Nguyen, Balduzzi share MVC medalist honors

TOMAH — Onalaska High School’s Amber Nguyen and Aquinas’ Annie Balduzzi each carded 3-over par 39s Friday to tie for medalist honors at a MVC meet played at Hiawatha Golf Course.

Onalaska, however, had the third-, fourth- and fifth-best scores at the meet as Kya Bronston (43) and Allison Balduzzi (44) and Malia McGarry (45) helped the Hilltoppers to the team title.

Onalaska finished with 171 strokes, 19 less than runner-up Tomah (190) and 48 fewer than third-place Aquinas. Rounding out the team scoring was Sparta in fourth (232) and Holmen in fifth (237).

The victory helped keep Onalaska atop the MVC standings with 48 points, which is eight points ahead of second-place Tomah, and 20 points ahead of both Sparta and Aquinas.

In the season-long MVC individual standings, Nguyen remains in the lead with 58½ points, while Balduzzi is right on her heels with 57. Onalaska’s Alyssa Achenreiner is a distant third with 44 points, while Allison Balduzzi is fourth with 42½.


Rodgers questionable for Sunday tilt with Minnesota

GREEN BAY — Still no answers on A-Rod. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is questionable for Sunday’s NFC North showdown with Minnesota.

Rodgers, who missed the end of the first half of the Week 1 victory against Chicago with an injured left knee, did not practice Wednesday and Thursday and would not have practiced on Friday.

“Aaron’s getting better,” coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. “I would say he feels better than he did at the beginning of the week. (Saturday’s) practice will be a pretty big indicator. ... nothing has changed. He’s clearly day to day. Hopefully, he’ll be able to do work (Saturday).”

Even if Rodgers doesn’t practice on Saturday, he could play on Sunday.

“You’d like to walk off the field Saturday and have your plan set, but this is the National Football League, things happen,” McCarthy said. “We’ll be ready for anything, but I know he wants to play.”

Rodgers was injured on a sack by Roy Robertson-Harris with about nine minutes to go in the first half against Chicago. He was carted into the locker room for examination, returned for the start of the third quarter and led the Packers back from a 20-0 deficit by throwing for 273 yards and three touchdowns in the second half.

SEAHAWKS SIGN KENDRICKS: The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Mychal Kendricks can provide a short-term boost on the field that overshadows the issues of signing a player with a pending jail sentencing in his future. The Seahawks announced the signing of Kendricks on Friday to a one-year deal despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. It’s an odd situation for all parties involved, but fills a need for Seattle even if it’s just for a short time. Kendricks could make his Seattle debut on Monday night when it plays at Chicago, and the finalization of his deal came after visiting the team on Thursday.

Kendricks was not made available to speak with the media on Friday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to address the media on Saturday before the team leaves for Chicago. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges in Philadelphia. His sentencing is expected in January.

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