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MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Chris Archer combined with three Rays relievers on a five-hit shutout, as Tampa Bay took a 3-0 triumph over the Minnesota Twins on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field. Archer (9-7), coming off consecutive rough outings, struck out seven and scattered three hits over six stellar frames before Jake McGee and Joel Peralta each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Fernando Rodney retired the Twins in order in the ninth to secure his 35th save of the season. Yunel Escobar finished 3-for-4 with t
MENOMONIE - Big pass plays by Colfax quarterback Jerrod Rudi handed Spring Valley its first loss of the season in its first "home" game of 2013 at UW-Stout's William's Stadium Friday evening. With four seconds to go Rudi found receiver Devon Utpadel in the end zone from 20-plus yards out and the Vikings won the game 19-14. Valley went ahead with :26 seconds to go on Tyler O'Keefe four-yard TD run. This was after a second half almost entirely devoid of scoring until the final half-minute. Colfax led at halftime 13-7. The Vikings, 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Dunn-St.
ELMWOOD - Elmwood/Plum City's prep football team was handed another tough Lakeland South Conference loss Friday as the Wolves were beaten 14-13 by Shell Lake. EPC took the game's first lead on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Levi Wolf to Alex Boyer. But the Lakers, 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Lakeland South, dominated the game from the Wolves first TD until EPC scored again midway through the fourth quarter on a 13-yard TD run by Wolf. The missed two-point conversion had EPC trailing by one.
The Ellsworth Village Board approved the creation of Tax-Increment Development district No. 11 in the village at its monthly meeting held last Monday. The village board unanimously approved the resolutions needed to create the district upon recommendation of the Plan Commission. They also unanimously adopted two other Plan Commission recommendations: 1). A building and site approval plan to Foley LLC. at 300 W. Industrial Road and 2). A CSM approval for Al Hines Construction in the Town of Ellsworth at 490th Ave. and 610th St.
LA CROSSE - The West Nile virus has turned up in La Crosse County for the first time this year. A dead crow tested positive for the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. Most West Nile cases are normally reported in August and September. La Crosse County health director Doug Mormann says the bird's death indicates that people need to vigilant about protecting themselves from mosquito bites. As of mid-week, Wisconsin has had six probable human cases of West Nile in Dane, Rock, Walworth, and Eau Claire counties. None of the human cas
WINONA - Much of a city block in downtown Winona was destroyed after a fire that started early this morning, but no injuries have been reported and flames are reportedly dissipating after crews spent five-plus hours battling the blaze. There were several apartments in the block and there are reports that between a dozen and 15 tenants have been displaced. The Red Cross says some surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution and it's assisting displaced tenants. Authorities say the fire started in a building housing the Islamic Center and also damaged a law firm.&nbs
NEW RICHMOND - Pierce County had a trio of runners finish in the top 10 of Thursday's New Richmond Invitational. Prescott's Amanda Murphy medaled for the first time as she finished eighth in the girls race' in 21:49. The girls ran on the same 5000-meter course as the boys in this meet. Spring Valley's Emma Gaustad also placed in the top 10 as she finished in 10th in 22:07. PHS's Annika Carlson finished right behind her in 22:12. The boys' race saw another strong effort by Elmwood/Plum City's Andrew Gilles and Noah Wells.
MINNEAPOLIS - The WNBA playoff schedule has been set for the Minnesota Lynx. Minnesota is the top seed in the Western Conference and will match up against Seattle in the opening round, which is a best-of-three series. The Lynx open at home on Friday, September 20th; followed by a visit to Seattle on Sunday, September 22nd. If a game three is necessary, Minnesota would host that on Tuesday, September 24th. The Lynx close out their regular season tomorrow night by hosting Chicago. _________________________ The final regular sea
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he won’t decide until tomorrow whether safety Morgan Burnett will play on Sunday against Washington. Burnett was again limited at today’s practice. McCarthy said he took part in some team drills – and he has strong leadership skills to go with his experience in the Green Bay secondary. Corner Jarrett Bush missed today’s practice, after he hurt a hamstring in yesterday’s workout. Bush and corner Casey Hayward were the only Packers not to make it onto the practice field today.&n
Ellsworth got the votes it needed to be named Wisconsin Sports Network Prep Football Team of the Week after they crushed Durand 29-8 last week. The Panthers will try to live up to such a designation again this week as they conduct their first road affair this evening at Amery. In fact, the Purple will have a state ranking to rise up to as well. EHS cracked the top 10 in Division 4 at No.