Flivvers find nine football opponents


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Kingsford has filled a nine-game varsity football schedule for 2018.

Athletic Director Al Unger confirmed the addition of three opponents including defending WIAA Division 6 state champion Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs, Fond du Lac and Lomira.

According to up-football.com, Kingsford and Springs last met in 1990. The Ledgers won that one 44-22.

Kingsford opens up the 2018 slate at Menasha and Springs, followed by the home opener with Fond du Lac. In addition to the Great Northern Conference foes, the Flivvers will also tackle Wausau East.

Kingsford, which played an eight-game schedule in 2017, has already tapped Wisconsin for Hortonville and Mishicot in 2019. However, there’s three other schedule openings for 2019.

Perhaps Muskegon Catholic Central can be worked into the 2019 lineup. The Crusaders and Western Michigan Christian have joined forces for a program that will likely play at the Division 6 level.

MCC, which beat Forest Park for two of its 12 state championships, was reportedly looking for another game this coming season …

From Steve Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune: “Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the issue with Yu Darvish is the location of his pitches and I’m thinking, yeah, they all end up in the bleachers.”

Marquette University’s Hunter Eichhorn, a self-taught freshman golfer from Carney, tees off Monday in the NCAA regional in Bryan, Texas.

Eichhorn recently captured the Big East Conference championship. The 19-year-old offered his NCAA tourney strategy to Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee JournalSentinel.

“Stick to my plan, make a bunch of pars, sprinkle in a few birdies and see where that takes me,” said Eichhorn, a four-time UP high school champion. “At the end of the week maybe it will take me to the national championship and maybe it won’t. But it will be a great learning experience regardless of what happens.”

Eichhorn got his start on the UP Junior Golf Tour developed by Gaastra’s own Dale Ward Sr. …

Rick Reilly, writing in The Athletic about the long-ball hitting of 6-foot-4 “monster” Dustin Johnson: “There’s never been a golfer built like this. He’s jacked. He hit a drive 489 yards the other day. That’s longer than the Wright Brothers’ first four flights.”

Former Dollar Bay basketball coach Harvey Filppula, 80, died last month in De Pere, Wis.

According to his obit, Harvey “never sat still and his mantra was ‘Don’t Do Nothing'”

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) reports that the late great Bruno Sammartino sold out Madison Square Garden 188 times — 187 as a wrestler, once for his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame …