With the lockout in the rear view mirror, the Milwaukee Bucks have opened training camp at the Cousins Center in Whitefish Bay. Head Coach Scott Skiles is looking for a return to the playoffs after the team missed out last year and he has nearly his entire roster returning intact. Here are some comments from the Bucks as they embark on what will be an interesting season in the NBA.
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers is the National League's Most Valuable Player for 2011. The 28 year old left fielder outpolled Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the honor. Braun received 20 of 32 first place votes while Kemp garnered 12 in a near, triple crown year. Prince Fielder came in a distant third. Braun was the leader of the Crew, hitting .332 with 33 home runs and 111 runs batted in and 109 runs scored while stealing over 30 bases and commiting only one error in left field. What likely separated Braun from Kemp was the fact he led the Brewers to the National League Central Division championship, a first round series victory over Arizona and into the NL Championship Series. Braun is the third Brewer to win the MVP award joining Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Robin Yount, a two time winner in 1982 and again in 1989. Henry Aaron also won the MVP in Milwaukee, with the Braves. On the link below, comments from this year's most valuable...Ryan Braun.
The West De Pere Phantoms made it back to back state championships beating Wisconsin Lutheran 39-24 in the Division 3 title game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. The Phantoms extended their winning streak to 28 games on a pair of undefeated seasons after losing the title game in 2009 to Reedsburg. Senior quarterback Jay Tollefson rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns and threw a pair of touchdown passes in the victory. West De Pere took a 7-0 lead on the game's first posession and after giving up a first quarter field goal to the Vikings, fell behind on the first play of the second quarter when Tollefson's punt was blocked by Shawntrell Garner who scooped up the ball at the five and scored to make it 10-7 Wisconsin Lutheran. It marked the first time all year the Phantoms trailed in a ball game and the only time West De Pere allowed more than one score to an opponent. The teams traded touchdowns before West De Pere took control in the final minutes of the first half. Tollefson threw a five yard touchdown pass to Jordan Forrest and after a short punt, drove 40 yards in :43 with Brandon Carter catching a 13 yard touchdown pass with :34 left in the half to put the Phantoms up 25-17. Tollefson's third touchdown run came two plays after Brad Ambrosius blocked a Lutheran punt and opened the lead to 32-17. The Vikings would tally once more but Spencer Turiff put the game away with a 55 yard end around early in the 4th quarter. Head coach Bill Turnquist wrapped up his 37th year at the school with a second straight title, becomming only the second metro area team to win back to back. Ashwaubenon did it in 2000 and 2001. Add Wrightstown's thrilling 28-26 double overtime victory over Somerset in the D-4 final Thursday night and it was a great finish to the prep football season. On the link below, comments from coach Turnquist on the field after the game, starting, as expected, with praise for his opponent.
The De Pere Redbirds have reached the girls state volleyball tournament for the 4th time in school history. Here's a visit with head coach Thoran Cribb in advance of the state finals which open Thursday at the Resch Center in Green Bay.
The Milwaukee Brewers delivered a lot of joy to baseball fans in Wisconsin this year, winning a club record 96 games, 57 at Miller Park in front of more than three million fans and they captured their first National League Central Division title and ousted the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Division Series in a five game thriller. Bidding for their first world series berth since 1982, they were eliminated by the team that denied them the championship 29 years ago, the St. Louis Cardinals who battered Milwaukee pitching in a 12-6 rout at Miller Park Sunday night to claim their 18th National League pennant in 6 games. Here's a recap of the game with a host of post-game quotes from the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers got a badly needed quality start and overdue timely hits to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Thursday night at Busch Stadium, getting the race to the pennant all even at 2-2. Here's a recap of the game with post game interviews.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium Wednesday night, taking a 2-1 series lead. Here are the game details with plenty of post game quotes from both clubhouses.
The St. Louis Cardinals ripped through the Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Monday night for a 12-3 victory at Miller Park, evening the National League Championship Series at a game apiece. Here are the game details along with quotes from both clubhouses.
The Milwaukee Brewers keep rolling at home, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 in the opening game of the National League Championship series. Here's a recap of the game with quotes from both clubhouses.
The Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 in Game 4 of the National League Division series at Chase Field to send the series back to Miller Park for the decisive fifth game on Friday night. Here's a recap of the game with quotes from both clubhouses.
The Green Bay Gamblers have begun the quest to win just 1 more game this year after falling to the Dubuque Fighting Saints in last year's USHL Clark Cup Finals. There's a new dealer for the Gamblers as Derek LaLonde takes over as head coach, the third coach in the last three years suceeding Eric Rud and Jon Cooper. The Gamblers opened the season last Saturday night by beating the league champions Dubuque on the road 3-2. Tuesday was media day for the Gamblers who open the home schedule this weekend, hosting Des Moines Friday night and a return engagement with Dubuque on Saturday night at the Resch with boths games facing off at 7:05 PM. On the link below, you'll hear interviews with LaLonde and veteran goalie Ryan McKay.
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep in the National League Division Series by rolling the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 Tuesday night at Chase Field. Here's a recap of the game with plenty of quotes from both clubhouses.