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Plum City's Andrew Gilles and Prescott's Megan Westerberg have been named Pierce County Athletes of the Week. Gilles, a cross country runner for the Elmwood/Plum City co-op program, became that program's first-ever race winner as he took first in the Prescott Invitational back on Sept. 17. Westerberg, a Prescott golfer, shot 95 to help the PHS girls' golf team have one of its highest 18-hole meet places ever in program history, taking second at the Luck/Unity Invitational.
MILWAUKEE - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he's stepping down at the end of the 2014 season. The 79-year-old Milwaukee native and former owner of the Brewers officially announced today he will retire in January 2015, when his contract expires. Selig has been the league’s commissioner since 1992, when he took over as an interim commissioner for Fay Vincent. He was promoted to the permanent position in 1998.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Police have found the vehicle they were looking for, but continue investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old U of M student. Anarae Schunk was last seen early Sunday morning with the man suspected of shooting another man to death in the parking lot of a Burnsville bar Saturday night. Burnsville Police Sgt.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Western Conference Finals between Minnesota and Phoenix begin tonight at Target Center at 8 p.m. The Lynx went 5-0 against the Mercury during the regular season, but All-Star forward Maya Moore says the postseason gives every team new confidence. Moore says the Lynx have to go in knowing that Phoenix is ready to upset anyone, and make sure they establish their home court to begin the playoffs. The home-court advantage is especially important in a best-of-three playoff series. Moore says Minnesota has to be able to knock down jumpsh
CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati defender who knocked Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley out of last Sunday's game has been fined $15,000 by the NFL. Bengals' safety George Iloka says he and his agent have appealed the fine. Finley is getting over a concussion suffered on the play. He was diving to catch an Aaron Rodgers pass in the first quarter, when Iloka made contact with Finley's head as the defender tried to knock the ball out. The NFL called it a hit on a defenseless receiver, but Iloka disagrees. He said Finley was quote, "coming at me head-first, and I wa
Thursday will be busy day and night of high school sports for Pierce County's teams. Going on now is the Middle Border Conference Golf Meet at Krooked Kreek Golf Cours in Osceola. Unlike other league meets this one's a full 18 holes.
Prescott and Elmwood high schools are holding their Homecoming festivities next week. Elmwood will have five dress-up days and they are Monday: Mix and Match Day; Tuesday: Nerd Day; Wednesday: Neon Day; Thursday: Disney Day and Friday: Spirit Day. Throughout the week there will be a co-ed volleyball tournament held during the lunch hour and hallways will be decorated during study hall time. Friday will be busy with Pep Fest in new gymnasium starting at 1 p.m. followed by the parade at 2:30 p.m.
BLOOMER - Ellsworth HIgh School's girls' tennis team won a non-conference dual meet over Bloomer Tuesday by a 7-0 score. Winning for the Panthers in singles matches were Jordan Olson, Kali Schaar, Megan Stress and Mariah Vogel. EHS's winning doubles teams were Rochelle Sweig and Alexis Linder; Kenzie Anderson and Marissa Schumaker and Allyson Stoetzel and Kenra Thoen. Ellsworth's record improves to 6-9-1 overall, their best mark since 2009. The team will play its final dual meet of the regular season Thursday at Mondovi. Next Tuesday is the Middle Border Conference meet in New Richmond.
MADISON - In the wake of several robberies near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, officials are hosting a series of town hall meetings. The three events will give students a chance to ask questions and discuss safety measures on campus. The first meeting is tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 on twitter, using hashtag UWSAFETY (#uwsafety). Chat participants include UW-Madison Police Chief Sue Riseling, Madison Police Captain Joe Balles and Dean of Students Lori Berquam.
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