BOYS BASKETBALL Western Cloverbelt McDONELL 74, REGIS 56 Regis — Jacob Salonek 6, Keelin Norman-Klatt 27, Cade Osborn 7, Abe Rocksvold 2, Carter Brown 12, Jackson Wolterstorff 2. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 19 11-13 56. McDonell — Cory Hoglund 21, JD Bohaty 2, Jaebin Bourget 1, Joe Schwetz 7, Hayden Baughman 25, Eion Kressin 8, Charlie Bleskachek 10. Totals: 29 10-14 74. Halftime: McDonell 44-34. 3-pointers: Regis 7 (Norman-Klatt 5, Brown 2), McDonell 6 (Hoglund 2, Baughman 4).
McDONELL 74, REGIS 56 Regis — Jacob Salonek 6, Keelin Norman-Klatt 27, Cade Osborn 7, Abe Rocksvold 2, Carter Brown 12, Jackson Wolterstorff 2. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 19 11-13 56. McDonell — Cory Hoglund 21, JD Bohaty 2, Jaebin Bourget 1, Joe Schwetz 7, Hayden Baughman 25, Eion Kressin 8, Charlie Bleskachek 10. Totals: 29 10-14 74. Halftime: McDonell 44-34. 3-pointers: Regis 7 (Norman-Klatt 5, Brown 2), McDonell 6 (Hoglund 2, Baughman 4). Rebounds: Regis 28 (Osborn, Rocksvold
Brenden Johnston scored 17 points, and the Menomonie boys basketball team won its first game of the season on Monday night, knocking off Holmen 67-53 in nonconference action in Menomonie. Jace Kressin added 13, while Sam Sleichert chipped in 11 for the Mustangs. GIRLS HOOPS Nonconference Holy Family (Minn.) 60, Regis 58: The Ramblers couldn’t hold on to a 32-19 halftime lead and fell in overtime. Kate Seyer led the Regis charge with 19 points. Durand 71, Fall Creek 30: Shae
CHIPPEWA FALLS — That four-game losing streak? Up in smoke. Just like the nets in the Chippewa Falls McDonell gym. McDonell put to bed its recent struggles with a white-hot first half. Cory Hoglund set the tone with a 3-pointer on the first possession, Hayden Baughman quickly followed suit and the Macks picked up a crucial win with a 74-56 victory over Eau Claire Regis on Monday night. “It was huge just to get some momentum and gain confidence in ourselves, which we always had,
Elizabeth Bauer scored with 10 seconds left in the third period, and the UW-Eau Claire women’s hockey team beat No. 4 Adrian (Mich.) 3-2 on Monday afternoon at Hobbs Ice Center. Courtney Wittig and Hanna Zavoral assisted on the game-winning goal. The Blugolds went up 1-0 in the first period on a goal from Erin Goodell. Holly Turnbull scored on a power play in the second period to briefly give UW-Eau Claire the lead back. The Blugolds outshot the Bulldogs 32-19 in the contest.
MINNEAPOLIS — There wasn’t much left for Case Keenum to do but to fling the ball deep and hope for a miracle. Miracle answered. Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game, with one more win needed to become a first-time Super Bowl host. Drew Brees had driven the Saints in
MIAMI — Goran Dragic and Erik Spoelstra were asked separately Sunday what a seven-game winning streak means to them, and both immediately provided the same answer. “Nothing,” Dragic said. “Nothing,” Spoelstra said. Even in their best stretch of the season, the Miami Heat are still sounding far from content. Dragic scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Heat held Milwaukee to its worst shooting game in nearly five years on the way to
PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused. Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn’t they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super Bowl champions? “I don’t know if they misread the schedule or didn’t play us this week, but they didn’t acknowledge us at all,” Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack said.
Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in December’s issue of Buckshot the Magazine. The January issue can be found Thursday on newsstands throughout the area. For the first time in over a decade, Chris Tok and his wife, Melissa — along with young son Easton, were making a move not centered around hockey. A coach ever since his playing days ended, Tok had just departed Austin, Minn., after four years as the head coach with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins, with whom
Today Prep Boys basketball: Regis at McDonell, 7:15 p.m.; Wausau West at North, 7:15 p.m.; Holmen at Menomonie, 7:15 p.m.; Lake Holcombe at Gilman, 5:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Holy Family Catholic at Regis, 7:15 p.m.; Altoona at Bloomer, 7:15 p.m.; Fall Creek at Durand, 7:15 p.m.; Athens at Stanley-Boyd, 7:15 p.m.; Spring Valley at Elk Mound, 7:15 p.m.; Gilmanton at Mondovi, 7:15 p.m.; Independence vs. Plum City/Elmwood, 7:15 p.m. at Elmwood; Eleva-Strum at Immanuel Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.;