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            Whitehall’s Brayden Lisowski released a shot during their game against Cochrane-Fountain City last week Tuesday.     (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Whitehall boys basketball team gave up a big run in a home loss to Cochrane-Fountain City last week, but rebounded with a win over Eleva-Strum. Whitehall was leading C-FC late in the first half, but the Pirates scored 19 of the next 20 points in the game to take control, winning 69-53....

            Whitehall’s Kyla Lambeck drove around a Black River Falls defender during their game last week Monday.       (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Whitehall girls basketball team went on two runs in the first half to beat Black River Falls, but struggled against the Dairyland Conference’s best team, Cochrane-Fountain City. The Norse jumped out to an early lead against BRF then went on a run before the end of the first half to take control...
After trailing at halftime, the Blair-Taylor girls basketball team had a strong start to the second half as it topped New Lisbon last week Monday. B-T trailed by a point, but came out of the intermission strong to take an eight-point lead midway through the second half. The Rockets ended the game...

            Blair-Taylor’s Tavian Shramek pulled down a rebound during their game against Coulee Christian/Providence on Friday.         (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Blair-Taylor boys basketball team controlled the game from the opening tip, beating Coulee Christian/Providence 87-30. The Wildcats scored the first 10 points and had a 20-4 lead fewer than 10 minutes in. B-T held a 40-12 advantage at halftime and coach Randy Storlie was pleased with his team’s...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Senior Cody Schmitz released a shot in the first half of last Friday’s loss to Luther at home. Schmitz led all players with a 22-point performance. (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

For a team that has seen numerous shooters find success from the three-point line this winter, last Friday’s boys basketball game at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School was not as pristine for the hosts. Coulee Conference opponent Luther — the defending Division Four state champions — kept the Red...

            Arcadia freshman Tatum Drazkowski fought for a loose ball under the offensive rim during last Thursday’s 58-56 win at Luther High School. Drazkowski scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.      (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Arcadia girls basketball coach Evan Pagel was direct as he coached his team through a timeout with less than 30 seconds remaining in a game last Thursday the Raiders trailed by one. Pagel designed the final offensive look Arcadia wanted, but the Raiders needed points and had no way to stop the...

            Chase Back of Independence/Gilmanton went for a takedown during a match at the Indee Invitational on Saturday.        (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

With four individual champions, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro wrestling team took the team title at the Indee Invitational in Independence on Saturday.  The Titans scored 264 team points, well ahead of second-place Mauston/Necedah’s 220.5 in the 17-team tournament. Independence/...

            Sophomore Abbi Bronsteatter took flight during her floor routine during an invitational gymnastics meet at Westby High School last Friday. The G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro/C-FC team finished fourth, and Bronsteatter took 10th in all-around.  (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City high school gymnastics co-op finished fourth at an invitational meet at Westby High School last Friday. West Salem claimed the top team score with a 136.2 at the eight-team event, with La Crosse finishing second with their 133.825...

            Arcadia senior Kanah Slaby tossed a layup toward the basket in the first half of last Thursday’s win over Westby at Arcadia High School.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Arcadia High School’s girls basketball team hit the 60-point mark for the first time last week — and did it twice — to earn two more wins. Arcadia beat Sparta 61-56 last Tuesday before more handily taking down Coulee Conference foe Westby, 69-35, on Thursday to improve to 11-5 this year, including...
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau lost a pair of games last week as the 2023-24 prep girls basketball season enters its final month. The Red Hawks (4-12 overall, 3-4 Coulee Conference) lost to Melrose-Mindoro at home last Tuesday before losing to Luther at home on Thursday. Full statistics for the games...

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