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Wed
19
Dec

Sherman changing defense, challenging offense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Coach Mike Sherman reinforced his battered defense Wednesday with a fresh free agent. All he could offer his struggling offense was a challenge for the linemen to lead the Green Bay Packers into the playoffs as they did during the Super Bowl years.

Sherman signed free safety Scott Frost to replace linebacker Chris Gizzi, who underwent disc surgery on his back and was placed on injured reserve.

Wed
19
Dec

Richter back in goal for U.S. Olympic team

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Richter took his place in goal for the U.S. Olympic hockey team Wednesday night, another step in his successful comeback from major injuries to both knees.

Coach Herb Brooks and general manager Craig Patrick added the New York Rangers star and Carolina goalie Tom Barrasso during the Rangers' game against the New Jersey Devils.

Wed
19
Dec

Marshall wins highest scoring bowl game in history in two OT's

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- In the highest-scoring bowl game in history, Marshall rallied past East Carolina 64-61 in double overtime Wednesday night to win the GMAC Bowl behind Byron Leftwich's 576 yards passing.

Leftwich capped his performance with an 8-yard touchdown toss to Josh Davis to end it.

The Thundering Herd (11-2) stormed back from a 38-8 halftime deficit, tying it at 51 in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Marshall wasted a chance to win in regulation when it missed the extra point.

Tue
18
Dec

Tigerton girls cruise to win over Port Edwards

TIGERTON -- The Tigerton girls came out firing on all cylinders against the Port Edwards Blackhawks Tuesday night. By halftime the game was already in the bag for the Tigers who kept the pressure on until the end in a 49-32 win.

Tigerton came out and scored 14 points in the opening quarter as they were able to get a good mix of inside and outside shooting.

They turned up the RPM's in the second quarter as they dropped 18 points on the Blackhawks, thanks in large part to their press that created some easy buckets off Port Edwards turnovers.

Tue
18
Dec

Inconsistencies hamper Gresham boys against Rosholt

ROSHOLT -- The Gresham boys basketball team has been struggling on both ends of the floor as of late, and coach Jeff Zobeck says that if his team's defense doesn't improve soon, the offense will never come around either.

"We've had two straight games of nothing offensively and our defense creates our offense and right now we aren't getting that done."

The Wildcats lost their second straight game Tuesday night, a 62-37 thrashing at the hands of Rosholt.

Tue
18
Dec

Bears struggle in first half, still bring in win

KESHENA -- The Bonduel Bears boys basketball team struggled with the Menominee-Indian Eagles in the first half of their game on Tuesday, but the Bears came through with 64-44 win.

"They played zone in the first half and that is what kept our score down," said Bonduel coach Jerry Reinke.

The Eagles kept the score in reach in the first quarter and got some good looks at the basket while keeping Bonduel from getting good looks at the basket.

"They did a good job in the first half," Reinke said.

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