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Silver Star Nutrition of La Crosse won the 2021 Pleasantville Lions Club’s Fourth of July fastpitch softball tournament held last weekend. The La Crosse team beat Strikers Lanes of Baldwin to win the championship with Ffats Brewing of Whitehall taking third and Weiner’s Bar of Ettrick taking fourth...
Three area schools will be represented as four athletes compete in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star games in Wisconsin Dells next week. Blair-Taylor will be well represented with two players and coach Randy Storlie for the Division Five Red team. Two four-year starters in Kyle...
Two Whitehall High School graduates and one from Arcadia will team up as members of the South Small School team in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game next week Saturday. Liam Herrick and Ryan Kleinhans had their senior seasons cut short due to a COVID-19 exposure, but they...

Blake Thiesse (above) and Zack Thiesse (below) were teammates at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau and now competitors in the Chippewa River Baseball League where both were selected to the All-Star Game as pitchers. 

Asking Blake, Zack and Kaleb Thiesse which of them is the best pitcher right now yielded three curiously different answers. Blake, who just finished his third year at Upper Iowa University, answered rather diplomatically. “Everyone is battling it out, but honestly it depends on the day. We each...

            A base hit fell just behind Wildcat second baseman Lexi Lofgren during Blair-Taylor's 7-5 loss to Juda/Albany in the WIAA State Semifinal at UW-Green Bay last Tuesday. A WIAA State Title eluded Blair-Taylor softball for the fourth consecutive season.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

An undefeated run for Blair-Taylor softball ended at 28 games for the second-consecutive season, as the Wildcats fell in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Four State Semifinal at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay last Tuesday. “What’s the word? ‘Snakebit?’ It really seemed...

Luke Vance celebrated as he crossed the finish line in first place following the 100 in the state track meet on Friday. (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

As the saying goes, it is not how you start, but how you finish. Luke Vance of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau went from middle of the pack in the first 50 meters of the 100 meter dash to standing on the podium with two state titles, two school records and three total medals by the end of Friday’s...

             Ziyannah Conner of Independence/Gilmanton competes in the 100 hurdles at the WIAA Division Three State Track Meet at UW-La Crosse last Thursday.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

When Ziyannah Conner of Independence/Gilmanton looked down the list of Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Three State Track Meet competitors and saw herself as the top seed in the 100 meter hurdles by a quarter of a second, she refused to allow herself to be complacent. “They...

            Emerson Pronschinske of Independence/Gilmanton charged to catch a pop up during their sectional semifinal win over Columbus Catholic.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

While one area team was able to walk-off to the state tournament, another was the victim of such a circumstance as Seneca scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Independence/Gilmanton in the sectional final in Bangor last Wednesday. The Indees advanced to the sectional final...
Upsets got the Arcadia softball team into the sectional round, but they weren’t able to keep it going, falling to Prescott in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Three sectional semifinal game.  The seventh-seeded Raiders advanced to the sectional with upsets over (2) Westby...

             Tyler Brantner of Independence/Gilmanton secures a popup in foul territory during the Indees' 17-3 loss to Boyceville in the WIAA Division Four sectional semifinal last Tuesday.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

If ever there was a case to be made that a team simply ran into a buzz saw in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament, the Independence/Gilmanton baseball team has it. The Indees fell behind Boyceville 9-0 in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Four...

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