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Wisconsin's gridiron stars gather for one final prep game

GAME OF THE WEEK (July 14–July 20)

PREP FOOTBALL: Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Small Schools All-Star Game, Saturday, July 16, at UW–Oshkosh Titan Stadium, 2 p.m.

     The state’s best high school football players will gather in Oshkosh this Saturday for the 2016 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Games, this week’s McDonald’s Game of the Week.

The WFCA All-Star Games feature Wisconsin’s top graduated senior football players, with those from Division 1–3 playing in the large schools game, and those from division’s 4–7 in the small schools game. This year will also feature an 8-man all-star game, which will kickoff of the festivities at 10 a.m.

The Small Schools All-Star game will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the Large Schools All-Star game, which begins at 6 p.m.

WFCA All-Star games are Saturday, July 16, at Titan Stadium on the campus of the UW–Oshkosh. The games will be broadcast live, on television and streaming online, by Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

Players are nominated by their high school coaches for the honor, and each year more than 400 players are nominated, with 220 chosen to take part.

In return for the honor of participating, each player raises at least $750 in funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the game’s beneficiary. In the nine year partnership, more than $3 million has been raised through the All-Star Charity Football Games

Area athletes playing on the South D4–7 squad are Potosi defensive back Teagan Friederick, River Valley wide receiver Cole Eastlick and Platteville linebacker Jason Withrow, Darlington defensive lineman Taylor Evenstad, Cuba City defensive lineman Chris Moor II, Mineral Point offensive lineman Dylan MacGilvra and Mineral Point quarterback Scott Pittz.

The South all-stars  will be coached by Boscobel graduate and current Arcadia head coach Derek Updike, Belmont’s Jason Weittenhiller and Mineral Point’s Justin Leonard will be assistants on the South.

For more information on the 2016 WFCA All-Star Games visit the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association website at or their Facebook page.




    The eight-team Southwest Wisconsin summer baseball league will wrap up its six-week season Friday with four area games. The Platteville Merchants (9–1, 7–1 in SW summer league) will travel to Potosi today for pair of non-league five-inning games. Here are a look at this league’s remaining scheduled games.    

Thursday, July 14

Platteville at Potosi (DH), 2 p.m.

Friday, July 15 (all games at 6:30 p.m.)

Shullsburg/Benton at Fennimore

Darlington at Barneveld

Highland at Cuba City

Lancaster at Platteville



SUMMER BASKETBALL: Richland Center varsity girls summer basketball tournament, Saturday, July 16, 8:15 a.m.

     Richland Center will host its annual varsity girls summer basketball tournament this Saturday. Action involving 22 teams will begin in the Richland Center High School and Richland Center Middle School gyms at 8:15 a.m. The championship games in each of the three divisions are slated to begin at 6:20 p.m.

     Teams will compete in pool play, then based on pool play records, move into three divisions for single-elimination bracket play.

     Pool A – Colfax, Brookwood, Platteville, Fennimore

     Pool B – Richland Cente,r La Farge, Fall River, Pecatonica

     Pool C – Riverdale, Chippewa Falls McDonell, East Troy, Seneca

     Pool D – Royall, Cuba City, Stratford, Melrose–Mindoro

     Pool E – Reedsburg, Viroqua, Rio

     Pool F – Mineral Point, Lancaster, Sparta




     There are three weeks left in the Home Talent Sunday League regular season. As the playoff chase heats up a pair of area teams will be in action this Sunday. Here’s a look at this week’s Western Section slate.

Sunday, July 17, 1 p.m.


Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff (7–5) at Dodgeville (7–6)

Ridgeway (2–11) at Argyle (8–5)

Hollandale (5–8) at Shullsburg/Benton (7–7)

Wiota (9–4) at Blanchardville (6–7)

Oregon (3–9) at Verona (9-4)

West Middleton (10–2) at Muscoda (4–9)