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Wisconsin cheese-makers continue to be busier than others, as the Badger State extends its lead as the nation's Big Cheese. Federal officials said Wisconsin made 233-and-a-half pounds in July. That's 4.1 percent more than the same month a year ago. The national increase was three-percent, with about 910-million pounds of cheese being made. No.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going winless in a six-game home-stand, by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 last night at Miller Park. Khris Davis belted a two-run homer, as the Crew churned out 13 hits to Pittsburgh's 12. Norichika Aoki had three of Milwaukee's hits, all singles. The Brewers broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning by batting around and scoring five times to pull away. Jonathan Lucroy had the game-winning hit with an RBI-ground-rule double.&nbs
PRESCOTT - Something old is something new again with Prescott High School's cross country team this fall. Steve Peterson is the new head coach, replacing Dave Vortherms who is now the PHS principal. But Peterson had been head coach for six seasons prior to Vortherms's recent tenure (and Vortherms had been the head coach before Peterson) and the hand he's been dealt has plenty of new faces as well, but not so old when it comes to cross country experience. "Half of our roster had never run a cross country race before until the River Falls meet," Peterson said.
HOUSTON (Sports Network) - Trevor Crowe doubled home Jonathan Villar with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Houston topped Minnesota, 6-5, in the finale of a three-game series. Villar hit a leadoff single against Brian Duensing (6-2), and was sacrificed to second by Jose Altuve before scoring when Crowe's hit to left rolled deep enough to plate the speedy Villar and end the contest. That made a winner of Erik Bedard (4-10), who allowed three hits -- including the game-tying homer to Ryan Doumit in the top of the ninth -- and two runs over 2 2/3 relief innings. Crowe and Br
MADISON - Bill Kramer of Waukesha was elected today as the new Republican majority leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, the No.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers' new backup quarterback would get more than a 50-percent pay cut if he somehow goes on injured reserve. Media reports say Seneca Wallace is getting the veterans' minimum of $840,000 in a one-year contract. If he gets hurt and goes out for the year, his salary would drop to $408,000 Also, the Packers get a salary cap break for signing a veteran of Wallace's experience. His cap figure is $555,000. Wallace also agreed to a split contract during his brief time with the San Francisco 49'ers at the end of their Tr
MINNEAPOLIS - The chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says based on information received to date, they have indications that the Minnesota Vikings "will have the financial capability to move forward with the stadium project." Officials are doing a "due diligence" review of the Wilf family's finances, after a judge ruled in a New Jersey civil case that they defrauded partners in an apartment complex development. The probe comes at Governor Dayton's request. The Vikings said earlier there's "no point" in moving forward with ongoing stadium negotiations u
They may come from a variety of different backgrounds, but the new members of the Plum City School District staff all share the same love for the Plum City area and a desire to teach in the school district.
Ellsworth High School's volleyball team went above .500 with a 3-1 win over Elmwood Tuesday at Ellsworth. The Panthers are 5-4 to start the season under new head coach Nicole VanderBerg. They went 4-4 at the SPRAWL Tournament in Menomonie last weekend and knocked off traditionally strong volleyball programs like Grantsburg and Wausau West. Ellsworth won the first game 25-19 and dominated game two 25-11.
PRESCOTT – Quite a few letter winners are now gone from last season’s Prescott High School volleyball team, a 26-24 squad who were co-champions of the Middle Border Conference with a 6-1 record. They include All-MBC players Kayla Lytle along with Lauren Bieter, Kate Kroska, Cassie Murphy, and Emily Bayer.