MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler’s trade request last month instantly turned him from fan favorite to scorned superstar in Minnesota. With some hustle steals and highlight-reel baskets, he quickly had the crowd at the home opener on his side. Butler brushed off some early jeers, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night. “I knew as soon as I made an effort play, it was going to turn into cheers,” Butler
DALLAS — Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net. Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night. Dallas goalie Ben Bishop had stopped a shot by Eric Staal, but the puck went into the left corner. Suter sent the puck back in front, and it ricocheted in off the Stars’ Esa Lindell with 7:06 left to put the Wild up 2-1. “I was just trying to
Division 5 BLOOMER 30, SPOONER 6 Spooner 0 6 0 0 — 6 Bloomer 8 8 6 8 — 30 First Quarter B—Jace McMullin 16 pass from Zach Ruf (Ruf run). Second Quarter B—Jesse Buchli 64 run (Buchli run).S—Chase Melton 14 run (conversion failed). Third Quarter B—Buchli 3 run (conversion failed). Fourth Quarter B—Buchli 1 run (Brad Sarauer run). Individual Statistics RUSHING (att-yds) — Spooner (45-213): Samuel Melton 17-99, Chase Melton 16-87.
Dylan Hendricks scored on a 3-yard rush with 3:50 left to play, and third-seeded Pulaski held off a two-minute drill from sixth-seed Menomonie to win 23-20 in Level 1 of the WIAA Division 2 state playoffs. It was a see-saw battle the whole way with each team trading scores. Not once all night did either the Red Raiders or Mustangs score consecutively. Pulaski returned a blocked punt early in the first quarter to draw first blood, but Menomonie bounced right back as Jake Ebert hit Dylan
MADISON — When University of Wisconsin defensive ends Alec James, Conor Sheehy and Chikwe Obasih left this offseason after years of anchoring the position and Garrett Rand suffered a season-ending injury over the summer, nose tackle Olive Sagapolu knew his final season with the Badgers wouldn’t be like the rest. His performance needed to jump up a level, but the real changes for Sagapolu began off the field — where his diet to that point included anything and everything the
ELK MOUND 41, STANLEY-BOYD 23 Stanley-Boyd 7 0 8 8 — 23 Elk Mound 14 21 6 0 — 41 First Quarter EM — Brady Redwine 65 run (Jake Mentzel kick), 7:52; EM — Redwine 42 (Mentzel kick), 3:52; SB — Willy Burich-Reynolds 1 run (Mikey Karlen kick), 1:01 Second Quarter EM — Redwine 9 run (Mentzel kick), 10:41; EM — Rian Flynn 7 run(Mentzel kick), 4:56; EM — Redwine 34 run (Mentzel kick), 4:02 Third Quarter EM — Redwine 23 run (kick
REGIS 46, LAKE HOLCOMBE/CORNELL 12 Regis 0 0 6 6 — 12 LH/C 29 17 0 0 — 46 First Quarter R --- Luke Rooney 3 run (Cade Osborn run), 10:11.R --- Tristan Root 26 pass from Isaac Michels (Root kick), 9:51.R --- Andrew Ernstmeyer 32 return blocked punt (Root kick), 6:32.R --- Aaron Haselwander 23 run (Root kick), 0:57. Second Quarter R — Root 27 field goal, 7:29.R --- Osborn 15 pass from Michels (Root kick), 4:21.R --- Haselwander 40 pass from Michels (Root kick), 1:11.
It certainly wasn’t unexpected but Eau Claire Regis still made it look pretty. In fact, it was over after the first quarter. The Ramblers scored 29 points in the first 12 minutes and then coasted to a 46-12 win over out-manned Lake Holcombe/Cornell to open their playoff charge Friday night at Carson Park. The win in the WIAA Division 6 opener advances Regis (10-0) to a second round game next Friday against Spring Valley at Carson Park. “I was really proud of the effort,”
The Eau Claire Memorial girls tennis team scored wins at No. 1 doubles, No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles, but it wasn’t enough as the Old Abes fell to Madison Memorial 4-3 in the state quarterfinals on Friday in Madison. The Old Abes doubles team of Madison Etzel and Mary Obias beat Madison Memorial’s Anna Hubbard and Devika Kamath 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the No. 1 flight. Eau Claire Memorial’s Isy Thapar picked up a straight-sets win over Nikita Remesh at No. 3 singles, and Natalie
North 3, Wisconsin Rapids 0 North def. Wisconsin Rapids 25-17, 25-12, 25-10. North leaders: Bailey Thompson 22 digs, Paddie Poteete 13 digs, Kary Petricka 17 kills, Olivia Laube 36 assists.