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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The expectations for the New Richmond girls golf team were pretty lofty to start the season. And the Tigers are already exceeding those expectations. On Monday, the Tigers played in a tournament at Wild Ridge Golf Course in Eau Claire. Facing many of the teams they'll see in their Division 1 regional tournament, the Tigers won by 57 strokes. And in the process, the Tigers achieved a program first, with two girls scoring in the 70s.
More. That's what the New Richmond boys soccer team wants. In each of the past two autumns, the Tigers reached the WIAA State Championships. Those are the first two state tournament visits in program history. In both instances, the Tigers were beaten in their first game at state. The objective this year is to win a game at state, to get a chance to play in the state championship game.
The Somerset boys soccer team is in a position where it could be drastically improved this season. It seemed everything went wrong for the Spartans in 2017, resulting in a 2-18 final record. Somerset coach Bill Roll said he envisions the 2018 Spartans as a team that could finish with double-digit victories. The Spartans graduated two starters from last year's team. The upside of 2017 was numerous young players got a season of experience and it showed in the team's early-season practices.
Here is the schedule for the New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central varsity teams for the week of Aug. 20-26. New Richmond Monday, Aug. 20 Girls Golf: New Richmond at Eau Claire, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Boys Soccer: New Richmond at D.C. Everest, noon
Want to know the secret to the success of the New Richmond High School golf teams? Start with the youth program held each summer at the New Richmond Golf Club. More than 130 kids took part in the NRGC youth program this summer, culminating in the youth championship tournament on Thursday, July 27. The winners in each of the six youth brackets are pictured here.
Are you having trouble figuring out why you just can't seem to lose weight, even though you are exercising daily? Well, the bad news is, it may be time to start thinking about cutting out that junk food. Here is a short list of junk foods and how long you would have to walk/run to burn off the calories you consumed. Soda — 138 calories, walk for 26 minutes or run for 13 minutes Chocolate bar — 229 calories, walk for 42 minutes or run for 22 minutes Quarter-slice of a pizza — 449 Calories, walk for 1 hour and 23 minutes or run for 43 minutes
It's been a great summer for the Somerset U10 baseball team. The Spartans won the championship in all three tournaments they played in, including the Minnesota U10 state tournament in Rogers, Minn., July 27-29. The Spartans won the state championship game in a tense 1-0 battle. Somerset's first tournament appearance was in Osceola, where the Spartans went undefeated. They they played in a tournament in New Richmond. That tournament championship qualified the Spartans for the U10 state tournament. Somerset went unbeaten through the state tournament.
The 2018 season began successfully for the St. Croix Central football team, but the New Richmond and Somerset football teams showed they are still works in progress on Friday. Central hosted Durand and the home team had few problems in logging a 41-14 win over Durand. New Richmond suffered a 35-7 loss at River Falls, while Somerset suffered a 50-19 loss at Bloomer. SCC 41, Durand 14
Anna Rybacki has graduated from Somerset High School, but the accolades from her outstanding 2018 soccer season continue to roll in. Rybacki was honored last week as one of 11 girls to be named to the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association-Stefans Soccer Academic All-State Team. This honor is based 80 percent for academic work, 10 percent for service work and 10 percent for accomplishments on the soccer field.
Eve Goldstein continues to build her reputation as one of the premier shot and discus throwers at the high school level in the nation. Goldstein, who will be a junior at Somerset High School this fall, earned her second track and field national championship when she competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games July 29-30. She won the championship in the discus throw and placed third in the shot put in the girls 15-16 age bracket. This is the second national championship won by Goldstein. Two years ago, she won the USATF championship in the age 13-14 bracket in the shot put.