Carthage drops lacrosse match

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Carthage dropped a Midwest Lacrosse Conference match against Concordia, 9-5, at Art Keller Field on Wednesday.

The Red Men led 3-2 after one, but Concordia scored four unanswered goals to take the lead for good.

John Salerno had two goals while Billy Lane had two assists for Carthage, which dropped to 13-5 and 7-2 in the MLC.

Prep baseball roundup: Hawks cruise in Florida

Playing in gorgeous weather evidently agrees with the Indian Trail baseball team.

Evan Myers pitched 51/3 shutout innings as the Hawks blanked Riverbend (Va.), 4-0, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Buena Vista, Fla., on Wednesday,

Prep roundup: Sharp Shoreland goes back-to-back

The Shoreland Lutheran softball team won its second Metro Classic Conference game in as many days with a 3-2 victory over host Greendale Martin Luther on Wednesday.

Peyton Tindall tied it at 1-1 with a solo home run in the second inning and Kate Linnemann gave Shoreland the lead for good with a solo shot of her own in the fourth. The Pacers (3-5, 2-2 Metro Classic) made it 3-1 in the fifth on a two-out hit by Delaney Hundley.

Local briefs: Softball players up for state awards

A number of Kenosha County high school softball players received mention on the watch lists for the Wisconsin Sports Network’s Senior Baseball Awards.

St. Joseph’s Maddy Chase and Maddie Kilby and Tremper’s Sadie Schmidt were three of 58 players on the Pitcher Watch List, Kilby, Central’s Taylor Bergles and Haley Spoerl, Bradford’s Angie Malsack and Tremper’s Bridget Nelson were five of 56 players on the Outfielder Watch List and Central’s Liz Fonk, Hailey Jester and Larkin Langston, Indian Trail’s Kerrigan Koch, Wilmot’s Kerrigan Patterson and Tremper’s Courtney Reeves were six of 147 players on the Infielder/Catcher Watch List.

College roundup: Parkside baseball team sweeps Lewis

It took some late-inning dramatics but the UW-Parkside baseball team finally notched its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Wednesday.

Behind Derek Tuttle’s two-homer day, which included a grand slam, and Eric DuCharme’s walkoff single, the Rangers swept Lewis at Oberbruner Field.

Leading off: Wild spring weather can’t stop rugby club

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In breaking down my disdain of the spring sports season recently, one of my biggest gripes was the inclement weather that usually results in rescheduling nightmares for athletic directors.

On Monday, April 14, it snowed, causing every outdoor activity to be postponed.

BASEBALL: Hauser’s heroics make Gilbert a winner for Central

Cory Hauser plated the winning run and Marshall Gilbert earned the victory as the Central baseball team nipped Delavan-Darien 3-2 in a Southern Lakes Confernce game in Paddock Lake on Tuesday.

“ I was really happy for Cory,” Central coach Jake Morman said. “Cory’s a good player but has been really struggling of late after getting off to a hot start. So I was glad that he was able to come through for us and get us an important victory.”

SOFTBALL: Central stays perfect in SLC

The top-ranked Central softball team cruised to a 9-2 Southern Lakes Conference win at Delavan-Darien Tuesday.

It was listed as a doubleheader on the schedule, but only one game was reported as of deadline.

PREPS: Obua, Koker propel Pacers to first place

The Shoreland Lutheran girls track and field team claimed a first-place team finish in the Bronco Invite at Union Grove Tuesday.

Awisi Obua and Caylee Koker each contributed three top-three finishes for the Pacers, who finished with 128 points to place ahead Burlington’s 110 in the nine-team standings.

BRIEFS: CCIW honors Balmes, Young

Carthage’s Mark Balmes and Morgan Young were named CCIW Athletes of the Week in track and field on Tuesday.

Balmes, a sophomore from Mount Prospect, Ill., won the shot put at the Meet of Champions with a lifetime toss of 16.45 meters, which is the sixth-best throw in the country. He also had a lifetime best in the hammer (50.71 meters) and was the third collegian in the discus (48.57 meters).

Leading off: Remembering “Field of Dreams”

“It is money they have and peace they lack.”

Of all the obvious and oft-quoted lines from the movie “Field of Dreams,” this is the one I like most. It’s not as well-remembered as other famous lines from the movie. It comes from Terence Mann’s (played by James Earl Jones) powerful and eloquent “People Will Come” speech.

Athlete of the Week: Kayla Konwent

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BRIEFS: Parkside, UWM at Simmons tonight

UW-Parkside will host UW-Milwaukee at 6:05 tonight in the first collegiate game at refurbished Simmons Field.

Gates at open at 5:05 p.m.

LEADING OFF: Offending my baseball sensibilities

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I guess we can add Gerrit Cole to the list of players who view themselves as an enforcer of Major League Baseball’s unwritten rules.

Make no mistake, the Pittsburgh starter was the instigator in Sunday’s melee between the Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. I know what you’re thinking (partly because most of the media reported it this way), it was Carlos Gomez being Carlos Gomez ... again.

LEADING OFF: Checking back with your heroes

In this space last Thursday, I stated that while I generally don’t consider professional athletes to be “heroes,” there are always exceptions — people whose athletic talent, kindness toward others and generosity (with their time and money) make them truly admirable.

At the top of my list is Arnold Palmer. Next would be Henry Aaron and Bart Starr.

LOCAL BRIEFS: UW-Parkside golfers 5th in GLVC tourney

The UW-Parkside golf team is in fifth place out of 14 teams after the 36-hole opening round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship on Sunday at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind.

Indianapolis leads the way with a 568 (289-279) and McKendree (Ill.) is in second at 577 (288.289). The Rangers finished with a 589 (298-291).

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