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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Katie Koerper is taking her passion for volleyball to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Koerper, a 2018 St. Croix Central graduate, is a walk-on with the Phoenix volleyball team. She is a spirited individual and she put her mind toward this goal long ago. "Playing Division 1 (volleyball) was my dream since seventh grade," Koerper said.
The final game of the season was one of the most important of the 2018 season for the New Richmond Millers.
Fall sports all over Wisconsin are kicking into gear this week. Football is the first team to begin practices, with the WIAA opening up practices for the 2018 season this Wednesday. Girls golf and girls tennis teams all over the state will be allowed to begin their practice schedules next Monday. Here is the information for the local teams that will be opening practice in the next two weeks. Football
Dick Sievert went to the Cleveland Browns training camp in 1968. Unfortunately, a knee injury shot down his hopes of making the Browns' roster. Sievert was one of the best linemen in the history of UW-River Falls football. After being an honorable mention NAIA All-American in 1967, Sievert was the 16th round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in the 1968 National Football League draft. Sievert and his wife, Sandy, lived in New Richmond. He died in 1997 following a heart attack. He was 51.
Lifestyles can be chaotic these days — running kids to soccer practice after work, making meals for the family after a long day, or just trying to make time to spend with those you love makes it hard to fit in time to work out. We don't all have an hour to spend at the gym each night, or even 30 minutes for that matter. So how are we supposed to get our 150 minutes of moderate physical activity in?
Bryan Witzmann is all business in discussing his plans for the upcoming season with the Kansas City Chiefs. But he’d much rather tell you about how his pickup truck became a Kansas City celebrity.
It will take wins in the final two games of the season. But with the way the New Richmond Millers have been playing, that certainly isn't out of the question. The Millers have hopes of qualifying for the Wisconsin state adult baseball playoffs. It would take wins this weekend against Hager City and Prescott for the Millers to keep those hopes alive. Wins in both those games would also give the Millers an 8-8 record in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League, a huge advancement after the Millers produced the worst record in the SCVBL in 2017.
The best news possible for Jack Cichy as he starts training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week is that his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy. Cichy tore an ACL at the start of the 2017 Wisconsin Badgers season, with the injury and surgery forcing him to miss his senior season. Cichy said last week from his home in Somerset that the knee is fully recovered. He was able to spend five weeks at home between rookie camp and this week's start of Tampa Bay's training camp. Cichy was Tampa Bay's sixth round draft choice in the 2018 NFL Draft in April.
Gaelin Elmore has decided to give up football for the ministry. Elmore was scheduled to begin training camp this week with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Instead, he's begun pursuing religious opportunities. Elmore announced his retirement from the NFL last week. Elmore said that it was during the rookie training camp that he came to the full realization that football was no longer his top priority.
The 2018 WIAA sports year is a week away from starting. The Wisconsin high school football teams will be able to begin their 2018 practices on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Teams will be allowed to issue equipment and begin their practice schedules that day. Many teams are wrapping up their camps and contact days to be prepared for the upcoming practice schedule. The New Richmond High School football team conducted its contact days last week. Here are some photos from those practices.