Wisconsin Sports

First-place Brewers rip D-Backs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There's an unlikely occupant at the top of the NL Central standings on Memorial Day. The Milwaukee Brewers are just fine remaining overlooked. Domingo Santana hit his first career grand slam and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 ...

Davon House feels at home back in Green Bay secondary

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davon House left Green Bay for two years, but his loyalties never strayed too far from the Packers. Now he can dust off all the green-and-gold gear that he kept stowed away while playing in Jacksonville. House has returned to Green Bay after two seasons with the ...

Bucks opening up search for new GM

Boasting a budding star and an impressive roster of young talent, the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager to lead them into contention in the Eastern Conference. After longtime GM John Hammond left to join friend Jeff Weltman in the Orlando Magic front ...

Bennett getting acclimated to GB teammates

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When it comes to the NBA, Martellus Bennett's loyalty lies with the San Antonio Spurs. As for his day job, the tight end is just getting used to his new team, the Green Bay Packers. The acclimation process shouldn't be difficult. Bennett, who signed with the ...

Bryant belts Crew

CHICAGO (AP) — Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Cubs' offense has rarely produced as consistently as expected. Kris Bryant, though, was never concerned. Bryant hit two home runs and Jake Arrieta tossed six steady innings to lead Chicago to a 13-6 rout of the Milwaukee ...

Surging Brewers knock off Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers got enough big hits and the assist they needed from their bullpen. And they did it in brutal conditions. Jett Bandy and Domingo Santana hit two-run singles, helping the surging Brewers to a 6-3 rain-interrupted victory over the Chicago Cubs on ...

Softball: Coleman shuts down Niagara

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara had no answers for Coleman pitcher Annabelle Kotecki on Thursday in the season finale. Kotecki gave up just three hits and struck out 11 in Coleman’s 11-1 M&O Conference win over the Badgers. “Dominating performance by Kotecki on the mound,” Niagara ...

Golf: Peshtigo wins M&O title

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Bryce Jacobson led Peshtigo to the M&O Conference overall golf championship Monday at Hunter’s Glen Golf Club. In the season’s final 18-hole meet, Peshtigo took team honors with a 322. Coleman was runner-up at 332, followed by Crivitz 380, STAA 380, Niagara 413, ...

Slowpitch league jeopardized by fewer players

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Tri-County Men’s Slowpitch League is in jeopardy. A recent organizational meeting drew only a few teams. The league will meet again in the hopes of finding more teams and saving the season. “It’s sad that we don’t have kids playing anymore,” said league ...

Brewers rock Harvey

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed a season-high three homers. He tied a season high by giving up five walks. He said he fell behind too many hitters. It was not an ideal return for Harvey from a three-game suspension in the New York Mets' 7-4 loss on Friday night to the Milwaukee ...

Niagara's Charlie Schaeffer reaches first base as Crivitz first baseman Brandon LaRuie stretches for the throw in M&O Conference play Thursday in Niagara, Wis. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Baseball: Sawinski, Crivitz shut out Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — The best defense is pitching. On Thursday, Niagara was quieted by strong pitching and defense by Crivitz in a 7-0 loss. Niagara (9-3, 8-3 M&O) managed only three team hits but trailed 2-0 going into the seventh inning. "This is one of the first games all year where ...

Softball roundup: Knights split against Westwood

ISHPEMING — Norway unleashed a 27-hit attack in the first game and defeated Westwood 20-8 in Mid-Peninsula Conference softball Thursday. A two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning sent the Patriots past the Knights 12-11 in the second game. “Two quality games,” said Norway ...

Nathan Krueger, left, and Jay Walstrom shared the David Wenzel Memorial Athlete of the Year honor during Florence High School's 48th annual awards ceremony Wednesday. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Krueger, Walstrom receive top honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — A record-breaking football pass combination shared Florence High School’s male athlete of the year award Wednesday. Jay Walstrom and Nathan Krueger, both highly regarded by their coaches, received the David Wenzel Memorial during the 48th annual Florence High School ...

Softball: STAA-Lena edges Niagara

MARINETTE, Wis. — It only seems as if Marley Carviou has been mowing down batters for four seasons. It has actually only been three. After his team lost 2-1 to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy/Lena, Niagara coach Duane Blagec talked about how his Badger teams have had to face Carviou for four ...

Packers open rookie camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Kevin King likes to think of himself as an easygoing guy. Still, the Packers' top draft pick had to admit that his first official day as an NFL player brought out the nerves. "I actually forgot it was my birthday," said the 22-year-old King, a second-round choice out ...

Eddie Lacy’s garage sale for charity a huge hit

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — Eddie Lacy may be gone from the Green Bay Packers, but he left a nice legacy in his wake. The running back launched a two-day garage sale at his home in suburban Green Bay on Friday and it was basically sold out before dinner. T-shirts, unused Under Armour cleats, ...

Bucs whitewash Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell drove a ball into the Allegheny River on a bounce for his fifth homer, Wade LeBlanc pitched three strong innings after a lengthy rain delay and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Friday night. Bell's solo shot off reliever Rob Scahill (0-1) ...

Baseball: Crandon beats Florence, 6-3

CRANDON, Wis. — The Florence Bobcats, despite a strong pitching performance from Dylan McLain, bowed to Crandon 6-3 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball Thursday. The Bobcats (4-2, 4-2 NLC) scored three runs in the first inning but the Cardinals took over from there with two runs in the ...

Golf: Goodreau leads Niagara

MENOMINEE — Josh Goudreau led Niagara in a pair of high school golf meets Thursday at Riverside Golf Club. Goudreau placed third with an 84 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Invite. Medalist Bryce Jacobson shot a 76 to lead Peshtigo, 359, past Coleman 361, Lena 401, Niagara 418, ...

Packers release RBs Michael, Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers released running backs Don Jackson and Christine Michael on Monday. Michael played in nine games for the Packers after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks last November, including three playoff games. Jackson was an undrafted ...