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Wisconsin Sports

Niagara girls come up short at Crivitz, 59-44

CRIVITZ — Despite Alyssa Cretton with 18 points, and freshman Josie Rock netting 11 points, the Lady Badgers were defeated here Thursday night 59-44 by Crivitz. Niagara trailed by only three points at the half but were unable to hold off the Wolverines in the second half. Crivitz was ...

Green Bay stays with Pettine as defensive coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator. In LaFleur’s first season, the Packers went from 6-9-1 in 2018 to 13-3 and the NFC championship game this season as second-year coordinator Pettine improved the defense. ...

Badgers denied at Crandon

CRANDON, Wis. - Junior Alyssa Cretton’s 14 points led Niagara in a 42-26 non-conference loss at Crandon here Tuesday The Cardinals (10-3), who pay in the Northern Lakes Conference, held a 21-12 advantage at halftime and were led in scoring by Lynzee McGesheck with nine points. Jessica ...

Schuls dials up 30, ‘Cats rout Phelps

FLORENCE, Wis. - Kaden Schuls hit five times from 3-point land on his way to a game-high 30 points, and Florence rocketed to 8-2 with a 71-47 Northern Lakes Conference victory over Phelps Tuesday. Freshman Evan Johnson chipped in 12 points and Riley Hixon added 10 for the victorious Bobcats. ...

Springer twins see double-doubles in blowout over Lena

FLORENCE, Wis. — Behind smothering full and half court traps, Florence made Monday night very rough for Lena. The Springer twins, Jenna and Jordyn, both posted double-doubles, combining for 28 points and 20 steals to lead Florence in a 52-21 non-conference rout. Jenna Springer led all ...

Bucks bounce Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. finished strong on Monday. Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season ...

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike and raised it to the sky. The San Francisco 49ers have gone on a surprising journey from No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. They have one ...

Rodgers again falls short of another title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — These playoff defeats when he is oh so close sting a bit more for Aaron Rodgers now, at this later stage in his career. “It's a little raw right now. It definitely hurts I'd say a little more than early in your career just because you realize just how difficult ...

Bucks aiming for 7 in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. Giannis Antetokounmpo ...

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week ...

49ers Kittle takes joy in run blocking

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No tight end in NFL history has been as productive as George Kittle at catching the ball over the first three years of a career. A player that skilled as a receiver might be expected to ask, or even demand, for the ball to come his way plenty of times on ...

Three Lakes 65, Florence 45

FLORENCE, Wis. — Hot-shooting Three Lakes was too much for Florence to keep up with Thursday evening, as the Blue Jays claimed a 65-45 Northern Lakes Conference victory. “The story of the game tonight was shooting, we didn’t hit our shots and they did,” Florence head coach Brad Perry ...

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 ...