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Wisconsin Sports

Niagara boys come up short

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s balanced scoring went for naught as the Badgers dropped a 48-46 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in M&O Conference boys basketball Thursday. Josh Weber led the Badgers with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Sladen Dunlap added 10 points and Edward Swanson and ...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off first-place Celtics, 128-123

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were up ...

Becoming great an ‘obsession’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davante Adams obsesses about being great. The Green Bay wide receiver wasn't a five-star recruit. He wasn't the biggest, fastest or most athletic. He wasn't even a football player until late in his high school career. But the two-time Pro Bowler has worked himself ...

Bobcats handle Patriots, 74-49

BY MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Sports Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — Points off of transition. That was the focal point for Florence here Tuesday night in defeating Goodman-Pembine 74-49 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball. The Patriots led 4-2 in the early moments of the game, and ...

Packers-49ers rivalry dates back 25 years

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brett Favre vs. Steve Young. Aaron Rodgers dueling with Colin Kaepernick. The catch by Terrell Owens, electrifying returns from Desmond Howard and breathtaking runs by Kaepernick. Few franchises have been as intertwined over the last quarter-century as the Green ...

Niagara boys lose to Rangers

WAUSAUKEE — Niagara made a short trip down Highway 141 on Tuesday night and suffered a 48-33 loss to Wausaukee in Marinette-Oconto Conference basketball action. Hayden Renikow’s game high 17 points led the Rangers, while Tristin Pollard added 15 points for Wausaukee. Josh Weber netted ...

Bobcats change hoops schedule

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence has made changes and additions to its boys and girls basketball schedules. The girls team will host Watersmeet Thursday, Jan. 23, with the JV team starting at 5:45 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 14, the girls teams will play at Tomahawk, with the JV game starting at 5:45 ...

Niagara rips Suring

SURING, WIS. — Alyssa Cretton led all scorers with 18 points and also collected eight rebounds and five steals as Niagara ran away from Suring 47-28 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. The Lady Badgers (8-3) led by five at halftime before building a double-digit cushion in the ...

Bobcats maul Wildcats, 78-49

FLORENCE — Riley Hixon’s 23 points led three Bobcats in double figures as Florence cruised past Lena 78-49in non-conference action Monday night. Hixon scored the first 15 of his team’s 19 points. “Overall, a nice win for us, we are learning to and starting to see the right ...

Packers reach NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have relied more on character and resilience than offense or defense this season, lagging well behind past editions in aesthetics. This divisional round win over Seattle, though, was a vintage Rodgers performance. He helped the ...

Seattle dealing with injuries

RENTON, Wash. (AP) —The identity of the player who will be protecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s blind side will remain unknown until just before Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay. Duane Brown and George Fant were listed as questionable ...

Antetokounmpo, NBA-best Bucks earn tough victory over Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks own the best record in the NBA and coach Mike Budenholzer still wants far more than what he has seen the past two games. More made shots. More pace. More energy. Better ball movement, too. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds while ...

Brewers extend Counsell

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee general manager David Stearns didn't have to do much thinking when it came to a new long-term deal for Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Both Craig and I thought this was probably an inevitability at some point," Stearns said Wednesday after announcing a three-year ...

UW center heading to NFL

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin All-America center Tyler Biadasz said Wednesday he will skip his senior season to go to the NFL. Biadasz said on Twitter the NFL “has always been my biggest dream." He was a unanimous All-America this season and also won the Rimington Trophy as the ...

41 Lumber Pee Wees split vs. Green Bay

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association 41 Lumber Pee Wees (12U) skated to a split against Green Bay Bobcats Pee Wee A, falling 4-2 in the first game before earning a 5-2 win in the second, Saturday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Goal scorers for 41 Lumber included Ted Pennala, ...

Patriots survive in final seconds

GOODMAN, Wis. — Despite leading by 10 points at the half, Goodman-Pembine needed a Boone Larison three-pointer with two seconds left to defeat Mercer 56-55 in non-conference boys basketball action Tuesday night. “We left many scoring opportunities out there tonight but we are happy to ...

Badgers take down Lena for third straight victory

LENA, Wis, — After starting the season 0-4, Niagara won its third consecutive game Tuesday night, defeating Lena 51-39 in Marinette-Oconto conference action. Tristan DeJardin led the Badgers with 13 points. Logan Bath and Josh Weber each added eight points for the Badgers, now 3-4 (2-3 ...

Bobcats rip Eagles, 83-37

FLORENCE, Wis — Florence, with four players in double figures, cruised past Stephenson 83-37 Tuesday night in non-conference action. The Bobcats, who held a 42-21 lead at half, were led by Preston Stoltz’s double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds. Kaden Schuls scored a game-high 21 ...

Gill double-double not enough for Niagara in 58-46 loss against Gillett

GILLETT, Wis. — Cassie Gill posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Niagara in a 58-46 loss to Gillett Monday evening in a Marinette-Oconto Conference girls basketball make-up game from Dec. 9. Niagara had three players in double figures as Jaida ...

Wausaukee pressure too much for Florence

WAUSAUKEE, Wis — Florence couldn’t overcome a swarming and aggressive defense and a game-high 24 points from Wausaukee’s Stephanie Murray in a 54-36 non-conference girls basketball loss Monday. “It was a tough game for us, they’re very good,” said Florence head coach Brad Perry. ...