May 7, 2018

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WestWisconsinSports (WWS) news
Local, statewide and national sports news
Week of May 7-13, 2018
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The WWS High School Track and Field Honor Roll is posted on the homepage. Check back weekly to see who's making the grade. *Rankings based on results received.

WWS Scoreboard Central is your one-stop source for WIAA and WIAC softball, baseball and recent track and field results.

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Sun. May 13 -  Mothers Day
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Mon. May 7
Today in sports history: 5/7/1917 - Boston Red Sox defeat Washington Senators 1-0; Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth (1895-1948) vs Senators pitcher Walter 'Big Train' Johnson (1887-1946). Johnson tossed 110 shutouts in his career (1907-27) winning 417 games, one of 5 players  (the Immortals) selected to the 1st Baseball Hall of Fame (1936).
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NBA - Milwaukee Bucks looking for a new head coach  - with interim coach Joe Prunty in the running.
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Tues. May 8
WIAA baseball
Catch the Eau Claire North Huskies  / Altoona Railroaders baseball game on westwisconsinpbp.com starting at 5:00pm:
WIAA softball scores: Eau Claire-Regis 2, Altoona 1
In other local sports news: Billy Noss (1939-2018) -  Special Olympian, honorary EC Police officer, volunteer and longtime fixture at many Eau Claire sporting events passed away. Billy always had a smile for everyone - whether chasing foul balls or directing traffic - and will be missed. He was 78 years old.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00am at Carson Park.. All are welcome to attend.
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Wed. May 9
WIAA baseball scores   - BIG Rivers Conference- Menomonie Mustangs (6) @ Rice Lake Warriors (8): Chippewa Falls (2) @ Eau Claire North (5):
Today in sports history - 5/9/1961 - Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile (Born 1934-present) hits two grand slams (nine RBI) versus Minnesota Twins. Gentile, a 6X All-Star and member of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame, recorded 179 HR and 549 RBI in his MLB career (1957-66).
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Thur. May 10
WIAA baseball - BIG Rivers Conference - Eau Claire North @ Chippewa Falls  - 5:00pm
 Hudson Raiders @ Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes: catch all the action on westwisconsinpbp.com starting at 5:00pm:
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Fri. May 11
WIAC softball - Regionals -Whitewater, WI - rescheduled (5/12)
Trine Thunder (37-10) (2) vs. Coe College Kohawks (26-12) (12) - 12:00pm:
Team notes: Thunder enjoyed 19-game win streak to start the season. Kohawks at-large invitee.
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Benedictine Eagles (30-13) (5) vs. UW-Whitewater Warhawks (6)  (25-11-1) - 2:30pm: rescheduled for Saturday (5/12).
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St Paul MN -  Regionals
UW-Oshkosh Titans (25-14) (3) @ St Thomas Tommies (36-6) (7)  - 11:00am:
Titans defeated Central (IA) 5-2 on Thursday (5/10). Central wins 2-0 over Titans in elimination round on Friday. Congratulations to UW-Oshkosh team and Head Coach Scott Beyer for another fantastic softball season! Much future success to 4 departing Seniors!
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Sat. May 12
7th annual 'Get it Dunn' 5K and 1/2 Marathon🎽 🏃 - Menomonie
Individual 5k $40.00 -  1/2 Marathon $70.00
Prizes for top finishers, sponsored by non-profit Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.). website
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