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Blanchard continues to impress in camp

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GREEN BAY — With each passing day, UW-Whitewater product Matt Blanchard looks like a legitimate NFL quarterback.

On Saturday, he completed 6 of 8 passes in Packers’ team drills, including a tight throw in traffic over the middle to Jeff Janisfor about 12 yards and a well-timed, rhythmic slant to Myles White for about 8.

It was the first practice in pads, and Blanchard seemed sharper than he was Thursday and Friday. At times in the first two days, he wasn’t getting the ball out of his hand.

Cubs finish off Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kris Bryant left the game feeling a little woozy. Hector Rondon nearly squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Joe Maddon got ejected.

The Chicago Cubs still departed Milwaukee on Sunday with a four-game sweep of the Brewers after an eventful 4-3 win.

Schenck scores his first victory

Doug Schenck finally landed in the winner’s circle in the new non-wing sprint car class on a night of close finishes and wild action at the Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night.

Schenck, of Cottage Grove, was the third different feature winner this season.

Fish keep on rolling

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Wright State senior-to-be John Brodner went 4-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI as the Kenosha Kingfish rallied for a 9-6 Northwoods League victory over the Mankato (Minn.) MoonDogs on Sunday night at Franklin Rogers Park.

Kenosha has won four consecutive games and 10 of its last 11 since the All-Star break.

Werwie misses cut by 1

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Carly Werwie’s time competing in the Symetra Tour’s inaugural PHC Classic ended a day earlier than what she had hoped for.

Kingfish triumph over Mankato

With the conclusion of the Northwoods League season less than two weeks away, the Kenosha Kingfish picked the perfect time to peak.

The Kingfish outpaced Mankato 11-7 Saturday night to win their third straight game and improve to 21-7 for the season’s second half and own a 41/2-game lead over Madison in the South Division standings.

Gordon passes first test at Chargers camp

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SAN DIEGO — Running back Melvin Gordon was tested — and San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy was smiling.

“The defense did a nice job a couple of times there where he had to do something.” McCoy said.

Cyclists find alternatives for training

For most kids, the summer months are free from any responsibilities and replaced with fun in the sun.

But for others, that’s the time to hone their skills in any number of recreational activities, including competitive biking. This summer, however, one historic venue, the Washington Park Velodrome, has been shut down for a refurbishing project that won’t be completed until November.

Kingfish pound Woodchucks, 17-5

The Kenosha Kingfish enjoyed an offensive onslaught in their 17-5 Northwoods League win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Friday night at Athletic Park in Wausau.

Kenosha belted out 17 hits, including six for extra bases, and had every starter but one collect at least one hit.

Briefs: Parkside’s Mazurczak honored for grades

UW-Parkside’s Andy Mazurczak was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches honors court for academic performance, the organization announced Friday.

A sport management major, Mazurczak was cited after achieving at least a 3.2 grade-point average. He was also an Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree.

Werwie tested in first round at windy Brown Deer

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Kenosha’s Carly Werwie got off to a bad start in the first round of the Symetra Tour’s inaugural PHC Classic on Friday afternoon at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee and never fully recovered.

Starting on the back nine of the course that once hosted the PGA Tour’s Greater Milwaukee Open/U.S. Bank Championship, Werwie missed each green in regulation while bogeying her first four holes and finished with a 6-over par 78 (40-38).

Lux, Lavey in baseball All-Star events

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KENOSHA — Gavin Lux will be appearing live on MLB Network with some of the top high school players in the country.

Lux, a senior-to-be at Indian Trail, was selected to represent the West in the 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic on Aug. 16 at San Deigo’s Petco Park. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound left-handed hitting shortstop will be part of the 26-man West roster that will play the 25-man East roster with Major League scouts watching closely.

Journey begins

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mjohnson@kenoshanews.com

The end of stellar college careers, the official decision to turn pro, the pre-draft workouts, the combines, the pageantry of the NFL Draft, the subsequent minicamps and a summer of preparing for a profession that selected them as much as they chose it.

Bradford graduate Werwie teeing it up in Brown Deer

Kenosha’s Carly Werwie will be in the 144-player field when the Symetra Tour’s inaugural PHC Classic starts Friday at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee (7625 N. Range Line Road).

This is the former Bradford High School and University of Wisconsin standout’s first tournament in her home state since she turned professional in 2012.

Briefs: Lightning starts tournament 1-1

The Wisconsin Lightning 18U girls fastpitch softball team split its first two games in at the ASA “A” Nationals in Spartanburg, S.C., this week.

The Lightning defeated Axe Elite 18U (from Allen, Texas) 5-0 after losing 6-2 to Triangle Lightning (N.C.).

Kingfish win with 5-run ninth

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The Kenosha Kingfish saved their best inning for last on Thursday night.

Trailing 4-3 entering the top of the ninth, Kenosha sent nine hitters to the plate in its five-run frame to post an 8-4 Northwoods League victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Athletic Park in Wausau.

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