The National League expands to 12 teams with the addition of San Diego and Montreal while a “fantastic package” from Milwaukee is ignored for being “too close to Chicago” and Milwaukee president Al “Bud” Selig is disappointed. Also 50 years ago this month, the Big Rivers Conference is rumored to be close to disbanding. Menomonie wants out and Sparta, Tomah and Black River Falls have been contacted about joining. Dancer’s Image comes from far back to
Golf Tuesday Morning Hallie Women May 15 Low for field: Kim Mongerson 41. Play of the day (gross minus putts) — First flight: Mongerson 25, Pat Soper 29, Sue Blackburn 29; Second flight: Sandy Webb 35, Donna Smith 36; Third flight: Pat Henry 35, Susan Rusboldt 37. Low putts — First flight: Mongerson 16; Second flight: Webb 15, Loris Akervik 15; Third flight: Kathy Southard 16. Pine Meadows Thursday Nite Ladies May 10 Low scores — Flight A: Jolynn Rusin 35, Deb Olson 36,
Eau Claire North graduate Matt Tolan shot a 1-under 70 on Tuesday in a U.S. Open local qualifier Tuesday at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson. Tolan was a second-team All-Summit League selection at South Dakota this spring. The sophomore ranked eighth in the league with a 73.8 average. Tolan, who won the Wisconsin State Amateur and played in the U.S. Amateur last year, now advances to the sectional qualifying for the Open on June 4 at one of eight sectional qualifiers around the country.
With a hilly course and a naked sun bearing down, David Luy knew his goal of hitting the U.S. Olympic Trial standard was a pretty big ask. But the 26-year-old from Brookfield gave it a go and then some Sunday at the Eau Claire Marathon. “It was probably the hardest last 10 kilometers I’ve ever raced,” Luy said. In the end, Luy fell about four minutes shy of the Trial standard, although his consolation prize — a third straight Eau Claire Marathon title and a new course
Top Finishers 1, Brent Kann M 31 Eau Claire WI 1:12:44; 2, Jared Genteman M 22 Minneapolis MN 1:16:44; 3, Eric Glaubke M 24 Saint Paul MN 1:17:01; 4, Wyatt Pajtash M 20 Iron River WI 1:19:05; 5, Dan Schwamberger M 40 Eau Claire WI 1:19:33; 6, Ben Creswell M 32 Eau Claire WI 1:20:25; 7, Aiden Winn M 22 Red Wing MN 1:21:53; 8, Ryan Graham M 23 Eau Claire WI 1:22:24; 9, Cody Buckli M 25 Wausau WI 1:23:18; 10, David Bachmeier M 20 Eau Claire WI 1:24:31; 11, Dave Haglin M 36 Duluth MN 1:24:40; 12,
Finishers 1, David Luy M 26 Brookfield WI 2:23:09; 2, Adam Condit M 35 Eau Claire WI 2:34:48; 3, Ian McLaughlin M 48 Grafton WI 2:56:15; 4, Chris Rupp M 34 Seattle WA 2:57:45; 5, Daniel Ducharme M 26 Minneapolis MN 2:58:26; 6, Gerad Mead M 38 Minneapolis MN 2:58:52; 7, Mark Harries M 25 Minneapolis MN 3:00:00; 8, Michael Walentiny M 30 Winona MN 3:00:28; 9, Bradley Meyer M 21 Madison WI 3:01:51; 10, Patrick Cunniffe M 47 Middleton WI 3:01:53; 11, David Beeksma M 52 Ashland WI 3:02:10; 12,
Top Finishers 1, Kevin Hall M 31 Madison WI 15:39; 2, Erik Brandner M 31 Eagan MN 18:00; 3, Bradley Simmons M 31 Chicago IL 18:04; 4, Samuel Fisher M 35 Altoona WI 18:25; 5, Dan Lacroix M 25 Dubuque IA 19:16; 6, Kevin Zoromski M 19 Menomonie WI 19:51; 7, Mark Kocak M 57 Jackson MN 20:25; 8, Jerry Worley M 59 Eau Claire WI 20:29; 9, Nick Berry M 30 Eau Claire WI 20:30; 10, Karina Taylor F 32 Saint Paul MN 20:32; 11, Ben Kocak M 24 Jackson MN 20:41; 12, Paul Mertens M 29 Saint Paul MN 20:43; 13,
Former Rice Lake standout and current Detroit Piston Henry Ellenson will host his second annual Ellenson Basketball Academy youth camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 11 at Rice Lake High School. Campers between the ages of 8 and 14 years old are welcome. Ellenson and staff will lead a series of drills and provide insights and tips on how to develop individual games. Lunch will be provided, and campers will receive special giveaways. Registration and further information can be
Four Chippewa Valley athletes won medals last week in the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Fla. Former UW-Eau Claire athletic director Marilyn Skrivseth of Eau Claire took home two medals — a silver for women’s 65-plus singles in the 3.5 skill level and a bronze with Linda Nicastro of Eau Claire for women’s 60-plus doubles in the 3.5 skill level. Bill Bethke of Chippewa Falls and Eric Lindquist of Eau Claire teamed up to take the bronze for men’s 55-plus
Eau Claire Memorial graduate Nicholas Janssen won the White Mountains 100, an ultra race held north of Fairbanks, Alaska, earlier this year in an overall time of 23 hours, 50 minutes. The event includes run, ski and fat-tire bike divisions and featured ultra athletes from Wyoming, Oregon and other U.S. states along with the Alaskans. Janssen, of Fairbanks, dominated the running division. The event was held in drifting snow and temperatures reported as low as 22 below zero.