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            Arcadia senior Egan Pauly (left) is taking over under center for the Raiders this fall, and the team has playoff aspirations after a 2021 season that ended with a 7-2 record and a first round playoff exit.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A new starting quarterback, a new running back and trying to replace three all-area players on defense. It sounds like a lot to handle for one high school football team, but over at Arcadia High School coach Derek Updike has liked what he has seen in the early going for his 2022 squad. The Raiders...

            Evan Nehring of Blair-Taylor ran after making a catch during practice on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The 2022 Blair-Taylor football team enters the season with many players from the 2021 playoff team returning, but is still in a completely different situation. The 2021 Wildcats entered the season with a lot of inexperienced players looking to fill positions, but they had a returning senior...

            New Independence/Gilmanton football coach Todd Fischer looked on during a drill at practice on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

While he is new to the Independence/Gilmanton football program and the Dairyland Conference, coach Todd Fischer said there will be no surprises with how he runs his program. Fischer began his coaching career when he was 18 years old at Colfax High School in the 1980s while he was attending college...

            New Whitehall football coach Tyler Bortle discussed a play with his players during practice on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

With a new coach and several inexperienced players, some would expect the Whitehall football team to have some growing pains, but Tyler Bortle expects his squad to be ready to compete. Bortle takes over the program with connections to the last two coaches. A 2009 Whitehall High graduate, Bortle...

Jon Steffenhagen

Jon Steffenhagen always wanted to be a head college football coach, and one of his mentors in University of Wisconsin-La Crosse great Roger Harring told him he needed experience as a head coach to make it happen. It led Steffenhagen to the top spot at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School in 1996, a...

 

 

Small school regional wrestling tournaments will see a massive overhaul across Wisconsin this winter after a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association ruling in June, and area coaches have varying degrees of concern with the move. The WIAA has agreed to create “super regionals”, combining two...
The 2022-23 high school sports season began in Wisconsin on Tuesday of this week when football teams across the state began practice. A Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association rule change meant that football practices began the same day equipment was handed out, which was on Tuesday of this...

Jessica Weiler

The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School volleyball program didn’t have to go far to find its new leader. Jessica Weiler will take the reins of the varsity team after being the junior varsity coach last season. Weiler has been around volleyball since she was a child, she said in a post on the...

            Vince Braun of Arcadia Post 17 applied a tag on a pickoff attempt during their game against Alma/Pepin last week Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Wisconsin American Legion Class AA regional tournament got off to a good start for Arcadia in River Falls last week, but the team lost its next two games. Arcadia finished the regular season with a 5-4 win over Alma/Pepin on Tuesday. After winning five of their last seven games in the regular...

            Red Hawk Post 354 second baseman Warren Stoner dove to tag out a Prairie du Chien runner early in a 5-4 loss at G-E-T High School last Friday as part of the Galesville regional tournament.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Only one team could stop Post 354 this weekend as the host Red Hawks looked to win their home regional tournament. That team was Prairie du Chien, which earned a walkoff win over the Red Hawks in their first game on Friday before ending the hosts’ season and winning a regional title in the double...

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