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Past articles by Ben:

Laona/Wabeno falls in state semifinals

The game was the Rebels' first-ever at the state tournament. → Read More

Wisconsin falls in opening round of the Big Ten Tournament

The Badgers trailed by as many as 27 in the 65-57 loss to Ohio State → Read More

Edgar, Lakeland, Laona/Wabeno and Neillsville all move on the sectional finals

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - The field continues to narrow in high school girls basketball, as after Thursday, four area teams are left standing. Edgar, Lakeland, Laona/Wabeno and Neillsville all have a shot at a state bid, moving on to sectionals Saturday. First, in Marshfield, two-seed Edgar was able to sneak by one-seed Assumption thanks to a defense-oriented 38-36 win in the D5 bracket. The… → Read More

Mosinee hockey falls in state semifinals

Oregon topped Mosinee 3-0 Thursday in Middleton. → Read More

Pointers announce ‘Leadership change’ for men’s basketball team

Bob Semling won two national championships while at the helm at UWSP → Read More

Mosinee hockey tops Lakeland in sectional finals, qualifies for state

MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW) - The Mosinee hockey team is headed to state for the first time since 2008 after their 2-1 win over Lakeland Union Saturday in Mosinee. It’ll be Mosinee’s fourth-ever trip to state and just their second since 1992. The State Hockey Tournament begins Thursday at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton. Copyright 2023 WSAW. All rights reserved. → Read More

Auburndale, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Wausau West and Marshfield all advance in girls’ regionals

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The girls’ basketball postseason ramped up Friday night with regional semifinal action. In local action, several area teams booked their spot in the regional finals. First, in D4, #4 Auburndale put up a dominant performance by besting #5 Marathon 56-37. The Eagles used a strong second half to eliminate the Red Raiders. Auburndale will now face one-seed Saint Mary Catholic… → Read More

Ten D2 and D3 boys from north central Wisconsin advance to wrestling semifinals

The semifinals begin Friday night. → Read More

Rhinelander native Retzlaff places fourth at Daytona in Xfinity Series

The race was Retzlaff’s first as a full-time member on the Xfinity Series → Read More

Former SPASH coach Anderson named as part of WBCA Hall of Fame class

Former Phillips’ player Mike Johnson and former Antigo coach John Mielke were also a part of the class → Read More

Area athletes ink National Letters of Intent on Signing Day

Eight area athletes signed with D1 or D2 schools Wednesday → Read More

Packers lead Lions at halftime 9-6

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) - With their playoff hopes in limbo, the Packers hold a lead over the Lions at halftime from Lambeau Field 9-6. Green Bay had the first offensive possession of the game. The drive covered a good chunk of field, but 46 yards of it came thanks to a pass interference on Detroit as Aaron Rodgers looked for Allen Lazard on a deep ball. However, Green Bay’s red zone woes… → Read More

Three Lakes’ Volk signs NLI to continue track career at UW-Milwaukee

Three Lakes track star Kallie Volk has signed National Letter of Intent to continue her track career at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. → Read More

Rhinelander-native Retzlaff to drive full-time in Xfinity Series

The 19-year-old had one top-ten finish in the Xfinity Series in 2022 → Read More

Pavelski signs extension with Dallas

The Plover native signed a one-year extension Sunday. → Read More

Wisconsin tops Oklahoma State in Guaranteed Rate Bowl to end season

Braelon Allen rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown in the 24-17 win. → Read More

Bucks fall to Celtics on Christmas Day 139-118

The loss snaps a three-game Christmas-win streak for Milwaukee → Read More

Packers trail Miami at halftime of Christmas clash

Aaron Rodgers had one touchdown in the first half. → Read More

REPORTS: Daulton Varsho traded to Toronto

The Marshfield alum hit .235 with 27 home runs for Arizona in 2022 → Read More

REPORTS: Daulton Varsho traded to Toronto

The Marshfield alum hit .235 with 27 home runs for Arizona in 2022 → Read More