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WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Some passers-by are being called heroes, after they pulled an unconscious man from a burning car near Wisconsin Rapids. Wood County sheriff's sergeant Lee Garrels said the vehicle veered off Highway 73 early yesterday afternoon. It struck some hay bales and overturned. That started both the vehicle and the hay on fire. Garrels said people who were passing by stopped, pulled the man from the auto, and saved his life. Officials said the car was destroyed by fire by the time first-responder rescuers arrived -- and the driver regained consci
Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport -- but it remains to be seen how Wisconsin's large wrestling community will adapt to all the changes that are coming. The International Olympic Committee's executive panel voted seven months ago to remove wrestling from the core group of sports after the 2016 Summer Games. Yesterday, the full IOC voted to keep it going at least through the 2024 games. It received 49 votes to return, compared to 24 for a combined baseball-and-softball bid.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt could be ready to play on Saturday night, when the Badgers face Arizona State in Tempe. At a news conference this afternoon, coach Gary Andersen said Watt would be probable for the contest against the Sun Devils. Watt injured a hamstring nine days ago in the Badgers' 45-to-nothing season-opening home win over UMass. He sat out this past Saturday's 48-nothing home rout of Tennessee Tech. Andersen said Watt's injury has gotten bette
LAS CRUCES, NM. (Sports Network) - Roderick Williams, Jr. rushed 16 times for 148 yards and a touchdown as the University of Minnesota football team coasted to a 44-21 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies in a non-conference bout at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Philip Nelson went 8-of-15 for 127 yards passing and also rushed for 122 and a score for Minnesota (2-0), which scored 51 points in its 28-point win over UNLV in its opener last week. Nelson was intercepted for the second consecutive game.
MADISON - For the second game in a row, the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense shut down an opposing offense. It’s also the first time that’s happened since 1958. The Badgers defeated Tennessee Tech yesterday afternoon 48-0. UW running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 140 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown run. James White rushed for 109 yards and freshman Corey Clement added 149 rushing yards, marking the second game in a row that three Wisconsin backs rushed over the century mark. Joel Stave was also impressive, throwing 24-of-29 for 219 yards and three touchdowns.
MADISON - Madison Police say a body found on Friday by a group of middle school students has been identified. Authorities say 55-year-old Calvin Ewing was found by students on a field trip at Warner Park in a lagoon.
For the first time since 2003 and the first time in the regular season since 2001, the Spring Valley High School football team gets a win over Elk Mound. And it was no ordinary win either as the Cardinals crushed the Mounders to be 3-0 for the first time since 2003, 1-0 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. SV rushed for 350 yards led by backs Tyler O'Keefe with 139 yards, Zach Newton with 82 yards and Jed Schlegel with 86. O'Keefe had scoring runs of 32 and 67 yards while Cardinal quarterback Zach Newton had TD runs of 58 and five yards.
DURAND - The Plum City High school volleyball team beletedly began its 2013 season Thursday. The Blue Devils had two of their meets canceled last week due to extreme heat of a late-summer warm weather spell. But yesterday PC marked the season's beginning with the annual quadrangular meet in Durand. The Blue Devils went 2-1, finishing second. PC won its first match over Pepin 25-8, 25-19. They lost to meet champion Cochrane-Fountain City 18-25, 20-25 but bounced back to beat the host Panthers 25-18, 25-22. Plum City will make up one of the canceled meets on Tuesday at Colfax.
PRESCOTT - Prescott Daze got underway Friday afternoon. The cupcake-eating contest at Churchill's Market was one of Friday's highlights along with the evening's street dance and firehall open house. A whole array of activites are scheduled in Prescott for Saturday and Sunday. To find out more go to the Prescott Daze website at http://www.prescottdaze.com/