Wheeler News Service – Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Afternoon State Sports
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Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice today for the first time
since he injured a hamstring 10 days ago against Cincinnati. Coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews was
limited, but he has made a lot of progress – and the coach hopes he’ll make
more tomorrow. McCarthy also said corner
Casey Hayward will again sit out of Sunday’s home contest against Detroit with
the hamstring injury he suffered over a month ago. Hayward, the Packers’ interception leader a
year ago as a rookie, has still not played in a regular season game this
year. Running back James Starks will not
return for a couple weeks, as gets over a knee injury suffered against the
Bengals. Offensive lineman Greg Van
Roten also missed practice today with a foot injury. Safety Morgan Burnett participated
fully. He expects to make his season
debut on Sunday against the Lions.
Fullback John Kuhn also returned to practice today for the first time
since hurting a hamstring at Cincinnati.
He was a full participant, as was tight end Jermichael Finley – who’s
getting over a concussion suffered against the Bengals.
says the Milwaukee Brewers have placed infielders Mat Gamel and Taylor Green on
waivers. If they clear waivers, both
will be eliminated from the team’s 40-man roster tomorrow. Gamel missed all of this season and most of
last year with a torn A-C-L knee ligament that he injured twice during that
span. Green also sat out all year due to
an injured hip that required surgery. If
they clear waivers, Gamel and Green can sign with another team – or it’s
possible they can return by signing minor-league contracts for 2014. Both players remain on the Brewers’ 60-day
disabled list. Neither is on the 40-man
roster at the moment – and that roster is full.
In golf, Steve
Stricker of Madison will be paired with P-G-A rookie Jordan Spieth on the
American squad for tomorrow’s opening of the President’s Cup. They’ll face International squad members Ernie
Els and Brendon de Jonge in the day’s fourth match of Four-Ball. Each team's captain announced the pairings today. Twelve golfers from each team will square off
in a total of six matches tomorrow at Muirfield Village in Dublin Ohio. It’s the first time since 1996 that Four-Ball
will lead off the President’s Cup, which is held every two years. Stricker hopes to put on a much better
performance than he did at the Ryder Cup a year ago, when his singles’ loss on
the final day caused the U-S to blow a lead and lose to the European team. Stricker says he’s excited about being
paired with the 20-year-old Speith, the P-G-A Tour’s rookie-of-the-year. Stricker has been paired with Tiger Woods in
the last couple international competitions.
This time, Woods is teamed up with Matt Kuchar.
Menomonee Falls is the
Division-One leader in the new girls' state high school volleyball poll from
the coaches' association. West Bend East is second, and Neenah
third. East Troy leads Division-Two, followed by Kettle Moraine Lutheran
and Madison Edgewood. Oostburg is ranked Number-One in Division-Three,
with Eau Claire Regis second and Racine Saint Catherine's third. Luck is
the leader in Division-Four, followed by Burlington Catholic Central and
Clayton. Meanwhile, East Troy is ranked eighth in the nation in a new
poll from MaxPreps-Dot-Com. East Troy jumped 13 spots in the
rankings. They're 33-and-0 after beating Evansville yesterday. In
the boys' high school volleyball coaches' poll, Waukesha Catholic Memorial has
regained first place with Milwaukee Marquette dropping to second.
Burlington is third.
of Carroll University in Waukesha has been named the women’s tennis
player-of-the-week in the Midwest Conference.
Pellet, a junior, improved to 12-and-0 this fall in the Number-One
singles’ category with victories against Carthage and Beloit. She also split her matches at the top
doubles’ spot. Meanwhile, Shorewood
native Ben Tyler of Grinnell College was named the top men’s cross country
runner. He finished ninth among 491
runners at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitation at Augustana College.