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A strong performance from senior Ben Pyka helped the Independence boys basketball team pick up a road nonconference win last week Tuesday. Pyka put in an all-around performance with 25 points on eight-of-13 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in his team’s 58-55 win....
The Independence/Gilmanton and Whitehall wrestling teams ran into some stiff competition at the Eau Claire Holiday Duals last Thursday. The Indees won two of their duals at the tournament and the Norse picked up one win. I/G finished 10th in the team standings and Whitehall was 14th.  The Indees...
Ladysmith came out on fire and handed Whitehall its first loss of the season last Wednesday. The Lumberjacks shot 55 percent from the field and were 11-for-21 on three-point attempts as they beat the Norse 81-64 in Ladysmith. Five different Lumberjacks scored in double figures. No further...
The Whitehall girls basketball team picked up its most lopsided win of the season in Spring Valley last Thursday. The Norse topped the Cardinals 62-42 to improve to 4-3 on the season. Defense was the key for the Norse as they held the Cardinals to 21 percent shooting from the field and also forced...
The Blair-Taylor girls basketball team took a double-digit lead early and held on late to stay undefeated on the season. B-T took a 10-point lead in the opening minutes, but Cashton stuck around for most of the game. The Wildcats made shots down the stretch to pull away with an 11-point victory....

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau junior Cody Schmitz threw down a dunk against Baldwin-Woodville last Tuesday in a 61-54 win during the annual holiday tournament at Aquinas High School.                 (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A late push and a clutch three-pointer from junior Braden Anibas pushed the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau boys basketball team to a win in game one of a tournament at Aquinas High School last week before the Red Hawks fell in game two to the host Blugolds. The Red Hawks (3-4 this season) were scheduled...

            Arcadia’s Ted Teske went in for a layup during the second half of their game against Stanley-Boyd last Wednesday.      (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

When the 2022-23 boys basketball season started, Arcadia coach Ryan Sonnentag thought his team would be better on offense thanks to his players being more willing to share the scoring.  Now off to a 3-2 start this season, Sonnentag’s team is proving the coach right. Arcadia saw five different...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro junior Jackson Blaken fought off Mineral Point’s Kade Rule at the start of a 132-pound wrestling match at last Thursday’s Bi-State Classic at the La Crosse Center. The 14th-seeded Blaken fought back through the consolation bracket to place ninth with a 7-2 record at the tournament.     (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Jackson Blaken battled back from an early loss and worked his way to a top-10 finish at the Bi-State Classic last week to lead the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro wrestling team. The 14th-seeded Blaken was the only Titan wrestler to place, finishing ninth in the 132-pound bracket by...

            Arcadia’s Eric Rodriguez flipped Brogan Cary of Kickapoo/La Farge in the 220-pound match of a triangular last Tuesday at Arcadia High School.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce

Home cooking just in time for the holidays.  That’s what was on the menu for the Arcadia High School wrestling team last week as they hosted a triangular meet on Tuesday with West Salem/Bangor and Kickapoo/La Farge. The Raiders fell to the WSB Catbirds but won over the latter to split the event....
The Independence girls basketball team fell behind early and couldn’t keep up with one of the top teams in the Dairyland Conference on the road last week Tuesday. The Hornets (7-1 on the season, 5-0 in DC play) put up 35 points in the first half to take a 20-point lead into halftime. They didn’t...

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