Wisconsin Sports

Hendrickson hired as Packers’ football ops director

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired Ravens front office veteran Milt Hendrickson as director of football operations on Thursday. Hendrickson has spent the past 14 seasons in the personnel department with Baltimore, a span that includes four division titles and a Super Bowl ...

Reuvers’ 22 leads Wisconsin past Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With All-American Ethan Happ on the bench with foul trouble, Nate Reuvers stepped up, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin past Illinois 72-60 on Wednesday night. It was the sophomore’s first career double-double, and it ...

Girls basketball: Niagara eases past Lena, 60-38

LENA, Wis. — Niagara rolled past Lena 60-38 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. Jasmine Racine’s 16 points led the Badgers (12-3, 8-3), who held a 38-21 halftime lead. Jessica Oratch added 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Jaida Maki had 10 points and five of the ...

Storm place at Shell Lake

FLORENCE, Wis. — Northwoods Storm faced tough competition Saturday in the Shell Lake Challenge high school wrestling tournament. Tristen Mascarette (22-2), a senior for the Florence-Niagara co-op, suffered a rare loss to unbeaten Jarod Stricker of Ashland 4-1 in the 126-pound finals. ...

Boys basketball: Badgers drop M&O clash to Wausaukee

WAUSAUKEE — Wausaukee rolled to a 43-13 halftime lead and downed Niagara 68-42 in M&O Conference action Friday. The Rangers (6-6, 5-4) shot 56 percent from the floor in the game. “The game got away from us in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “They played ...

Girls basketball: Niagara holds off Suring in OT

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Suring 60-49 in overtime Thursday. Niagara outscored the Eagles (7-7) 13-2 in the overtime period for the M&O Conference win. “We were in jeopardy there for a bit,” Niagara head coach Karl Lamoreaux ...

Boys basketball roundup: Wykons outduel rival Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS — West Iron County turned in a strong showing at a tough place to play Thursday. Four players scored in double figures as the Wykons spilled rival Forest Park 63-44 in a non-conference boys basketball rivalry at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. “It’s been awhile, maybe 10 years ...

Streaking Bucks beat Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are doing more than just winning. They are dominating opponents. The Bucks won their third straight game and 14th of the last 17 Wednesday night with a 111-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The victory marked the 23rd time the Bucks have won ...

Packers name Jags assistant Hackett as offensive coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired ...

Former Nordics’ star Jacobson named NACC player of the week

Lakeland University’s Miranda Jacobson was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Jacobson, a Felch senior, averaged 21 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals over two games last week, shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 87.5 percent ...

Wrestling: Mountaineers take 3rd in Mariucci Invite

KINGSFORD — Preparation for the UP Finals doesn’t get much better than Saturday’s Ray Mariucci Invitational. Host Kingsford and Iron Mountain each had seven medalists in the wrestling tournament that originated in 1964. “You have to be pleased any time you enter nine wrestlers in a ...

Bucks beat Hawks in Budenholzer’s return

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16. Milwaukee took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint. "We played a little bit harder, moved ...

NFL: Pack, Bears name defensive coaches

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike Pettine is staying as defensive coordinator of the Packers. New coach Matt LaFleur announced the decision Friday, answering one of his biggest questions just three days after being hired. In his first year, Pettine installed a 3-4 scheme and had mixed results. ...

MLB: Suspended Russell, Cubs agree on pact

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game ...

Giannis-less Bucks fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky got a bottled-water shower from his teammates and a postgame handshake from team president Ernie Grunfeld. The big game for the lanky Czech point guard was cause for celebration for the Washington Wizards, who are playing cohesively with Satoransky ...

College Basketball: Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over UW

Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Carsen Edwards wasn't flawless Friday. But Purdue coach Matt Painter says he found his rhythm. Coming off a poor shooting performance in a loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, Edwards scored 36 points as Purdue outlasted ...

Boys basketball: Florence survives Three Lakes

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence Bobcats, playing with the school’s 1989 Class C state championship basketball team in attendance, downed Three Lakes 45-39 in Northern Lakes Conference play Friday. The Bobcats (7-3, 6-1), who overcame poor shooting, managed a 21-16 halftime lead. “We had ...

Grandal, Brewers agree to $18.25M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The ...

LaFleur takes over as Packers head coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either. On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback in ...