UW-Stout announced on Monday the hiring of Mandy Trautmann as the school’s next volleyball coach. Trautmann, a four-year standout at UW-Oshkosh, takes over the Blue Devils program after one year as an assistant for the team. The Seymour native is second in UW-Oshkosh history in digs, and she was the WIAC’s defensive player of the year in 2015. She takes over officially on March 1. After four years as head coach, Laura Evans resigned effective March 1 to move
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon’s victory in the famed No. 3 and Bubba Wallace’s history-making, second-place finish, NASCAR got perhaps its most promising glimpse to date of the next generation. Dillon wrecked Aric Almirola on the final lap
The battle for U.S. Cup ski jumping season honors between Flying Eagle Andrew Urlaub and Decker Dean of Steamboat Springs, Colo., comes down to tonight’s final event at Lake Placid, N.Y. Urlaub went into last week’s action with the lead but placed second to Dean in Sunday’s tournament at Brattleboro, Vt., and the two are apparently tied with 108 points. No official results were available. In Saturday’s non-cup tournament at Brattleboro, Dean won with jumps of 91 and 94
Eau Claire native Ty Emberson recorded an assist in the U.S. National Under-18 team defeated Finland 4-0 on Saturday to win the Five Nationals Tournament, hosted in Plymouth, Mich. Emberson has four goals and 14 assists in 42 games played this year for the U.S. NTDP. The former Memorial skater will play at Wisconsin next year.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. The Americans are back in the title game after a 5-0 victory over Finland on Monday in the semifinals. They’ll play the winner of the other semifinal game between Canada and the Russians on Thursday. Also on Monday at the Pyeongchang Games, Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their own record in the ice dancing short program with 83.67
CADOTT — Perhaps no setting illustrates how to tell a father and son apart more than a body of water on a warm summer day either just off their farm south of Cadott or away from the beaten path near their cabin in Minong. Current Cadott wrestling coach Josh Spaeth, the 1997 WIAA Division 3 state champion at 130 pounds for the Hornets, was more of an aggressor on the mat with his best work done standing up. He liked to finish the job as soon as possible. His sophomore son Brady,
UW-Stout’s Lydia Meier finished seventh in the weight throw on Sunday at the USA Track and Field National Indoor Championship in Albuqurque, N.M. Her heave traveled a distance of 65-feet, 0.75 inches.
Osseo-Fairchild was the one area boys basketball team to earn a No. 1 seed in the upcoming WIAA boys basketball playoffs, beginning next Tuesday. The Thunder are winners of the Western Cloverbelt and will play in the Division 4 field. Eau Claire Regis is the No. 2 seed in their half of the sectional, meaning the two conference foes would meet up in the sectional semifinals should they both get that far. Both the Ramblers and Thunder open the playoffs with byes. Clear Lake is the
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind the wheel of No. 3 when he won his only Daytona 500 in 1998, and when he was killed in an accident on the final lap of the race three years later. Dillon’s victory, in the 60th running of
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Two events, two gold medals for Marcel Hirscher. The 28-year-old Austrian has a good chance to leave the Pyeongchang Olympics with one more. Hirscher won the men’s giant slalom Sunday , finishing in 2 minutes, 18.04 seconds, and beating Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen by 1.27 seconds — the largest victory in the event at an Olympics in 50 years . He also won the alpine combined last Tuesday, and still has the slalom — his best event