Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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Just after the school year ended this past June, 39 New Richmond Middle School students and four teachers traveled to Washington D.C. to experience and explore the history and education the area offers.
Bailey Wilson of New Richmond finished 12th to lead a large group of local runners who competed in the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon on Saturday. Wilson placed 12th among the 1,058 finishers, with a race time of 1:24.02. Dennis Fellows of Lake Elmo was the race champion in 1:10.08. Abbey Singleton of Minneapolis was the top female finisher in 1:24.53. Here is a list of the local finishers, along with their age and finishing time.
For the first time in the team's existence, the Northland Bulls have qualified for the Northern Elite Football League championship game. The Bulls will host the Minneapolis Warriors at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the 2017 NEFL Elite Bowl for the league title at Ramer Field in River Falls. Ramer Field is the home field for the Bulls.
It was announced Thursday by the University of Wisconsin that Somerset native Jack Cichy will miss the 2017 football season because of an injury. Cichy apparently suffered a knee injury during practice on Tuesday. Here is the Badger announcement of the injury: http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2017/8/10/football-cichy-to-miss-2017-seas...
A couple major realizations have driven Bailey Germain to find his love for football. Those realizations have helped Germain, a 2015 New Richmond High School graduate, to push himself to play college football. He has transferred to UW-River Falls and will be playing for the Falcons this fall.
Youth sports provide a great service and a great opportunity each summer. Hundreds of kids in our area flock to opportunities to compete, whether it’s at the most basic levels in sports like T-ball, or in camps and other options that are available for high school athletes. Below are numbers showing how many New Richmond kids took part in some of the sports that were offered in the community over the summer. Baseball
Somerset native Tyler LeRoy recorded a sixth place finish at the Santa Rosa Ironman Triathlon event on July 29. LeRoy was able to accomplish this feat despite missing the valuable training time the week before the race due to a foot injury. Here is a first-person account of LeRoy's experience at the Triathlon. https://triathlete365.com/2017/08/06/ironman-santa-rosa-race-report/
Consumer Education is a required class at Somerset High School to help students prepare for their lives after high school. It made complete sense for a class that helps students plan for their future to be chosen as the first class to be offered as mainly an online option. The online course was offered this summer at SHS. Offering the class during the summer had another benefit. With so many students looking to Youth Options and other early post-secondary options, this gave the SHS seniors a chance to get one of their required classes completed early.
Former New Richmond coach and teacher Wally Dunn passed away Wednesday at the Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond. He was 85. Dunn began his New Richmond coaching career in 1965, as the varsity coach for football, wrestling and baseball.
Champions were crowned in Little League, Babe Ruth and middle school level baseball recently. The top local teams in each level are pictured.