Kingfish help South beat North in All-Star Game

Not even the All-Star break could stop the Kenosha Kingfish’s win streak.

Rico Garcia pitched a scoreless inning and Pat Porter played the entire game in left field Tuesday as the South Division defeated the North Division 3-0 in the Northwoods League All-Star Game before a crowd of 2,106 at Kapco Park in Mequon.

Madison’s Pete Alonso hit a three-run home run off Willmar’s Andrew Thome to give the South squad and honorary manager Robin Yount its cushion in the fourth. Alonso was named the NWL Star of Stars in a game that wrapped up in a snappy 2 hours, 19 minutes with a reported 70 Major League Baseball scouts in attendance.

Parkside’s Egnarski makes cut in State Am golf

Only one of the nine golfers with Kenosha County connections will play the final two rounds after Tuesday’s second round of the 113th State Amateur Championship at Ozaukee Country Club.

UW-Parkside sophomore-to-be Tyler Egnarski followed up Monday’s 74 with a 77 on Tuesday. His 11-over par 151 leaves Egnarski tied for 33rd. Egnarski had 11 pars and seven bogeys in Tuesday’s round. The top 70 and ties made Tuesday’s 36-hole cut.

Kingfish land two All-Stars

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The Kenosha Kingfish are in the middle of a three-day break during their demanding Northwoods League schedule.

Except for left fielder Pat Porter and starting pitcher Rico Garcia.

Athlete of the Week: Mike Tenuta

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BASEBALL: Kings top Red Dogs

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The first-place Kenosha Kings defeated Genoa City, 7-1, Monday night in a Langsdorf League game at Simmons Field.

JT Schneider (3-for-4, two runs, RBI) and Paul Pulera (3-for-5, RBI) carried the offense for the Kings (27-11, 14-4 Langsdorf). Jason Dennis and Joe Balestreri each went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Locals compete in State Am

Nine golfers with Kenosha County connections teed it up in Monday’s first round of the 113th State Amateur Championship at Ozaukee Country Club.

John Pallin, 60, a two-time State Amateur champion, and UW-Parkside sophomore-to-be Tyler Egnarski enjoyed the best starts of the local contingent.

BRIEFS: Saffold signs with Italian team

Jeremy Saffold is taking his professional basketball career to Italy.

The former UW-Parkside star recently signed a contract for the 2014-15 season with Proger BLS Chieti, which competes in the Serie A2 Silver League.

Allison ascends to title

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Kris Allison finally broke through to win the Championship Flight title at the Ladies County Open.

Allison began playing in the 33rd annual tournament in its first year, in 1982, when she won the B-Flight crown. She eventually moved up to A-Flight and then Championship Flight for the last dozen or so years.

Kingfish explode past Mallards

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The big innings keep coming for the Kenosha Kingfish.

The Kingfish scored six runs in the fourth inning in building a 9-0 lead en route to a 9-5 victory over the Madison Mallards Sunday evening in front of 2,519 at Simmons Field.

Union Grove rallies past Post 21 Merchants, 6-3

The Kenosha Legion Post 21 Merchants couldn’t hold three early leads in their 6-3 loss at Union Grove on Sunday afternoon.

Kenosha took a 1-0 lead on Kyle Jones’ solo home run to left field in the first inning. Derek Nelson doubled leading off the third and scored on Andrew Luscomb’s RBI single that made it 2-1.

Wilmot’s Dodge helps South win Classic

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Wilmot graduate Zach Dodge was his usual disruptive self as the South smothered the North, 24-8, in the large school game (Divisions 1-3) in the 38th annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic on Saturday at UW-Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium.

Starting at defensive tackle, Dodge and University of Wisconsin recruit Billy Hirschfeld (Arrowhead) constantly applied pressure on the North quarterbacks, who threw three interceptions.

Sarbacker stakes lead at Ladies County Open

The 33rd annual Ladies County Open is up for grabs.

Defending champion Karen Sarbacker claimed low honors with an 87 (43-44) in the opening round on the Blue Spruce Course at Brighton Dale Links.

Kings sweep doubleheader from Addison Braves

The Kenosha Kings swept a Wisconsin State League doubleheader from the Addison (Ill.) Braves at Addison Trails High School Saturday.

The Kings (26-11 overall, 13-8 WSL) pounded out 13 hits in an 11-4 win in Game 1 before riding the pitching of Kyle Cibrario for a 3-1 victory in Game 2. Both games were seven innings.

Kingfish bats keep connecting

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KENOSHA — For the second consecutive night, the 3,000-plus fans who packed Simmons Field were treated to a fireworks show. The good thing for the Kenosha Kingfish and their fans on both evenings was the fireworks weren’t limited to the postgame.

After belting 19 hits and scoring 21 runs in a win over Wisconsin Rapids on Friday — a season-high runs for any of the 18 Northwoods League teams in a game this season — the Kingfish clubbed 13 hits in their 11-4 victory over the Madison Mallards before a sellout crowd of 3,218 on Saturday.

Merchants nab a victory at East Troy

The Kenosha Legion Post 21 Merchants rebounded from a tough loss Thursday with an 8-4 victory at East Troy on Friday night.

The Merchants never trailed as they jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, then added three insurance runs in the fifth after East Troy had cut the deficit to 5-4.

All-Star Sprint Challenge at Wilmot Raceway

The Wilmot Raceway is hosting the third annual IRA/UNOH All-Star Sprint Challenge in which the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Cars will be challenging the All Star Circuit of Champions winged warriors at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlighting the pre-race activities will be the rescheduled Salute to the Founders of IRA. Ray Toft, Whitey Harris and the late Junior Dodd, who originally organized and started the IRA in March of 1968, will be honored. Special feature trophies sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Racing Hall of Fame honoring the founders will be presented. Plans for a Wilmot Raceway/IRA Walk of Fame will be officially announced.

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