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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The Hudson Raiders blanked Superior, 5-0, and the River Falls Wildcats got by Menomonie, 2-1, in WIAA regional boys’ soccer play Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The Saint Patrick School seventh and eighth grade volleyball team took first place at the Transfiguration Volleyball Tournament in Oakdale Saturday, Oct. 13. Team members include, front row from left, Alyssa Miller, Abby Winkels, Lauren Piepel, Leah Mitchell, and Grace Cook. Back row, Leah Jacobi, Lauren Goulette, Anna Walters, Estelle Siwik, Abby Emmerling. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Jacobi
The Hudson girls' swimming and diving team's depth was on full display at the 9-team Simley Invitational Saturday Oct. 20, with the Raiders getting multiple scorers in 10 of meet's 12 events to capture the team title. The Raiders finished with a total of 484.5 points while Woodbury took second with 451.5. Simley was a distant third with 299. Reagan Cicha won two individual titles, Ella Stein earned one, and the Raiders took first in two of the three relays to outdistance Woodbury.
Koehler tallies hat trick at Lawrence Junior Maggie Koehler netted a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Lawrence University Wednesday, Oct. 10, but the UW-River Falls women's soccer team came up scoreless in a WIAC match at UW-La Crosse Saturday, Oct. 13. Koehler scored the only goal of the first half to stake the Falcons to a 1-0 lead Wednesday in Appleton and added goals in the 51st and 76th minute to increase her season total to eight, two behind team-leader Camryn Altnau. Jadelyn Hunn added a goal in the 89th minute to make the final 4-0.
The Raider volleyball team tuned up for postseason play by getting plenty of players some action at the Altoona Invitational Saturday, Oct. 13. Hudson went 1-3 at the invite, two nights after dropping a five-set decision in their Big Rivers Conference finale at Eau Claire Memorial Thursday, Oct. 11. The Raiders will open postseason play as the No. 7 seed in the 14-team bracket and host No. 10 D.C. Everest in a WIAA regional semifinal this Thursday, Oct. 18. The winner will face No. 2 seed Stevens Point in a regional final Saturday, Oct. 20, in Stevens Point.
It's always good to snap a four-game losing streak. It's even better to do it on homecoming. That's what the UW-River Falls football team did last week as Ben Beckman threw a pair of touchdown passes and Sam Altena, Anthony Silva and Tyler Blum combined for 210 rushing yards in a 21-19 homecoming victory over UW-Stout. The win snapped UWRF's four-game losing streak and moved them to 2-4 overall, 1-2 in WIAC play, while Stout slipped to 3-3 and 1-2.
The Hudson boys' U12 C2 soccer team took first place in the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association State Tournament the weekend of Oct. 13-14 in Rochester. Despite the cold and snowy conditions, the Raiders crushed their competition, winning all four games by scores of 3-0, 6-1, 6-0 and 5-0. Teams members include, front row from left, Blake Hovland, Keaton Coach, Xavier Island, and Wyatt Nelson. Back row, coach Riad Youssef, Henry Vandenbark, Charlie Dahl, Tyler Lessard, Sam Youssef, Sam Wendell, Quinn Packard, Cayden Lennox and coach Dan Nelson. Not pictured is Nash Freese.
The Trinity Academy coed 7-8 grade, boys' 4-6 grade, and girls' 4-6 grade cross country teams won state championships at the 27th annual Lutheran School State Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 13, in Mayer, Minn. Charlie Wendell won the boys' 7-8 grade 3,000 meter race to become state champion with a time of 12 minutes, 2 seconds. The other team members contributing to the team trophy win were Elliot Vargas (third), Jack Solheid (fourth), Brecken Meyer, (13th), Lauren McLean (14th), Ayla Larsen (21st), Matthias Riddle (24th), Ben Stigler (27th) and Caleb Schock (36th).
Chippewa Falls built a 14-0 halftime lead, then used a pair of clock-chewing drives in the second half to keep Hudson's offense off the field as the Cardinals spoiled the Raider's Big Rivers Conference title hopes with a 17-7 victory Friday night, Oct. 12, in Hudson. The loss left Hudson with a final BRC record of 5-2, one game behind River Falls. The Wildcats defeated Eau Claire North, 47-20 to clinch their first conference title since 1995.
A 1-0 loss to River Falls Thursday, Oct. 11, didn't prevent the Raider boys' soccer team from winning its third Big Rivers Conference championship in four years. The Raiders took care of that with back-to-back shutouts of Eau Claire North and Chippewa Falls earlier in the week, beating the Huskies, 4-0, in a makeup match Monday, Oct. 8, at home and Chippewa Falls, 2-0, Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the road. Hudson finished the season 10-1-1 in BRC play while Eau Claire Memorial was second at 9-1-2.