Morning State Sports Roundup: Prep football playoffs continue tonightWisconsin Sports
-- The second round of the Wisconsin high school football playoffs begins tonight.
The second round of the Wisconsin high school football playoffs begins tonight.
Eight games are on the docket in each of seven divisions. All but one of last year’s champions are still alive, after Division-Four titlist Wrightstown lost to Sturgeon Bay last weekend. All but three of the 28 Number-One seeds are still in the hunt. Thirty-eight games will be played tonight throughout the state, and 18 others are set for tomorrow. Divisional quarter-finals will be played next weekend, and the semis the following week. The two survivors in each division will play in the state finals November 15th and 16th in Madison. __________________________________________________________________________
All four games were shutouts yesterday in the Division 1 quarter-finals at the boys’ state high school soccer tournament in Milwaukee. Two-time defending champion Milwaukee Marquette eliminated Eau Claire Memorial 4-0, as Ted Bieser scored twice. Zach Reget scored the lone goal for Kenosha Bradford in a 1-0 win over Oregon. Kettle Moraine also took a 1-0 contest over Neenah. Brandon Strobel supplied the only goal in that one. And Brookfield East blanked Kimberly 2-0 on scores by Ryan Toy and Ryan Dundun. The Division 1 semi-finals will be played tonight. Kenosha Bradford faces Kettle Moraine. And Milwaukee Marquette takes on Brookfield East.
The state high school soccer tournament continues at nine this morning with the Division 3 semifinals. La Crosse Aquinas plays Winnebago Lutheran, and Oostburg will then play Milwaukee St. Anthony's. A new champion will be crowned, since two-time defending titlist Racine Prairie did not make it back. The Division 2 semis are up this afternoon. Appleton Xavier faces Green Bay Notre Dame. And defending champ Mount Horeb plays Pewaukee. Title games are set for tomorrow in all three divisions.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will open its WCHA schedule at Minnesota-Duluth tonight and tomorrow night. The Badgers were off last weekend, after dropping a pair to Northern Michigan in their season opener two weeks ago. Minnesota-Duluth is 2-2, after splitting a pair of two-game series against Ohio State and Notre Dame. Meanwhile, the Badger women will host New Hampshire in a pair of non-conference games tonight and Sunday afternoon. Wisconsin lost its Top-10 national ranking from U.S. College Hockey Online, after a loss and a tie to Bemidji State last weekend – and the tie ended a three-game losing streak. The Badgers are 3-3-2 overall.