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La Crosse Showtime back for second season, announce tryout date

The La Crosse Showtime will be back this coming season at the La Crosse Center. The Showtime finished 8-6 last season, their first. While there were some technical issues early in that first season, which involved equipment, La Crosse Center director Art Fahey says he’s confident the snafus are behind them. “One is how they […]

Caledonia looks to get even in first round of state

For the first time in school history, Caledonia High School’s baseball team is headed to the MSHSL state tournament. At 12:20 p.m. Thursday in St. Cloud, the fifth-seeded Warriors (21-2) will take on No. 4 Minnehaha Academy (16-5), which has won back-to-back Class 2A state championships and was the runner-up three seasons ago. Minnehaha is […]

Onalaska may pursue $10,000 football equipment grant

PHOTO: Los Angeles Rams Eric Dickerson is stopped by Philadelphia Eagles Greg Brown while Rams Tom Newberry blocks at left during first quarter NFL action, Sunday, Sept. 28, 1986, Philadelphia, Pa. (AP/Amy Sancetta) The Onalaska School Board will decide whether to go after a grant that could be worth $10,000 for its high school football […]

McCarthy says dreaded “running back by committee” as minicamp is set to begin

The Green Bay Packers just wrapped up their third week of voluntary workouts. The next step will be minicamp next week. Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked about Ty Montgomery’s role in the offense given the emergence of two rookies, while the back was hurt last year. “No one has really gone the distance, so […]

Loggers GM remembers a different Max Scherzer than the one mowing down MLB hitters

Arguably the best pitcher in baseball right now was once a La Crosse Logger. Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer has struck out double-digit batters 10 times in 13 starts this season. The 33-year-old leads the league with 133 strikeouts. He’s 10-1 on the season — most wins of any pitcher — and is third in […]

Onalaska ending tackle football for 5th and 6th graders

No more tackle football for fifth and sixth graders for the city of Onalaska. The parks and rec. department there has eliminated the program, instead going with something closer to flag football. Players will now work with a device called the Tackle Bar, which helps teach students form tackling. Parks and rec director Dan Wick […]

Northwoods League celebrating 25 years, as Loggers get set to open season

The La Crosse Loggers have been in existence since 2003. And its Northwoods League isn’t much older. This year marks a special anniversary for the league which Loggers GM Chris Goodell says has seen major changes. “Twenty-five years ago there was five league owned teams just getting the concept going,” Goodell said. “Fast forward 25 […]

Vegas not worried, but excited on future after sports gambling law overturned

With the fedarl law banning sports gambling overturned, some questions now turn toward Las Vegas. With increased competition, Sin City could lose some of its luster. Or not, according to Mark Duffy, who runs a Vegas sportsbook. “I don’t think it’s going to have a negative effect on Las Vegas at all,” Duffy said on […]

Challenge of recruiting young officials might become a problem in future for Wisconsin high school sports

As much as they might be disliked throughout the course of a contest, high school sports don’t happen without willing referees to officiate the games. That’s becoming a bit of a problem statewide, attracting younger people to take on the job. Not an issue yet in this area, but the future is concerning says Mississippi […]

UW-L setting high expectations for itself as spring football gets underway

The pads aren’t popping yet but college football is back. UW-La Crosse finished up its second spring practice of the new season Wednesday. Lots of work to do said coach Mike Schmidt, with the arrival of new offensive coordinator Luke Bengston. “Most of the entire focus for us — and really from the big picture […]

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