Volleyball Elk Mound 3, Durand 0 Elk Mound def. Durand 25-17, 26-24, 25-17. Elk Mound leaders: Morgan Radtke 17 kills; Kourtnee Halgren 19 assists, 13 digs; Abigail Curry 13 digs. Bloomer 3, Ladysmith 0 Bloomer def. Ladysmith 25-10, 25-9, 25-7 Bloomer leaders: Jessica Barr 14 kills, 3 aces; Grace Post 8 kills; Chloee Swartz 15 assists, Aspyn Arendt 12 assists; Bailey McConaughey 9 digs, 4 aces. Chippewa Falls 3, Hudson 1 Chippewa Falls def. Hudson 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20. Chippewa
Eau Claire North’s Sydney Brown roared to a seven-stroke victory at the Big Rivers girls golf meet at Lake Hallie on Tuesday, shooting a 32. Memorial’s Lexi Meade was second with a 39. BOYS SOCCER Luke Rosenberger, Jared Nunez and Mitchell Brenner all had goals for the Eau Claire Memorial boys soccer team in a 3-1 lead over Rice Lake on Tuesday night at Memorial. The Old Abes took sole possession of second place in the Big Rivers. Brenner also had an assist for Memorial,
The rigors of playing a tough schedule are paying off in a big way for Eau Claire Memorial. The Old Abes have traveled all over the state to take on high-level competition this fall, and it has helped them cruise to an unbeaten dual record in the Big Rivers Conference. Memorial closed out its toughest competition in the conference by sweeping Hudson 7-0 on Tuesday in Eau Claire. “What helps us is we’ve played a tough schedule,” Memorial coach Jim Litscher said.
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking slugger accomplished the feat against the last-place Reds once again to help the Brewers in their playoff pursuit. Milwaukee began the night 2½ games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in
GREEN BAY — Every week, the Green Bay Packers are like any other NFL team, sending video of officials’ calls they didn’t agree with to the league office for review. This week’s will have one that undoubtedly the league already knows the team is unhappy with: Linebacker Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing-the-passer penalty late in the fourth quarter, a call that wiped out a Packers interception and allowed the Minnesota Vikings to escape Lambeau Field with a 29-
UW-Eau Claire junior cross country runner Sam Slattery earned the USTFCCCA’s national athlete of the week award for Division III women after a first-place showing on Saturday at the Augsburg Invite. Slattery was a 15-second winner with a time of 23 minutes, 32.7 seconds over the 6-kilometer course. Slattery earned All-American honors a year ago with a 17th-place finish at nationals.
EAGAN, Minn. — With a roster built for the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were in no position to practice patience with a struggling kicker. Rather than hoping Daniel Carlson could refocus after missing all three of his field goal attempts in the tie game at Green Bay, the Vikings waived the rookie on Monday and punted on the fifth-round draft pick they used on him five months ago. Two of Carlson’s misses came in overtime on Sunday, forcing the Vikings to settle for a 29-29
UW-Stout junior Madison McCambridge shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to win DIII Midwest Classic at The Jewel in Lake City, Minn., and became the first Blue Devils women’s golfer to shoot par or better on back-to-back days in a tournament. McCambridge shot a 71 on Saturday. Her two-day total of 143 broke the UW-Stout record of 145 set by Rachel Hernandez last year. UW-Stout tied for third in the team standings. UW-Eau Claire, led by 12th-place finisher Allison Chomniak, was 13th.
MILWAUKEE — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL wild-card leaders couldn’t complete the rally and lost 3-2 on Sunday. “You’ve got to bring it every day,” Counsell said. “It’s a good message for us the rest of the
GREEN BAY — Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. The rookie’s final attempt went to the right of the uprights, just like his kick from 49 earlier in overtime. Carlson also missed from 48 in the second quarter. Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with