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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Hours after the 14th-ranked UW-River Falls women's basketball team defeated 8th-ranked UW-Stevens Point, 67-63, Wednesday night at Karges Center, the unranked Falcon men followed suit by knocking off the 13th-ranked Pointer men, 73-70 to move into sole possession of first place in the WIAC. It's the first time in 21 years the Falcon men and women have beaten Stevens Point in the same season, never mind the same night. Tiffany Gregorich scored 17 points and Alise Holst added 15, all in the second half, to lift the UWRF women over Point in the first game of the doubleheader.
Wildcat freshman Karin Sollom springs over the vault in the Cats' gymnastics team's Big Rivers Conference dual opener against Menomonie last Tuesday at Meyer Middle School. Sollom earned a score of 8.55 to help the Wildcats to a 138.825 to 108.45 win over the Mustangs. Readers can find more about the opener and other sports news in this week's print edition of the River Falls Journal.
The third-ranked St. Croix Valley Fusion girls' hockey team tuned up for this week's Schwan's Cup in Blaine, Minn. by shutting out the New Richmond Tigers 7-0, at Wildcat Centre, the night of Thursday, Dec. 22. It was the fourth straight win for the Fusion, a cooperative team made up of players from River Falls, Baldwin-Woodville, St. Croix Central, Glenwood City and Boyceville high schools, and upped their record to 8-2-0 heading into Schwan's Cup opener against the Bismarck (N.D.) Blizzard Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 2:30 p.m.
People can get their first glimpse of what the new Community Baseball Ballpark will look like and salute the 2011 state champion American Legion and Fighting Fish baseball teams when the River Falls Baseball Council hosts the River Falls Baseball Bash Saturday night, Feb.
Wildcat goaltender Corbin Renslow keeps his eyes on the puck before covering up the rebound for one of his 47 saves in the Cats' 3-2 loss to Hudson Thursday night at Wildcat Centre. Renslow and the Cats' were clinging to a 2-1 lead before the Raiders scored twice in the final four minutes to escape with the win. Read more about the Wildcats and Falcons in the Dec. 22 print edition of the River Falls Journal.
The Wildcat hockey team outshot its two opponents 104-28 and put 10 goals on the scoreboard in a pair of victories last week. The Cats outshot Eau Claire North 66-6 in a 6-1 Big Rivers Conference victory over Thursday in Eau Claire before posting a 4-2 nonconference victory over Cedarburg Saturday at Wildcat Centre that saw them post with a 38-22 shot-on-goal advantage. The Wildcats, now 3-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 in the BRC, visited Chippewa Falls (2-3-0, 1-1-0) Tuesday before returning home to host Hudson (1-2-0, 0-1-0) Thursday at 7 p.m.
Fans in the student section at the Wildcat boys' basketball team's home opener against Rice Lake welcomed the Warriors and their University of Minnesota recruit Wally Ellenson to town by donning University of Wisconsin badger gear Tuesday night at the high school.
Experience may be lacking in the River Falls High School wrestling room, but hard work certainly isn't. That hard work paid off in the Cats' 42-33 season-opening victory over Big Rivers Conference challenger Rice Lake Dec. 1. Saturday, Dec.
St. Croix Valley Fusion goaltender Carlie Christensen makes a glove save in the first period of the Fusion's 3-2 victory over the Cap City Cougars (Sun Prairie) at the Fusion Thanksgiving Invitational in Baldwin last Friday afternoon. The Fusion won two of three games at its season-opening tournament. Read more about the tournament and other sports in this week's print edition of the River Falls Journal.
For the second consecutive season, the UW-River Falls men's basketball team has defeated the defending NCAA Division III champions at Karges Center. Shane Manor led four Falcons in double figures as 21st-ranked UWRF defeated No. 8 St. Thomas, 79-64, in their home opener Tuesday night. The Falcons led 36-32 at halftime before St. Thomas scored the first basket of the second half to pull to within two.