Tessa Dachel had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and four RBIs to lead UW-Eau Claire to an 8-2 win over St. Mary’s in the first game of a nonconference softball doubleheader on Tuesday in Eau Claire. St. Mary’s took the second game 4-3. Catcher Abbey Place was 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the win for the Blugolds. Dachel, a Chippewa Falls grad, drove in two more runs in the nightcap. UW-Stout 5-9, UW-River Falls 3-1: Kaylee Francois had five hits and scored five runs on the
Brian Sandifer’s always dreamed of a shot at playing professional football. That path has had zigs, zags and plot twists. It also had seven years of wondering if he’d ever get that opportunity. Now — in his late 20s — Sandifer, who finished up his eligibility as a wide receiver last fall at UW-Stout, is back on the trail. The physical 6-foot-4, 215-pound target has made himself visible to scouts from the NFL, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League since
Kayonna Lee is a coach’s dream defensively. Especially if she’s the anchor in the middle of a zone. At 6-feet tall, Lee is quick enough to step out on the perimeter and irritate a guard at the top of the key. She’s also strong enough on the block to square up a taller post player and move her away from the basket. “We just got into a habit of switching everything,” Central Missouri coach Dave Slifer said. “She’d put enough ball pressure on
A pair of UW-Eau Claire track and field athletes earned WIAC athlete of the week honors on Tuesday. Senior Sarah Glidden was the women’s track athlete of the week after winning the 400-meter hurdles in 1 minutes, 0.68 seconds on Thursday at the UW-Platteville Invite. That set a school record and is the quickest time in the nation this year. Glidden also anchored the winning 1,600 relay in her first time running the event. Senior David Kornack was the men’s field athlete of the
The UW-Eau Claire football team will take on St. Norbert under the lights in its home opener on Sept. 8. The Blugolds, who finished 1-9 last season, released their 2018 schedule on Thursday. The teams last played in 2007, a 24-20 win for UW-Eau Claire. The teams last faced off at Carson Park in 1980. The home opener is sandwiched between nonconference road tests against Loras on Sept. 1 in Dubuque, Iowa, and St. Thomas on Sept. 22 in St. Paul. The Blugolds have never faced Loras. The game
UW-Eau Claire track and field coach Chip Schneider spent much of Tuesday afternoon clearing the track on upper campus with a shovel. With temeperatues flirting with 40 degrees and the sun shining, it was time to get outside. Still, those aren’t ideal conditions to hit top times. Especially with a wind coming in. So when Sarah Glidden, his senior multi star fresh off a national championship during the indoor season, lined up for her last 300-meter interval, he wasn’t expecting her
St. Thomas freshman Catherine Lindsay, an Eau Claire Memorial grad, was named the MIAC women’s tennis athlete of the week on Tuesday. Lindsay went unbeaten in five matches on the Tommies’ spring break trip. She is 25-0 on the season playing at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and No. 3 doubles and has yet to drop a set.
UW-Stout announced the three finalists for its vacant women’s basketball coaching position Monday. Vying to succeed Mark Thomas are McKendree University coach Holly Spoo, UW-Green Bay director of player development of women’s basketball Hannah Iverson and North Dakota State assistant coach Nate Oakland. New Richmond native Spoo has experience at the Division I, II and III levels. She’s currently an assistant at DII McKendree. She previously was an assistant at DI Southern
There’s a lot going on in my head right now. A lot of things I’d like to say. A lot of memories I’d like to share. A lot of games I’d like to reminisce about. But the one thing I can’t conjure up is how to say goodbye. Today is my last day as sports editor of the Leader-Telegram. After 12 years, I’m moving on and closing the book on what’s been a wonderful chapter in my life. It’s hard for me to put into words what this newspaper and this
MONDAY, APRIL 2 Prep Baseball: Hayward at Osseo-Fairchild, 5 p.m. Track and field: Durand at Mondovi Indoor Invite at St. Mary’s in Winona, 4 p.m.