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Central softball team ranked No. 1

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To conclude Friday’s practice, Central softball co-coach Tom Lampe had his players sit down and relive a memory that was both joyful and painful.

The Falcons spent about an hour watching a breakdown of their WIAA Division-1 State Tournament title game against Kimberly last season. Parts of watching that epic game, which went 15 innings and was the longest in State Tournament history, had to bring back fond memories.

Losing 6-5 wasn’t one of them.

Riauka sets record in All-Star game

Ziggy Riauka was having so much fun he didn’t even know he tied a record.

Riauka, who just finished a stellar four-year career for the UW-Parkside men’s basketball team, tied a National Association of Basketball Coaches/Reese’s NCAA Division II All-Star Game record with 13 rebounds on Friday night at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

Friday’s college ticker

TRACK AND FIELD

The UW-Parkside men’s and women’s track and field teams opened competition Friday at the two-day Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Parkside men are fourth out of eight teams that scored with 11 points. ... Parkside senior Evan Lewandowski finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run in 30 minutes, 55.28 seconds. ... In the hammer throw, Parkside’s Dustin Feltner (138 feet, 7 inches), Mario Blanquel (135-6) and Kyle Kling (135-05) each scored by placing sixth through eighth, respectively.... Parkside’s women’s squad wasn’t among the nine teams that scored Friday, but the Rangers only competed in one event. ... Jasmine Anderson (88-6) and Kess Ryan (87-9) finished 17th and 18th, respectively, in the hammer throw.

Friday’s briefs: First Pitch event Saturday at Lynch

The Kenosha Kingfish will host a First Pitch event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lynch Chevrolet on Highway 50.

The free event is open to the public and will include ballpark food and soda.

Briefs: CLS’ Taylor tabbed first-team All-MCC

Christian Life basketball player Nickie Taylor was one of eight players named first-team All-Midwest Classic Conference by the league coaches recently.

The 5-foot-8 senior averaged 14.2 points in conference play.

Riauka in All-Star Game tonight

Ziggy Riauka will suit up one more time as a collegian tonight when he competes for the West in the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ 2015 Reese’s NCAA Division II College All-Star game at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

The game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m.

Wikner leads the local contingent at Birkebeiner

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Steve Wikner led the Kenosha County entrants at the American Birkebeiner cross country ski events last month.

Wikner posted a time of 3 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds in completing the 51-kilometer skate (freestyle) course. Wikner took 83rd in the 55- to 59-year old male age group.

Indian Trail cheerleading: Five in a row

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The Indian Trail junior varsity team poses with their awards after winning their fifth consecutive state title at the recent WACPC Wisconsin State Cheerleading Championship. The team was coached by Holly Richards and Breanna Gross.

Sportlight information can be emailed to ksn@kenoshanews.com. Sportlight focuses on youth, recreation, club, leisure and sub-varsity sports and recreational activities.

Mahone cheers to championship

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The Mahone Middle School cheerleading team poses for a picture after winning the state title at the recent WACPC Wisconsin State Cheerleading Championship. The team was coached by Lucas Ade and Kim Skendziel.

Sportlight information can be emailed to ksn@kenoshanews.com. Sportlight focuses on youth, recreation, club, leisure and sub-varsity sports and recreational activities.

Grymkoski takes second for Lancers

Scott Grymkoski was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash for the St. Joseph track and field program’s best finish in the 38th annual Cudahy Packer Invite on Thursday.

Nathan Nguyen of East Troy had a winning time of 57.89 seconds and Grymkoski crossed second in 58.52.

Thursday’s college ticker

SOFTBALL

UW-Oshkosh 13, Carthage 5, 6 inn.;

Wednesday’s college ticker

BASEBALL

Oberlin 7, Carthage 6

Carthage men win CCIW lacrosse debut

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KENOSHA — The Carthage College men’s lacrosse team made history Wednesday night with its inaugural match in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Red Men remained perfect on the season (9-0) by defeating the University of Dubuque 16-3 in their CCIW debut at Art Keller Field.

Prep notebook: Bradford, Tremper represented in football All-Star Game

The South squad will have Kenosha representation on both sides of the ball in the 39th annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

Bradford senior inside linebacker La’Ryan Johnson and Tremper senior center Brian Newberry were named to the 46-player South roster for the Large Schools game on Saturday, July 18 at UW-Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium.

Wednesday’s briefs: Parkside hosting Run & Relay June 13

Registration is open for the June 13 Coureurs de bois Trail Run & Relay, which starts at 9 a.m. at Petrifying Springs (shelter No. 1).

The event will be run on the trails of UW-Parkside along the Pike River. Running or walking distances include four, eight, 12 or 16 miles. Entrants can also compete as a two-person relay alternating running the four-mile loop (total of 16 miles).

Tuesday’s college ticker

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