Joey Kinderman rushed for 177 yards on 13 carries as Fall Creek beat Neillsville/Granton 26-12 in a Cloverbelt football contest on Thursday night in Fall Creek. Kinderman had scoring rushes of 38 and 55 yards. Brown takes second Eau Claire North’s Sydney Brown took second at the Big Fish girls golf tournament in Hayward, shooting a 79 to help North place sixth as a team. Northwestern’s Keirnan Smith beat her by a stroke and finished with a 78. Coflax’s Abby DeMoe
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016. “I better be smiling,” Snedeker said. “I don’t do this every day.
Lake Mills 0 0 0 7 — 7 Menomonie 7 12 14 0 — 33 First Quarter Menomonie — Thomas Poplawski 12-yard run (XP good), 0:34. Second Quarter Menomonie — Poplawski 8-yard run (2-point failed), 8:06. Menomonie — Jake Ebert 65-yard pass to Logan Soernson (2-point failed), 0:34. Third Quarter Zach DeMarce 2-yard run (Ebert pass to Sam Zbornik for 2-point), 6:14. Menomonie — DeMarce 4-yard run (XP failed), 1:16. Fourth Quarter Lake Mills —
Central 20 19 6 0 — 45 North 0 0 0 8 — 8 First Quarter C — Trevon Van Egtern 31 pass from Johnny Davis (Van Egtern kick), 9:42.C — Peter Fleming 16 pass from John Davis (Van Egtern kick), 5:11.C – John Davis 54 run (kick blocked), 0:33. Second Quarter C — Jordan Davis 36 pass from Johnny Davis (Van Egtern kick), 8:31.C — John Davis 13 run (kick failed), 7:42.C – Fleming 4 pass from John Davis (kick failed), 3:30. Third Quarter
MENOMONIE – There may have been plenty of new faces filling key roles for Menomonie, but the end result was all too familiar. That much was clear after the first play from scrimmage. Zach DeMarce broke off a 34-yard run on the Mustangs’ first play of the season, setting the tone for a 33-7 rout of Lake Mills to open the year at Don and Nona Williams Stadium. The Menomonie defense was stout, and the Mustangs got a pair of touchdowns from both DeMarce and Thomas Poplawski to power
The Eau Claire Memorial girls tennis team took second place at the 16-team Brookfield Invite on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Old Abes fell 4-3 to defending state champion Homestead in the championship match after earning wins over defending D2 state champ University School of Milwaukee, Divine Savior Holy Angels and Nicolet. GIRLS GOLF: Osseo-Fairchild took third in the Division 2 field with a two-day score of 823 at the Wisconsin Dells Invite at Christmas Mountain and Coldwater Canyon. Keila
GREEN BAY — Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t declare Justin McCray the winner of the training camp competition at right guard, but he got pretty close. What was supposed to be one of the bigger competitions of training camp never materialized. While McCray’s would-be challenger, Lucas Patrick, has spent a big chunk of camp at left guard as starter Lane Taylor has dealt with ankle and quad issues, McCray has taken every first-team rep. “I hope so,” McCarthy
EAGAN, Minn. — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice. The goal of the gatherings could be boiled down to this: No fighting. Please. “We really don’t want to end up being on TV like some of these other things,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “We just want to get out there and get some
MADISON — The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year. Focusing on just slowing down Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor on the ground might be a risky proposition for the rest of the Big Ten. The Badgers are loaded at receiver, capable of putting four proven playmakers out wide at the same time. And that’s not even counting a more concerted effort to get Taylor more involved in the passing game in his sophomore season.
Opposing defenses have got to be getting tired of seeing some of these guys. And who could blame them? Life won’t be easy as Big Rivers Conference football teams try to find ways to shut down the conference’s large crop of returning quarterbacks, a group that has made a big impact on the league over the past few seasons. “When you have an experienced quarterback, the defense is always on its heels,” Hudson coach Adam Kowles said. Take Kowles’ quarterback at