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After loss to No. 20 team in nation, Aquinas now tied atop D4 rankings

The Aquinas High School girls basketball team has held the top spot in the AP poll for nearly two years. Monday, the Blugolds (19-1) still hold that spot, but are now tied with Colby (19-0) for the No. 1 ranking in Division 4. Aquinas is also the top-ranked team in the section, when playoffs begin […]

Giannis back, Mirotic out for Milwaukee tonight at Bulls on WKTY; Bucks owner Lasry fined for comments on Davis

The Milwaukee Bucks newest addition will not suit up tonight against the team that drafted him back in 2014. Nikola Mirotic is out tonight against the Chicago Bulls with a calf injury. The move, however, is just precautionary. He did participate in this afternoon’s shootaround. Giannis Antetokounmpo, however, should play, after sitting out on Saturday […]

After 47-game win streak is snapped, Aquinas gets top seed in section

The 47-game win streak may have come to an end over the weekend but the Aquinas High School’s girls basketball team is the No. 1 seed come playoff time. Despite a week to go in the regular season — Aquinas plays twice yet —the top-ranked and defending state champion Blugolds (19-1) have the top spot […]

Bucks, Pistons swap former Top 10 picks

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for Stanley Johnson, according to ESPN. The 21-year-old Maker was Milwaukee’s No. 10 pick back in 2016, while Johnson, 22, was the eighth pick the year before. Johnson, a defensive specialist, is averaging 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20 minutes […]

Your turn Bucks. Philly just landed Tobias Harris

The first big move in the eastern conference could be worrisome for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Los Angeles Clippers have apparently traded Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers. In return, the Clippers will get Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala, Wilson Chandler, a 2020 first-round pick, an unprotected 2021 first-round pick (via […]

As trade deadline approaches, Bucks in unique position with 4 starters becoming free agents

With two days left before the trade deadline rumors swirl all over the NBA, including with the team with the best record. The Milwaukee Bucks are in a very unique situation, having the NBA’s best record, one of the three best players in the league in Giannis Antetokounmpo and, next to him in the starting […]

Giannis thinking of drafting Curry with 1st All-Star pick

Antetokounmpo is the captain of one team for the game as the top vote-getter among Eastern Conference players in fan balloting. LeBron James is the other captain and has the first pick when they draft from the pool of starters, because he received more votes. From the starters pool, where James picks first, here are […]

Aquinas, still No. 1 in latest AP poll, wins 47th consecutive game

After nearly putting up 100 points Monday night, the Aquinas High School girls basketball team won its 47th consecutive game dating back to last season. The defending state champion Blugolds (19-0, 10-0) remained the top-ranked team in latest AP poll released Monday afternoon, then beat Sparta 96-37 that night. Lexi Donarski scored 28, including four […]

POSTPONED: First-ever Viterbo men’s volleyball season postponed

The Viterbo men’s volleyball team’s inaugural season will not get underway tonight. Because of weather, the V-Hawks first-ever match against Saint Ambrose has been postponed. Their roster consists of 10 players, including a few local — junior Brett Thompson is from West Salem and junior James Mack is from Sparta. Viterbo also has a couple […]

Central, Onalaska remain same in latest AP boys basketball poll

No movement for either of the high school boys basketball teams at Central or Onalaska in the latest AP poll. As the Red Raiders (13-2, 7-0 MVC) set to host intracity rival Logan (7-9, 2-5) at 7:15 p.m. tonight on WKTY, they remain the No. 2-ranked team in Division 2. The Hilltoppers (14-3, 7-1) are […]

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