Carthage softball to play at Wesleyan

As expected, the Carthage softball team will play its best-of-3 NCAA Division III Tournament super regional on the road against Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, Ill., on Friday and Saturday.

Carthage coach Amy Gillmore said she was almost certain that would be the case Sunday after the Reds won a regional title at UW-Whitewater. The NCAA confirmed the location and times Monday.

The teams will play Game 1 at 2 p.m. Friday and Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Game 3 slated for 3:30 p.m. Saturday if necessary. Sunday will be used as a make-up day in the event of rain.

The Reds are 29-14, while the Titans — ranked No. 6 in the latest NCAA Division III coaches poll — are 36-7. The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion Titans hosted their regional, and — like Carthage — went 3-0 to win it.

The winner of the super regional advances to the final eight from May 23-28 at Suddenlink Field in Tyler, Texas. This is Carthage’s first appearance in the super regionals.

Bradford football team plans meeting

The Bradford football team will hold an important player/parent meeting for anyone planning to play football for the Red Devils on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Important paperwork and summer plans will be discussed. The meeting was initially scheduled for last week but was rescheduled.

In you cannot attend the meeting, contact coach Troy Bowe at

Bradford No. 5 in latest rankings

The Bradford baseball team was ranked No. 5 in Division-1 in the latest state rankings, which were released Monday by Prep Baseball Report in conjunction with the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association.

The Red Devils (13-5 overall) lead the Southeast Conference at 12-2 and last week threw three consecutive no-hitters against Racine Park.

Janesville Craig took over the top spot in Division-1 from Burlington, as the Demons dropped to No. 2.

Other SEC schools in the rankings were Oak Creek (No. 9) and Franklin (honorable mention).

The top-ranked teams in the other divisions were Beloit Turner (Division-2), Prairie du Chien (Division-3) and Webster (Division-4).