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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Dylan LaFaive, in front with sign, threw a perfect game in the Hudson 12UAAA Baseball Tournament against Mahtomedi, throwing 40 pitches and allowing no hits and no walks while his teammates played errorless ball behind him. Other team members were, bottom row from left, Bradyn Bezanson, Hunter Carlson, Sam Schwalbach, Reece Packard, Brennan Nelson, and Landon Zeuli. Back row, Bryce Hartwick, Nathan Michaels, Ross Yaeger, Chase Blair, and Aaron Schwechler. Submitted photo
Nearly 40 members of the Hudson Community Pickleball Association turned out to thank local benefactor Paul Anderson Wednesday, July 11, at the park Anderson built in honor of his late father and grandfather. The occasion was a dedication of a new pavilion, with restrooms, funded by Anderson in the two-acre park the pickleball players call their temporary home.
Kaitlyn Zignego, left, Sara Hoffman and Maddie Matuke of Hudson recently participated in the AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships in Orlando. After going 13-0 during the week, they clinched a spot in the Gold Division championship match and ended with a second-place finish out of 136 teams. Zignego was named to the National AAU 16 Classic All-Star Team. Submitted photo
The month of June found the Hudson Raider Shooting Team competing in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) state shoots held around Wisconsin. The tournaments consisted of the three main clay disciplines of sporting clays, skeet and trap. The trap shooting discipline includes shooting three variations including American trap, handicap trap and doubles trap. Sporting Clays
Seventeen year-old Anna Davenport of Hudson is the 2018 Midwest Log Rolling Champion in the U17 Girls Division after winning the Midwest Log Rolling Championships at a seven state competition in Madison Saturday, June 9.
Long time UW-River Falls women’s basketball head coach Cindy Holbrook has stepped down from her position to take a new role in the UW-River Falls admissions office, the university announced Thursday, June 21.
Seniors Kaiya Sundeen and Colleen Halverson, and freshman Grace O'Brien, have been named to the 2018 All-Big Rivers Conference First Team to lead six Raiders honored by the conference softball coaches for their play this season. Sundeen is a repeat selection to the first team while Halverson was named to the first team after earning honorable mention in 2017. O'Brien was the lone freshman named to the 11-player first team.
Eight Hudson Raider shooting team members traveled to Sturgeon Bay June 10 to participate in the 2018 Wisconsin State Match for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Approximately 65 shooters from around the state participated in the event using .22 rifles, .22 rimfire handguns and/or centerfire handguns, shooting at steel plates in a variety of configurations. All courses of fire were timed events and were conducted in a series of five strings with the lowest score discarded.
After getting past the Wanamingo Jacks and the host Cannon Falls Bears Saturday, June 16, the Hudson River Rats dropped an 8-3 decision to the Minneapolis Cobras in the title game of the Josh Harrison Memorial Tournament at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls Sunday, June 17. The loss snapped Hudson's four-game winning streak, and left them at 7-3 overall heading into their St. Croix Valley Baseball League game against the Elmwood Expos at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Elmwood's new Sportsman's Park. Hudson is currently 4-2 in SCVBL play while Elmwod is 4-3.
The Hudson Football Program is excited to announce its 18th annual ABC Football Camp, along with its third annual Raider Pride Football Camp. These camps offer an excellent environment for developing individual skills, techniques and attitudes at a high intensity level, while still offering a great deal of fun, motivation and excitement for Hudson football and its players. The ABC Football Camp is for athletes in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The Raider Pride Football Camp is for athletes in seventh, eighth and ninth grades.