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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).

Adrian Houser pitches 7 innings as Milwaukee Brewers beat Cincinnati Reds 5-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Adrian Houser pitched seven sparkling innings and Andruw Monasterio hit his first career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on […]

Could the Aaron Rodgers shrine be found this year, during the 31st River Clean Up – La Crosse?

For 30 years, they’ve been volunteering to clean up the wetlands across the Coulee Region, and they’re back again Friday and Saturday, looking for help to continue the mission. Chris […]

Toro HRs for first hit with Brewers in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Abraham Toro hit a two-run home run, Owen Miller had two hits and drove in a pair of runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue […]

Economist Hoffer on Brewers, Packers wanting millions from taxpayers

Adam Hoffer, director of excise tax policy at the Tax Foundation in La Crosse, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday to discuss the threat from the MLB commissioner that […]

Alvarez hits solo homer, grand slam as Astros rout Brewers for 8th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yordan Alvarez was feeling more comfortable than usual, which created plenty of discomfort for the Milwaukee Brewers. LISTEN: Bob Uecker on the call Tuesday for Game 2 […]

Adames, Tellez, Contreras homer as Brewers hand Rays just fourth loss at home

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willy Adames, Rowdy Tellez and William Contreras homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 […]

Northwood League, home of Loggers, announces softball coming next summer; La Crosse likely getting team

The Northwoods League is taking on softball and its co-founder has huge expectations. For 30 years, the Northwoods League (NWL) has been a home for collegiate baseballers to play in […]

Radatz, Jr., Northwoods League co-founder, announces softball coming next summer

Dick Radatz, Jr., joined WIZM’s La Crosse Talk on Tuesday, to break the news that the Northwoods League will have softball come next summer. Radatz is the co-founder of the […]

Lions rookies Gibbs, Campbell part of team’s plan to meet higher expectations

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have generated enough excitement that the NFL chose them to kick off the season against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. […]

Packers sign former Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers addressed one of their major positions of need late last week by signing former Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens. Owens, who […]

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