Red Devils cut down

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KENOSHA — The Bradford football team knew it had its work cut out for itself with two-time defending WIAA Division-1 state champion Arrowhead coming to call in Friday’s opener.

It became mission impossible when Mitchell Hoff, the catalyst dual threat quarterback for the Red Devils’ spread offense, left with a lacerated hand after the first play of the game.

Big Foot pulls away from Central

Walworth Big Foot used a 14-point third quarter to turn back Central 21-7 in a season-opening football game in Walworth on Friday night.

Central, which saw its losing streak stretch to 12 games, led 7-0 at halftime before Rock Valley South Conference power Big Foot took the lead.

Clinton’s big finish does in Shoreland

The Clinton football team scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to best Shoreland 45-27 in Clinton on Friday night.

The Pacers fell behind 14-0 early but pulled ahead at halftime.

Prep roundup: Tremper soccer team 3-0

Jaime Colin scored twice as the Tremper soccer team overcame the heat and Green Bay East with a 5-0 win in the Muskego Cup on Friday night.

The 3-0 Trojans will face Slinger at 11 a.m. today in the winners bracket. Slinger knocked off defending WIAA Division-1 champion and top-ranked Muskego 2-1 on Friday.

Local briefs: Padres promote Carthage graduate

Carthage College alumnus Don Welke was named vice president of scouting operations for the San Diego Padres, the organization announced Tuesday.

Welke, a native of Harvard, Ill., earned his degree from Carthage in 1965, lettering in baseball four times from 1961-65. He began his scouting career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1965 and arrives to the Padres with 49 years of scouting experience.

Determined Wilmot puts away New Berlin Eisenhower

NEW BERLIN — Even for someone making his debut as a head coach, the call was a no-brainer.

Holding a three-point lead, the Wilmot football team faced fourth-and-inches from the New Berlin Eisenhower 44-yard line with just over four minutes to play.

Tremper opens by crushing Milwaukee Bradley Tech

KENOSHA — The Tremper football team was missing three key players on Friday night.

For one game, at least, it mattered little.

Prep roundup: White gets Pacers by Waterford

Tyler White scored two of his three goals in the first 16 minutes as the Shoreland soccer team whipped Waterford 4-1 in Somers on Thursday night.

White scored in the first minute with help from Jacob Burden and in the 16th minute off an assist from Nick Siechta.

Golf roundup: Wilmot takes fourth at Clark Classic

The Wilmot and Central girls golf teams finished fourth and sixth, respectively, Thursday in the nine-team Taylor Clark Classic on the Brighton Dale White Birch Course.

The Panthers logged an aggregate score of 412, while Central totaled 441.

UW-Parkside ties UW-Milwaukee in soccer exhibition

The UW-Parkside men’s soccer team tied UW-Milwaukee 2-2 in an exhibiton match on Thursday at Engelmann Stadium in Milwaukee.

UWP trailed 2-0 but gotgoals from Elliot Schulz and Ryan Shogren to tie. Assists were credited to Abraham Kanneh, Shogren, Scott Niccolai and Antonio Gonzalez.

Knee woes force Bradford grad Jackson out of football

Bradford graduate Vonte Jackson’s football career is over.

University of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen met with reporters on Thursday to confirm that Jackson will be walking away from the game due to persistent knee injuries. Jackson suffered an injury to his surgically repaired right knee, his fourth knee injury since 2012, during the Badgers’ practice on Aug. 9.

Bradford starts with a toughie

KENOSHA — A recent preseason article about the two-time defending WIAA Division-1 state champion Arrowhead football team featured an eye-catching headline.

“Arrowhead casts itself as Division-1 underdog”

Elsen takes third at State Open

Kenosha native Jordan Elsen rebounded from a rough third round Wednesday to shoot a 6-under par 66 in the final round and take third at the 94th Wisconsin State Open golf tournament at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls.

Menasha’s Ryan Helminen won the tournament with a 279 (68-69-75-67), earning $7,200. Daniel Woltman, the leader after the third round, finished second at 280 (71-71-68-70) to earn $4,800. Elsen shot a 281 to earn $3,400.

BRIEFS: Bradley receives promotion at UWP

UW-Parkside men’s basketball coach Luke Reigel announced the promotion of Keven Bradley to the position of associate head coach on Wednesday.

Bradley joined the UWP staff as an assistant coach prior to the record-setting 2013-14 season. He was instrumental in the Rangers winning the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division title for the second year in a row and advancing to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the third time in program history.

Wilmot golf seventh at invite

The Wilmot girls golf team finished seventh in Wednesday’s Elkhorn Invitational at Evergreen Golf Club.

The invite was a four-person scramble event played on the East and North courses. Union Grove won the 13-team event with a 63. The Panthers combined for a 71, while Central’s foursome finished 10th with a 73.

Prep soccer roundup: Conference Clash wraps up

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KENOSHA — Scheduled to face each other twice in eight days, the Bradford and Wilmot soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie on the second day of the Conference Clash on Wednesday at Ameche Field.

The teams will meet again in a non-conference match on Aug. 27 at Jaskwhich Stadium.

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