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WIAA Wrestling: Three area wrestlers reach state tournament

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 Multimedia1 / 2
New Richmond senior Jake LaVenture (top) is shown in the wrestleback win that locked up his place in the WIAA Division 1 state championships, which start this Thursday. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2
Each of the three local wrestling programs had something to celebrate with the results from Saturday’s WIAA sectional tournaments.
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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Saturday Basketball: Tigers defeated, MBC lead stands at one game

New Richmond's Jack Stuedmeann (left) tries to drive to the basket during Saturday's game at Ellsworth. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia
The New Richmond boys basketball team now have two games remaining to lock up the MBC championship. The first of those is Monday, when they host St. Croix Central. The ...
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

Girls Hockey: St. Croix Valley Fusion advance

The third-seeded St. Croix Valley Fusion dominated No. 6 seed Chippewa Falls from the opening face-off on their way to a 4-1 victory in a WIAA girls hockey regional final ...
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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Friday boys hoops: Tiger boys pull out wild win, SCC teams earn a sweep

New Richmond junior Joey Kidder (23) leads a fastbreak during the second half of the Tigers' win over Somerset on Friday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
St. Croix Central senior Katherine Cottrell (14) makes a strong drive to the hoop against the defense of Somerset's Dani Schachtner in the first half of Friday's game in Hammond. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2
Friday was a wild night for basketball. The New Richmond boys basketball team had to overcome a 12-point second half deficit to defeat Somerset in a highly entertaining and sometimes ...
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

WATCH: Clear snow from fire hydrants

The Hudson Fire Department reminds residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow after several heavy downfalls. A video from the Oshkosh Fire Departmnet shows the extra time it can ...
Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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Wisconsin roundup: Beto O’Rourke headed to UW-Madison; more state news stories

A potential presidential candidate will continue testing the waters for a possible campaign during a visit Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Democratic Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke will attend a ...

Thursday Basketball: Several close games in area

New Richmond senior Kate Miller (center) looks to make a pass into the paint during the Tigers' recent win over Osceola. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia
The Middle Border Conference girls basketball teams closed out their regular seasons Thursday, while several MBC boys teams played important games on Thursday. In the MBC girls race, Amery locked ...
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

Thursday’s WIAA hockey: Tiger skaters barely advance, Stars stung 1-0

New Richmond's Garret Thomas (4) leaps on the back of teammate Sam Olson as the Tigers celebrated Olson's second goal of the game in the Tigers' 7-6 playoff win against River Falls on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
New Richmond's Jens Christensen (3) is pushed on top of the River Falls goaltender during a flurry in the second period of Thursday's WIAA playoff game. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
One of the best chances of the night for the Western Wisconsin Stars came at the end of the first period when sophomore Ellie Brice was stopped from close range. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3
Hayden Bradbury never thought he'd generate another five-goal game. The New Richmond boys hockey team is extremely fortunate that he did. Bradbury scored five goals and linemate Sam Olson scored ...
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

Boys Basketball: A mashup of makeups

New Richmond's Cooper Eckardt (44) looks to fire a pass into the post during the Tigers' win over Baldwin-Woodville last week. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia
The recent postponements due to the weather have made a mess of the final few books of the boys basketball schedule. Here are the regular season games remaining for each ...
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

Wisconsin roundup: Republican tax-cut bill faces long odds at Evers’ desk; U.S. Rep. Kind taps craft beer legislation; more state news stories

The Wisconsin Senate has passed the Republican version of a middle-class tax cut and sent the measure on to Gov. Tony Evers' desk. Evers strongly hinted he will veto the ...

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