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UW-L hires new offensive coordinator to lead potent attack

There will be some high expectations for the newest coaching staff member for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team. Luke Bengston takes over the position from a team that averaged 33 points and 432 yards a game en route to an 8-2 record last season. Bengston was offensive quality control and assistant tight ends […]

Central High preparing for repeat title run in boys hoops

The Central Red Raiders boys basketball team is hard at work this week preparing for their state semifinal game against Milwaukee Washington this coming Friday. But what about a potential championship game the next night? Not in their minds says Central coach Todd Fergot. “With our group and kind of where we’re at, we just […]

Expert speaks at Viterbo of CWD and hunters’ responsibilities, as ban comes to La Crosse County

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is spreading throughout Wisconsin. A confirmation in Chaseburg this year has created a baiting and feeding ban in La Crosse County. Emerging Disease Coordinator Bryan Richards at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison spoke Wednesday at Viterbo University about CWD and its growing threat to elk and deer. He […]

LISTEN: Boys basketball playoffs — Logan on WKTY, Aquinas on WIZM

WIAA boys basketball playoffs get underway tonight. Logan Logan High School has the No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 Ashland in Division 2. The contest can be heard beginning at 6:50 p.m. on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM. Senior CJ Seigel, who has committed to play football at North Dakota, has scored […]

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 […]

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