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A sneak peek at Week 3 of HS football

I've spent two weeks telling you what's wrong with high school football in the area.

I despise the fact that Craig and Parker have already played.

I'm also not a fan of any games being...

Special teams play was anything but last year for Packers

There's no way to calculate exactly how many victories the special teams cost the Green Bay Packers last season.

Most people just think of one.

The fact that one was the NFC Championship ...

Stave settling in as UW's starting QB

This time last year, quarterback Joel Stave wasn't having much fun.

He has a much different outlook playing for a new, quarterback-friendly head coach in a new system at No. 20 Wisconsin.

Labor Day Softball Tournament thriving

The area's annual Labor Day Softball Tournament continues to grow.

Now in its sixth year, the tournament started out with 28 teams playing at Schilberg Park in Milton.

Forty teams are...

Xtra Points: Badgers and Bama set to kick off; 'Deceptiongate' rematch looms
Xtra Points: Badgers and Bama set to kick off; 'Deceptiongate' rematch looms
Gazette Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry discuss the start of the University of Wisconsin football season and Week 3 of high school football in this week's episode of Xtra Points.
Brewers win fifth straight over Pirates

Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to a career high-tying 10 games as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fifth straight time, 9-4 Wednesday night. 

The...

Middleton sweeps Parker to open Big Eight volleyball
Middleton sweeps Parker to open Big Eight volleyball
The Vikings hung tough early but were swept 25-20, 25-10, 25-13 at home on Tuesday
Cobb says he'll play in Packers' opener
Randall Cobb expects to play against the Bears, and Jared Abbrederis returned from a concussion
Wisconsin, Alabama running backs ready to shoulder load
Saturday's season opener between the Badgers and Crimson Tide features two programs who run the ball well
Domingo Santana can help Brewers recharge
By adding rookie outfielder Domingo Santana, the Milwaukee Brewers hope to fill some of a power void left behind by the likes of Prince Fielder, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks.

Columns

Xtra Points: Badgers vs. Bama; Rematch of 'Deceptiongate'
Fuel & Tires: A surprise turn to end the IndyCar season
Ted Peck: Big on smallies
Fuel & Tires: Wilson's death casts pall over finale
Tom Miller: Packers can survive without Nelson

Preps

A sneak peek at Week 3 of HS football
Middleton sweeps Parker to open Big Eight volleyball
Cougars cruise to first Big Eight volleyball win
Craig sweeps, Parker swept in girls tennis
Craig strikes early in both halves, downs Fort Atkinson

Local Sports

Labor Day Softball Tournament thriving
Kane County edges Beloit 7-6
Snappers hang on to beat Kane County
Bladorn captures senior city golf tourney
Max Kuhn's 29th double leads to Snappers walk-off

Auto Racing

Dixon wins IndyCar finale, championship
Road America title stays in state with Paul Menard
Auto racing for Aug. 28-30, 2015
IndyCar driver Wilson dies of head injury
Fuel & Tires: Racing comes at a cost

Baseball

Brewers win fifth straight over Pirates
Nelson rebounds to help Crew down Pirates
Domingo Santana can help Brewers recharge
Peralta carries Brewers to win
New Brewers GM will have decisions to make

Basketball

Assembly OKs Bucks arena deal
NBA leaning toward no playoff guarantee for division winners
Senate passes Bucks arena deal
Milwaukee Bucks owners optimistic
Tom Miller: Weighing in on Klawitter saga

College

Stave feeling more confident under Chryst
“He kind of brings that level of comfortability when you’re around him," Stave said of Chryst. "He’s just a fun guy to be around.”
Wisconsin, Alabama running backs ready to shoulder load
Paul Chryst puts focus on red-zone, third-down efficiency
Badgers counting on more disciplined Vince Biegel
No need for UW road map for Paul Chryst

Football

Special teams play was anything but last year for Packers
Cobb says he'll play in Packers' opener
Packers start roster trim with five cuts
Packers hopeful Cobb will play Week 1
Randall Cobb hurt as Packers lose

Golf

Parker golfers second at Elkhorn Scramble
Day wins his first major at Whistling Straits
Milton High girls golf team wins tournament
Stricker cards opening-round 71
McIlroy says he's 100 percent for PGA

Hockey

Wiffle ball fields a backyard trend
Jets goalie Jurusik commits to Wisconsin
Blackhawks bolster dynasty with another Stanley Cup