Eau Claire’s Kelly Kretz shot a 4-under 66 on Monday and sits one shot back of leader Chad Sandee after the opening round of the 98th Wisconsin State Open at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha. River Falls’ Garrett Loomis shot a 1-under 69 and was in a large group tied for ninth. UW-Eau Claire and Memorial alum Ryan Isaacson opened with a 72.
Eau Claire Memorial senior Lexi Meade shot a 76 on Monday at the Old Abe Invite at Wild Ridge in Eau Claire to finish second in the individual standings. New Richmond’s Maggie Veenendall led the Tigers to the team title after shooting 75. River Falls and Menomonie were second and third in the team standings. OLD ABE INVITE At Wild Ridge Team Scores New Richmond 339, River Falls 396, Menomonie 411, Eau Claire Memorial 415, Osseo-Fairchild 421, Hudson 430, Eau Claire North 434,
MADISON — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Ga., was suspended by the team shortly after he was charged with third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sex assault of an intoxicated victim. The charges were filed by the Dane County district attorney and Madison police said Cephus is accused of assaulting the two women on
EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have completed their plan to turn over their kicking duties to rookie Daniel Carlson, releasing veteran Kai Forbath with two weeks remaining in the preseason. For all the training camp drills and exhibition game extra points the Vikings can give Carlson, there’s no way for him to experience the pressure and scrutiny that comes with the job on a championship-chasing team. For all the calm the Southeastern Conference’s all-time scoring
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Davidson homered, Lucas Giolito struck out six in six innings and the Chicago White Sox spoiled Stephen Gonsalves’ major league debut by holding off the Minnesota Twins for an 8-5 victory on Monday night. Playing without manager Rick Renteria, Chicago won for the fourth time in five games in the makeup of snowed-out April contest. Davidson drove in three runs, and Jose Abreu had two hits and two RBIs. Renteria experienced lightheadedness before the game and was
Thomas Longbella, a former state champion at Chippewa Falls McDonell and current golfer at Minnesota, won the CVGA Turtleback Open in sudden death, edging out Thomas Campbell for the win. He sunk a 35-footer to win on the first playoff hole. Longbella and Campbell both shot a 66. Memorial grad and UW-Eau Claire All-American Ryan Isaacson tied for fourth by shooting a 71.
MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that’s eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship. He got the better of a nostalgic rematch — they hadn’t played in two years because of injuries — and broke through in a tournament that Federer has won seven times, never losing a title match. After Federer’s forehand sailed wide for the deciding point, Djokovic
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker began the Wyndham Championship with history — and ended it with a victory. Snedeker earned his ninth PGA Tour title Sunday, three days after opening with an 11-under 59. He closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory in the regular-season finale, breaking a tie with C.T. Pan on the final hole with a birdie and Pan’s double bogey in the group ahead. Snedeker finished at 21-under 259 for his first win since 2016 and his second at the
Logan Boettcher allowed just three hits in nine shutout innings, and the Osseo Merchants won the championship game of the WBA state tournament with a 7-0 victory over the Sparta Miller in Osseo. Boettcher, who was named the most valuable pitcher of the tournament, walked just one and struck out five. It took him 104 pitches to complete his feat. Jim Zawacki was 3-for-5 on the day and drove in a pair of runs. He was named the most valuable hitter of the state tournament. Todd
ST. LOUIS — Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. “I can die now,” Chacin joked to reporters. Milwaukee (69-57) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back ahead of St. Louis (68-57) for the second National League wild card. The Cardinals lost for just the