WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Cords to stay on as Marquette interim AD for another year
MILWAUKEE — Interim Marquette University Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Cords plans to stay on board for another year.
Cords came out of retirement to become Marquette's interim AD. He led the school's athletic department from 1987-2002. Marquette is without a men's basketball coach at the moment because Buzz Williams took a job with Virginia Tech University after six mostly successful seasons coaching with MU.
The Milwaukee Brewers have not played a single night game this spring, but that will change Friday, when they host the Royals at Miller Park for the first of two exhibition games. Milwaukee's biggest offseason acquisition, Matt Garza, will make his unofficial home debut, looking to build on a strong start against the Reds in his last outing. It will be his final tuneup before his regular season Brewers debut against the Braves on Wednesday at Miller Park. The first pitch will be at 7:10 PM
WISCONSIN ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMFirst teamx- Arike Ogunbowale, 5-9, jr., G/F, Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angelsx- Gabrielle Ortiz, 5-7, sr., G, Racine Prairiex- Jenny Lindner, 6-0, sr., G, NeillsvilleJessica Lindstrom, 6-2, sr., F, SuperiorAllie LeClaire, 5-9, sr., G, Green Bay Notre Dame
Second teamFrankie Wurtz , 5-8, jr., G, KimberlyCarly Mohns, 6-1, sr., F, BrodheadKayla Goth, 6-1, jr., W, DeForestStephanie Kostowicz, 6-2, sr., F, Oak CreekAllazia Blockton, 5-9, jr., F, Whitefish Bay Dominican
Third teamKelly Smith, 6-1, sr., G, Hartland ArrowheadTamya Sims, 6-2, sr., F, Oak CreekMaya Jonas, 6-2, sr., G, Whitefish BayKelli Schrauth, 5-11, jr., F, Fond du Lac St. Mary's SpringsMcKenna Larsen, 5-7, sr., G, Oconto Falls
Fourth teamMikayla Voigt, 5-9, jr., G, Kettle Moraine LutheranChloe Wanink, 5-7, jr., G, CameronJen Wellnitz, 5-8, sr., G, Black HawkMegan Gustafson, 6-3, jr., F, South ShoreLydia Rhode, 5-10, sr., G, Brookfield Central(x) - unanimous selection
HONORABLE MENTIONMaddy Gits, sr., Oregon; Alison Hughes, jr., Janesville Craig; Alexa Kelsey, sr., Monona Grove; Taylor Nelson, sr., Monona Grove; Brooke Trewyn, sr., Whitewater; Monica Muth, jr., Cambridge; Emma Roenneburg, jr., Adams-Friendship; Rachel Slaney, jr., Barneveld; Taylor Stanek, jr., Dodgeville; Kelly Tramburg, soph., Fall River; Hannah Whitish, soph., Barneveld; Shae Brey, soph., Eau Claire Regis; Hailey Kontny, sr., Superior; Mallie Doucette, sr., Colfax; Morganne Gruber, jr., Durand; Alyssa Fischer, jr., Manitowoc Lincoln; Shelby Otto, jr., Reedsville; Courtney Meyer, sr., Onalaska; Chelsea Ritter, jr., La Crosse Aquinas; Annalese Lamke, jr., Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau; Gabby Green, jr, Milwaukee Pius XI; Bre Cera, soph., Mukwonago; Ellie Harmeyer, jr., Somers Shoreland Lutheran; Kari Clements, sr., Wilmot; Shakeela Fowler, jr., Milwaukee King; Abby Gerrits, soph., Pewaukee; Amani Wilborn, jr., Milwaukee Riverside; Katie Salmon, sr., Wauwatosa East; Jessica Kelliher, jr., Waukesha North; Ramiyah Bennett, sr., Milwaukee Heritage Christian; Kennedy Blahnik, sr., Algoma; Laken James, sr., Oconto; Abby Radue, sr., Fox Valley Lutheran; Kauri Jensen, sr., Neenah; Mackenzie Greisch, sr., Appleton North; Maddy Reed, sr., Oshkosh Lourdes Academy; Brooklyn Schamens, sr., Oshkosh North; Maranda Huibregtse, sr., Oostburg; C.J. Usadel, sr., Sheboygan North; Melanie Schneider, jr., Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs; Gena Grundhoffer, soph., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Jaimee Pitt, sr., Amherst; Taylor Hodell, jr., D.C. Everest; Stephany Heggemeier, jr., Owen-Withee; Renee Sladek, sr., Merrill.
Player of the year — Arike Ogunbowale, Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy AngelsCoach of the year — Steve Hluchnik, Oak Creek
Due to a mix of rain and snow in the Madison area on Thursday, the University of Wisconsin softball’s home-opener against Iowa on Friday has been pushed back to a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon at Goodman Diamond. The Badgers and Hawkeyes will meet twice on Saturday before wrapping up the series on Sunday at noon. Wisconsin softball team posters will be available at the games this weekend, and following Saturday’s doubleheader coach Yvette Healy and her assistant coaches will be providing softball tips and demonstrations of proper fundamentals at a postgame instructional session.