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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More than 60 athletes with special needs meet in Hudson on Sunday nights in June and July to take part in the Hudson Boosters Challenger Baseball League. This program began in 2001. Since then, it has been opened up to athletes from all over the area, and it has been enthusiastically received. Athletes from nearly every community in St. Croix County take part in the weekly ballgames. The season started on June 1 with the Hudson Boosters Organization sponsoring a clinic for the athletes in the Challenger League.
There are plenty of opportunities for sports fans to be part of the New Richmond Fun Fest activities this week. With options like softball, tennis, baseball and distance running, there are numerous opportunities for athletes and sports fans to find entertainment. Here is a rundown on each of the sports events. Softball The annual Fun Fest Softball Tournament should bring plenty of activity to Hatfield Park, with a total of 91 games scheduled for the weekend. The tournament will be played in three divisions, with a total of 47 teams included.
When Cory Lindenberg decided he wanted to pursue the Somerset girls basketball varsity coaching position, he had to make two consultations first. The first of those was with his wife. The second was with several of the girls basketball players, who could see him as a coach in three straight seasons. “I asked if they thought it would be ‘Lindenberg overload.’ They said they didn’t mind. That made me feel comfortable throwing my hat in the ring,” Lindenberg said. He was approved to take over the girls varsity position at the June meeting of the Somerset Board of Education.
The St. Croix Valley League All-Star Game in River Falls had a wild finish and the four players from the New Richmond Millers were right in the middle of the baseball action. New Richmond was part of the North team that took a 14-11 lead into the ninth inning, only to see the South rally for four runs in the final inning to win 15-14 on Saturday. New Richmond was represented in the game by manager Ryan Stephens, shortstop Mitch Paquin and outfielders Jon Will and Curt Kleinschmidt. Stephens worked all 20 players on his roster into the game.
Somerset’s Cody Cunningham was named the Most Valuable Player for the American team in the Heart Lake Border American Legion All-Star Game played last Thursday at Cumberland. New Richmond and Somerset both were part of the American team in the All-Star Game. The American team lost to the National team 10-9. Each team chose an MVP. Cunningham was named the American MVP after he hit a double and a triple in the game. He could have had three hits in the game.
New Richmond Golf Club Tuesday Men’s League Cox Motors 264 Brady’s Brewhouse 263.5 Knights of Columbus II 252.5 McCabe’s Shamrock 252 Johnson Motors 243.5 Kellygreen Outdoor 243 Phoenix Fixtures 239 Edward D. Jones 238 Hypertherm 237.5 Champs 237 Family Fresh 235.5 Skoglund Oil 234 The Village Inn 233.5 Carpet Center 233 Brad Guinn’s #’s Guys 232 St.
Sunday Co-Ed Softball League Sidetrack Saloon 8-1 Gibby’s Lanes 8-2 Meyer Ranch 7-2 Powers Septic 6-3 Not Justa Cafe/AFI 6-4 Boardman Bypass 6-4 Friendly Bar 5-4 General Sam’s 5-5 Westfields Hospital 4-5 Pete’s Pizza 4-6 Bobcat’s 3-5 Champs/Balls Deep 3-6 Cowboy Jack’s 3-7 GTK Towing 1-7 JJ’s Sports Bar 1-9 Tuesday Men’s Upper Softball League Old Guys 9-2 Jensen Cattle Company 9-2 Bol’s Lanes/Strikers 4-6 Gibby’s Lanes 3-8 Champs/Thomas Trucking 2-9 Tuesday Men’s Lower Softball League Sam’s Corner Bar 7-2 Berres Upho./Wild Badger 7-2 Anez Party Rentals 6-
Changing the future of an athletic department can’t be done in one day and it can’t be done by one athlete. That’s why there’s been such an emphasis to get the New Richmond High School athletes involved in the “Tiger Strength” summer fitness program. With nearly 350 students signed up for the program this summer, the commitment has been made by the student body.
The first-ever state high school bass fishing championships in Wisconsin had an extremely strong representation from our local area. New Richmond’s team took second place, St. Croix Central took third place and Baldwin-Woodville took fourth place in the Wisconsin B.A.S.S. Federation Nation state championships, held June 21-22 in Minocqua. New Richmond was represented in the tournament by Grant Ehlenfeldt and Charlie L’Allier. Gavin Hessler and Tucker Nauss fished for St. Croix Central and Matthew Timmers and Noah Lindus fished for Baldwin-Woodville.
The first opportunity for members of the New Richmond Shooting Club trapshooting team to compete at the state level turned out quite well. Twelve members of the shooting club competed in the state shoot at the Waukesha Gun Club on Saturday. A total of 990 shooters were competing. Students in the New Richmond Shooting Club are from New Richmond and Somerset and range in age from 12-18 years old. They shoot at the Willow River Rod and Gun Club. Two of the local shooters finished in the top 10 percent of the shooters competing at the state level.