Wisconsin Sports

Boys basketball: Florence outduels Crandon, 65-59

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence knocked off another tough Northern Lakes Conference opponent Tuesday. Kaden Schuls scored 24 points and Riley Hixon added 22 as the Bobcats turned back Crandon 65-59. “Two in a row, that’s nice,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg, referring to last ...

Girls basketball roundup: Westwood tops Wykons

IRON RIVER — Westwood had three double-digit scorers on Tuesday , sending the Patriots past West Iron County 49-34. The Patriots were led by a 15-point performance from junior guard Tessa Leece, 13 points from junior forward Karlie Patron and 12 points from junior guard Madelyn ...

Boys basketball: Lena beats struggling Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Lena converted nine free throws in the final two minutes and turned back Niagara 55-51 in a test of struggling M&O Conference boys basketball teams Monday. The Wildcats (1-2, 1-2), who won just one game last season, sank 17 of 23 free throws in the second half. The ...

Packers look to keep momentum going under Philbin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One week, one win for Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin. Now, the self-effacing, self-deprecating Philbin wants to keep the momentum going from Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons to keep alive Green Bay's slim playoff hopes. At the least, there are positive ...

Packers end losing ways

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes ...

Lakeland overwhelms Marian

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Miranda Jacobson filled the stat sheet with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in front of a big gathering of her fans Saturday. The senior from Felch helped Lakeland University women’s basketball team cruise to a 74-31 win over winless Marian University at the ...

GALLERY: Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown ...

Girls basketball: Niagara holds off Norway, 50-44

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara turned back Norway 50-44 in a spirited non-conference girls basketball game Thursday between neighboring schools. The Badgers (4-1) held 11-point leads in the second half but the Knights closed to 45-44 with 4:08 left in the game. “Cross-town rivals and we know ...

Moss let go because of ‘fit’ with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.” Philbin spoke on ...

Bucks blow out Pistons

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn’t always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the ...

Girls basketball roundup: Ledzian, Clark lead Nordics in dominant win

REPUBLIC — Skye Ledzian and Hannah Clark each posted double-doubles as North Dickinson opened the girls basketball season Tuesday by beating Republic-Michigamme 65-31. Ledzian had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Clark added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Briana Smith and Ashton Hord had 11 ...

Boys basketball: Niagara drops M&O matchup to Wausaukee

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell to Wausaukee 61-48 in the M&O Conference boys basketball opener Tuesday. Tristan DeJardin’s 15 second-half points led the Badgers (0-3, 0-1), who trailed 30-16 at halftime. “We played much better in the second half,” said Niagara head coach Jim ...

Girls basketball: Gill, Badgers rout Lena 56-36

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara held Lena to 11 first-half points and defeated the Wildcats 56-36 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. The Badgers (3-1, 2-1), playing a zone defense, held a 21-11 halftime advantage. “I’ve pushed the girls to play better defense,” said Badgers ...

Packers president Murphy to hire next coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' head-coaching vacancy should be appealing for one big reason. He plays quarterback and signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension this year. Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, though, will not be involved in the process of selecting Mike ...

McCarthy’s connections to Browns could lead to head coaching job

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Mike McCarthy's connections with the Browns could land him his next job. Dumped by Green Bay on Sunday after 13 seasons, a Super Bowl win and amid a seemingly growing rift with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy's candidacy to become Cleveland's next coach has gotten ...

Cardinals stun fading Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game. Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left, Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt ...

McCarthy fired after Packers fall to Cardinals

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to ...

Girls basketball: Niagara sinks Suring, notches 1st M&O win

SURING, Wis. — Niagara evened its M&O Conference record at 1-1 with a 56-54 win over Suring on Friday, led by Cassandra Gill’s 15 points. Jaida Maki added 14 points for the Badgers, who won the back-and-forth contest despite making just 12 of 30 free throws. “We made just enough ...

Boys basketball: Patriots stifle Niagara, 37-32

NIAGARA, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine edged Niagara in a slow-moving 37-32 non-conference win Thursday. The Patriots (2-0) held a 16-13 halftime lead in a defensive bout with shooting struggles by both teams. “We didn’t come out of the gates very well on offense,” Goodman-Pembine head ...

Desperate Packers focus on fixes, tune out distractions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers must make a stand just to stay in the playoff conversation. The injury list is growing. Their postseason hopes are in serious jeopardy. They'll need breaks to go their way with teams ahead of them in the wild-card chase. Tune out the outside ...