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            Gabe Pietrek of Independence/Gilmanton tried to escape from the bottom during his match at the Indee Invite in Independence on Saturday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Independence/Gilmanton wrestling team finished fifth at the annual Indee Invite on Saturday. Mauston/Necedah won the tournament with 204 points followed by Westby, 152; Eau Claire Memorial, 149.5; Royal, 138.5 and I/G, 116. Whitehall was sixth with 110.5 points while Blair-Taylor took 11th in...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau’s Will Mack shot a three-pointer in the first half of a loss to Rushford-Peterson at G-E-T High School on Saturday.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

In the opening minutes of a nonconference game with visiting Rushford-Peterson on Saturday, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School boys’ basketball team appeared out of sorts. Shots weren’t falling, and rebounds were either hitting the floor or quickly being snagged by the visiting Trojans of...

            Blair-Taylor’s Cain Fremstad went in for a layup during their game against Independence on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Blair-Taylor High School boys basketball team has double digits in the win column this season after adding two more victories last week. The Wildcats (10-6 this season) squeezed past Loyal on Monday before holding off a late push from Independence on Thursday. Blair-Taylor plays a busy schedule...

            Tanner Andersen looked to the clock to see how much time was left in his match at 138 pounds against West Salem/Bangor’s Isaac Corbin in a home dual last Tuesday. Andersen's pin sealed the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro co-op a 37-36 win.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Before Tanner Andersen set foot on the mat for the final match of a home wrestling dual against one of the best teams in the Coulee Conference last Tuesday, his coach’s advice was simple. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro coach Pete Peterson told the senior point blank — if Andersen pinned...

            Lexi Lofgren of Blair-Taylor released a jump shot during their game against Eleva-Strum on Friday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Two more wins for the Blair-Taylor High School girls basketball team has the squad’s latest win streak up to eight games, dating back to their only loss of the season, 66-47 to Bangor, on Dec. 23. Lindsay Steien remains one of the state’s leading scorers as she averages 28.5 points per game this...
A 49-point first half helped Blair-Taylor work past New Lisbon in non conference girls basketball action last Monday. The Wildcats (13-1 overall, 5-0 Dairyland Conference) were confident letting shots fly in the 83-49 win on Monday, as New Lisbon allowed 70 shots to the hosts.  Blair-Taylor shot 39...
Offensive struggles continued for the Arcadia girls basketball team last week as they failed to reach 40 points in two losses. The Raiders appeared to be on their way to a win over Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau last week Tuesday with a six-point lead in the second half, but the Red Hawks stormed back...
After a tough first half, the Whitehall girls basketball team took control for a win over Alma/Pepin last week Monday. The Norse led by four at halftime, but only scored 18 points. They were able to get the ball inside in the second half as they pulled away. Whitehall (9-4, 1-4) hits the road this...
Two defensive plays by Cam Boland gave the Arcadia boys basketball team a 47-45 win over Cochrane-Fountain City last week Monday. Arcadia coach Ryan Sonnentag said C-FC had the ball with a chance to win the game before Boland got a steal and took it back for a layup to give the Raiders a 47-45 lead...

            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...

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