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     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats boys basketball team started their season with a home game in front of Wildcats’ faithful fans Tuesday, Nov. 29, as BT hosted Loyal.      The first half was close from start to finish. BT was able to go into halftime with a 24-21 lead. BT held a 35-34 lead with...

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Colin Zillmer shoots over a pair of Independence defenders for the Black River Falls Tigers Dec. 2. Zillmer had 21 points in the Tigers’ 64-56 win.

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers boys basketball team began its 2022-2023 season with a pair of games last week. BRF’s first game of the new season was at Sparta Monday, Nov. 28.      BRF netted a win over Sparta, defeating Sparta by a final score of 61-54.      Trey Cowley led the Tigers...
     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers wrestling team hosted 18 teams for an invitational Saturday, Dec. 3, to start the season. BRF was 11th with 63 points.      Deacon Brown placed fourth in the 106-pound class, earning 15 points.      Daniel Goldsmith placed sixth in the 138-pound class,...
     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls hockey co-op with Granton, Melrose-Mindoro, Neillsville, Sparta, Tomah and Whitehall continued its season with a pair of home games last week. BRF hosted the Eau Claire North Stars Thursday, Dec. 1.      Eau Claire built a lead by scoring two goals in...
     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers boys hockey co-op with Lincoln, Granton, Melrose-Mindoro and Neillsville began its season with a trip to Tomah for a two-day tournament Nov. 25 and 26.      BRF won its first game against Tomah/Sparta (TS).      Both teams scored one goal in the first period...

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Zowie Hunter leads the Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers on the attack in BRF’s season-opening game against Hayward Nov. 22. Hunter had one goal. 

     Despite the final score showing a four-goal loss for the Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls hockey co-op with Granton, Melrose-Mindoro, Neillsville, Sparta, Tomah and Whitehall, the game didn’t look as uneven as the final score suggested.      BRF began its 2022-2023 season with a home game...
     The Lincoln Hornets girls basketball team got its second win of the season by nearly doubling up Port Edwards Tuesday, Nov. 22.      Lincoln grinded out a 28-16 lead heading into halftime. The Hornets outscored Port Edwards 31-16 to pull away from Port Edwards in the second half and win by a...

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Emma Blount shoots a three for the Black River Falls Tigers in their road game against Blair-Taylor. Blount had six points. 

     A slow start in the first half put the Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls basketball in a hole that they could not climb out. BRF took on Royall Monday, Nov. 21, for the Tigers’ last game before the holiday break.      Royall jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as Royall led...

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Lilly Radcliffe of the Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs maintains possession of the ball during MM’s game against Westby Nov. 15. 

     In a game that went down to the final seconds for the Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs girls basketball team, MM was edged out by Luther. The Mustangs hosted Luther Tuesday, Nov. 22, for the team’s third game of the season.      Luther was able to build up a lead by taking advantage of some...
     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers boys basketball program is coming off of a season that ended with a heartbreaking playoff loss in the second round of the regionals. Stanley-Boyd’s contested jumper fell through at the buzzer to eliminate the Tigers 64-62.      BRF, led by head coach Dave...

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