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Former Raider great Martha Richards is surrounded by players in the Raider girls’ basketball program during Richards’ visit to the team’s practice Friday afternoon at the high school. Richards, the 1988 Wisconsin Miss Basketball award winner, went on to excel in basketball and golf at Stanford University and is currently the head women’s golf coach at the University of Texas. (Submitted photo)

Former Raider great Martha Richards inspires current girls' team

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The Raider girls’ basketball team had a very special visitor at team practice last Friday -- the school’s all-time leading scorer, Martha Richards.

Richards, a 1988 HHS graduate, was a two-sport star at Hudson, leading the Raider girls’ basketball team to its first state tournament appearance and winning a state individual golf championship her senior year.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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