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Sports Recap: Going Strong

Football practice is going strong, and softball is slowly breaking records.

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Football

The football team had an especially busy schedule this week. They read to second-graders...

...had fun with special needs children at Glick...

...and, also, got drafted.

Everybody is getting ready for Utah, but none more than Bryan Mone, who grew up in the state.

Mone also got the Harbaugh treatment, kicking off a 365-day Twitter extravaganza.

It's all been part of a spring competition that's taken on a theme of family.

Softball

Junior shortstop, and a former highly recruited star, Sierra Romero has been putting up some of the best numbers in the country, 'sprinkling cheese' all over the field.

She's batting .500 halfway through the season (10th nationally), with a .684 OBP (2nd) and 1.097 SLG% (3rd). She's also tied for 6th with 13 home runs.

Megan Betsa, meanwhile, struck out 20 batters over 9 innings of a conference double-header against Iowa, to improve her record to 14-2. Sixteen of those strikeouts came in the first game, fanning the side in the first, second, fourth, and seventh innings. In the second game, she got the save in two innings of work, while Haylie Wagner (13-2) got the win.

The Wolverines (31-4, 5-0) are tied for the conference lead with Minnesota (29-4, 5-0), who they play this upcoming weekend, and Northwestern (17-11, 5-0). Ohio State, by the way, has yet to win a conference game.

Miscellanious

Hockey season may be over, but there's still some chatter about the rare season Zach Hymen had.

There was also a bump in viewers for this year's wrestling championships.

The wrestling team finished the year with 7 Academic All-Americans and 5 All-Americans, by the way.

Baseball is still around .500, but they're on a nice little roll after taking two out of three from Maryland. That included one blowout.

The water polo team beat Notre Dame 20-2.

Meanwhile, men's tennis is now 3-11, while women's tennis is 15-3. The women spent the past two weekends crushing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Illinois by a combined 25-3.

Men's lacrosse gets ready for a showdown today against Maryland:

And the women's lacrosse team fell on Friday to Ohio State. Come on, guys.

The rowing team also came in third in a three-team match with Brown and Princeton.

Finally, obligatory Michigan Golf photo.

That's it for this week. Good luck heading into April.