Falcons top Panthers for softball title

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The Central softball team went 3-0 Saturday to win the championship in the Western Kenosha County Invite at Central’s Sorensen Fields and Wilmot’s Hwy C Sports Fields.

The invite featured some of the state’s top teams, but in the end it was the two Kenosha County rivals playing for the title, which Central won 12-2. The top-ranked and defending WIAA Division-1 state champion Falcons also beat Zion-Benton (Ill.) and Racine Case to improve to 7-2 on the season.

Wilmot, meanwhile, posted a 2-1 record. The Panthers defeated Burlington Catholic Central and Beaver Dam and are 6-2 overall.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: UWP splits in Springfield

The UW-Parkside baseball team split a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader against host Illinois-Springfield for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

After Illinois-Springfield won the opener, 7-6, in walkoff fashion, the Rangers rebounded for a 11-8 win in the second game.

Kingfish sign 4 more to inaugural roster

The Kenosha Kingfish recently signed four players, bumping the first-year Northwoods League baseball team’s roster to 16.

Sophomore left-handed pitcher Danny Young and freshman outfielder Michael “Buddy” Reed — University of Florida teammates — were signed Saturday. Bradley University teammates Spencer Gaa (a freshman infielder) and Chris Godinez (a redshirt sophomore infielder) were signed Thursday.

COLLEGE: Rangers softball sweeps Miners

The UW-Parkside softball team earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season beating Missouri S&T 4-1 in the opener and 1-0 in the second game Saturday in Great Lakes Valley Conference action in Rolla, Mo.

For the Rangers (5-24, 5-18 GLVC), it’s their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Leading off: Book keeps on giving

My second column in 17 years on the children’s book “Teammates” prompted some wonderful feedback.

Much to my surprise and delight, Peter Golenbock, the author of the 1990 book on the relationship between Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, added to the story at kenoshanews.com.

BRIEFS: Central golf fifth at Milton Invitational

Central’s team of Jonah Arbet and Bailey Menarez shot a 69 to take seventh overall as the Falcons finished fifth out of nine teams Saturday at the Milton Select Ball Invitational.

Central had a grand total of 235. Lodi won the event with a 205.

Kingfish announce promotional schedule

The Kenosha Kingfish released their full promotional schedule for this season Saturday.

The team’s inaugural campaign will feature fireworks shows, bobblehead giveaways, entertainment acts and celebrities.

COLLEGE: UW-Parkside softball takes one from Drury

The UW-Parkside softball team salvaged a split with Drury in a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader Friday at Thompson Field in Springfield, Mo.

The Rangers (3-24 overall, 3-18 GLVC) dropped a 1-0 pitchers’ duel in the opener before rebounding for a 5-1 win in the nightcap.

PREVIEW: Top softball teams play in county

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Three of the top four-ranked teams in the latest Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Division-1 state poll will compete today at the Western Kenosha County Invite.

Games will be played at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Central’s Sorensen Fields and Wilmot’s Hwy C Sports Fields.

BRIEFS: Little Leaguers seek players for 7-8 league

Little Leaguers of Kenosha has open registration for 7 and 8 years olds.

The age is determined as of May 1, 2014. The cost is $115 and includes a batting helmet, hat, socks, pants and jersey.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Kolasinski, Kroncke help UWP split

Jake Kolasinski went 4-for-4 and Cole Kroncke went the distance as the UW-Parkside baseball team salavaged a split of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader with a 6-2 game two victory over Illinois-Springfield on Friday in Springfield, Ill.

The Rangers lost the opener 3-1 to move to 9-22 and 7-17 in the GLVC heading into another twinbill at Springfield (9-22, 7-17) today.

Leading off: First domino in Bucks’ rebirth falls

This was not a pleasant season for the Milwaukee Bucks or their fans.

The 15-67 record (.183 winning percentage) set the franchise’s futility mark, “besting” the 20-62 record in 1993-94.

Prep baseball roundup: Central doubles up Delavan

Brooks Gahart pitched six strong innings and Marshall Gilbert went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI as visiting Central beat Delavan-Darien, 6-3, in a Southern Lakes Conference game at Veterans Field on Thursday.

Gahart (1-0) allowed five hits and one unearned run while walking one and striking out five.

Prep roundup: Wilmot golfers take third

The Wilmot golf team finished third with a 128 and Central placed fifth with a 136 at Thursday’s Falcon Invitational at Brighton Dale Links’ Blue Spruce Course.

Each of the six schools featured three two-man teams that played bestball, with the three nine-hole scores combined for the school’s total.

Prep softball roundup: Nelson tosses no-hitter for Tremper

Emilee Nelson threw a seven-inning no-hitter as the Tremper softball team blanked host Franklin, 7-0, in a Southeast Conference game Thursday.

Nelson (2-0) walked three and struck out nine.

SEC baseball roundup: Bradford’s Stover pitches no-hitter

Steven Stover silenced Racine Park on Thursday.

The junior right-hander tossed a six-inning no-hitter as the Bradford baseball team posted an 11-1 Southeast Conference victory over the Panthers at Horlick Field.

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