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Volleyball: No. 7 Wisconsin completes weekend sweep of Ohio State, Maryland in dominant fashion

first_imgThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (20-6, 13-5 Big Ten) won two matches on the road over the weekend.They defeated The Ohio State (12-17, 3-14) in straight sets Friday before doing the same to Maryland (17-13, 8-10) Saturday.The victories pushed the Badgers’ winning streak to four, during which they have secured a season-high of twelve consecutive sets. The streak began last Friday night against Purdue, when Wisconsin came back from down 0–2 to win the match 3–2.Sophomore Dana Rettke once again had a monster weekend, finishing with 24 kills and eight blocks over the two matches. Other key contributors included Madison Duello, who finished with 22 kills and six blocks — including 13 and five against Maryland on Saturday — and Sydney Hilley, who had 45 and 44 assists against OSU and Maryland, respectively.Football: Wisconsin rallies from 14-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Purdue in triple-OT thrillerJonathan Taylor rushed for a career-high 321 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 17-yard game-winner in triple overtime to Read…The Badgers won the match against OSU in straight sets 25–10, 25–14, 25–23. Their offense dominated the first two sets, including eight kills by Rettke in the first set alone.The Buckeyes emerged from the intermission with more energy than the Badgers had seen all night, leading through much of the third set before Wisconsin went on a 4–0 scoring run late to win 25–23.The Badgers finished with a hitting percentage of .432, compared to the measly .134 put up by the Buckeyes. The skilled trio of Duello, Rettke and senior Tionna Williams finished with 35 combined kills.The Badgers then traveled to College Park where they took on the Maryland Terrapins Saturday night. Wisconsin once again won in straight sets, 25–22, 28–26, 25–22. The Terrapins proved to be a steeper challenge than the Buckeyes, pushing the Badgers to the brink of defeat before Wisconsin put together clutch rallies to win each set.Men’s basketball: Badgers take down Houston Baptist in overwhelming fashion 96-59The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team flirted with a 100-point offensive performance as they beat Houston Baptist University 96–59 Read…The match featured 37 ties and 12 lead changes, including a back-and-forth second set that Wisconsin was able to secure 28–26. The Badgers finished with a .254 hitting percentage and held the Terrapins to just .127 in the process.Looking ahead, Wisconsin will finish their regular season with two road games against Rutgers Nov. 23 and No. 7 Penn State Nov. 24 before beginning the NCAA Tournament Nov. 29. Both games can be listened to on 100.9 FM, and the match against Penn State will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more

Local driver takes part in Las Vegas 2019 Spring Fling

first_imgThen on May 10 to the 12, Kowalski will be in Mission, B.C. for a race, where he will be testing his Corvette that ran into some issues during the qualifiers of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Race in Las Vegas.Travelling along with Kowalski for the races, in Boise and Mission, will be Mike Lucas and Matt Dohm.Following those two races, they will be in Fort St. John on May 25 and 26 for the first local race of the season. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dave Kowalski, of Fort St. John, was in Las Vegas from April 16 to the 20 for the 2019 Spring Fling Race.Over 580 entries took part in the Spring Fling for a chance at $1 million.Kowalski says he had a good first few rounds, but then started to get lost once he started to earn some money.- Advertisement -“Went a few rounds but got lost just as it started to pay. One more round and I would have got $300 and then more every round after.”Despite not doing so well in earnings, Kowalksi says his 1970 Chevrolet Nova ran well during the Spring Fling.This Sunday, Kowalski will be flying back to Vegas to pick up his race rig and then will be headed off to Boise, Idaho from May 3 to the 5, with his Nova for the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener at Firebird Raceway.Advertisementlast_img read more