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            Nathan Pyka of Independence drove to the basket during their game against Augusta on Friday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Independence boys basketball team had a tough time getting the ball in the basket in two losses last week. The Indees managed just 11 points in the second half of a 73-37 loss to Melrose-Mindoro last week Tuesday. On Friday, they lost to Augusta 70-45, but no additional information from that...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro wrestling team finished fourth, while Arcadia was seventh at the Raider Challenge in Arcadia on Saturday. The tournament featured several powerhouse teams including champion Cadott with 464 points, while Aquinas took second with 450 and St. Croix Central...

            Evan Nehring of Blair-Taylor went in for a layup during their game against Whitehall on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A three-game conference swing for the Blair-Taylor High School boys basketball team featured a pair of wins and a tough loss last week. The Wildcats (Now 8-6 on the year) snuck past Gilmanton last Tuesday and struggled in the second half of a loss to Whitehall (see story elsewhere in Sports) on...

            Traevyon Saintfort of Whitehall attempted to lock up Xander Ziegler of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro varsity reserve team during their dual on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Forfeits helped the Independence/Gilmanton wrestling team open the Dairyland Conference season 2-0, but they also secured some crucial wins on the mat.  The Indees opened with wins over Cochrane-Fountain City and Blair-Taylor in the opening match in Independence last Thursday. Meanwhile, Whitehall...

            Aleah Hunter of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau reached around an Arcadia defender to get a shot off during their game last Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball remains in second place in the Coulee Conference as they split two games last week. The Red Hawks appeared to be in trouble during the second half of its game against Arcadia last week Tuesday, but they put together a run to go on for a 44-...
The Blair-Taylor High School boys basketball team played in two very different games last week, losing a nail biter to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Thursday before breezing by Brookwood on Saturday. The Wildcats sit at 5-5 on the season and were scheduled for a busy week, hosting Gilmanton on...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro High School wrestling team won both of its duals last week, the first a dominating performance over Viroqua on Tuesday before beating Wrightstown at an Aquinas dual on Friday. The Titans were scheduled to visit Kasson/Mantorville on Tuesday as well as...
The Blair-Taylor High School girls basketball team started about as strong as a team could hope in both of its wins last week. The Wildcats (12-1 overall, 6-0 Dairyland Conference) opened the week with a big win over Gilmanton on Tuesday, allowing just 21 points before making quick work of...

            Arcadia junior Connor Weltzien passed to a teammate after driving the lane in the first half of a loss to Onalaska Luther last Tuesday.                        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

After a couple of lopsided losses to two of the top teams in the area and Coulee Conference, the Raiders lost a close nonconference game last week. Arcadia opened the week with a 75-42 loss to Onalaska Luther last week Tuesday. The Knights are second in the Coulee Conference behind only West Salem...
The Whitehall girls basketball team dominated in the paint as they picked up a nonconference win last week. The Norse pulled down 47 rebounds as they beat Black River Falls 62-42 at home last week Monday. They were scheduled to play at Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran last Friday, but the game was...

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