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            G-E-T junior Cadence Simmons let go of a short shot during a nonconference game last Tuesday at home against Cochrane-Fountain City.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of losses opened the 2022-23 season for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball team last week. The Red Hawks fell at the hands of Cochrane-Fountain City in the season opener on Tuesday before dropping game two to Melrose-Mindoro, 65-34, on Thursday. No further information...

            Justine Sonsalla fought off an Altoona defender in the first half of the Arcadia girls basketball team’s season opener last Thursday at Arcadia High School. The Raiders fell to Altoona 70-50 despite a second half comeback bid.   (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Despite the final spread showing a 20-point loss for the Arcadia High School girls basketball team in its season opener last Thursday, coach Evan Pagel came away with a plethora of positives to build on. Altoona, a team that fell just one win short of a trip to the state tournament last winter,...
Expectations were low for the Blair-Taylor boys basketball team entering the 2021-22 season, but they ended up as the last Dairyland Conference team standing, playing in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sectional round. B-T coach Randy Storlie – one of the winningest coaches in...
The Independence boys basketball team is coming of a tough season, but many of their players are returning and second-year coach Brett Brandenburg is hoping they can improve on their record. “My expectations are that we gain confidence as a team throughout the season and learn how to win games as a...
When the boys basketball season opened last winter, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School team was young and featured little prior varsity experience. As that same team prepares for the 2022-23 season one year later, coach Jared McCutchen said he can see the growth in his group both on and off...
It has only been one week of practices, but Arcadia High School boys basketball coach Ryan Sonnentag likes what he has seen from his team in that time. The roster boasts varsity experience, but not much of it. Most of the players set to lead the Raiders in playing time this winter only played a...

            Norah Youngbauer of Whitehall sent a shot toward the basket after drawing a foul during their game against Independence last week Tuesday.     (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A 20-0 run that began in the first half helped the Whitehall girls basketball team overcome some hot first half shooting by Independence with a 51-36 win in the season opener for both teams. The Indees made four three pointers and had another three-point play with a basket and a foul as they took a...

Arcadia seniors Breah Golden (left) and Tegan Michalak posed for a picture shortly after signing their letters of intent to become Division 2 college athletes when they graduate from Arcadia High School this spring. Golden will play basketball at Lake Superior State in Michigan, while Michalak will run for St. Cloud State in Minnesota. (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of Raiders took the next step in their respective athletic careers last week.  Seniors Tegan Michalak and Breah Golden on Wednesday both signed letters of intent to become Division 2 college athletes when their athletic careers end at Arcadia High School this spring. Both athletes earned...
The top two teams in the Coulee Conference both could be calling themselves state champions by the end of the week. Neither West Salem nor La Crosse Aquinas had much difficulty advancing to the Wis-consin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship game last week.  The Panthers took a...
The Whitehall girls basketball team will have several familiar faces on the court, but it will be a new one leading the team from the bench. Christina Cantlon takes over the program from Beth Lisowski, who left the district. Cantlon played collegiately at St. Olaf college and has coached youth...

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