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Bradford beats Indian Trail in boys volleyball

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KENOSHA — What a difference a year can make.

Last season, the Bradford boys volleyball team was 0-10 in the Southeast Conference. This season, the Red Devils are 12-6 and 6-2 in the SEC (5-0 in the SEC South) after defeating Indian Trail in four games on Wednesday at the Bradford Fieldhouse.

Next is the SEC Tournament on Saturday and then the WIAA playoffs where Bradford earned a No. 1 seed and Indian Trail netted a five.

Local briefs: Jr. Trojans tryouts Friday and Saturday

The Junior Trojans basketball program is holding tryouts from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the East Gymnasium at Tremper.

The tryouts are for boys in grades 4-8 who will eventually be attending Tremper.

Larson’s goal is the difference

The Carthage College women’s soccer team edged North Park University, 2-1, in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game on Wednesday night at the Holmgren Athletic Complex in Chicago.

North Park (6-9, 1-3 CCIW) took a 1-0 lead on Emma Lundeen’s goal in the 23rd minute.

Elsen on the move

Kenosha’s Jordan Elsen is moving on to the second stage of Web.com Tour qualifying.

The 2010 State Amateur and 2010 State Match Play champion tied for seventh with a 5-under 283 (70-70-74-69) in a first-stage qualifier Oct. 14-17 at The Breakers Rees Jones Course in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Tremper sweeps Wilmot in boys v-ball

The Tremper boys volleyball team swept host Wilmot 25-16, 25-21, 25-14 in a non-conference match Wednesday night.

“We were able to rattle off a couple service runs that proved to be the difference in the match,” said, Trojans coach Chris Allen said, whose team improved to 9-10-2 overall. “Our blocking was pretty solid all night, but we still need to improve our consistency offensively at the net.”

Oak Creek pays Tremper a sectional visit tonight

The Tremper soccer team will be facing one of the few teams that stood toe-to-toe with them season tonight.

The top-seeded Trojans will take on No. 3 Oak Creek in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division-1 sectional semifinal at 7 tonight at Ameche Field.

VBALL: Lancers, Pacers set up rubber match

The St. Joseph and Shoreland Lutheran girls volleyball teams both pulled off home WIAA Division-3 regional quarterfinals sweeps on Tuesday to set up a Thursday meeting.

Fourth-seeded St. Joseph took down No. 14 Carmen while No. 5 Shoreland downed No. 12 Eastbrook/Hope School.

COLLEGE: Reds finish off Vikings in four

The Carthage College women’s volleyball team overcame a bump in the second set to beat Augustana 25-18, 20-25, 25-8 and 25-18 in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin action Tuesday at Tarble Arena.

The Reds entered the contest ranked 14th American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III poll. With the victory, Carthage (23-2, 5-0 CCIW) maintained its grip on first place in the conference.

BRIEFS: Foot Locker run is Nov. 29 at UWP

The 36th Annual Foot Locker Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships is Nov. 29, at the Wayne Dannehl National Course at UW-Parkside.

The top 10 finishers in each of the boys and girls seeded races of 5,000-meters will advance to the Dec. 13 Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego.

Parkside women’s soccer team No. 6 in national rankings

KENOSHA — The region is where the heart is for the UW-Parkside women’s soccer team.

The national respect isn’t too bad, though.

Eagles sweep postseason honors

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The Christian Life soccer team won the Midwest Classic Conference title so it’s only fitting the Eagles were rewarded handsomely when the league honors were revealed Monday.

BRIEFS: GLVC honors UWP’s Konior again

UW-Parkside’s Emily Konior was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Player of the Week in women’s soccer for the second time this season on Monday.

The Huntley, Ill., native led a UWP defense that yielded just five shots on goal last weekend during a par of 2-1 wins over regionally-ranked foes Truman State and Quincy.

Gordon excited that Badgers control fate

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon had no shame rooting for Nebraska.

The Bradford graduate and nation’s leading rusher likely doesn’t cheer often for the Cornhuskers. But Nebraska handed Northwestern its second league loss this weekend, putting Wisconsin right back into the Big Ten West race since the Badgers’ only conference loss this season was to the Wildcats.

Claire Czerwonka: Athletic Republic/Kenosha News Athlete of the Week

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St. Joseph sophomore Claire Czerwonka is the Athletic Republic/Kenosha News Athlete of the Week.

Czerwonka won the WIAA Division-2 State Tennis individual title Saturday in Madison.

NCAA DI Locals: Week 8

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A Week 8 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: Started his 41st consecutive game on Minnesota’s offensive line in the come-from-behind 39-38 victory over Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. ... The Gophers rushed for 285 yards and three TDs as Minnesota rallied from a 31-20 halftime deficit ... Epping said, “To be honest, that’s probably the best game I’ve ever played in.” … Wears No. 52. ... No. 24 (Coaches) Minnesota (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) plays Illinois (3-4, 1-2) in Champaign, Ill., for an 11 a.m. kick on Saturday (ESPNU).

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