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            G/M senior Ben Peterson trapped the leg of Black River Falls’ Jevon Rave in a 170-pound match at Saturday’s Coulee Conference championship meet at Viroqua High School. Peterson won an individual title and the Titans won the team championship.          (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Over the last two weeks, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro high school wrestling co-op has lost two of its 14 varsity wrestlers to injury. How did the Titans respond to that adversity at Saturday’s Coulee Conference championship at Viroqua High School? They crowned six individual...

            Samantha Kidd of Blair-Taylor drove to the basket with Eleva-Strum’s Lizzie Nordstrom defending during their game last week.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After two lopsided wins, the Blair-Taylor girls basketball team beat a team that is considered amongst the best in the state. B-T started slow, but went on a big run to beat Eau Claire Regis by 21 points last week Monday. On Tuesday, they blew past Eleva-Strum, 83-16. After playing twice at home, B...

            Arcadia senior Breah Golden unleashed an inside jump shot during last Friday’s 61-51 nonconference win over Tomah at Arcadia High School. Golden scored 30 points and surpassed Linzy Sendelbach as the all-time leading scorer in program history in the win.   (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Breah Golden’s three-pointer minutes into last Friday’s prep girls basketball game at Arcadia High School was historic. But it wasn’t becoming the highest scoring player in program history that ended up being Golden’s biggest bucket of the night—her perfect free throws down the stretch were key in...

             Sophomore Hannah Gierok competed in the vault competition at a gymnastics dual at Westby High School last Friday. Gierok placed second for the Arcadia/Whitehall/Independence co-op behind only teammate Nora Bergerson.  (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of Arcadia/Independence/Whitehall co-op gymnasts claimed the top spots at Friday’s dual meet at Westby High School. Arcadia senior Nora Bergerson had the top all-around score with a 31.8, and sophomore teammate Hannah Gierok was the only other gymnast to top 30 points with her 31.75 point...
The Arcadia High School boys basketball team won two of three games last week, picking up their first conference victory of the 2022-23 season in the process. Arcadia (6-8 overall, 1-5 Coulee) fell to Durand-Arkansaw on Monday before stacking together a pair of wins by defeating conference opponent...
An opening loss did little harm to the mentality of the Arcadia High School wrestling program at a dual tournament in Bloomer last Tuesday. After falling 45-28 at the hands of Boyceville in the opening match, the Raiders closed the evening by rattling off three straight wins. Arcadia took down...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City high school gymnastics co-op kept their season going in a nine-team invitational in La Crosse on Saturday. Team scores and full results were not reported to the Times, but a number of GMC gymnasts showed their talents well on...
After falling behind early in one game last week, the Independence girls basketball team took control in the first half to win another last week. The Indees fell behind one of the top teams in the area and Dairyland Conference, Blair-Taylor, and lost at home, 60-23, last week Tuesday (see story...
The Independence/Gilmanton wrestling team took third at the 16-team Indee Invite in Independence on Saturday. Four I/G wrestlers placed in the top three in their respective weight classes as the team scored 131 points, behind Westby (133.5) and Clear Lake (188.5) and ahead of Pittsville (127)....
The Independence boys basketball team made the game interesting, but couldn’t overcome a slow start against Augusta last week Monday. The Indees trailed by 15 points early, but cut the lead to three multiple times in the second half. They ran out of gas down the stretch, however, as the Beavers...

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