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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The seasons for the New Richmond and Somerset kicked into full speed on Saturday when they competed in different portions of the Northern Badger Invitational at UW-Stout. Somerset competed in the small school division of the meet early in the day, with New Richmond part of the large school meet on Saturday evening.
The first big race of the year, the Hot Dash 10 Mile & 5K held in Minneapolis on Saturday. Great weather brought out a large crowd. The race had plenty of local runners in the field of 3,837 finishers. If you're looking for additional information on the race, check out this website: tcmevents.org . Here is a list of the local finishers.
Peyton Nogal of St. Croix Central High School has been named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All Star Team.
Jessica Hagman missed her sophomore season with a knee injury, but she came back at full strength, earning All-Middle Border Conference girls basketball honors. Hagman was one of two New Richmond girls to receive all-conference status. Sophomore Leah DeYoung was an honorable mention selection. St. Croix Central and Somerset both had one senior make the All-MBC team and both landed on the second team. Central's selection was Katherine Cottrell and Somerset's selection was Georgia Hammer. New Richmond
Eleven youth wrestlers will represent the three local school districts this weekend at the WWF Youth Folkstyle state wrestling championships at the Alliant Center in Madison. St. Croix Central is advancing seven wrestlers to the state meet, while New Richmond and Somerset are both sending two. The wrestlers earned their tickets to state with their performances at a WWF regional tournament at River Falls on Saturday. St. Croix Central
The New Richmond and Somerset boys' hockey teams both started the season with extremely young lineups. But the growth both teams made during the season showed in the All-Middle Border Conference listing. Four Tigers earned All-MBC honors and three Spartans were named to the team. New Richmond
Using snippets of a voicemail from her deceased boyfriend as part of her theme music made the solo dance routine of Somerset senior Bethanie Mangine emotional and controversial as she competed through the 2018-19 dance season.
The spring high school sports season is officially underway. The Somerset and St. Croix Central track teams competed Tuesday in a 27-team Blue Devil Invite indoor track meet held at UW-Stout. St. Croix Central The Panthers went into Tuesday’s meet with lots of questions and few answers. By the end of the meet, the Panthers were in good spirits with some uplifting results.
Three members of the Middle Border Conference co-champion boys basketball team from New Richmond were named as members of the 2018-19 All-MBC team. St. Croix Central had two players placed on the all-conference team and Somerset had one player named to the team. New Richmond The first MBC championship in seven years won by the Tigers resulted in strong representation on the All-MBC team. Junior Joey Kidder was a first team selection, with senior Cole Effertz and junior Jack Stuedemann both named to the second team.
For the second straight year, the girls on the St. Croix Central golf team have been honored for their exemplary work in the classroom. The Panthers received third place honors in Division 2 in the annual “Team Academic All-State” award presented by the Girls Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin. Each Panther received a bronze medal for their team’s third place performance and the school received a certificate recognizing the accomplishment.