The Baltimore Colts eliminate the Packers from the playoffs with a 16-3 decision as QB Zeke Bratkowski is limited to 113 yards passing. Green Bay closes a 6-7-1 season on a high note with a 28-27 win over the Bears as Don Horn, called the quarterback of the future, throws two touchdown passe…

Steve Speckien recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at Lake Hallie Golf Course. Speckien used a 5 hybrid on the 143-yard No. 4 for his second career hole-in-one.

Menomonie graduate and Wisconsin sophomore wrestler Eric Peissig beat junior Nic Veling 3-1 at the Badgers’ Red/​White Dual on Saturday at the UW Field House in Madison. The win sets up Peissig to be the Badgers’ starter at 197.

Two Eau Claire Horseshoe Club members participated in the World Tournament held last month in Topeka, Kansas, a tournament attended by more than 1,300 pitchers worldwide.

Janet Patterson recorded her first hole-in-one Saturday while playing in the Doubleday’s Charity Golf Tournament at Lake Hallie Golf Course. Patterson used her driver to ace the 88-yard No. 4. Her playing partners were Kevin Patterson, Dave Bergerson, Matt Struck and John Gilbreth. It’s the …

The Eau Claire Eagles Hoops Club is beginning the process of forming its youth basketball teams for the 2015-16 seasons by holding its annual player evaluation night on Sunday, May 3.

In the Junior Virtual National Championships, decided on film by a group of celebrity judges, Eau Claire’s young Flying Eagles scored well in competition with youngsters from throughout the nation.

The Fall Creek fifth grade girls basketball team took sixth place in Division 4/​5 at the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament organized by the Great Northwest Basketball League on March 28-29 at Appleton North, Little Chute and Neenah. Gianna Vollrath made the all-tournament…

Any seniors interested in joining a Monday morning golf group at Mill Run should call 651-528-4056 or email The group plans to begin play at 8:30 a.m. April 20, weather permitting.

In yet another strong week of bowling, many local men and women rolled new high series and games, and one strong bowler nearly hit a 300.

Five local bowlers had strong weeks, with all of them rolling games at least 61 pins above average.

Nate Mattoon won Group B and Ben Loomis tied in Group A but gave way to Casey Larson on an earlier ride in the elimination jump of the National Junior Nordic Ski championships Saturday at Steamboat Springs, Colo.

U.S. ski jumpers found the going tough against a large group of World Cup skiers in Saturday’s two Continental Cup events at Titisee-Neustadt, Germany.

Allen Nall rolled another 300 game, the ninth in the season across city leagues. He became the first bowler to throw more than one perfect game. Nall bowled in the Wagner’s Big 8 Plus league.

Nick Mattoon’s big season has paid off — he has been selected to return to Europe for Continental Cup competition this weekend.

Adam Loomis was a member of the U.S. Team that placed seventh among 10 countries in the the Team Gundersen 5K Nordic Combined event of the World Nordic ski championships on Sunday in Falun, Sweden.

The Tortoise & Hare 5K road race will celebrate its 16th anniversary on Thursday on a course that runs down Putnam Drive and winds up in Owen Park.

Sean Barrett shot a 64 to earn a one-shot win over Cody Peterson in the Chippewa Valley Golf  Association’s Lake Wissota Open on Sunday at Lake Wissota Golf Course.

Nancy Helfenstein carded a hole-in-one Friday at Hickory Hills Golf Course. Helfenstein used a 5-wood to ace the 125-yard No. 10.

Nick Mattoon placed 15th — 11th among Americans — in the 2015 U.S. national ski jumping championships held Sunday on plastic at Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. His showing was one of the highlights of many Flying Eagles Ski Club members to take part in the weeklong Springertournee for all ages.

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With time running out on his high school basketball days, North senior Andy Kleist hit a three-quarters court shot at the end of regulation in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at Hudson to force overtime, and the Huskies went on to win the game and eventually made it back to the state tourna…

The postponed book signing for former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne has been rescheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Barley Club, 4324 Fairfax Park Drive in Eau Claire.