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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After being recognized as the runner to beat for most of her high school cross country and track races, St. Croix Central’s Liv Moll is looking forward to a level of anonymity as she begins her college career. Moll is heading to the University of St. Thomas, where she plans to compete in both sports. “It’s like a fresh start,” Moll said of competing at college. “You get to pave your own path.”
The competition just got stronger as the New Richmond American Legion Senior team worked through a grueling five games in three days last week. The grueling stretch started with a double-header at Altoona and it was followed by a game at River Falls on Wednesday. The toughest team Post 80 may face all summer came to New Richmond on Thursday, when the state high school champion from Stillwater visited.
Team speed is an asset the New Richmond Millers are learning to use to their advantage. Speed was one of the biggest factors that weighed in the Millers’ favor on Friday, when they ran past the Eau Claire Bears, 8-3, at New Richmond’s Citizens Field.
Somerset senior Anna Rybacki had a record-breaking spring for the Spartan girls’ soccer team. That success has led to Rybacki being the first Somerset girls soccer player to receive all-state honors. Rybacki was an honorable-mention selection to the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association all-state team that was announced last Wednesday.
The New Richmond Tennis Open is one of the annual sports events during New Richmond's Fun Fest celebration. This year's Fun Fest will run from July 12-15. The Tennis Open will be played on July 13-15. The deadline to sign up for the tournament is this Thursday, July 5. Here is the link to the New Richmond Community Education page where you can register for the tournament: https://newrichmond.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/0/p...
St. Croix Central 2018 graduate Mia Krogseng was a standout in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 All-Star Game. Krogseng scored 12 points in leading the North squad to an 86-62 victory over the South in the game played at the JustAame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on June 15. The North also won the Division 2 game, with the South winning in Division 1, 4 and 5.
Contact days might imply that this is a chance for football players to get in a little hitting during the summer. In actuality, the contact days allowed by the WIAA has become a highly cherished stretch by football coaches to begin installing their systems for the upcoming season.
Transition was the best word to describe the spring season for the St. Croix Central FFA trapshooting club. The team started the season dealing with snow and the loss of head coach Ed Gibb. The team recovered well, placing second in its conference and sixth at the state tournament. Gibb created a firm foundation for the SCC team and it was able to withstand the snow, as well as his departure, only to continue to improve as individuals and as a team.
The New Richmond Millers were on their way to one of their best weeks in years, only to have a flop of a performance on Sunday tarnish a highly successful week. The Millers started last week by finishing a filet job on the Fish, and then they bombed the Bombers on Friday. But Sunday, with a chance to register their third St. Croix Valley Baseball League win of the week, the lost at Ellsworth.
One of the iconic coaches in Somerset athletic history has retired. Somerset volleyball coach Sarah Praschak, one of two coaches who led Spartan coaches who led Somerset teams to WIAA state championships, has retired. Dennis Potter, one of her former assistant coaches, has agreed to become the new Spartan volleyball varsity coach. Bruce Larson, who has led Somerset to three football state championships, is the only other coach to win state titles in Somerset.