February 27, 2017
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Central's Jack Schroeder and Christian Life Noah Nichter go for the ball during Tuesday night's game. ( KENOSHA NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN POIRIER )

Central soars over Christian Life


Four boys scored at least eight points to lead the Central boys basketball team to a 68-38 non-conference victory against Christian Life on Tuesday.

Joey Gilliland had a team-high 14 points and made all four free-throw attempts for the Falcons, who improved to 11-5.

Teammates Lucas Graveley added 13 points, Cooper Brinkman ended with nine and Dylan Anderson contributed eight.

Boys roundup: Fast start propels St. Joseph by BCC

A huge first half proved to be more than enough for the St. Joseph boys basketball team on Tuesday.

The Lancers raced out to a 29-12 lead over visiting Burlington Catholic Central on Tuesday night and never looked back in a 54-40 Metro Classic Conference victory.

Indian Trail gets back in the win column



Indian Trail boys basketball coach Al Anderson’s pillow apparently received a break from some serious tossing and turning on Tuesday night.

Koker leads Pacers past Panthers


Chelby Koker matched her season high with 38 points and nearly had a triple-double in leading the Shoreland girls basketball team to a 67-57 victory over visiting Wilmot on Tuesday.

Koker, who also had 38 points in a season-opening victory over Racine Case, added 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Pacers (8-8).

Girls roundup: Cooks scores 40 as Lancers top Toppers


Add another item to Sidney Cooks’ resume: a 40-point game.

The St. Joseph girls basketball player scored a career-high 40 points Tuesday to lead the Lancers to a 67-50 win at Burlington Catholic Central.

Hawks, Newman up to the challenge


It was midnight, and Indian Trail senior forward Evan Newman was thinking about the Hawks’ matchup with the St. Joseph boys basketball team the following night.

Specifically, he was awake because of St. Joseph star senior point guard DeAndre Johns, the school’s all-time leading scorer and a nightmare for opposing defenses.

Wilmot finds its spark


All great players have the ability to carry their team on their back, to give it a spark when it desperately needs it.

Latrell Glass — with plenty of help from his teammates — certainly did that for the Wilmot boys Thursday night.

Cooks sets Lancers’ all-time scoring mark

Sidney Cooks is nothing if not extremely confident.

So when the St. Joseph girls basketball standout learned that she needed 63 points to break the school’s all-time girls scoring record going into this week’s three-day Christine Rathke Memorial Tournament at Franklin, she figured it was no sweat.

Indian Trail falls in Cedarburg tilt

Megan Maraccini hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points, while Gwen Johnson scored 14, but the Indian Trail girls basketball team succumbed to Cedarburg, 80-62, in the Cedarburg Christmas Tournament on Monday night.

Bryanna Perez and Abby McGrain each added seven points for the Hawks (2-5).

Tremper girls pull away to top Indian Trail


It has been an up-and-down opening few weeks for Tremper’s girls basketball team and Friday’s 61-47 victory over host Indian Trail showcased some of the Trojans’ early-season troubles.

After scoring just 21 points in the first half, Tremper (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Southeast Conference) erupted for 40 second-half points to put away the pesky Hawks (2-3, 0-2).

ITA boys hold off Tremper

A near-capacity crowd at Indian Trail’s gymnasium got their money’s worth while witnessing the Hawks’ Southeast Conference clash with visiting Tremper on Friday.

The Hawks held on for a 79-78 victory despite the Trojans having a pair of opportunities to steal the win bounce off the rim in the closing seconds.

Johns sets a new mark



Few people, if any, would disagree that Nick Van Exel is the greatest boys basketball player in St. Joseph history, if not all of Kenosha County.

Sports: Another big day for Gordon

Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon was productive (again!) for the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

The running back out of Wisconsin rushed for 84 yards and scored touchdown in the Chargers home loss to Tampa Bay.

Sports: McKay steps down at Indian Trail


Mike McKay stepped down as Indian Trail football coach to take a job in Illinois, the school announced on Friday.

For details, pick up Saturday’s News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Indian Trail hangs tight with Racine Park before falling


You are what your record is.

That’s a common expression applied to sports teams, but in the case of the Indian Trail boys basketball team it’s also misleading.

Red Devils absorb 24-point loss to Oak Creek

OAK CREEK — Chalk this one up as a loss to learn from.

After opening the season with an 82-76 overtime victory against Waukesha North on Monday, the Bradford boys basketball team began Southeast Conference play with a 57-33 drubbing at Oak Creek on Friday.

Tremper diver Spencer seeks repeat state title


Tremper junior Brandon Spencer will try to become just the third diver to repeat as WIAA Division-1 state champion since 1982, and there are at least two reasons why he could.

Two days after winning state, Spencer joined the club team at Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer and knows he improved as a result.

McKay steps down as Indian Trail football coach


For the first time in program history, the Indian Trail football team will have a head coach other than Mike McKay.

McKay, who’s guided the program since its inception in 2010, resigned from the position, the school announced in a press release on Friday.

Sophomore Deates looking to emerge for Bradford wrestlers


It’s not tough to get a bit lost in the shadows of a talented teammate like Bradford graduate Oscar Ramos, who closed his stellar high school wrestling career last season with a second-place finish at the WIAA Division-1 State Tournament.

But after a sixth-place finish of his own, Bradford sophomore Jake Deates is ready to emerge this season. And longtime Red Devils coach Jerril Grover feels Deates has what it takes to make that happen.

Whitnall too much for Central in boys basketball

GREENFIELD — This was not the start James Hyllberg envisioned.

The Central boys basketball coach knows Whitnall, led by University of Wisconsin recruit Tyler Herro, is very good again after reaching the WIAA Division-2 state semifinals last season.

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