Wisconsin Sports

Girls basketball: STAA spoils Patriots’ season opener, win 57-48

GOODMAN, Wis. — Senior Alexa Pristelski scored 26 points as St. Thomas Aquinas Academy held off Goodman-Pembine 57-48 in a girls basketball season opener Tuesday. Katelyn Morrison and Katelyn Nelson each had 16 points to pace the Patriots. The Cavalettes won just one game last season, and ...

Girls basketball: Cohesive juniors lead Badgers in 2018-19

NIAGARA, Wis. — A veteran group will lead Niagara in the 2019 girls basketball season. “The girls on this year’s team have played together since fourth grade,” said Niagara head coach Karl Lamoreaux, noting seven juniors that either started or lettered last season. “I am looking ...

Girls basketball: Florence looking for first winning season in 12 years

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence, seeking its first winning girls basketball season in 12 years, starts the 2019 campaign Thursday at Crivitz. “I feel if we play as a team and use our quickness and depth to our advantage, we can be successful and possibly crack the top three in the ...

Quick change: Packers prep for Seattle after win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It can be difficult enough for NFL players to have just three days to prepare for a Thursday night game. The Green Bay Packers have another unique wrinkle in their schedule: they must fly west this year for their Thursday night matchup against the Seattle ...

Jones, Packers run past Dolphins

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway. Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday. The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away ...

Packers eager to finish strong

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Randall Cobb is out of detailed answers for now. But the veteran receiver did have one simple solution to get the Green Bay Packers out of their first-half funk. No rallying cries. No inspirational slogans, like the "Run the Table" phrase from Rodgers that turned ...

Packers put Allison on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have placed receiver Geronimo Allison on injured reserve and continued to reshuffle their secondary by releasing safety Jermaine Whitehead and signing cornerback Will Redmond from the practice squad. Allison injured his groin in practice last week ...

Happ’s triple-double leads Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ has fans. Coppin State coach Juan Dixon, for one, has been impressed by the Wisconsin preseason All-American for some time. Happ recorded the second triple-double in Wisconsin history in the season opener Tuesday night, sparking the Badgers to an 85-63 win ...

Trail Blazers upend Bucks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In search of his jump shot, CJ McCollum watched every single 3-pointer he took last season looking for what he lost. Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, he found it. McCollum scored 40 points and Portland beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night to hand the ...

State champ sinks Newman

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Burlington Catholic Central set a Division 4 volleyball state tournament record with 17 ace serves in three sets and swept Wausau Newman Catholic 25-17, 25-21, 26-24 in the semifinals. The Cardinals (31-13) defeated Wausaukee in the sectional finals. Catholic Central ...

Packers struggling at halfway mark

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it's not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games. The Packers hit the season's midpoint with a 3-4-1 record, meaning there is little margin for error after ...

For second straight week, Packers not good enough

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Green Bay had the ball in field goal range, on the cusp of breaking a fourth-quarter tie, when Patriots lineman Lawrence Guy knocked the ball out of Aaron Jones' grasp . Instead of taking their first lead of the game, the Packers watched the Patriots march to ...

Threeforall: Bucks latest team to set a 3-point mark

The best 3-point shooter who ever lived, at least in terms of volume, is Ray Allen. Boston used to have him. Milwaukee used to have him. And he doesn't figure into either franchise's greatest single-game 3-point barrage. With NBA records being set from 3-point range this season — ...

Bye Ty: Packers trade RB to Ravens for draft pick

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have traded running back and kick returner Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore was sending a seventh-round draft pick to Green Bay in what was a busy trade deadline day for Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst. Green Bay also traded ...

Niagara’s Racine named to All-M&O 1st team

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara junior Jasmine Racine has been named to the All-M&O Conference volleyball first-team. League coaches also selected Badgers junior Cassie Gill for honorable mention. Crivitz junior Chloe Gruszynski, picked as the M&O’s most outstanding player, led the ...

Packers, Montgomery look to get past fumble

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Ty Montgomery left Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sunday after his crucial fumble during a kickoff return without talking to reporters. He had plenty to say on Monday. The Green Bay Packers running back and kick returner talked more about his uncertain role and ...

Rams reach 8-0 with victory over Packers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramik Wilson was not the most likely candidate on the Los Angeles Rams' superstar-laden roster to make the decisive play late in the fourth quarter of a tight game with Green Bay. Yet there went the backup linebacker, flying downfield on kickoff coverage and clobbering Ty ...

Packers use rookie to prepare for Rams

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers turned to rookie defensive lineman James Looney to get ready to face Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Other than sharing jersey No. 99, Donald and Looney have little in common. Looney was one of Green Bay's seventh-round draft ...

Brewers, Yelich learned from NLCS experience

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Yelich made it to the World Series, just not in the manner he had hoped. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger accepted the Hank Aaron Award prior to Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. Boston's J.D. Martinez was the American League recipient of ...

Middleton leads balanced Bucks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-year coach Mike Budenholzer brought his heavy reliance on 3-pointers to the Milwaukee Bucks this season, transforming a team not known for its prowess from beyond the arc. The approach has taken hold and Milwaukee has tied the best start in franchise ...