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After 2 state titles in last 3 years, Bangor football coach resigns

He’s been the high school football coach at Bangor for the past 18 seasons. Wednesday night, however, the school board accepted the resignation of Rick Mullenberg. Bangor won a state title two of the past three seasons, and lost to the eventual state champs in season inbetween a game away from Camp Randall. Mullenberg won […]

UW-L football coach says there must be caution online in wake of Hader tweets

With Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s old tweets coming back to haunt him this week, it again highlights some of the dangers of social media. The tweets, from 2011 and 2012 were homophobic and racist in nature. They earned Hader some time in sensitivity training. And, while Twitter has gotten people in trouble in one […]

Kayak bass fishing tourney in La Crosse, open to public, with prize $10,000

It seems like there’s been quite a few fishing tournaments in the La Crosse area this summer. Add one more to the list, as the Kayak Bass Fishing Open begins at 6 a.m. Friday and runs through 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s one of only five events this year that doesn’t require membership, meaning anyone can […]

Walk with Warriors Saturday: 2.2 miles to signify the 22 vets that commit suicide daily

Everyday, 22 veterans in the U.S. commit suicide. It’s a staggering number but one significant Saturday for a group hoping to bring awareness to it.  The 2.2-mile Walk with Warriors begins at 10 a.m. at the Onalaska American Legion Post 336 (map). The first year had 20 participants but it was a little more intense — […]

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 […]

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