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MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football team will look to shake off a 32-30 debacle last week when Big Ten play starts today at Camp Randall Stadium. The Purdue Boilermakers come into this afternoon’s game with a 1-2 record, also coming off a loss last week to 21-ranked Notre Dame. The Badgers are ranked 5th in the nation for rushing yards - led by sophomore back Melvin Gordon, who’s averaging 12-point-9 yards a carry.
ELLSWORTH - No could remember the last time Somerset's High School football team was dominated so completely. That's because it had been a long while. No. 4 ranked Ellsworth handed No. 2 Somerset its worst Middle Border Conference defeat since a 26-0 blanking by Amery back in 2006 which also happens to be the last season the Panthers beat the Spartans.
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker has vowed to step up oversight of taxpayer-supported programs, saving the state money and sending a clear message. Department of Health Services deputy secretary Kevin Moore says it’s a challenge to prevent those who want to defraud the state, but new initiatives – including income tax information from self-employed applicants - will assist in those efforts.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy says he'll decide tomorrow whether running back Eddie Lacy can play on Sunday at Cincinnati. Lacy suffered a concussion last weekend, and he's been going through the league's protocol for being tested before he can return to the field. Lacy is officially listed at questionable, meaning there's a 50-50 chance he'll play against Cincy. Also, starting safety Morgan Burnett has again been ruled out for Sunday. He has not played a down in the regular season yet, with a hamstring injury suffered in
Ellsworth High School's volleyball team swept Somerset in its Homecoming match Thursday 3-0. The game scores were 25-23, 25-10 and 25-19. EHS held big leads in all three games and when the Spartans made a run at them in both games one and three the Panthers responded strong to win. "Finishing strong was something the team wanted to do a better job of this season and they certainly did so tonight," Ellsworth head coach Nciole VanderBerg said.
If one looked ahead on the schedule one knew there was a possibility Ellsworth and Somerset would meet on this date and on this night, Homecoming for EHS, both undefated. Ellsworth running back Brandon VanderMarliere says Ellsworth has their chance to play in the big game tonight at Fuller-Symes Field starting at 7 p.m. largely because the team never thought that far ahead. "We've kept our foucus knowing that every game is just that, the next game to prepare for and eventually play," VanderMarliere said.
DURAND - Ellsworth High Schools girls' tennis team won its first Middle Border Conference dual meet since 2009 with a 6-1 win over Durand Thursday. EHS got singles wins from Kali Schaar, Mariah Vogel and Kendra Thoen. Ellsworth also picked up doubles wins from Jordan olson and Rochelle Sweig at No. 1 and Kenzie Anderson and Marissa Schumaker at No. 2 along with a forfeit win at No. 3 doubles. Ellsworth improves to 3-7-1 overall and 1-4 in the MBC.
LUCK - The Prescott HIgh School girls' golf team had its highest meet finish not only of the season but in school history Wednesday at the Luck/Unity Invitational at the Luck Golf Course. The Cardinals, playing only their second 18-hole meet of the season, shot a combined 441, finishing behind only Osceola, who wound up with a 398. Prescott's Megan Westerberg had her highest meet finish as well, shooting a 95. Teammate McKenzie Willner finished sixth with a score of 107 and PHS's Lauren Hintz also made the top 10 by shooting a 113 and taking eighth place.
MADISON - Madison police say a robbery that lead to a University of Wisconsin-Madison lock-down was drug related. The robbery occurred before 6:30 p.m. last night. Police say a 19-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint by two men… his bag, keys and wallet were taken. Authorities say the lock-down was issued when a friend of the victim chased the suspects and a shot was fired.
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