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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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.
Somerset’s Jared Grahovac reached the championship round and St. Croix Central had two freshmen reach the semifinals of the 2018 Northern Badger Wrestling Invitational, which concluded Saturday at River Falls High School.
When you are playing at the home of your heroes, doing a little dreaming isn’t a bad thing. The Western Wisconsin Stars girls hockey team completed a dream tournament on Friday by winning the championship of the 2018 Schwan's Cup Open National Division. The Stars earned the title by defeating Luverne, Minn., 5-2 in the title game. The game was played at Ridder Arena, home of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team.
The year 2018 was a huge success for the New Richmond, St. Croix Central and Somerset athletic programs. There were a number of sterling individual and team performances at all three schools. Here is a list of the top 10 stories from the 2018 sports season. St. Croix Central football to state title game For the third straight year, the Panthers reached the WIAA Division 4 state championship game. After winning the state title in 2016, the Panthers lost the state title game in achingly close finishes the past two seasons.
The Western Wisconsin Stars have advanced to the championship game of the Schwan’s Cup tournament. The Stars defeated the Eveleth-Gilbert team from northern Minnesota 4-0 on Thursday in the second round of the Schwan’s Cup Open National. The Stars will play at 10 a.m. on Friday in the championship game of the tournament. The game will be played at Ridder Arena, the home rink for the University of Minnesota Gophers women’s team.