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            Blair-Taylor’s Abby Thompson put up a shot in the lane during their sectional semifinal game against Bangor on Thursday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A five-point lead for the Blair-Taylor girls basketball team disappeared as Bangor began the second half with an 8-2 run to take a lead they would never give back in their Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Five semifinal game in Independence last Thursday. “(Bangor) just had a...

    Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City junior gymnast Abby Miller leaped for the bar during her routine at a Division 2 sectional meet at West Salem High School last Saturday. Miller advanced to state in vault, beam and all-around.  (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

About a year ago, Abby Miller was doing everything she could to make it through preparations for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Gymnastics meet. Miller, then a sophomore for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City gymnastics co-op, was nursing...

Adison Pronschinske of Independence released a shot in traffic during their regional game against Eleva-Strum last Wednesday.       (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A rocky season came to an end for the Independence girls basketball team last Wednesday as they struggled to get baskets in the second half. The Indees were in their Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Five quarterfinal game in the second half, but they managed just 12 points in...

            Independence’s Aberlardo Lopez Cruz  drove to the basket during their game against Alma Center Lincoln on Thursday.          (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy

The Independence boys basketball team looked to have a good shot at getting its second win of the season, but they scored just 13 points in the second half. The Indees led Alma Center Lincoln 24-21 on the road at halftime of last Thursday’s game. The Hornets exploded for 40 points in the second...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau senior Lindsey Lettner rolled in a layup in a regional semifinal playoff win over Black River Falls at G-E-T High School last Wednesday. (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

The 2021-22 basketball season has come to an end for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball team. A 55-27 regional semifinal loss at Altoona last Friday ended the Red Hawks’ campaign, a game that was preceded by a regional semifinal win over Black River Falls on Wednesday. No...
A familiar issue came back as the Whitehall girls basketball team struggled to put the ball in the basket in a season-ending Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regional loss last week. The Norse scored just 26 points total — less than Eau Claire Regis had in the first half alone — in a...
A couple of big plays down the stretch by junior Luke Beighley helped the Whitehall boys basketball team end its regular season with a win. Whitehall trailed at halftime and had to rally to take the lead, but the Pirates responded with a rally of their own to get right back in the game. Beighley...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City junior gymnast Abby Miller leaped for the bar during her routine at a Division 2 sectional meet at West Salem High School last Saturday. Miller advanced to state in vault, beam and all-around.  (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

For nearly every event this winter, Abby Miller has kept close to the same routine as the one she started the gymnastics season with. There haven’t been too many changes or tweaks to the jumps and moves in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City junior’s routines simply...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau’s Will Mack evaded a Luther defender before rolling in a layup in the first half of a loss last Thursday.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

When the high school basketball season started back in November, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau boys basketball head coach Jared McCutchen and his team had a goal in mind. It’s a young team, they knew, but a top three finish in the Coulee Conference standings was an accomplishment they felt was feasible...

            Blair-Taylor’s Caden Kruse pulled down a rebound during their game against Melrose-Mindoro last Thursday.  (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A loss to Melrose-Mindoro closed out the regular season for the Blair-Taylor boys basketball team last Thursday, but the Wildcats ended on a thrilling note. The Mustangs gained an early lead as the Wildcats struggled with getting shots to fall early–an 18 percent shooting performance in the first...

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