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>>Rookie’s 1st MLB Hit Is Game-Winner For Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The first career hit for Milwaukee rookie Nate Orf was a game-winning home run against the Twins Wednesday.  Milwaukee won the game at Miller Park 3-2.  A homer-saving catch by outfielder Keon Broxton was just as important as the Brewers completed the three-game sweep.  Travis Shaw and Brad Miller also hit homers for Milwaukee.  Jeremy Jeffress picked up his sixth win in relief.  The Brewers send right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to the mound to start Thursday’s opener of a four-game series against Atlanta.


>>UW-Stevens Point’s New FB Coach Has History With Pointers

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  Former offensive coordinator Greg Breitbach is returning to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to be the head football coach.  Breitbach was an assistant with the Pointers for four seasons from 2003-to-2006.  He has been coaching Division Two Millersville University for the last five years.  During his college playing career, Breitbach was a quarterback for Montana Western and Dickinson State.


>>Davante Adams:  Rookie WR Moore Offers Great Potential

(Green Bay, WI)  —  He’s been a standout so far and Davante Adams says he’s expecting big things from rookie wide receiver J’Mon Moore.  The veteran Adams and Moore have lockers next to each other.  Moore can start living up to that potential when training camp opens three weeks from today.  He made the strongest impression during organized team activities, but other rookies were also impressive.  Moore’s combination of speed and size seems to set him apart.


>>Rumor Proven True:  Antetokounmpo Is Cover Athlete For NBA 2K19

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first international player to be featured on the cover of the N-B-A 2-K-19 standard edition video game.  He’s also the first Milwaukee Bucks to earn the position.  N-B-A insiders had released the information last month.  The game will become available to the public September 11th.  A press release quotes the Bucks star as saying being on the cover “is a dream come true.”


  • Hunter J. Strop September 13, 2018
    Hunter J. Strop, 15 of Ladysmith, died on Tuesday, September 11, in Ladysmith.  He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Wendi Strop, 2 brothers, Cole and Scott both of Ladysmith, 1 sister, Jill Wood of Chetek, maternal grandmother, Linda Olsen of Ojibwa, paternal grandmother, Vonnie Strop of Ladysmith, and his dog Sadie. A Memorial service […]
  • Rusk County News September 13, 2018
    WLDY-WJBL NEWS 9-13-18 Hurricane Florence is slowing down as its outer bands of wind and rain lash North Carolina’s barrier islands. As of 11 a.m., the Category 2 storm was centered about 145 miles (230 kilometers) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 195 miles (315 kilometers) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Its forward […]
  • Jabari Bird arrested in alleged assault, strangling, kidnapping September 13, 2018
    Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic incident Friday, according to Boston police. A Boston police spokesman said Bird is being "guarded by the Boston police at a local hospital" for evaluation. The spokesman said the victim had been taken to a […]
  • Leonard Fournette says hamstring improving, optimistic for Sunday September 13, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said his injured right hamstring is better and he thinks his chances of being able to play on Sunday against New England are improving. "I like [his chances of playing] now since the day's been going on more and more," Fournette said Thursday afternoon. "It's feeling […]
  • NBA Future Power Rankings: Predicting teams 1-30 September 13, 2018
    How will your team perform over the next three seasons? The Future Power Rankings are ESPN Insider's projection of the on-court success expected for each team in the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Consider this a convenient way to see the direction in which your favorite team is headed. To determine the Future Power Rankings, […]