Edwards earns top WIAC football honor

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taylor Edwards has earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week honors.

The Janesville Parker High graduate rushed for 240 yards and scored a touchdown in UW-River Falls’ 42-20 loss to No. 22-ranked Trine (Ind.) University on Saturday.

The Falcons’ senior carried 34 times and averaged 7.1 yards a carry. It marked his second highest total of his collegiate career. It was his third 200-plus yard rushing game.

“Taylor’s big game was because our line was moving the pile, and giving Taylor a chance to run,” said first-year Rivers Falls coach Matt Walker. “I have to give credit to the offense on how hard they are playing.”

Edwards scored on a 14-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.

n UW-Whitewater junior defensive back Ronnie Blaszkowski earned WIAC special teams player of the week honors.

Blaszkowski blocked a punt in the second quarter of the No. 1-ranked Warhawks’ 54-14 victory over Campbellsville (Ky.).

-- UW-Whitewater junior Tyler Huber was nominated for the offensive award.

-- UW-Whitewater senior defensive lineman Casey Casper was nominated for the WIAC defensive player of the week.

Sanchez nominated for volleyball honor

Janesville Craig High graduate Sofia Sanchez was nominated for WIAC volleyball player of the week honors.

A senior outside hitter on UW-Whitewater’s squad, Sanchez led the team in kills in all matches during the Warhawk Invitational this weekend, as the Warhawks went 3-0 for the week.

Sanchez had 15 kills and 18 digs in a win over Ripon College on Wednesday. She also had 14 kills in 3-0 wins over St. Olaf on Friday and led the Warhawk team with 14 kills in 23 attempts and no errors in the 3-0 wins over Rockford College on Saturday.

Last updated: 6:18 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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