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Central, Logan could co-op in hockey with Onalaska

Youth participation in hockey is causing concern in the area. So much so that co-op proposal talks have started, including La Crosse Logan/Central joining Onalaska High School from varsity down. Onalaska athletic director Charlie Ihle said Tomah and Sparta are exploring similar options. “Some of their numbers are declining,” Ihle said. “Our Mississippi Valley Conference, […]

Undefeated, top-ranked Aquinas faces team with UConn recruit Saturday

The UConn women’s basketball team has been to the Final Four each of the past 10 seasons, winning six National Championships. Saturday, the undefeated and top-ranked Aquinas High School girls basketball team will face one of UConn’s recruits in 5-foot-11 sophomore guard Caitlin Clark. “This doesn’t meant to sound disrespectful, but she plays like a […]

Aquinas FB coach in favor of moving team out of MVC

Just over two decades since joining the Mississippi Valley Conference, the Aquinas High School football team could be making a switch. More discussions were held by the WIAA this week about realigning seven conferences and creating six new ones for 2019. “We’ve been asking the WIAA for a release in our conference just based on […]

UWL FB coach Mike Schmidt has mixed feelings on banning youth football

An Illinois legislator has put forth a proposal that would ban tackle football to those under 12 years old. UW-La Crosse Head Coach Mike Schmidt says it was just a matter of time. “I don’t know that we needed the governemnt to step in and regulate that,” Schmidt said. “It’s sad that it’s gotten to […]

A Top 10 Friday night matchup in Central-Onalaska tonight on WKTY

Two Coulee Conference teams ranked in the Top 10 face off tonight when Onalaska High School’s boys basketall team hosts Central. The Red Raiders (11-1) are ranked third in Division 2, while Onalaska (10-1) is ranked sixth. Listen to the game beginning at 6:50 p.m. on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM. Last week, Central […]

Holmen’s Wilson steps into bigger role for NDSU in National Championship

A local star could have a significant role in the FCS National Championship being aired on ESPN2 Saturday. Injuries have thrust Holmen, Wis., native and true freshman Seth Wilson into the backup running back role for No. 2-ranked North Dakota State (13-1), which plays No. 1 James Madison (14-0) at 11.a.m. in Frisco, Tex. for […]

New year, same old workout goals but here’s some advice

Losing weight might be the most popular new year’s resolution. If that’s the case, and it’s something new, the advice is to start with small goals and track your progress. “Be specific and measurable because how do you know if you met your goal?” nutritionist Cindy Solis of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse said. […]

USE CAUTION: The ice is thin, but they are catching fish

It’s been a warm winter. The ice is thing. But they’re catching fish. That’s the report from Wisconsin DNR’s fisheries biologist David Heath. Advice from Heath is pretty straightforward at this point: don’t drive your cars on the ice. As for being on foot, take precautions. “You could literally move five feet in one direction […]

Onalaska High beginning talks of joining co-op for hockey

Onalaska High School’s hockey team could be joining with the Central/Logan team. “La Crosse has had some conversations, as other schools in our conference have, and this was kind of the initial conversation,” Onalaska athletic director Charlie Ihle said. Ihle says the discussions have a long way to go, including deciding things like transportation costs, […]

WATCH TONIGHT: Holmen’s FB team tries to end Logan’s playoff push

It’s a must-win game for Logan High School’s football team tonight. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Rangers (3-4, 2-3) need to win out to guarantee a spot the WIAA playoffs — teams must have an above-.500 record. That will be a tough task at home against Holmen (5-2, 4-1), the featured […]

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