Wisconsin Sports

Niagara's Zak Prideaux is fouled by Wausaukee's Jordan Thomson on Friday in Niagara, Wis. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Rangers dump Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell behind early and lost 66-52 to Wausaukee in an M&O Conference game Friday. Alex Hagerty scored 12 points for the Badgers and Zak Prideaux chipped in 11. “We really shot poorly in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “Our defense is not ...

West Iron County grad Dave Lindbeck is in his second season of leading Wausaukee High School's boys basketball program. The Rangers knocked off Florence on Monday for their sixth win of the season. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

West Iron County grad coaches Wausaukee hoops

IRON MOUNTAIN — M&O Conference or WIAA tournament laurels won’t determine Wausaukee High School’s boys basketball season. “I knew at the beginning of the season that we were just going to have a ball whether we go 22-0 or 0-22,” said second-year head coach Dave Lindbeck. “It ...

Boys basketball: Coleman beats tired Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Coleman took control early and beat the fatigued Niagara Badgers 61-33 in an M&O Conference game Tuesday. The Badgers (5-7) also played Monday and got too tired to keep up in the second half. “We were a tired basketball team. We played back to back Monday and ...

Girls basketball: Elcho cruises past Florence

ELCHO, Wis. — Elcho moved out to a 21-6 lead and defeated Florence 64-45 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Springer sisters, Jordyn and Jenna, each scored a team-high 10 points for the Bobcats (4-7, 3-4). Jenna Springer had eight rebounds and Alicia Gehlhoff had ...

Purdue forward Vincent Edwards (12) defends Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ (22) on Tuesday in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue stays hot, beats Wisconsin

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 3 Purdue keeps it simple. Move the ball, continue scrapping and share the credit as the wins pile up. Right now, nobody's executing the plan better than the Boilermakers who proved it again Tuesday night. Carsen Edwards scored 21 points, Vincent Edwards ...

Wausaukee's Matthew Delfosse (23) and Hayden Renikow (22) defend Florence's Evan Beaster in Monday's game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Wausaukee defeats Florence, 78-59

FLORENCE, Wis. — The schools that played a classic game in 1989 took it down a notch Monday. Wausaukee, led by Matthew Delfosse powering inside for 31 points, downed Florence 78-59 in non-conference boys basketball. The Rangers (6-5) rolled to a 48-19 halftime margin. Florence’s path to ...

Niagara's Cassie Gill (23) dribbles against Wausaukee's Madelyn Schlies (4) in Friday's M&O Conference game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Wausaukee downs Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Wausaukee outlasted Niagara 28-27 in an M&O Conference girls basketball defensive battle Friday. The visiting Rangers (8-5, 5-4) managed a 19-16 halftime lead. The Badgers (10-3, 6-3) trailed by eight or nine in the second half, according to Niagara head coach Karl ...

New Green Bay Packers NFL football team general manager Brian Gutekunst gestures while speaking at an introductory press conference on Monday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Life around football prepares Gutekunst for Packers GM job

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The son of a college football coach, Brian Gutekunst has an idea of the kind of scrutiny that he'll receive as the new general manager of the Green Bay Packers. Gutekunst watched his father, John Gutekunst, take heat during six-plus seasons at the University of ...

Weather cancels sporting events

Incoming freezing rain and snow making for horrid travel conditions has canceled local sporting events for today. Here are the canceled events: North Dickinson's boys basketball vs. Superior Central (rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31) Kingsford boys basketball vs. Gladstone Kingsford ...

Bucks wear down lowly Magic

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With a lineup full of long, athletic players, the Milwaukee Bucks can make up for poor nights from the 3-point line by wearing down opponents in transition. They ran away from Orlando on Wednesday night once they figured out how to slow down the lowly Magic. Giannis ...

Browns add Packers execs to front office

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns' roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up. New general manager John Dorsey tapped into his NFL connections to improve the winless Browns, adding former Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith on Wednesday in ...

Boys basketball: STAA beats Niagara, 63-50

MARINETTE, Wis. — Niagara never recovered from a flat start in a 63-50 M&O Conference loss to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Tuesday. The Badgers (5-5, 1-5) fell to a 13-point deficit at halftime. A strong second half with 36 points wasn’t enough to overcome a flat first half. “We ...

Girls basketball: Gill, West pace Niagara over Coleman

COLEMAN, Wis. — Cassie Gill scored 13 points and Maddie West added 11 as Niagara downed Coleman 50-38 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. Jessica Oratch had six points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Badgers (9-2, 6-2). “It was a good, hard fought game,” said ...

Packers making Gutekunst next GM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are promoting director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to be the team’s next general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the team has made no formal announcement. ...

Rutgers tops UW

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — There aren't must-win games in early January, but coming off a 31-point drubbing at No. 13 Purdue and on a three-game losing streak, Rutgers didn't want to travel to No. 1 Michigan State looking for its first Big Ten victory. They won't have to. "We all had the ...

Toronto ‘beast’ belts Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Banished to the bench with two fouls less than 90 seconds into the game, Jonas Valanciunas provided little help in the first half for the Toronto Raptors. He sure made up for it in the third quarter. Valanciunas scored all of his 20 points in the decisive third quarter ...

College basketball coach accused of punching official

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a college men’s basketball coach in Wisconsin has been arrested for allegedly punching an official after a game. The State Journal reports that UW-Rock County coach Jamal Mosley is accused of punching Madison official Pat Henderson after Rock ...

Girls basketball: Springer sisters lead Florence over Laona-Wabeno, 53-40

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Springer sisters combined for 29 points as Florence downed Laona-Waeno 53-40 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Friday. Jenna Springer led the Bobcats (3-6, 3-3) with 17 points and seven rebounds and Jordyn Springer followed with 12 points. “The girls ...

Niagara's Ben Oratch drives on Crivitz in Friday's M&O Conference game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Crivitz cruises past Niagara, 69-41

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz jumped out to a 41-16 halftime lead and downed Niagara 69-41 in M&O Conference action Friday. Alex Hagerty led the Badgers (5-4, 1-4) with 11 points. Austin Hagerty added nine. “Crivitz came out and played a great half-court defense,” said Niagara head ...

North Central's Hope Plunger (10) grabs the basketball from North Dickinson's Brogan Anderson (25) in Friday's game in Powers. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: North Dickinson beats Jets, 55-34

POWERS — North Dickinson girls basketball team took advantage of a big second half to blow by North Central 55-34 Friday night. North Dickinson (5-2) managed a 21-20 lead at halftime. “We cams out a little sluggish in the first half and that was due to being off for two weeks,” said ...