SOFTBALL Dairyland Augusta 17, Eleva-Strum 4 Augusta 813 23 — 17 4 3 Eleva-Strum 101 11 — 4 4 5 WP: Hannah King (5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K). LP: Brianna Nelson (5 IP, 4 H, 17 R, 6 R, 17 BB, 4 K). Leading hitters — Augusta: Jessa Weiss 1x1 (2B), Aiza Larson 2x4. Records: Augusta 1-0, 1-0; Eleva-Strum 0-1, 0-1.
ATLANTA — With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament run. Townes scored 18 points, including the key 3-pointer, to lead Loyola to a 69-68 win over Nevada in Thursday night’s NCAA South Regional semifinal. “I think Marcus Townes is the best player on the court tonight,” Loyola guard Clayton Custer said. “I
UW-Eau Claire senior forward Colton Wolter signed with the Mississippi RiverKings of the Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday. Wolter had a team-high 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists to earn first-team All-WIAC honors as a senior. He signed an Amateur Try-Out Agreement with the RiverKings. AHMAN ALL-AMERICAN: UW-Stout junior defenseman Mathias Ahman was named a Division III second-team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association and CCM. Ahman had 11 goals and 11
FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Prep Softball: Chippewa Falls vs. North Allegheny, 8 a.m. at Orlando, Fla.; Medford at Thorp, 4:30 p.m. College Gymnastics: NGCA nationals at Springfield, Mass. Softball: UW-Eau Claire vs. Calvin (Mich.), 8 a.m., UW-Eau Claire vs. D’Youville (N.Y.), 10:30 a.m. at Clermont, Fla. Swimming and diving: NCAA Division III national championships at Indianapolis. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Prep Track and field: Immanuel Lutheran, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Cadott, Colfax, Elk
Player of the year: Sydnee Roby, 6-4, jr., Milwaukee King. Coach of the year: Dave Donarski, La Crosse Aquinas. FIRST TEAM Sydney Hilliard, 5-11 jr., Monroe; Sydney Levy, 5-8, sr., Appleton North; Hailey Oskey, 5-10, sr., Seymour; Sydnee Roby, 6-4, jr., Milwaukee King (unanimous); Shemera Williams, 5-9, jr., Milwaukee Academy of Science. SECOND TEAM Kari Brekke, 5-5, sr., Appleton North; Lexi Donarski, 5-10, so., La Crosse Aquinas; Caitlyn Harper, 6-1, sr., Arrowhead; Erin Howard, 6-2, sr.,
Sydnee Roby isn’t much of a rah-rah type. Her play does the talking. “On the court, she’s just always been a workhorse,” Milwaukee King coach Craig Machut said. “I have a job to do. I’m going to do it.” This year the Milwaukee King junior did it better than any player in the state. A 6-foot-4 center, Roby averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game and not only earned her second straight first-team all-state selection from the Associated
FIRST TEAM Forwards — Abigail Stow, ECA Stars; Ava Kison, ECA Stars; Hadley Malcolmson, Brookfield Glacier; Maggy Henschler, Rock County Fury; Markie Ash, Wisconsin Valley Union; Alyssa Heim, Fond du Lac Warbirds. Defense — Anna Wilgren, Hudson; Charlotte Akervik, ECA Stars; Mia Dunning, Bay Area; Lisa Kramer, Appleton United. Goalies — Cassie Schultz, Hudson; McKaylie Buescher, Rock County Fury. SECOND TEAM Forwards — Kamryn Jacobs, St. Croix Valley
FIRST TEAM Goalie: Cassie Schultz, sr., Hudson. Defense: Anna Wilgren, sr., Hudson; Charlotte Akervik, jr., ECA Stars. Forwards: Abigail Stow, sr., ECA Stars; Ava Kison, jr., ECA Stars; Kamryn Jacobs, sr., St. Croix Valley Fusion. SECOND TEAM Goalie: Haley Frank, so., Chippewa Falls/Menomonie. Defense: Brooklynn Arbs, sr., ECA Stars; Molly Schuett, sr., Hudson. Forwards: Sydney Hendricks, jr., Hudson; Kaylee Frenette, sr., Chippewa Falls/Menomonie; Lexie Nelson, sr., Hudson. HONORABLE
UW-Eau Claire’s Collin Miller became an All-American for the first time Wednesday when he took fourth place in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Division III national championships in Indianapolis. Miller swam the 200 IM in 1 minute, 48.43 seconds. The Blugolds’ Dylan Glumac-Berberich finished 17th in diving with a score of 412.50. SOFTBALL: UW-Eau Claire picked up two wins at the PFX Games in Clermont, Fla., beating Buffalo State 11-5 and topping Benedictine 4-3.
LOS ANGELES — Robert Williams is a living, breathing, windmill-dunking advertisement for the upside of staying in school. The Texas A&M big man with the 7-foot-5 wingspan clearly had all the physical tools to be a solid pro prospect last spring, and he could have followed dozens of major talents by spending what would have been their sophomore collegiate seasons on an NBA bench or in the G League. But instead of taking a chance on being a first-round pick after a solid-if-not-