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March 9, 2016
Hudson's Cody Cicha upends Kaukauna's Alec Hartmen on his way to winning a 7-5 decision in the opening match at 160 pounds in the quarterfinals of the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Friday night at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse in Madison. Kaukauna went on to a 31-26 victory on its way to capturing its third straight state team title. (Rivertowns photos by Blaze Fugina)
Hudson wrestlers fall to eventual state champs
March 9, 2016 - 12:15pm
March 5, 2016
The Burkart family in the back yard of their home near Highway 12 and Interstate 94. (Submitted photos)
Perfect storm of obstacles can't stop marathoner Melissa Burkart
March 5, 2016 - 11:42am
March 3, 2016
Hudson senior Isaiah Grancorvitz leaves four River Falls defenders flat-footed as he goes up for two of his 11 points in the first half of the Raider boys' basketball team's 94-65 loss to the Wildcats in the regular season finals for both teams last Thursday in River Falls. The Raiders will open WIAA regional play this Friday, March 4, at Oshkosh North. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)
Boys hoops drops finale
March 3, 2016 - 1:08pm
UWRF women get NCAA hoops bid
March 3, 2016 - 12:11pm
Team members include front, from left, manager Katie Jewel, Olivia Kottke, Fiona Greene, Connor Olson, Emma Gannon, Lexi Jacobson, Tori Leoni and Keoni Lapean; back, Lily Burke, coach Suzi Robole, Amber Skoglund, Olivia Fremling, Emily Beseth, Dominic Titterton, Samantha Anderson, Dalyon Wagner, Samantha Evens, Andrea Erlenborn, Maya Nordahl, Kiersten Bryant, coach Laurie Van Allen and Kayla Dreher. (Submitted photo)
First at state competition
March 3, 2016 - 11:14am
Team members include front row, from left: Joe Martin, Jordan Halverson, Cole Danielson, Charlie Shrank, Craig Cernohous, Grady Gornick and Dylan Carr. Second row, coach Brad Hetland, Brandon Gilbert, Ben Lundeen, Cole Cristan, Garrett Huhn, Ian Baribeau, Isaiah Bewell, Jensen Lillyblad, Jackson Diers, manager Cameron Cohen and head coach Aaron Richert. Not pictured are Aaron Grounds, Jack Klementz and Henry Baribeau. (Submitted photo)
Raider JV goes undefeated
March 3, 2016 - 11:04am
Hudson junior Lucy Fashingbauer (1) and Appleton West's Julia Smith (25) chase a loose ball in the first half of Appleton West's 50-43 victory over Hudson in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Friday in Hudson.
Girls hoops knocked out early
March 3, 2016 - 8:03am
February 25, 2016
The Todd and Kris Gillingham family was represented in the 24km Kortelopet Skate during Birkebeiner weekend by David, left, and Ben Gillingham. (Submitted photo)
Warm weather great treatment for ‘Birkie Fever’
February 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
February 18, 2016
Hudson's Trevor Quade (2), Cole Danielson (4), Sam Johnson (9), George Nuutinen (10) and Trey Labarge (18) celebrate after Johnson's power play goal at the 14:36 mark of the second period gave the Raiders a 2-0 lead over River Falls last Thursday night in River Falls. Hudson would score four more goals in the third period, including Johnson's second of the game, to post a 6-0 victory and clinch the Big Rivers Conference championship. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)
Raider boys skate to BRC title
February 18, 2016 - 2:08pm
February 13, 2016
Get me the manager! Think sports are vicarious? This writer has a different take
February 13, 2016 - 8:13am
February 11, 2016
Hudson senior Parker Vogler (25) drives against Menomonie’s Nate Stanley in the first half of the Raiders’ 49-39 loss to the Mustangs last Friday night in Hudson.
Boys get nonconference win
February 11, 2016 - 11:52am
Hudson junior Lexi Jonas hits a layup with 32 seconds remaining after making a steal at midcourt to give the Raiders a 49-45 lead against Menomonie Friday night. Jonas scored six straight points in the final 1:25 to snap a 45-45 tie and spark the Raiders to a 53-45 victory over the Mustangs. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)
Girls grind out win over Mustangs
February 11, 2016 - 10:30am
Swim and dive BRC runner-ups
February 11, 2016 - 9:44am
January 23, 2016
James Bohn has been singing the National Anthem with gusto for 5 seasons. He grew up in River Falls, graduating in 1966. His dad was known as 'Doc Bohn' and was a professor at UWRF. His mom was a musiician and passed her love of music to her son.
Amazing feeling: ‘Like being on another planet’
January 23, 2016 - 9:07am
January 22, 2016
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas posted this photo on his Twitter feed and ran the caption: Under the new rules, a crowd behaving in an acceptable fashion at a Wisconsin high school basketball game.
Doug's Diggings: WIAA email, response, stirs national firestorm
January 22, 2016 - 9:36am
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