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  1. Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, left, takes down Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, bottom, as Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the teams during the third inning of Sunday's game. AP

    What's Brewing? Amid wild week, Brewers continue to roll

    There was an Easter Sunday brawl, the cover literally being hit off a baseball and pitchers rocking out to '80s band Wang Chung.

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    UW-Stevens Point's Clayton Heuer drives around UW-Superior's Bronson Byrne during a game this season. The Yellowjackets have applied to leave the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in favor of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Stevens Point Journal Media file photo

    UWSP already preparing for life without Superior

    Those 41/2- to 5-hour bus rides to the far reaches of northwest Wisconsin might soon be a thing of the past for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point basketball, baseball and softball teams.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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    Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush, Charles Woodson, M.D. Jennings and Tramon Williams jump with Seattle Seahawks receivers on the last play of their 2012 game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Seattle receiver Golden Tate (81) was credited with the catch for the game winning touchdown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to open season at Seattle Sept 4

    The Packers will open their season at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 4, in the nationally televised kickoff to the season.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Former UWSP runner Finnel leads the pack for Wisconsin

    His quadriceps were having an angry conversation with the rest of his body, and messing with his mind a little bit Monday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (9) is greeted by first baseman Lyle Overbay (24) and pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning. USA TODAY Sports

    Segura's 3-run blast powers Brewers past Padres

    Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Prep roundup: SPASH's Schulfer no-hits Everest

    Stevens Point Area Senior High baseball coach Kraig Terpstra felt it would have beern a shame if his starting pitcher Austin Schulfer wound up with a loss or no-decision Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez (27) as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams Sunday in Pittsburgh. Gomez and Snider were ejected from the game. AP

    Brewers' Gomez, Maldonado suspended for roles in brawl

    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  5. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after striking out during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Morry Gash

    Brewers bats cold, fall 2-1 in 12 to Padres

    Yovani Gallardo made it a point to be aggressive on the mound and get hitters to chase pitches that could be turned into easy outs.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Stevens Point Area Senior High shortstop Megan Roth catches a pop-up Tuesday as second baseman, Brianna Blugaur, right, reacts, as SPASH and D.C. Everest battled in softball at Everest. Photos by Dan Young/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Prep softball: D.C. Everest edges SPASH in early-season WVC matchup

    D.C. Everest's Reegan Schubring caught the infield pop-up in foul territory just in front of the Evergreens' dugout to seal a noteworthy victory for her team Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. SPASH rides second-half goal barrage past East (With video)

    Through the opening half Monday, Wausau East keeper Clara Baumann looked as if she had magnets for hands instead of gloves.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  8. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett hits San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso with the ball as he tries to turn a double play on a ball hit by Chris Denorfia during the fourth inning Monday in Milwaukee. AP

    Ramirez, Braun lead Brewers to 4-3 win over Padres

    Aramis Ramirez homered, Ryan Braun drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Monday night.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  9. Prep roundup: Smith leads Eagles to win

    Kayla Smith went 2 for 3 with three RBI, including a two-run single in the fifth inning at the plate and tossed a complete game-two hitter in the circle as the Almond-Bancroft softball team earned a 4-0 Central Wisconsin Conference-10 shutout win over Mar

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez, left, scuffles with umpire Fieldin Culbreth and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison during the third inning of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. A dugouts-clearing brawl ensued. AP

    Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Fans line up for autographs from Green Bay Packers players past and present during Saturday's Packers Tailgate Tour event at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex in Merrill. Txer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Fans flock to see Mason Crosby, others at Packers Tailgate Tour stop in Merrill

    Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby stood to take a break from signing autographs for the Green Packers faithful Saturday at the Merrill Area Recreational Complex.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  11. Braun's late blasts lift Brewers over Pirates

    Ryan Braun hit a pair of late home runs, including a two-run blast with two out in the ninth to lift the Brewers past the Pirates to an 8-7 victory Saturday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Column: Open enrollment at the root of recruiting issues

    Envy is one of the seven deadly sins.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  13. Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez (17) and first base umpire Jim Reynolds look at a ball that had the cover hit off it by Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado. USA TODAY Sports

    Brewers hit cover off ball — literally — in win over Pirates

    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  14. Stevens Point Area Senior High student-athletes (from left) Mitch Mallek, Bradley Luetschwager and Sean McGibbon sign letters of intent on the second day of the spring signing period. Scott A. Williams/Stevens Point Journal Media

    SPASH trio Mallek, Luetschwager and McGibbon sign LOIs

    Mitch Mallek had a lot of options when it came to picking a sport to play in college, with wrestling, football and baseball all legitimate options.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  15. SP 04018 SPASHTennis_2.jpg Spash's #2 singles player Blaine Bancker moves to return a hit from Green Bay Southwest's Syon Verma Thursday in Stevens Point. Thomas Kujawski/For Stevens Point Journal Media

    SPASH's doubles team steps up, leads Panthers past Oshkosh West

    Through an early unbeaten run through the dual meet season, Stevens Point Area Senior High singles players Bradley Luetschwager, Blaine Bancker, Jon Peck and Skyler Colegrove had flexed their muscles.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  16. Brewers reliever Rob Wooten reacts after giving up a two run home run in the seventh inning Thursday. Getty Images

    Brewers' bullpen battered in 11-2 loss to Pirates

    Brewers relievers were torched for nine runs over the final two innings Thursday, turning a tied game into an 11-2 rout by the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  17. Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has gone 4-for-4 in save opportunities so far, tossing seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts and just one walk. USA TODAY Sports

    What's Brewing? Best team in baseball... so far

    The good news for the Brewers? They have the best record in baseball through 15 games.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Senior Rachel Brown is one reason why the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women's tennis program enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in recent history under the direction of first-year head coach Deena Gordon. Photos courtesy of UW-Stevens Point/Jack McLaughli

    First-year coach has Pointers women's tennis team on right track

    It didn't take very long for first-year coach Deena Gordon to leave an impression on Rachel Brown.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  18. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez slides home safely on a Jonathan Lucroy single in the fifth inning. AP

    Brewers avoid sweep as Peralta shuts down Cardinals

    Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that avoided a series sweep.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. AP

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  19. Brewers reliever Jim Henderson looks down as Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday rounds the bases following a ninth-inning home run Tuesday. AP

    Bats still cold, Brewers drop 2nd straight to Cardinals

    Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  20. Stevens Point Area High School's Sean VanHelden clears 6-feet 2-inches to win the high jump during the Wisconsin Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Invitational at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Prep track: Valley teams battle for indoor supremacy (Updated with video)

    Rebecca Voss pumped her fist and was grinning from ear-to-ear after finishing the 3,200 race in the top spot.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  21. Multiplier amendment expected to result in heated debate

    Whitefish Bay Dominican recently captured its third straight WIAA Division 4 state boys basketball championship.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Williams: Bloom pushes players to be best can be

    Just like the end of any doubleheader during the course of the season, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point baseball coach Pat Bloom gathered his players and assistant coaches in right field.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  22. St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday is tagged out at home plate by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the sixth inning Monday in Milwaukee. AP

    Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers’ 9-game win streak

    Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings, Jon Jay hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Monday night.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  23. Kyle Lohse dominated the Pirates Sunday, giving up just four hits with nine strikeouts as the Brewers won their ninth straight game. USA TODAY Sports

    Lohse, Brewers sweep Pirates to win 9th in a row

    The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  24. Bubba Watson celebrates with his son Caleb after winning the Masters. Brian Snyder/Reuters

    Bubba Watson outlasts Spieth at Masters to win 2nd green jacket

    One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Wisconsin sophomore Vince Biegel attempts to take down teammate sophomore Corey Clement (6) in the first half of a spring game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Wisconsin State Journal

    Central Wisconsin natives among Badgers defensive players tasked with improving pressure on QBs

    When University of Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda sat his unit down for their first spring meeting, the first thing he talked about was getting more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  25. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun is safe at home plate ahead of the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin, right, during the eight inning Saturday night in Milwaukee. AP

    Brewers make it 8 straight with 3-2 win over Pirates

    Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer, Jonathan Lucroy drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  26. Bubba Watson wipes his forehead after putting on the 18th green during Saturday's third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. AFP/Getty Images

    Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  27. Tanner McEvoy throws a pass as Brady Kelliher defends during the Wisconsin Badgers' spring football game Saturday in Madison. AP

    Injuries sap Wisconsin offense in spring football practice

    It is down to a two-man race now for the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin, and one of the candidates didn't even take a snap at the Badgers spring game.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  28. Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez gets a high-five from teammate Carlos Gomez after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Liriano during the fourth inning Friday in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Tom Lynn

    Brewers top Pirates for 7th straight win

    Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, right, slides past Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and scores on a hit by Aramis Ramirez during the fourth inning Thursday in Philadelphia. michael perez/AP

    That's a wrap

    The Brewers' wins have all come on the road during the streak. They came to Philadelphia following a three-game sweep at defending World Series champion Boston.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  29. Bubba Watson gestures as he walks to the 17th green during the second round of the 2014 The Masters golf tournament Friday at Augusta National Golf Club. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

    Watson keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead at Masters

    Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of 'Bubba golf,' producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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