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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For the second consecutive week, River Falls High School senior Annie Frisbie has earned All-American honors in a national cross country race. Frisbie, who finished 20th at the Nike National Cross Country Championships in Portland, Oregon Dec.
Even when the Wildcat gymnastics team isn’t in top form, it’s still good enough to win. The Cats posted a season-high score of 134.2 to beat Chippewa Falls in their Big Rivers Conference opener last Tuesday at the middle school. They dropped nearly three full points Saturday but their total of 131.45 still took first at the eight-team Snowflake Invitational in Chippewa Falls. Freshman Sam Krueger placed in the top three in every event except the uneven parallel bars on her way to a second place total of 34.55 in the all-around competition Saturday.
The Wildcat boys’ basketball team is still searching for its identity two games into the 2014-15 season, but head coach Zac Campbell said the team is on the right track. The Cats pushed a much longer and experienced Fridley team down to the wire in their season opener on the road last Tuesday before coming out on the short end of a 51-43 decision. Friday they committed 16 turnovers and shot just 29 percent from the field but used a dominating performance on the glass and some clutch free throw shooting at the end to grind out a 53-45 home victory over Baldwin-Woodville. Senior Cain Sc
Senior offensive lineman Max Haskins leads a group of seven Wildcats honored by the Big Rivers Conference coaches with selection to 2014 all-conference football teams. Haskins was named to the All-BRC First Team while seniors Logan Emholtz and Joe Halling, and junior Mathew Williamson earned spots on the Second Team.
Comcast is broadcasting the 2014 Wisconsin State High School Football Championships available to Wisconsin area customers Thursday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 21. The games can be seen on Educational Access channel 6 in Hudson, North Hudson, River Falls and Troy Township; Prescott customers can watch the games on Educational Access channel 16. According to the WIAA, here is a listing of the championship games: CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE: Thursday, Nov. 20 10 a.m. Div. 7 Owen-Withee (12-1) vs. Pepin/Alma (13-0) 1 p.m.Div. 6 St. Mary’s Springs (13-0) vs. Darlington (12-1) 4 p.m. Div.
Marty Herum recalls sifting through the dirt on the pitcher’s mound in Marshfield looking for J.P.
Wildcat senior Annie Frisbie won the WIAA Division state cross country individual championship with a time of 17 minutes, 59.4 seconds at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday, Nov. 1. Frisbie’s title came in the first 5,000 meter girls’ race in WIAA state championship history. Since the WIAA began sponsoring girls cross country in 1975, every championship race had been run on a 4,000 meter course. The race was delayed an hour due to frost on the course in Wisconsin Rapids, but once it began Frisbie ran out to an early lead, covering the opening mile in 5:39.
River Falls High School volleyball fans had plenty to cheer about Thursday night, Oct. 16, as the Wildcats beat Hudson in four sets in their regular season finale on their home court. The Cats earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming 14 team WIAA Division 1 sectional and will host Wausau West in a first round regional game Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Earlier in the day the second seeded Wildcat boys’ soccer team won its Division 2 regional final, 2-1, over Onalaska on a late goal by Jacob Bilicke. They will face top-seeded New Richmond in a sectional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m.
Second-seeded River Falls scored five goals in the first half and tallied four more after intermission and kept the seventh-seeded La Crosse Logan Rangers off the scoreboard to post a 9-0 victory in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14, in River Falls. The Wildcats move on to host No. 3 seed Onalaska, 3-1 winners over La Crosse Central Tuesday night, in the regional championship game Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in River Falls. Thursday’s winner will advance to the sectional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 23, to face either top-seeded New Richmond or No. 4 Tomah.
Hudson fullback Dayton Diemel ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders kept the Little Brown Jug in Hudson for the sixth straight year with a 28-7 victory over the River Falls Wildcats Friday night at Newton Field in Hudson. The win also put the Raiders into the WIAA playoffs for the fifth straight season while River Falls was eliminated from playoff contention. After a scoreless first quarter, Diemel scored on a 5 yard touchdown run and quarterback John Uchytil hit Henrik Wiesemeyer with a 10 yard touchdown pass to stake the Raiders to a 14-0 halftime lead. Hudson extend