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MVC teams get playoff assignments

It’s playoff time for high school football in Wisconsin. The coaches argued their cases on Saturday afternoon, and the WIAA has come out with the final pairings and road to a state title. Four Mississippi Valley Conference teams qualified for the playoffs, though only one will host in the first round. That team is Onalaska, […]

Onalaska wins defensive battle to claim MVC crown

The Onalaska High School football team is the outright Mississippi Valley Conference champions. In a game that featured two offenses that averaged 29 points in Onalaska and Holmen, it was a strong defense that made the difference in a hard fought 17-10 Hilltopper victory. It was an offensive struggle for both teams in the first […]

Upgrades coming to Forest Hills tennis courts; usage questions remain

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse tearing up its tennis courts is having a snowball effect on the rest of the tennis community in the city. La Crosse and the Aquinas school districts are in the midst of negotiating a use contract for Forest Hills. The details have yet to be finalized, but Aquinas hopes it […]

Conference championship and playoff seeding implications with Holmen vs Onalaska

The WKTY Game of the Week for the last week in the Wisconsin high school football season will be the Holmen Vikings rolling into Onalaska to take on the Hilltoppers. Onalaska is 7-1 on the season, and could clinch the MVC title outright with a win, or a victory by 6-2 Holmen win would for […]

Holmen mounts furious 4th quarter comeback but falls short against Sparta

A game between two 6-1 teams lived up to the hype in Holmen on Friday evening, as the Sparta High School football team escaped with a 25-20 victory. Possessions were few and far between in the first half.  Sparta took advantage of a Holmen fumble in the Spartans red zone, as Cole Wiesnewski took a […]

A look at the high school football playoff picture with two weeks left

The Wisconsin high school football playoff seeding meetings are just 9 days away and teams’ fates are starting to be realized. Recognized criteria is that a team has to be .500 or better in conference play.  In the Mississippi Valley Conference, four teams fit that bill with two weeks left in the season. Holmen and […]

UW-L soccer players’ health monitored in real-time with in-game experiment

A chest monitor during practice and games, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse women’s soccer team is test subjects in a trial designed to gather health information. Data is sent to an iPhone with the players’ speed, amount of distance covered, calories burned and other important health info. Dr. Andrew Jagim with Mayo Health System, who […]

Davis dominates with his legs; Central claims Ark Trophy for third straight year

La Crosse Central dispatched La Crosse Logan 33-6 on Friday night to claim The Ark Trophy for the third consecutive year. After a scoreless first quarter, the Red Raiders had the ball deep inside Logan territory to start the 2nd. Johnny Davis found tight end Terrance Thompson in the corner of the end zone for […]

Former Onalaska prep star, current NBA player gives back to school

The Adaptive P.E. classes at the Onalaska High School will get new equipment to use thanks to a former basketball player from the school whose career is just beginning . Matt Thomas, former Onalaska and Iowa State player and current Toronto Raptor, who lit up the NBA’s summer league two seasons ago for the Los […]

Badgers coach in La Crosse, promoting cancer benefit at UW-L

It’s called Garding against Cancer. The foundation is in memory of University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard’s father. Gard was in La Crosse on Tuesday, talking about the foundation and an event at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s student union on Sept. 12. Gard’s father died of an aggressive form of brain cancer […]

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