St. Louis hosted the opener for the Lady Cardinal’s basketball season. We were able to get both wins over the St. Lawrence Lady Panthers last night.The 7th Grade Lady Cards won with a score of 43-10. We started the game off strong and held it for the remainder of the game also. Scoring for us were Claire Saner and Catherine Streator both with 10pts each, Izza Wonnell with 9, Ava Owens with 4, and Lilly Schebler, Rhea Miller, Sadie Wachsmann, Madison Wanstrath, and Kate Weber all with 2pts each. Lea Cossentino and Izzi Price both brought in some defense for us during the game. Ladies you did a great job! They now hold strong at 1-1 in the season.The 8th Grade Lady Cardinals had a final score of 22-14. This was a close game overall. Scoring for the Lady Cards were Megan Bauer with 10pts, and Claire Saner and Catherine Streator with 6pts each. Haley Geisen, Summer Ratcliffe, and Anna Wanstrath may not have put up points but were huge defensively. Stealing the ball numerous times each and rebounding the ball. Nice job ladies they are at a 1-1 season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.
Hall of Fame columnist, Badger alum and occasional University of Wisconsin professor Len Shapiro utilizes a rolodex of maxims when teaching his sports journalism course, and in my final column for the Badger Herald, one in particular comes to mind.“You will be rewarded for showing up.”Now, Shapiro was making the point that a good journalist will always make the extra phone call, drive 50 minutes to see the high school game and in general just not take the easy way out. Good solid advice for any career, really.But it might apply to Wisconsin students even more prominently.As any good SOAR leader will tell you, this university and city has just about anything that an incoming freshman would like to try. We have three revenue sports at the top of their game, a plethora of clubs for all interests and, yes, two daily student newspapers.**Mandatory pitch on behalf of the BH: This place really is awesome. I am trying to avoid the heartfelt farewell column that you, the reader, don’t really care about. But seriously, if you have any interest in writing, expressing your opinion or just generally pissing people off, come to the Herald. You will not regret it. I love you guys.All you have to do is show up. Several examples from this year alone prove it.For the Ohio State football game, tickets were being sold online for $300-$400. It was enough to pay for a student’s entire season ticket package.Theoretically, I can understand the temptation to cash in one game to pay for the rest.Practically, those who sold their OSU tickets are abject morons.From the very first kickoff – bless you David Gilreath, you finally brought one back – to the rushing of the field, it was the most exciting UW sporting event since … well … ever. No one in attendance will ever be a part of 80,000 people simultaneously enjoying that same level of euphoria ever again.Unless you are one of the vultures buying tickets solely to sell them – dare I make a “Worst People On Campus Joke Here”? – what was the point of buying season tickets if not hoping for just a chance to be a part of a moment like that.And all you had to do was show up.For basketball, the story repeated itself. The No. 1 undefeated Buckeyes came to town, and scalping prices skyrocketed. For those who missed the game, all Jordan Taylor did was submit THE greatest performance of a Badger basketball player ever. And I mean ever-ever.If there is anything to learn from Ohio State besides the jersey-to-tattoo monetary scale, it is just come to the damn game. In 10 years I will still remember taking down No. 1 Ohio State twice. I wonder if the scalpers will remember the cheap beer they bought with their haul?The tour guide speeches of limitless opportunity don’t lie when it comes to Wisconsin. Be it snow days, protests, the Terrace or a good old-fashioned ass-whupping of Ohio State, Madison provides memories that created the phrase the “good ‘ol days.”Just make sure you are there to see it.Michael is graduating with a degree in journalism and history. For those who still are curious about the View From The Bleachers, check out his new home at Paulbunyansaxe.com. For your favorite memories of Madison, email Michael at email@example.com or follow him on twitter @michaelbleach.Thanks for reading over three years.
The Condors (10-1-2) got a late second-half goal from Luis Segovia to force a tie in a game that was played primarily on the Lancers’ side of the field. La Serna scored on a corner kick just before halftime when C. J. Villalobos headed in a kick from Jose Hernandez. WHITTIER – In rivalry games, records usualy get thrown out the window, and Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Del Rio League foes La Serna and California high schools was no different. The visiting Lancers, despite bringing a 3-9-2 record into the game, were less than seven minutes from a win before settling for a 1-1 tie. “He’s definitely a motivator. He is extremely positive with his teammates,” Savala said. “The second half, I think the ball was on our side of the field 80 to 85 percent of the half. Steven was the difference in the game.” Mario Escorcia played well in goal for California. Escorcia had six saves, the biggest coming in overtime when he stopped a shot from point-blank range to preserve the tie. Segovia’s goal helped California remain unbeaten in league play at 2-0-2. “Any time you can get a draw from a team of that caliber, you have to feel good,” Savala said. “It was bittersweet though.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Condors still had an aura of confidence about them that they weren’t going to lose, despite trailing very late in the second half. “I think once we scored, they (California) realized we could beat them,” fifth-year La Serna coach Jerrod Savala said. The star of the game was Condors’ goalie Steven Goetzinger, who had 15 saves and was continuously denying the Lancers shots on goal. “Without him, (Goetzinger) we wouldn’t have been in the game,” Savala said. Not only was Goetzinger tough in goal, he was also La Serna’s source of inspiration.