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Members of the Wildcat girls' basketball team are all smiles as they show off their championship plaque after knocking off top-seed Menomonie, 53-43, March 13 in Menomonie. Pictured are, front row from left, assistant coach Molly Coughlin, Tessa Wells, Sarah Vitale, Lindsey Yunker, Paige Lucking, Brooke Reardon, Aimee Dusek and Emma Purfeerst. Back row, assistant coach Stephanie Nelson, head coach Kyle Igou, assistant coach Ian Sticht, Brooke Sanny, Abby Purfeerst, Masy Engel, Emily Blasius, assistant co...

Wildcat girls create own March madness

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River Falls' girls' basketball coach Kyle Igou had a simple explanation for how the ninth-seeded Wildcats came within one game of becoming the first team from River Falls to reach the WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament.


"The girls stepped up and did some wonderful things," he said. "Everybody came together."

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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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