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Monse Sanchez (r) of the Lincoln Hornets battles for position for a rebound in the Hornets’ 50-39 win over Greenwood Dec. 28. Sanchez had six points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals. 

     The Lincoln Hornets girls basketball team hosted the Augusta Beavers for Lincoln’s only game last week. A strong defensive effort helped the Hornets come away with 21-point victory.      Lincoln took a 22-10 lead into halftime. The Hornets pulled away in the second half, as Lincoln went on to...

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Claire Becker of the Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs shoots a layup in the Mustangs’ game against Alma/Pepin Jan. 5. Becker had 10 points. 

     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs girls basketball team returned to the court with two games last week. MM hosted Hillsboro Tuesday, Jan. 2, for a non-conference game.      The Mustangs had a strong first half, as MM built a 10-point lead. Anna Radcliffe led the Mustangs with 14 points, as MM...

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Jackson Reddy of the Lincoln Hornets shoots a layup in Lincoln’s 67-20 win over Greenwood Dec. 28. Reddy had six points and two rebounds. 

     The Lincoln Hornets boys basketball team hosted Augusta Thursday, Jan. 4.      Lincoln was able to build up a lead in the first half. The Hornets took a six-point lead into halftime. Lincoln pulled away from Augusta in the second half, as the Hornets outscored Augusta 30-18. Lincoln defeated...

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Zowie Hunter of the Black River Falls Tigers girls hockey co-op takes a shot for the Tigers in their 8-4 win over Northland Pines Jan. 2. Hunter had two goals and three assists. 

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls hockey co-op with Granton, Melrose-Mindoro, Neillsville, Sparta, Tomah and Whitehall was busy with three games last week. BRF began the week by hosting Northland Pines (NP) Tuesday, Jan. 2.      BRF struck first to take a 1-0 lead, as Klarissa Canfield...

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Braylon Backaus of the Black River Falls Tigers drives to the basket in the Tigers’ game against Cochrane-Fountain City Jan. 2. Backaus led the Tigers with 31 points.

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers boys basketball team traveled to take on Chetek-Weyerhaeuser (CW) Friday, Dec. 29. BRF entered the game 1-5 and CW was 2-4.      BRF got on the board first when Noah Kubaskie grabbed an offensive rebound and made the put-back layup. Colin Zillmer made a mid-...

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Riley Hanrahan (middle) of the Black River Falls Tigers wrestling team took first in 132-pound class at the Mauston girls Invitational Friday, Jan. 5.

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers wrestling team traveled to River Falls for the Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 for the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic. There were 16 teams in the Division 1 pool, 16 teams in the Division 2 pool and 14 teams in the Division 3 pool.      BRF finished 15th in the...
     The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro (GET/MM) Titans wrestling team traveled to La Crosse for the Bi-State Classic Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. There were 26 teams in the Division 1 pool, 28 teams in the Division 2 pool and 18 teams in the Division 3 pool.      GET/MM finished fifth in the...
     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs boys basketball team hit the road to take on Alma/Pepin (AP) Thursday, Jan. 4.      AP took a 28-25 lead into halftime. AP came out of halftime and went on a 10-3 run to increase its lead to 38-28 with 13:56. MM battled back to cut AP’s lead to 48-43 with 5:04...
     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats wrestling team traveled to River Falls for the Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 for the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic. There were 16 teams in the Division 1 pool, 16 teams in the Division 2 pool and 14 teams in the Division 3 pool.      BT finished third in the Division 3...
     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats girls basketball team was busy with three games last week. BT traveled to take on Bangor Tuesday, Jan. 2.      The game was close in the first half, but BT was able to take a one-point lead into halftime. Despite leading 27-26 entering the second half, the second...

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