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 Somerset boys hockey team has proof it is improving. After starting the season 1-8-1, the Spartans have now won three straight games. On Thursday they made a big comeback to defeat the Regis co-op team, 3-2. The Spartans scored their second home-ice win in two nights on Friday when they defeated the Northwest Icemen, 4-2.
The Western Wisconsin Stars were hoping Monday’s game at Eau Claire would build the case that WWS deserves to receive the top spot in the WIAA sectional tournament bracket. Instead, it made it much more difficult for the local girls hockey co-op to get the top seed. Western Wisconsin wasn’t able to get its offensive game in gear on Monday, losing at Eau Claire, 3-0.
New Richmond Tuesday, Jan. 8 Boys Hockey: Somerset at New Richmond, 7 p.m. Boys Basketball: New Richmond at Baldwin-Woodville, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 Boys Hockey: New Richmond at Amery, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Somerset at New Richmond, 7 p.m.
The Western Wisconsin Stars were hoping Monday’s game at Eau Claire would build the case that the WWS deserves the chance to receive the top spot in the WIAA sectional tournament bracket. Instead, it made it much more difficult for the local girls hockey co-op to get the top seed. Western Wisconsin wasn’t able to get its offensive game in gear on Monday, losing at Eau Claire, 3-0.
Somerset senior Jared Grahovac continues to be an unstoppable wrestling force. Grahovac added to his list of successes by winning the 138-pound championship at the 50th annual New Richmond Invitational on Saturday. Grahovac was one of two Spartans who reached the finals. New Richmond had three wrestlers reach the finals. The Tigers finished fifth in the team competition. River Falls was the meet champion with 265 points. Amery took second place with 250.5 points.
Physical strength is easily measurable in weight rooms. Inner strength can only be measured in times of adversity. Through the adversity he’s faced the past three years, Somerset senior wrestler Dylan Kammerud has the strength to move mountains.
The St. Croix Central boys basketball team has sought challenges for its non-conference schedule.
The Somerset boys basketball team has grown up. The Spartans showed Thursday that they are no longer a young team prone to mistakes of inexperience. The Spartans were in command from start to finish against St. Croix Falls, defeating the Saints 71-60 on the Spartans’ home court.
Holly Spoo has become something of a local internet sensation because of her sock collection. But there are two pair of her socks that are particularly special to her.
The New Richmond Running Club continues to show that they'll brave the elements to get in their running, especially one of the club's traditional runs. Members of the Running Club met at First National Bank in New Richmond on the morning of New Year's Day to complete their annual run to begin the year.