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End run makes Rangers winners

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SOMERS — Despite having one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the Midwest, UW-Parkside has not had much luck in recent seasons against another big-time Division II school, Michigan Tech.

That changed on Saturday afternoon at DiSimone Gymnasium where the Rangers executed their game-plan to near perfection in the final minutes to pull out a 69-62 non-conference victory over the Huskies.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak to Michigan Tech (5-3) and helped the Rangers improve to 8-1 in their final game of 2014.

Making the grade

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Central graduate Austin Damaschke was honored by the National Football Foundation as a Scholar-Athlete earlier this month at the 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Otto, Minnesota St. fall in D-II final

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Colorado State-Pueblo didn’t have a football program seven years ago.

Now, there is none better in Division II.

Carthage finishes up strong

Donte Logan sure showed he could finish on Saturday night.

The senior guard scored the Carthage men’s basketball team’s final seven points in getting the Red Men a 67-65 non-conference win over Lake Forest (Ill.) at Tarble Arena.

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Bradford 53, Racine Lutheran 45, OT

Bradford wrestlers win County Invitational

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Two Kenosha County Invitationals, two championships for the Bradford wrestling team.

The Red Devils got victories from Shawn Gerena, Oscar Ramos and La’Ryan Johnson in claiming the invite on Saturday at Wilmot.

Prep ticker: Wilmot girls top Central

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wilmot 58, Central 33

Parkside men play Michigan Tech in key non-conference game

The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team has what you may call a love-hate relationship with Michigan Tech, on several levels.

The Rangers and Huskies have been frequent non-conference foes due to the friendly relationship between Parkside coach Luke Reigel and Michigan Tech coach Kevin Luke.

Carthage women defeat Messiah in Florida

An 18-5 outburst in the second half carried the Carthage women’s basketball team to a 63-48 win over Messiah College in the first round of the St. Pete Classic in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday.

The Reds shot 65 percent (15-of-23) in the second half in pulling away and improving to 5-3.

Carthage men return to action against Lake Forest

KENOSHA — After a two-week hiatus, the Carthage men’s basketball team returns to the court when it takes on Lake Forest College in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tarble Arena.

The Red Men (3-5) haven’t played since losing 75-73 to No. 19 Calvin College in the Carthage Classic on Dec. 6.

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BOYS SWIMMING

Bradford’s Ivar Iverson set a school record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.89 seconds in the Red Devils’ Southeast Conference dual meet against Racine Case at Bradford on Thursday. The previous record was 22.06. ... Case won the meet, 107-79.

Three bowl 300s in Miller Majors

It was a race to 300 in the Miller Majors League at Surfside Bowl. Rich Beltoya, Brian Vandenboom and Ethan Linderman each rolled a 300 game. Beltoya’s perfect game highlighted a league-best 794 series, while VandenBoom rolled a 786 series and Linderman bowled a 705 series.

Eric Brenneman rolled a 300 game as part of a league-high 771 series in the Vardies Latestarters League at Guttormsen Recreation Center. He also fired games of 266 and 205.

Parkside women lose in Puerto Rico after leading by 18

Turns out an 18-point lead was not enough for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team to keep host Puerto Rico-Bayamon at bay Thursday.

Parkside was ahead 46-28 with 15 minutes left in the second half, but a season-high 31 turnovers left the door wide open for the Vaqueras. Bayamon charged back to win 63-59.

Local players on UW-Whitewater team in D-III final

The top-ranked UW-Whitewater football team will face a familiar foe in third-ranked Mount Union when it attempts to defend its NCAA Division III championship in the Stagg Bowl XLII at 6 Friday night at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

UW-Parkside women win again in Puerto Rico

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team won in Puerto Rico for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, beating the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 68-43, in Bayamon, P.R.

Gaby Bronson paced Parkside (7-2) with 13 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in recording her second double-double of the season. Tara Knapstein scored 11 points, Stephanie Furr 10 and Justine Boerger nine with six rebounds.

950 pounds of elk

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The average teenager dreams of the day when they get their driver’s license but for Pleasant Prairie’s Michelle Knapp her favorite license is her hunting license.

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