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The Wildcat volleyball team poses for a picture with its ball girls at an end-of-the-season party for the youngsters last week at the high school. This year's ball girls included Madison Kealy, Morgan Kealy, Izzy Barr, Anessa Einum, Halle Olson, Brianna Weber, Hailey Greatz, Riley Nesbitt, Ella Peters, Matte Peters, Charlotte Meier, Ambrea Kjos and Ella Carstensen.

Spikers go down fighting

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The Wildcat volleyball team didn't let its No. 10 seed get in the way of a strong showing in its WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 20, in Chippewa Falls.


The Cats gave the seventh-seeded Cardinals all they could handle on their home court before coming up on the short end of a hard-fought, five-set battle by scores of 22-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-18, 12-15.

Wildcat coach Sara McDonald had nothing but praise for her team afterwards.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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