February 14, 2018

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Local area, Statewide and National sports news
Week of February 12-18, 2018

Sunday, Feb. 18

NBA National Basketball Association
67th Annual All-Star Game
Team LeBron (148)
 vs. Team Stephen (145)
Game notes: Staples Centre, Los Angeles - 7:00pm
- Team LeBron starters
f/ LeBron James (Cleveland) game-high 29pts, 10rbs, 8ast =All-Star MVP: f/ Kevin Durant (Golden State) 19pts: c/ Anthony Davis (New Orleans) 12pts: g/ Russell Westbrook (Okla) 11pts, 8rbs: g/ Kyrie Irving (Boston) 13pts, 9ast:
- Team Stephen starters
f/ DeMar DeRozan (Toronto) team-high 21pts: f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) 16pts, 7rbs: c/ Joel Embiid (Philadeplhia) 19pts, 8rbs: g/ James Harden (Houston) 12pts, 7rbs, 8ast: g/ Stephen Curry (Golden State) 11pts, 6rbs:

Monday, Feb. 12
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
Women's ski-jumping, speed skating, figure skating, M/W biathlon, Women's / men's half-pipe snowboarding (finals/qualifiers):
USA Chloe Kim (Torrance/CA), age 17, (98.25-Gold): Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs/CO), age 22, (85.75- Bronze): Kelly Clark, (5th Olympics) age 34, (scored 63.5 on Sunday-11th place) 83.50 in finals = 4th place.

(WWS pic - Olympic-style curling at Lake Menomin Saturday)

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics

WIAA girls basketball playoff pairings are posted.

(WWS pics - Marshfield Tigers team and Head Coach Heidi Michaelis - Ahead 23-29 at the break, the visiting Tigers go on to a 71-64 non-conference win over the Mustangs at The Barn in Menomonie -2/13/18)

← #22 Mustang w/ Tyra Boettcher (Sr.-Menomonie/):
 #44 Tiger f/g Jenna Jakobi  (Jr.-Marshfield):
The Tigers bring their own media personnel to broadcast the play-by-play and provide color commentary →
DIV II - Menomonie Sectional - (#9) New Richmond at (#8) River Falls - Tuesday, Feb. 20

WIAA boys basketball schedule/ scores: McDonell Central (10-8) boys squad faces Eau Claire-Regis (14-5) at Regis High School: catch all the action on WOGO AM680 / 103.1FM: pregame at 6:55pm
 WIAA Wrestling results - DI Sectionals  (#7) Marshfield 41, (# 5) Hudson 36
Marshfield Tigers win team Sectional finals; compete at State for 1st time since 2003.-

WIAA football news
RB/ Ethan Ritger #5 (Sr.-Fall Creek/WI) selected to play in WFCA Small-School All-Star game on Saturday, July 21 at Titan Stadium - Oshkosh (1:30pm). Ritger holds the Cricket school record - rushing yards in a game, 325 (9/2017). Click here 2018 All-Star Game School assignments

Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
USA's Shaun White, age 31, Australia's Scotty James and Japan's Ayumu Hirano compete in men's half-pipe snowboarding finals: White scored 98.50 in the qualifiers (2nd run) early Tuesday; later Shaun completed two 1440's and a 1260 (97.75) winning 3rd career Gold medal.

NBA- National Basketball Association
Atlanta Hawks (18-40) (92)
@ Milwaukee Bucks (32-24) (97)
- Bradley Center - 7:00pm: WMEQ AM880 -6:40 pregame-
Game highlights: Hawks g/ Dennis Schroder (5-GER)  team-high 18pts, 3rbs, 4ast:
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 15pts, 15rbs; f/ Khris Middleton (5-TX) 21pts, 7rbs:

In other Wisc basketball news: Former Eau Claire-Regis Ramblers girls basketball Head Coach, Jim Negrini, passed away on Saturday (2/10) at 78 years of age.

Negrini, a member of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association WBCA Hall of Fame, compiled a 210-61 career record, winning 6 conference Championships with 2 State titles, also mentoring the Ramblers to a Sectional title in 2014. He retired from coaching in 2015.

Evergreen Funeral Home will be holding a 'Celebration of Life' event at 11:00am on Sat. Feb. 17 -  visitation 5:00pm -7:00pm. Thoughts and prayers to Coach Negrini's family and friends.

MLB - free agent RHP/ Yu Darvish, age 31, inked 6-yr. 126M deal with the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Not too shabby of a contract for Darvish, who lost both games he pitched in the 2017 World Series (LA Dodgers), allowing 8 runs, including Game 7: five earned runs in 2 innings of work. The Houston Astros win Game 7, 5-1, and the series.

YU has been one of the biggest names in baseball (career 56-42, 3.42 ERA) with over 1,000k's. Milwaukee will see Darvish many times over the course of a season because, unfortunately, he is now a Brewers division rival.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
Don't forget your sweetie..on Valentines Day💚

MLB - Milwaukee Brewers - Spring training begins today with catchers / pitchers arriving at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ, marking the start of the 2018 baseball season.
American and National League Baseball Prospectus → predictions
National news
WWS offers comforting thoughts and healing prayers to the survivors of tragic, senseless school shooting that occurred in Broward County Florida Wed. morning.

Updated 2/16: The 17 deceased include football coach's Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and athletic director Chris Hixon. The deranged, ex-student responsible for the massacre, Nikolas Cruz, age 19, is thankfully in law-enforcement custody; facing federal charges, Cruz could receive the death penalty.

There are no words that can bring these heroes back, discover real Peace on Earth in the WORD!
→ John 3:16

Thursday, Feb. 15
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
- Alpine Skiing - Women's giant slalom - TEAM USA Mikaela Shiffrin, age 22, wins GOLD Medal
Plenty of local sports action on the slate today including high school girls/ boys basketball and ice hockey playoffs with #8 seed Sparta playing #1 Hudson Raiders at the John Gornick Arena; face off time is 7:00pm. The #6 seed Menomonie Mustangs take on #3 seed New Richmond Tigers at the New Richmond Sports Center. WWS has complete area hockey playoff schedule and results.
NBA National Basketball Association
Denver Nuggets (32-26) (134)
@ Milwaukee Bucks (32-25) (123)
Game notes: Bradley Center - 7:00pm:
Game highlights: No joke - 2 triple-doubles:(6) Nuggets finish in double-figures:
Nugget c/ Nikola Jokic (2-Serbia) 11/14 shooting, team-high 30pts, 15rbs, 17ast: g/ Jamal Murray (1-KY) 9/12 shooting, 26pts, 5rbs:
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 14/21 shooting, game-high 36pts, 11rbs, 13ast:
Sports history... NBA -2/15/2006 -  f/ Paul Pierce drafted 1st round (1998) #10 overall (Boston Celtics) scores 51 points in loss against Cleveland Cavaliers. Pierce scored his 20,000th career point on a free throw (against Milw-11/3/10) retiring last season after a 19-year pro career.

MLB  - Milwaukee Brewers -  ink LHP/ Wade Miley, age 31,  (career 66-74, 4.38 ERA) to a minor league deal with incentives, if he can make the club roster. The Crew has been one of  the busiest organizations in baseball this preseason...let's pray it pans out with a post-season appearance.

Sports history.. MLB - 2/15/1990
 32-day Spring training lock-out by owners begins, with issues centering around player free agency, arbitration and revenue sharing.

Friday, Feb. 16
WIAA prep basketball

WWS pic - Rice Lake Lady Warriors take 30-18 halftime advantage at the Barn in Menomonie Friday night, upending Lady Mustangs 62-43  (2/16).  #14 Grace Forsberg (Fr.- Rice Lake/WI) →

WIAA girls basketball 2018 playoff pairings.

--Media schedule - Boys basketball
Cadott (11-7) (57) @ McDonell Central (10-9) (74) WOGO 103.1FM -
Boyceville (5-13) (55) @ Durand (15-4) (72)  WNDR 1430AM -

WWS Scoreboard Central has complete prep basketball 10 conference schedule/ results

Boys ice hockey: Div. 1, Sect. 2 - Regional playoff with (#2) Eau Claire-North hosting (#7) Rice Lake at the Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire: face-off time is 7:30pm: Scoreless 1st period. Warriors score 1st in 2nd (Sam Bliese): Huskies answer (Joe Koller):

← Huskies f/ Sam Stange #9 (Jr.-EC) 2 goals: North wins - Final score 4-3.
The Huskies play (#3) Chippewa Falls on Tuesday, Feb 20th at Chippewa Ice Arena;

WIAC Women's Gymnastics - Meet
UW-Stout (3-4) 186.350
vs UW-La Crosse (5-0) 187.500
Johnson Fieldhouse - Menomonie - 6:00pm:
WWS file pic Blue Devil all-around gymnast MacKenzie Nicholson (So.-Wheaton/IL) →
Blue Devils Senior night - Fun for all ages. Face painting, poster coloring, hula-hoop contest..much more:

(WWS video - Blue Devil MacKenzie Nicholson - uneven bars - Johnson Fieldhouse - 2/16/18)

NBA National Basketball Association
Olympics All-Star Game
Team World (155)
vs. Team USA (124)
Game notes: Staples Center, Los Angeles - 8:00pm:
Game highlights:World leads 78-59 at break:
World f/ Buddy Hield (Sacramento Kings) team-high 29pts, 3rbs:
USA c/  Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) game-high 35pts, 10rbs
Sports history: 8/26/2016  - Summer Olympics - Team USA men's basketball defeats Serbia 96-66 to win the Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro. Golden State Warrior f/ Kevin Durant (11-TX) scores a game-high 30pts for Team USA.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
Women's 12.5K Biathlon - Anastasiya Kuzmina (Slovia) -Gold Medal (35:23.0)
WIAC men's basketball

#19 UW-Stevens Point (11-2, 17-7) plays UW-Eau Claire  (3-10, 11-13) - Zorn Arena  -5:00pm: Blugolds win 55-54 on g/ George Diekelman (Sr.-Stevens Point/WI) buzzer-beater!

UW-Stout (2-11, 8-16) hosts #14 UW-Oshkosh  (8-5, 18-6) - Johnson Fieldhouse: tip-off time is 3:00pm: Titans convert WIAC record (21) 3-point plays in 91-70 road-win.
WIAC men's Indoor Track and Field season wraps up with the UW-Stevens Point 'Mad Dawg' Invite Saturday, Feb 17; check back to WWS for results, published as available.

WIAC Indoor Championships held on Fri-Sat, Feb. 23-24 in Stevens Point:
2018 NCAA D-III Championships -  Fri-Sat. March 8-9, Birmingham, Alabama

Outdoor area WIAC track and field events begin Friday, March 16th.

Check back to WWS for the High School Track / Field HONOR ROLL spotlighting the top area performing student /athletes

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