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            G-E-T senior quarterback Justice Vaaler dives forward in the second half of the Red Hawks' season opening game against West Salem on Friday.            (Times photograph by Ben Pierce)

Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School football coach Jeff Wiseman has spent the last month implementing a new offense for the Red Hawks, urging attention to detail and focus at team practices. In the team’s season opener against West Salem on Friday, a 48-0 home loss, the Red Hawks showed they...
A high-powered rushing attack led by quarterback Dillon Yang and running back Josiah Larson pushed Onalaska Luther to a convincing win over Blair-Taylor in a non-conference game on Friday. The Wildcats held Luther off the board in the first, but the Knights found their groove thereafter, scoring a...
It was an all-around struggle for the Independence/Gilmanton football team as Boyceville took a big lead into halftime and the Indees didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter. The Indees couldn’t get control at the line of scrimmage as Boyceville ran for 170 more yards, despite having five...

            Arcadia/Independence junior golfer Ahnna Bautch putts during the team's first golf outing of the year on Friday at the La Crosse Country Club.            (Times photograph by Ben Pierce)

Both the Arcadia/Independence and Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau high school girls golf teams got their seasons started on Friday in a seven-team golf meet at the par-72 La Crosse Country Club. Arcadia took fifth with a 434, and G-E-T placed seventh with a 440. Tomah, fresh off a fifth place finish...

            Egan Pauly of Arcadia slipped a would-be Lancaster tackler during their game on Friday night.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After a long first drive in which Arcadia’s defense failed to get stops on fourth down multiple times, the Raiders stepped up and shut Lancaster down for a 22-6 win. In the first game since longtime coach John Hoch retired, Lancaster looked like the dynasty would continue as they marched 80 yards...

            New Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau head football coach Jeff Wiseman directed his players during practice on Monday.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce

Jeff Wiseman has a big decision to make ahead of his first game as head football coach at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School on Friday. Two players — 2020 alternate fall season starting quarterback Justice Vaaler and junior Benjamin Hilton — are deep into a competition to see who will lead the...

            Kaden Updike returns as the starting quarterback for the Raiders. He helped lead the team to a 5-1 record during the 2020 alternate fall season played last spring.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The 2021 fall football season will be a different one for the Arcadia Raiders, but they hope having experienced players will help overcome some of the new aspects. When Arcadia’s season kicks off at home against Lancaster on Friday night, it will be the start of the second season in 2021 the...

            Blair-Taylor’s Gabe Armitage made his way through a hole during practice last week.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After winning the last two Dairyland Conference titles with only a few close games, the Blair-Taylor football team will look very different this year. But after a good offseason, coach Andy Nehring is looking forward to seeing how the season progresses.  “We ended up with a very dedicated group of...

            Independence/Gilmanton’s Wyatt Kuerschner caught a pitch during pracice last Wednesday.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

An aggressive defense and consistent, ball-control offense are going to be the keys to success for the Independence/Gilmanton football team in 2021. “Winning the turnover ratio is a key for us,” coach Bärry Schmitt said.  Schmitt is entering his 25th season as the coach of the Indees. Last year was...

            Longtime Arcadia golf coach Mike Sobotta was recently inducted into the Golf Coaches of Wisconsin Hall of Fame. Joining him at the induction were former players (from left) Josh Klimek, Eric Sonsalla, Matt Wozney, Sobotta, Andy Meinerz and Mitch Sobotta.             (Submitted photo)

Anyone who golfed for Mike Sobotta, likely laughed while they were on the course.  “I guess, when I play myself, I play best when I’m loose,” Sobotta said. “The kids are going to press as much as possible, but you can throw in a couple of jokes once in a while or throw a mask on once in a while.”...

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