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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With five starters seated on the bench next to him, St. Croix Central wrestling coach Brad Holzer knew last Thursday’s dual match at Baldwin-Woodville was going to be tough sledding for his Panthers. The injury riddled Panthers just couldn’t put the experience on the mat to compare with the Blackhawks, resulting in a 60-21 setback for the Central squad.
The streak of wins to start the season for the Somerset hockey team ended at five with the Spartans’ 2-1 loss at New Richmond last Thursday. The loss puts the Spartans into third place in the Middle Border Conference standings, with New Richmond and Baldwin-Woodville still unbeaten in MBC action this season. The Spartans did notch one MBC win last week, earning a 4-0 win against a much improved Amery team.
Running up against a red-hot goaltender wasn’t going to stop the Western Wisconsin Stars. WSFLG goaltender Emma Quimby stopped 54 shots last Tuesday, but she couldn’t stop every puck the Stars fired at her. The Stars were still able to score a 6-0 win in the game played at the Cumberland Ice Arena. The win raises the Stars’ season record to 5-3-1. The Stars’ game scheduled for last Friday against the St. Croix Valley Fusion was postponed due to the inclement weather. A makeup date hasn’t been decided upon, but Stars coach Bob Huerta said a possible date is Monday, Jan. 2.
The best thing that happened for the New Richmond girls basketball team last week was the postponement of Friday’s road game at La Crosse Central. The Tigers clearly were a worn-down team last week, losing games to Barron and St. Croix Central. After starting the season 3-0, the Tigers have dropped four straight games. The La Crosse game would have been the Tigers’ sixth game in an 11-day span, including two long road trips. The game at La Crosse will be made up on Thursday, Jan. 5.
The best thing the Somerset boys basketball team showed in last Tuesday’s 51-32 loss to Osceola was a willingness to fight to the final buzzer. The young Spartans were in over their heads against a talented Osceola club that shares the Middle Border Conference lead with Prescott. Tuesday’s loss drops Somerset to 0-5 for the season. Somerset scored the first hoop of Tuesday’s game. It would be several minutes before the Spartans would score again. By the middle of the first half, the Spartans were already facing a 23-6 deficit.
The New Richmond boys hockey team looked sharp on Thursday night. The Tigers rolled to a 5-1 lead by the first period against Menomonie at the New Richmond Sports Center. The Tigers weren't going to be stopped, finishing with an 11-1 win over the Mustangs. New Richmond and Menomonie also played in girls basketball, but the roles were reversed. New Richmond stayed close through most of the first half, but Menomonie pulled away in the second half to win 71-44. Jessica Hagman scored 15 points and Lorin Bauer 14 points to lead the Tiger girls.
Friday's game between New Richmond and St. Croix Central has been postponed due to the oncoming inclement weather. The New Richmond boys basketball team is filled with pleasant, honorable, decent...
It was a busy night of winter sports in the Middle Border Conference Thursday, including several games that affected the top of the MBC standings. In boys hockey, New Richmond...
It has been several years since the New Richmond girls basketball team has been in a position to battle for the Middle Border Conference lead. That’s where the Tigers are...
The pivotal matches went the direction of the New Richmond wrestling team last Thursday. And with those wins, the Tigers were able to post their first team victory of the...