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Hudson senior Eric Schmechel saves a ball from going out of bounds underneath his own basket in the first half of the Raider's 56-42 season-opening loss at New Richmond Friday night. Dave Newman photo

New Richmond tops boys in hoops opener

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A young team playing its first game of the season in a hostile environment.

That's what the Raider boys' basketball team faced in its season opener at New Richmond Friday night, a 56-42 loss to the Tigers. Head coach Jason Swavely said it was a typical first game for a young team trying to find itself.


"I think going into the season we weren't sure what we were going to have," he said. "After Friday night, we have a starting point for what to work on.

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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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