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 Valley Fusion girls’ hockey team moved into sole possession of first place in the Big Rivers Conference standings with a 2-0 shutout victory over Hudson last Thursday, Jan.
CHICAGO — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has named Annie Frisbie of River Falls High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Wisconsin Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Frisbie is the first Gatorade Wisconsin Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from River Falls High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course, distinguish
The 2015 River Falls High School Homecoming may be over nine months away, but River Falls’ native and RFHS graduate Jeff Bjork is already making plans. Bjork is helping to...
Both the River Falls boys’ and girls’ basketball teams extended their winning streaks by beating Eau Claire Memorial in their respective games Tuesday night, Jan. 6. The Wildcat girls defeated the Old Abes, 43-39, in River Falls for their fifth straight victory while the River Falls boys won their third in a row by beating Memorial, 47-38, at the Eagles Nest in Eau Claire. James Witt and Charlie Byron combined to hit 6-of-9 three-point attempts in the boys’ victory.
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.