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Enough already. When is the rain -- or in the case of this weekend's forecast, the snow -- going to finally give way and allow the spring sporting season get going? The Superior High School girls soccer team has already had eight games postponed. If the Spartans expect to get their entire schedule played, they're going to have to play all 20 games within a span of 37 days. As it is now, the girls are scheduled to host Barron on April 17 and the WIAA playoffs are scheduled to begin May 22. Other sports at SHS haven't had it that bad yet.
On Wednesday, Port Wing native Jolene Anderson became first Wisconsin Badger women's basketball player in six years to be drafted into the Women's National Basketball Association when she was picked 23rd overall in the second round by the Connecticut Sun. She is just the third Badger ever to be drafted into the WNBA, and follows in the footsteps of former UW players Tamara Moore and Jessie Stomski who were picked in 2002. Moore, a 5-foot-11 guard, remains the highest pick from the UW as a first round choice by the Miami Sol, and the 15th pick overall in the 64-person draft.
Despite a snow-covered field and being limited to playing catch outside only a couple of times, things are actually looking pretty bright for the 2008 Superior High School baseball team. The Spartans return eight starters from a team that finished last season at 8-12 overall and 4-5 in the Lake Superior Conference. Looking to get the Spartans back on the winning side of things will be seniors Jordan Olson (RF/P), Mike Swanson (P/SS), Matt Archambault (C/3B), Dan Manion (1B) and Cory Wilander (P/SS), and juniors Brent Engstrom (2B), Lee Nagorski (CF) and Chris Blake (LF). Manion was second-t
Superior was well represented in the recently-held Wisconsin boys and girls state basketball tournaments, as well as the Minnesota girls state tournament. Former Superiorite Joe Doucette and Colfax came up short in a girls Division 3 semifinal game.
The Superior women's all-star bowling team will look to get back into the win column when it takes on the Duluth All-Stars in the 29th annual On The Limit Duluth/Superior Women's All-Star Challenge at 1 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets have been selected for the seven-team NCAA Division III women's hockey tournament, which begins with quarterfinal games this week. UWS (22-4-1), ranked No. 6, faces No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus (25-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter, Minn. Gustavus, which has won eight straight games, won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoff title with a 1-0 win over St.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey officially received its NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship bid today and will face the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties (25-2) in a first-round game this weekend in St. Peter, Minn. In their only meeting during the regular season, the Yellowjackets (22-4-1) lost to the Gusties 2-1. Dates and times for the UWS-GA game, as well as the other first-round games, will be announced Tuesday.
Adam Wasserman, son of Superior's Steve Wasserman, will be a contestant on Joe's vs. Pro's when it airs at 9 p.m.
The Superior Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame will grow again this month with the induction of six individuals and the 1958 Central High School football team. Academic Hall of Fame committee chairman Andy Lisak announced that Kathleen Monaghan and Kenneth A.
Teagan Cassan's third goal of the season was easily her most important, giving the University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team a 2-1 overtime win over UW-River Falls in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association's O'Brien Cup playoff championship game Sunday at Wessman Arena. By winning, the Yellowjackets (22-4-1) did all they could to make an argument for being chosen for the NCAA Division III tournament. Seven teams will be chosen Tuesday, with regional games scheduled for this weekend. The Division III Frozen Four is March 14-15 at a site to be determined. UWS is ranked No.