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After conversation that ranged from discussion to debate, the Blair city council voted unanimously to purchase and hang a banner honoring Blair-Taylor High School graduates. The conversation came about because representatives from the school approached the council asking if the city could honor the...
A familiar face is returning to Trempealeau County as Michele Butler was tapped as the next district administrator of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District at Monday night’s regular meeting of the district school board. Butler will serve out the conclusion of her first year as superintendent...

            Independence’s Amiah Ives dove for the ball during their match against Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday.   (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Independence volleyball team finished Dairyland Conference and regular season play, but at the start of this week they weren’t quite done playing Dairyland Conference teams. The Indees lost two matches in conference play last week, struggling to stick with Alma/Pepin on the road on Tuesday and...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau volleyball’s Kaylee Hauge (left) and Tatum Johnson blocked the kill attempt by West Salem’s Jaden Hammes during the first set of a Coulee Conference match at G-E-T High School last Tuesday.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

There has been a noticeable shift in the body language and mindset for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School volleyball team this fall. After sticking with a strong Coulee Conference foe in West Salem last Tuesday before dismantling another in Viroqua later in the week, the 2022 squad is raising...

            Whitehall’s Wylie Dunn worked to secure a pin against Caleb Marchwick of Ithaca/Weston during their fifth-place match at the state tournament in Madison on Saturday.       (Photograph by Mike Poulos)

After losing his first match, Whitehall’s Wylie Dunn rebounded to take fifth at 285 pounds in Division Three of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament in Madison last weekend. Dunn came into the tournament as a first seed after winning the sectional. His first...
While the Independence boys basketball team didn’t manage a win last week, they did show improvement. The Indees began the week with a 74-17 loss to Necedah before falling to Alma/Pepin, 67-28. On Friday, however, the Indees finally got going offensively, scoring 52 points in what was a 10-point...

            Kambrie Wurzer of Whitehall returned a serve during their game against Independence on Thursday.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Whitehall volleyball team split two close, four-set matches last week.  A win in the second set evened Whitehall’s match against Augusta last week Tuesday, but the Beavers won the next two for the 3-1 win. On Thursday, the Norse fell behind in the first set before winning the next three in...
Two area golfers both shot in the 90s while the cut to advance to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Three State Tournament from the Mineral Point sectional was in the 70s. Gabe Rombalski of Independence finished 30th overall with a 91, while Whitehall’s Keanu Estenson was...

            Isaiah Washington of Blair-Taylor pulled back a bunt attempt during Friday’s game against Independence/Gilmanton.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy

Blair-Taylor baseball took one of three games last week, all among Dairyland Conference opponents. The Wildcats fell late to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran last Monday, before bouncing back with a shootout win over Eleva-Strum on Thursday. Friday brought another hard-fought loss, as B-T fell by a...

 

 

The debate over the participation of transgender athletes in youth sports was reignited last week, as Republican lawmakers introduced the so-called “Protecting Women in Sports Act” in the form of two bills in the Wisconsin State Legislature. According to an Associated Press report, more than a...

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