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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).

Wisconsin DNR taking public comment on wolf hunt, wolf management of once endangered species

Public input is being sought for both wolf harvest (hunt) and wolf management in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin DNR is seeking comment on the next 10 years of wolf management, as well as public comment on the 2021 wolf harvest/hunt season. The public can provide input from April 15-May 15. In regard to the wolf hunt, the DNR […]

Urías drives in 3 on pinch-hit double, Brewers down Cubs 6-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Luis Urías drove in three runs with a go-ahead double and the Milwaukee Brewers scored six times in the sixth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Monday night. Freddy Peralta (2-0) struck out 10 over six innings of two-hit ball for the victory. Milwaukee has won five of six, […]

Peralta pitches 5 innings as Brewers blank Cubs 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Freddy Peralta pitched five sharp innings, Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide. Peralta (1-0) struck out eight and walked four. Kris Bryant doubled in the fourth for Chicago’s only hit of the game. Brewers-Cubs on […]

Sanó, Twins beat Brewers 8-2 to win season-opening series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Sanó and Mitch Garver homered to back up Michael Pineda, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday to win the season-opening series. Luis Arraez went 3 of 3 with a pair of walks as the Twins took two of three. Max Kepler and Sanó each drove in three […]

Bob Uecker on WKTY, as Brewers to start Woodruff against Minnesota on opening day

Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee; Thursday, 1:10 p.m. on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kenta Maeda (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 0.00 ERA) LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee hosts Minnesota to kick off the 2021 season. The Brewers went […]

NCAA WOMEN/MEN: Remaining Final Four spots up for grabs

What to watch on Tuesday at the NCAA women’s and men’s tournaments in Indiana and Texas: MEN No. 1 seed Gonzaga (29-0) vs. No. 6 seed Southern California (25-7), West Region final, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis: Tipoff: 6:15 p.m. on TBS This game features a few potential NBA lottery picks in USC’s Evan Mobley and […]

Onalaska’s Matt Thomas traded to Utah Jazz — NBA’s top team

Matt Thomas is a Toronto Raptor no more. The Onalaska native goes from a team that doesn’t have a home, to the best team in the NBA. Thomas was traded to the Utah Jazz for a second-round picked on Thursday, the NBA’s trade deadline. The 26-year-old shooting guard has played off and on for the […]

WATCH: Hiura, Yelich go back-to-back in 1st for Brewers

We’re closing in on Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers. In a 9-6 Brewers win over the L.A. Dodgers on Tuesday, Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich looked to be in midseason form — well, two seasons ago for Yelich. The Brewers are back in action at 3 p.m. Thursday on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 […]

Former player, assistant Ben Johnson now takes over as head coach of Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hired Ben Johnson as its new men’s basketball coach Monday, giving the former Gophers player and assistant a five-year contract — and favoring relationships over experience in the latest attempt to lift a long-middling program up to the top of the Big Ten. Johnson will replace Richard Pitino, who was fired […]

After month off due to COVID, No. 1 Badgers take down fourth-ranked Minnesota

After exactly a month off due to COVID-19, the top-ranked University of Wisconsin volleyball team didn’t miss a step in its return Sunday. The Badgers remained undefeated with a 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23) win over fourth-ranked Minnesota. Despite the month hiatus, the Badgers retained the No. 1 ranking. Dana Rettke had 17 kills and […]

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