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Friday Sports: Larson beaten at state; Tiger girls advance

St. Croix Central guard Morgan Siler (22) puts up a shot in the first half of the Panthers' Division 3 playoff loss at Amery on Friday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
St. Croix Central senior Olivia Wasley is shown driving to the basket in the second half of the Panthers' playoff loss at Amery on Friday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2
WIAA state wrestling and girls basketball regionals were the events of the night on Friday. In wrestling, St. Croix Central senior Ryan Larson was defeated in his attempt to win ...
Dave Newman

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 more than 30 years.

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Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Vos says decriminalization blunts likelihood of larger pot proposal; more state news stories

One chance in 10 — that is the likelihood Gov. Tony Evers' plan to legalize medical marijuana will pass the Wisconsin Assembly, according to Speaker Robin Vos. The Republican says ...

Thursday Sports: Tigers win MBC hoops; Larson, Hantsbarger win at state

Senior Cole Effertz (5) leads a fast break for the Tigers in the first half of Thursday's win over Osceola. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
St. Croix Central senior Ryan Larson has his arm raised in victory after Larson pinned his opponent in the opening round of the WIAA Division 2 state championships in Madison on Thursday. Larson is sporting a black eye that happened in the sectional tournament. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Somerset's Tyler Hantsbarger (top) is shown in action in his opening round victory at the WIAA Division 2 State Wrestling Championships on Thursday in Madison. Hantsbarger will wrestle in the quarterfinals on Friday morning. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3
Thursday’s sports featured some major accomplishments, including a Middle Border Conference championship title for the New Richmond boys basketball team along with wins at the WIAA State Wrestling Championships by ...
Dave Newman

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 more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Wrestling: Larson, LaVenture and Hantsbarger to compete Thursday at state meet

New Richmond senior Jake LaVenture (top) is shown in his wrestleback victory over Orion Boe of D.C. Everest that earned LaVenture his first chance to wrestle in the WIAA State Championships. LaVenture pinned Boe early in the second period to lock up second place in the Division 1 195-pound bracket at Menomonie. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Somerset junior Tyler Hantsbarger, shown in a win at the WIAA Division 2 regional meet, earned his first trip to the WIAA state championships by placing third at 126 pounds in the Division 2 sectional meet at Neillsville on Saturday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
St. Croix Central senior Ryan Larson will attempt to win his second WIAA state wrestling championship this weekend. Larson won the Division 2 195-pound state championship last year. This year he is competing at 220 pounds. Larson is shown during a victory at the Amery Division 2 regional tournament. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3
Each of the three local wrestling programs had something to celebrate with the results from Saturday’s WIAA sectional tournaments. New Richmond senior Jake LaVenture, St. Croix Central senior Ryan Larson ...
Dave Newman

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 more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

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I am supporting Don Jordan as Chair of Hudson Township. Don is experienced as he has already served two years as Town Chair in 1990s, six years...

St. Lukes evening service cancelled for Feb. 20, 2019

St Luke's Lutheran Church in New Richmond has cancelled the 7 p.m. service scheduled for Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.

Girls Hockey: Raiders top Fusion in sectional semifinal

Hudson and St. Croix Valley players, including Hudson’s Sydney Hendricks (19) and St. Croix Valley goalie Sydney Seeley look for the referee’s signal after Hendricks poked the puck underneath Seeley for the go ahead goal in the Raider’s 5-3 victory over the Fusion in a Sectional 1 semifinal game Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Gornick Arena. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
The Hudson girls’ hockey team picked a good time to get its first win this season against the St. Croix Valley Fusion. The Raiders battled back from a 2-0 deficit ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Wisconsin roundup: Evers confirms intent to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana; more state news stories

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has confirmed his intention to include decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use in his budget. He also wants to legalize medical marijuana. ...

Area school closings for Feb. 20, 2019

The following area schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.

Tuesday’s Results: Tiger boys hockey stopped; SCC girls put away Somerset

New Richmond senior goaltender Max Davis in the Tigers' playoff game at Superior on Tuesday, stopping 53 of the 58 shots he faced. Jed Carlson / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
St. Croix Central senior Claire Moll fired a bounce pass into the post during the second half of the Panthers' playoff win against Somerset on Tuesday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2
The New Richmond boys hockey team and the Somerset girls basketball team both saw their seasons come to an end Tuesday, while the St. Croix Central girls team advanced in ...
Dave Newman

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 more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

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