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 Middle Border Conference Track Meet will be run at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Croix Central, and all three local teams are hoping to make a major impact on that meet. Osceola is the defending champion in both halves of the conference meet. All three local teams had meets early last week as their final competitive preparations for the conference meet. New Richmond The Tigers competed in a meet at Hudson last Monday. The Tigers used it to get ready for what they expect will be a close battle for the MBC titles.
Monday proved to be a momentous night for New Richmond High School sports. The New Richmond girls soccer team locked up its third straight Middle Border Conference championship while the Tiger baseball team showed it can compete, and defeat, the best team in the WIAA Division 2 regional bracket. New Richmond soccer
A three-win day on Saturday was the perfect precursor for what the New Richmond boys tennis team hopes will be a highly successful Middle Border Conference Tournament this Tuesday. The Tigers are the hosts of the 2019 MBC tournament, with action scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Tournament time is rapidly approaching, with races for several Middle Border Conference races. There was a great deal of sports action over the weekend, some of which decided conference races, while seeding for WIAA tournaments is now underway. New Richmond baseball The 5-0 win by the Tigers over Amery on Saturday locked up the 2019 Middle Border Conference championship for the Tigers. The Tigers are 11-0 with three games left. There nearest competitor has four losses.
Kayla Pedersen of New Richmond completed her 16th career at the recent Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon in Las Vegas, NV. This was her 16th career marathon. She ran a lifetime personal best time of 3:08:42. She was third in her age group and 15th female overall (top 1.4%). Pedersen, of New Richmond, is a member of the New Richmond Running Club.
Camilla Parent Langness is the 2019 inductee into the Somerset Hall of Fame. Langness will be inducted for her community service. She will be the guest speaker at Somerset's Celebration of Excellence Ceremony on Monday. She will receive her Hall of Fame plaque at the 2019 Somerset High School graduation.
The results weren’t very rosy for the local softball and baseball teams who played on Friday. There’ll be plenty more sports action on Saturday, including Baseball Day in New Richmond being celebrated at Citizens Field. New Richmond baseball
The New Richmond U10 Tigers baseball team defeated a strong Zimmerman, Minn. U10 team 11-9 in the championship game to win the Gopher State Invitational Tournament in St. Cloud, Minn. As a result of winning the Gopher State Inviational the New Richmond U10 Baseball Team has qualified for the Minnesota League Baseball Association State Tournament that takes place in late summer. The U10 Tigers next action will take place on Friday May 10, in the Woodbury, MInn. Invitational located in East Ridge at 6 p.m.
The 53rd annual Stan Barr Relays added further luster to the annual meet that is considered one of the premier track events run in western Wisconsin each season. This year’s meet, held Friday, was one of the finest, not only in terms of athletes competing, but also in regard to the effectiveness in which the meet was run.
The start put together by the New Richmond softball team was excellent. But it couldn’t match the finish put together by the Somerset squad. New Richmond scored three runs in the first inning and maintained a lead until Somerset came to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Spartans put together their biggest rally of the season, ringing up eight runs, to defeat New Richmond 9-4.