Wisconsin Sports

NBA: Stakes are high for Bucks

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team ...

Softball: Florence beats Niagara for regional title

FLORENCE, Wis. — Sidney Tomczak’s pitching was on point. Tomczak struck out 15 batters and Niagara (11-12) made six errors in a 5-1 WIAA?Division 5 loss to Florence on Thursday. She had no walks and never even fell into a three-ball count on a hitter. “She’s got it going,” ...

Softball: Florence routs Gresham, 15-0

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence used a 10-run second inning to blank Gresham 15-0 in a four-inning WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal on Tuesday. “Very good win and going into the third round of the playoffs is very satisfying,” Florence head coach Dan Robinson said. “We’re hitting on all ...

Softball: Patriots beat Bowler in regional semifinal

BOWLER, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine scored four runs in the fifth to beat Bowler 8-2 in a WIAA Division 5 regional on Tuesday. Goodman-Pembine visits Wausaukee on Thursday. The Patriots piled 11 hits on the night. “We really brought out bats tonight,”?Goodman-Pembine head coach Ryan ...

Raptors beat Bucks

TORONTO (AP) — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the ...

Track and field: Three get wins for Storm at regionals

OCONTO, Wis. — Northwoods Storm co-op emerged with three champions from the WIAA Division 3 regional track and field meet Monday. Alyssa Cretton won the high jump in 5-feet-2 and Audrey Selden took the 100-meter hurdles in 16.71. The boys from the Florence-Niagara co-op captured the 1600 ...

Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the clubhouse doors opened, Brewers huddled around all the TVs and "Let's go Bucks!" was shouted when ...

Springer twins, Beaster take top Bobcats’ honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s formula for selecting the premier student-athletes came up with senior Evan Beaster for the boys and a tie for the girls during the school’s 50th annual awards ceremony Wednesday The Springer twins, juniors Jenna and Jordyn, shared the Ginny ...

Baseball: Florence coach LaPoint wins 400th career game

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence’s Dave LaPoint reached a coaching milestone Tuesday when the Bobcats spilled White Lake 13-1 in a five-inning Northern Lakes Conference baseball game. LaPoint, Florence’s head baseball coach for 46 years, posted his 400th career victory. “It means I’ve ...

Bucks beat Celtics, advance to East final

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on ...

Softball: Niagara, Crandon split doubleheader

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara split a non-conference doubleheader against Crandon on Tuesday. The Badgers (9-9) won the first game 11-6 and lost the nightcap 10-6. With M&O Conference seedings just about set, the split didn’t seem to concern Badgers head coach Duane Blagec. “Everybody ...

Baseball: Niagara beats Crandon

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's pitching overpowered Crandon as the Badgers won their fourth straight game 4-1 on Tuesday. The Badgers (5-8) started Anthony Hansen, who threw five innings and struck out 10 while walking one. He gave up no runs with a walk. Landen Kaldor pitched two innings in ...

Baseball: Patriots rally past Florence in 7th, 6-5

FLORENCE, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine rallied late for a 6-5 Northern Lakes Conference win over Florence on Monday. The Patriots (2-6) scored in the top of the seventh on a one-out error by the Bobcats. Colby Nelson scored the winning run. The Bobcats (1-3) had a chance in the bottom of the ...

Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s

The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four. The scenario is equally simple for Boston and Houston: Win a home game on Monday, or ...

Softball: Niagara sweeps STAA

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara swept Marinette St. Thomas Aquinas in a girls softball doubleheader Friday, 19-1 and 18-0. “They’re young and rebuilding,” said Niagara coach Duane Blagec. Jayden Payette earned the victory in the opener, scattering seven hits. She struck out one and walked ...

Bucks beat Celtics in Game 3

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Khris Middleton added 20 points. Antetokounmpo had ...

Baseball: Bad inning bites Niagara again

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The self-destructive inning struck Niagara again. The Badgers gave up four runs in the sixth in a 9-4 M&O Conference loss to Wausaukee on Thursday. The Badgers (2-7) came back after being down 4-0 to make it 4-3, then made it 5-4 after the Rangers went up two in the ...

Predators to join football conference for 2020 season

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Northern Elite Predators will join a football-only conference for the 2020 season. Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal Monday. The Predators — a co-op with Niagara, ...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Rockies 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After finally rediscovering his home run stroke, Jes˙s Aguilar is going to treat himself to some well-deserved rest. The struggling slugger hit his first two homers of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Monday night with NL MVP Christian ...

Celtics rout Bucks to open 2nd round

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford's Boston Celtics in the opener of a second-round playoff series on ...