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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers to sell individual game tickets on March 1

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers will start selling individual game tickets on Saturday, March 1-- when the team holds its eighth annual "Arctic Tailgate" party.  

Campers normally set up tents the Thursday and Friday before the event -- and this year, Leinenkugel's is providing a heated tent for those people the evenings of February 27th-and-28th.  As always, the Brewers will have hot dogs and other goodies for fans waiting in line to buy tickets at the Miller Park box office on March first.  As always, those showing up in person will have a chance to buy a limited number of Opening Day seats, which folks will not be able to get if they buy online or by phone.  More information about the Arctic Tailgate is available at


The Brewers looked to their minor league system to find a new grounds manager for Miller Park.  Eddie Warczak, head grounds-keeper for the Class-"A" Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, was named to the Brewers' post today.  He replaces Michael Boettcher, who was promoted to Milwaukee's director of grounds at the end of last season.  That was after the previous director, Justin Scott, left to take a job with the Saint Louis Cardinals.  Meanwhile, the Timber Rattlers hired Jake Hannes to be in charge of the grounds at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton.  Hannes was on the grounds' crew for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field the past two seasons.  He was an intern with the Timber Rattlers back in 2010.


The UW-Parkside men's basketball team is riding high this season.  The Rangers from Kenosha are ranked 20th in the NCAA's Division II -- and they had not lost in 41 days until 10th-ranked Indianapolis beat them last Saturday 82-60.  That ended a 10-game winning streak.  Parkside leads the East Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference at 10-1, with an overall mark of 17-3.  Tonight, they'll face a West Division opponent in William Jewell College.  Jewell is 4-7 in the league, and 8-11 overall. Junior forward Zygimantas Riauka leads Parkside in several categories -- including points with over 16 a game, rebounds with nine, total blocks with 43, and shooting at 64-percent.  The Parkside men have Division-Two's third-best field goal percentage, at almost 53.  Also tonight, the Parkside women will host William Jewell.  The Rangers are 2-9 in the Great Lakes Valley, and 6-13 overall.  They face a Jewell squad which has a seven-game losing streak.  The Cardinals are 3-8 in the league, and 8-and-11 overall.