March 7, 2018

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Week of March 5-11, 2018

Sun. Mar. 11
Bowdoin / Hamilton

2018 USA Curling College Championship (playoffs)
Eau Claire Expo Center
5530 Fairview Dr. Eau Claire, WI

Championship Game - results
UW-Stevens Point (8) vs. Univ-Nebraska (3)
Pointers (Abbie Lee, Megan Banaski, Noah Behling, Logan Ebert, Lorenzo Smith) win schools 2nd USA College Curling Championship
Consolation game - Oklahoma (5) vs. Rochester (10)
Bronze - Pennsylvania (1) vs. Yale (7) 
Bronze - Colgate (4) vs. Hamilton (10)
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Univ -Oklahoma
Mass. Inst of Tech
Semifinals: Pennsylvania (4) vs. Nebraska (7): Yale (7) vs. UW-Stevens Point (8): Colgate (5) vs Oklahoma (7): Hamilton (1) vs Rochester (9):
Early Sunday results: Harvard lost to Colgate (9-6) (pool D): Oklahoma downed Mass-Institute of Tech (7-5) (pool B): Hamilton upended Bowdoin (6-3) (pool D): Rochester Institute 6-3 win over Wayne State (pool A).

Schedule / scores

Area boys 👦 basketball 🏀 - State Tournament playoff seeding/ schedule
March 15-17 - Kohl Center, Madison
No area DIV 1-2 teams in Championships
DIV 3 - (#3) Prescott vs. (#2) East Troy - Thur. Mar. 15 -  3:15pm
DIV 4 - (#3) Marathon vs (#2) Clear Lake - Thur. Mar. 15 - 8:15pm:
DIV 5 - (#3) McDonell Central vs. (#2) Deerfield - Thur. Mar. 15 - 10:45am
WWS Scoreboard Central has complete State Tournament schedule and game box scores, published as soon as available for all tournament matches.

The WWS WIAA High School Track and Field HONOR ROLL starts in April, check back weekly to see who's making the grade in area outdoor track and field!

Sat. Mar. 10
WWS pic - Extensive media coverage of Prescott Cardinals / Wisconsin Dells Chiefs boys basketball Sectional Final in Menomonie. The Cards are heading to the D3 State Championships for the 2nd consecutive season with a 86-76 win over the Chiefs! results

WWS Scoreboard Central has complete girls State Championship scores ...check back often.

NCAA - D-III basketball - Sweet Sixteen schedule

Fri. Mar. 9
Eau Claire Curling Club hosts 2018 USA Curling College Championships
Fri. Mar. 9 thru Sunday, Mar. 11  - 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701 - Events held at Eau Claire Expo Center
16 teams invited include Rensselaer Poly Inst, Univ.-Nebraska, Rochester Inst-Tech, Colgate Univ, SUNY Poly Inst, Univ -Oklahom,
Bowdoin  College, St. Norbert College, UW-Stevens Point, Univ.-Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Inst- Tech, Wayne St. College, Harvard Univ, Hamilton College, Yale Univ, UW-Green Bay: 3-game Round Robin format:

NBA - New York Knicks (24-41) 112
@ Milwaukee Bucks (34-31) 120
Knicks f/ Tim Hardaway (4-MI)  team-high 26pts, 7rbs:
Bucks/ f/ Khris Middleton  (5-TX) 11/16, game-high 30pts, 4rbs: f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 28pts, 10rbs:
Team notes: Milwaukee plays at Memphis (18-47) Mon. March 12:

MLB - Cactus League
Oakland Athletics (6-5) 2
@ Milwaukee Brewers  (8-5) 0

NFL - Green Bay Packers host 'Project Play 60' - a free community event to encourage children to get off-the-couch and engage in physical activity - Saturday, March 17th - 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Lambeau Field Atrium / Legends Club in Green Bay, WI.

 Activities planned include wall climbing, bungee trampolines, face painting, inflatables and ninja-style obstacle course. Free admission (and parking) for all participants.

Thur. Mar. 8

WIAA Boys 👦basketball Sectional Semifinals and Girls 👧 State tournament::check WWS Scoreboard Central for complete area schedule/ results:

Wed. Mar. 7
NBA National Basketball Association - Central
Houston Rockets (51-13) (110)
Milwaukee Bucks (34-31) (99)
@ Bradley Center - 7:00pm:
Game highlights: Bucks trail 24-22 after 1st period and 58-46 at break: 38 bench points for Houston.
Rockets g/ James Harden (8-AZ) 8/15, 26pts: g/ Chris Paul (12 -Wake Forest) 17pts, 11rbs, 5ast:
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 30pts, 7rbs:
Blast from the past
1970's UW-Stout  / RIver Falls 
Team notes: Rockets Head Coach Mike D'Antoni (2017-): coached Team Stephen in NBA Olympic All-Star Game. Rockets have won 16 consecutive matches: Houston enjoyed 22-game win streak (2008): LA Lakers 33 game streak (1971-72) remains the standard - ended by the Bucks.
Milwaukee hosts the New York Knicks (24-41) on Friday, Mar. 9:
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In other basketball news: NCAA - Woody Durham, age 76, the voice of North Carolina (Tar Heel) athletics (basketball / football) for forty years, passed away today (3/7) after a battle with progressive aphasia (stroke). Durham, who retired in 2012, will be inducted into the National Sports Media Association's Hall of Fame in June.
Selection Sunday for D-1 Men's basketball is March 11

NCAA D-I wrestling news
2018 Wrestling 💪 Championships
Quicken Loan Arena - Cleveland, OH  - March 15-17
Complete field

Tues.  Mar. 6

Area school closings, delays due to inclement weather
Alma - delayed 2 hours
Alma Center - closed
Arcadia - opening 2 hours late
Augusta - delayed 2 hours 
Baldwin - Woodville - 2 hours late
Bangor - delayed 2 hours 
Barron - closed 
Birchwood - delayed 2 hours
Black River Falls - delayed 2 hours.
Blair-Taylor - 2 hours late:
Boyceville - 2 hours late:
Cameron - closed 
Chetek-Weyerhauser - closed 
Cochrane- Fountain City - delayed 2 hours:
Cumberland - closed 
Durand - Arkansaw - delayed 2 hours:
Eleva-Strum - delayed 2 hours
Elmwood - closed 
Fall Creek - 2 hours late
Flambeau - 2 hour delay
Gilmanton - delayed 2 hours
Glenwood City - delayed 2 hours.
Granton - delayed 2 hours
Holmen - delayed 2 hours:
Independence - opening 2 hours late
Ladysmith - delayed 2 hours.
Melrose - Mindoro - delayed 2 hours
Menomonie - 2 hours late
Mondovi - 2 hours late.
Neillsville - delayed 2 hours
New Auburn - delayed 2 hours
New Lisbon - 2 hour delay
Osseo - Fairchild - 2 hours late
Pepin - delayed 2 hours
Pittsville - delayed 2 hours
Plum City - delayed 2 hours
Rice Lake - closed
River Falls - delayed 2 hours 
Sparta delayed - 2 hours
Spring Valley - 2 hours late
Turtle Lake - delayed 2 hours
West Salem - delayed 2 hours
Westby - 2 hours late
Whitehall - closed 
Winter - delayed 2 hours
Wonewoc - opening 2 hours late

Monday, Mar. 5

Area school early dismissals due to upcoming inclement weather - Mon. Mar. 5
Alma Center, Bangor, Black River Falls, Blair-Taylor, Chetek-Weyerhauser, Cochrane-Fountain City, Durand-Arkansas, Independence, La Crosse, Melrose-Mindoro, Onalaska, Pepin, River Falls, Sparta, Westby
Menomonie Public Library-  closing at 5:00pm

Clocks 🕑 'Spring' 4ward on Sat. Mar. 11.

The 2018 WIAC baseball/ softball composite schedule is posted on the WWS homepage. Illinois Tech (Scarlet Hawks) join the WIAC baseball league this season. The UW-Stout Blue Devils host Tech on Sat. April 21 at Nelson Field, part of a weekend doubleheader series:

WWS Scoreboard Central has WIAA prep basketball tournament schedule for upcoming semifinals.

DIV 3 boys basketball SECTIONAL Final - Saturday, March 10 in Menomonie - 1:00pm; Click here for area boys schedule.

WIAC gymnastics
NCGA gymnastics Championships -
Gustavus Adolphus College
West Regional competition - St Peter, MN
Shaquilla Payne
UW-Stout Blue Devil Shaquilla Payne (Fr.-Tallahassee/FL) wins WIAC vault title, tying school record with a score of  9.80 at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday (3/4) also earning All-Conference honors. WWS  file pic

The vault score ties the Blue Devil all-time mark previously set by Kaylee Jondahl (2016). Complete meet results

The NCGA D-III Team and All-Around Championships are being held at Springfield, Mass. on Friday, March 23, with individual events scheduled for Saturday, March 24.
WIAC women's  👩 hockey
UW-Eau Claire Blugolds (18-6-4) face at-large Gustavus Adolphus (20-3-4) in D-III tournament on Friday, Mar. 9 in 1st round of playoffs at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St Paul, MN.
Updated 3/11: The 'Golds were upended 3-2 by Hamline (Pipers) in the 2nd round on Saturday after winning in OT (3-2) over the Gusties on Friday.

NBA National Basketball Association
Milwaukee Bucks (34-29) (89)
Indiana Pacers (36-27) (92)
Game notes: Indianapolis, IN - 6:00pm: Milwaukee up 46-44 at break: 21-4 Pacers 3rd period run (64-50):
Bucks f/ Giannis Antetokounmpo (5-GR) 18pts, 12rbs
 Pacers f/ Bojan Bogdagnovic (3-Who knows?) 9/13 shooting, game-high 29pts: g/ Victor Oladipo (4/IND) 19pts, 10rbs:

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