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Whether or not the Whitehall Wolves or Osseo Merchants will take the field this season could be decided this week. Chippewa River Baseball League officials announced via social media that they would meet on Wednesday of this week to determine the “feasibility” of playing in 2020. The start of the...
  Nearly three years ago in this column space, I claimed that the athletes who kneeled for America’s national anthem were as American as those who decided to stand. That the right to express dissent was as patriotic as engaging in a recently established cultural norm. I was wrong. The last couple...
  When it comes to decision makers in the National Football League, the old adage is to judge them by what they do, not by what they say. So what should we make of the Green Bay Packers drafting a quarterback in the first round? The logic is simple enough to follow. Teams lie in public so they don’...

After not coaching for most of the last decade, Bärry Schmitt was re-hired as the Independence/Gilmanton football coach.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

  Picking up the head coach’s whistle again was always in the post-retirement plans for Independence School District superintendent Bärry Schmitt. With the Independence/Gilmanton head position vacant headed into the fall, now seemed as good a time as any. “As I near that point in my administrative...
For Ettrick native and class of 2020 Viterbo University graduate Bailey Schmidt, her career on the V-Hawks’ women’s golf team will be remembered as much for the trips to meets as her performance at any one of them. “There was never a dull moment with (my teammates) and it was always an interesting...

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau graduate Madison Doerr finished her basketball career at Viterbo University with her brother, Mitchell, working as an assistant coach for the team. (Submitted photo) 

Pickup basketball games between Madison and Mitchell Doerr while they were growing up in Trempealeau were competitive, physical affairs. “Many games were played where there were no fouls allowed to be called, which paid off in the long run,” Mitchell explained. “After one of her games during a WSN...
Although many would love to change the conversation right now to how close sports are to returning, it is past time to address what they have distracted us from. For far too long, white Americans such as myself have viewed the rectification of racial injustices in our country as “not our fight.”...
If the Green Bay Packers are going to reach the goal of coach Matt LaFleur to be more explosive in 2020, they’re going to need to find ways to get production out of young wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling (MVS) and Equanimeous St. Brown.  LaFleur said to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky last week “One (...
While a report by a radio station out of Green Bay may have created some excitement, an official from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association said the group’s board of directors has not yet made a decision on if the fall sports season will be conducted.  WNFL out of Green Bay posted a...

Nate Pronschinske of Whitehall Wolves fielded a throw on a stolen base attempt during their game against Osseo last year. The Chippewa River Baseball League - including both Osseo and Whitehall - voted Sunday suspend the start of the season indefinitely. (File photo)

The Chippewa River Baseball League won’t begin this Sunday as planned after managers in the league voted to suspend the season indefinitely due to restrictions related to COVID-19. In addition to suspending the regular season, league officials voted to cancel the 2020 all-star game, playoffs and...

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