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            Login Scow got the start for Arcadia as it won its season opener in Whitehall last Thursday.                     (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Two local prep baseball teams opened the 2024 season with a Trempealeau County face-off last week. Arcadia took down Whitehall 5-1 on Thursday before the team used a more offensive approach to beat Cochrane-Fountain City on Friday. Arcadia is scheduled to play four games in five days this week,...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School senior Cody Schmitz last week signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Division Two Northern Michigan University. Schmitz finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer, his 2,654 points place him fourth all-time in Wisconsin prep scoring.         (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

There was never a singular ‘lightbulb’ moment for Cody Schmitz as the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School boys basketball program’s all-time leading scorer debated which college would be his best landing spot. Rather, a combination of the possibility to play as a freshman and what the senior...

            Jared McCutchen announced last week that the 2023-24 boys basketball season was his last as head coach for Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School. The Red Hawks went 76-67 in McCutchen's time at the helm and advanced to a Division Three sectional championship game this season.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

To Jared McCutchen, coaching the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School boys basketball team for the past six years has been about more than trying to win games. McCutchen, who once donned the school’s jersey himself, announced last week that he is resigning from his post leading the basketball...
The Whitehall boys track and field team had an athlete place in multiple events at the Rosholt-Webko-Politos Invitational at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday. Caydan Johnston took third in the 60 meter dash and fourth in the triple jump to lead his team in the event.  The team had...
Independence/Gilmanton sophomore Taylor Sylla and multiple members of the Arcadia track and field team cracked the top five when area schools returned to University of Wisconsin-Stout for an invitational meet last week. The Indees joined the Raiders and Blair-Taylor at the college in Menomonie for...
The Arcadia girls basketball team had three players earn all-conference honors for the 2023-24 season. Senior Casidi Pehler joined three West Salem players and one from Onalaska Luther on the All-Coulee Conference First Team. Pehler finished fourth in the conference in scoring and second in...
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau senior Cody Schmitz added yet another honor to his list recently as he was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State team in Division Three. This is the second time Schmitz has been named to the all-state team as he also cracked the list in 2022 as a...

            Mark Wagner watched his West Salem High School boys basketball team close out a win over Arcadia during this past season at West Salem High School. Wagner, the longtime coach at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School, was recently announced as a 2024 inductee into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Hall of Fame.     (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Mark Wagner was quick to say there are too many quality coaches and players to name that have kept him coaching prep basketball in the coulee region for the last two-plus decades. The current head boys basketball coach at West Salem High School gave credit to those around him earlier this month,...

            Whitehall’s Kyla Lambeck put the ball in play during the team’s 24-17 win over Osseo-Fairchild on Thursday.      (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After giving up four runs to Osseo-Fairchild in the top of the first inning, it seemed like the Whitehall softball team was in trouble. But the Norse brought their bats, raking 19 hits and scoring 24 runs in what ended up being an eight-run win. As both teams kept scoring, Whitehall slowly chipped...
A pair of Arcadia High School athletes placed inside the top three of their respective events to open the Raiders’ 2024 track and field season last Tuesday. The Raiders opened the year last Tuesday with an indoor invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Arcadia, which also joined other...

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