Sports

     The High School Racing Association (HSRA) season got back into gear the past couple weekends. Racers traveled to the La Crosse Speedway Saturday, July 9 for the first race of the month.      Braydon Lockington and Mitchell Berg of Melrose-Mindoro High School compete in HSRA. Lockington took...
     Sadie Schmidt, a 2022 graduate of Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan (Lincoln), received an Ab Nicholas Scholarship worth $40,000, which will be distributed in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years. Receiving the scholarship provided Schmidt some relief in terms of how she was going to pay...
     Melrose-Mindoro (MM) graduate Tristan McRoberts competed in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Star games Thursday, June 30.      McRoberts was on the Division 4 red team, which defeated the Division 4 white team 99-96. McRoberts scored three points in the game.      MM...
     The Dairyland Conference announced its All-Conference selections for the 2022 baseball season. The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats and Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs had players earn spots on the All-Conference teams.      BT, under the helm of head coach Jesse Lien, went 5-17 and ended the season...
     The Coulee Conference has announced its All-Conference selections for the 2022 baseball season.      The Black River Falls/Fall Creek (BRF) Tigers co-op, under the helm of head coach Colin Bursik, went 6-12 and was eliminated with a first-round playoff loss. BRF had three athletes make All-...
     The Coulee Conference has announced its All-Conference selections for the 2022 softball season.      The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers, led by head coach Brian Stemper, went 8-14 overall and ended the season with a loss to Hayward in the regional semifinal. BRF had a couple players make All-...
     The Dairyland Conference announced its All-Conference selections for the 2022 softball season. The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats, Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs and Lincoln Hornets all had players on the Dairyland All-Conference teams.      The Wildcats had six athletes make the Dairyland All-...
     The 2022 football season is just over one month away from starting, as most of the local teams begin their season Aug. 18 or Aug. 19.      The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs are scheduled to begin the season with a home game Thursday, Aug. 18, against Bangor. The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats are...

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Connor O’Brien dives into home plate, looking to avoid the tag by Sparta’s catcher. 

    The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers American Legion Post 200 17U Junior Legion team started last week with a road game against Holmen Monday, June 20.      It was another hot and humid day for a game, but the Tigers still made the trip to face Holmen. BRF was edged out by Holmen by a final score...
     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs track and field program sent several athletes to the Division 3 state track and field championship in La Crosse June 3 and June 4. Raef Radcliffe competed in the boys 100-meter dash. Claire Becker competed in the girls 3200-meter run. MM’s team of Eddie Her,...

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