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COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER

UWS coach Hanson resigns

Wisconsin-Superior on Monday announced the resignation of women’s soccer coach Melissa Hanson.

Hanson, who was 29-86-3 in six seasons with the Yellowjackets, has accepted a teaching position in Amery, Wis.

“We are very appreciative of the time and effort that Melissa put into the women’s soccer program at UW-Superior,” UWS athletic director Steve Nelson said in a news release. “She is an alumna, one of our own. She has been a part of this university for a long time and we hate to lose her as a member of our coaching family.”

Hanson, a two-time UWS athletics Hall of Fame inductee after helping the Yellowjackets to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball titles as a player in 2002 and 2004, also served as an assistant softball coach at UWS for two seasons, 2011-12 and 2012-13. She worked in the academic advisement department.

The search for Hanson’s replacement already is underway. The Yellowjackets open the season Aug. 29 at Augsburg.

WRESTLING

Reception tonight for Superior’s Bogojevic

The Superior Wrestling Club will host a reception for Niko Bogojevic from 6-8 p.m. today at Shamrock Pizza, located at 5825 Tower Ave in Superior.

Bogojevic, a 2010 graduate of Superior High School, recently won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico City as a member of the United States World Wrestling team. The 2010 Wisconsin state heavyweight champion wrestles for the University of Colorado-Pueblo and trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Tonight’s reception is free and open to the public.

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