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Four wrestlers who competed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament at the conclusion of the last wrestling season will be returning to the mat for area teams this fall. The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro wrestling team has been the strongest program in the...
A one-point lead at halftime didn’t balloon much for the Cochrane-Fountain City girls basketball team last Tuesday, but it did grow just enough to edge host Arcadia. The Raiders (0-2 this year) ultimately fell 64-58 in the tight contest. Arcadia was scheduled to visit Onalaska on Tuesday before...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau junior Cody Schmitz drove to the net in the second half of an 85-51 win at Sparta High School last week. Schmitz scored 30 points to lead all players in the same game that he hit 1,000 career points.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Cody Schmitz knew heading into the G-E-T boys basketball team’s season opener last Tuesday that he was just 13 points short of a major career milestone.  A little more than a handful of minutes into the effort, Schmitz drove to the basket and sank an inside shot for 1,000 career points as fans...

            Whitehall’s Avery Sonsalla released a three-point shot during their game against Elmwood/Plum City last week Tuesday.         (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Whitehall girls basketball team held Elmwood/Plum City to just four field goals in the second half as they pulled away for a win. The Norse led by a point at halftime before taking control of the came in the second half, holding the Wolves two leading scorers to a combined three points in the...

            Independence’s Ahnna Bautch put up a shot while being fouled during their game against Boyceville last week Tuesday.          (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A six-point Independence lead evaporated down the stretch as Boyceville went on a 14-3 run and won 39-36. The Indees went ahead 30-24 when Ahnna Bautch scored while being fouled with six minutes left in the game. The ensuing free throw gave Independence a six-point lead, which was the largest...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO December 4, 1997 Men and equipment from Larry’s Excavating of Arcadia were at work rip-rapping the banks of the Trempealeau River along the Whitehall Public Golf Course this week, as part of a project undertaken to keep the river from eroding and encroaching on the city-owned course...

            G-E-T junior Cadence Simmons let go of a short shot during a nonconference game last Tuesday at home against Cochrane-Fountain City.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of losses opened the 2022-23 season for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball team last week. The Red Hawks fell at the hands of Cochrane-Fountain City in the season opener on Tuesday before dropping game two to Melrose-Mindoro, 65-34, on Thursday. No further information...

            Justine Sonsalla fought off an Altoona defender in the first half of the Arcadia girls basketball team’s season opener last Thursday at Arcadia High School. The Raiders fell to Altoona 70-50 despite a second half comeback bid.   (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Despite the final spread showing a 20-point loss for the Arcadia High School girls basketball team in its season opener last Thursday, coach Evan Pagel came away with a plethora of positives to build on. Altoona, a team that fell just one win short of a trip to the state tournament last winter,...
Expectations were low for the Blair-Taylor boys basketball team entering the 2021-22 season, but they ended up as the last Dairyland Conference team standing, playing in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sectional round. B-T coach Randy Storlie – one of the winningest coaches in...
The Independence boys basketball team is coming of a tough season, but many of their players are returning and second-year coach Brett Brandenburg is hoping they can improve on their record. “My expectations are that we gain confidence as a team throughout the season and learn how to win games as a...

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