Wisconsin Sports

Baseball: Patriots rally past Florence in 7th, 6-5

FLORENCE, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine rallied late for a 6-5 Northern Lakes Conference win over Florence on Monday. The Patriots (2-6) scored in the top of the seventh on a one-out error by the Bobcats. Colby Nelson scored the winning run. The Bobcats (1-3) had a chance in the bottom of the ...

Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s

The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four. The scenario is equally simple for Boston and Houston: Win a home game on Monday, or ...

Softball: Niagara sweeps STAA

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara swept Marinette St. Thomas Aquinas in a girls softball doubleheader Friday, 19-1 and 18-0. “They’re young and rebuilding,” said Niagara coach Duane Blagec. Jayden Payette earned the victory in the opener, scattering seven hits. She struck out one and walked ...

Bucks beat Celtics in Game 3

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Khris Middleton added 20 points. Antetokounmpo had ...

Baseball: Bad inning bites Niagara again

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The self-destructive inning struck Niagara again. The Badgers gave up four runs in the sixth in a 9-4 M&O Conference loss to Wausaukee on Thursday. The Badgers (2-7) came back after being down 4-0 to make it 4-3, then made it 5-4 after the Rangers went up two in the ...

Predators to join football conference for 2020 season

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Northern Elite Predators will join a football-only conference for the 2020 season. Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal Monday. The Predators — a co-op with Niagara, ...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Rockies 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After finally rediscovering his home run stroke, Jes˙s Aguilar is going to treat himself to some well-deserved rest. The struggling slugger hit his first two homers of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Monday night with NL MVP Christian ...

Celtics rout Bucks to open 2nd round

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford's Boston Celtics in the opener of a second-round playoff series on ...

NFL Draft – Packers improve versatility on ‘D’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst insisted he went into the NFL draft prepared to go for the best available player with each of Green Bay’s eight picks. He thinks that plan worked out well for its biggest need: Defense. “I feel really good right now” ...

Back problems bench Crew’s Yelich in loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Yelich’s superb start to the season hit a snag. The reigning NL MVP is day to day with a sore lower back after being pulled in the fifth inning of the New York Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Mets star Robinson Cano was also injured in ...

Packers make offensive improvements at tight end, line

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With their final pick on the second day of the NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers got quarterback Aaron Rodgers a new offensive weapon: Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger. The Packers took Sternberger with their third-round pick (No. 75 overall) Friday night after ...

Baseball: Niagara beats Gillett for 1st wins

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara edged past Gillett/Suring on Thursday for the first wins of the season. The Badgers (2-3) won the first game, resumed from the fourth inning, by a 10-0 margin. The game was scheduled to be resumed after being postponed by weather on April 8. Niagara won Thursday's ...

Florence golf takes 3rd

LAONA, Wis. — Evan Beaster led Florence in a Northern Lakes Conference golf meet Thursday at Nicolet Country Club. Laona-Wabeno, 192, took team honors over Crandon (198), Florence (226) and Pembine (295). LW’s Reed Christianson and Ryan Simomis shared medalist at 43. Beaster shot a 48, ...

Baseball: Wausaukee routs Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's bats remained flat in a 15-2 thumping by M&O Conference foe Wausaukee on Tuesday. The Badgers (0-3) struck out 11 times in 22 at-bats, an even 50 percent strikeout rate. Niagara has now struck out in 52 percent of at-bats this season (45 strikeouts in 86 ...

Softball: Flivvs sweep doubleheader against Niagara

KINGSFORD — Kingsford held off Niagara 7-6 in the second game for a non-conference doubleheader sweep on Monday. The Flivvers (4-2) won the first game 10-1. The second game ended after the third out in the fifth during a cold steady rain. The temperature hung in the low 40s but felt ...

Baseball: Crivitz edges Niagara, 3-2

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz scored in the top of the seventh to edge Niagara 3-2 in an M&O Conference matchup Monday. The Badgers (0-2, 0-2) struck out in order to end the game. The Wolverines (7-3, 3-1) started the seventh with a walk to Jaden Werner. He advanced to third on an error and ...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the ...

Bucks win, take 3-0 series lead over Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks know they are often considered a one-man team. Saturday night, they took some major steps toward changing that perception. On a night where Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited by foul trouble, the Bucks had seven players score in double figures and beat ...

Antetokounpo leads Bucks past Pistons

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee's big third quarter and ...

IM, Niagara split softball doubleheader

NIAGARA, Wis. — Iron Mountain and Niagara split a season-opening doubleheader on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (1-1) won the first game 11-2 and Niagara won the second game 9-4. "We haven't had a practice outside yet but it was good to be outside, might have gotten a little sun burn today," ...