Former Vikings linebacker and assistant coach Pete Bercich has been named football coach at Hill-Murray, the school announced Wednesday.

Bercich, 44, will remain as the color analyst for Vikings radio broadcasts, a role he has held since 2007.

He replaces Rick Fryklund at the Maplewood-based private school. Fryklund had the job just one season.

Bercich, a Vikings player for seven years and assistant coach for five, also will be the school's director of development. He is expected to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new football stadium at the school.

Bercich is the fifth head coach hired by the school since 2011, following Brooks Bollinger, Mark Mauer, Tony Danna and Fryklund.


Reuvers picks Badgers

Lakeville North's Nathan Reuvers, 6-10 junior forward, tweeted on Wednesday he was verbally committing to Wisconsin, one of the first colleges to recruit him heavily.

Reuvers had offers from 24 other Division I programs, including the Gophers, which made a late push. Among other teams that made offers to Reuvers were Clemson, Creighton, DePaul, North Carolina State, Northwestern and Washington State.

Reuvers averaged 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this past season when the Panthers (26-6) lost to Hopkins in the Class 4A championship game.


Johnnies win

St. John's defeated St. Scholastica 7-2 on Wednesday in the La Crosse (Wis.) regional of the NCAA Division III baseball playoffs.

The Johnnies (29-12) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Jack Wingerd's two-run homer, then scored single runs from the fifth to ninth innings.

Logan Hershey was 3-for-5 with two RBI for St. John's. Alex Kendall got the win, giving up two runs and six hits in 6⅔ innings.

Steve Neutzling had a two-run single for the Saints (31-10) in the seventh inning while Jordan Risse pitched seven innings, allowing five runs, seven hits and striking out 10.


• Augustana earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Sports Award for the fourth time in six years. The Vikings amassed 184.5 points, 11 points ahead of Minnesota State Mankato. The Vikings will be presented their award July 12 at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in Burnsville. Augustana won four regular-season titles during the 2015-16 academic year: men's cross-country, women's golf, men's basketball and tennis. The Mavericks won eight regular-season titles.

• Minnesota Duluth first baseman Alex Wojciechowski was named the NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year. He has 33 home runs and 101 RBI.