MENOMONIE — Mathias Ahman wondered if he’d made an enormous mistake coming to the United States within the first year of his arrival.
MADISON — All the carries were starting to get to Wisconsin’s’ Jonathan Taylor.
Blue Devils stay perfect at 4-0
MADISON — Every so often, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ makes a move around the bucket that reminds some college basketball experts of an NBA Hall of Fame forward.
Isabella Jenneman scored a team-high 10 points as the Bloomer girls basketball team defeated Elk Mound 41-30 in Elk Mound on Tuesday.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Virginia coach Tony Bennett knows his fourth-ranked Cavaliers have plenty of veteran talent back from a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and reached No. 1 nationally last year.
Just two months into their inaugural season, the NAHL’s Chippewa Steel announced they had relieved head coach Al Rooney of his duties, effective immediately.
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Eric Bledsoe added 22, including two late 3-pointers, as the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 17-point, first-half deficit to down the Denver Nuggets 104-98 on Monday night.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jonathan Taylor stole the show at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, amassing a staggering 321 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the University of Wisconsin’s 47-44 triple-overtime victory over Purdue.
Colfax downs Hudson
EAGAN, Minn. — The NBC camera on Minnesota’s pregame huddle in Chicago captured Kirk Cousins delivering the customary pep talk to his teammates, a full-throated reminder by the quarterback that the Vikings reached the NFC championship game last season, not the Bears.
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers are winless on the road and there are questions about coach Mike McCarthy’s job security.
Two of college basketball’s bluebloods remained firmly entrenched atop the AP Top 25 after a week of easy wins, while two more tumbled all the way out after a week filled with defeats.
CHICAGO — Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears tightened their grip on the NFC North with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.
CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions.
Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the November issue of Buckshot the Magazine, available on newsstands throughout the Chippewa Valley.
UW-River Falls women’s hockey didn’t exactly get even with UW-Eau Claire, but it’ll take it.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor kept pounding away on his thick, strong legs Saturday.
Defending champ Stars win
ST. PAUL — A year after finishing with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley.
MADISON — Ethan Happ is now Wisconsin’s leading rebounder. He’s in the top 10 for scoring.
MILWAUKEE — Graduate transfer Joseph Chartouny picked a good time to make his presence felt at Marquette.
Two games into the season, UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball is already dealing with both injury and illness.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough’s resilience.
Colfax wins season opener
EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota’s fumble gave Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions a fresh set of downs early in the fourth quarter two weeks ago, another opportunity to start climbing back into the game.
NEW YORK — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he’s won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.
SEATTLE — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter and kept the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of the NFC playoff race.
Blue Devils, Blugolds named All-WIAC
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Mitchell Trubisky understands how high the stakes are.
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin football team isn’t paying attention to the red herring that was Purdue’s 41-10 loss at Minnesota last week.
Athletes around the Chippewa Valley took part in National Signing Day festivities on Wednesday, officially locking in to play further their athletic careers at the next level.
MILWAUKEE — Marc Gasol scored 29 points, Mike Conley added 26 and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late 15-2 run to beat Milwaukee 116-113 on Wednesday night, handing the Bucks their first home loss of the season.
I made it my goal to return to Wisconsin at some point in my life when I graduated from Marquette University in May of 2017. It’s fair to say I didn’t think it would happen this quickly.
Pashibin, Surprise named All-Americans
SEATTLE — Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have faced off in a few memorable games in Seattle, from the “Fail Mary” to an unforgettable NFC championship game that sent the Seahawks to their second straight Super Bowl.
CINCINNATI — The 2018-19 version of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, its members have insisted for over a month now, is new and improved.
UW-Eau Claire volleyball coach Kim Wudi has added another impressive award to her resume.
NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets easily won the National League Cy Young Award, and Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays edged out two past winners for the American League prize.
It’s been a long time since Kim Wudi first stepped foot into the gym as the UW-Eau Claire head volleyball coach.
CINCINNATI — Ethan Happ flipped in a one-handed shot, and then drove past a defender for a dunk. With the game at a turning point, the 6-foot-10 forward did whatever he wanted and put Wisconsin in control.