Monday, March 6, 2023

Ice Dancing


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Ice Dancing

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The 11-team NCAA Division III women's ice hockey championship field was announced Sunday night.

First Round - Wednesday, March 8
Norwich (19-7-2) at Colby (17-7), 7:00
Nazareth (22-5-1) at Hamilton (20-5-2), 7:00
Suffolk (18-7-2) at Middlebury (16-7-3), 7:00

Quarterfinals - Saturday, March 11
Colby/Norwich winner at Amherst (24-3), 3:00
Hamilton/Nazareth winner at Adrian (26-3), 3:00
Middlebury/Suffolk at Plattsburgh State (25-2), 3:00
UW-River Falls (24-3-1) at Gustavus Adolphus (24-3), 7:00 ET

>> Complete Bracket


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2.  How Sweet It Is


One weekend down ... and 16 teams remain on the both women's and men's side of the NCAA Division III basketball championship tournaments.

(17) UW-Whitewater vs. (20) Trinity CT
Mary Washington at (4) Smith
(6) NYU vs. (14) Trine
(16) Ohio Northern vs. (2) Transylvania
(1) Christopher Newport vs. (24) Wartburg
(5) Trinity TX at (21) Tufts
(10) Chicago vs. Rhode Island College
Marietta at (13) Babson

>> Thoughts Out Loud: CNU could not host, as its men's team has priority for the weekend. But three hosts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Did Trinity TX not put in a bid?

>> Complete Bracket

(11) Johns Hopkins vs. UW-Whitewater
(6) Oswego State at (1) Randolph-Macon
(12) UW-Oshkosh vs. (22) Rowan
North Park at (3) Mount Union
Nichols vs. Stockton
(5) Keene State at (7) Swarthmore
(4) St. Joseph's CT vs. (9) Wheaton IL
(17) Mary Hardin-Baylor at (2) Christopher Newport

>> Thoughts Out Loud: Three Sweet 16 games involving top-10 matchups - must see TV!

>> Complete Bracket


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3.  North Central (Ill.) Wins National Title


The second-ranked North Central College women's wrestling team's historic two-day performance propelled them past the 37-team field at the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships as it claimed the program's first-ever National Title. The Cardinals set a program record for All-Americans with 15 while three women won national titles in their respective weight classes.

Team Scores

  1. North Central (Ill.), 198
  2. King, 163
  3. McKendree, 147.5
  4. Colorado Mesa, 108
  5. Augsburg, 87.5
Individual DIII Champions
  • 101 - Madison Avila (NCC) d. Jenavi Alejandro (Tiffin), 5-3
  • 116 - Jaslynn Gallegos (NCC) p. Samara Chavez (King), 3:35
  • 143 - Katie Lange (Augsburg) d. Ashlynn Ortega (King), 8-6
  • 155 - Marlynne Deede (Augsburg) d. Dalia Garibay (CO Mesa), 6-2
  • 170 - Yelena Makoyed (NCC) p. Cheyenne Bowman (King), 3:49

>> Complete Results

4.  Birmingham Bound

The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced the participants in the 2023 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.

For each individual event contested, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event contested, the top 12 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into the competition.  

The championships will be held March 10-11 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala., with Birmingham-Southern College and the City of Birmingham serving as hosts. 

The medical scratch deadline is Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET.

>> Men's Entries
>> Women's Entries



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5.  Lightning Round 



  • RHP Maggie Wallin tossed a no-hitter in UW-River Falls' 1-0 victory against Crown. She struck out 10 and only allowed two baserunners - one via walk and another via HBP.
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