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KENOSHA — The 34th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional is Saturday at UW-Parkside.
The top 10 finishers in the seeded races at each of the nation’s four regionals advance to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals Dec. 8 in San Diego.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and consists of six races (freshman-sophomore boys, girls seeded, boys seeded, freshman-sophomore girls, junior-senior boys and open). The awards ceremony is at 2:15 p.m.
Last year, Molly Seidel of Hartland and Futsum Zeinasellassie of Indianapolis won their respective 5K races.
The Midwest Region, consisting of athletes from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations will race along the 5,000-meter mixed terrain at UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.
More than 10,000 athletes are expected to compete in the four regionals. The top 10 finishers will join the likes of Olympian Ryan Hall, 2009 New York City Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi and American record-holder Alan Webb at the national finals.
For more information, go to www.footlockercc.com.
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High School Football
Two years ago, the Carthage football program changed from a spread offense to a pro-style system.
After not having any tight ends or fullbacks on the roster in 2012, the Red Men are starting to get production out of those positions and hope it continues when they play at Millikin in a CCIW matchup 1 p.m. Saturday in Decatur, Ill.
The Tremper girls volleyball team waited for this rematch for a year.
The Christian Life girls volleyball team lost 3-0 to Lake Country Lutheran in a WIAA sectional semifinal at Shoreland on Thursday night.
Christian Life put together a 24-17 record, earned its fourth-consecutive WIAA regional championship and did it all with a lineup that had only three upperclassmen.
Kenosha County will be well represented when the WIAA State Cross Country Championships take place Saturday at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
The Bradford boys, Central boys and Central girls qualified along with Tremper’s Mitchell Maegaard.
After a one-year absence, the St. Joseph girls cross country team is back at the WIAA State Championships.
The Lancers will be joined by Shoreland Lutheran’s Abby Lash for the girls race, while St. Joseph’s John David Ford is the lone local slated for the boys race Saturday at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
KENOSHA — Mark Aslakson is in his 39th season coaching the Bradford boys cross country team, and he admits that he hasn’t experienced many, if any, more enjoyable autumns than this one.
“Yeah, this is right at the top, and I think my assistant coach (Molly Ahonen) would say the same thing,” Aslakson said Thursday afternoon, two days before the Bradford boys compete in the 102nd WIAA Division-1 Cross Country Championships at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
KENOSHA — You get the feeling that even if the Indian Trail football team was facing the likes of Jimmy Graham, Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall, the Hawks’ defensive backfield would still be confident and eager to take on the challenge.
Marquette won’t be trotting out any future NFL Hall of Famers when the teams collide in the second round of the WIAA Division-1 playoffs Friday night at Hart Park, but the Hawks will be trying to limit some of the best pass catchers that the state has to offer.
The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth out of eight teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division in the annual preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday.
The Rangers garnered one first-place vote and 60 points overall. Under first-year coach Jacob Yorg, Parkside finished 4-14 in the GLVC (8-18 overall) last season.
The WIAA boys volleyball postseason gets underway Friday night, with four local teams in regional final action.
Fourth-seeded Tremper hosts fifth-seeded Indian Trail, while third-seeded Central plays host to sixth-seeded Racine St. Catherine’s/Lutheran. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.