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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Runners competing in the 2017 Willow River Run on Thursday couldn't have asked for better conditions to run in. With overcast skies and temperatures hovering around 60 degrees, the conditions bordered on comfortable. And it showed, with numerous runners posting excellent times on Thursday.
The 2017 New Richmond Fun Fest will include a number of sports activities for athletes of all ability levels. The sports activities begin on Thursday. The Willow River Run will be held at a new date and time, being moved to Thursday at 7 p.m. The New Richmond Open tennis tournament will also begin its busy slate of matches on Thursday night.
The New Richmond High School dance team stole the show at the annual team camp they attended during the final week of June at St. Norbert’s College in Green Bay.
The success is starting to happen for the New Richmond Millers. They’re hoping the recent uptick in success will carry into this Friday’s game against Osceola, which is the annual renewal of this rivalry that is part of the New Richmond Fun Fest celebration. The Millers are coming off an 8-5 win over the Eau Claire Bears at Eau Claire’s Stein Field on Friday night.
Summer learning fun. Imagine the scene...you walk into a classroom and notice an active environment where the teacher supports unusual ideas, provides choices, uses creative strategies, encourages multiple interpretations and solutions, and provides constructive feedback. Welcome to a typical day during Summer Stretch in the New Richmond School District. Summer Stretch, which takes place in June each summer, provides a great mix of enrichment and review classes. Every year, a wide variety of classes are offered to peak the interest of all children.
The New Richmond/ Somerset Trapshooting team had another noteworthy season this spring, in terms of team success and in growth in numbers. The team placed second in the varsity competition in the local eight-team conference. The interest in the team continued to grow, rising from just over 50 athletes last year to 72 this year. The opportunities offered the athletes also grew, with the program offering a sporting clays team for the first time this spring.
For bicyclists of all experience levels, the Big Ring Flyers Cycling Club offers a wide range of opportunities for involvement. The Big Ring Flyers ( bigringflyers.com ) is based out of Hudson but draws members from all around the St. Croix Valley. There are currently 65 members, with about a third of them being competitive bike racers.
When their opponents canceled Thursday, June 29, the New Richmond Junior Legion baseball team was able to come up with another opponent, but the St. Croix Central Legion team wasn’t as fortunate. The New Richmond Junior Legion team was scheduled to host Unity on Thursday when Coach Chris Riba got the call that Unity didn’t have enough players available.
St. Croix Central students Gavin Hessler and Tucker Nauss competed for the second straight year at the Bassmaster High School National Championships June 22-24 at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. Last year, Nauss and Hessler placed 26th out of 178 teams finishing at the tournament. This year, there were 231 teams and the St. Croix Central duo place 36th.
Former St. Croix Central football standout Kevin Bloom has been honored for his achievements on the college football field. Bloom, a 1989 SCC graduate, attended North Dakota State University in Fargo. He was a standout in football and wrestling at Central, but focused his energies on football at NDSU.