State Sports Roundup: Wisconsin heads to Purdue as the Boilermakers' homecoming opponentWisconsin Sports
-- Wisconsin will be the opponent for Purdue’s homecoming game on Saturday.
Wisconsin will be the opponent for Purdue’s homecoming game on Saturday. And the Boilermakers expect to be fired up, after they got crushed by Michigan at home last week 44-to-13. Coach Danny Hope said he would be disappointed if his players didn’t bounce back. He said the players showed effort against the Wolverines, but they did not execute very well. The coach said Caleb TerBush would start at quarterback against the Badgers, despite being pulled late in the third quarter last week with Purdue trailing Michigan 31-to-10. TerBush completed 16-of-25 passes for 105 yards. His backup, Robert Marve, led Purdue on a 58-yard drive to a field goal. But he also had an interception in his first game since he re-injured an A-C-L knee ligament a month ago. Meanwhile, Purdue expects to shore up a defense that gave up 235 yards to Michigan’s Denard Robinson last weekend. Purdue is 0-and-1 in the Big Ten and 3-and-2 overall. Wisconsin comes in at 4-and-2 overall, and 1-and-1 in the conference.
U-W Platteville quarterback Bryce Corrigan and the entire Oshkosh offensive line made the national Division-Three Team-of-the-Week from D-Three-Football-Dot-Com. Corrigan, a sophomore, threw for 412 yards in only his second collegiate start. He completed 86-percent of his passes, as Platteville crushed La Crosse 40-to-10. Earlier this week, N-C-A-A Dot-Com named Corrigan as the week’s top offensive player in Division-Three – and he received a similar honor from the W-I-A-C. Meanwhile, the Oshkosh offensive line of Tucker Johnson, Garrett Porter, Ben Strehlow, Rob Bikowski, and Brandon Peter was honored by D-Three-Dot-Com for helping the Titans rush for 442 yards in a 50-to-13 rout of Eau Claire. Oshkosh set team records with 35 first downs and 69 rushing attempts. The line paved the way for six rushing touchdowns, while not giving up a sack in 24 snaps.
Two Milwaukee minor league players have been invited to the Brewers’ spring training next year, after they signed new minor league deals. Right-hander Darren Byrd had six saves for Double-“A” Huntsville last season, as opponents hit .215 against him. 31-year-old catcher Dayton Buller is the other invitee to camp. He hit .248 in 37 games with Triple-“A” Nashville with three homers and nine R-B-I’s.
Mequon Homestead has won its second straight girls’ state high school Division-One golf title. The Highlanders shot 671 in the 36-hole tournament that ended yesterday in Madison. Kettle Moraine finished in second place, 11 strokes back. Green Bay Notre Dame was third. Jessica Reinecke of Verona was the Division-One medalist at three-over-147. She had the lowest score in the final round at two-under-70, and she finished three shots ahead of defending champion Emily Joers of Waukesha. The senior Joers was trying to become only the second player in Division-One history to win three career titles.
In Division-Two, Madison Edgewood won its 11th team trophy in 12 years with a one-stroke victory over Racine Prairie, 674-to-675. Hayward was third. Prairie might have tied Edgewood had it not been for a problem on the third green. Taylor Denman of Prairie addressed the ball and it then moved a half-rotation. She and her coach claimed that a gust of wind moved it – but the officials disagreed and gave Denman a one-stroke penalty. After her round, Denman refused to sign her scorecard until a brief conference confirmed the ruling. Casey Danielson of Osceola became the second player in state history to win four individual state titles, scoring a five-under-139. Brooke Ferrell of Edgerton was 14 strokes back in second place.