Aaron Blanchard scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute on a header from inside the penalty area to give Wisconsin-Superior a 2-1 win over Augsburg College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. The Yellowjackets (19-2-1), who extended their winning streak to 15 and unbeaten streak to 20, will play host St. Thomas in a region final at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Tommies (15-3-2) defeated UWS 2-0 in the season opener for both teams on Aug. 31.
Goals by James Bruce and Eric Watson less than two minutes apart midway through the second half gave Wisconsin-Superior a 3-1 win over St. Scholastica in the UMAC championship game Saturday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex. Bruce seemed to score the go-ahead goal on a header a minute earlier, but it was ruled he bumped into Saints goalkeeper Corey Bulheller and the goal was disallowed. Bruce wasn't to be denied a second time when he found himself alone in front of Bulheller and scored on a cross from Blake Perry with 23:02 remaining.
It was a game of missed opportunities for the Northwestern High School football team Friday night in its 21-6 WIAA Division 4 playoff loss to the St. Croix Central Panthers in Hammond, Wis. The Tigers moved the ball to the 1-yard line twice in the first half, but both times were forced to settle for Isaac Nichols field goals of 22 and 23 yards. Nichols then missed a 30-yard field goal on the first drive of the second half and the Tigers were stopped on fourth down on its remaining four drives of the game.
When crews arrived around 11:41 a.m., heavy smoke was visible from the exterior of the building.
A suspect was taken into custody by Superior police after a disturbance involving a firearm Monday afternoon. According to a release from the Superior Police Department issued Monday night, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Hammond Avenue at approximately 3:49 p.m. The department's emergency response and tactical technology teams also responded. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident after negotiations were conducted using a robot deployed into the residence.
Two union managers made initial appearances Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court in connection with an Aug. 8 fight at Jimmy’s Saloon involving two Superior city councilors. Jeremy Richard Browen, 42, of Foxboro, faces misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct. Conditions of his bond — no contact with the city councilors or Jimmy’s Saloon, and a $1,500 signature bond — were continued. According to the criminal complaint:
The Superior football team used a dominating second half to defeat Somerset 41-20 on Friday night at Robert A. Seibel Memorial Field in Somerset. Trailing 14-13 at the half, Superior scored on four straight possessions to open up a 41-14 lead. Somerset's final touchdown came with 1:03 remaining. Junior Jarrett Gronski played a big role in the win, running for a pair of 39-yard touchdowns and throwing for three others. Caden Stone also had a 13-yard touchdown run as Superior improved to 2-0.
A 36-year-old man from Chicago was arrested Thursday on charges of second-degree sale of a controlled substance.
The Superior High School Spartans opened their season with a 42-6 win over the Oshkosh North Spartans on Friday night at Stanley-Boyd High School's Oriole Park in Stanley, Wis. Junior quarterback Jarrett Gronski had a hand in five of Superior's six touchdowns, including a 14-yard scoring pass to James Bronson early in the first quarter. Gronski also had touchdown runs of 3, 8, 1 and 32 yards, all in the first half, as the Spartans took a 35-0 halftime lead. Carter Fonger's 9-yard touchdown run put the game into running time early in the third quarter.