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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.
PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School football team is now 2-for-2 for 2013 when it comes to shutouts. The Cardinals topped St. Croix Falls 35-0 last Friday in their home opener at Laney Field. Taylor Miller scored PHS's first home TD of the season when he scoooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. "Taylor's play really got the team going," Prescott head coach Matt Smith said to KDWA AM 1460 radio staion in Hastings afterwards.
EAU CLAIRE - Intel – the world-famous computer chip maker – has opened a production office in Eau Claire. It’s the result of a deal struck last year by Intel and Cray Incorporated in nearby Chippewa Falls. Intel bought Cray’s inter-connect hardware development operation for $140-million – and part of the deal required 74 Cray employees to join Intel in Eau Claire. Officials said Intel is now operating in a 40,000-square foot building that was vacant for several months.
CHICAGO – University of Minnesota volleyball player Tori Dixon of Burnsville is this week's Big Ten Conference Player of the Week. Dixon, the daughter of former Vikings lineman Dennis Dixon, helped sixth-ranked Minnesota to wins over UAB, Georgia State, and Samford over the weekend. All three victories came in a tournament in Alabama. She had 49 kills in the three matches, with double-doubles in two of three contests.