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Not even a broken ice compressor could slow down the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team as it defeated the St. Scholastica Saints 4-2 Friday night at Wessman Arena. The downed compressor, which forced the cancellation of a couple of practices this week for the Superior High School boys hockey team, was semi-repaired in time for Friday night's game. Despite a couple of repairs to the ice by the referees, the Yellowjackets scored three power-play goals and one into an empty net to improve to 7-4-4 overall and 3-3-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team rallied for a 59-55 victory over the Northwestern Eagles Thursday at Mertz Mortorelli gym. The Yellowjackets trailed for almost 33 of the game's 40 minutes, but the play of Tessa Gronli and Amanda Rounsville down the stretch helped UWS pull off the come-from-behind victory and improve to 3-4. Gronli, who scored a game-high 15 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists, made five free throws in the final three minutes and Rounsville, who came off the bench to score 14 points, gave UWS a 55-53 lead after grabbing an off
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team snapped a three-game losing skid with a 6-1 win over the Bethel Royals Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. After scoring just two goals in a pair of weekend losses, and just four goals in the last three games, the Yellowjackets erupted for six goals with two goals in each period. "The difference was we had some good opportunities and we were able to finish," UWS coach Dan Stauber said. "We needed this. Our morale was pretty down after last weekend." Leading the way for the Yellowjackets was Kevin Huck, who scored three goals.
Kenny Kenny bo Benny? Banana fanna fo Fenny fe fi mo Menny? Kenny? -- The Name Game I've been working in the Daily Telegram sports department since 1993, and each year gets more difficult. During those 14 years, I've covered every sport imaginable and have interviewed hundreds of athletes and coaches. That's where things get tough -- I know too many people -- or more to the point, too many names. For example, on Saturday I called a player by his dad's name in our Superior boys hockey preview. I apologize to senior Mike Plummer, whom I called Craig.
For the fourth time in the past five years, the Northwestern High School football team will have a new coach as Dennis Scherz was recently named as a replacement for Pete Lawton as coach of the Tigers. Scherz is no stranger to the NHS football team, having served as a football assistant coach for 14 seasons. At NHS he was also a head coach of the baseball team for seven years, head track and field coach and an assistant coach on the golf team last spring. "The head coach of this football program is a demanding position," Scherz said.
Girls returning on the Superior High School girls hockey team have chips on their shoulders. The Spartans had their sights set on playing in their fifth straight WIAA state tournament last spring, but those plans were dashed when they lost to Northland Pines in the sectional championship game at the Superior Ice Arena. Fast forward nine months and memories of that defeat still linger in minds of many of the returning players, including in senior Ashley Martin. "It was especially tough because we lost to a new team that we never heard of before," Martin said.
Ask anybody on the Superior High School boys hockey team or its coaching staff what the team goals are this season and it's unanimous. 1. Win the Lake Superior Conference. 2. Not lose to any teams from Wisconsin. 3. Win state. During Jason Kalin's six years as head coach of the Spartans, those goals have remained the same, which is just the way the coach wants it. "Our goals stay consistent, that speaks a lot to the tradition of our program," said Kalin, who is beginning his seventh year as head coach of the Spartans.
Tuesday night's non-conference basketball game between the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets and the Bemidji State University Beavers was a game of streaks. Unfortunately for the Yellowjackets, the Beavers went on the game's final streak, nailing six free throws in the final 36 seconds for a 76-71 victory before Mertz Mortorelli Gym crowd of around 400. "We scored enough points to win," UWS coach Dave Buchanan said.
For the fifth time in seven games, the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team played into overtime. And for the fourth time the Yellowjackets finished with a tie. The latest extra session game came Saturday night at Wessman Arena as UWS and UW-River Falls skated to a 3-3 tie. The tie gives the 'Jackets a record of 2-1-4 overall and 1-0-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
The rosters for the Superior High School boys and girls hockey teams have been set and the Spartan girls will be first to test the waters when they compete in the Fond du Lac tournament tonight and Saturday. The SHS girls will take on Appleton at 7 tonight and Onalaska at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Spartan boys' first action will be at Monday's Lake Superior Jamboree, which will take place at the Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth. Superior will play against the Proctor Rails from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Other match-ups include Duluth Central vs. Ashland, 5:30 p.m.; Hermantown vs.