Wisconsin Sports

Florence's Bailey Apfel (22) and Sidnie Steber (21) go up for a block on Goodman-Pembine's Mackenna Hirte (5) in Thursday's Northern Lakes Conference volleyball match. Bobcats' Cassie Larson (5) looks on. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Volleyball: Florence finishes in NLC with perfect mark

PEMBINE, Wis. — Florence capped the volleyball regular season Thursday with a perfect record in the Northern Lakes Conference. The 14-0 Lady Cats, who overcame early-season injuries, swept Goodman-Pembine 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-14) on Thursday. Florence coach Joan Canfield thought her ...

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers tries to get out of the grasp of Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Barr during the second half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Rodgers expresses admiration and respect for Minnesota's defense under Mike Zimmer, one of the few coaches who've had some success in thwarting Green Bay's exceptional quarterback. But Zimmer has his own anxiety about preparing for and playing against Rodgers. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

Zimmer schemes to stop Rodgers

MINNEAPOLIS — The fast, clever and tough defense Minnesota has had in four seasons with head coach Mike Zimmer has given the Vikings as good a chance to beat rival Green Bay as they’ve had since Aaron Rodgers became Packers starting quarterback in 2008. That doesn’t mean Rodgers is ...

Four named Hometowne athletes of the month

IRON MOUNTAIN — Taylor Talerico, Haley Clifford, Sawyer Perpich and Alex Hagerty were named the Hometowne athletes of the months of August and September. Talerico, an Iron Mountain senior co-captain on the volleyball team, had 99 digs and 51 kills through August. Clifford tallied 196 ...

Florence cancels final football game

FLORENCE, Wis. — Injuries continue to hamper the Florence High School football season. This week’s game against Three Lakes/Phelps was canceled because the team can’t field enough players, due to injuries and an already short roster to start the season. The cancellation was announced ...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson plays catch before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Jordy Nelson back at practice after minor back injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A minor back injury kept receiver Jordy Nelson off the field for the Green Bay Packers' winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. Nelson was a full participant when the Packers returned to practice on Wednesday. The NFL leader with six touchdown ...

Volleyball roundup: Forest Park sweeps Mid Peninsula

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Lady Trojans, led by Taylor Honkala’s 10 kills and Hannah Cross’ five ace serves, swept the Wolverines 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in Skyline Central Conference volleyball Tuesday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. “We played a little flat tonight, but we were able to be ...

Volleyball: Florence takes top seed for tourney

FLORENCE, Wis. — Northern Lakes Conference champion Florence has earned a top seed for a WIAA Division 4 super regional girls volleyball tournament. The Ladycats will host No. 16 Marion in one of the eight regional openers on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Start time is 7 p.m., with regional ticket ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles away from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore (58) on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Rodgers leads Packers late over Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys already have as many losses as they did last season. And it’s only Week 5. While Elliott leaped over the top for a fourth-down conversion before Prescott scored a go-ahead touchdown with 1:13 left, they just left ...

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Montgomery doubtful for Dallas

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is listed as doubtful to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday because of broken ribs. Montgomery got hurt in last week's win over the Chicago Bears. He appeared to be wearing a flak jacket under his jersey while ...

UW big favorite over Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — No. 9 Wisconsin has won four straight and five of six against Nebraska, and the Badgers enter the game Saturday night as the biggest favorite of any visiting team at Memorial Stadium in 43 years. Badgers coach Paul Chryst isn't that impressed. "History doesn't matter ...

Football: Laona-Wabeno too much for Dumke, Predators

WABENO, Wis. — Northern Elite Predators, despite a pair of Brent Dumke touchdown runs, bowed to Laona-Wabeno 25-14 in MONLPC-Small Division football Friday. The Predators (5-3, 4-2) scored the first points, capping a 95-yard drive in the second quarter with a four-yard Dumke run. Ben Oratch ...

Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates his touchdown catch with Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Nelson doing damage in red zone

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Out of all the talented receiving options on the Green Bay Packers, one stands above the rest inside the 20-yard line. Few wideouts in the NFL have been as productive inside the red zone as Jordy Nelson. Four of his league-best five scoring catches have come inside the ...

Florence's Sidnie Steber returns a serve while Bailey Apfel (22) looks on during Thursday's Northern Lakes Conference match with Elcho. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Volleyball: Florence beats Elcho for Northern Lakes Conference championship

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence, in an easier than expected match, swept Elcho 3-0 to clinch the Northern Lakes Conference regular season volleyball championship Thursday. The unbeaten Bobcats (17-4-7, 12-0), who needed five sets in mid-September to beat the second-place Hornets, rolled to the ...

Volleyball: Three Lakes sweeps Patriots

GOODMAN, Wis. — Three Lakes downed Goodman-Pembine 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-16) in Northern Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday. Rachel Braaten led the Patriots (4-8) with four aces, six kills and two blocks. “Rachel turned in another solid all around performance,” said GP Coach John ...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Green Bay’s Adams back at practice after vicious hit

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Davante Adams was back on his feet, in uniform, bouncing around the practice field and joking with teammates. It was a welcome sight for the Green Bay Packers. Adams returned to practice Wednesday after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chicago Bears ...

Week 7 Football Matchups

Week 7: This week’s area high school football matchups

Norway punched its ticket to the playoffs with its sixth win in a 31-0 triumph over Munising last week. The Knights face Newberry in their first Mid Eastern Conference meeting. West Iron County could also secure its playoff-clinching win with a victory over Northland Pines on Saturday ...

Florence cancels second straight football game

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence has canceled a second straight varsity football game. Athletic Director Kris Johnson cited low numbers due to injuries for canceling Friday’s game at Crivitz. The Bobcats also called off last week’s game with Laona-Wabeno. Florence has one game left on the ...

Volleyball roundup: Forest Park sweeps Jets

CRYSTAL FALLS — Avery Sommers and Taylor Honkala combined for 12 ace serves as Forest Park downed North Central 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-8) in Skyline Central Conference volleyball Thursday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. Sommers fired seven aces and Honkala had five for the Lady Trojans (8-9-7, ...

Niagara's Allison Wells (12) spikes the ball past Gillett's Megan Wolfe (6) in Tuesday's M&O Conference match. Badgers' Addelynn Amundson (23) and Faith Borchardt (21) look on. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Volleyball: Badgers sink Gillett in final home match

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara may have secured another home match Tuesday by beating Gillett 3-1 in M&O Conference volleyball. The Badgers (9-14-3, 7-6) played their final regular season home match Tuesday, outlasting the Tigers 25-20, 21-25, 28-26, 25-23. But the win also enhanced ...