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One of the top girls basketball programs in the area will have new leadership as it enters a potentially crucial time. After leading the Blair-Taylor program for 10 years, Duane Waldera’s resignation was accepted by the district school board last week Monday. In his resignation letter, Waldera...
While they fell just short of a Dairyland Conference title, three Independence/Gilmanton players were named to the all-conference team, matching DC champion Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran. The Indees went 14-3 in the conference, finishing behind Lancers’ 16-2 mark — two of I/G’s losses came to ECI....
It was two-and-done for the Arcadia American Legion Post 17 baseball team at the Wisconsin American Legion Class AA regional tournament in River Falls last Friday. Arcadia played in the first two games of the double-elimination tournament, losing to River Falls 16-6 and New Richmond 3-2. The...
One of the people most responsible for the creation and success of the Whitehall Wolves was inducted into the Chippewa River Baseball League Hall of Fame on July 3. Paul Pehler was an original member of the Wolves, joining the squad on a part-time basis in 2005. Just two seasons later, Pehler took...

Kaden Updike returns to Arcadia after leading the team toa  5-1 record during the alternate fall season. 

Equipment will be handed out and area football teams will hit the field for their first practices next week. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sports calendar officially turns to a new year on Monday of next week as  teams are eligible to hand out equipment before the official...

 

 

In most of February and early March of 2017, I was not sure if I would ever work in journalism again. I had quit a job as a general assignment reporter in Beloit at the end of that January, having succumbed to burnout and trauma stemming partly from covering a shooting of a 16-year-old father right...

            Arcadia’s Gage McGuire threw to first for an out during their game against Tomah last Thursday.  (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Arcadia’s American Legion Post 17 baseball team lost three close games and won one lopsided contest last week. Post 17’s three losses last week were by a combined five runs as they suffered walk-off losses on Monday and Saturday. The lone win came on Thursday when Arcadia controlled the game...

            Recently retired Arcadia High School Athletic Director Bruce Schweisthal (right) handed the sectional championship plaque to former Arcadia baseball coach Paul Anderson following the 2007 sectional.           (File Photo)

Bruce Schweisthal was a graduate student occupying a long-term substitute position in Whitehall when he was offered a job teaching in Arcadia. In the 35 years since, offers to join other districts have come up, but Schweisthal could not imagine going anywhere else. “I just could not leave. I fell...
Blair-Taylor players made up more than a fourth of the 2021 All-Dairyland Conference softball team. That number shouldn’t be surprising considering the Wildcats went 18-0 in DC play as part of a 28-1 season that ended in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Semifinal game. As a...
The Whitehall Wolves returned to action with a split doubleheader on Sunday at home against the Eau Claire Rivermen. Whitehall fell 5-3 in game one, before taking an 8-0 shutout victory in game two for a split matchup of the Chippewa River Baseball League South Division’s third-place Wolves and...

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