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A scene from my favorite movie “Fever Pitch,” came to mind this past week, our first without a peep from the sports world. Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon), the protagonist of the film who tries to balance a relationship with Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore) and his beloved Boston Red Sox, is waxing...
After not earning any Coulee Conference honors last season, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau senior Grant Beirne was named the player of the year for the 2019-20 season. Beirne led the conference in scoring by more than six points per game, finishing and was the leading rebounder with averages of 23.1...

(Left: Matt Waldera, Right: Kyle Steien)

Two Blair-Taylor juniors were on the 2019-20 All Dairyland Conference First Team and two seniors made the second team. Kyle Steien and Matt Waldera were both first-team picks — taking up two of the nine spots as voted on by coaches in the Dairyland Conference —while Isaac Nerby and Logan Smith were...
The state’s leading rebounder earned top honors in the Dairyland Conference and all-state consideration. Ziy Conner of Independence led the entire state with an average of 17.3 rebounds per game — nearly three per game better than second-place Leah Earnest of Stevens Point — to go with 19 points...
The awards have rolled in for Arcadia senior Ellie Hoesley as she was named the top player in the Coulee Conference and earned honorable mention all-state honors in Division Three. Hoesley led the Coulee Conference, averaging 15.8 points per game and was second in rebounding — behind teammate Linzy...
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control voted to cancel to delay making a determination on the continuation or cancellation of the spring sports seasons and tournaments at a special meeting last week. Given the directives of Governor Tony Evers and the Department of...
Two Whitehall area boys played in the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association 3A Peewee State Championships last weekend. Goalie Mason Bautch and defenseman Alex Sartor both played for the Tigers Peewee A team out of Black River Falls, which earned an automatic bid to represent Region Six in Division...
It’s a question I found myself asking a lot this past week as shoe after shoe dropped in the sports and entertainment world due to Covid-19 concerns. “Now what?” As a journalist working primarily in prep sports, and in my off hours just as much of a sports fan, it pains me to know the end of the...
Fouls proved to be the difference as the Arcadia girls basketball team had to go without who coach Tom Cowley said was the best player in the game for long stretches. The Raiders had the lead and control of the game before a close call put a third foul on senior Ellie Hoesley, putting her on the...
Half of the Dairyland Conference champion Whitehall wrestling team made the All-Dairyland Conference team, which was announced recently. The Norse went 4-0 in duals, clinching the conference title in the final dual with a win over Blair-Taylor, which finished 2-1. Independence/Gilmanton was 1-3 and...

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