Wisconsin Sports

Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo turned on the power with a long homer down the right-field line in the 11th inning. Jason Heyward delivered a tying single in the eighth against one of the toughest relievers in baseball. The Chicago Cubs dented the Milwaukee Brewers' normally lights-out ...

Braun, Brewers belt Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were in Cleveland earlier this week when Ryan Braun told manager Craig Counsell he couldn't wait for the next stop on the road trip. Braun proved again Friday night why he loves playing in Philadelphia. He homered twice and drove in five runs, and ...

Border Bash: White’s 28 points leads Wisconsin over Michigan

IRONWOOD — One future Michigan Tech player walked out as MVP, another put on a show for the crowd and would have been the MVP had his team won. Rhinelander’s 6-foot-6 Owen White had 28 points to lead Northern Wisconsin to a 104-94 victory over Northern Michigan in the Kiwanis Classic. ...

Packers: No long-term concern after Matthews hit on nose

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Lucas Patrick hasn't played baseball since he was a child. With one swing of the bat, he broke the nose of one of the "faces of the franchise." At the Green & Gold Charity Softball Game on Saturday in Grand Chute, Patrick's line ...

Wausaukee gets late runs, beats Niagara 3-1

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Late-inning heroics highlighted Niagara and Wausaukee in the team's first two meetings during the regular season. Wednesday's WIAA Division 4 regional baseball final continued the same trend. A two-run double by Cole Caylor in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie ...

Baseball: Niagara routs Elcho, advances in WIAA tourney

ELCHO, Wis. — Niagara limited its pitching staff Tuesday in beating Elcho 12-1 in five innings and advancing to a WIAA Division 4 regional baseball championship. Wausaukee will host Niagara at 4:30 p.m. today for the regional championship. Four Niagara pitchers threw no more than 30 ...

Florence falls in Division 3 sectional

MARATHON, Wis. — The Florence Bobcats and Pembine senior Wyatt Marcy completed their golf seasons Tuesday in the WIAA Division 3 sectional at Pine Valley Golf Course. The Bobcats posted a team score of 423. Sectional champion Manawa, 337, and runner-up Pacelli, 343, earned state berths June ...

Softball: Niagara beats Elcho in WIAA tourney

NIAGARA, Wis. — A three-run sixth was enough for Niagara to overcome an early deficit in a 5-3 win over Elcho on Wednesday. The Badgers fell in a 3-0 hole after three innings before coming back to take the WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal. Niagara plays at St. Thomas Aquinas/Lena at ...

Softball: Florence rallies, beats Patriots 14-3

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence got off to its usual slow start before beating Goodman-Pembine 14-3 in a WIAA Division 5 softball regional Wednesday. The top-seeded Bobcats (13-2) trailed 2-0 before scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning and five in the second. “Naturally, we ...

Track and field: Northwoods Storm 2nd in WIAA regional

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. — Northwoods Storm placed second in the WIAA Division 3 regional boys track and field meet Monday. Suring won the boys title with 149.33 points while the runner-up Florence-Niagara co-op had 108.33. Brent Dumke soared to first in long jump (18-08.25) and placed second ...

Softball: Florence wins share of first NLC championship

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence earned a share of its first Northern Lakes Conference championship Thursday. When Three Lake and Laona-Wabeno split a doubleheader Thursday, that gave the Bobcats a share of the league title with an 8-2 record. “This is a great bunch of kids that gets better ...

Springer, Schuls take Bobcats’ top athlete honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s athletes of the year are team leaders and versatile sophomores. Jenna Springer received the Ginny Ehrenreich Memorial for the top female athlete and Kaden Schuls accepted the David Wenzel Memorial for the premier male athletes. Only three-sport ...

Four named Hometowne athletes of the month

IRON MOUNTAIN — Four athletes were chosen the male and female Hometowne athletes of the month for March and April. Iron Mountain’s Olivia Berutti, Kingsford’s Hunter Lindeman and Olivia Allen along with Niagara’s Josh Weber. Berutti, a track standout for the Mountaineers, has won ...

Power Brew: Milwaukee smashes 4 HRs, beat D-Backs

PHOENIX (AP) — First Milwaukee took three of four in Colorado. Now the Brewers have won two of three in Arizona. A trip to what usual NL West trouble spots turned out nicely indeed for Milwaukee. Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four ...

Badgers fall to Coleman for 2nd place in M&O

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara got off to a shaky start and Coleman reaped the rewards in a 14-3 win for the M&O Conference title Tuesday. The Badgers made two errors to start the game and the Cougars took the momentum and turned it into four runs on one hit. Niagara made four errors in the ...

Florence routs Patriots

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence broke into the win column Tuesday, erupting for 13 runs in the last three innings to beat Goodman-Pembine 18-7 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball at Red Johnson Field. Florence (2-8-1, 2-7) won the second game by forfeit when the Patriots’ roster dipped to ...

Softball: Badgers rout Wausaukee, 18-8

NIAGARA, Wis. — A shaky start didn’t slow Niagara in an 18-8 M&O Conference win over Wausaukee on Monday. The Badgers (5-4, 2-1) fell to a 3-0 deficit in the first inning. All of Wausaukee’s runs were unearned. “First inning we gave them three unearned, which will kill you,” ...

Baseball: Niagara wins, makes M&O title game

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Josh Weber drove in four runs to lead Niagara in a 7-4 win in the M&O Conference tournament over Wausaukee on Monday. The No. 4-seeded Badgers scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game and force extras when Weber drove a two RBI-double to centerfield. ...

Three top Packers picks get started, ‘hard work’ ahead

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what they did during the first of two post-draft rookie orientation camp practices won't decide their fates, coach Mike McCarthy believes a good start is vital for them ...

Softball: Florence sweeps Crandon for NLC lead

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence held off Crandon, 6-5 and 9-2, to sweep a Northern Lakes Conference softball doubleheader Thursday. The Bobcats (5-1, 3-1) scored three runs in the first inning and three in the third to build a 6-4 lead in the first game. Pitcher Sydney Tomczak “scattered” ...