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            Whitehall’s Brock Sluga swung on a pitch during their game against Holmen last Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Whitehall’s Hutchens-Stendahl Post 191 American Legion baseball team was one out away from a win on Tuesday, but they couldn’t get the final out and then dropped another game on Thursday. Post 191 led 5-4 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh against Onalaska, but a hit and a wild pitch both...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau's Collin Handke pitched to a La Crosse batter in a legion baseball game last Tuesday at home. La Crosse won both games in a doubleheader.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A week that featured ample sun and even more heat last week also saw plenty of offense from the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau senior legion baseball team in a Monday win over Tomah. Post 354 then dropped both games in a doubleheader to La Crosse on Tuesday. Post 354 was scheduled to host Onalaska on...
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School softball team will be led by somebody other than Dan Stuhr next season. Stuhr is resigning from his spot as head coach after a 2021-22 season that saw the Red Hawks finish 20-6, including a perfect 12-0 in conference...

            Dave “Boots” Bjorge retired as the Arcadia softball coach, a position he held for 19 years. Bjorge led the program to four Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament appearances including a state championship in 2014. 

As Dave Bjorge walked around Broiler-Days earlier this month, he ran into numerous current and former Arcadia High School softball players. They talked about memories of big wins and bigger moments, ranging from dugout chats and championship games to post career events such as weddings and...

            Brayden Lisowski got the start for Whitehall in a Wisconsin legion baseball game at West Salem High School last Friday. Whitehall fell 14-4 in five innings.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Whitehall Post 191 is off and running in their first-ever season as an official American Legion baseball team. Post 191 split a pair of games last week, beating Osseo 4-1 on Thursday before a strong West Salem program handled Post 191 in a lopsided victory the following day. Whitehall (2-2) was...

            Arcadia’s Ryan Gardow charged a ground ball during their game against Holmen last Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Holmen put on a show offensively and took advantage of several Arcadia mistakes as they scored 16 runs in five innings.   Three runs in the first inning gave Holmen the lead, but they kept piling on before going up 16-0. Arcadia Post 17 scored two in the bottom of the fifth, but the game ended by...
The first American Legion baseball game played by Whitehall Post 191 ended in a win over Arcadia Post 17 in La Crosse on Saturday. Sponsored by Hutchins-Stendal Post 191, this is the first year that Whitehall has offered legion baseball. That means this summer will be the first time high school...

            I/G senior Wyatt Kuerschner ducked away from an inside pitch during a WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal loss to top-ranked Regis last Tuesday at Shell Lake High School. Kuerschner batted 2 for 4, but the Indees lost 7-5.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

With a 3-0 lead through two and a half innings against the top-ranked team in Division 4 baseball last Tuesday, the Independence/Gilmanton baseball team was within reach of a trip to a sectional final. The Indees were making solid contact on offense, and starting pitcher Hunter Guenther was keeping...

            Kevin Carroll set a new Whitehall school record in the 800 as he finished sixth at the state track meet on Friday.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Kevin Carroll threw his head back and launched his hands toward the sky, turning to face the small — but louder than most others around them — Whitehall fan section in the front row at the WIAA state track and field meet on Saturday at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Tears welled up and the...

            Brenden Brady belted a single in the bottom of the fourth inning of a regional semifinal at G-E-T High School last Tuesday to score a run and help the Red Hawks overpower La Crosse Logan 14-4.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

As Owen Eddy stretched and prepared for a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regional semifinal baseball game last Tuesday, his coach sought him out to deliver some direction that was atypical from a normal pregame chat. Coach Scott Hovell sensed his team was playing too “tight” in its...

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