The River Falls girls’ basketball team and the St. Croix Valley Fusion girls’ hockey team both advanced in their respective playoff brackets while the Wildcat boys’ hockey team saw its season come to an end with a 3-2 loss to Hudson in a sectional semifinal.
The third-seeded Wildcat girls’ basketball team defeated No. 6 Superior, 40-29, in a regional semifinal and the Fusion blanked Webster, 9-0, in a girls’ hockey sectional semifinal.
First-year Wildcat hockey coach Nick Jenkins has been named the Big Rivers Conference Coach of the Year while senior Ross Andersen is the conference’s Player of the Year.
The 2008-09 BRC Hockey All-Conference team was released Friday afternoon. In addition to Andersen on the First Team, senior Luke Jenkins was named to the Second Team and senior Pat Durhman received Honorable Mention.
The Wildcat hockey team defeated Amery, 10-4, Thursday night at Wildcat Centre to advance to the WIAA sectional semifinal round Tuesday in Hudson.
In Rice Lake Thursday night, the Wildcat boys basketball team edged the Warriors, 48-47, to improve to 14-4 overall, 7-4 in the Big Rivers Conference.
Local troops’ loved ones and community supporters filled the big Riverview Ballroom at the UW-River Falls University Center last Wednesday to honor the soldiers of River Falls-based D Company, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, who leave this month for Iraq.
The River Falls Community Theatre will present “One Acts with Snacks” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28, at the River Falls Golf Course. Doors open at 6:30 with live music each night at 7 p.m.
The Wildcat boys’ basketball team defeated Durand, 77-37, Tuesday night while the Wildcat hockey team found out it will host Amery in Thursday night’s WIAA regional final. Amery defeated Barron/Chetek, 7-0, in a regional semifinal Tuesday night in Amery.
“We’ll be open in July,” said developer representative and investor for Martinsen Land and Investments John Garden about the Best Western hotel his company is building at the corner of Main Street and Cascade Avenue.
A wood-burning stove triggered a false alarm Tuesday evening last week after a passerby noticed smoke coming from behind Melgard Monument, 266 Radio Road, just before 6 p.m. The driver became concerned and called 911, reporting the smoke as a possible structure fire.
GREEN BAY — The River Falls Journal was among several dozen state newspapers honored last month for editorial and advertising content at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
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