Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Milwaukee Outscores Portland Trailblazers 137-129 for 6th Straight Win

Milwaukee Outscores Portland Trailblazers 137-129 for 6th Straight Win

Missing four players, the Portland Trailblazers weren’t able to keep Milwaukee from winning its sixth straight game Thursday night, 137-129.  The Bucks started the contest by hitting their first seven shots.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double, scoring 24, taking down 19 rebounds and passing out 15 assists.  Eric Bledsoe’s 30 points led Milwaukee.  Portland has…Read more »

Thieves Use Pepper Spray to Get Away After Shoplifting

Thieves Use Pepper Spray to Get Away After Shoplifting

When they are caught, three women who used pepper spray to get away after shoplifting may find themselves facing upgraded charges.  The incident happened Sunday night at two stores in the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets.  When employees of the Nike and the UGG outlet stores tried to stop them, they were sprayed with the chemical. …Read more »

Warhawk Women’s Basketball Defeats Augustana, 75-50

Warhawk Women’s Basketball Defeats Augustana, 75-50

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team recorded a 75-50 win over Augustana (Ill.) last night at Kachel Gymnasium. Senior Becky led the offense with 16 points while Emily Schumacher was just behind adding 14 on the night. The Warhawks move to 3-1. Their next game is Saturday when Illinois Weseyan visits Whitewater.Read more »

Rock River, Lake Koshkonong Water Levels Update

Rock River, Lake Koshkonong Water Levels Update

According to the National Weather Service the Rock River is out of the action stage in Watertown and Jefferson, but the NWS is making no prediction on the river at those locations beyond today. The river at Fort Atkinson and Lake Koshkonong is also out of the action stage, but the Weather Service is forecasting…Read more »

Warhawks Men’s Basketball Edged by Ripon in Final Minute, 71-70

Warhawks Men’s Basketball Edged by Ripon in Final Minute, 71-70

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball team had a strong scoring performance on the perimeter and had some big contributions off the bench last night, but was unable to hold a late lead in a 71-70 loss against Ripon College in a non-conference game at Kachel Gymnasium.  The Warhawks (2-2 overall) took their first lead…Read more »

Giannis, Bucks Topple Chicago Bulls 115-101

Giannis, Bucks Topple Chicago Bulls 115-101

He’s a double-double machine.  Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and added 10 rebounds for his 13th-straight double-double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat Chicago Monday night 115-101.  Brook Lopez chipped in with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  The Bucks waited until the fourth quarter, this time, to take total control of the game.  It was Milwaukee’s…Read more »

UW-Whitewater Warhawks Football Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

UW-Whitewater Warhawks Football Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team will compete in the NCAA Division III Championship for the 13th time in the last 15 years and 19th time in program history. They will host Monmouth College (Ill.) in the first round at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater on Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon. The Warhawks (9-1 overall,…Read more »

Wisconsin 8-Year-Old Who Loved Dogs Has Died

Wisconsin 8-Year-Old Who Loved Dogs Has Died

The eight-year-old Wisconsin girl whose love of dogs caught the attention of thousands across the country has died in Hartland.  Emma Mertens had asked for pictures of dogs and she received thousands.  Her family says they were with her when she died of a brain tumor Sunday.  Instead of flowers, the Mertens family is asking…Read more »