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La Crosse’s Davis twins commit to play for Wisconsin Badgers

The La Crosse-to-Madison pipeline continues. Over the weekend, Central High School’s boys basketball duo, brothers Johnny and Jordan Davis, announced they had orally committed to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. The offer from Johnny Davis had been on the table for quite some time, though Jordan Davis was offered earlier this month. Jordan […]

Young and energetic, UW-L football prepares for 2019 season as coach assumes more duties

Weather for the fourth University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football spring practice was similar to a game in late October — cold and windy. It’s first practice was completely the opposite. Regardless, energy was always high. https://www.facebook.com/laxfootball/videos/1810196245749205/ The Eagles are coming off an impressive 7-3 season with several returning starters on the roster. UW-L coach Mike […]

Fruechte leaves for UNI; UWL football in search for new offensive coordinator

With spring football just days from getting underway, the UW-La Crosse football team is looking for a new offensive coordinator. Issac Fruechte, who was hired to the position in January, accepted a new role with the University of Northern Iowa football team, as wide receivers coach. Fruechte took over as the UW-L interim coordinator in […]

UW-L men sweat out wait, receive bid to NCAA tournament; women denied

They weren’t called until about 25 minutes into the selection show Monday morning, but they finally heard their name. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Eagles (17-9) are one of 21 teams to be given at-large bids. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, UW-L (17-9) takes on St. […]

Top 5 matchup: Central at Onalaska could decide MVC

If Central and Onalaska high school basketball teams meet in the playoffs this year, it’ll mark the third consecutive season it’s happened. Coming into the second matchup of the season on Tuesday night, Onalaska coach Craig Kowal said it gets tough to surprise the other team with new tricks on offense. “We know each other’s […]

UW-L promotes Fruechte to offensive coordinator

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team promoted Isaac Fruechte to new offensive coordinator Thursday. Fruechte is a Caledonia High School graduate who won two state titles before going on to play three seasons at the University of Minnesota. From there, he was signed as an undrafted free agent for the Vikings. He was on […]

MVC commissioner reacts to WIAA director comments on official verbal abuse

The head of the WIAA has taken a stand. Executive Director of the WIAA David Anderson wrote a letter, last week, telling parents to stop the verbal harassment of officials. Mississippi Valley Conference Commissioner Ryan Gannon says the behavior that young officials see early on pushes them away from the job. “I think it starts […]

AT UW-L: Kansas St. vs. Arizona St. women’s hoops on Sunday

A pair of Division I women’s college basketball teams will play each other Sunday in La Crosse. At 4 p.m., Kansas State (7-2) plays No. 17 Arizona State (7-2) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall as part of an event called “Battle by the Bluff.” UW-L women’s basketball coach Karen Middleton said the […]

Central returns with high expectations, as season gets underway tonight on WKTY

The expectations are high again for the Central High School boys basketball team. The Red Raiders, who tip off at 7 p.m. tonight in Marshfield — listen on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM or click listen live on this site — are 72-10 the past three seasons, including a state championship in 2016-17. Central lost in […]

Onalaska looking to upset top-seeded Rice Lake in playoffs

After a big, first-round win, the Onalaska High School football team will be challenged Friday. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers head to No. 1-seeded, unranked Rice Lake in the Division 2 playoffs. It didn’t go well last year in the same round, when they trailed by 28 at halftime and lost 42-13. Onalaska coach Tom Yashinsky says […]

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