Saturday State Sports Briefs: Farve coaching high school ball this fallWisconsin Sports
-- Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Bret Favre will have a coaching job this fall. He is expected to be offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississisippi.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Bret Favre will have a coaching job this fall. He is expected to be offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississisippi.
Favre has helped in an unofficial capacity at the football powerhouse in previous seasons. Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr says he has talked to the 42 year old future NFL Hall of Famer about a possible position on the school’s coaching staff in the past.
Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke is confirming a report the club made a contract extension offer to him. A blog in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel quotes Greinke as saying the $100 million size of the deal cited by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is fairly accurate. Greinke wouldn’t be more specific. Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin has said the team would rather sign Greinke than trade him before the July 31st deadline.
Madison golfer Steve Stricker is in a four-way tie for 11th at the British Open going into today’s third round. Stricker shot a one over par 71 Friday and is two under for the tournament. He’s tied with Steven Alker, Luke Donald and James Morrison. They trail second-round leader Brandt Snedeker by eight shots.
University of Wisconsin Badger reserve defensive tackle Jordan Kohout is being forced to hang up his cleats early due to a medical condition. The Rose Bowl will apparently be his last college football game. Kohout wasn’t a full-time starter, but he played a lot for UW. After he was plagued by persistent migraines and suffered two minor strokes, Kohout decided to step aside. He says he was reluctant at first. He did start seven games last season, playing in all 14. He had 22 tackles and one sack. His departure means Bryce Gilbert and Warren Herring will get more snaps. Kohout is a graduate of Waupun High School. He is expected to serve as a student assistant coach this fall.
Oak Creek erased a four-run deficit in the last two innings to win the WIAA Summer Baseball Championship game Friday night 5-4. It was Oak Creek's fourth summer state title, but the first in seven years. The Knights had trailed 4-0 after five innings against Germantown. Germantown committed three errors as Oak Creek scored four times to tie it in the sixth. Then, Riley Shelton's two-out, two-strike single knocked in Hayden Krimmer with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Oak Creek finished the summer season with a record of 28-7.
WIAA STATE SUMMER BASEBALL TOURNAMENT at Mequon
Germantown 3, Waukesha West 2
Oak Creek 10, Sheboygan Falls 0 (5)
Oak Creek (28-7) 5, Germantown (25-10) 4
MIDWEST LEAGUE BASEBALL
Bowling Green 8, Kane County 5
Bowling Green 4, Kane County 1
Dayton 7, Clinton 1
Fort Wayne 6, Cedar Rapids 3
Great Lakes 2, Wisconsin 1 (13)
Lansing 2, Beloit 0
Peoria 9, West Michigan 6 (11)
Quad Cities 5, Lake County 3
South Bend 11, Burlington 9
Duluth 13, Mankato 5
La Crosse 9, Wisconsin Rapids 1
Lakeshore 4, Green Bay 1
Madison 8, Battle Creek 3
Rochester 4, St. Cloud 3
Waterloo 8, Alexandria 7
Willmar 9, Thunder Bay 7
Wisconsin 4, Eau Claire 3 (11)