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January warm spell causes danger for ice fishermen

The warm spell that has hit the La Crosse area lately is nice for those who hate the cold, but not so great for ice fishermen. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources heard several reports of spotty ice on bodies of water as people were fishing. “When we have these warm spells, that’s when you […]

WIAA supports bill making harassment of refs illegal

Sportsmanship warnings are read around the state of Wisconsin before most high school athletic contests. That doesn’t stop some in the stands from heckling officials after bad calls, so the Wisconsin legislature is getting involved. A recently proposed bill would make heckling of refs a class A misdemeanor. “We can’t continue to take them for […]

After 83-2 run past three seasons, Aquinas girls coach making it tough on his team

Two seasons ago, the Aquinas High School girls basketball team went unbeaten in winning state over Melrose-Mindoro. Last year, the Blugolds had just one loss on their way to a title — again, over the Mustangs. This season, the record might not look that good. Aquinas coach Dave Donarski is making sure of that. But, […]

UW-L football hopes to honor seniors with win in last home game

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team will look to send off their seniors on a high note in their last game at Veterans Memorial Field on Satuday At 11:35 a.m., the Eagles (5-3, 3-2 WIAC) face off against UW-Eau Claire (3-5, 1-4). Listen to UW-EC at UW-L on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM. […]

UWL looks for another signature win; this time against No. 3 UW-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team beat UW-Oshkosh for the first time in seven seasons last week. Now, the Eagles (5-2, 3-1) face a team they haven’t beaten in 17 years ⁠— UW-Whitewater (7-0, 4-0), which is ranked No. 3 in Division III. COVERAGE of UW-L at UW-W begins at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.LISTEN on […]

UW-L women’s basketball predicted to finish 2nd in WIAC; men 3rd

Athletic Directors and cocahes in the WIAC have picked their predicted finish of the men’s and women’s basketball standings. The UW-La Crosse women are picked to finish second behind UW-Oshkosh. The Eagles return all five starters from last year’s team, which won the most games since the 1980s, going 22-5. Three players averaged double figures […]

Several area teams advance to level two of football playoffs

Several area teams were in action in level 1 of the high school football playoffs on Friday night. Holmen 36, Watertown 10 It was a battle of styles in No. 3-vs.-5-seed matchup. The Vikings rushing attack got back on track after a couple weeks of struggling with four touchdown runs. Two of those came from […]

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 […]

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