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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Erika Guenther and Devin Cicha won two individual titles each, Natalie Wood claimed a share of the 100 yard breaststroke crown, and two Hudson relay teams took home conference titles as the Raider girls’ swimming and diving team finished second at the Big Rivers Conference Championships last Saturday in Menomonie. Eau Claire Memorial won the team title with 555.5 points and Hudson was second with 490 while River Falls finished third with 335. Guenther won the conference title in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.48 seconds and took first in the 100 backstroke in 58.7
Things didn’t start well for the Raider football team in its WIAA Level 2 playoff game against Green Bay Preble last Saturday. But once they got rolling there was no stopping them. Landry Otten threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns to Jake Giordana, Wade Malecha rushed for 169 yards, and Hunter Frey and Braden Marvin each ran for a touchdown as the Raiders erased an early 7-0 deficit to post a 38-22 victory over the Hornets at Stevens Point’s Goerke Field. The win sends the Raiders, now 10-1 overall into a WIAA state quarterfinal game against Appleton North (10-1) this Saturday, Nov.
Raider senior Jack Kadidlo capped his high school career with a 19th place individual finish and Hudson’s girls’ team placed tenth out of 20 teams at the 101st running of the WIAA State Cross Country Championships last Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. On a perfect day for running with a light breeze out of the west and temperatures in the low 40s, Kadidlo posted a time of 16 minutes, 23.66 seconds in the Division 1 boys’ race to finish 19th out of 190 runners in the his final race as a Raider. “Jack accomplished his goal this year and that was to compete at the state meet and he ran a great
The Raider football team’s WIAA Level 3 playoff game against Appleton North will be played this Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.
The Raider football team erased an early 7-0 deficit with 24 unanswered points on its way to defeating Green Bay Preble, 38-22, in a WIAA Level 2 playoff game Saturday afternoon at Goerke Field in Stevens Point. Hudson advances to face Appleton North in a Level 3 game next Friday or Saturday at a site to be determined. Green Bay Preble took the opening kickoff and marched for a touchdown to take an early 7-0 lead but after turning the ball over on its opening possession, the Raider put up 24 straight points, beginning with a 3-yard touchdown run by Hunter Frey with 3:16 remaining in the
The Raider volleyball opened the postseason with a five-set victory over Superior in a WIAA regional semifinal match in Hudson last Thursday before losing to top-seed Chippewa Falls, 3-0, in the regional final Saturday in Chippewa Falls. The eighth-seeded Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead over No. 9 Superior in Thursday’s semifinal, winning the first two sets by scores of 25-22, 26-24, before Superior squeaked out a 25-23 victory in set No. 3 and tied the match 25-16 in the fourth set.
Six Hudson players have been named to 2013 All-Big Rivers Conference teams by the conference coaches for their play this season, including two who earned spots on the All-BRC First Team. Raider seniors Ben Klundt and Adam Meade were each named to the first team and seniors Jack Schulte and Caleb Ondrusik landed on the second team while senior Mitch Karras and sophomore Dan Klundt received honorable mention. Conference champion Eau Claire Memorial had the most players selected with seven, including Player of the Year Peter Rentzepis, while Hudson followed with six. Co-captain Ben Klund
Nothing comes easy in the playoffs, especially when you’re facing a team you’ve seen four times in the past two seasons. Eau Claire Memorial was determined to shut down the Hudson passing game last Friday night at Newton Field, so the Raiders went to the ground game to grind out a 34-14 Level a playoff victory.
The Raider girls’ cross country team clinched a return trip to state last Saturday by finishing in second place at the 12-team WIAA Division 1 sectional meet in Menomonie. Sophomore Miranda Miller and senior Sadie Kroll finished third and fourth, respectively, and the Raider girls finished with a total team score of 67 points to earn the sectional runner-up plaque behind team champion Eau Claire Memorial’s 46.
Wade Malecha ran for three touchdowns, Braden Marvin scored one and Alex Herink caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Landry Otten to lift the Hudson Raiders to a 34-14 victory over the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes in a WIAA Level 1 playoff game Friday night, Oct.