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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The St. Croix Mountain Bike Team, will be hosting it's information and registration night on Thursday March 3, at the Hudson YMCA group cycling room from 7-8 pm. Girls and...
The goal for the Wildcat wrestling team going into last Saturday's regional tournament in New Richmond was to advance as many individuals as possible to this Saturday's sectional. Mission accomplished. Eleven Wildcats finished in the top four of their respective weight classes and will compete for a spot at state at Saturday's WIAA Division 1 sectional at D.C. Everest.
Wildcat boys' basketball coach Zac Campbell said the beauty of what high school athletics produces was on full display Friday night, Feb. 12, in River Falls. The Cats jumped out to a 16-point first half lead against Big Rivers Conference leader Chippewa Falls only to see the Cardinals cut the gap to eight at halftime.
The Wildcat girls' basketball team sandwiched a pair of nonconference victories around a loss to Big Rivers Conference co-leader Chippewa Falls in its last three games. The Cats topped Prescott, 56-44, at home Feb. 9 and defeated Durand, 58-52, on the road Feb. 15. In between they dropped a 72-46 decision Friday at Chippewa Falls Feb. 12.
The third-ranked St. Croix Valley Fusion girls’ hockey team clinched its seventh Big Rivers Conference title in nine years and gave head coach Matt Cranston his 200th career victory with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over sixth-ranked Hudson Thursday, Feb. 4, at Wildcat Centre. Hannah Zevenbergen’s second goal of the game, at 7:33 of the third period gave the Fusion the victory. Kendra Lesmeister had tied the game at two with a goal early in the second after Hudson scored back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead.
Well, it was only a matter of time. In the first half of the boys’ basketball game between River Falls and Hudson Friday night in Hudson, one of the Raider...
The second-ranked St. Croix Valley girls’ hockey team faced three other top-ten ranked teams last week and came away with two victories and one loss. The Fusion’s one setback was on their home ice at Wildcat Centre by a score of 3-2 to fourth-ranked Hayward last Tuesday, Jan. 5. They went on the road to beat the no. 9 Eau Claire Area Stars, 4-3, in overtime in their Big Rivers Conference opener Thursday night, Jan. 7, and defeated sixth-ranked Bay Area (Green Bay), 4-2, Saturday, Jan. 9, in Marshfield.
Senior Karly Murphy scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Wildcat girls basketball team to its first win of the season, 73-53, over Menomonie Thursday, Dec. 10, in Menomonie. Freshman Bailey Reardon contributed 13 points for River Falls while the rest of the Wildcats combined for 13, led by sophomore Elzbieta Nickowski with 8.
Westside Elementary School third grader Auden Pankonin aspires to be a champion. That desire helped him meet one less than two weeks ago. Pankonin’s entry in the U.S. ski team’s...
In a game that featured seven ties and 12 lead changes, the Wildcat boys’ basketball team came up short to Fridley, 66-62, in its season opener Tuesday, Dec. 1 in River Falls. The Wildcats held a 30-28 lead at the break but Fridley led by as many as 15 in the second half before the Cats cut it to four at the end. Jacob Siroin led four River Falls players in scoring with 14 points. David Palmer had 13 and Charlie Byron scored 11 while Ben Klimpke came off the bench to contribute 10.