Wisconsin Sports

Rodgers gets 7th Pro Bowl nod in playoff-less year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A lost season coming to a close without a trip to the playoffs for the Green Bay Packers is ending in a familiar spot for Aaron Rodgers. He's headed to the Pro Bowl for the seventh time in his career. "Yeah, I think there's a lot of pride with that. Especially knowing ...

Girls basketball: Niagara’s pressure folds Florence

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s full-court defensive pressure paved the way to sinking Florence 47-31 in a non-conference girls basketball rivalry Monday. Jasmine Racine’s 12 points and 12 steals along with Jessica Oratch’s 12 points and 10 rebounds led the Badgers (6-2). “The pressure ...

Bears beat Packers, clinch NFC North

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention. They could not have asked for a sweeter scenario. Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Rodgers' NFL-record streak without ...

Packers TE quiet in mediocre season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whether it was earlier in his career at New Orleans or the past few seasons in Seattle, two things were common for tight end Jimmy Graham: production and victories. Both are in short supply in his first season with the Green Bay Packers. Graham enters Sunday's game at ...

Shorthanded Bucks handle Cavs 114-102

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo played as if he had a point to prove. The Milwaukee star rebounded from his worst game of the season to match his career high with 44 points and the Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Friday night despite missing two starters. Two nights ...

Tigers finalize deal with shortstop

DETROIT (AP) — Shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract agreed to at the winter meetings this week. He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games played as part of the deal announced Friday: $100,000 each for 120 and 125 and ...

Boys basketball: Schuls scores 20, Florence crushes Elcho 75-35

ELCHO, Wis. — Kaden Schuls scored 22 points and Riley Hixon added 20 as Florence downed Elcho 75-35 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday. The Bobcats (4-2, 3-1) rolled to a 39-16 halftime advantage. “We started off a little slow,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg. ...

Girls basketball: Crandon routs Florence, 62-16

CRANDON, Wis. — Crandon forced 23 first-half turnovers and rolled past Florence 62-16 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. “You can tell Crandon went to state (last year),” said Florence head coach Brady Perry. “They’re a well oiled machine.” The Bobcats (2-4, ...

Protecting Rodgers a premium when Packers face Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs saw no need to keep going on and on about Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. There's plenty of film to watch. The rest of that Chicago defense is pretty good, too. Now Green Bay must face the NFC's top-ranked unit on the road on Sunday, ...

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 ...