A dozen Kingfish rank among Northwoods League’s top prospects

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KENOSHA — The Northwoods League announced its top 200 prospects from the 2014 season on Wednesday.

Bradley Smart from Smart on Sports compiled the rankings after consulting with all 18 of the league’s field managers.

Twelve Kenosha Kingfish made the list, along with Wilmot graduate Brendon Hayden of the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

VBALL PREVIEW: Expectations high for Tremper

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From the outside looking in, the Tremper girls volleyball team appears poised for a breakout season.

PREPS: Red Devils finish 3-3 at Warhawk Invitational

The Bradford girls volleyball team opened its season by going 3-3 in the Warhawk Invitational at UW-Whitewater Wednesday.

The Red Devils lost in straight sets to Merrill and in three sets to Burlington Catholic Central in opening pool play to go into the bronze pool, where they went 3-1.

BRIEFS: Inaugural outdoor hoops tourney set

The inaugural Neighborhood Outdoor Basketball Tournament will be held Sunday at Lincoln Park from noon through 6 p.m.

Women’s/girls games will begin at 1 p.m., with men’s/boys games starting at 2 p.m. The event will culminate in championship games.

Prep soccer roundup: Wilmot defeats Bradford

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Ronnie Hibbing had a hat trick with three goals, including the game-winner, as the Wilmot soccer team rallied to defeat Bradford, 4-3, in a non-conference match at Jaskwhich Stadium Wednesday.

Hibbing scored twice in the first half, which ended with Wilmot (3-0-1) leading 2-0.

Prep roundup: Central volleyball team opens season

Coming off a WIAA Division-1 state runner-up season, the Central girls volleyball team finished 1-4 Tuesday at the season-opening Watertown Invite.

The Falcons lost in two straight to Watertown (25-22, 25-19), Hartland Arrowhead (25-14, 25-19), East Troy (27-25, 25-22) and Kaukauna (25-20, 25-22). Central swept Waupun (25-15, 25-13) prior to the match with Kaukauna.

Prep soccer roundup: Trojans charge to victory in second half

With its 3-2 comeback win over Racine Case on Tuesday night in Southeast Conference action, the host Tremper boys soccer team should remain in the top five of the WSCA’s latest poll. Coach Chris Tindall called it a tale of two halves.

It was a scoreless affair until Case broke the stalemate at the 31-minute mark and controlled the entire first half.

Briefs: Wave baseball holding tryouts

The Wisconsin Wave traveling baseball club is holding tryouts for next season’s 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U teams on Sept. 26 and 28 at Old Little League Park, 5201 58th St.

Tryout times are 4-:30 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 for 8U, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 for 9U, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 for 10U and 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 for 12U.

Harmeyer commits to Belmont

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When the Shoreland Lutheran girls basketball team opens the season in November, it will have an NCAA Division I recruit on the roster.

Ellie Harmeyer, a 6-foot senior, gave a verbal commitment to Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., making her Shoreland’s first Division I scholarship player.

SWIM PREVIEW: A few minutes with Tremper’s DuChene

Tremper swimmer Lexie DuChene is coming off a record-setting season.

As the season approaches DuChene is looking for big things in her sophomore year.

SWIM PREVIEW: Hitting the pool

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Bradford, Tremper and Indian Trail open the girls swimming season on Thursday in the Southeast Conference Relays at Racine Case at 4:30 p.m.

TENNIS PREVIEW: So far, so good for Czerwonka

The girls high school tennis season hits full stride this week. Here’s a glance at the prep tennis scene in Kenosha:

Claire Czerwonka, St. Joseph: Czerwonka burst onto the local and state landscape last season as a freshman. … Czerwonka garnered a No. 7 seed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division-2 State Tournament and took fifth. ... At State, Czerwonka won her first two matches before bowing to eventual runner-up Jenna Zimmerman of Racine St. Catherine’s, 6-4, 6-0. Czerwonka then rebounded with two wins to place. She toppled the No. 4 seed and the No. 6 seed in earning her medal. ... In her two events this year, Czerwonka has yet to lose. At the season-opening Delavan-Darien Invite, Czerwonka defeated top-seeded Michelle Sikes of Brookfield Academy, who took fourth at State, for the title. ... At last weekend’s Janesville Invitational, Czerwonka blew through the field, going 5-0. Among her victories was a 6-3, 6-1 win over a top eight Division-1 player as coach Kevin Guttormsen’s team won all five of its matches in claiming the crown.

Tremper tennis logs a split

The Tremper girls tennis team opened its season by splitting a pair of matches in the 16-team Green Bay Southwest Tournament on Monday.

The Trojans lost to host Green Bay Southwest, 5-2, and defeated Eau Claire North, 6-1. They take on Bay Port in their first match 8:30 a.m. today.

BRIEFS: Tremper soccer ranked fifth in state

The Tremper boys soccer team was ranked No. 5 in Division-1 in the latest Wisconsin Coaches Association state poll released on Monday.

The Trojans were unranked in the previous poll.

Popes blank young Lancers, 34-0

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WAUWATOSA — The brutally honest scoreboard at Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Raabe Stadium was not kind to the St. Joseph football team on Saturday night.

While it showed that the inexperienced Lancers suffered a 34-0 non-conference defeat to Pius XI — a Division-2 program with an enrollment of 900 — it didn’t tell the whole story.

Lancers cruise to title

The St. Joseph tennis team won 33 of its 35 matches to claim the two-day Janesville Craig Invitational, which concluded Saturday.

Claire Czerwonka, No. 1 singles, and Paige Moritz, No. 2 singles, were both 5-0 while Amy Aschenbrenner was 4-1 at No. 3 singles.

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