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Raider runners finish 5th, football team falls to 'Point

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- The Hudson Raiders boys cross-country team finished fifth against 19 competitors in the WIAA Division 1 team Cross Country State Championships held Saturday at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids. Senior Jacob Ball paced the Division 1 Raiders, finishing 15th in the field with 16 minutes, 29 seconds.

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Outrunning the Hudson boys to take first place was Brookfield Central, followed by Marquette University High, Stevens Point and Neenah.

In a 6 p.m. contest Saturday at nearby Stevens Point, the Raiders football team fell to Stevens Point, 28-8, in a contest that would have sent them to Camp Randall Stadium on Nov. 20th.

Hudson's only score came on a run by quarterback Beau Hommes with 1:31 left in the game. Davy Branson caught Hommes' pass for the two-point conversion.

The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter. Stevens Point scored with 58 seconds remaining in the second quarter to go up 7-0. Second half was all Stevens Point.

Hudson ends its season at 9-2.

River Falls' girls cross-country team finished 10th in a field of 20 teams in the same Division 1 competion on Saturday.

The Wildcat girls were led by freshman Paige Skorseth, finishing 16th in the field at 15 minutes, 12 seconds.In Division 2 boys cross-country competition, St. Croix Central junior Brett Johnson finished 11th at 16 min., 40 seconds. In Division 2 girls, freshman Victoria Simones of Prescott finished in 22nd place with a time of 15 minutes, 50 seconds. Somerset sophomore Tia Belter finished 64th with 16 minutes, 27 seconds.

For complete details, see next week's newspaper.

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