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Arcadia senior Andree Gonzalez broke the single season scoring record this fall and developed into one of the program’s best players of all time. Gonzalez has high hopes for his future, whether it be pursuing a college career or a track to the professional leagues. Gonzalez and the Raiders fell to Aquinas in the sectional final. (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Andree Gonzalez paused for a moment and flashed a quick smile before admitting that his growth in the Arcadia High School soccer program runs deeper than just developing as a scorer. It’s been a four-year journey of growing into a potent offensive threat and learning how to handle himself like a...

            Blair-Taylor girls basketball coach Jesse Lien gave his teams instructions before a drill at Monday’s practice. Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association rules allowed girls basketball teams to begin practicing on Monday of this week with games set to begin next week.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The winter sports season is officially underway as the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association allowed for practices for girls basketball and gymnastics to begin on Monday of this week. Perhaps the team with the most excitement entering the season is the Blair-Taylor girls basketball team,...

            Blair-Taylor exchange student Kristoffer Sandal finished 39th in Division Three at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championships in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday.     (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Running isn’t new to Blair-Taylor’s Kristoffer Sandal, but the experience of competing in cross country as an exchange student from Norway proved to be rewarding. The junior finished 39th in Division Three at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championships in Wisconsin Rapids...

Aquinas’ Andrew Sutton played for body positioning against Arcadia senior Ricardo Juarez during a sectional semifinal playoff game at Arcadia High School last Thursday. Sutton scored both goals for Aquinas in a 2-1 win that ended the Raiders’ season.  (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)
On one side of the grandstands at the Arcadia High School athletic complex on Thursday, La Crosse Aquinas fans jumped up and hugged each other as the players on the field screamed to celebrate what looked like an insurance goal in the second half to put the visitors up 3-1 over Arcadia in a...

The Blair-Taylor volleyball team celebrated after winning the first set against Spring Valley last Thursday. (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The best volleyball season in recent history came to an end for Blair-Taylor last Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Spring Valley in the regional semifinal round. The fourth-seeded Wildcats advanced to the semifinal round with a 3-0 win over Whitehall. B-T won the first set against (5) Spring Valley, but...

            Above: Independence/Gilmanton’s Gracie Rombalski finished 15th at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Osseo-Fairchild sectional on Friday, while Blair-Taylor’s Jacob Olson (below) was 20th                      (Times photographs by Andrew Dannehy)

Blair-Taylor’s Kristoffer Sandal will be among the area representatives at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Cross Country Championship meet in Wisconsin Rapids this Saturday. Sandal finished seventh overall and fifth amongst runners not on qualifying teams to take the final...

            Independence senior Maggie Woychik and sophomore Kassidi Dejno went for the block during a WIAA first round regional playoff match at Eleva-Strum High School last Tuesday.     (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

  The 2022 season came to a close last week for the Independence volleyball team with a 3-1 regional loss at the hands of third-seeded Eleva-Strum on Tuesday. Independence coach Val Pronschinske declined an interview after the game. Independence, which was seeded sixth, finishes the season 2-13....
Sixth-seeded Platteville took down 11th-seeded Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the first round of the WIAA regional volleyball playoffs on Thursday. Platteville earned the sweep over visiting G-E-T (5-17 this season) and has since defeated second-seeded River Valley to advance to the sectional round of...
The Arcadia High School volleyball team ended its season last week. Arcadia, the 13th seed, fell at the hands of fourth-seeded Richland Center on Thursday. Richland Center took the opening set 25-18, also securing the second set by a 25-14 score and the third by a 25-13 score. No statistics were...
A 98-yard scoring drive gave River Ridge a two-possession lead and made it clear the Blair-Taylor defense would be in for a long night. The Wildcats responded to that drive with a touchdown of their own, but they had no answer for the Timberwolves’ sibling duo of Matthew Nies and Andrew Nies. The...

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