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Shoreland’s Johnson wins Ameche Award


KENOSHA — It’s been an eventful couple weeks for Shoreland Lutheran senior Trey Johnson.

Immediately after the Pacers lost in the WIAA Division-5 state football semifinals, Johnson found himself in the hospital with a lacerated kidney and a collapsed lung.

And his recovery is still not quite complete — but he’s starting to feel better, and Sunday night, he received one of the best get-well gifts of them all.

Rucks awarded posthumous honor

KENOSHA — Every coach puts all their energy into being successful — that much is a given.

But there are some who strive to do more than that. They want to connect with their athletes and help them in any way possible.

Reuther plays at Antioch, Ill., Monday

In the only event on Monday night’s local calendar, the Reuther boys basketball team will play a 6 p.m. non-conference game at Antioch (Ill.).

The Bulldogs are seeking their first victory after losing their season opener 102-43 at Milwaukee Bay View on Tuesday. Detario Scott led Reuther with 22 points in that contest.

Thunder take tournament title

The Kenosha Combined hockey team capped a perfect, season-opening weekend with a 3-2 victory over Fox Cities on Sunday in the championship game of the 11th annual Kyle J. Neurohr Memorial Tournament at the Sheboygan Lakers Ice Center.

Kenosha (3-0) never trailed in out-shooting Fox Cities on net 43-20. The Thunder defeated Brookfield/Catholic Memorial/Homestead 7-6 on Saturday and blanked Waupun 5-0 on Friday.

Carthage women rally to beat Chicago

Sophomore Morgan Harris continued her recent torrid offensive production with a game-high 29 points as the Carthage women’s basketball team rallied to defeat the host University of Chicago, 64-57, on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game.

Trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half and 37-24 at halftime, the Reds (4-0) outscored 19th-ranked Chicago 40-20 over the final two quarters to keep their perfect season intact.

Bradford girls looking to pick up the pace

KENOSHA — Coach Nicole Stein said there is going to be a different dynamic to the Bradford girls basketball team this year.

As Stein begins her fourth season at the helm Tuesday at Milwaukee Washington, she said she features a team of outside shooters. It’s also a short and quick squad, so Bradford plans on pushing the ball up the floor more. Last year, the Red Devils would “pound the ball inside,” according to their coach.

Prep ticker: Ruple pours in 34 for Indian Trail in opening-night win



Indian Trail 72, Grafton 66

Local briefs: Ameche Banquet Sunday at IA Club

The 11th annual Ameche Banquet is Sunday at the Italian American Club, 2217 52nd St.

The event, which begins at 5 p.m., culminates with the awarding of the Ameche Medial, which is presented to the county’s top senior football player.

Warhawks win shot at payback



Wilmot graduate Chris Nelson and the UW-Whitewater football team earned a rematch with rival UW-Oshkosh on Saturday.

UWP women victorious in Alaska finale

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team left Alaska with a win.

After losing Thursday and Friday, the Rangers picked up a 73-63 win over Sonoma State (Calif.) on Saturday in their final game of the Mount McKinley Bank North Star Invitational at Alaska Airlines Court in Fairbanks.

Quality opponent ruins Red Devils’ opener


GREENFIELD — The score might suggest otherwise, but Bradford boys basketball coach Greg Leech wasn’t that upset after a 75-57 season-opening loss at Whitnall on Saturday afternoon.

Climbing the coaching ranks


UW-Parkside men’s basketball coach Luke Reigel said “no one worked harder in our league” than Josh Wolfe during his six seasons (2006-07 through 2011-12) as the Rangers’ only paid assistant and that Wolfe never complained despite handling the job responsibilities of two or three men.

St. Joseph boys finish strong to beat Vincent


MILWAUKEE — Facing his alma mater for the first time — “and hopefully my last time” — St. Joseph boys basketball coach Jose Winston found the experience to be a stomach-churning one.

The final five minutes sure didn’t help.

‘Complete’ foe visits Parkside men Saturday


The undefeated UW-Parkside men’s basketball team passed its first big tests of the season last week with a home win over Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday and a road win at Walsh (Ohio) on Monday.

UW-Parkside women lose to Alaska-Fairbanks

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team fell into an early hole and never recovered in an 88-77 loss to Alaska-Fairbanks in the Mount McKinley Bank North Star Invitational on Friday at Alaska Airlines Court in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Parkside’s Lauren Boerger converted a three-point play with 8 minutes, 16 seconds left in the first quarter to tie the game 5-5, but Fairbanks went on a 15-3 run, capped by Jordan Wilson’s jumper, to take a 20-8 lead. The Nanooks stretched the lead to 44-28 by halftime, and after a Tara Knapstein layup got the Rangers within nine at 46-37 with 7:43 to play in the third, Fairbanks immediately came back with a 10-3 run to go up 56-40.

Thunder christen season with a rout

Central’s Cody Faber, a junior forward, notched a hat trick as the Kenosha Combined hockey team opened its season with a 5-0 blanking of Waupun on Friday afternoon in the Kyle J. Neurohr Tournament at the Sheboygan Ice Center.

The Thunder scored in the first period on an unassisted Cam Kroncke goal, then Faber made it 2-0 off a Nick Elsen helper. Faber added a power-play goal late in the second period on a Joey Trifone assist and scored short-handed in the third with an assist from Max Maegaard.

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