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Rick Solem

Sports, news journalist since 2002. | Hometown: Greenville, Wis. | Avid noonball basketballer and sand volleyballer in La Crosse | Two-time Waupaca Boatride first-round playoff loser | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Cut from UW-SP's basketball team in 2000 on Midnight Madness as a junior walk-on | Went on to become UW-SP intramural basketball champion | Then UW-SP club lacrosse defenseman with two career goals (on two shots).

Woodruff back Tuesday for Brewers — probably with pants that fit

The Milwaukee Brewers get one of their top pitchers back Tuesday, as they head back on the road. Brandon Woodruff kicks off a two-game series at Tampa Bay. The 29-year-old righty, out a month with a sprained ankle, just wrapped up kind of a funny rehab stint with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, where he had […]

Taylor, Adames homer, lead Brewers past Cards 6-4 for split

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyrone Taylor hit a three-run homer, Willy Adames added a solo shot and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday to split a four-game series with their NL Central rivals. Bob Uecker on the call Friday, as the Brewers kickoff a three-game homestand against the Bluejays. Pregame on […]

Will La Crosse’s Johnny Davis be Top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft?

La Crosse native Johnny Davis will likely be a lottery pick at Thursday’s NBA draft. The 20-year-old former Wisconsin Badgers shooting guard is predicted to go between picks 10-14. A lot of media outlets have him drafted No. 10 to the Washington Wizards. That would have the Central High School graduate playing behind one of […]

Reds just what Brewers need to end 9-game road trip?

The Milwaukee Brewers woes continue but a road trip to Cincinnati comes at just the right time. Pregame for Brewers-Reds begins at 5:05 p.m. on WKTY. Tune in on 96.7 FM / 580 AM Milwaukee blew a 4-1 lead last night to the New York Mets, losing 5-4., with the tying run getting thrown out […]

Painful playoff loss provides extra motivation for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whether they watched it over and over or tried to avoid repeated viewings, the Green Bay Packers head into this upcoming season motivated by the stunning and sudden finish to their most recent playoff run. The Packers have grown all too accustomed to postseason heartbreak over the past decade or […]

Celtics obliterate Warriors in 4th, take Game 1 of NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Boston’s balanced roster of NBA Finals first-timers found a groove from long range, the determined Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard. Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24 points, Al Horford hit six 3-pointers, and the Celtics rode […]

WIAA state track & field meet a unique, giant boon for the La Crosse area

Of all the WIAA state events to be hosting, when it comes to bringing in a diverse crowd from all over Wisconsin, track and field may be the best. “Football obviously does really well,” Explore La Crosse’s Jeremiah Burish told WIZM. “Basketball does really well. But, man, track, it brings in a ton. There’s no […]

29-year-old rookie Alexander makes MLB debut Wednesday on mound for Brewers at Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers finally wrap up their 11-game, 10-day road trip tonight — the teams longest road trip of the season. Pregame for Brewers-Cubs on WKTY begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tune in on 96.7 FM / 580 AM The Cubs snapped Milwaukee’s three-game win streak last night with an eighth-inning, Patrick Wisdom solo home […]

Wisdom HR in 8th snaps Brewers 3-game win streak

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the eighth inning, Willson Contreras and P.J. Higgins also went deep, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Tuesday night. The Brewers 11-game road trip finally comes to an end Wednesday. Tune into WKTY for Cubs-Brewers beginning with pregame at […]

Brewers take 2 from Cubs, Taylor HRs in both, Ashby fans 12

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyrone Taylor homered in both games, Aaron Ashby struck out a career-high 12 in the nightcap and the Milwaukee Brewers swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 7-6 and 3-1 Monday. The Milwaukee Brewers look to make it four wins in a row, as they wrap up their 11-game road trip in […]

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