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The Green Bay Packers’ underwhelming effort to address the wide receiver position this past offseason became even more inadequate this past week, as their one significant signing Devin Funchess announced he was opting out of the 2020 season. No fault can be Funchess’ to bear. He cited his own...
With first place in the Dairyland Fastpitch Softball League on the line, La Crosse Classics/Wason’s scored two runs late for the win. Weiner’s had already defeated Pleasantville to move to 2-0 on the season and they had a late lead against Wason’s, but it didn’t last. Jared Burt singled to put...
  As teams in the Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association begin their mad dash for a nearly four-month delayed 2020 title pursuit, the conversation around the legitimacy of their championships should not be up for debate. In baseball, opening night provided foreshadowing for a 60-...
After a five-run first inning, Osseo was able to cruise as they remained undefeated on the season. The Merchants plated five runs in the first as they went on to defeated Jim Falls 11-0 to move to 9-0 on the season. Osseo played again on Wednesday when they hosted the Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks and...

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau graduate Davis Wenthe was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Wisconsin Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Times file photo) 

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau track star Davis Wenthe did not get the chance to defend his title in the 300 meter hurdles this spring due to COVID-19, but he did add another award to the trophy case. The 2020 G-E-T graduate was named in a press release last week as the 2019-20 Gatorade Wisconsin Boys...

Osseo second basemen Logan Matson made a throw to first after stopping a ground ball in the middle of the infield during their game against Eau Claire last week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

Osseo slugged out 15 hits as they defeated the Eau Claire Bears by 10 runs before earning a sweep in two games over the weekend to remain undefeated on the season. The game against Eau Claire was the only one in which information was provided to the Times as the Merchants pulled away late in the...
The Pleasantville Lions Club earned a split while Weiner’s Bar topped Ffats Brewery in the opening of the Dairyland Fastpitch Softball League on Thursday. Pleasantville opened with a 6-3 win over East End Bar, Independence, before losing 8-1 to La Crosse Classics/Wason’s Supper Club. Shandler...
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control is expected to discuss a proposal that would shift the fall sports to the spring with the spring sports season moving into the summer for the 2020-21 school year. Todd Clark, WIAA director of communications, confirmed that the...
  Despite the poignant remarks of Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle from a couple weeks ago still ringing in my ears about sports being the reward for a functional society, I must say I am excited for baseball to return. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not been vanquished and we sit...
  The cancellation of the spring high school athletic season has left many area student-athletes feeling lethargic, frustrated and anxious. According to a recent survey of 3,243 high schoolers in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 65 percent reported at...

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