Sports

The weather was nearly perfect for a race, as more than 100 runners competed in and finished the Bangor Fun Daze Run-Walk in Bangor Village Park over the weekend. Bangor’s Kasey Miller was the top finisher in the women’s 5K run held Saturday morning, capturing first with a top time of 23:10, while...
It’s always been special for Theo Muellenberg to share the sidelines with his father, Rick. The Bangor senior was first allowed on the gridiron 10 years ago to serve as water boy for a pretty good Cardinal football team that just happened to be coached by Rick Muellenberg. Those first years...
Pagee Finley is no stranger to starting new sports programs. Sparta’s gymnastics coach for the past four seasons got that program up and running after a two-decade hiatus, and was instrumental in fostering the Sparta Parks and Recreation Department youth gymnastics and starting the Rebels...
It’s been quite a summer on the golf for Sparta’s Austin Erickson. The 2017 Mississippi Valley Conference boys golf medalist and Player of the Year made history just over a week ago when he became the first junior golfer to capture the club championship at Sparta’s River Run Golf Course. Erickson...
The Tomah Stix U16 squad opened with a lopsided victory, but struggled with back-to-back losses that lead to an early exit in a summer fastpitch softball tournament at Arkdale over the weekend. Tomah brought the big bats in the pool play opener Friday night, hammering 17 hits – including five for...
The Tomah Stix U16 softball squad eclipsed double digits three times to score three straight victories en route to capturing the team title in its own tournament at Gerke Field Saturday. Tomah opened the round-robin tourney with a 13-6 victory over Reedsburg and moved to 2-0 on the day with a 12-0...
It’s the premier archery shoot of its kind – and it’s headed for Sparta this weekend. The Rinehart R100  - dubbed The Greatest Archery Shoot In The World – will return to the Sparta Rod and Gun Club Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. The shoot is entering its 12th year in Sparta after a brief...
Because they’re played in the off-season, summer league sports are sometimes less intense than those contested during the regular high school season. But don’t tell that to Teri Derousseau and the Tomah High School volleyball team. The Lady Timberwolf spikers brought all kinds of intensity to the...
Bangor won its pool and posted a top-eight finish in a summer volleyball tournament in Black River Falls Friday. The Lady Cardinal spikers finished with a 4-2 mark in pool play and advanced to the quarterfinals, before falling to eventual champion Tomah in the varsity tourney. Bangor opened play in...
A heartbreaking loss in the semifinals forced the Sparta Juniors to settle for a third-place finish at the American Legion U16 State Baseball Tournament in Nekoosa over the weekend. Holding a 3-2 lead over Bayport in the bottom of the seventh inning, Sparta committed a pair of errors that led to a...

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