at home on Oct. 18 to make the playoffs. "The playoffs are on everybody's mind, but we're not looking past anybody," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We're looking at each game as a playoff game.