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     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers boys basketball team hit the road to take on Wisconsin Dells Monday, Dec. 12, to start last week.      BRF was able to build a 7-5 lead in the first two minutes of the game. Despite the solid start to the game, the Tigers’ offense cooled off for the rest of...

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Anna Radcliffe leads the Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs on the attack in the Mustangs’ 52-31 win over Eleva-Strum Dec. 9. Radcliffe scored six points.

     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs girls basketball team continued its season with three games last week. MM began the week with a road game against Dairyland-Large Conference opponent Augusta Tuesday, Dec. 6.      MM got in early foul trouble against Augusta, and it propelled Augusta to an...

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Aeron Hanson shoots a three-pointer for the Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs in their road game against Blair-Taylor Dec. 8. Hanson made four three-pointers in the first half. 

     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs boys basketball team hosted Viroqua Monday, Dec. 5, for MM’s home opener.      Viroqua scored the first two points of the game on an in-bound play when a Viroqua player slipped behind MM’s backside defense for an open layup. Viroqua extended its lead to 5-0...

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Stephen Werre drives by a defender in the Lincoln Hornets’ game earlier in the season. Werre scored a career-high 20 points in Lincoln’s 55-49 win over Loyal Dec. 6. 

     The Lincoln Hornets boys basketball team had a pair of home games last week for the second week of the season. Lincoln started the week by hosting Loyal Tuesday, Dec. 6.      It was a close game, but Lincoln was able to build a 24-18 lead heading into halftime. The Hornets were able to...

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Evan Nehring pump fakes to get a Melrose-Mindoro defender in the air. Nehring led Blair-Taylor with 18 points in their 60-47 loss to Melrose-Mindoro Dec. 8. 

     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats boys basketball team dropped both of its games last week. BT started the week with a home game against Dairyland-Large Conference rival the Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs Dec. 8.      It was going to be a tough task for BT to take on MM, as the Mustangs had three...
     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats girls basketball team was busy last week, as the Wildcats had three games. BT started off the week with a home game against Dairyland-Large Conference opponent Whitehall Tuesday, Dec. 6.      Both teams came out of the gates fast in the first couple of minutes....
     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats wrestling team was busy last week. BT started the week with a road match against Mondovi/Eleva-Strum Thursday, Dec. 8.      BT won the match 43-30.      Easton Rogstad won via forfeit in the 132-pound match, earning six points for BT.      Billy Miller won the...
     The Lincoln Hornets girls basketball team ran up against a tough Neillsville team Thursday, Dec. 8.      Neillsville had entered the game undefeated just like Lincoln. Neillsville ran away with the game, however, defeating Lincoln by a final score of 71-29.      “Obviously a disappointing game...

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Avery Hagen pushes the puck ahead for the Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers. Hagen had one goal for BRF in the Tigers’ 4-0 win over Winona. 

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls hockey co-op with Granton, Melrose-Mindoro, Neillsville, Sparta, Tomah and Whitehall had three home games last week. BRF began the week by hosting Winona Tuesday, Dec. 6.      It was a dominant effort on all fronts for the Tigers. BRF exploded for three...
     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls basketball hit the road to take on Coulee Conference rival West Salem Thursday, Dec. 8, for BRF’s first conference battle of the season.      BRF had a tough task on hand, as West Salem is the reigning conference champion. West Salem proved to be...

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