WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COULEE REGION

Minnesota Twins Sign LHP J.A. Happ

Minnesota Twins Sign LHP J.A. Happ

By Adam Roberts – 1/21/2021 Yesterday the Brewers made official their signing of utilityman Daniel Robertson to a one-year deal to bring their 40-man roster to 38 players. Today, the Twins finally made a move of their own after a notably slow start to their offseason. Left-handed pitcher J.A. [[ Jay ]] Happ agreed to…

Former Packer GM Ted Thompson Dies at 68

Former Packer GM Ted Thompson Dies at 68

By Adam Roberts – 1/21/2021 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein is reporting that former Green Bay Packer general manager Ted Thompson has died at age 68. Per a Silverstein tweet earlier this morning, Thompson passed away last night a few days after his 68th birthday on the 17th. Thompson was hired to replace Bob…

Washington-Milwaukee NBA Game Postponed

Washington-Milwaukee NBA Game Postponed

By Adam Roberts – 1/21/2021 As the Milwaukee Bucks get another early-season test this evening when they host the West-leading Lakers at Fiserv Forum, their game against the Wizards tomorrow night will have to wait. Washington has been struggling with COVID-19 within the organization for a week, with six players testing positive for the virus.…

#1 (D2) Onalaska to Face #3 (2A) Caledonia on Friday

#1 (D2) Onalaska to Face #3 (2A) Caledonia on Friday

By Adam Roberts – 1/20/2021 This Friday’s Holmen-Onalaska game has been cancelled, but in it’s place we’ll get a marquee Friday night boy’s basketball game. The same week that the Hilltoppers earned the top spot in the Division 2 Coaches Poll, they’ll defend that title against one of the best Class 2A teams in Minnesota…

Pro Football Writers Name Aaron Rodgers MVP

Pro Football Writers Name Aaron Rodgers MVP

By Adam Roberts – 1/20/2021 Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named the Pro Football Writers of America’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season. This is Rogers’ third PFWA MVP honor, and it comes a couple of weeks ahead of the official NFL MVP announcement on February 6th. Rodgers started all 16 games this season,…

Former Brewer Hall Of Famer Don Sutton Dies

Former Brewer Hall Of Famer Don Sutton Dies

By Adam Roberts – 1/20/2021 Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton is dead. His son made the announcement yesterday on Twitter. A longtime Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who won more than 300 games, Sutton also pitched for the Brewers, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Angels. He won 324 games and was named to…

WIAC To Return To Winter Sports February 1st

WIAC To Return To Winter Sports February 1st

By Adam Roberts – 1/19/2021 The Council of Chancellors for the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have unanimously voted to begin their winter athletics season on February 1st, making them the final group of area schools to return to athletics after the pandemic began. It’s been a long nearly year without sports for the WIAC, but…

NFL Draft Combine To Be Decentralized This Season

NFL Draft Combine To Be Decentralized This Season

By Adam Roberts – 1/19/2021 The NFL Draft combine will not take place in Indianapolis this year, another byproduct of a pandemic-altered sports calendar. The league informed teams Monday the pre-draft player evaluation will be decentralized for the first time since 1987. Instead, this year, the entire process will be done remotely. All workouts will…

Onalaska BB New #1 Team in D2 Coaches Poll

Onalaska BB New #1 Team in D2 Coaches Poll

By Adam Roberts – 1/19/2021 I think it was 247Sports’s Evan Flood that said on Twitter Onalaska center Gavin McGrath was throwing a block party with the entire Menomonee Falls team invited to play. Coaches across the state must’ve taken notice, not just of McGrath’s exploits at the Midwest Players Classic but also of the…

Bucks Fall To New-Look Nets 125-123

Bucks Fall To New-Look Nets 125-123

By Adam Roberts – 1/18/2021 There may or may not have been some extra time the Bucks lost out on late in their loss last night to the Brooklyn Nets, but that didn’t change the fact that the defense gave up too many points to a Nets team that despite Kyrie Irving’s continued absence seems…

Winona State MBB Sweeps Upper Iowa With 92-90 Win; Women Fall to Sioux Falls

Winona State MBB Sweeps Upper Iowa With 92-90 Win; Women Fall to Sioux Falls

By Adam Roberts – 1/18/2021 Head coach Todd Eisner and the Winona State men’s basketball team have had to work hard for every game they’ve been able to play this year, both with trying to duck around COVID trying to cancel so many contests and also by virtue of their games being nail-biting affairs. On…

Wisconsin Down One Spot to #10 in AP Poll

Wisconsin Down One Spot to #10 in AP Poll

By Adam Roberts – 1/18/2021 The gritty Big Ten schedule continued last week for the Wisconsin men, who find themselves one spot lower in this week’s AP poll but still in the Top 10. The drop one spot from ninth follows a week including a 23 point loss at #7 Michigan followed by a hard-fought…

Packers To Host Fans Again For NFC Championship Game

Packers To Host Fans Again For NFC Championship Game

By Adam Roberts – 1/18/2021 The Packers officially had 8,456 season ticket holders, frontline healthcare workers and first responders in attendance for Saturday’s 32-18 win over the LA Rams. Afterwards, a number of players including both Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams noted the impact that playing in front of fans had on them, particularly in the…