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UW-L men sweat out wait, receive bid to NCAA tournament; women denied

They weren’t called until about 25 minutes into the selection show Monday morning, but they finally heard their name. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Eagles (17-9) are one of 21 teams to be given at-large bids. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, UW-L (17-9) takes on St. […]

Top 5 matchup: Central at Onalaska could decide MVC

If Central and Onalaska high school basketball teams meet in the playoffs this year, it’ll mark the third consecutive season it’s happened. Coming into the second matchup of the season on Tuesday night, Onalaska coach Craig Kowal said it gets tough to surprise the other team with new tricks on offense. “We know each other’s […]

UW-L promotes Fruechte to offensive coordinator

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team promoted Isaac Fruechte to new offensive coordinator Thursday. Fruechte is a Caledonia High School graduate who won two state titles before going on to play three seasons at the University of Minnesota. From there, he was signed as an undrafted free agent for the Vikings. He was on […]

MVC commissioner reacts to WIAA director comments on official verbal abuse

The head of the WIAA has taken a stand. Executive Director of the WIAA David Anderson wrote a letter, last week, telling parents to stop the verbal harassment of officials. Mississippi Valley Conference Commissioner Ryan Gannon says the behavior that young officials see early on pushes them away from the job. “I think it starts […]

AT UW-L: Kansas St. vs. Arizona St. women’s hoops on Sunday

A pair of Division I women’s college basketball teams will play each other Sunday in La Crosse. At 4 p.m., Kansas State (7-2) plays No. 17 Arizona State (7-2) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall as part of an event called “Battle by the Bluff.” UW-L women’s basketball coach Karen Middleton said the […]

Central returns with high expectations, as season gets underway tonight on WKTY

The expectations are high again for the Central High School boys basketball team. The Red Raiders, who tip off at 7 p.m. tonight in Marshfield — listen on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM or click listen live on this site — are 72-10 the past three seasons, including a state championship in 2016-17. Central lost in […]

Onalaska looking to upset top-seeded Rice Lake in playoffs

After a big, first-round win, the Onalaska High School football team will be challenged Friday. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers head to No. 1-seeded, unranked Rice Lake in the Division 2 playoffs. It didn’t go well last year in the same round, when they trailed by 28 at halftime and lost 42-13. Onalaska coach Tom Yashinsky says […]

Onalaska football moving on after 35-point loss to Holmen

The last game of the regular season ended in defeat and a second-place finish in the conference. But, Onalaska High School’s football team puts the 49-14 loss to Holmen behind it, as it looks ahead to the playoffs. At 7 p.m. Friday, the fourth-seeded Hilltoppers (6-3) host No. 5 Medford (5-4). “Medford’s a completely different […]

West Salem will look to slow down dynamic Central offense regular-season finale

An offense that’s humming headed into the regular-season finale makes it a big challenge for an opponent. That’s where West Salem High School’s football team finds itself this week, looking to stop Central at 7 p.m. Friday at home. With almost 600 yards receiving and seven touchdowns, defenses will take notice. Stopping Central’s Jordan Davis, […]

UW-La Crosse football team’s attitude still positive after UW-Whitewater loss

It’s been a tough start to the season for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team. Expected to continue its success off of an 8-2 season last year, the Eagles have started 2-2. UW-L had a 7-3 lead Saturday home against UW-Whitewater, but watched that turn into a 30-7 loss. Coach Mike Schmidt, on WKTY’s […]

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