Cretin Derham Hall may have had more than twice as many swimmers as the Wildcats, but that didn't intimidate the girls on the River Falls High School swimming and diving team. Jessica Hudson and Lindsay VanDeWater swept the top two spots in the diving competition and the Cats posted 15 other top four finishes as the Cats, with 25 student-athletes on their roster, lost to Cretin's contingent of 53 swimmers. First-year head coach Lynn Huiskamp said she was pleased with the Wildcats' showing in their first home meet of the season. "We held our own and captured many points," s
Some teams that compete in the annual River Falls Extreme Cross Country Invitational may look at the meet as a fun diversion. But for the Wildcats, it's all business. The Cats proved that fact again last Thursday as the girls team took first place and the boys finished second at the eight team competition that includes a run through the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River and other obstacles such as hay bales and muddy hills.
The Wildcat girls golf team posted a pair of second place finishes in two tournaments last week, placing second at the Old Abe Invite last Monday before finishing as runner-up at the North/South Shootout on Thursday. On Monday at Hillcrest Country Club in Eau Claire, the Cats finished with a total score of 407 to finish second behind Osseo-Fairchild's 395. The Cats played better at Thursday's North/South Shootout at the Badlands Golf Course in Roberts, finishing with a total of 364 to finish eight strokes behind Onalaska's winning total of 358.
The Wildcat football team proved that speed thrills in its season opener Friday night against New Richmond. The Cats used their quickness on both sides of the ball, posting 368 yards of total offense while holding the Tigers to just 78 total yards on their way to a 26-0 win under the lights at Ramer Field. The Cats jumped on the board for two touchdowns in the first quarter and punted only once the entire game. "It was a good beginning for us," head coach John Bennett said about the win. "We had a very strong defensive showing. The kids utilized their speed well.
Talk about peaking at the right time. After stumbling out to a slow start early in the season, and losing the first game of the regional tournament 1-0 to Rice Lake, the River Falls American Legion baseball team strung together four straight wins to win the regional tournament and advance to the Wisconsin State American Legion Baseball Championships this weekend in Waterford. After allowing just one unearned run in its 1-0 setback to Rice Lake in the double elimination regional tournament opener, River Falls went on to defeat Menomonie 7-1 and Prescott 12-5 to earn the right to m
The American Legion baseball team picked up its fifth straight win of the season to pull to .500 last Tuesday before dropping three of four games at the Stevens Point Tournament over the weekend. The Legion now sports a record of 12-14 heading into action this week against Woodbury, Boyceville and Black River Falls.
Everything came together over the weekend for the River Falls American Legion baseball team. After winning just six of its first 17 games, the Legion squad went 4-0 at the inaugural Falls Classic to win the tournament title and move to within a game of .500 with a record of 10-11. River Falls defeated Eagan, Minn., 4-3 in eight innings Friday before knocking off Menomonie 6-5 and Marshfield 9-8 Saturday and clobbering Hastings 13-5 Sunday in the championship game. "This was a great weekend all around for us," head coach Ryan Bishop said.
In 1929 the very first share of stock in the newly formed River Falls Golf Club was purchased by Warren Knowles for $100. One of his sons, Warren P. Knowles, went on to become governor of Wisconsin while another son, Robert T. Knowles, served as a state senator and has a building named after him on the UW-River Falls campus. In all, 55 local residents signed the Articles of Association establishing the new course. Names like Hunt, Ames, Wasson, Johnson, May, Melgaard and Symes.
Some of the best young golfers you've never heard of - but are likely to hear a great deal about in the coming years - will descend on Troy Burne Golf Club Monday through Sunday, July 5-11 for the Nationwide Tour's inaugural Scholarship America Showdown hosted by PGA Tour player Tom Lehman. The Nationwide Tour, now in its 15th season, is a member of the PGA Tour family. It began in 1990 as the Ben Hogan Tour and eventually became known as the Nike Tour in 1993.
The first thing Wildcat junior Josh Wells did after making a hole-in-one at the WIAA State Golf Championships last Tuesday was try and set a new state high jump record. "He jumped about this far off the ground," Wildcat coach Paul Meyer said, holding his arm at shoulder level. "He was a little excited." And who cold blame him? Wells had scored a hole-in-one once before on a par-3 course but had never even competed at a state tournament, never mind record an ace. "I felt like Tiger Woods," he said. "There's really no words to describe it.