The UW-Eau Claire wrestling team dropped a 34-3 decision to top-ranked Augsburg on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis. The Blugolds’ lone win came when Tyler Burt knocked off former Spring Valley state champion Ethan Hofacker 5-2 in the heavyweight match.
MELBOURNE, Australia — After snuffing out local hopes for yet another Australian Open, Grigor Dimitrov huddled with Nick Kyrgios at the net and the pair exchanged encouraging words. It was Kyrgios, having just lost 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the fourth round in a typically tempestuous performance, who left No. 3-ranked Dimitrov with this message: “Believe.” Dimitrov has never won a major, coming closest here last year before losing a semifinal to Rafael Nadal in
CHICAGO — The emotions of losing a friend earlier in the day left Tony Granato not wanting to coach a hockey game Sunday. He thanked his University of Wisconsin players after a comprehensive 5-0 victory over No. 1 Notre Dame at the United Center for doing the heavy lifting while he and his associate head coaches had heavy hearts. Granato’s former Badgers teammate, John Johannson, who was due to be general manager of the U.S. Olympic team that Granato will coach next month, died
Max Savaloja and Ben Zacho scored less than a minute apart in the third period to help lift No. 4 Eau Claire Memorial past No. 2 Wausau West 6-3 in the championship game of West’s home tournament in boys hockey action Saturday in Wausau. Senior Trevor Hudecek made 39 saves in net for the Old Abes, who were outshot 42-23. The win was Memorial’s second of the season against the Warriors, who lost 4-1 at Hobbs Ice Center in the season opener. Zacho’s tally was the second of
Boys Hockey NONCONFERENCE MEMORIAL 6, WAUSAU WEST 3 Memorial 2 1 3 — 6 Wausau West 1 2 0 — 3 First Period: 1, Wausau West, Dayne Hagedorn (Carson Marquardt), 4:57; 2, Memorial, Ben Zacho (Kaden Kohlhepp, Brenden Olson), 10:28; 3, Memorial, Josh Berg (Carter Ottum, Joe Free), 11:25. Second Period: 4, Wausau West, John Prokop (Marc Sippel), :27; 5, Memorial, Kohlhepp (Zacho), 4:03 (pp); 6, Wausau West, Cade Lemmer (Prokop, Sippel), 14:48. Third Period: 7, Memorial, Max
Courtney Wittig scored 15 minutes, 53 seconds into the third period to give UW-Eau Claire a 2-2 tie with UW-Superior in WIAC women’s hockey action Saturday night at Hobbs Ice Center. The Blugolds trailed 2-0 before Mariah Czech scored with 13 seconds left in the second period. Wittig completed the comeback in the final five minutes of regulation. Erin Connolly made 13 saves for the Blugolds.
SUNDAY, JAN. 21 College Wrestling: UW-Eau Claire at Augsburg (Minn.), 3 p.m. MONDAY, JAN. 22 Prep Boys basketball: Menomonie at Medford, 7:15 p.m.; River Falls at Baldwin-Woodville, 7:15 p.m.; Abbotsford at Cadott, 7:15 p.m.; Fall Creek at Augusta, 7:15 p.m.; Durand at St. Croix Central, 7:15 p.m.; Prescott at Elk Mound, 7:15 p.m.; Alma/Pepin at Mondovi, 7:15 p.m.; Immanuel Lutheran at Eleva-Strum, 7:30 p.m.; Gilmanton at Whitehall, 7:30 p.m.; Flambeau at Gilman, 7:15 p.m.; New Auburn at
MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Pineda is hard to miss, even when he’s not throwing 95 mph fastballs. The Minnesota Twins won’t witness any of those heaters for a while, but they’re still pleased to have the 6-foot-7 right-hander in-house until he’s ready. Pineda was introduced to his new fans at Twins Fest on Saturday after agreeing to a $10 million, two-year deal last month, though he’s still recovering from Tommy John surgery and is unlikely to pitch again until at
UW-Oshkosh still has UW-Eau Claire’s number. Despite 13 points and nine rebounds from sophomore forward Anna Graaskamp, the Blugolds fell to the 15th-ranked Titans 70-59 on Saturday afternoon in WIAC women’s basketball action at Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh. It was the sixth consecutive victory for the Titans (14-2, 4-2) over the Blugolds (12-5, 4-2). Eliza Campbell led UW-Oshkosh with 15 points and eight rebounds. Jaimee Pitt had 13 points and four rebounds for the Titans, who
UW-Eau Claire had been there before. Too many times for the Blugolds’ liking. Hanging around, down eight in the second half against a good WIAC team. They’d just never been able to come all the way back — until Saturday. Snakebit UW-Eau Claire picked up a much-needed victory, rallying from a 13-point second-half deficit to topple No. 6 UW-Oshkosh 60-57 on Ken Anderson Court in Zorn Arena. “This is huge,” freshman forward Clay Kujawa said. “We needed to get