Sports

              While approaching a group of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau seniors I had grown familiar with through attending dozens of their athletic events over the past three-plus years, my mind raced rapidly thinking of what to say.             Prior to the cancellation of the spring high school...
                Blake Thiesse was on a mid-week road trip to Missouri while pitching for Upper Iowa University when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the sports world to a screeching halt in mid-March.             “On the bus we started reading about people like (Utah Jazz center) Rudy Gobert and...
In a step toward a potential fall high school sports season in the Coulee Conference, member district superintendents passed a planning concept Monday for conducting fall sports with a delayed start date. Under the proposal, “low risk sports” as determined by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic...
It is truly astounding when a professional sports league, instead of being the reward for a functional society, has to be the example of one. The National Basketball Association announced this past week, their first week of regular season games since isolating their players in a bubble in Orlando...

Matt Stuhr of Ffats Brewing Company delivered a pitch during the opening game of the fastpitch softball tournament held in Pleasantville last Friday and Saturday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

  A win over Ffats Brewing Company made it a clean sweep for Striker’s Lanes, out of Baldwin as they won two tournaments played in Pleasantville this year. The first win for Striker’s came in the annual Pleasantville Fourth of July tournament. The most recent was last Saturday as they defeated the...
The Dairyland Conference will be looking to play a conference-only sports schedule this fall after finalizing tentative plans in meetings the past two weeks. The Coulee Conference meanwhile is attempting to navigate the logistical challenges of schools located in four separate counties while the...
A fastpitch softball tournament will be held in Pleasantville this Friday and Saturday. The tournament replaced the Beef and Dairy Days, typically played in Whitehall later in the month. Beef and Dairy Days was cancelled in 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Play will begin 6 p.m. on...

Jesse Brockman of Osseo slid into home for his team's first run in their win over Chippewa Falls last Wednesday. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

With two more wins last week, the Osseo Merchants baseball team earned the top seed in the Wisconsin Baseball Association qualifying tournament. The top two teams in the tournament, consisting of teams that typically play in the Chippewa River Baseball League, will qualify for the WBA state...
East End Bar was primed to pull off an upset in the first game of the Dairyland Fastpitch Softball League doubleheader last Thursday, but Weiner’s Bar rallied for the win in extra innings. East End held a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh before Blake Evanson hit an RBI single to tie the game and...
The Green Bay Packers’ underwhelming effort to address the wide receiver position this past offseason became even more inadequate this past week, as their one significant signing Devin Funchess announced he was opting out of the 2020 season. No fault can be Funchess’ to bear. He cited his own...

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