MADISON — A promising day changed in a hurry for Bradford wrestling coach Jerril Grover.
He could only watch as his top two wrestlers lost in the Division-1 semifinals of the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament Friday night at the Kohl Center.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Zion-Benton (Ill.) 80, Tremper 39
KENOSHA — The St. Joseph girls basketball team had its perfect Metro Classic Conference record blemished with a loss to Racine Lutheran in the regular-season finale a week ago Friday.
“It was an eye-opener,” junior forward Jalah Harris said.
UNION GROVE — Scoring droughts took their toll on the Wilmot girls basketball team on Friday night.
After a tightly contested first half, the third-seeded Panthers were staggered by second-seeded Union Grove in the second half in a 55-33 defeat in a WIAA Division-2 regional semifinal.
There will be no three-peat.
The Carthage women won the 2013 and 2014 CCIW Tournament titles, but the Reds made an early exit this season.
Indian Trail trounced ninth-ranked Racine Case 70-58 at Case on Thursday to earn a share of the school’s first-ever Southeast Conference title.
Indian Trail (18-4 overall) finished 12-2 in the SEC along with Case (18-4 overall) and Horlick, which beat Franklin 79-28 on Thursday.
Shoreland Lutheran 58, Greendale Martin Luther 31
WHITEFISH BAY — The St. Joseph boys basketball team entered Thursday night’s regular-season finale with a longer winning streak than Whitefish Bay Dominican.
Given how the Lancers played in the first half, they had every intention of extending it against the three-time defending WIAA Division-4 state champion Knights.
MADISON — There was no let up this week for Bradford senior wrestler La’Ryan Johnson.
Johnson picked up a pair of victories and moved into the semifinals of the 220-pound weight class Thursday at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center.
SOMERS — It was one of those nights where the basket probably seemed the size of a thimble for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team.
And playing against the second-ranked NCAA Division II team in the country, that’s never a good thing.
Here is a look at the WIAA regional semifinal girls basketball games involving Kenosha County teams at 7 p.m. Friday:
Madison Memorial at Tremper
The Kenosha Kingfish re-signed catcher C.J. Saylor, the Northwoods League team announced Thursday.
The team also announced the signing of newcomer Brody Westmoreland, Saylor’s teammate at San Diego State.
Seventh-ranked Carthage swept Dominican (Ill.) 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 in a Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League match Wednesday night at Tarble Arena.
Scotty Adamczyk led the Red Men (7-4, 5-0 MCVL) with 13 kills, eight digs and a .250 hitting percentage, while Jon Storm added 12 kills and seven digs and Ricky Figueroa tallied 40 assists.
The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team saved its toughest test of the regular season for last.
The Rangers, winners of 14 of their last 15 games, will face second-ranked and Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division champion Lewis (26-1, 16-1) at 5:30 Thursday night at DeSimone Gymnasium in the regular-season finale for both teams.
KENOSHA — After a stellar showing at the WIAA Division-1 sectional on Saturday, Indian Trail junior Jose Rodriguez heads to the Kohl Center in Madison Thursday for the 72nd WIAA State Wrestling Championships.
Rodriguez is one of 12 locals heading to Madison. His first match is at 3 p.m. against Baraboo junior Zachary Raymond, who is 39-12.