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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Momentum isn’t a factor in wrestling as frequently as it is in other sports, but a wave of momentum carried the St. Croix Central wrestlers to a 32-18 win at Glenwood City last Thursday. St. Croix Central coach Brad Holzer had a decision to make for the opening two matches of the night. It was drawn that the match would start at 160 pounds. Holzer figured that either of his two young wrestlers in that range, Trent Smith and Kyle Larson, could beat Glenwood City’s 160-pounder.
The quickness of the Baldwin-Woodville boys basketball team is widely recognized, with Logan Weyer and Gerad Gerrits combining for 40 or more points in most of the Hawks’ recent games. When the St. Croix Central boys hosted B-W last Thursday, they had difficulty dealing with the Hawks’ quickness at both ends of the court. B-W scored a 58-30 win over the Panthers in the non-conference game. Central was able to deal with the Hawks’ quickness at times when the Panthers were on defense.
You couldn’t blame the St. Croix Central girls basketball team if it held a bonfire after last Friday’s game at Boyceville, as long as they could burn the scorebook, game film and any other evidence of their performance. To say the least, things didn’t go as the Panthers had planned in a 61-34 loss to the Bulldogs. The setback drops the Panthers to 2-7 in Dunn-St.
Somerset football standout Gaelin Elmore made it official on Wednesday morning, signing his national letter of intent to play football for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. This wraps up a whirlwind year for Elmore. He was courted by programs from all over the nation, but decided to stay close to home and play with the Gophers. Elmore made it official as part of NCAA National Signing Day on Wednesday. While many colleges expressed interest in Elmore, he said Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and his staff made a strong early impression that no other program could match.
The Somerset boys basketball team put together a showcase effort at both ends of the court in defeating Prescott 58-40 in Somerset on Tuesday. This throws the two teams into a tie for the Middle Border Conference lead with one loss each. Somerset's offense was a two-pronged attack between seniors Jack Emmert and Gaelin Elmore, with each of them scoring 23 points. Emmert started fast, hitting three three-pointers in the first quarter.
A 209 game and 827 by Max Kuhn topped this week's bowling league results from this week's action at Gibby's Lanes in New Richmond.
The St. Croix Central wrestling program will hold its annual junior high and junior varsity wrestling tournaments this weekend. The 28th SCC junior high tournament will be wrestled on Friday,...
The rivalry between the New Richmond and Somerset boys hockey teams seems to always produce a close, exciting game. That was the case for two periods on Thursday night. New Richmond led 2-0 heading into the third period.
The New Richmond High School dance team has qualified for the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches State Championships this Saturday. The Tiger dance team qualified for state with both of its routines during the WACPC Regional Dance Championships that were held at the New Richmond High School gym on Saturday. Nearly 3,500 people attended the event, according to New Richmond dance coach Ali Saliny. New Richmond qualified for state by taking second place in the Division 2 Pom category and third place in the Division 1 Kick category in Saturday’s competition.
It would have been easy for the New Richmond girls basketball team to coast through its games last week against the bottom two teams in the Middle Border Conference standings. The Tigers are still in the hunt for the Middle Border Conference title and they weren’t going to let two games pass by without getting maximum value of the court time. So while the Tigers were beating Osceola 59-31 last Tuesday and Ellsworth 71-36 last Friday, the coaching staff was finding every way possible to use the games as learning tools.