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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There was a significant step taken for the future of the New Richmond tennis programs this summer. For the first time, New Richmond had a United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior team competing this summer. The USTA team was a combined boys and girls team. To compete in each match, a minimum of three girls and three boys had to be competing for the team. The idea for the team came from Denise Devereux, the New Richmond varsity coach for the boys and girls team. Devereux said she plans to have junior and senior USTA teams in future summers.
The Million Calorie Burn is approaching quickly — during the week of Aug. 19-25 we want all who live, work, or play in New Richmond to help us reach our goal of burning one million calories in just one week. If we can reach this goal, Edward Jones, the Centre and Westfields Hospital and Clinic will collectively donate $6,000 towards the New Richmond Pathways Committee! How can you help us? Sign up online on the Centre's website or in person at the Centre and record how many calories you burn through exercise that week!
When Jennifer (Helmueller) Brathol went to UW-Green Bay to play volleyball in 1995, she never imagined that it would lead into a lifetime in volleyball. Upon completing college, Brathol became involved in volleyball instruction in the Twin Cities area. She and her husband are now owners and directors of Kokoro Volleyball in North St. Paul, which is one of the most influential volleyball academies in the Twin Cities area.
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.
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.