Linebacker Nick Barnett could miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury suffered last Sunday against Detroit. He'll seek a second opinion on Friday but if surgery is required, Barnett will be out for the year. He was one of 9 players who did not practice Wednesday because of injury. That list included safety Nick Collins (knee), Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and Mark Tauscher (shoulder). Head coach Mike McCarthy is hoping Collins will heal quickly, after the team lost rookie safety Morgan Burnett to a knee injury last week. Chillar is almost certainly going to miss a second straight game and Tauscher has apprently made improvement through mid-week.
Bucks cut 3
The Milwaukee Bucks have released forward Keith "Tiny" Gallon, a high school teammate of Brandon Jennings, along with guards Tory Jackson and Billy Rush. The Bucks face the Pistons in Detroit Friday before hosting the Charlotte Bobcats at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Saturday night.
National attention for local girl
In this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, Green Bay Notre Dame's Allie Woodward is featured in the faces in the crowd section, heralding her two state track and field titles last spring and success in cross country races this fall.
Green Bay Southwest captured the girls tennis division 1 sectional championship and qualified 2 singles players and 2 doubles teams for the state individual tournament next week. The boys state soccer pairings have been released. De Pere will be a number one seed, with Ashwaubenon second, Preble third and Bay Port fourth. In the valley sectional, Neenah is seeded first, followed by Appleton North. In Division 2, Plymouth is top seeded, Notre Dame is second. In Division 3, Sturgeon Bay is seeded first, followed by NEW Lutheran. The tournament opens with regional play next Tuesday.