Wildcat head coach John Bennett takes a simple approach when it comes to preparing for football games. "Every week we tell the team that we have to get 1-0, meaning we have to work our tails off to get the victory on Friday night," he said. The Cats did just that last week, posting a 27-19 homecoming victory over Superior. While it made the Cats 1-0 for the week, it improved their season record to 2-1 in the Big Rivers Conference (2-3 overall) and pushed them into a tie for second place in the BRC with Hudson and Rice Lake.
The Wildcat girls golf team posted its best score of the season in a Big Rivers Conference dual match at Hudson last Tuesday but it wasn't enough to beat the Raiders, who held off River Falls 173 to 178. Friday at the 17-team Cadott Invitational the Cats continued to score well, turning in an 18-hole total of 288 to finish second to Sparta's 263.
The Wildcat football team erupted in a big way Friday night in Eau Claire, jumping out to a 35-0 early third-quarter lead on its way to its first win of the season, a 35-16 victory over Eau Claire North. The Cats (1-1 Big Rivers Conference, 1-3 overall) led 28-0 at halftime before gaining a rolling clock at 35-0 just over two minutes into the third quarter. The Huskies scored the final two touchdowns of the game with the Wildcat starters on the bench. "It was fun for our team to get a large number of JV players into the game in the second half," Head Coach John Bennett said.
It seems like just yesterday Percy Snow fell off that Moped and was never heard from again. I remember the first year the Chiefs came to River Falls. We used to have a parade back then. The police would shut down Main Street and the players would ride through town on top of the city's five fire trucks, tossing buttons to the kids. I was just a misguided, care-free college student back then, and showed up for that first parade wearing a Green Bay Packer Jersey. I must have taken a dozen buttons to the head.
The UW-River Falls women's hockey team will make the longest road trip in its four-year history this weekend. And if all goes well, it will return from New York State with a national championship. The Falcons, ranked sixth in the final USCHO Division III poll, will face top-ranked and defending national champion Elmira College in an NCAA Division III semifinal game Friday in Elmira, N. Y. Friday's other semifinal will be between second-ranked Manhattenville (N. Y.) and fourth-ranked Bowdoin (Maine).
With the United States on the brink of war, you would think state lawmakers would be spending their time on issues such as national security and anti-terrorism, or at least the state budget. Instead, our state representatives are dealing with a piece of Chicken Little legislation and warning that if it is not approved the sky will fall. And they are so afraid of speaking out against the issue they feel if they oppose it, it will be like voting against their own mothers. On Jan.