Wisconsin Sports

Sixers overcome Antetokounmpo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won the scoring matchup, but Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers won the game. Antetokounmpo poured in a career-high 52 points, yet Embiid had 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo ...

Cain, Crew aim to hold off deep NL Central

PHOENIX (AP) — Thanks to some aggressive acquisitions by the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, the NL Central got a lot tougher on paper this offseason. Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers think they’re up to the task of repeating as champions. “Competition is through the ...

Packers didn’t skimp on landing free agents

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — From 2010 through 2016, former Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed two unrestricted free agents. On Thursday, the Packers announced the signing of four such players. Second-year GM Brian Gutekunst wasn’t shopping from the bargain bin, either, in trying to ...

Packers plan ‘Tailgate Tour’

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 14th annual ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 9-13, which will travel throughout central, western and northern Wisconsin to visit with fans. The tour will make stops in Marshfield (April 9), Sparta (April 10), New ...

Packers go on spending spree

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the postseason. The Packers agreed to $183 million worth of contracts Tuesday with edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and ...

UWGB women lose in finals

DETROIT (AP) — Emily Vogelpohl scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Wright State beat Green Bay 55-52 on Tuesday in the Horizon League tournament championship game. The Raiders, who have eight won games in a row, advance to their second NCAA Tournament and snap Green ...

Packers big spenders in free agency

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the postseason. The Packers agreed to $183 million worth of contracts Tuesday with edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive ...

Beauchamp, Smith named February Hometowne athletes

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s Tyler Beauchamp and North Dickinson’s Briana Smith were selected the Hometowne male and female athletes of the month for February. Beauchamp averaged 20 points, 7.2 rebounds and three assists through a historic month in which he scored his 1,000th career ...

Girls basketball: Niagara’s Oratch, Racine make M&O Conference second team

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara juniors Jessica Oratch and Jasmine Racine were named to the All-M&O Conference girls basketball second-team. Crivitz junior Chloe Gruszynski was selected the league’s most outstanding player. Wausaukee junior Madelyn Schlies, who received the M&O’s best ...

Spurs rally past Bucks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team's direction. San Antonio's veteran coach knows nothing matters until the postseason. Still, the Spurs ...

Jacobson receives conference honors

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University’s Miranda Jacobson has earned another All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference first-team award. The senior from Felch helped lead the Muskies to a 20-6 overall record and third place in the women’s basketball conference. Jacobson finished ...

Happ powers Wisconsin past Iowa 65-45

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said he had a feeling Ethan Happ would have a good game against Iowa. He was right. Happ did a little bit of everything to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45, scoring 21 points in his final home game and grabbing 14 rebounds. He also had ...

Wausaukee bows in final

WAUSAU, Wis. — Perennial power Wausau Newman Catholic downed Wausaukee 49-37 in a WIAA Division 5 girls basketball sectional championship Saturday. Madelyn Schlies and Natalie Schroeder each scored nine points for the Rangers, who trailed 29-16 at halftime.

Boys basketball: Gibraltar ousts Florence, 70-41

FLORENCE, Wis. — Gibraltar’s balanced attack ousted Florence 70-41 in a WIAA Division 5 boys basketball regional semifinal Friday. The Vikings (12-11) had six players score more than eight points. “We held with them for the longest of time,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg, noting ...

Boys basketball: Florence pickpockets GP in 78-54 win

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s swarming defense resulted in 25 steals and the Bobcats dispatched Goodman-Pembine 78-54 in a WIAA Division 5 regional opener Tuesday. “We turned the ball over too many times and missed some easy shots in the beginning,” said first-year Patriots coach Jeff ...

Boys basketball: Badgers fall to Suring in regional, 63-43

SURING, Wis. — Jim Hoogland’s 15-year head coaching tenure came to an end with Niagara’s 63-43 loss to Suring in a WIAA Division 5 regional Tuesday. The Badgers (2-21) matched Suring up until midway in the first half before Suring forced a couple turnovers and built a 10-point ...

Brewers planning to go slowly with Lawrie

PHOENIX — Almost two years after he was released during spring training, Brett Lawrie is getting a second chance to play baseball again. He faces a long road back to the majors. Lawrie finalized a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, returning to the organization that ...

Girls basketball: Niagara holds off Elcho, 46-40

NIAGARA, Wis. — Karl Lamoreaux didn’t envision Jessica Oratch and Cassie Gill joining him on the sidelines for a chunk of the second half Friday. However, the Niagara coach wasn’t surprised that reserve Cailin Hagerty provided a spark to send the Badgers past Elcho 46-40 in a WIAA ...

Girls basketball: Florence falls to Rangers in regional semifinals

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Florence fell to Wausaukee 68-40 in a WIAA Division 5 regional on Friday. The Bobcats (11-11) hung with the Rangers until about midway through the first half before Wausaukee sprung a run to lead by 21 at the half. “It’s never easy when a season comes to an end. ...

Wrestling: Florence’s Mascarette loses in WIAA semifinals

MADISON, Wis. — Florence High School senior Tristen Mascarette lost in the semifinals Friday night in the 76th annual WIAA Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament at the University of Wisconsin. Mascarette posted a 5-0 decision over Mason Lull of Fennimore in a Division 3 120-pound ...