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After conversation that ranged from discussion to debate, the Blair city council voted unanimously to purchase and hang a banner honoring Blair-Taylor High School graduates. The conversation came about because representatives from the school approached the council asking if the city could honor the...
A familiar face is returning to Trempealeau County as Michele Butler was tapped as the next district administrator of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District at Monday night’s regular meeting of the district school board. Butler will serve out the conclusion of her first year as superintendent...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School softball team split its four games last week, winning two of the three Coulee Conference battles it faced. G-E-T fell to Cochrane-Fountain City and Arcadia (see story elsewhere in Sports) and picked up wins over Viroqua and Westby. The Red Hawks, now 9-8 on...
Last week began with three undefeated teams in Dairyland Conference play and ended with just one as neither Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran nor Eleva-Strum could catch up to Blair-Taylor ace Tavian Shramek. Both teams struggled even to put the ball in play as Shramek struck out 19 against Eau Claire...
A doubleheader against the team atop the Coulee Conference standings and a nonconference matchup with La Crosse Logan handed the Arcadia High School baseball team three losses last week. Arcadia was scheduled to play Westby on Tuesday before a rivalry matchup at home against G-E-T on Friday. A...

            Blair-Taylor pitcher Brady Thompson threw to a Brookwood batter in the fourth inning of last Thursday’s nonconference baseball game in Wilton.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Three Blair-Taylor pitchers combined to allow just one hit and no runs while striking out 12 in a 7-0 season opening win against Brookwood in Wilton last Thursday. Tavian Shramek got the start and struck out six batters in two innings before being replaced by Brady Thompson, who pitched three...

            Eric Rojas Lopez of Independence/Gilmanton prepared to field the ball during their game against Whitehall last week Monday.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

While their hopes to win the Dairyland Conference fell short, the Independence/Gilmanton baseball team enters the final week of the season hoping to at least tie for second place. The Indees won a big game last week Monday, topping Whitehall 1-0. I/G has swept Whitehall this season as the teams...

            Independence’s Amiah Ives dove for the ball during their match against Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday.   (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Independence volleyball team finished Dairyland Conference and regular season play, but at the start of this week they weren’t quite done playing Dairyland Conference teams. The Indees lost two matches in conference play last week, struggling to stick with Alma/Pepin on the road on Tuesday and...

            Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau volleyball’s Kaylee Hauge (left) and Tatum Johnson blocked the kill attempt by West Salem’s Jaden Hammes during the first set of a Coulee Conference match at G-E-T High School last Tuesday.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

There has been a noticeable shift in the body language and mindset for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School volleyball team this fall. After sticking with a strong Coulee Conference foe in West Salem last Tuesday before dismantling another in Viroqua later in the week, the 2022 squad is raising...

            Whitehall’s Wylie Dunn worked to secure a pin against Caleb Marchwick of Ithaca/Weston during their fifth-place match at the state tournament in Madison on Saturday.       (Photograph by Mike Poulos)

After losing his first match, Whitehall’s Wylie Dunn rebounded to take fifth at 285 pounds in Division Three of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament in Madison last weekend. Dunn came into the tournament as a first seed after winning the sectional. His first...

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