SOMERS — Andy Mazurczak made UW-Parkside men’s basketball history Saturday in the 23rd-ranked Rangers’ 93-57 Great Lakes Valley Conference home victory over Rockhurst.
A four-year starter, the win improved Mazurczak’s career record to 87-23 — matching Stevie King (87-37 from 1974-78) for the most victories by a Parkside player.
“It’s cool that I can make an impact at the school. That’s what I want to be known as is a winner — that’s all that matters,” the Norridge, Ill., native said after tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds, both team-highs. “But to me right now, I want to win in March, so that’s all I’m looking for. Then I’ll be happy with that. That’s what I want to do. But I’m just happy I can make an impact at this school.”
The Indian Trail wrestling team is in position to take another step forward in its brief history.
Christian Life junior Hunter Shuler was selected by the tournament coaches as the Most Valuable Wrestler of the Pacer Premier Invitational on Saturday at Shoreland Lutheran.
In the 152-pound championship, Shuler won by major decision (11-1) over Mikey Rohleder of Greendale Martin Luther. In the latest individual state rankings, Rohleder (37-4) was ranked 12th in Division-2, while Shuler was honorable mention in Division-3.
TRACK AND FIELD
St. Joseph 54, Racine St. Catherine’s 48
The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team came up with a fourth-quarter surge on Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers sure needed it.
Positioned for a rare blowout victory with a seemingly comfortable 23-point halftime lead, the Carthage women’s basketball team had to make some big plays down the stretch in a 72-65 victory over Augustana on Saturday at the Carver Center in Rock Island, Ill.
Both teams are now tied for fifth place in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin at 5-6.
Molly O’Boyle turned in a season-high score of 37.525 to take the all-around title and pace Kenosha Combined to a runner-up finish in the Kenosha Gymnastics Invitational Saturday at Tremper High School.
Franklin Combined won the team trophy with a 142.525, followed by Kenosha with 141.7. Brookfield was third at 140.575. Arrowhead (139), Burlington-Badger-Wilmot (130.025) and Waukesha (128.375) rounded out the field.
Bradford senior boys swimmer Ivar Iverson made another big splash Saturday.
Iverson broke his own 100-breaststroke pool and Southeast Conference record to highlight the local efforts at the SEC Meet at Bradford.
The Bradford wrestling team gave favorite Oak Creek a battle in the Southeast Conference Tournament on Saturday at Indian Trail.
In the end, the defending champion and 12th-ranked Knights scored 236 points to outlast the runner-up Red Devils, who collected 220. Tremper (169.5) and Indian Trail (115.5) placed third and fourth, respectively.
The Carthage men’s volleyball team opened Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League play with a convincing sweep of Adrian (Mich.) on Friday night at Tarble Arena.
The Red Men (8-1), ranked sixth in the latest AVCA Top 15 Poll, won 25-5, 25-9, 25-9.
The Kenosha hockey team erupted for six goals in the final two periods to beat visiting DePere, 7-1, on Friday.
Nicholas Elsen broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the second and he also added one in the third for the Thunder (12-7), winners of six of its last eight games after a four-game losing streak.
The short-handed Central boys basketball team overcame a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Waterford, 55-46, in a Southern Lakes Conference game on Friday night in Paddock Lake.
The first-place Falcons (12-5, 9-2 SLC) played without second-leading scorer Jordan Easthon, who learned earlier in the day that he will miss the rest of the season with a fracture in his foot suffered in Tuesday’s 94-92 loss at Wilmot.
Wilmot not only lost for the first time in 2016 on Friday, the girls basketball team also suffered its first setback in Southern Lakes Conference play.
Host Delavan-Darien snapped the Panthers’ eight-game winning streak with a 71-69 victory, as the Comets avenged a 21-point loss to Wilmot on Dec. 22.
KENOSHA — Back on Dec. 18, the Bradford boys basketball team made the key plays down the stretch in its Southeast Conference win at Indian Trail.
On Friday night, the tables turned as the visiting Hawks rallied for a 64-58 victory, their sixth in nine all-time meetings against the Red Devils.
Oak Creek’s dominance in girls basketball in the Southeast Conference was on display on Friday night at Tremper.
The Trojans came into the contest as the Knights’ closest rival in the SEC with a pair of league losses good enough for second place in the standings, but in the end they proved no match for the state’s No. 2 ranked team in a 68-27 loss.
When the UW-Parkside men’s basketball team hosts Rockhurst for Alumni Day at 3 p.m. today at the DeSimone Gymnasium, the Rangers will be trying to win their 31st consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference home game and keep pace in the chase for a fourth straight GLVC East Division title.
The St. Joseph boys basketball team will be taking on archrival Racine St. Catherine’s tonight.
The Metro Classic Conference game starts at 7:30 p.m. at the John McGuire Gymnasium.
Forgive the pun but local bowler Courtney Wolf has been on quite the roll lately.
The reigning Kenosha News Match Game Bowling Tournament champion entered the United States Bowling Congress record books earlier this week.
If Indian Trail senior Madie Kaelber hits her average tonight, she will become the most prolific scorer in the history of girls high school basketball in Kenosha County.
The Carthage recruit enters the 5:30 p.m. Southeast Conference game against Bradford second on the all-time Kenosha County scoring list with 1,537 points.