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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Packers hire new assistant coaches

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have filled two vacancies on their coaching staff with experienced NFL assistants.   Newspapers in Green Bay and Milwaukee reported today that Detroit Lions' assistant Sam Gash will become the new running backs' coach -- and former New Orleans defensive coordinator Ron Zook will be the Packers' new assistant special teams' coach under Shawn Slocum.  

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As running backs' coach, Gash replaces Alex Van Pelt -- who becomes the new quarterbacks coach in place of the departed Ben McAdoo.  Zook replaces Chad Morton, whom the Packers recently let go.  Gash had a 12-year NFL playing career as a fullback, and he's been an NFL assistant since 2005.  He had been the Lions from 2007 through last season, when he was fired along with head coach Jim Schwartz.  Zook worked with Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy with the Saints.  Among other things, he's also been a head coach in college at Illinois and Florida.  McCarthy is still looking for an outside linebackers' coach to replace Kevin Greene.

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The second-ranked University of Wisconsin women's hockey team will play a pair of games at Ohio State this weekend.  Game-One is this evening in Columbus, and the series finale will be played tomorrow afternoon.  The Badgers earned all six possible points against the Buckeyes in a two-game set in Madison in November, with victories of 4-1 and 3-2.  Wisconsin is 17-3-2 in the WCHA and 21-3-2 overall, with one loss in their last 22 games.  They're coming of a sweep of Minnesota-Duluth last weekend.  Badgers' goal-tender Alex Rigsby earned her 27th career shutout last Saturday, and was recognized with the WCHA's defensive player-of-the-week honors.  The Badgers lead the nation in scoring defense, giving up just one goal per game.  Ohio State comes in at 6-11-5 in the conference, and 11-12-5 overall.  Also tonight, the 12th-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey team will wrap up its two-game home series against No. 1 Minnesota.  The Badgers are coming off a 2-1 upset of the Gophers last evening at the Kohl Center.

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If you go to a Milwaukee Bucks' game, it's 82-percent likely you'll see the home team lose, based on its anemic .184 winning percentage.  Even so, Bucks' vice president Ron Walter says the fan base remains intact.  That's because the team is selling hope, knowing that the Bucks will most likely score big in the NBA Draft Lottery.  They're five games behind Orlando for the worst record in the league, which puts them on pace to have no worse than the fourth overall pick in the June draft.  And they'll have a 25-percent chance of getting the top pick.  In the meantime, the Bucks are trying to get as many eyes as possible to watch their up-and-coming young talent -- including forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who's been picked for two All-Star events next weekend, the Skills Challenge and the Rising Stars' game.  Also, Bucks' officials say they're using the Internet, social media, group sales, and youth promotions to keep fans coming to the Bradley Center.  The Bucks have sold an average of 13,555 tickets a game this season, which is more than the actual attendance most nights.  The Bucks are hosting the Houston Rockets tomorrow night, when Dwight Howard makes his only Milwaukee appearance of the season.  

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None of Wisconsin's major college basketball teams are playing tonight.  In Division-Three, a pair of men's-and-women's double-headers are on tap.  Maranatha Baptist of Watertown is hosting Northland International of Dunbar.  And Northland College of Ashland travels to Martin Luther.  Most of Wisconsin's other D-III schools will have conference games tomorrow with two notable exceptions.  The top-ranked UW-Stevens Point men have a bye in the WIAC -- and so does the Number-eight Saint Norbert men in the Midwest Conference.  Women's teams for both those schools are off as well.

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Wisconsin native Pat Neshek has signed a minor league contract with the Saint Louis Cardinals.  The sidearm right-handed reliever who was born in Madison is being invited to the Cardinals' spring training as a non-roster player.  The 33-year-old Neshek is a seven-year Major League veteran with Minnesota, San Diego, and Oakland.  He has spent the last two seasons with the A's, with a 3.35 ERA in 45 games last year for the American League West Division champions.  For his career, Neshek has a 3.07 ERA in 226 relief outings.  He graduated from Brooklyn Park high school in Minnesota and pitched with the Twins from 2006-2010.

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The Milwaukee Admirals will have two American Hockey League home games this weekend.  They'll face Utica tonight, and Chicago on Sunday afternoon.  The Admirals have won three-of-their-last-four, with a four-game points' streak after beating Hamilton 4-2 on Wednesday night.  Milwaukee remains third in the Midwest Division with 54 points.  The Utica Comets are in fifth-and-last-place in the North Division with 40 points, and a mark of 17-22-2-4.  Milwaukee is 22-13-6-4.  The Admirals trail first-place Grand Rapids by eight points in the Midwest.

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SCOREBOARD

In men's college hockey...

Wisconsin 2, Minnesota 1

In men's college basketball...

UW-Parkside 90, William Jewell 80

In women's college basketball...

William Jewell 66, UW-Parkside 63

Wisconsin Lutheran 74, Benedictine 65

Concordia-Wisconsin 72, Aurora 47

Wisconsin boys' high school basketball…

Altoona 60, Stanley-Boyd 59

Appleton North 58, Oshkosh North 56

La Crosse Aquinas 53, Onalaska 31

Ashland 77, Duluth, Minn. Marshall 37

Barron 50, Hayward 38

Bloomer 40, Spooner 30

Boscobel 70, De Soto 42

Bruce 62, Lake Holcombe 48

Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 55, Ladysmith 36

Chippewa Falls McDonell 65, Cadott 36

Clinton 49, Beloit Turner 27

Colby 49, Augusta 40

Colfax 56, Spring Valley 44

Columbus Catholic 70, Granton 39

Cornell 57, Lac Courte Oreilles 33

De Pere 75, Green Bay Southwest 35

Dodgeland 54, St. Lawrence Seminary 47

Early View 61, Wisconsin School for the Deaf 40

Ellsworth 51, Osceola 45

East Troy 58, Edgerton 54

Fall Creek 62, Thorp 53, OT

Florence 56, Niagara 45

Freedom 60, Denmark 47

Green Bay Preble 38, Green Bay East 35

Hazel Green Southwestern 53, Iowa-Grant 33

Ithaca 64, La Farge 58

Kaukauna 75, Menasha 55

Kimberly 36, Fond du Lac 35

Little Chute 43, Clintonville 42

Lodi 68, Wisconsin Dells 49

Oshkosh Lourdes 63, Waupun Central Wisconsin Christian 57

Mauston 60, New Lisbon 28

McFarland 53, Evansville 45

Menomonie 49, Superior 40

Milwaukee Rufus King 92, Milwaukee Madison 70

Neenah 55, Appleton West 42

Nekoosa 63, Adams-Friendship 31

Maple Northwestern 72, Cumberland 38

Oshkosh West 33, Appleton East 29

Osseo-Fairchild 61, Regis 50

Owen-Withee 64, Gilman 34

Palmyra-Eagle 49, Brodhead 42

Parkview 36, Walworth Big Foot 35

Racine Prairie 48, Milwaukee Thomas More 46

Rhinelander 55, Tomahawk 32

Ripon 57, Berlin 32

River Falls 96, Chippewa Falls 60

Milwaukee Salam School 62, Faith Christian 44

Shorewood 70, Greenfield 55

Shullsburg 55, Highland 47

Slinger 42, Beaver Dam 28

St. Croix Falls 56, Luck 50

Sturgeon Bay 50, Kewaunee 41

Waupaca 56, Winneconne 44

Wauzeka-Steuben 40, Seneca 39

Westfield 59, Manawa 44

Weston 61, Coulee Region Christian 48

Whitewater 53, Jefferson 50

Wisconsin Lutheran 53, Hartford Union 43

Appleton Xavier 61, Fox Valley Lutheran 39

In Girls' high school basketball…

Algoma 74, Sevastopol 13

Arcadia 71, Onalaska Luther 43

Argyle 51, Juda 13

Bangor 45, Royall 29

Barneveld 33, South Wayne Black Hawk 28

Boscobel 51, Fennimore 48, OT

Brillion 57, Mishicot 37

Brookwood 52, Wonewoc-Center 34

Bruce 54, Lake Holcombe 25

Cameron 71, Clear Lake 27

Cashton 37, New Lisbon 24

Chippewa Falls 59, Holmen 36

Clayton 52, Prairie Farm 32

Coleman 42, Peshtigo 37, 2-OT

Colfax 54, Mondovi 44

Cornell 74, Lac Courte Oreilles 10

Cuba City 71, Hazel Green Southwestern 17

Dodgeville 67, Lancaster 49

Elcho 42, Florence 36

Eleva-Strum 57, Osseo-Fairchild 35

Elk Mound 68, Chippewa Falls McDonell 42

Elkhorn 50, Westosha Central 45

Fall River 75, Johnson Creek 23

Frederic 47, Shell Lake 37

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 44, Black River Falls 35

Glenwood City 53, Boyceville 48

Highland 64, Cassville 37

Hilbert 47, Valders 25

Horicon 51, Deerfield 28

Hurley 48, Butternut 12

Hustisford 46, Madison Abundant Life 27

Independence 31, Gilmanton 28

Janesville Craig 58, Madison La Follette 54

Kee-Lansing, Iowa 48, North Crawford 38

Kewaunee 37, Gibraltar 35

Kiel 55, New Holstein 37

Ladysmith 58, Bloomer 37

Lakeside Lutheran 60, Columbus 46

Living Word Lutheran 57, University School of Milwaukee 39

Lomira 42, North Fond du Lac 30

Oshkosh Lourdes 53, Oakfield 21

Madison Memorial 53, Sun Prairie 44

Markesan 48, Princeton/Green Lake 4

Marshall 64, Belleville 33

Middleton 65, Verona 60

Milwaukee South 34, Milwaukee St. Anthony 24

Mineral Point 44, Riverdale 35

Monticello 54, Albany 22

New Glarus 54, Waterloo 28

Wausau Newman  58, Stratford 30

Northland Pines 53, Medford 48, OT

Green Bay Notre Dame 47, Pulaski 30

Ozaukee 43, Random Lake 27

Pardeeville 50, Cambria-Friesland 15

Phillips 51, Prentice 36

Potosi 42, Belmont 23

Poynette 45, Watertown Luther Prep 30

Prairie du Chien 52, Platteville 43

Prescott 36, Hastings, Minn. 35

Racine Prairie 38, Kenosha St. Joseph 35

Randolph 49, Waupun Central Wisconsin Christian 29

Richland Center 37, River Valley 27

Rio 42, Williams Bay 22

River Ridge 41, Benton/Shullsburg 33

Manitowoc Roncalli 43, Menasha St. Mary’s 35

Rosholt 37, Plainfield Tri-County 32, OT

Spring Valley 55, Plum City 54

St. Croix Central 59, Elmwood 24

Sheboygan Lutheran 62, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 57

Sheboygan Falls 54, Two Rivers 48

Sheboygan North 46, Oostburg 27

South Shore 63, Washburn 26

St. Croix Falls 55, Luck 36

Stanley-Boyd 61, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 20

Stockbridge 44, Milwaukee Ronald Reagan 30

Superior 62, Ashland 28

Milwaukee Thomas More 69, Racine Lutheran 55

Turtle Lake 39, Minong Northwood 31

Wabeno/Laona 40, Goodman/Pembine 39

Waupun 40, Campbellsport 37, OT

Wayland Academy 50, Kenosha Christian Life 38

West Salem 51, Sparta 40

Wilmot Union 67, Waterford 56

Winnebago Lutheran Academy 54, Mayville 40

Wisconsin Heights 52, Cambridge 49

Wisconsin School for the Deaf 44, Early View 30

Wittenberg-Birnamwood 57, Weyauwega-Fremont 35

Wrightstown 39, Chilton 37

In Boys' high school hockey…

Antigo 9, Tomahawk 5

Hartland Arrowhead 5, Waukesha 3

Ashwaubenon 3, Waupaca 1

Brookfield 4, Milwaukee Marquette 1

Chequamegon/Phillips 4, Merrill 2

Schofield D.C. Everest 2, Wausau West 0

De Pere/West De Pere 7, Sheboygan 0

Eau Claire Memorial 5, Menomonie 4

Edgewood 5, Oregon 1

Hudson 4, Chippewa Falls 2

La Crescent, Minn. 4, La Crosse Aquinas 3

Madison West 3, Janesville 0

Marshfield 3, Wausau East 2

Northland Pines 9, Medford 1

Rice Lake 5, New Richmond 3

River Falls 8, Eau Claire North 2

Somerset 11, Baldwin-Woodville 2

Verona 6, Madison Memorial 3

Wisconsin Dells/Reedsburg 3, Sun Prairie 1

Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 4, Stevens Point 1

In Girls' high school hockey…

Bay Area 6, Fox Cities 2

Northland Pines 2, Point-Rapids 2

Onalaska 8, Black River Falls 0

St. Croix Valley Fusion 2, Chippewa Falls 0

USM 14, Beaver Dam 0

Burnett County Blizzard 6, Superior 2

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
(715) 273-4334
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