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     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats boys basketball program is coming off of what turned out to be another successful season. BT finished last season 18-10 overall, and with the program’s four consecutive regional titles and trip to sectionals, as well as the program’s 18th regional title since...
     The Lincoln Hornets boys basketball team had last year’s season last year come to an end in the first round of the playoffs, as Lincoln was bounced by Pittsville 52-39.      Lincoln, led by head coach Jeremy Hanson, ended last season with an overall record of 7-17 and a Dairyland-Small...
     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs boys basketball team had last year’s season end in the first round of the playoffs, as MM lost to River Ridge 59-51.      MM, under the helm of head coach Jason McRoberts, went 16-10 overall and 12-3 in Dairyland-Large Conference play. The Mustangs finished...

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Abby Thompson shoots a three for the Blair-Taylor Wildcats in their game against Black River Falls. Thompson had a triple-double with 20 points, 13 assists and 10 steals.

     The Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats girls basketball team began its 2022-2023 season with a road trip to take on New Lisbon Tuesday, Nov. 15.      BT took no time to get in a rhythm, as the Wildcats jumped out to a 51-12 lead heading into halftime. Abby Thompson led the Wildcats with 17 points in...

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Lilly Radcliffe (l) of the Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs looks to initiate the offense in MM’s season-opener against Westby Nov. 15. Radcliffe led the Mustangs with 21 points. 

     The Melrose-Mindoro (MM) Mustangs girls basketball team began its 2022-2023 campaign with a home game against Westby Nov. 17.      It was a defensive battle early in the game, as Westby held a 7-0 lead with 12:41 left in the first half. Westby put the pressure on MM by utilizing the full-court...

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Bre Nortman drives to the basket for the Black River Falls Tigers in their game against Blair-Taylor. Nortman had four points. 

     The Black River Falls (BRF) Tigers girls basketball team started the 2022-2023 season with a road trip to take on the Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats Thursday, Nov. 17.      BRF’s offense struggled to get easy shots early in the game. BT’s defense forced turnovers, which helped BT build a 26-3 lead...
     The Lincoln Hornets girls basketball team began the 2022-2023 campaign with a road game against New Lisbon Nov. 17.      Lincoln started the season how they wanted, as the Hornets defeated New Lisbon 61-33. No stats were available by press time.      Lincoln is 1-0 overall. The Hornets played...
     With three conference championships and three trips to at least the regional final in the playoffs in the last three seasons, the Blair-Taylor (BT) Wildcats girls basketball team will look to continue its run of success in the 2022-2023 season. With a big returning of core players, the program...
     The Lincoln Hornets girls basketball team ended their 2021-2022 season with a defeat at the hands of Eleva-Strum in the second round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) regionals. Lincoln’s loss was just by three points and the year before, the Hornets lost by two...

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Hannah Tubbs gets ready to dive at the girls swimming state championship in Waukesha Friday, Nov. 11. 

     Hannah Tubbs represented the Black River Falls/Blair-Taylor/Lincoln (BRF) Tigers girls swimming co-op in the girls swimming and diving state championship Friday, Nov. 11, in Waukesha.      Tubbs, a freshman at BRF, competed in the 50-yard freestyle event. Tubbs finished 16th with a time of 25....

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