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Meet the 2016 Wisconsin football recruiting class: Offense

first_imgKaré Lyles ★ ★ ★Lyles led his high school team to back-to-back state championships his junior and senior years of high school, and embodies a pro-style quarterback that is well-suited for Chryst’s offense. He threw for 3,561 yards and 47 touchdowns in his final season.Running backs (1)Sam Brodner ★ ★ ★ ★ Brodner was named Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year in his final high school seasons and first-team all-state as both a junior and senior. Brodner was a late addition to the 2016 class, and given the depth UW currently has at the running back position, he will more than likely redshirt his freshman season.Wide receivers (3)Quintez Cephus ★ ★ ★Cephus was named first-team all-state as a senior after recording 42 receptions for 872 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also served as a defensive back in high school — logging six interceptions last season — but is expected to just play on offense at Wisconsin.  Kendrick Pryor ★ ★ ★Highlights: New #Badgers WR/CB Kendric Pryor #NSD2016 https://t.co/vGkxcxj6Bm — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 The Wisconsin football team struggled mightily at times on offense due to numerous injuries and lack of depth. Despite those concerns, however, the Badgers will bring in just eight offensive players on scholarship for the 2016 season.Meet the newest offensive weapons at head coach Paul Chryst’s disposal:Quarterbacks (1) Hescock poses great size for a tight end and was ranked as the No. 2 tight end in Connecticut and 44th in the nation, according to Scout.com. He recorded 23 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.Offensive line (2)Cole Van Lanen ★ ★ ★ ★Highlights: New #Badgers OL Cole Van Lanen #NSD2016 https://t.co/sDQKdQvYAg— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016Van Lanen is arguably the Badgers’ most prized recruit of the class. He is the No. 1 offensive tackle in Wisconsin and fifth in the nation, according to Scout.com. Van Lanen also received an invite to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Patrick Kasl ★ ★ ★Highlights: New #Badgers OL Patrick Kasl #NSD2016 https://t.co/tvnNR7d4sU — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016center_img Pryor is another player who played on both sides of the ball in high school, but was dominantly a standout wide receiver. He had 43 receptions for 1,152 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season. Given his versatility, Pryor is listed as the top-ranked athlete in Illinois, according to Scout.comA.J. Taylor ★ ★ ★Highlights: New #Badgers WR AJ Taylor #NSD2016 https://t.co/5F6WKBH6Vn— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016Taylor has great speed, having recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds, according to Scout.com. Serving as a running back in high school, he finished his senior season with 2,560 all-purpose yards and 22 total touchdowns, with 338 yards and five touchdowns coming as a receiver. Tight ends (1)Jake Hescock ★ ★ ★Highlights: New #Badgers TE Jake Hescock #NSD2016 https://t.co/lEojGRGuBf — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016 Kasl is listed as the No. 1 offensive tackle in Minnesota, according to Scout.com, and was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press his senior year. He also was credited with more than 50 pancake blocks in his final high school season.last_img read more

State of the State address

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her second State of the State Address to a joint conference of the Michigan Legislature tonight at 7 p.m.  You can watch the live broadcast of the Governor’s address on WBKB’s FOX station. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena student scores top spot in Michigan for Imagine MathNext APS offers new bond proposal with no tax increaselast_img read more

It’s official! Ryleigh Buck makes Team USA women’s baseball team

first_imgRyleigh Buck talks with one of her coaches at the Pan Am Game Qualifier in March.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ryleigh Buck is officially on the Team USA Women’s Baseball team, and will represent the country at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.USA Baseball announced the 18 players named to the 2015 U.S. Women’s Baseball National Team following the completion of three days of on-field trials in North Carolina. Buck is on the roster as an infielder/right hand pitcher from Wellington, Kansas.She is the only player from Kansas and one of just two in the whole Midwest. Jenna Marston of from St. Louis, Mo. is also on the roster. Team USA will have representatives from eight different states.Buck is the daughter of T.D. and Sheila Buck, and will be a WHS senior this fall. She is a three-time starting shortstop for the Wellington High School girls softball team.Buck recently helped the USA women’s team post a perfect 5-0 record at the Pan American Games Qualifier at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic in March, completing the undefeated week with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela.Now the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team will reconvene on July 8 to prepare for the Pan American Games with 10 days of training both domestically and in Canada. Team USA will meet Venezuela on July 20 at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark in Ajax, Ontario, in the historical first-ever women’s baseball game in the Pan American Games. It will also be the first women’s baseball game contested at a multi-sport, multi-national event.Team USA’s pool play schedule includes Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Canada. Pan American Games semifinals are scheduled on July 25 with the medal round games on July 26.The Women’s National Team will be led by Jonathan Pollard, who returns as manager after guiding the 2014 USA Baseball Women’s National Team to a silver medal at the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in Miyazaki, Japan, last September. Pollard will be joined on the staff by pitching coach, Matt Weagle, and assistant coaches, Kerry Kincaid and Mike Morgan. Cameron Harris will serve as press officer for the U.S. delegation during the Toronto Pan American Games.The 18-woman U.S. Women’s Baseball Pan American Games roster is as follows:Name, Position, HometownVeronica Alvarez, C, Miami, Fla.Ryleigh Buck, IF/RHP, Wellington, Kan.Samantha Cobb, OF/RHP, Garland, TexasVeronica Gajownik, IF/RHP, Chuluota, Fla.Brittany Gomez, OF, New Braunfels, TexasJade Gortarez, IF/RHP, Riverside, Calif.Tara Harbert, OF, Boulder, Colo.Tamara Holmes, OF, Albany, Calif.Sarah Hudek, LHP/OF, Sugar Land, TexasAnna Kimbrell, C/RHP, Fort Mill, S.C.Jenna Marston, RHP/IF, St. Louis, Mo.Stacy Piagno, RHP, St. Augustine, Fla.Nicole Rivera, IF/RHP, Lakeside, Calif.Cydnee Sanders, IF/RHP, Magnolia, TexasMarti Sementelli, RHP, Sherman Oak, Calif.Michelle Snyder, IF/RHP, Wenatchee, Wash.Malaika Underwood, IF, San Diego, Calif.Kelsie Whitmore, OF/RHP, Temecula, Calif.last_img read more