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            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...
The Arcadia American Legion Post 17 baseball team opened its season with a split against West Salem last week. Post 17 struggled in the first game, getting shut out 10-0 before rebounding with a 5-3 win in the second game. The team’s season continued this week Tuesday with a game against Alma/Pepin...

 

 

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week may have signaled the beginning of the end of the NCAA and college athletics as we have come to know it, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor of the appellees in Alston v. NCAA, striking a decisive blow to the exploitive...

Blair-Taylor coach Greg Bratina presented his team with the sectional championship plaque. 

When Lindsay Steien slid into third base for a triple to start the seventh inning, Blair-Taylor softball coach Greg Bratina knew his team had a good chance at returning to the state tournament. “You couldn’t ask for a better way for us to come up with our leadoff hitter LJ, who is a phenomenal...

            Emma Johnson of Blair-Taylor bunted during the Wildcats' 4-3 win over Auburndale in the WIAA Division Four regional final last Wednesday.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

Blair-Taylor softball earned their fourth-consecutive Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regional title last week with wins over Durand and Auburndale. An Abby Thompson shutdown performance on the mound led the Wildcats past the Panthers last Monday in the Division Four regional...

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