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Hale gets his shot

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Out with one former Kenosha Twin as a major league manager, in with another.

On Sept. 29, Ron Gardenhire, who led the Class A Kenosha Twins to the Midwest League playoffs in 1988 — his rookie season as a skipper in professional baseball — was fired after 13 years managing the Minnesota Twins.

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).

Konior, Rangers down Quincy

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Emily Konior, a senior, scored both goals for the 12th-ranked UW-Parkside women’s soccer team as it edged Quincy University, 2-1, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Wood Road Field in Somers.

It was Parkside’s second victory over a regionally ranked team in three days. Quincy is ranked No. 10 in the Midwest Region, while Truman State, whom UWP defeated 2-1 on Friday, is ranked No. 6.

Monday Morning Quarterback II

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There’s no single formula for success in the postseason, and it’s difficult to predict which mid-seeded teams have a deep postseason run in them.

But if the fifth-seeded Wilmot football team can advance past fourth-seeded and Southern Lakes Conference rival Burlington in a WIAA Division-2 first-round game at 7 p.m. Friday in Burlington, the Panthers may be irritating and frustrating when facing teams not familiar with their style.

Packers rout Carolina

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Randall Cobb got messy on his Lambeau Leap.

A fan spilled ketchup on the receiver’s uniform during his post-touchdown celebration in the second quarter of Green Bay’s 38-17 win Sunday over the Carolina Panthers.

Bradford in playoffs via formula

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Bradford football coach Matt Rizzo wasn’t doing what most high school football coaches are on the third Friday night of October.

MCC: St. Joseph keeps control

The St. Joseph cross country team continued its dominance in the Metro Classic Conference on Saturday.

The Lancers’ boys team, behind champion John David Ford, notched their fifth consecutive title while the girls, led by medalist Mady Scopp, made it three in a row at the muddy Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course at UW-Parkside.

CROSS COUNTRY GLANCE: Seymour, Hebior, Ford claim conference crowns

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Kenosha County was Titletown when it came to high school boys cross country on Saturday.

Bradford’s Scott Seymour, Central’s Jacob Hebior and St. Joseph’s John David Ford all won their league races on a less-than-ideal day to traverse 5,000-meters.

GIRLS VBALL: Tremper makes it an SEC sweep

The top-seeded Tremper girls volleyball team went 3-0 on Saturday to win the Southeast Conference Tournament at Racine Park.

The Trojans, who captured the SEC regular season title, opened with a 25-14, 25-11 win over Bradford. They then battled for a pair of three-set wins, defeating fourth-seeded Indian Trail, 25-27, 25-11, 15-11, and second-seeded Franklin, 27-25, 23-25, 15-10, in the championship match.

COLLEGE: Reds tennis finishes second in CCIW

The Carthage College women’s tennis team finished second with 55 points at the eight-team College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships, which started Thursday and concluded Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.

Wheaton College (Ill.) won its 20th league championship with 65 points.

BOYS VBALL: Bradford ties for 3rd at invite

The Bradford boys volleyball team finished 3-1-1 and tied for third at the 15-team Tremper Invitational.

In pool play, Bradford split with Greendale and defeated Madison West and Racine St. Catherine’s.

A record-setting day for Haines

Freshman Shelby Haines set meet records in her two individual titles and was part of another on a winning relay squad to lead the Indian Trail girls swim team to the overall title in the West Allis Central Invitational Saturday.

The Hawks totaled 501 points, 31 clear of second-place Franklin’s 470. The meet featured eight teams.

Carthage plays giveaway to N.C.

Five turnovers didn’t do the Carthage football team any favors in a 53-23 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin loss to North Central during the Cardinals’ Homecoming on Saturday afternoon at Benedetti-Wherli Stadium in Naperville, Ill.

The Red Men fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the CCIW, while North Central — ranked 12th in the latest NCAA Division III poll — improved to 5-1 and 3-0.

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